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I’m in Halifax NS for medical testing. On the way home tomorrow we’re stopping at Lee Valley! I’ve drooled over the catalogues for years and have ordered a few small things online. I have never been in one of the stores before.
If you had $100.00 to spend, what would you buy?

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.


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#1 posted 652 days ago

I supose the best answer lies in what you need at the moment. Lot of goodies to choose from.

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#2 posted 652 days ago

from my perspective and what i’m interested in, i’d either buy a plane of some sort or a really nice chisel

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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#3 posted 652 days ago

The real question is what CAN you buy for a hundred dollars at LeeValley? lol
Can’t say what to buy since i don’t know what you have, what you need, or what if anything they have there that will give you the most for your money i.e. clearance/sale items.
just about everything they have is good quality afaik.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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cstrang

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#4 posted 652 days ago

I live in Newfoundland but went to college in PEI, went to Lee Valley on my drive back home… 900 bucks later I walked out a very happy man, that is until I received my visa statement in the mail later that month lol. My best advice is to go in and see what catches your eye, that and take a 100 dollar bill, leave any major credit cards at home haha.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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jumbojack

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#5 posted 652 days ago

Well for me I would buy some card scrapers and a new hock iron for my #7, but that is just me.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#6 posted 652 days ago

nothing serious I am hoping

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#7 posted 652 days ago

Likely not life threatening, but possibly life-altering. So far several theories, and lots of waiting.

I don’t have any real hand tools to speak of other than the basic hammers, etc. I have circ saw, miter saw, planer, table saw.

I’m leaning toward a pocket screw jig, although not sure what to do with it. That or chisels. I’ve ordered two books on box making and would like to try my hand at that.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#8 posted 652 days ago

The unknown medical condition buys a bit of latitude about what I can spend….. ;) When life hands you lemons, no one will crap on you for buying a nice juicer!

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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ShaneA

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#9 posted 652 days ago

A nice chisel, a scaper and maybe some hardware/hinges to get you going on making some boxes. Good luck, with everything. Too bad $100 won’t go too far there. But, they have good stuff in my experiences with them.

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#10 posted 652 days ago

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jap

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#11 posted 652 days ago

and a sharpening stone or sandpaper to sharpen to go with chisel

-- Joel

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Sandra

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#12 posted 652 days ago

Thanks, I was looking at hinges. Might have to do some serious browsing. I always thought I was missing the female shopping chromosome, only to discover later in life that I was shopping for the wrong things. Once I discovered shopping for tools, I was hooked!

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#13 posted 652 days ago

Oooh, thanks Don, those look nice!

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#14 posted 652 days ago

Hmmm, maybe 200?

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=67689&cat=1,41504

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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Don W

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#15 posted 652 days ago

I’d prefer the stanley’s, but you don’t get them for $100 and I’ve heard a lot of good things about theses.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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