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Ian Welford21/06/2014 22:43:16
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Purely for reference are there any "interesting tool stores" one could " happen to find en route by accident dear" In florida. Preferably near Orlando?

Naturally I'm banned from going deliberately whilst on holiday but if one happened to be nearby whilst the family are in the pool........wink

All because on honey moon we spent 3 great days exploring american wood stores! SWMBO knows how to hold a grudge!blush


Gone Away22/06/2014 01:20:58
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There are several Harborfreight Stores in the area .... although that might not be what you have in mind.

Billy Mills22/06/2014 02:41:53
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Those US wood stores are places of Wonder to a wood starved Englishman. I Just hope that the Bugs get beaten soon. Not much wrong with Harbourfreight excepting that we don't have them in the UK. Like Machine Mart but much bigger range of everything and very low prices eg a set of 7 metric nut drivers for $7.00 and loads of tools that never make it over here. Your problem will be your weight allowance, SWMBO detection and trying not to say "I do not believe it" as you fill a trolley.


Gone Away22/06/2014 18:52:14
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Harborfreight (not Harbourfreightwink ) stuff is generally cheap in both senses of the word which is why I queried what Ian had in mind. But yes, there are certainly bargains to be had. And they're all over the US, not just Florida.

It can be worth joining their emailing list before you go to get their coupon specials sent to you. They'll spam you unmercifully with those but will turn them off OK when you later unsubscribe. The only thing is that they seem to detect your IP and only send them to US subscribers so you may have to spoof the IP or subscribe when you get there.


Edited By OMG on 22/06/2014 18:55:12

Ian Welford22/06/2014 22:26:49
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Thanks guys.

Think I went to one past time - 20 years ago! and was very upset when they only had 20 router cutters in stock but huge compressors 20l to truck size(I kid you not!), cement mixers, huge saw benches etc but no damn router cutters.surprise

Then I found a copy of FINE WOOD WORKING MAGAZINE and ordered by UPS ( which turned into another saga but eventually I got the cutters!).smiley

Got to have something to look forward to haven't you!wink

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