I want purchase the X3 Mill, but it is only available through online store. It it not available at my local HF.
Recently I received a 15% coupon in the flyer but it says it is only for local store.
Does HF ever sent out coupons for online store?
How often do they have the 20% coupons?
Last edited by in2steam; 03-26-2007 at 04:42 PM.
I get their email and postal special/sales.
They have been really stingy with their 20% coupons as of late.
Just an fyi.
You know that might because I have a local now and they send me those, but the funny thing is there specials never match, but the local will match the online prices.
Here's a 15% coupon for 'ya that's good for a little while...but it does mention that it's for retail stores only.
Resize it to 3.5"x2.75" and print it out.
When you say "x3 was on b/o through them as of about a week ago". What do you mean? What is b/o?
b/o is back order
I chatted online about a month ago with their(HF's) CSRs on march 3 they only had a couple left at that time, and they were encouraging me to order right then. I was not going to because they were not the best deal, and at regular price they are not grizzly is. I have been in posts here directly stating they were on backorder with no release date. That only means they don't know when they are coming, it seems to take around 3-4 months to get shipments in from china at this point. I am waiting for a super x3 from grizzly, they recieved some early in the month, but apparently not enough as I order mine later. Grizzly did have the regular X3 as of then, if I don't hear anything by the end of this week I am ordering the x3 and canceling the super.
Since HF coupons are no good for online orders, I will be buying the Grizzley X3. The HF is $1000 & with $50 for shipping it is $1050. The Grizzley is $950 with $93 it is $1043. For the same price, I am going to buy the better looking green Grizzley then the red HF. I have read that Grizzley has a better quality then HF even though they are made in same factory.
I have a Grizzly mill G1007 and a Grizzly lathe G4000 (9x19), I also have a Harbor Freight mini-mill and a Harbor Freight lathe 33274 (12x36). The Grizzly lathe comparable to my HF12x36 has better designed handles on the crossfeed and the compound, but would have cost me more than $400 dollars more. HF's mill (sort of) comparable to my G1007 had a much smaller table. My G4000 came with more accessories at the time I bought it than the HF 9x20 (I know I went to the HF store and had them open a crate for me so that I could see what it came with). However, my G4000 did not come with the riser blocks for the lathe that are standard with the HF 9x20, so it is more difficult to use the gear change. My HF mini-mill has the R8 spindle whereas the Grizzly mini-mill has an MT3 spindle.
My conclusion is that in some cases the Grizzly machine has better specifications, construction or accessories than the comparable Harbor Freight machine, but not always. You will generally pay more for the Grizzly (especially if you have to have it shipped to you). It is often necessary to evaluate the particular machine and your particular needs. I have nothing but praise for Grizzly's customer service, however, I have never had to use HF's customer service (go figure).
Thanks for the coupon, I found one in stock about 50 miles away and just picked it up.
Now I can quit obsessing over which one and start obsessing over how to CNC it.