Anybody been to Lie Nielsen in Warren?

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Forum topic by ShopCat posted 09-13-2008 12:56 AM 1551 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-13-2008 12:56 AM

I’m headed back to the CFC school in Rockport Maine in a couple of weeks to take one of their workshops. The LieNielsen showroom is down the pike a bit, and it would seem likely I will drop by. I have heard that they offer a discount on showroom purchases plus free shipping. Has anyone been there and/or can confirm or deny that?

-- ShopCat

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#1 posted 09-13-2008 04:30 AM

I’ve been in, but there weren’t any discounts for walk ins. Maybe now. I moved from Maine about 3 years ago. You can usually talk to one of the guys there that will give you a mini crash course on using their products, or sharpening, etc. Great people to deal with. It’s worth the stop.

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#2 posted 09-13-2008 05:25 AM

While you’re there, another place you might like to take a look at is the Liberty Tool Co. in Liberty, located on Rt. 3. About 1/2 hour from Rockport. It is a large building filled to the rafters with old/used tools.


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#3 posted 09-13-2008 01:28 PM


I am a 9 month student at CFC, so make sure to stop into the 9 month room (Setterlee) and say Hi. LN does a 10% discount at the shop for CFC students, but I’m not sure about shipping. Curiously, I’m headed off to Liberty tool in a few hours, and afterward, on to Captain Tinkham’s (owned by same people).


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#4 posted 09-13-2008 04:40 PM

Okay, I’m fairly new here and not sure how much the locals wander off topic, but since you guys have been or are there, what else would you see? I’m in for the two week fundamentals class and staying in Camden with my wife (who is also in the class but is not a woodworker (we’ve been married 30 years so this form of logic sort of works)).

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#5 posted 09-14-2008 06:23 PM

I get Moser’s catalog. It’s pretty incredible.

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#6 posted 10-21-2008 12:38 AM

Because this site ends up used for history I note:

For students of CFC there is a 10% discount at the Lie-Nielsen showroom in Warren, but it doesn’t apply to everything including shipping.

I made it to Liberty Tool, and ended up picking up a Stanley Sweetheart #4 and a Bailey #5, plus sundry other stuff. Both planes will require lapping and cleaning but the price was good, all the parts are there and working so in about a month they will be back working for a living. Liberty Tool is more a pile of tools, or collection of piles of tools with somewhat ‘casual’ organization than it is a tool ‘store’. Anticipate spending at least an hour looking for anything; it’s probably in there somewhere.

Moser’s stuff is incredible.

Went by Duck Trap, but it was on Sunday and they were closed.

-- ShopCat

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