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As I told some of you guys, my wife drug me to Amish country earlier this week. There were several hardware stores of varying size and stock, but one in particular blew me away. We stayed in Walnut Creek but we ventured out to a little town called Charm, OH. In the midst of old farm houses with no electric and a few little B&B lies Keim Lumber Co. To put it simply, it makes every hardware/home improvement store I've been in previously look like a shack. I don't even want to guess how many hundreds of thousands of square feet this place is, but they had by far the most extensive power tool lone in stock I've ever seen at a B&M store. While not full lines, they had a huge selection of Milwaukee, Dewalt, Makita, Bosch, and Porter Cable. The had chargers on display and every single tool with a battery had a charge so you could actually try it out. They had bins of bare power tools stacked up in a fashion much like produce at a grocery store. 




Here is the Milwaukee display:




And the Makita display:




Bosch and PC:




Couldn't get a good angle on it, but at the far end you can see the Dewalt section (didn't want to get too close to that yellow crap):




They also had a massive selection of stationary tools complete with just about every miter and table saw you can think of:




And they had the largest selection I've ever seen of custom woods and slabs:




These pics really do this place no justice. They had mock ups of various rooms in a house displaying their products and a crazy amount of staff on hand. Their hand tool selection wasn't nearly as astounding as the power tool selection, but they did stock at least 30 types of Channellock pliers and even gave away free metalic Channellock decals about 10" long.


I could have spent a week in this place. For a tool junkie like me it's damn near a vacation destination in and of itself. Google images has a lot of pics as does their website:




If you are ever near Ohio Amish Country (Sugar Creek, Walnut Creek, Berlin) it is truly a must see. Pricing was reasonable. You can find better prices online, but you can't go to this place and walk out empty handed.   







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That's awesome.  I would have been there for hours.  Well probably about ten minutes before my wife dragged me out.  I wish they had stuff like that here.

And yet its fine that they would make us spend 3 hours at the mall to look at things they like

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That's awesome. I would have been there for hours. Well probably about ten minutes before my wife dragged me out. I wish they had stuff like that here.

I got about an hour of floor time in before the boss cut me off :lol:

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I have been looking at your pictures more.  Drooling more :) .  Is that a Milwaukee router for $119?  There is a sign on one of the cases in the bottom right. 

I think It may be for the grinder behind the sign, If it is for the router, thats a steal! I think thats the most underrated router on the market...

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Oh. thanks Chase. I guess that was wishful thinking about the router being $119. I completely agree with you about Milwaukee's router being the most underrated. I have always wanted one but it never happened.

I have heard that the body grip feature makes the router feel like its part of your hand.

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