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For those who have not yet heard Grizzly is consolidating its Muncy Pa. operation with their Missouri location. Last day of shipping and retail operations in Muncy Pa. will be October 31, 2015


If your from around the area, or don't mind a little road trip, now might be the time to pull that trigger:

Shop Tools and Machinery at Grizzly.com
 

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For those who have not yet heard Grizzly is consolidating its Muncy Pa. operation with their Missouri location. Last day of shipping and retail operations in Muncy Pa. will be October 31, 2015


If your from around the area, or don't mind a little road trip, now might be the time to pull that trigger:

Shop Tools and Machinery at Grizzly.com
Haven't been there in a while so they stopped sending me email advertising. It was nice having them in our region. They have a large operation there. Business must really be off for them to shut down that showroom/warehouse/distribution center!
 

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JT... according to their announcement, actually business is quite good, logistics seem to be playing a major roll in their reasoning to relocate the facility...I was up there once years ago and it was quite impressive. Since they have their "tent sale" items up for sale early....I just might have to take a road trip next week....
 

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I made the journey up there for a tent sale one year, it was amazing how many items are on display in the showroom. The size of that facility was impressive, when you realize how small of a percentage of the building was the showroom. The green and white roofs in the parking lot were where the tent sales are held. They do so much business at the tent sales that they built extra cashier stations and restrooms just for the few times a year they have them!
 

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I have always wanted to go there, and see all of there goods, but by the looks of Your photo, it would take longer than I have time to go and check everything out! Thanks for the report. Is every thing there first class tools, or are some of them third rate stuff that works for a few days and break?:|
 

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I have always wanted to go there, and see all of there goods, but by the looks of Your photo, it would take longer than I have time to go and check everything out! Thanks for the report. Is every thing there first class tools, or are some of them third rate stuff that works for a few days and break?:|
Well Howard, I'll tell ya...I would say it could easily take the better part of an afternoon to check everything out. Is everything first class???? I doubt it to be honest. I"m sure they have their share of 'low end' merchandise but I think its safe to say that when it comes to the value they bring to the table, they are hard to beat. AND all indications are they they are BIG on customer service and satisfaction. If I go, I'll be looking for a bandsaw and possibly a tablesaw as well....both of which I'd be looking at, regardless of a sale or not...
 

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Is every thing there first class tools, or are some of them third rate stuff that works for a few days and break?:|
One of the nice things about Grizzly is they have a range of products. some is low end, but some are very high end.

The vertical mill we purchased for one ship is fantastic. It made the Jet mill it replaced look like a toy.

My personal experience at home is with a drill press, a band saw, and a dust collector. I bought the bottom line drill press, and outgrew it. The band saw and dust collector are working great a decade later.

I wanted to get their table saw, but it was not going to be ready when I needed it. I have played with them, and they are nice pieces of machinery.

one of my favorite grizzly tools is their jig saw. A killer saw for $60, just put some decent blades in it.
 

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Doug... your making this very difficult !!!! :)
 

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ut ohhhhh

good news is, wifey said OKEY DOKE.....


bad news is, she said she can make the trip with me...

ohhhh now dat just ain't fair!!!:crying::crying::crying:
 

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I was there several years ago and was pretty impressed at the extent of what was available, from smalls like hand tools and accessories to the big boys they are well known for. There were lots of good "sale" items available and it was well worth the trip. I have always wanted to check out the tent sale but was afraid i would get carried away, and i really have no way to transport big items. (Not all folks who live in the rural world have pickups....)
I am sorry to hear they are leaving the area. The location is pretty handy, right off the interstate and a lovely area to see, to boot. There are also other types of shopping options available for those less inclined to the tool attractions.
 

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good news is, wifey said OKEY DOKE.....


bad news is, she said she can make the trip with me...

ohhhh now dat just ain't fair!!!:crying::crying::crying:
I can't see that being a problem Bill.... you WILL need help loading after all. Tell her it's a working trip.
 

