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Old 06-29-2009, 09:51 AM   #1
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I think I found my new favorite hardware store. I've been casually thinking about work benches for a new space I'm tackling and ran across these cast iron legs from Lee. The...
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:03 AM   #2
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Those legs are A+ nice, but I can't afford to spend $229 on a pair. I used to look at their catalog all the time but so many prices were out of my reach that I rarely do anymore.

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Old 06-29-2009, 11:05 AM   #3
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This is the catalog to get genuinely good stuff from. Pricey, but always worth it.
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:13 AM   #4
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They are located here in Ottawa! A local favourite for years...
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:39 PM   #5
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Looks about like it may work for a sweing machine table...but a work bench? Might be stuedy enough ro polish tools on. Pretty though.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:43 PM   #6
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Fancy stuff for sure....I've lusted after those tools as well.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:45 PM   #7
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Hi, I have been dealing for years, and they have THE BEST customer service and warranties I have ever dealt with...
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:48 PM   #8
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Looks about like it may work for a sweing machine table...but a work bench? Might be stuedy enough ro polish tools on. Pretty though.
Hell yes a work bench... Nothing looks better than "fancy stuff" that has been used HARD.
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:01 PM   #9
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Yep, Lee Valley rocks. I'm aching for them to offer another free shipping promo so I can order a few little things.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:58 AM   #10
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I have quite a few Lee Valley bits and pieces. When I'm in a city near one of their stores I always check in with the "discount" corner beside the order counter. I'm far more frugal than most, yet I find my money best spent at LV. However, that' not to say that I'll buy fancy new planes because they're pretty. I'll use my father's. But things like a striking knife are invaluable but not that expensive. I don't like their ruler stop but it works well on their ruler but I had to make some for other rules. And the list goes on. I also find that LV has stuff that noone else has and indeed stuff that belongs in the history books. But, sometimes you need that kind of stuff and you'll just have to bite the bullet and spend the bucks. I needed scrapers and nowhere could I find them except at LV. Be frugal, not cheap where frugality is the best path and you'll buy LV, sometimes.

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Old 06-30-2009, 09:03 AM   #11
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I wish their catalogs were viewable online.
interesting stuff for sure!
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:04 PM   #12
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I wish their catalogs were viewable online.
interesting stuff for sure!
They are viewable.

Go to:

http://www.leevalley.com/

and use the tabs at the top.

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Old 06-30-2009, 03:54 PM   #13
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while i apprecaiate lee valley for their product lines, most times i can find the same or close to the same at other retailers for less...........some things are just too good to pass up tho...........i really like their write ups too, of the stuff they selll.........educational and entertaining at times.........and a canadian success story............
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Old 06-30-2009, 06:57 PM   #14
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Damn those things weigh 120 lbs a pair. I bet they make a damn stout work bench. I would say at least 100 times more durable than a Gladiator bench.
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:46 AM   #15
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...........i really like their write ups too, of the stuff they selll.........educational and entertaining at times.........
I agree. I wish other online retailers emulate after them.
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:17 PM   #16
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Very cool, I have a mini lathe that is from the teens or twenties that deserves and old style bench!
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Yep, Lee Valley rocks. I'm aching for them to offer another free shipping promo so I can order a few little things.
funny you should say that.

free shipping july 9 to 19th, according to their email newsletter. includes the contiguous US.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:06 PM   #18
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funny you should say that.

free shipping july 9 to 19th, according to their email newsletter. includes the contiguous US.
I got that too - a post about it will be posted on TG tomorrow.

BUT, I'm going to be out of town for a while, so I'll be unable to accept any orders. =(
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Old 07-11-2009, 04:34 PM   #19
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I've owned a pair of these LVT legs for about 10 years. I keep finding new uses for them (just change the table top and, voila, new table). I've used it as a dining table and a workbench, though now it supports my big plasma. Every garage-guy should be getting LVT's catalogs.
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:33 AM   #20
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The way I can afford to buy LV stuff: I buy the "close-out items" and when & then use the free shipping special. Can't beat that. I have gotten some fine tools and hardware from LV this way..

Just placed a healthy order last evening..
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