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wooddan
Stores

I am looking for a quality hand tool outlet that sells framing tools as well power tools and toolbelts. I have been to the woodcraft stor but they dont sell tools for the home builder. I live in the boston area. Sometimes I just dont trust online dealers, plus I really like to examine the tools that I get before I buy them.

JLMCDANIEL
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Do you have a Lowes or Homedepot there. They carry DeWalt, Ridgid,Bosh, Ryobi,Porter Cable, Delta, Etc.?

I have bought some HF tools because they are cheap, we seem to loose a lot on the farm, but I stay away from their electrical tools.
Jack

wooddan
Re: Stores

Im looking for an occidental leather tool belt a new douglas or stiletto framing hammer. Somthing on the expensive side. Because you really have to wear a toolbelt. It is hard to do that over the internet or through a catalog.

libcarp
Re: Stores
wooddan wrote:

Im looking for an occidental leather tool belt a new douglas or stiletto framing hammer. Somthing on the expensive side. Because you really have to wear a toolbelt. It is hard to do that over the internet or through a catalog.

I bought on a whim last year from Home Depot an 11 pocket all leather tool belt that sells for about $100 bucks - it has surprised me in that it has held up fine and overall seems well made... so much so, that this past Christmas I got one for my father.

You won't find Douglas Tool hammers anymore, they're out of business. Recently I had 2 different stores trying to each get me 2 different models, they both can back with they're not available.

And the above advise about Harbor Freight, forget it... they have some ok tools (see http://woodworkerszone.com/wiki/index.php?title=Harbor_Freight_Gems), but for the most part it's China made junk that would barely last one project.

Ernie_Fergler
Re: Stores
wooddan wrote:

Im looking for an occidental leather tool belt a new douglas or stiletto framing hammer. Somthing on the expensive side. Because you really have to wear a toolbelt. It is hard to do that over the internet or through a catalog.

I for one have given up leather belts years ago. The longer you work the less weight you like to lug around. But that is just me.:D

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