|Review by ProDrawerCom||posted 09-22-2012 12:31 AM||3649 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
9-21-2012: Other reviews on LumberJocks convinced me that the far less expensive version at Home Depot (the Ridgid brand) was the same product as the yellow MagSwitch. I’m in the middle of rough cutting plywood to build cabinets for my kitchen. Always wanted to try one of these because I believe in feather boards but just never get around to cutting some from wood. I really need them now. And I really need two because I’m cutting big stuff. I usually don’t ask clerks if they have a certain product because they almost always say “no”. But I nearly ran into this guy as I searched for the product. He looked like the kind of guy who might actually know, and he did ask me, not the other way around. When I told him what I wanted he immediately started shaking his head and said they didn’t carry much of anything in the way of accessories for table saws. “The only thing we carry is blades.” I asked where the blades were because I needed a nice finish blade. I figured any accessories should be with the blades and he just might be wrong. I found a nice blade and four, count them four, of the Ridgid magswitch feather boards. Amazon sells the MagSwitch (yellow one) for $47.95. HD retails them for $31.47. They were yellow-tagged tonight (closing them out) for $26.00. I snagged two. As I was leaving, I ran into the same clerk. He apologized, said he didn’t know they had them. He also allowed as how the yellow tag was a bad sign, meant they wouldn’t be restocked. I explained that poor sales can mean poor product or poor communication. These things might appear to the casual observer as plastic feather boards with knobs for $32.00. You have to know about them. Lucky me!