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If you do woodworking sooner or later you start getting mail saying you have been nominated to join the HCoA. I think I have tossed about 20 mailings so far. I thought it would be interesting to hear from members of this club about the "Free tools to test and keep." Do you feel it is worth the $12?

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Ya fill us in, I could test tools, well I will be able to test tools soon as my shop is done.

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I believe they actually charge you for the tool. I remember reading every detail on that thing and remember reading a remark from a member saying "The prices are so cheap" blah blah blah. I am not sure, maybe the meant the sign-up fee? Anyhow, i never done it.
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From everything I have read on other forums..... save your time and money for better things
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i believe its a lot more then just $12

i think its $12 A MONTH

a guy i used to work for joined and was all excited that in just 2 years of being a member they were going to send him a router to test out. im like you realize you can buy a really nice router for half of the price youll end up paying for whatever piece of junk they send you to "test"

last i knew the only tool he had gotten to test were some crappy chisels that made $5 harbor freight chisels look like works of art
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The price is $1 per month or $12 per year with a 100% money back guarantee as stated in the mailing I just got.

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I was a member for 2 yrs and got to try out 2 tools for free and then keep them. The problem is they keep bugging you for this and that. I gave it up and just look at their web site.
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In a moment of weakness or whatever I joined. I first got some useless doo-dads and things changed in my life and I tried to get out of it. I did send one check but no more. They cannot seem to get it straight that I no longer want to be a member. The promised router turns out to be a brand that I consider inferior to one I own, and in my situation cannot accommodate another router.

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My wife and I joined several years back. If this is the same outfit, they put out a useful little magazine too, but they just bury you in junk mail etc. If you are familiar with the Good Sam RV Club you'll know what I'm talking about. It's a good enough group I guess but you are constantly being bombarded with junk mailings. I don't recall receiving anything other than some cute decals which I put on the outhouse door just under the sign saying "Servants Entrance".
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From everything I have read on other forums..... save your time and money for better things
I have been hearing the same thing for the last 3 years .

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