Well, the local Home Depot FINALLY has the Ridgid R4511 Granite top in stock! Woot! Now it comes down to a choice I’m stuck on. They also carry the Delta Hybrid 36-655C w tennoning jig. These saws are marked at the same regular price 899$
Both of these saws are really appealing to me, in fact I was getting myself ready to buy the Delta, since I could not get the Ridgid anywhere locally. Now I can… arrrgh, tuff choices now. I was also considering the Craftsman Hybrid for a little more. All 3 of these saws keep getting great reviews, all 3 have near to the same price, all 3 are biga** heavy things that I’ll have a heck of a time getting home and into the basement.
The Ridgid has that built on mobile base that I think would be really handy, in my oddly shaped and smallish shop. The Delta has that nice little tennoning jig. Yes, I know I could build one, and I could get a mobile base for the delta. I have Home Depot gift cards so Delta and Ridgid are my first choices.
Is there by chance anyone out there who has used both the Delta and Ridgid, that can help me figure out which is better for me?
I SHOULD wait for some kind of sale/promo, but I don’t know if I can wait that long…
-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.