Visited the local Sears store the other night here in Wausau, Wisconsin to see what they had in Kreg accessories. It's a fairly large store.
Turned out they had nothing. Talked to 3 employees in the tool department. None of them ever heard of the Kreg Jig. In fact one of them said "I've been here 20 years and I've never heard of a Kreg Jig". One of them said maybe I'd have to go to a special woodworking store to get one. ( I told him that I already have the jig but was looking for accessories).
All the local home improvement stores here have the Kreg but not too much in accessories.
Mistakenly, I thought Sears would be the place for these. Maybe a Kreg Sales Rep should start hitting on these guys.
Anyway, that was my "Sears Experience".
sounds like most of my sears experiences over the last few years, unfortunately.
Rockler or Woodcraft are the places i know that have the most. I'm lucky to have both here in Denver.
Nearest Rockler store is in Milwaukee area, about 180 miles from me.
Woodcraft has store in Appleton area, about 85 miles. Next time I'm in Appleton area I'll have to stop there.
I think it's just nice to see and hold the tool or accessory in hand before purchasing. But sometimes I guess you can't.
Was reading a post the other day on the Garage Journal site. A fellow said most Sears stores stock the tools in the store that the average walk-in customer will buy. Specialized tools that don't sell as fast are available on line. I think Sears is missing the boat by not stocking the Kreg Jig and a full line of Kreg items.
Lowes has some Kreg stuff--you might check them out.
I actually had a good Sears experience. I first went to Canadian Tire looking for a router adapter plate . . . I was mating my Dewalt router to a Mastercraft table and thought that CT would be the place as that was where I got the table. I found a young guy in the tool section and asked him about a router adapter plate . . . he looked at me really strange and said that I should go to an electronics store. I chucked to myself and left. I went to sears and within 45 seconds of asking someone . . . one was in my hand.
I had a similar experience at my local Home Depot. Three of their associates looked at me as if I was an alien that had just beamed into their store when I asked for the location of their Kreg Jigs and its accessories. I finally after several minutes found a very small display in the hand tool section!
I was delighted while visiting Lowes the same day that their staff knew about the Kreg Jig and was pleased to direct me to their large Kreg and pockets joinery section!