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Forum topic by WoodNDust posted 09-25-2012 04:16 AM 1735 views 0 times favorited 25 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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WoodNDust

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09-25-2012 04:16 AM

Topic tags/keywords: grizzly g1023rl dust collector table saw g0562z g9956 t10222 shop fox im a grizzly man drill baby drill im a tool nut

A couple months ago I had my only negative Ridgid tool experience. I had purchased the R4512 table saw, and ended up spending 20 hours and two table saws before finally returning the second R4512. The first R4512 had damaged fence rail. The second had machining issues with the cast iron top. So, I made a commitment at that point to spend more money and purchase a better saw.

By the way, you know the survey’s that come attached to every Home Depot receipt. I completed one that was affixed to my return receipt. On that survey, I told about the problems that I had with this R4512. A manager called me within an hour. He listened to my story and then gave me $50 off my next purchase. I purchased a Ridgid 7” Tile Saw. I love Ridgid tools.

Anyway…

I ordered some new Grizzly tools this week.

It all started a couple of months ago when I started watching the Grizzly website after my only bad Ridgid tool experience. Around the same time I found LJ. I took a fellow LJ’er’s advice and ordered a Grizzly catalog. The catalog had a 5% off entire order coupon code, which factored in to some extra savings on top of the summer sale. Then as luck would have it another fellow LJ’er provided a 10% coupon code this week. So, I placed two separate orders which saved me on the shipping and saved me some hard cash.

Here’s the list (not listed by order):

Tools

G1023RL Table Saw
G0562Z 3HP Dust Collector
G7314Z Shop Fox Mobile Base
G8684Z Shop Fox Extension Kit For G7314Z
G9956 Heavy-Duty Double Air Filter with Remote Control
T10222 Router Extension Table For Table Saw

T-Shirts

T24507 I’M A GRIZZLY MAN T-SHIRT BLACK
T24081 DRILL BABY DRILL T-SHIRT BLACK
T24093 I’M A TOOL NUT T-SHIRT BLACK
T24068 DON’T MESS WITH ME T-SHIRT BLACK
H4294 DISCDGRIZZLY USA T SHIRTS
H4990 DISCDGRIZZLY BEAR SHIRT
H4932 DISCDGRIZZLY NAME PLATE SHIRT

Everything was in stock. Customer service was fantastic. I have been emailing Grizzly Technical Service for two weeks, totaling 11 email. Tons of great advice. They even made sure I got a G0562Z for $595 after they discontinued on their website, which is $80 less than the sale price of $675. Then they found a few more in inventory and brought them back on their site at the same $595 price for a couple days, before finally discontinuing them when they sold out.

As you can see I picked up 7 Grizzly t-shirts, one for each day of the week. LOL I saw the old style being discontinued for $6 each, so I chose one and then picked my “I’m A Grizzly Man” t-shirt, which is the one I really wanted. I first saw that t-shirt on the Grizzly Facebook page. Grizzly did a survey question, asking which t-shirt people liked best. Then anyone who voted was put in a drawing for a free t-shirt. Well I found the survey after it ended. But I also found the shirts. I, then, figured my wife would want a “Drill Baby Drill” t-shirt. She liked it but doesn’t like how the neckline of the t-shirts fit. At that point I had been looking at them a bit more and decided to get one of each. I was at the $16.95 shipping level for my mobile bases. By adding all the shirts, I essentially got free shipping on them, since they were all covered by the $16.95 shipping. Everything else was freight anyway, which didn’t impact this.

I supposed I’ll have to take some photos when all this stuff comes in.


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Gshepherd

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#1 posted 09-25-2012 04:33 AM

Well congrats, Nice job by the HD Manager, You got some good tools, now if the wife comes out to the shop wearing her t-shirt——-that is your Q to go into the house….

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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knotscott

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#2 posted 09-25-2012 11:41 AM

Congrats….you made quite a purchase! All the reports I’ve heard about the new 1023RL have been positive….hope it all goes well. You do realize that you’re now obligated by LJ law to post pics!

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

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HorizontalMike

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#3 posted 09-25-2012 12:43 PM

This makes me want to hang out with @WoodNDust in his shop while all the new “toys” show up and are tuned up! Color me green!

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

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WoodNDust

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#4 posted 09-25-2012 01:09 PM

Gshepherd – LOL! Thank God I’m young enough to be so lucky, still have a spring in my step.

knotscott – Pics coming as soon as my purchases start arriving.

HorizontalMike – Come on up! Wisconsin is nice this time of year. Toys are a comin’. I’m following my tracking info. Funny thing is that my order finalized yesterday morning and shipped last night. That’s a fast turn around. I’m glad that I got good advice from you and folks like you this past week to order and not wait for a better deal. I think this deal turned out just fine. Thanks.

