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RonInOhio

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433 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: resource

I stopped in a few days ago and picked up a 50” straight edge guide for the circular saw,
a large raftering square, a set of router template guides, a mortising gauge/marker,
some CA glue and a bottle of contact cement.

Oh yes, and also the Oscillating Spindle sander. I went back and forth on this sander and the Ridgid.

I already have a belt and disc sander , so I got the Harbor Freight one instead.

5.99

9.99

14.99 . The PC guides cost 75 dollars just for the guides, (no bushings) at Rockler .

124.99


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#1 posted 433 days ago

Picked up some of those moving blankets.
My friend got one of the electric chain saws. He had used mine and wanted his own.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#2 posted 433 days ago

Oh, forgot ,also picked up one of these and some casters for a mobile sanding station I intend to build.

I have two of these of the Stanley variety purchased at HD. They are very similar. The Stanley organizer is slightly larger, a little heavier duty. But cost about 3 dollars more each.

Highly recommend this type of bin storage. The case is obviously portable, and the individual
bins are removeable. Beats taking up wall and bench space with permanent bins.

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#3 posted 433 days ago

How much was the straight edge?? I have eying it, but I am too cheap to get it.

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 433 days ago

Ron, There is a coupon in the latest Wood Mag for the OSS for $89.99.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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RonInOhio

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#5 posted 433 days ago

@ gfadvm.. Are you kiddin me ? I looked online before I went and didn’t see any coupons .
Holy cow. Maybe I should return it and get the coupon.

Is that coupon in newstand editions of Wood Mag ? I wonder if I took the receipt back
with a coupon if they would just honor it without the hassle of returning
the sander ?

@ Shawn. The straight-edge cutting guide was 19.99.

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 433 days ago

Don’t know about the newsstand mags. I just looked and this coupon is in the May and the July issues. Sorry if I rained on your day!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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RonInOhio

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#7 posted 433 days ago

No you didn’t rain on my day at all. I kept seeing where people were getting it at that price and couldn’t find out how.

Its just a little frustrating cause I had second thoughts about holding off until I did more looking around for a coupon. I appreciate the feedback. I will look for that mag. Thanks.

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#8 posted 433 days ago

Love the edge guide. I bought that one and the smaller one a few weeks ago and its been great so far.

I also had been wavering about the OSS, but yesterday pulled the trigger on the Ridgid because I wanted the belt option since I only have a hand held belt sander.

I did stop at HF last week and picked up a sanding belt cleaning block, some sanding sponges, a 40 piece ratchet set for my tool box at work for $3, some v hang alls for $1 and I think a few other things.

I had wanted to pick up some dust collector accessories that I saw on the website and was shocked to hear from the salesperson that only 30% of what they have online is available in the store.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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RonInOhio

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#9 posted 433 days ago

I looked for the sanding cleaning blocks and didn’t see any. If they are located by the sanding supplies I didn’t see them..I was in hurry so didn’t ask.

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#10 posted 433 days ago

As far as I have been able to tell, the newstand issues of Wood, Popular Woodworking, Handyman, Popular Mechanics and others all have the best coupons. The OSS has been in every issue of Wood for over a year.
I used to have an Insiders Club card which supposedly gets you the best discounts, but I decided the magazine coupons were just as good, and free if you get the magazine anyway.

By the way, the printed policy at HF is that they will NOT give a discount if you come in with a coupon after the fact. I had to return a nail gun and then turn around and buy it back with a coupon.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#11 posted 433 days ago

I’ve looked, but couldn’t find the need thus far…

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

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#12 posted 433 days ago

I have noticed this and other web sites have been full of anti-HF messages, but it appears the opinions are changing. In my opinion, HF quality can be compared favorably with Craftsman, Ridgid, Grizzly, Skil, B&D and others. With all the brands, one has to do their homework. I’m sure a lot of the name brand tools come out of the same factories in China.

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#13 posted 433 days ago

As with all brands/manufacturers there are some good things and some bad things. It also depends on it’s intended use. Most HF items are good for your diy’r/harry home owner guy but those same items might not be good for the construction/industrial heavy and hard usage area. I’ve been surprised by a few items i bought for just one job years ago and they are still around working just fine today. Nobody that has/makes such a large variety of products will be just as good on everything.
Except Honda. Everything they make is good. lol

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

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#14 posted 433 days ago

I second the Honda statement : )

If you haven’t already , you’ll want to check that rafter square against a known good one : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Tennessee

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#15 posted 433 days ago

Geez, I must be sitting on three of those coupons for the spindle sander at $89.99. Almost went for a third one, but they are changing the model and I didn’t like the new one as much as the one you showed. My other two are like your picture, love them both.
I bought the 10X18 lathe instead!

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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