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Old 06-08-2009, 05:57 AM   #1
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Default Garrett-Wade remake of Stanley Odd Job #1

Garrett-Wade remake of Stanley Odd Job #1



A nice tool -- you can do a lot with it. Level, square, circles, arcs.

http://www.garrettwade.com/historic-.../p/23N02ddd01/
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:28 AM   #2
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Default Re: Garrett-Wade remake of Stanley Odd Job #1

When they started advertising these, HF also started, then Garrett Wade noticed the HF ones ALSO had Garrett Wade on them. The picture was changed, but I am quite sure they are from the same factory, and at a cheaper price. Also, if you have one local, you can go through them to make sure you find a good one.
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:19 AM   #3
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Default Re: Garrett-Wade remake of Stanley Odd Job #1

If that's the case, I'm surprised. The casting and machining on these are very, very good.

I agree with the reviews on GW that the set screw needs improvement.
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:25 AM   #4
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Default Re: Garrett-Wade remake of Stanley Odd Job #1

Be careful with GW tools some of them are of quite cheap quality and manufacturing keep in mind their only storefront and shipping is from NYC where there are no $.99 value meals in their neighborhood.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:43 PM   #5
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Full disclosure here- I'm one of the owners of Garrett Wade.

-B- I'm sorry you feel you've gotten some "cheap quality" tools from us (Garrett Wade). We work hard to focus on quality & unique tools. When we do sell something that is "decent quality"- not exceptional (for those occasional jobs) we work hard to let customers know. If you've had an issue with one of our tools please send me an email & I'll make sure we get you something you're happy with. (As an aside we have a McDonald's down the street. Also we've moved our warehouse to Ohio a few years back.)

As far as remakes go if you like the odd-job you may want to check out our version of the Yankee-Push Drill http://www.garrettwade.com/product.asp?pn=69P01.01

I can't comment on the 1st comment regarding "HF" as I'm not sure what that stands for. Thought I can assure you we don't sell our Odd-Job to anyone so you might want to compare them.
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:37 PM   #6
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I can't comment on the 1st comment regarding "HF" as I'm not sure what that stands for. Thought I can assure you we don't sell our Odd-Job to anyone so you might want to compare them.
"HF" in this case = Harbor Freight tools.

Here is a link
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=96168
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:30 AM   #7
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Huh, interesting. thanks for the link. I don't know anything about theirs but the finish looks different. They don't get it from us.
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:38 AM   #8
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Hey GW I'm glad you're here! Welcome to the garage. I'm a big fan of your toolage and have spent hundreds with your company over the years. I've always been very satisfied with my purchases, and consider GW to be an upscale toolery. Welcome!

Now if I could just find the most recent GW catalog...it's here somewhere...
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:24 AM   #9
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I bought one of these in 2000 from Rockler. Found the instruction sheet in the original box. I plan to read it soon.

http://[URL="http://s27.photobucket.com/user/JOrvis/media/Odd%20Job%20Tool/ojwriteup_zpsorbnsvbf.jpg.html"][/URL]

http://[URL="http://s27.photobucket.com/user/JOrvis/media/Odd%20Job%20Tool/ojob%20A_zpsbqzgouuv.jpg.html"][/URL]

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Default Re: Garrett-Wade remake of Stanley Odd Job #1

Am I the only one that sees ad in the first post? What's up with that?
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Old 08-18-2015, 02:54 PM   #11
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Am I the only one that sees ad in the first post? What's up with that?
The link at the bottom of that post (#1) takes you to GW's version of the tool.....but note that this thread is from 2009.

I assume you're here because of the Woodpecker's One Time version of the tool. I've never used a GW tool, but I see that their ruler is Maple with brass edging. The Woodpeckers is all billet aluminum.

I ordered the Woodpeckers deluxe set, btw!
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:50 PM   #13
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Woodpeckers has gone done the same road as Bridge City Toolworks with this "collector tool" pricing. They both make nice stuff but the prices are nuts.
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:59 PM   #14
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HF doesn't show anything like this nowadays.
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Old 08-27-2015, 02:28 AM   #15
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Woodpeckers has gone done the same road as Bridge City Toolworks with this "collector tool" pricing. They both make nice stuff but the prices are nuts.
I just found out about Woodpeckers by coincidence. Some nice stuff. Haven't looked into it too much so I can't say whether I think the prices are nuts for what you get. They're a pretty small operation though. Don't they sort of collect orders to get the funding before they make a run?
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