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JasonIndy

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01-11-2011 06:21 AM

..has got to be Grizzly’s president. So I got my annual Grizzly catalog last week. This guy, in addition to being the founder and president of an international multi-million dollar company (which puts out a superb catalog), does state-of-the-art guitar inlays on the side, is a world-class competition target shooter, AND he owns multiple patents on many of his own products. I’ve got to meet this guy someday.


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childress

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#1 posted 01-11-2011 08:29 AM

And….He’s the life of parties he doesn’t attend.

-- Childress Woodworks

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twokidsnosleep

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#2 posted 01-11-2011 08:54 AM

I agree that the Griz Prez is interesting and multi-talented; been perusing those catalogs as well
It is something to be inspired by and not jealous of

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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Seeharlez

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#3 posted 01-11-2011 09:15 AM

I notice in the 2011 catalogue that the saws (at least the G0690/91) now have CSA approval (Canadia Standards association) Which is new since last year. Good thing for us Canucks! I don’t know who is carrying there stuff yet but I will check around for the other Canadians on here (hellllooooo out theeeerrreeee…..!!!!!) I’ll post it in another forum to get the word out.

-- Greg - Vancouver, BC

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childress

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#4 posted 01-11-2011 09:25 AM

His mother has a tattoo that says…..”Son”

-- Childress Woodworks

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HorizontalMike

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#5 posted 01-11-2011 02:30 PM

Seeharlez,
I bought my G0690 last July and am blown away with just HOW NICE this thing is! Even for us who live along THE OTHER border…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#6 posted 01-11-2011 04:53 PM

Grizzly has found an excellent formula for success and it consists of 3 basic components – -

- Sell direct to the customer and avoid the cost of a retailer
- Provide excellent customer service
- Keep the design of the tools simple such that the owner can replace any part if ever needed

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Bill White

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#7 posted 01-11-2011 07:29 PM

Hey Rich, you forgot a high level of quality.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#8 posted 01-11-2011 07:37 PM

Police often question him, just because they find him interesting.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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childress

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#9 posted 01-11-2011 08:49 PM

LOL! Good one Rob…

-- Childress Woodworks

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Damage Inc.

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#10 posted 01-11-2011 09:10 PM

He does not always work with wood, but when he does he prefers Grizzly.

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#11 posted 01-11-2011 09:11 PM

Stay dusty, my friends.

-- -- Neil

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#12 posted 01-13-2011 05:33 PM

Another great thing about him is that he reads and posts on some ww sites. I have PMed him on several occasions and always got a pretty quick response. Does anyone even know who the head man is at Delta, Powermatic, etc??? The only other head of a big company I know who routinely interacts on ww bullitin boards is Rob Lee, president of Lee Valley, who also seems to be a great guy. Grizzly and Lee Valley get a lot of my business these days. Anyone know of other company presidents that actively participate on ww sites? Surely there must be more than the two I know.

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#13 posted 01-13-2011 05:58 PM

TexAus, yes John at Bridge City Toolworks. Another great guy whose company makes Rolls Royce quality tools.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Seeharlez

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#14 posted 01-14-2011 09:19 AM

I only own a grizzly TS – G0691, and I don’t have any complaints, aside from maybe the miter gauge – It’s goog and solid an has the width adjustments on the bar, but I slightly stripped one of the adjustments screw quite easily. THat could have been because I was using the provided allen wrenches instead of my own. No big deal though – hoping to get an osborn EB-3 soon anyways!

I’m interested in some of their other tools such as their small 1hp dust collector, drill press and maybe smallish jointer too. Anybody have any feedback on those?

-- Greg - Vancouver, BC

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alan coon

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#15 posted 01-15-2011 06:49 AM

I have a TS,6’’ jointer,BS,mortiser. All grizzly all super.

AL

-- Al, South E. Az., But it's a dry heat.

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