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ShopTowels(R) heavy duty worth the price? #5199241 08/28/19 06:48 PM
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$5 for 110 small sheets/ two rolls of the Original Shop Towels.

$7.50 for two rolls of the heavy duty version (3x stronger when wet) 120 sheets

Is there a better deal on shop towels? I bought them in the past in the box style, but mice just love to use this material as their nest.

Re: ShopTowels(R) heavy duty worth the price? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5199248 08/28/19 06:57 PM
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A roll of the blue shop towels lasts me a year, so no big deal. Walmart has them 6 rolls of 55 sheets for $10.


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Re: ShopTowels(R) heavy duty worth the price? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5199297 08/28/19 07:51 PM
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A roll of Bounty select-a-sheets comes out to less than $1 each.

Re: ShopTowels(R) heavy duty worth the price? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5199353 08/28/19 09:05 PM
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I tell you what. With cheap ones when I oil my hot cast iron the paper starts disentegrating and leaving paper bits everywhere.


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Re: ShopTowels(R) heavy duty worth the price? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5199365 08/28/19 09:27 PM
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Re: ShopTowels(R) heavy duty worth the price? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5199524 08/29/19 05:48 AM
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I've been using the blue shop towels for probably 25 years. I buy them in bulk so I couldn't tell you off the top of my head what a roll costs but I like them better than just about anything else. I HATE those boxes of torn up sweatshirts that absorb nothing.

Re: ShopTowels(R) heavy duty worth the price? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5199540 08/29/19 06:10 AM
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12 rolls of store brand paper towels are like $12. That is what I use because most of the time they are just used to wipe spills or clean my hands. I use the red lint free cloth rags for other stuff.

Re: ShopTowels(R) heavy duty worth the price? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5199859 08/29/19 12:31 PM
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I use both the regular Scott's shop towels and red shop rags if I need something more stout than the towel. I've got a whole box of rags I could run through if necessary..

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Re: ShopTowels(R) heavy duty worth the price? [Re: GMBoy] #5199915 08/29/19 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by GMBoy
12 rolls of store brand paper towels are like $12. That is what I use because most of the time they are just used to wipe spills or clean my hands. I use the red lint free cloth rags for other stuff.

One of the first times I bought the blue shop towels at WM, I carelessly left my car detailing bucket out on the kitchen floor. I returned from the bathroom to find that Wolf, my big (14 lbs., not fat) black cat had savaged the roll with teeth and claws, pretending it was prey. The roll was almost useless. It bothered me because the cost was 2x that of a roll of ordinary store brand towels. The rolls you can get at the Dollar Tree, while they're not as absorbent, have as many sheets for $1 as opposed to $2-something.

(On the rare occasion I buy them now, I make sure to keep them out of Wolf's reach.)


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Re: ShopTowels(R) heavy duty worth the price? [Re: Benzadmiral] #5208874 09/09/19 10:56 PM
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12 rolls of store brand paper towels are like $12. That is what I use because most of the time they are just used to wipe spills or clean my hands. I use the red lint free cloth rags for other stuff.

One of the first times I bought the blue shop towels at WM, I carelessly left my car detailing bucket out on the kitchen floor. I returned from the bathroom to find that Wolf, my big (14 lbs., not fat) black cat had savaged the roll with teeth and claws, pretending it was prey. The roll was almost useless. It bothered me because the cost was 2x that of a roll of ordinary store brand towels. The rolls you can get at the Dollar Tree, while they're not as absorbent, have as many sheets for $1 as opposed to $2-something.

(On the rare occasion I buy them now, I make sure to keep them out of Wolf's reach.)



That's a funny story and my cats have done similar "attacks" in the past lol

Re: ShopTowels(R) heavy duty worth the price? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5209198 09/10/19 11:14 AM
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The HD towels don't break up when soaked in carb or brake cleaner. Well worth it for those times surfaces really need to be cleaned.


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Re: ShopTowels(R) heavy duty worth the price? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5211506 09/13/19 07:12 AM
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I buy the 6 roll pack at rural king for 8.99. works well for cleaning windows, they dont fall apart.


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