Building the Shop #2: Ridgid Drill Press on Clearance!!

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I was making a normal trip to HD for a spray pump for my RoundUp I bought at Sam’s the other day. While entering the store through the lumber side of the store I couldn’t help myself but go through the tools section. Well, turns out it was a good decision, Ridgid’s 15” Drill press was on sale for $254 regularly $299 at HD. I talked with the sales guy and asked how long its been on sale because they only had one left, he said “a little while, it should drop again b/c their being discontinued or a new line is coming out” So I jumped on it! It’s the one I want for my shop and I’m going to leave it in the box for 30 days just in case the price drops again!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#1 posted 1138 days ago

I have one and it has been a great drill press.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 1138 days ago

Wayne, I hope so, its had some great reviews!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#3 posted 1138 days ago

congrats Lance, i would invest in a good set of forstner bits and some brad point bits.

-- RKWoods

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#4 posted 1138 days ago

when you stumble on deals like this, you can’t not pick it up. especially since you were gonna get it eventually.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 1138 days ago

Lance I also have one and love it. You can see pics of the table I built for it on my picturetrail link. Enjoy!


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#6 posted 1138 days ago

I have the same on and it was on sale for $150, the store didnt have any in stock so I had to travel to another one 10 miles away and they reduced the price another $25. I think for $125 I got an awesome deal. The press is pretty good and I havent had any problems with it at all.

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011

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#7 posted 1138 days ago

The hardware store is a dangerous place for one’s wallet. I have one too. It has served me well! Congrats!

BTW: You need to make some things for you significant other, especially stuff she can show off to others. It will pay dividends in the long run!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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#8 posted 1138 days ago

usnret, That’s a DEAL, when and where was that? This is the cheapest I’ve seen it. Well, since I’ve started looking, 4 months ago! lol

Transition, I plan on it!! I have a cool jewelry box I want to build her, I just keep telling her I need more tool to make it!! lol Truth is I do though, I need a planer, band saw and the Incra TS-LS joinery system with router table, that one I really need!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#9 posted 1137 days ago

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I hear ya! LOL! Don’t forget the hand tools. I love my double bladed pull saw ($20). Half the time I break out a hand tool as opposed to setting up the power tools to do a job. And I get for free what most guys pay big bucks for at the gym – a good workout!

I’d go for the planer first…

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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#10 posted 1137 days ago

I’ve had one for a couple of years now. I love mine.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#11 posted 1127 days ago

So I finally got her up and running, can’t wait to build a table down the road.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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