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    a brief visit at Grizzly

    As you know, I met up with Jay at the Grizzly store in Springfield, MO the other day.
    I hadn't been there in several months and noticed some changes. Wish I had more time to browse but wife was waiting and pocketbook was screaming in fear. They had a lot of specials on table all over the place, spending lots and lots of money would have been very easy.
    I got out of there for under $40.00 for a few needed small items.
    The new white Polar Bear line was quite prominent. A salesman said it was simply a new marketing strategy. Oh, he also said to expect price increases come Jan. 1, 2011. Need to save up and get that belt sander I need ASAP.
    On the machine tool side I saw large machines with South Bend brand on them. I dunno if that is a Grizzly brand or if they are simply selling that brand from another manufacturer.
    I was kinda majorly irked when I saw the new G0698 lathe.
    http://www.grizzly.com/products/18-X...od-Lathe/G0698
    This is a really powerful, heavy duty and heavy machine with several well thought out features. It is larger, stouter and heavier, more powerful than my G0632.
    But the "irk" part is that it costs almost $200.00 LESS than the G0632. Go figger.
    As always, the people I dealt with were friendly and very efficient.
    It is definitely a boys toys playground.
    "Folks is funny critters."

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    Frank Grizzly bought out South Bend and is still making the machine under that name and in the same plant. They done this close to 2 years ago. Great stuff if you are looking for that type of equipment.
    Real "Big boy" stuff
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    Boy toys???

    Come on, guys. Boy toys are guys for girls to play with.

    These tools are for all of us.

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    Atta girl Carol. Crack that whip. ;-))
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    Boy toys???

    Come on, guys. Boy toys are guys for girls to play with.

    These tools are for all of us.
    OK OK Carol I give there BIG KID toys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Caughron View Post
    Frank Grizzly bought out South Bend and is still making the machine under that name and in the same plant. They done this close to 2 years ago. Great stuff if you are looking for that type of equipment.
    Real "Big boy" stuff
    Nope, jest browsin'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    Boy toys???

    Come on, guys. Boy toys are guys for girls to play with.

    These tools are for all of us.
    Ye musta been an Englush teecher in a previous life.
    OK, boys toys.
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    C'mon Carol. We all know you're a lady through and through, but you're still one of 'the boys' in our hearts and minds.

    Sounds like a good visit, Frank. One of these days I hope to see a Grizzly showroom in person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    C'mon Carol. We all know you're a lady through and through, but you're still one of 'the boys' in our hearts and minds.

    Sounds like a good visit, Frank. One of these days I hope to see a Grizzly showroom in person.
    Bring the platinum card and leave wife home.
    "Folks is funny critters."

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