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welllllllllllllll.... barring any unforeseen problems, were heading out in the morning, real early to get there real early. 3 1/2 hr drive one way. they open at 8:30am. Since there's no way to find out or reserve anything about whats available. Just gonna have to wing it....I could come home with a truck bed loaded with goodies and a very quiet wife, or an empty truck bed and a very happy wife....

I gotta say the wife has always been at the very least reasonable when it comes to my tool purchases..:) so I really can't complian
 
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what a )&^(*^#%%$^ day!!!!
 

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good news is, wifey said OKEY DOKE.....


bad news is, she said she can make the trip with me...

ohhhh now dat just ain't fair!!!:crying::crying::crying:
Wow, that is a hardship story if I ever heard one! LOL There is no room for a wife when men go to the candy store.

Went to several of the tent sales. Never left without buying something. Sure, some of the equipment is so so, but what ever I bought always went the distance.

I bought my first 10" table saw from them back in 1992 when they were on Reach Road in Williamsport, just about 10 miles from thier present location.
 

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Wow, that is a hardship story if I ever heard one! LOL There is no room for a wife when men go to the candy store.

not true.. not what so ever...
mine loved to go w/ me...
the store owners loved seeing her....
she was shopaholic...
I'd get my stuff and she always got me more stuff...
 

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Well gentlemen,,, the day got off to a rather rough start:

it took 40+ years of driving but I finally hit one about 10 minutes into the trip
 

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After a quick check on the doe and the truck, I said the hell with it, I"m getting a bandsaw today... consoled the wife a bit (she's a big deer lover) and off we went. Damage was/is all cosmetic, with other than the obvious needing replaced, the condenser/radiator/radiator fan all need replaced, but were fully operational and didn't hinder anything.
The occasional chatter of the fan hitting the radiator had to be ignored at times *L* So other than looking like one of the ole Sphinx brothers, we were good to go.

so anyways.. for the 2nd time MapQuest gave me some bogus directions. Sent us out of our way by about 45 minutes one way. We dug out the ole road map, figured out what we needed to do and got it all squared away. Arrived at Grizzly around 9:45am...parking lot was not full of cars like i had expected. Quite a few, but not nearly as packed as you might have expected. I swear I heard the angels sing as I walked into the door :) Just so much equipment in one place is awesome.

In total, there was probably in the neighborhood of 25-30 buyers browsing around the place. I grabbed the first salesman I could find and asked where the scratch and dent area was located. He pointed me in the right direction and the wife and I made a B line for it. I gotta say, that either my expectations were way to high, they just didn't have much in the way of scratch and dent merchandise or I just missed something (doubtful). The scratch and dent area was in the back of the store. All of the equipment that had something wrong with it, had notes describing what was wrong and the parts required to fix it. That i thought was pretty cool. At least you knew what you were getting into. Alot of metal working machinery on hand and the like. Some accessories and only 2 bandsaws. 1 I wouldn't even consider and the 2nd already had a SOLD sign on it. 5 or 6 tablesaws. 2 were pretty much parts machines, 1 slider, 1 12" saw and a couple of 10's that were going for 1400. Very nice saws, but a bit over priced for what all was wrong with em. Several what I would consider really good deals on woodworking lathes. I asked if there was anything else they were planning on bringing out. NOPE..what was out was what they had. So off the the sales floor we went...

Have to say, there is nothing like being able to compare first hand one machine to another... looked em over, see the specs etc...Hand an idea going up what I wanted so I kinda focused on that particular saw, comparing it to the others. I wasn't really sold on the ceramic guides alot of their saws had so in the end, I had em load up a
GO513X2. I asked the manager that if they would just give me the saw, I"d make sure to mention them at least once a day on the forum and the more they would anti-up the more free advertising they would get *L*... he laughed, said cash, check or plastic.. the guy had a sense of humor and seemed to know his way around the band saws. I wanted a 1" blade and he pretty much talked me out of it. said the 3/4" will give much better results for resawing. We left the place with 3 additional blades and a pretty nice, fully warranted Grizzzz.. I'll post a thread on the saw once I get her up and running... I got to tell ya , this saw is a beast...400+ pounds and it looks twice as big in my shop as it did on the sales floor.
 

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