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Force Machinery in NJ - Closing after 63 years in business

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I just received word from Jim Force at Force Machinery here in NJ that he will be closing this month after 63 years in business.

Sad news as there aren't many places left in NJ for woodworkers to go to pick up the latest tool from Jet or Festool or any of the other great brands they carried.

He's going to be having a clearance sale to sell off everything left in stock over then next 4 days so anyone in the area looking for some great tools at excellent prices, check him out.

http://www.forcemachinery.com

-Jim

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This is sad news. Although there are several Festool dealers closer to me in northern NJ, I often visit Force for supplies, tools, and they were the closest Rockler distributor.

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