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Blog entry by dustyal posted 01-05-2010 03:17 AM 1641 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It came in the mail today… Grizzly catalog, all 675 pages to drool through. Good reading on a very cold winter day. I don’t know how I got on the mail list, but this is one I don’t mind.

I was just explaining to my wife how I really needed the South Bend 18×60 lathe. I showed her the $35,000 price tag.

That’s my latest ploy… show her the real expensive stuff, and then when I need a nice tool the $500 – 600 won’t sound so steep? {me thinks she’s been doing that to me for nearly 40 years} I’m looking at the 14” band saw @$450 but then they have three other 14 inchers… of course they have meat cutting and metal cutting saws… oh, the decisions one has to make.

Although I generally use the web to shop around, I’d rather thumb through a paper catalog where I can see different models side-by-side. The catalogs seem to contain more information, or maybe it is just easier and faster to find the information in the paper catalog…

Okay, catalogs aren’t “green” but I must draw the line at some things…

I suspect ‘ll be drooling that much more when I go to the Woodworker’s show this coming weekend…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...



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khop

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#1 posted 01-05-2010 03:41 AM

Dustyal, I got mine too. Man would it be nice to just go ahead and get what you want. I have several Grizzly tools in my shop. Good products, if I may say so myself. I have removed the old covers from the past Grizzly catalogs, and hung them up around the shop.(cheep art). I look forward to puttin up the 2009 too. Good luck with the wife, and GOD BLESS
KHOP

-- How am I doing? Better than I deserve. Dave Ramsey

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Karson

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#2 posted 01-05-2010 03:47 AM

I got mine a couple of days ago. I guess they send it to their preferred customers early.

Al what day are you going to the show.

I’ll be there friday and Sat. I believe.

Wear a drool bib.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Chuck

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#3 posted 01-05-2010 04:54 AM

When I was younger I kept girly magazines in the bathroom. Now, I have the Grizzly catalog. I’ll sit there for 30 minutes flipping through the damn thing.

-- Chuck, Washington D.C.

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mmh

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#4 posted 01-05-2010 06:53 AM

Hey! Quit hoggin’ the G Catalog! I don’t have one and wanna’ see! I need a jointer.

I have a pile of wood working catalogs and magazines. The garden and seed catalogs don’t come that often anymore since I’ve stopped buying. My husband gets the Economist.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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patron

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#5 posted 01-05-2010 07:13 AM

the only problem i have with catalogs ,
is i have them from everyone ,
going back 15 years still .
if i pick up the older ones ,
i can find tools they don’t even carry anymore !

a lot of company’s dropped some items ,
when they moved to china .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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matt garcia

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#6 posted 01-05-2010 09:55 AM

I love that catalog!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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charlie48

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#7 posted 01-05-2010 02:34 PM

Thanks for the heads up Dustyal, I’ll jump on the ATV,run up to the mail box.My 2009 has some how lost all the pictures and print and my hands are not darken with ink.Ah there’s nothing better than fresh ink in the mornig.

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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Drewskie

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#8 posted 01-05-2010 03:38 PM

If you guys are waiting for it to come in the mail, wait no longer.
http://www.grizzly.com/catalog/2010/main/1re waiting for it to come in the mail wait no longer.

-- I cut it three times and its still to short? www.work-in-wood.com

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Edward E Nock II

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#9 posted 01-05-2010 04:23 PM

AL… They have you HOOKED, LINE & SINKER. Another way to get new tools, is to talk your wife into want ing a new project. Then telling her that requires a new tool. Works for me.

ED

-- ED NOCK

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