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Bill Wilson
Bill Wilson
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Last Activity: Today, 02:41 PM
Joined: 06-21-2006
Location: Butler, PA
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  • Bill Wilson
    replied to Harbor Fraught
    I wonder if their effort to offer better quality products may have something to do with it. Seems like they want to market themselves as something more than just a cheap tool supplier. Maybe reducing the number of things eligible for the big discount coupons is part of a campaign to change their image....
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  • I've owned both tilting table and tilting head saws. My current saw is an EX-21 (pre-Chinese made version) with the tilting head. I have to say that for beveled cuts, I much prefer the EX over my previous tilting table saws (Craftsman and Dewalt). I think a lot of it is the rack & pinion angle...
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  • Bill Wilson
    replied to What scroll saw should I buy?
    I had a Dewalt for several years. It was a fine saw. I eventually sold it and upgraded to an Ex-21 (shortly before producton moved to China), which I am quite happy with. However, I would have no problem if I had to go back to a Dewalt.

    Your EX-30 must be pretty old. I didn't think...
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  • Bill Wilson
    replied to Picked up a new toy yesterday!
    According to the innerweb;

    "Kobalt is owned by Lowe’s, but the products are made by Chervon Holdings, a company that owns various power tools and outdoor equipment brands. Not to be confused with Chevron, the oil company based in California, Chervon is a Chinese-based firm that was...
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  • Kim Stone
    Kim Stone posted a Visitor Message for Bill Wilson
    I live in a small town called Alburtis, Pa.
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  • Bill Wilson
    replied to Hello from Pennsylvania
    Greetings from Western PA. What part of the state are you from?
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  • Bill Wilson
    replied to Box elder
    I've only ever seen box elder in pictures. Stunning colorization. I wonder if it holds up when finishes are applied and/or exposure to UV light....
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  • Bill Wilson
    replied to Picked up a new toy yesterday!
    The days of stand alone, "Made in America" tool companies has long been just a fading memory in the minds of aging baby boomers. I think the most surprising thing these days, is how often these tool companies change hands and/or are absorbed into ever larger corporate conglomerates....
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  • Bill Wilson
    replied to Picked up a new toy yesterday!
    The upright looks similar to the Kobalt I bought last year.



    It is much quieter than my old Cambell Hausfeld compressor. I wouldn't be surprised if they are made in the same factory....
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