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Posted on How many of you buy your tools at Garret Wade?

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#1 posted 11-09-2012 04:06 PM

Oh GW has some really cool stuff and it’s not all expensive.

I haven’t bought from them in awhile, but I’ve reached the
point where I don’t buy tools that much anymore.

I will say that the emergence of ebay has made bargains
on used hand tools way more accessible. When I started
out in woodworking, good used wood tools were hard to
find in California… still are but now you can find them
online so it doesn’t matter much.

GW were the first I know of to sell Lie Nielsen planes,
but they also imported the Record planes and UK made
Stanley Bailey planes in the 80s and 90s because they
were better made than other new bench planes you
could buy at the time. Garrett Wade led the Renaissance
of hand tool woodworking in North America.

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