|Forum topic by cstrang||posted 11-15-2009 06:24 PM||2201 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
11-15-2009 06:24 PM
Yesterday I attended the Moncton Woodworking Show, there were many exhibitors there, everything from small supply shops to big names such as Powermatic and General as well as many woodworkers and tradesmen. I kept a pretty tight leash on myself as I only spent about $100.00, it was hard but I managed to resist the urge to purchase some tools that were there. There were two main things that I wanted to see; the Sawstop in action and the new UniSaw, I got to see them both and I don’t know which one I would purchase if it came down to those two (not that I am in the market for a new table saw) I have been using the Sawstop for about two months now in my college shop and I couldn’t be more pleased with it’s performance, I would really like to try out the new Delta. Going around the show I looked at many demos and received a lot of magazines and brochures on the products… lots of reading material lol. There was one exhibitor that I wasn’t very pleased with, one that I never expected to put off a “bad show”, I am referring to Lee Valley, they didn’t have any show specials on but mostly they didn’t have any product to sell! They came to the show with nothing that you could bring home to your shop. I was going to purchase a few things from them but why would I wait to get it shipped to me when I could walk a few feet to another both and get it there and then? For the most part it was a good show, not going to let one bad apple spoil the bunch. Spent all day in Moncton at the show and had a blast talking to a lot of people there. They have more shows coming up:
If you can make it I recommend going.
-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.