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Grizzly G0661 or Craftsman 22116

by splinterking
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knotscott

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#1 posted 518 days ago

For those who might not know, the 22116 is the granite top saw with cabinet mounted trunnions made by Steel City/Orion and is pretty close to the same as the SC35930, and has pretty much the same guts as the former R4511, but with a better fence. It succeeded the popular 22124.

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#2 posted 518 days ago

Thanks knottscott I should have explained the saws better, but I was trying to be concise and still failed somehow : )

22116:
1 3/4 HP
Granite Top and Wings
Full Cabinet w/ 4” port
Cabinet Mounted Trunnions
30” Rip Bessy clone fence
$1025 after tax, pick up at Sears.

G0661:
2HP
Cast Iron Top and Wings
Open Contractor style Cabinet with 2 1/2” shroud port
Table Mounted Trunnions
36” Rip T-Square Fence
$925 after shipping cost, ordered from Grizzly.

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#3 posted 518 days ago

maybe steel city? they are having a sale through 12/31/12:

http://www.steelcitytoolworks.com/pdf/USA2012fall_lowres.pdf

a couple of items like the two featured saws (choice of granite or CI), but with a 5 year guaranty. and some of them are available through HD. for snits and giggles, i contacted HD, which shows the saws on their site at higher prices. the CS rep agreed to match the sale prices. saws can be picked up at local HD to avoid shipping costs and, if purchased on HD CC, deferred billing also applies. i’m just sayin”.

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#4 posted 518 days ago

Craftsman would be my absolute last choice based on bad experiences. Had nothing but good results with Grizzly.

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

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#5 posted 518 days ago

@Toolie, Yeah I actually emailed Steel City and thought that would work great. But long story short thats a price for their distributors, they don’t sell to the public. So by the time it gets to you or me it’s got at least $100 tacked on, plus whatever delivery is to you. So it kind of throws the budget off and makes them less competitive against these two. But thanks!

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#6 posted 518 days ago

@brunob what kind of bad experiences? Quality, customer service, both?

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#7 posted 518 days ago

I don’t know much about the Craftsman, but we’ve had the G0661 at work for about a year now. I have been extremely impressed with it so far. The fence is smooth as silk and locks down nice and tight. From the online pics, the fence looks like it might be a little on the cheap side, but it is far from it.

We have ours running on 220V and the power output is impressive. The wood we cut is only 4/4 at the most generally, but we do cut a lot of plexi, sometimes an inch and half thick or more and it breezes through everything we’ve put through it. It’s a solid, well built machine with next to zero vibration.

The set up was straight forward and the only problem I had was getting one of the wings true to the table. With some fiddling and patience, it’s spot on. It comes with a ZCI, dado insert and riving knife as well.

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#8 posted 518 days ago

@blockhead thats good to hear on the fence that was definitely one of my concerns. Hows the dust collection notice you have a shop vac there?

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#9 posted 518 days ago

With the blade guard on, the DC is pretty good and without it, it’s decent. I’ts definitely better than the Delta we had.
One thing I do want to change is the placement of the switch. It’s a little too far to the right for me.

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#10 posted 518 days ago

Not even a contest. Go for the 22116.
Contractor saws need to go the way of the dodo.

There only needs to be portables for the jobsite guys, hybrids which are contractor saws with improved designs, but still have table mounted trunions, and cabinet saws, the buy once, cry once saws. On that note, we need more cabinet saws that run on 110v. I can only think of two that aren’t used (sawstop 1.75 HP PCS and steel city).

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#11 posted 518 days ago

Have you considered replacement parts??
I just purchased a hand wheel for my Craftsman Bandsaw (the plastic one broke) ... Sears price $36.00 plus shipping. Sold the C-man bandsaw.
I have a bad on/off switch on a Craftsman belt sander … Sears Price $22.00 plus shipping. Sold in G-sale
I have purchased parts from Grizzley for about half of the Sears cost DELIVERED to my door.
Sears has raised the price of replacement parts exponentaly in recent times.
Just something you might consider. This weighed heavy on my recent purchases, Craftsman bandsaw replaced by Ricon 14”; New PC belt sander that uses standard size belts like everyone else.

