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    I just received catalog 121 from McMaster-Carr. The first pm will get you catalog 120.

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    PM Sent.

    Even if I'm not first, thanks for the kind offer!

    Mike

    Originally posted by JMS6449 View Post
    I just received catalog 121 from McMaster-Carr. The first pm will get you catalog 120.

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    • #3
      Why bother with the paper catalog? Everything is now online at:

      http://www.mcmaster.com/#

      The last catalog I got was #101. Since then I've been doing everything with them online. The catalogs are obsolete the day they're printed. I can't count the number of times I called them with an order to find either the product spec or the price had changed. In some cases they no longer even carried the part.

      I setup an online account and know exactly how much items cost before I even make an order.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by projectnut View Post
        Why bother with the paper catalog?
        Some folks, like myself still like books. Its nice to sit down with a book and get ideas. Hard to do with the internet.

        But.... When I do decide to buy something its done online. I like BOTH forms of media. Why be limited. JR
        My old yahoo group. Bridgeport Mill Group

        https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...port_mill/info

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JRouche View Post
          Some folks, like myself still like books. Its nice to sit down with a book and get ideas. Hard to do with the internet.

          But.... When I do decide to buy something its done online. I like BOTH forms of media. Why be limited. JR
          I agree, online catalogs leave much to be desired. I don't know anything about McMaster-Carr, but I have used MSC's big book for years and like it. Its a good catalog, but their online stuff really sucks. I hope in my lifetime, I don't have to have only the "online catalog".
          Sarge

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          • #6
            MikeL 46 is the first and will receive the catalog.

            I too prefer the catalog for the same reasons as above, but use the electronic version to download cad files.

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            • #7
              I just got a #121 as well. I have a nice #118 if anyone wants it for cost of shipping.
              Kansas City area

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              • #8
                McMaster's web site is about as good as they get! I still prefer the catalog tho, seems I can find things quicker, although I order on line. should see 121 on my desk Monday. Bob.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Toolguy View Post
                  I just got a #121 as well. I have a nice #118 if anyone wants it for cost of shipping.
                  I'll pay the shipping, Thank you!

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                  • #10
                    McMaster has the pinnacle of commerce website design IMHO and they are one of the very few big businesses that are still all about the customer.

                    I never use the paper catalog anymore since everything,including the catalog pages are online.Plus I have my order history available so it's easy to find those 3/32 stainless E-rings I ordered six months ago.
                    I just need one more tool,just one!

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                    • #11
                      Flylo gets the catalog. I'll figure out shipping and let you know the amount.
                      Kansas City area

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                      • #12
                        Now you guys tell me the old catalogs are still sought after.....I threw 4 away not too long ago when cleaning the office.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sarge41 View Post
                          I agree, online catalogs leave much to be desired. I don't know anything about McMaster-Carr, but I have used MSC's big book for years and like it. Its a good catalog, but their online stuff really sucks. I hope in my lifetime, I don't have to have only the "online catalog".
                          Sarge
                          MSC's website is pretty close to the worst thing any human being could possibly come up with, and the sad thing is that it
                          is actually better than it was 5 years ago.... Still sucks and blows at the same though.

                          Not to mention that MSC is bar none the worst supplier in the metal cutting industry.

                          McM's website is night and day to MSC's... It learns apparently. I actually think its gotten a little worse the
                          past few years, but its good enough that I haven't cracked a catalog in a few years.. And they just sent me
                          a new one.. (I only get the odd #'s, they skip me on the evens). I give out the old ones to customers...

                          If you want a lesson in frustration, try searching MSC for a 7/8" drill. You will get pages and pages and pages of
                          drills with a 1-7/8" length of cut... Because we always worry about how deep we can use the drill, and then
                          later on think about what DIAMETER the hole should be. Because the size of the hole doesn't matter, just
                          how deep the drill can go.

                          MSC is the worst corporation ever. Their web site developers should be drilled and tapped, planed and shaped, and then
                          tossed in the scrap bucket.

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                          • #14
                            You know what is really nice? McMaster moved their North East operation to a new 600,000 sq. ft. building less than 5 miles from my house! Can you say "Will Call"? Amazon just built a 1,000,000 sq. ft. distribution center right next door.

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                            • #15
                              i find printed catalogs useful when i'm making something from scratch. i can thumb through and see a picture of a piece of hardware that i might not have known about or thought about. if i already know what i need, sure, an online catalog is fine, but if i don't know what i need then a printed one is beneficial.

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