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W.L. Hall Workshop

Brick and Mortar

Tried & True Tools
250 N.E. Osborne Road
Fridley, MN 55432
763-574-0407
Old tools never die, they just trade hands.  T&T sells new tools too.

Rockler Woodworking
Ridgedale, Burnsville, Maplewood
Hardware, hand tools, exotic lumber, and stuff. Additional locations at Ridgedale, Maplewood, and Burnsville.

Woodcraft
9741 Lyndale Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55420
612-884-3634
Handtools, powertools, hardware, finishing, wood, and workshops.

Harbor Freight
725 45TH Avenue N.E.
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
763-571-9390
If tools are too much for your wallet everywhere else, Harbor Frieght is the place for you. This place sells imported tools at cut-rate prices. Of course, you do get what you pay for, but some of it works. Of particular interest is the mini cut-off saw, the likes of which we haven't seen elsewhere at these prices.

 

Web/catalog retailers

Highland Hardware
800-241-6748
Offers unique, high quality hand and power tools for the discerning craftsperson. Offers a wide range of classes on woodworking topics by respected professionals. Supporters of craft education programs.

Bridge City Tool Works
800-253-3332
Makers of beautiful, highly accurate, expensive-and-worth-every-penny, measuring and layout tools for the discerning woodworker. Needless to say, we don't have any of these tools in the shop.

Garrett Wade Tools
800-221-2942
New York City? Catalog retailers of high quality hand tools. Stuff that nobody else sells.

Lee Valley Tool
800-267-8735
Excellent variety of high-quality traditional tools and innovative new products. The designers and makers of Veritas tools. Leonard Lee, the president is our personal sharpening guru.

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks
800-327-2520
Manufactures of highest quality hand planes. Brass, bronze, and iron planes in traditional forms. Again, we don't have any.

Japan Woodworker
800-537-7820
Many people swear that traditional Japanese chisels have no equal. We cannot judge as we are unable to afford them. Japanese saws however are a different matter all together.

amazon.com -- Tools & Hardware
800-343-4205
Tool Crib just isn't the same since they were bought by the big A, but they are still the next best thing to Seven Corners Hardware/Tools on Sale. These two will beat each other's prices, but then what. If we put 'em out of business we'll pay more to someone else.

Harbor Freight
763-571-9390
If tools are too much for your wallet everywhere else, Harbor Frieght is the place for you. This place sells imported tools at cut-rate prices. Of course, you do get what you pay for, but some of it works. Of particular interest is the mini cut-off saw, the likes of which we haven't seen elsewhere at these prices.

Micro-Mark
800-225-1066
"The Small Tool Specialists." Modeling and other small tools you can't find anywhere else.

 

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