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    WC Visit

    Stopped at WC in Raleigh yesterday on my way out of town. Almost passed it up on my way to Klingspor.

    Found what I was looking for, a piece of lacewood. Did not find any at Klingspor.

    And then there was the controversial part of my WC visit. The staff has always been friendly and helpful to me. I know some on this sawdust pile have not had the same interaction.

    Any way, while checking out, my staff person answered the phone because everyone else was busy and the WC computers are slow. I didn't mind. Don't know what the conversation was about but he did look something up for the caller and then I heard this...

    "You might look at NCwoodworker.net for..."
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    They are aware of us there. The owner just doesn't do much to support us. I've not had bad experiences there. I just prefer Klingspor due to the fact that they fully support our group.
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    Re: WC Visit

    I've often found the price just a little better at Klingspors than WC also, although to be fair, I dealt mostly with WC in Cincinnati because it was near our terminal, and I was there often. The WC in Matthews is a very long drive from my home near Newton.
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    I will drive to Hickory from work (Lincolnton) 28 miles one way or from my house in Charlotte (60 miles one way) before I will go to WC in Matthews (17 miles one way). Just my preference; also, the folks in Hickory are easier to talk to.
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    Everything I have bought at Klingspor has been top quality, lower priced (i shop around on the internet), and the people are more helpful and friendly than any place I have been. Why shop anywhere else?

    My one exception is lumber. I try to buy from local mills like Scott Smith.



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    Re: WC Visit

    I tend to prefer WC when in Raleigh. That will probably get me knocked off this forum but I've not had as good results with K in Raleigh as with WC. I live in New Bern and have no wood working store options here. However I will say that the Klingspor's in Hickory is an excellent store and better than Raleigh's WC. Mainly because they are the catalog center for that operation so they have a better stock. Also that store is better laid out so I can find what I want. Though both places have sent me catalogs I tend to buy stuff via catalog from Klingspors and Lee Valley.

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    I do love Klingspoor. It depends on what is on sale, and what is available to try before I buy.
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