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Forum topic by htl posted 08-24-2017 06:28 PM 1200 views 0 times favorited 38 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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htl

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08-24-2017 06:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

Just wondering why I’m seeing so many reviews for grizzly table saws from posters with just 5 or 6 posts??
No projects no blogs just reviews. LOL
Is this normal or is it just me?

I love my little old Dewalt so need to give it a plug!!! lol

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.


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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#1 posted 08-24-2017 07:12 PM

Good question. I never pay attention to a review from someone who has never done anything tp show they have experience with a particular product. I’ve seen reviews from people who purchased something but also have stated that they have not used it yet. Stupid….

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#2 posted 08-24-2017 07:16 PM

Probably paid, either discounted if they post a review, or actual employees paid to post fake reviews. It happens with a lot of things, especially on Amazon. Like Greg mentioned, I don’t typically read reviews from people here who haven’t done anything

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Desert_Woodworker

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#3 posted 08-24-2017 07:24 PM

I think that there is a strong following, for certain brands, with Grizzly and Saw Stop being favorites here on LJocks.
Good or bad it is their opinion… As for me I endorse Laguna tools.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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htl

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#4 posted 08-24-2017 07:24 PM

That’s why the question, just wanted to get LJ’ers thinking about this.
But I did also wonder how they got any benefit from doing it, thanks Mosquito.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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bbasiaga

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#5 posted 08-24-2017 08:08 PM

I bet in most cases they don’t benefit. A lot of people are excited about getting something, opening the package, putting it together…and in that excitement they post a review of their cool new thing.

I’m sure there are some paid pluggers, but if they are the ones writing ‘it’s great even though I haven’t used it yet’ they should probably be fired.

Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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TheFridge

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#6 posted 08-24-2017 08:10 PM

I’m gonna talk Donald trump into firing some people. He’s my boy.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Madmark2

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#7 posted 08-24-2017 08:18 PM

Grizzly G0715P is a great tool and the Incra LS-III fence makes it a high precision cutter.

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msinc

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#8 posted 08-24-2017 08:25 PM

I used to believe the reviews and took them at face value…but, after reading a lot of raves about the Skil brand router table and buying the piece of garbage…..I no longer believe or bother with those reviews. I agree that they surely must be paid or posted to sell things. There is absolutely zero chance that even the dullest of idiots could find anything good about this router table. I tossed it and bought the Bosch with the aluminum table. These days, if I need a review I either ask about the item on a forum or call somebody that I think might have one.

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Loren

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#9 posted 08-24-2017 08:28 PM

Could be choice-supportive bias, a form of
cognitive bias that applies in purchasing where
the buyer will tend to have a very high opinion
of the choice made post-purchase.

Grizzly sells a lot of saws to people getting
started in woodworking too, hence buyers
will tend to have high levels of enthusiasm
and there are a lot of such buyers out there.

The same thing happens with Iphones or whatever
whiz-bang gadget hits the market. With
higher-end goods like the premium phones
however buyers rave about speed and other
benefits rather than criticizing the high price.

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ArtMann

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#10 posted 08-24-2017 09:24 PM

What really annoys me is comments on equipment from people who have never owned or even used it. I remember a conversation about a particular model contractor table saw I used to own. Another poster claimed it was less accurate than his cabinet saw while admitting that he had never even seen one, much less measured any errors. I, on the other hand, had owned both.

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#11 posted 08-24-2017 10:17 PM


Just wondering why I m seeing so many reviews for grizzly table saws from posters with just 5 or 6 posts??

- htl


I’m guessing they posted the reviews as they were probably bored with nothing better to do after they finish making their tracks.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#12 posted 08-24-2017 10:31 PM


Probably paid, either discounted if they post a review, or actual employees paid to post fake reviews.

- Mosquito

Commandment #9 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

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StephenO

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#13 posted 08-24-2017 10:36 PM



I m gonna talk Donald trump into firing some people. He s my boy.

- TheFridge

He’s not a Grizzly man, though-he has a jet.

-- -Steve, Seattle

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htl

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#14 posted 08-24-2017 10:46 PM

LOL Very interesting comments. LOL

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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htl

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#15 posted 08-24-2017 10:48 PM

#11 hit it on the nose OUCH!!!
Are you talking about ME!!! LOL

Ducky get off the tracks they’re built, or you may get run over!!!!! ;—]

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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