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RibsBrisket4me

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03-18-2012 06:50 PM

Topic tags/keywords: grizzly

Howdy folks! Just spent a super week in Branson. One day we took the quick jaunt up to Springfield, MO to see the Grizz Store and visit the flagship Bass Proshop.

The Grizz store was really cool (Bass Pro was too). The thing that is striking about the Grizz store is how well laid out and CLEAN it is. I mean you can eat off of nearly every surface in the place. We were there on a Tues AM so it was pretty empty.

They have FREE catalogs for all who come in.

Take home for me:

1. I’d buy a Grizz tool after seeing them upclose. They are priced and well and seem to be a very good value for the quality tool you get.

2. They have one 6 inch jointer that is an exact clone of my Craftsman jointer, with the exception that the Grizz has a built in mobile base, and it rolls very nicely.

3. I have my Craftsman tbale saw on a home made base so it is higher that the saws I saw in the store. That would take some getting used to.

4. The Grizz cab saws are NICE! The 1023 is quite a bit of tool for the price.

5. Their lowest priced table saw $795 had stamped steel wings that did seem very thin, and the lower end 14inch band saw has a very chinzy plastic miter gauge….these were the only two items I saw that were not up to snuff with the rest of their tools.

6. Their heavy duty disk, belt sanders were really nice and had me drooling!

7. EVERY tool was set up PERFECTLY.

8. I bought some scrapers and some DC adapters that I had a hard time finding on line.

9. Bottom line, is Grizz makes some very nice tools overall and competitive prices.

Enjoy the pics!


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RussellAP

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#1 posted 03-18-2012 06:58 PM

Looks like heaven.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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RibsBrisket4me

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#2 posted 03-18-2012 07:03 PM

Pretty close! :-)

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 03-18-2012 07:31 PM

That looks so cool! Thanks for sending all the pictures and getting the rest of us drooling! :) Places like that are great fun and you really get to see everything up close and set up. Nice story!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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RibsBrisket4me

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#4 posted 03-18-2012 07:39 PM

My pleasure Sheila. This forum has given me so much, I’m glad to give back a little bit.

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Bill White

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#5 posted 03-18-2012 07:49 PM

Uhhh…There’s one bear in the pics that doesn’t have much hair (snicker). Hey, I don’t either. Thanks for the pics and comments.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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patron

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#6 posted 03-18-2012 07:56 PM

great post todd

nice pictures too

if you had spent the week at grizzly
you would be getting a paycheck now

and a big discount on tools lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 03-18-2012 08:03 PM

I luv the griz I have one in my shop and it roars for wood

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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SisQMark

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#8 posted 03-18-2012 09:06 PM

Nice!! Looks like you had a great time. Grizzly & Bass Pro? Disney Land for grown men. LOL Thank you for sharing your visit.
Mark~

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#9 posted 03-18-2012 09:24 PM

That’s an impressive store. Always wanted to go see in person.. Wish they were around everywhere like McDonald’s.

Thanks for sharing!

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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tenontim

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#10 posted 03-18-2012 09:29 PM

Looks like a candy store. I have the drill press you were fondling, but it’s a little under powered. I upgraded the motor on mine to a 1 hp. Very happy with my Grizzly planer.
Thanks for the photos.

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#11 posted 03-18-2012 10:02 PM

Very cool shots.I’ve never been to a Grizzly outlet but I own a number of their tools.good stuff.

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#12 posted 03-18-2012 10:24 PM

As Tim Allen on Home Improvement would say “oh-ho-ho-ho-ho” Thnx for sharin your visit

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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RibsBrisket4me

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#13 posted 03-18-2012 10:31 PM

Thanks for all the kind comments. What was really cool, is when I told my family I’d like to stop by there, they were all for it. My 14 yo daughter took all the pics, and my wife even wanted me to “buy more stuff”. HAHA

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#14 posted 03-18-2012 10:47 PM

I have been to this store a few times. I found their sales staff to be very knowledgeable and friendly. First time I went there they gave my wife and I each a cap of our choice as we walked in the door. I now have some of their tools and like most of them.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#15 posted 03-19-2012 06:25 AM

The first time I walked into Grizzly, my very first thought was, ” Harbor Freight on Steroids”. Most of the machines do look cheap. I’m not knocking the quality. I own their cabinet saw, band saw, drill press and flap sander and have had few problems. The retail store is an eye full. Thanks for the photos…....................

-- mike...............

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