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Offline Matty04

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Acme Tools
« on: March 12, 2018, 10:02 PM »
Hey guys has anyone used Acme Tools as an online retailer?  I have not used them before and was wondering if anyone has had a good/bad experience with the company.  I need a couple of bandsaw blades and Acme has them on sale on their website.
Much thanks
Michael

Offline live4ever

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Re: Acme Tools
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 10:20 PM »
Plenty.  They’re great.

They have some good sales around various holidays...10-15%, even 20% off an item.  Get on their email list.
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Offline RKA

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Re: Acme Tools
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 10:30 PM »
All the time.  I’ve found their customer service to be very good.  I had a problem with a Milwaukee tool, they shipped out another asap, and let me test the two side by side and return the one I didn’t want.  No extra charge on my CC, no stipulation that I need to return the first tool, no nonsense.  In a separate incident I had placed an order on Black Friday, they had a better deal offered on Cyber Monday, and after calling they offered to refund the difference.  They didn’t have to, but I was happy they did.
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Offline RustE

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Re: Acme Tools
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 10:31 PM »
Only problem I had with them was a damaged box of Granat abrasive. The rest of my order was fine.

A friend’s Dad out west seems to spend a lot of money with Acme. Doubt he would do that if they’re horrible.

Offline Matty04

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Re: Acme Tools
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 10:33 PM »
Thanks for all the responses that’s great to here.  They have a saw that I like too but having never used them, apprehension always gets the best me.

Michael

Offline Matty04

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Re: Acme Tools
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 10:34 PM »
Thanks again
Michael

Offline Retired Chippy

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Re: Acme Tools
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 10:34 PM »
Good experience with them.
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Acme Tools
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2018, 10:52 PM »
I visit Acme at least once a month. They’re a great group to deal with. Especially when they have an open house. At open houses they have a multitude of tool deals to offer. The last one was a 5” Milwaukee Fuel brushless, cordless grinder with an 18V battery for $125. They also special order most any tool.

Acme = Tool Crib of the North...their old moniker.

Offline rst

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Re: Acme Tools
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2018, 07:06 AM »
While I don't live anywhere near Cheese, I'm in Central PA, I've also been buying from them since they where Tool Crib.  They have always been great.  Their old catalogs were as addicting as Festools in the day.  It was the gateway drug to tools most people did not know existed.  My pressure washer is one of theirs and is 30+ years old...Honda motor of course.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Acme Tools
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2018, 10:14 AM »
Acme was one of the original advertisers in a new magazine called Fine Woodworking, back when it was published in black ink on white paper.seems like they have the business model figured out.

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Re: Acme Tools
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2018, 10:39 AM »
These guys were one of the first top dogs on the internet.  They were bought out by Amazon way back when and had a non compete for a decade or so.  They've always been a leader in the space.

https://www.popularwoodworking.com/article/tool-crib-of-the-north-is-back-as-acme-tools
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Offline Peter_C

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Re: Acme Tools
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2018, 11:09 AM »
I have bought from Acme more than a few times. Although Cheese needs to step up and let us know when the Fuel grinders at the special sale are happening ;)

For now though here are a few coupons for Acme.


Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Acme Tools
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2018, 11:43 AM »
I bought all of my Bosch Lboxxes from Acme Tools almost 2 years ago.  I got 10% off for Memorial Day and free shipping.  I'm super happy with them.
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Acme Tools
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2018, 11:56 AM »
Although Cheese needs to step up and let us know when the Fuel grinders at the special sale are happening ;)

Ya, I just went there to check out some Festool stuff and walked into a Milwaukee display. Walked out with Milwaukee stuff and nothing with the Festool name on it...that was a first.  [eek]

Offline rst

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Re: Acme Tools
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2018, 01:56 PM »
I love my Festool systainers and have 90+ with a vast assortment of makers tools contained.  That being said I bought a new 12v impact driver from Acme as it came in the new small packout and also bought another with the bins.  I'm intending to buy the wheeled packouts for site work as they are really tough looking.

Offline RussellS

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Re: Acme Tools
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2018, 05:51 PM »
I have an Acme tool store in my town.  Downtown.  Agree with the prior person saying they used to be Tool Crib of the North.  In my town there were two tool stores.  On the same street about 1/4 mile apart near downtown.  Odd they were so close to each other considering my town area is about 20 miles by 20 miles in size.  Anyway, this store had another name long ago.  Then became Tool Crib.  Then Acme.  And now changed locations too.  And the other competitor is no more.  Acme carries Festool tools on the shelf when I visit.  Can play/handle them in person.  And lots and lots of other tools too.  Sawstop table saws too.  I've only bought a few small things from them over the years.

Offline live4ever

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Re: Acme Tools
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2018, 06:59 PM »
Interesting about the whole TCN/Amazon backstory.  I guess that's why all of a sudden around 2010/2011 I said, "Hey look at this great online tool store I didn't know about!"
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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Acme Tools
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2018, 12:08 PM »
LOVE AcmeTools. I've spent many thousands through them. They are definitely my go to, especially when they do their 10-15% off coupons!
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Offline thudchkr

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Re: Acme Tools
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2018, 06:08 AM »
I have one of their local stores just a little over a mile from the house. Have been buying tools from there since the local store opened. I will occasionally order from their online presence as well. Oftentimes I can get it quicker that way than having the local order it in for me. If time is not important, I typically order the item  through my local store where they pretty much know me, (and Roo), by name. I’ve had them even do price matching on items others are offering more cheaply, such as the orange big box in town. They’ve also price matched internet prices on occasion as well. There have been many times I don’t hesitate to pay a little more for an item from them because their service is worth so much to me.

They are also a servicing center for most of their tool lines. They offer blade sharpening services, but I feel there are others that provide better service on my carbide blades.

Free shipping from their online ordering at $100 means most of our tool purchases qualify. I’m sure most here will be happy with what they have to offer.
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Offline Don T

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Re: Acme Tools
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2018, 12:24 PM »
No problem at all.
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Offline Matty04

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Re: Acme Tools
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2018, 11:41 PM »
Just a follow up...Purchased a Laguna 14/12 bandsaw and a handful of blades from Acme Tools and it arrived in just-fine condition. I guess that has more to do with the chosen carrier but I’m certain Acme has a say in their logistics.  Their customer service sold me versus other vendors, the questions I asked were answered rather than the boxed response of you’ll need to contact Laguna...haven’t assembled the saw yet, still waiting on the mobile base, something about a snow storm up north however it was 64 degrees and sunny here in Texas. Thanks again

Michael

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Acme Tools
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2018, 08:23 AM »
@Matty04

Yes we had snow/rain/wind all together up north yesterday. Several people are w/o electricity still  [mad]

Hope you get your base soon. I have been lurking at the Laguna bandsaw for a while and would like to hear from your experience.

Mario
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