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Forum topic by WoodNDust posted 05-13-2014 03:21 PM 1423 views 0 times favorited 30 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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WoodNDust

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05-13-2014 03:21 PM

Title says it. I have $300 in Grizzly credit that I need to use prior to expiration. Right now I do not have a machine that I’m looking to buy. But I do not want to just lose the credit either.

I thought about forstner drill bits as an option.

If you had $300 Grizzly credit what would buy?


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Shawn Masterson

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#1 posted 05-13-2014 03:38 PM

I would start with the H8134 height gauge.

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Woodbum

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#2 posted 05-13-2014 06:44 PM

I could blow $300 bucks on stuff from the Griz catalog real quick. drill bits are good. I usually try to stock up on replenishables when I have some dough to blow (rare). Sanding belts, sandpaper, set up tools, or whatever you feel your shop needs. Griz has a huge selection of stuff.

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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Elizabeth

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#3 posted 05-13-2014 07:28 PM

I don’t see a router listed in your workshop here on LJ…assuming you haven’t got one, maybe a router or router table?

Clamps?

I’ve got a Griz belt sander that works really well. Their forstner bits are good too.

Ever been interested in the Kreg jig stuff?

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#4 posted 05-13-2014 08:48 PM

Absolutely…. get a router and some 1/2” shank bits!

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

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WoodNDust

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#5 posted 05-13-2014 11:09 PM

Wow!! You all can spend $$$. LOL.

Shawn – that height gauge could be a real helper. Have you used it? Any thoughts about it’s function or about what machine it might work best on?

Woodbum – Replenishables are a good thing to keep in stock. I also like your idea about drill bits. I was thinking about these carbide forstner bits.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/16-pc-Carbide-Forstner-Bit-Set-1-4-2-1-8-/DC1917

Elizabeth – I lack a router and router table. I have a bunch of clamps but I’ve also heard that “you can never have too many clamps.” The only downside is that I ordered Shop Fox clamp set last year and returned them because the castings were so bad. Which belt sander do you have? I might be interested, especially if it’s stationary. Do you mean the Kreg pocket jigs, etc? I like them.

knotscott – I could see a router. Do you have one in mind? I have a smaller set of Woodriver 1/2” shank bits that I got from Woodcraft. Though I hear that one can never really have too many router bits. Do you have any Grizzly router bits that you could recommend? I think I read somewhere that some were not happy with the Grizzly bits.

Thank you everyone who posted. I have two more days if you think of anything else, especially if it’s a Grizzly gem.

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#6 posted 05-13-2014 11:28 PM

Grizzly carries several good combo router kits from Milwaukee, Makita, Porter Cable, DW. I’d suggest something with variable speed if you plan to use it in a router table. Your Woodriver set should be fine. Grizzly makes high claims for their purple bits….the last I knew they were 20% off if you bought 3 router bit items.

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

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#7 posted 05-14-2014 12:20 AM

Does Grizzly sell beer? <grin>

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WoodNDust

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#8 posted 05-14-2014 12:59 AM

Jim – That’s an excellent idea. I’ll call Grizzly and ask them to place my order for $300 in assorted craft brews.

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#9 posted 05-14-2014 01:41 AM

I just got the track saw which has been pretty nice so far. came right around 300

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

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WoodNDust

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#10 posted 05-14-2014 02:05 AM

BentheViking – Thank you for your suggestion. Is this the track saw you’re referring to?

http://www.grizzly.com/products/Track-Saw-Master-Pack/T25552

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#11 posted 05-14-2014 02:37 AM

$300 isn’t exactly chump change, but its not really enough to buy a big stationary tool. I like the idea of blades, bits and other items to increase the capabilities of the tools you’ve already got. If it were me, I’d start with a good stacked dado blade ($60) and hardware for a front vise ($50). Then maybe some good hand tools or set-up items. Hand planes, machinist squares, dial indicator, digital angle gauge…all are things I’ve got on my long-term wish list.

-- Dylan C ...Seems like all ever I make is sawdust...

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#12 posted 05-14-2014 02:40 AM

I don’t have the gauge, I have been really think of getting it for my planer.
I will say those carbide forstner bit are intriguing.

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WoodNDust

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#13 posted 05-14-2014 02:50 AM

DylanC – the stacked dado blade idea sounds like a winner. To which dado were you referring? Grizzly sells Oldham, Freud, and Forest dado sets.

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WoodNDust

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#14 posted 05-14-2014 02:51 AM

Shawn – I have been wondering about the carbide forstner bits for some time. I might just get one to try it.

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#15 posted 05-14-2014 03:56 AM

yes dylan I got that plus an extra track shipped I think it was between 315 and 320

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

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