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#1 posted 02-29-2008 03:50 AM

I’ve read all of these comments with great interest.

Here’s what I’ve got to say for what it’s worth:

1) I bot a high end Laguna band saw – it was damaged in shipping – it had a bent base where someone dropped it. Laguna didn’t want to replace it. It never tracked right from day one – no matter how much it was adjusted. Bottom line: I’ll never buy another tool from Laguna.

2) I’ve owned a lot of Grizzly tools—the best one was their high end oscillating spindle sander. I bot an 8×80 inch belt sander too – never was happy – especially with the phoney hight adjustments. There were other serious issues too. Bottom line: I’ll never by another one from Grizzly – same machine as 10 years ago

3) I bot a delta tenon jig – made in Taiwan – I suspect it was no better than the one from Grizzly that was discussed here.

4) My 20” Jet planer = a good tool at a fair price.

5) My Powermatic cabinet saw and 5hp powermatic shaper cost an arm and a leg – but everytime I turn them on they perform very good and I don’t worry about them too much.

I operate under the philosophy that “a poor man cannot aford to buy cheap tools”

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#2 posted 02-29-2008 03:59 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 02-29-2008 04:37 AM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 02-29-2008 05:19 AM

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be a rewarding and exciting aspect of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 02-29-2008 06:20 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Gus. This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 02-29-2008 07:26 AM

If you like working with wood, you’re in the right place. Welcome.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#7 posted 02-29-2008 07:55 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#8 posted 02-29-2008 12:24 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. You will like it here.

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#9 posted 03-01-2008 12:56 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard.

How high up did you complain about the dropped saw. The shipping co and up the line at Laguna.

Someone should fix the problem. And it shouldn’t be you.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#10 posted 03-01-2008 10:09 PM

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Come on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine. Happy, that you have chosen to join the family.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#11 posted 03-01-2008 10:18 PM

Welcome! You have found a great group of wookworkers here. There are around 3000 members. Set a date and we will all show up on the door step of Laguna.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#12 posted 03-04-2008 05:35 AM

We welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. We hope that you enjoy your stay/visit each and every time you show up on our door step. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#13 posted 03-05-2008 07:15 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks, you’ll meet some really great people here and gets lots of ideas to keep you busy.

-- Brian, Virginia Beach

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