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WoodNDust

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#5 posted 09-26-2012 12:32 AM

So, I finalized my order on Monday, 9/24, at 9:45 am. Grizzly sent me six email between 9:56 pm and 10:02 pm on 9/24, confirming that everything had shipped. That’s fast.

Then today (Tuesday, 9/25) I received a call from each of two shippers, confirming delivery of my tools. One batch arrives on Wednesday, 9/26, and balance arrives on Thursday, 9/27.

Is this fast or what?

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HorizontalMike

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#6 posted 09-26-2012 12:38 AM

…”HorizontalMike – Come on up! Wisconsin is nice this time of year. Toys are a comin’…”

Can’t do this time. I did visit my sister up in Burlington a couple of years ago, and before that as well. So I have managed to spend and entire Fall there back in 2008, and had a great time. Many memories. Thanks for the invite.

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

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WoodNDust

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#7 posted 09-26-2012 05:33 PM

”...Can’t do this time…”

Awwww, Mike! LOL. Well it’s going to be fun.

Today, the first shipment arrived – ambient air cleaner and cast iron router table extension. Now, I need to begin looking at a router for this table, something with table access to the height adjustment. I also need to begin looking at how I’m going to drill the holes for the table top access to router adjustment and the holes in the other cast iron table saw wing so I can attach this router table to it. As you guessed it, I don’t own a drill press. Maybe I need to order a drill press now?

Funny thing. I thought my t-shirts would be here already.

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Rex B

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#8 posted 09-26-2012 05:43 PM

Not sure why you would need a drill press, unless you just need an excuse to justify it to the wife :). Cast iron drills very easily with a hand drill, just use a bit of oil for lubrication.

-- Rex

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WoodNDust

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#9 posted 09-26-2012 06:07 PM

You’re right about the drilling fairly easy, though I’m not about to make some sloppy holes in my brand new router table or table saw. For me it’s about clean, precise holes. I’m considering a drill guide for my hand drill. Though, I wouldn’t mind just getting a drill press. Considering that tool prices have been increasing each year for the past several years, buying as many large tools as I can afford right now would save me money in the long haul.

Honestly, I’m not trying to talk myself into a drill press!

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Surfside

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#10 posted 09-26-2012 06:23 PM

You’re a lucky man , woodndust! I advice you better keep your wife away from the shop. lol

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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WoodNDust

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#11 posted 09-26-2012 08:30 PM

Surfside – thanks. Though I feel fortunate, the truth is that I’ve been saving for these tools for a very long time. Finally I found some tools that have gotten good reviews from satisfied customers from LJ. Then my wife said, “Seems you found the tools you really like. Perhaps you should order them while they’re on sale.” I thought about it a couple more weeks and then decided to take the plunge.

Some more stuff arrived today – Shop Fox mobile base/base extension and some t-shirts. The wife called me to tell me since I was working to afford these darn tools.

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 09-26-2012 08:41 PM

Tool gloat it is! Great scores!

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Gshepherd

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#13 posted 09-27-2012 12:17 AM

Then my wife said, “Seems you found the tools you really like. Perhaps you should order them while they’re on sale.” I thought about it a couple more weeks and then decided to take the plunge.

Whoa!!!!!!!!!! Got the ok from the wife and you took a couple of weeks to think about it…... We need to talk…..

Now to the small stuff, drilling is cast iron is not all that bad if you have some center punches…... You don’t have to hit all that hard but just enough to get a small dimple and medium speed on your bit, oil and take your time.

Now what works well is the breakfast in bed, with the Honey, since I got so many tools from Grizzly, they have offered to extend me a special price on a Drill press but we have to order now…. So while she is eating her corn flakes order the drill press… Send Pics

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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HorizontalMike

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#14 posted 09-27-2012 12:56 AM

Rex: …”Not sure why you would need a drill press, unless you just need an excuse to justify it to the wife :)....”

Dag namit Rex! Dusty’s wife mighta been readin’ over his shoulder when you said that! He didn’t mean it Dusty, honest.

;-)

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

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WoodNDust

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#15 posted 09-27-2012 03:09 AM

Fishinbo – does it sound like gloat? Really? I hope not too much.

Gshepherd – I spent some time in a machine shop during my working years. The cast is fairly straight forward. I would like to get a nice 90 degree hole with a very slight chamfer at both ends of the hole to take off the burr and give a nice finish look to it. I looked at a drill guide online. I’m going to head over to the store tomorrow to check it out. If it will fit on my drill reasonably well, I might give it a go. We’ll just have to see it first. If I get that drill press, though, I’ll definitely post the pics.

HorizontalMike – LOL!!

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