For my 2 cents worth, If you don’t like the Rigid, I would look really hard at the Grizzley, their customer support is outstanding.

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#12 posted 518 days ago

Since you asked, My experience with Craftsman: horrible customer service. Try and get service after a two or three years when the new model comes out. They have no parts. Just my 2 cents. Grizzly service is fantastic.

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

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#13 posted 518 days ago

Go Grizz. You won’t be unhappy. Tech service is excellent.
Bill

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#14 posted 518 days ago

I just took a closer look at both saws; both are nice, but really there’s no contest.
For what the grizzly costs, you’d be overpaying for what you get. The extra $100 the craftsman costs will get you cabinet mounted trunions (worth it by far) and a more stable saw that will hold its settings for likely a lifetime.

To throw another in the mix: the steel city 35950 is $1300 shipped from home depot. It’s a true cabinet saw with 1.75 HP motor and cabinet mounted trunions. It looks very similar to the 22116 but has cast iron top and wings (I think HD has the granite version of the 35950 for the same price) and a built in mobile base. It also has a 5 year warranty.

I really want the sawstop 1.75HP cabinet saw, but due to recent events I may not have the cash to pay that much, so the steel city is my backup.

I’m on my 3rd tablesaw and will never buy another table saw that has table mounted trunions again.

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#15 posted 518 days ago

@NiteWalker what has been your issue with table mounted trunnions? I appreciate the info on the steel city, but my limit is 1100. If I had 1300 I’d just buy the Grizzly 1023 and be done with it, but I’ve got other obligations that won’t allow that.

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#16 posted 518 days ago

No sweat, I suggested the SC as it’s one of the few 110v cabinet saws.

The problem with table mounted trunions is the alignment can be a crap shoot. For some it’s easy, for others it can be a major PITA. For me it was a PITA. On top of that, the contractor saw design just doesn’t hold adjustments long term. An example is the blade tilt; you may get it to .001 blade to miter slot, but tilt the blade to 45 and that may (likely) change.

But really it’s about price. With cabinet mounted trunion saws being so close to the price of contractor saws, and with easier alignments and their tendency to stay put once aligned, contractor saws just aren’t a good value. I have the delta 36-980 and paid ~$400 about 4 years back. It was a good deal then, but alignments and keeping things aligned have been a PITA.

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#17 posted 517 days ago

One thing to consider about alignment on the older style contractor saws that no longer pertains to the new hybrid style contractor saw, is that the motor used to be cantilevered off the back of the saw which put more leverage on the trunnions when tilted….especially those with connecting rods between the trunnion brackets. The G0661 has a solid cast arbor carriage between the brackets, and the motor is mounted to that assembly. The newer design is less problematic…they’re still not as easy to reach for alignment as cab mounted trunnions, but it’s usually a one time ordeal.

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#18 posted 517 days ago

Don’t know exactly what you were told on the Steel City, but the price shown in the flyer is a retail price. Dealers obviously can set their own retails, but the company I work for is an SC dealer and we retail at the flyer prices. Yes, they do not sell direct to customers, but if there is a dealer near you, it might be worth checking with them.

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#19 posted 517 days ago

@JayT: The email SC sent me what not very clear so I might have misunderstood. Here is what they said

”The price you saw on our flyer is the price without the freight charge. The reason you cannot find the same price from our dealers is when they give you the quote they have included the freight charge (the freight cost of shipping from our warehouse to the dealer) in there.”

So I guess my paraphrasing was inaccurate, but this is impression I got from it. A price without the delivery to dealer in it seems like pseudo wholesale price at least. I will look around for a dealer selling at those prices though. The dealer in Oklahoma is about 140 miles away though.

Thanks for the info !

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#20 posted 517 days ago

Just based on customer service Grizzly hands down.

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#21 posted 517 days ago

What if I changed it to the Craftsman to just a straight Steel City? Would that change anybody’s mind. I’ve kind of set the Craftsman aside, because if nothing else I think I would have problems if I ever wanted to sell it and it seems everybody dislikes they’re service. Also after todays round of research I think I want a cast iron top, I do have one magswitch feather board and I do like using it.

