LumberJocks

Reply by bunkie

  • Advertise with us

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

View bunkie's profile

bunkie

411 posts in 1805 days


#1 posted 11-09-2012 04:53 PM

My wife bought me my Lie Nielsen bronze smoothing plane from the GW store in NYC. It may be a “snob appeal” piece, but it’s perhaps the nicest gift I have ever received and I cherish it.

Every lesser plane I’ve bought since then has been a huge disappointment. It’s not the same as, say, an Abercrombie and Fitch polo shirt for $100 compared to a Lands End one from Sears for $29.

I would never buy a Porsche. Their business model is to sell the latest model to their “loyal” customers and abandon owners of older editions. Ask any owner of the first water-cooled 911s who experienced the main bearing seal problem and who were told to suck it up and pay for the $15K overhaul to correct the problem.

“Expensive” may not always equal “best”, but some expensive items are worth every penny.

-- Altruism is, ultimately, self-serving


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase