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Blog entry by aaronmolloy posted 03-15-2010 10:08 PM 1129 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I have a trip to boston coming up in july and I plan to visit rockler or woodcraft so which one should I pick and what would you buy if u got the chance ?? If there’s any lumberjocks from boston please let me know what these stores are like ?

-- A. Molloy

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#1 posted 03-15-2010 10:11 PM

either is good. i find the Rockler to be a little friendlier but i haven’t been there in awhile. I do know the people there and they are very very nice people. Woodcraft is good too. but if you want carving tools go to woodcraft because they have a full wall of every carving tool ever made. woodcraft also has a better selection as i remember.

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#2 posted 03-15-2010 10:15 PM

Rockler gets my vote. The one in Cambridge is easy to get to and is larger than Woodcraft in Woburn. Of course, you could go to both… they are about 20-30 minutes apart!
As for what to buy… everything you need and can carry home!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#3 posted 03-15-2010 10:26 PM

I agree that both are good stores…I happen to live about 3 blocks from the Rockler in Cambridge so I go there most. The only time I really go up to the Woodcraft is when something in the sales flier catches my eye. They’re always very nice, and very knowledgeable at Rockler.

If you’re looking for lumber go to Anderson McQuaid which is also in Cambridge and is not too far from Rocker. They’ve got a pretty descent selection of hardwoods and exotics and never give me a trouble for picking around and looking for the best boards.

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#4 posted 03-15-2010 11:18 PM

Hello, either one is good. Woburn Woodcraft is easier to get to, 1000 ft from 95, exit 36. We visit our daughter in Woburn and its usually part of the trip.The East Greenwich R.I. Woodcraft is a very large store and it just off 95 also,exit 8a from the south.We come up from L.I .N.Y. and there is always something I “need”. We don’t have either around here.

-- Nat - West Sayville,L.I., NY

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#5 posted 03-16-2010 03:34 AM

I’m also within walking distance from rockler and have to say Anderson Mcquaid is one of my favorite lumber yards. Also right near there is Longleaf lumber where they sell reclaimed timbers picked up some antique walnut there that was incredibly beautilful. Completely unable to walk into Rockler without turning into a 3 year old at toys ar us.

-- dannymac

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