I could get the Steel City 35950 with the cast iron from Utter Guys for $999 + $149 shipping. It would be pushing my budget out a little, but if it would really be a better saw I’d do it, because it does have a mobile base and I’d have to spend $70 on that down the road on any of these.

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#22 posted 517 days ago

OK, SC (and every other manufacturer) does have a minimum order amount if the order is to be shipped freight free to the dealer. If you price SC product on HD or Lowes websites, they will include freight, because they only order one piece at a time, so never make the minimum threshhold. An independent dealer who has the saw you want in stock will probably be priced better. For instance, the 35950 Nitewalker listed sells at $999 for most non big box dealers, just like in the flyer.

All that said, if the closest dealer is that far away, one of your other options may be better. Good luck with your decision.

Edit: I’d always pick an enclosed base over a contractor style. The Steel City built in mobile bases are very nice—better than most aftermarket ones. Any reason you aren’t considering the Grizzly 0715?

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#23 posted 517 days ago

@Toolie, Yeah I actually emailed Steel City and thought that would work great. But long story short thats a price for their distributors, they don’t sell to the public. So by the time it gets to you or me it’s got at least $100 tacked on, plus whatever delivery is to you. So it kind of throws the budget off and makes them less competitive against these two. But thanks!

sorry, ,splinterking, but i believe you are wrong. and not only HD is honoring the flyer prices, so is lowes:

http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f12/delta-rockwell-unisaw-34-450-a-44822/#post400440

please see post #12,and subsequent posts (my handle on that forum is toolguy1000). lowes is apparently also honoring the flyer prices, albeit in a round about way. but andrew120 in that thread states he got a 35990C for $802 delivered. sounds like a pretty good deal for a saw that only looks like a contractor saw, but is really more of a cabinet saw than a grizzly 0715p (due to the 35990’s cabinet mounted trunions).

it would make sense that an independent dealer would add on delivery charges, but apparently, lowes isn’t. looks like it’s a near flyer price plus sales tax with free delivery. it’s no skin off my nose, but i would humbly suggest you re-read post #3. based on my research, it a 35950 can be gotten for $999 plus tax from either HD or lowes (do a PU @ HD to save delivery costs or , it seems, lowes is delivering these free). in both box store situations, 6 mos. deferred billing is provided.

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#24 posted 517 days ago

@Toolie: Sorry I think I mis-stated myself earlier in the interest of being brief. If you look above you will see a quote from the email I received.

On your point, it looks like you just have to go do a some bargaining with the store? I know the don’t carry this in my area I wonder if would still work? And I did find out Utter Guys does appear to be outright honoring those prices, I didn’t notice that when I email Steel City and received the reply posted above.

I will look into this if I decide to go with the Steel City though. Thanks for letting me know this, I would have not had a clue by simply looking at the HD or Lowes websites as the prices listed are much higher.

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#25 posted 517 days ago

I was gonna mention utterguys too. :)
The shipped price is to a commercial address though; residential delivery with lift gate service is another $75.

Worth it IMHO.

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#26 posted 517 days ago

splinterking …......... no instore bargaining @ HD as the tools are internet only items. just call 1800 homedept. i’m not sure if lowes is the same. if you emailed/pm’d the other poster in the woodworkingtalk.com thread, he might put you onto whoever he dealt with. a penny saved is a penny earned. and i really like the idea of using someone else’s money for a while for free.

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#27 posted 517 days ago

@Toolie: Thanks, that would definitely make it easy. The only bad part is now I’m more split on which to get LOL. Save the money and get the Griz with a little more power or go for broke and get the more feature rich Steel City 35950. I guess things could be worst though : )

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#28 posted 517 days ago

Go for the G0715P. Cheaper, slightly upgraded fence, cabinet style, and has the same power.

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#29 posted 517 days ago

I used to use Craftsman saws way back and never had any problems with them, other than the cheesey fences. I still have 2 in the shop but they rarely get used. One 12” model does get used for ripping framing lumber on occasions.

