TOOLS

You simply won't find a larger or better place for machinery than Redmond&Son Machinery. They are the largest Delta, Powermatic and Jet dealer in the South-East. They warehouse showroom is over 50,000 sq.ft. They sell huge equipment costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, but they also have the largest inventory of new and reconditioned Unisaws and smaller machines like that. They have the best prices and by FAR the best selection of woodworking machinery in Atlanta. Even if you aren't buying, this place is worth a visit, just to see all the machines. Your eyes will bug out ;)
Plus, they're a family run business and are probably the nicest bunch of people you'll meet.
They are near the corner of Camp Creek Parkway and Fulton Industrial Blvd. and not too far from Six-Flags. Tell Rich or Scotty that I sent you. They should pay me a commission for all the people I send to them, but they don't ;)

Other places for tools and accessories include: Highland Hardware near downtown and Woodcrafts on Holcomb Bridge Road just off GA400 in Alpharetta. And Stone Mountain Power Tools has three locations in the north end of Atlanta.

And of course, Atlanta is the home of Home Depot, wo where else can you visit more than 20 different HomeDepot stores? And with Lowes headquartered up in North Carolina, you can be sure that you'll find a Lowes across the street from each Home Depot here in Atlanta.


LUMBER

My favorite is lumber mill is Suwanee Hardwoods Lumber. They have good prices and stock on oak, cherry, walnut, maple (and others). They are really nice people there. (770)945-2102 Another good place is Pharris Lumber in Newnan. They've got good prices and a huge stock on oak, and a few others species, but it is all rough sawn, so you need your own jointer and planer. (770)251-5690

Atlanta Hardwoods/AWPC has a huge selection (30+ species) and huge quanitites but higher prices.
Woodcraft and Highland Hardware have a good selection but small quantities and higher prices.


OTHER THINGS

As a woodworker who makes my own machines and jigs, I find that the Metal Supermarket off I-85 north outside I-285 in Doraville is a great place to buy small quantities of steel and aluminium. Great for making mobile bases and tool stands. And the Delta/Porter-Cable service center (404-608-0006) is close to the airport, on I-75 in Forrest Park.





Atlanta is truly blessed with some of the best woodworking sites in the world.

© 2008 Mark Goodall