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Forum topic by rantingrich posted 11-25-2014 03:09 AM 1646 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-25-2014 03:09 AM

While on Grizzlys site a couple of weeks ago, I ordered their catalog.

WOW! Companies still make expensive printed catalogs?

No mind they spared no nickel. Glossy, full color high end printing. Must be 1 and a half inches thick. The cover is even EMBOSSED with a Grizzly bear.

Very impressed BUT I wonder how much of the price my future bandsaw from them is to cover the setup, printing mailing and storage costs for this.

BUT it sits on the back tank of my toilet and is read every day more than once. It really os a nice pieces of printing BUT man$$$$$


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#1 posted 11-25-2014 04:06 AM

Getting the Grizzly catalog now days is like getting the Sears Christmas catalog when I was a kid.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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#2 posted 11-25-2014 04:07 AM

Yep their still doing it ,Enjoy!

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#3 posted 11-25-2014 11:36 AM

If you like the Grizzly catalog, try Lee Valley’s. Not nearly as thick, but with little tidbits of info throughout, and i want one of everything in the book. Then, there is is the Lee Valley Hardware catalog—knobs, hinges and latches that are incredible to look at. Give me those three books and a Powerball winning ticket—i could stay broke forever!!

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#4 posted 11-25-2014 11:41 AM

You want to see a catalog? Request Hammer/Felder machinery. It’s a hardback.

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#5 posted 11-25-2014 02:24 PM

You wanna talk CATALOGS??? Get ahold of a W.W. Grainger catalog. They have EVERYTHING in there! The last one I had was about 4 or 5 inches thick, no telling how thick the newest version is!

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#6 posted 11-25-2014 04:58 PM

The Grainger I picked up this summer is 3” thick. That thing is a hoss.

-- Trust me I'm an engineer.

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#7 posted 11-26-2014 05:10 AM

How about the money Harbor Freight must spend weekly on magazine and newspaper flyers and ads? I expect it far exceeds what Grizzly spends on nice catalogs.

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#8 posted 11-26-2014 05:33 AM

The Holy Grail of catalogs is McMaster-Carr. I’ve only seen one copy and it was a very old one which probably came second-hand from a machine shop. I’ve heard of a toolmaker from a Fortune 500 company who couldn’t convince McMaster to send him one despite ordering thousands of dollars of supplies from them on a monthly basis.

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#9 posted 11-27-2014 03:42 AM

“Primary girlfriend” – implies that there is more than one. So tell us – how do you manage it?

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#10 posted 11-27-2014 04:08 AM

We used to have a ton of McMaster catalogs. He’ll give em out to anybody. Nowadays people use McMasters website, which should be the gold standard for online catalogs. Even if you don’t need anything I feel like people should search McMaster just to see what a parts website should be like. Grainger and msc are unusable by comparison.

Grizzly catalog generates a lot of sales I think. Worth every penny.

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#11 posted 11-27-2014 05:14 AM

A buck and a quarter.

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#12 posted 11-27-2014 05:39 AM

”...sits on the back of my toilet… read.every day more than once”

Quite a surprise. Judging by the velocity and content of posts I’d have guessed more full than not.

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#13 posted 11-27-2014 11:01 AM

Well …Mark Kornell….. It’s like this, you got to have a primary a secondary and a third string. Just got to remember to called them pet names, not their real first names, Called em Sweetie and sugar and stuff like that.

I like to meet them online and choose em at least 100 miles away. That way they are close enough to go sound the weekend with but too far away for the dreaded POP IN.

So if you make plans for the weekend with 2 or three of them at least two or one are gunna back out cause a kids sick or their husband won’t let them go out on a date this weekend or they are in jail. It’s always something. SO then one will usually show up. Wala Busy weekend.

If for what ever reason all three show up at my house you will know cause I will not be posting anything any longer because I am DEAD or in the hospital.

Also look on the news for the news… ” A 52 year old Southern Illinois man was beaten to death this Friday evening… Three very angry female suspects are in custody….”

-- Rich

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#14 posted 11-27-2014 03:15 PM

I think I still have a half dozen or so McMaster catalogs in the basement, the newest being 3 or 4 years old. Where I used to work, I’d get at least two a year sent to me. The last MSC catalog I got was two volumes with a total thickness of around 7 inches.

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#15 posted 11-27-2014 03:41 PM

Been getting that catalog since I bought the 1023 10 years ago. It replaced the sears catalog as my christmas book when I was a kid. I remember seeing that book come in the mail as a kid and spending hours looking through it. Never had any hope of getting the toys as we were dirt poor, but it was fun. Same with that griz catalog.

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