All that said I would get the Griz if’n I was looking for one in that class. I don’t own any Griz tools but some friends do and have no complaints. I’m sure their customer service beats Sears too. Sears does an outstanding job of supporting our troops so don’t discount them all together while shopping for implements/hand tools.

Rick

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#30 posted 517 days ago

I also have the G0661. As mentioned above, this saw is a little better in design than the older contractor saws, with its motor placement and connection design. When setting up and aligning the miter slots, it is still a bit of a pain, but if I can do it anybody can, and it hasn’t been a problem for the ~year or so I ‘ve used it. I know a lot of people worry about the fence design because it’s “new”, but don’t, it is awesome. I really enjoy the saw. If you buy it, you will be happy with it.
That being said, if I had it to do all over again, I would have spent a little more and got the 1023 cabinet saw. For what I paid to get the G0661 to my door, it would have been ~$300 more, well worth it for what you get. I ended up wiring it to 220V anyway (I hadn’t done this type of thing before), which is a kicker since that was one of the barriers to me getting the 1023.
My 2 cents,
Birks

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#31 posted 517 days ago

@splinterking …... if the choice is between the griz 715 and the SC 35950, i’d opt for the griz while it’s reduced to $725. with shipping, that’s $824. the 35950 would be $1000 plus tax and it has a 1/4hp smaller motor. the other differences between them are the trunion mounting (35950 – cabinet, 715 – table), mobile base (35950 – included, 715 – no mobile base), seamless top (35950 – yes, 715 – no), warranty (35950 – 5 years, 715 – one year), weight (35950 – 282 lbs., 715 – 393 lbs).

IMHO, the mass and additional power of the griz outweigh the mobile base, cabinet mounted trunions, seamless top and longer warranty of the 35950.

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#32 posted 517 days ago

I had considered the 715, but from what I’ve read it’s guts are very similar to the Ridgid 4512 and that saw left a bad taste in my mouth. I

After reading Birks comment, I’m almost to the point now of just throwing in the towel, getting 220v and the Grizzly 1023RL. Seems like everything else has a draw back and I can almost justify it with the last saw first argument. I’m still going to call HD today and see if they’ll price match as you suggested, but it seems like if I pay shipping or tax on that I get so close to the 1023 I might as well just do it and tell my wife they were having a sale( which is technically true). But I haven’t really done the math yet. It’s very tempting, but I still have several other things I need for the shop, like a drill press and a good dust collector and I could almost do them both for the difference.

I do appreciate everyones input, woodworkers are awesome with helping each other out!

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#33 posted 517 days ago

@Birks, just because I’m dumb is the G0661 fence front locking like a Biesemeyer, just with less bulk? Or is is front a rear locking? I just don’t know enough to tell from the description they give.

Also how who you rate the overall accuracy? That’s really my biggest concern.

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#34 posted 517 days ago

The G0661’s fence is front locking AFAIK:

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#35 posted 517 days ago

if you’re moving the discussion up to a full cabinet saw, then a SC 35965 might be a better choice than the 1023rl for it’s longer warranty and deferred billing through HD and/or lowes, as well as weighing 50lbs more, having slightly larger cutting capacities and 4” more right side rip capacity (1023rl – 26”, 35965 – 30”):

http://steelcitytoolworks.com/products_tools.cfm?section=2&category=12&tool=35965

http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-3-HP-220V-Cabinet-Left-Tilting-Table-Saw/G1023RL

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#36 posted 517 days ago

I’ll defer to knotscott and others more knowledgeable about various saws, all I can say is that the fence is great. Front-locking, fully adjustable. A little hickup was that the indicator on the left side of the fence had screws that sat just slightly proud of the table, but I just removed the indicator. I never use the fence on the left side of my blade anyway.
Accuracy is spot on. Like I said, I am really happy with the saw. I just think the price between the 0661 and a cabinet saw like the 1023 or the 690 is such that it is worth it to save up and buy the cabinet saw. Granted, the extra $300 bones bought some other fun tools. Staying within budget was a big deciding factor for me, but since then I have blown that budget so sky high it really didn’t matter. Either way, you can’t really go wrong, unless you plan on doing this daily and sawing 8/4 daily, then it’s obvious.

