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Going to the store.

Well, headed for the lumber mill to see what they
have thrown out this week, pick up their scraps.

Harbor Freight has a BIG sale so I will check that
out as well, going by my self this time. Last time
I took the wife I had to buy her lunch and it cost
$3.
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Happy shopping! Let us know what you got.

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Happy shopping! Let us know what you got.
Air hose
Set of Brad point drill bits, I had a few, but never the one I needed.
Two metal yard sticks
Pump to keep on the boat
Three dozen 1" chip brushes
One dozen 3" chip brushes
Three dozen glue brushes
Six inch Japanese saw, been wanting one, it is a 0 offset

Looked at the wood lathe, the one on sale is too big,
think I will wait for the little one to go on sale.

They were out of the rope I wanted, rain check.

The prices are good, but the people are great at the
store here, free soft drinks today. I like free. They
were really busy today. Everyone in then store had
one of the fliers in their hand.
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....going by my self this time. Last time
I took the wife I had to buy her lunch and it cost $3.
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Air hose
Set of Brad point drill bits, I had a few, but never the one I needed.
Two metal yard sticks
Pump to keep on the boat
Three dozen 1" chip brushes
One dozen 3" chip brushes
Three dozen glue brushes
Six inch Japanese saw, been wanting one, it is a 0 offset

Looked at the wood lathe, the one on sale is too big,
think I will wait for the little one to go on sale.

They were out of the rope I wanted, rain check.

The prices are good, but the people are great at the
store here, free soft drinks today. I like free. They
were really busy today. Everyone in then store had
one of the fliers in their hand.
I buy a few things there my self. They do have great prices. It is true you get what you pay for in life, so most of what I buy are disposable items. No Power tools.

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You know........In my experence, HF has some "interesting" tools at "good" prices. If I want tools that I can depend on, I don't use them.

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If I want tools that I can depend on, I don't use them
If my livelihood depended on them I wouldn'y either.

I live in fear of the dreaded metal yard stick failure.
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not to mention the chaos that would be caused when a glue brush fails. Bristle shrapnel can be fatal.

This must be an American store. I don't think that we have them in Canada. It's a good thing. I like being able to trust in my steel yardstick.
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Some of us have to make do with what we can afford.
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not to mention the chaos that would be caused when a glue brush fails. Bristle shrapnel can be fatal.

This must be an American store. I don't think that we have them in Canada. It's a good thing. I like being able to trust in my steel yardstick.
It was a mail order place, but I think with the jump
in shipping cost they have been opening stores around
the country, They have mainly imported stuff. You
have to watch stuff with motors. They always stand
behind their products with out a hassle.

It is a fun place to look around, lots of stuff,
like a toy store on tetesteron.

Check this out;

http://www.harborfreight.com/
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Thanks for the link BHOFM. I checked it out and it reminds me of a place here called (Stupid name I know) Tons Of Tools. Same sort of deal. Lots of little things to look at, and you have to be careful what you purchase but sometimes, you can get a great deal on generic items.
Thanks again for the link
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Hi Kenbo

Do you have a Busy Bee tools store near you?

They have lots of interesting stuff.

I get their sale flyers in the mail, and have ordered quite a bit of stuff on line since I moved up here.

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HF has great prices and I do buy some things there. I generally stay away from items with many moving parts. C-clamps, foam brushes and aluminum yardsticks are fine. I don't think I'd buy any of their power tools though. I just bought a 29" machine stand there for my scroll saw. After the sale price and the 15% off coupon I got a $30 stand for $22. Anywhere else I would have paid at least $40.

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Hey there Gerry!
Busy Bee Tools has 2 locations that are very close to me. I would agree with you that they have a large variety of tools. In fact, my entire dust collection system is from Busy Bee. It is their Craftex line. I'm sure that you are familiar with it.
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Hey there Gerry!
Busy Bee Tools has 2 locations that are very close to me. I would agree with you that they have a large variety of tools. In fact, my entire dust collection system is from Busy Bee. It is their Craftex line. I'm sure that you are familiar with it.
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Oh yes. My dust filter is Craftex, and the rest of my dust collection system came from Busy Bee, except the Shopvac. Over the years I have bought a lot of stuff from them, and most of it seems to be holding up quite well.

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I'm not sure if there is a Busy Bee Tools in the United States, but if anyone wanted to check out the site, here's the link.
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http://busybeetools.ca/cgi-bin/homep...=homepage2.htm
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