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jasonburr

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162 days ago

Hey guys. I received a $200 Amazon giftcard for my birthday and need some help. I would like to use it to purchase a premium tool that will last, but Amazon is very limited on this. Other than a very small number of Lie-Nielsen tools, of which I have the ones I would like under $200, I am unable to find premium hand tools. Has anyone found anything there? Their selection is so vast, that I am sure I am missing some. There are no Veritas, Blue Spruce, Bad Axe, etc. on there that I can find. There is a part of me that is glad that these companies don’t sell this way, because they can keep the quality up, but that does not change the fact that I can’t use the card for those tools. Next on my list of wants are:

Veritas LA Jack
Blue Spruce Mallets
Premium Marking gauges

I am considering a Knew fret saw because they have those.

Any suggestions?


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Loren

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#1 posted 162 days ago

Clifton planes.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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bondogaposis

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#2 posted 162 days ago

You have to buy what they have or auction your gift card on ebay. Amazon has a lot of clamps, you probably need more of those? Not as sexy as a Bad Axe saw but it will be well spent.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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waho6o9

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#3 posted 162 days ago

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HarveyDunn

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#4 posted 162 days ago

I noticed yesterday they had some not-bad-looking sharpening stone kits from Norton; I also covet some of those Incra rules that have perfs in them that you can fit your mechanical pencil lead through.

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bigblockyeti

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#5 posted 162 days ago

If you can’t find something and want to free up the cash, you can always do some kind of gift card for cash deal. The best rate you’re likely to see is an 80% return. The newest players to the game (not sure who that might be right now) usually offer the best deals to generate awareness.

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HarveyDunn

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#6 posted 162 days ago

PS: they also sell the new Stanley LA Jack.

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funchuck

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#7 posted 162 days ago

Woodworking books & DVDs. I saw some Lie-Nielsen DVDs there and I saw a lot of Roy Underhill books. A Tormek? Brace & Bit. WoodOwl auger bits. Diamond stones (how about a dia-flat?). Some might not consider them premium tools, but I saw a lot of Stanley Sweetheart stuff (planes and chisels).

-- Charles from California

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jordanp

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#8 posted 162 days ago

It’s not High End per say but I’ve seen some Wood River tools on there and they aren’t LN, but tuned properly they aren’t no slouch either.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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DocBailey

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#9 posted 162 days ago

While perhaps not truly what you had in mind…
Here are a few quality things I’ve bought from Amazon.

• Grobet files (swiss)
• “wood is good” mallet
• DMT diamond “stones”
• Two cherries chisels

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dbhost

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#10 posted 162 days ago

Jorgenson or Bessey clamps spring to mind…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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gtbuzz

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#11 posted 162 days ago

What about the LN low angle jack instead of the Veritas?

http://www.amazon.com/Lie-Nielsen-Toolworks-62-Angle-Plane/dp/B00131R1ZC/

Can’t imagine that too many people are gonna shed a tear that they had to slum it with a LN plane… You’re not getting the LV one for under $200 anyway.

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Tedstor

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#12 posted 162 days ago

Do you need any measuring/marking devices? Amazon sells Starett, Brown/Sharpe, and Mitutoyo. A high end square will last a lifetime.

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ColonelTravis

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#13 posted 162 days ago

What Tedstor said.

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Tim

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#14 posted 162 days ago

I didn’t realize Lie Nielsen sold stuff on Amazon. Some good options above, but you could also find someone you know that regularly shops on Amazon and trade them the gift card for cash. I’m pretty sure you can put those on your account without ordering anything that way they can be sure it works fine.

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JohnChung

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#15 posted 162 days ago

I own the Knew Fret saw. It is worth it.

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