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  1. 1 hour ago, RichardA said:

    OTC sold it as a Second, "because" it was constructed by convicts.

    Almost all of the metal food storage boxes you use in the national park campgrounds to keep you food out of the paw of bears are made by federal penitentiary inmates.  Some of the best welding you will ever see.

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  2. 1 hour ago, drzaius said:

    Just make sure that beer isn't until after the "lift" work

    Are you sure?  I was thinking just the opposite.  Wouldn't being light headed from alcohol offset the vertigo from the height? :blink:

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  3. 2 hours ago, pkinneb said:

    The best part is if you need something special ordered they are all over it and usually no more expensive then the big box stores and way quicker.


    2 hours ago, Coop said:

    And the employees have been there for years and sincerely love what they are doing. Not just a pay check. 

    This is the way our Ace hardware is and most of the employee's know me by name which leads me to believe I may be spending to much time there...and money.  But its a good old fashion hardware store and I enjoy going there.

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  4. 2 minutes ago, Coop said:

    I justify it with free shipping

    You have to be careful thinking it is free.  You need to do your homework price wise.  I have started noticing a number of thing that are free shipping but the price is higher then other places.

    I have gone back to a lot of brick and mortar purchasing especially small businesses like my local hardware, especially now they really could use our dollars.

    Back to Coop's point - I was out in the shop today.  While I was working I started noticing that I really use pretty much everything out there.  Not everyday but it all gets used.  The item that is lowest on the list of being used is my Festool Domino,  I am pretty sure it will be on the market in the next week or so.

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  5. When looking at the SawStop you don't necessarily need to be thinking 240v.  I have the PCS 175 which is 1.75 hp and runs on 120v.  I had this saw since 2014 with no regrets.  The only thing that has even come close to bogging it down is 8/4 Hard Maple, but all I need to do is slow my feed rate a touch.  Good quality & sharp blade should leave you happy.

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