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#37 posted 516 days ago

Just thought I’d let everybody know I just ordered the Grizzly G0661. It just made the most since to me in the end and everybody that has it seems to really like it and Grizzly in general. Everyone made very good points and it wasn’t an easy decision at all.

I really want to thank everybody for their input. I’ll post a review after I have it for a while!

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#38 posted 516 days ago

interesting, considering it’s $100 delivered more expensive than the 715P, and isn’t the 6” less rip capacity of the 715p the only significant difference between the saws?

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#39 posted 516 days ago

IIRC, the 715 had lots of issues and bad reviews. Maybe that was a factor?

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#40 posted 516 days ago

Personally I will never shop at Sears or buy Craftsman. They have recent bad media invovlving theft of American patents. It seems they are willing to turn their backs on their own Countryman in the name of more profit. I know this likely happens more then I know with many other companies. But when you think of craftsman tools, there is the perception of American made, though I know that is no longer true. I just would not reward sears by buying their products knowing their lack of loyalty to this country.

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#41 posted 516 days ago

Yes, it was the bad reviews on the 715 that 86ed that one for me. Also the actual “guts” are different between it and the G0661, not the motor but the gears etc. The 715 is supposed to be very similar to the Ridgid 4512 which I had problems with, so I just didn’t want to take that chance again.

Again thanks for the help.

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#42 posted 516 days ago

Makes sense to me. Hope you love your new saw!

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#43 posted 516 days ago

Congrats….good choice IMO. Pics please!

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#44 posted 515 days ago

Grats! It is a sweet saw. You wont be disappointed. And you saved $300. Buy a nice blade and a few hand tools while your at it! Disregard the router table please….

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FYI, the 715 is a weak sibling of the 0661 wrapped up in a cabinet to make people feel better about buying it. Again, just my uninformed opinion, take from it what you will….

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#45 posted 514 days ago

Congrats on the purchase!

Before getting the 661, I called Grizzly and talked to one of their techs. He said at that time, they were still having some of the same issues with the 715 that I read about in some reviews. He highly recommended the 1023, but given we don’t really have the room and it wasn’t in the budget, we opted for the 661 which he also recommended over the 715.

Miter alignment was spot on right out of the box and had no issues with the fence indicators. I love my Bies clone Shop Fox Aluma Classic fence I have on my saw at home, but I think I might like this one a little better.
Like Birks said, I think you’re going to be happy with this saw.

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#46 posted 514 days ago

congrats on the purchase. looking forward to some assembly pics. and getting 6”more rip capacity vs. the 715 is a nice little plus. one good thing about the splayed leg stand is that if you can find a ridgid herc-u-lift on CL or ebay, it is probably adaptable by adding the 4 included mounting brackets, one for each leg. there isn’t a better mobile base made for that type of leg stand than the herc-u-lift.

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#47 posted 504 days ago

Here are some assembly pics as requested. I have to say I’m pretty impressed with this saw. I checked it with my A-Line-It dial indicator and it was dead on out of the box. No arbor runout, dead flat arbor flange. All the machining looks to be high quality and the adjustment wheels turn nice an smooth with no play. The only thing I had to adjust at all was the fence. Everyone who noted that it looks cheaper in pictures than it does in person was right.

I haven’t done much with it yet except ripping some 5/4 cherry for my current project and it went right though it with no problem. It did have a few burns, but I’m still using the stock blade, a problem I’m going to remedy today with a Forrest Woodworker II.

Sorry for the low quality of the images. I used my phone as it is the only small camera I have.

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#48 posted 504 days ago

Good to hear, splinter. Sounds like your first impressions are the same as mine were. Think you’re happy now, wait until you get the WWII on there. Thanks for the update

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#49 posted 504 days ago

Thanks for the pics, i really like that saw but was hoping to pick up the 0713 the 1.75 HP version of that saw but it seems like it might be discontinued. Enjoy the saw!
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#50 posted 503 days ago

Sweet! Enjoy!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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