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pete hagan
02-24-2012, 12:03 AM
Anyone here been to one of the TechShops and can give insight as to their opinion of the place?

Pete

dave hensley
02-24-2012, 9:45 AM
Hey Pete,

I've been to the TechShop in Raleigh and was fairly impressed with it. Before I bought my laser, I took their class of laser saftey and usage. That alone really helped me get up to speed on how lasers worked. I've taken a few other classes on various subjects (mostly metalworking) and have enjoyed all of them. I think their prices for the classes and membership are reasonable, but since I have almost complete workshop at home, it's hard for me to justify it month to month. I wish they had an option for purchasing blocks of time. That would be really helpful in those instances where I need access to a tool I don't own.

If I didn't already own my own laser, CNC, and most of the standard woodshop tools (tablesaw, bandsaw, etc.), TechShop would be a heck of a deal. You should be able to get a tour of the place and/or take some classes without having a membership - that's what I did.

Dave