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Forum topic by runngt posted 09-21-2009 08:44 PM 1099 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-21-2009 08:44 PM

Topic tags/keywords: miter saw

Did not see much around here about the orange box power tool sale. Did any of you guys take advantage of the sales?

I picked up the 12” Ridgid sliding miter saw. I had been eyeing this tool for quite some time, but could not justify the $549 price tag when I already have a 12” (non-sliding) miter saw.

I wanted this for my bday in August, but the wifey would not go along with the plan. I agreed that the price was a little steep just to get a new toy and I would wait for a sale. So after a few money gifts from family I bought the Ridgid 3 1/2” framing nail gun and the Ridgid table top ocslating belt / spendle sander for my bday. Both are great tools, plus I had been wanting the sander for about a year or so.

Well I did not expect the “sale” to come around so fast, but that is how the ball bounces. If you spent over $500 you got $75 off, but if you spent $600 you got $150 off or something like that. With the saw being $549 I was only $51 away from a much better discount, so I picked up a Ryobi 18v hammer drill which I “needed” anyway. The math in my head worked out as the hammer drill free and about a hundred off the miter saw :). Total out the door with tax (8.25%) was $506, I got the third and fourth new toy of the month along with a bigger smile then “smiling bob” on the enzyite commericals, plus a happy lady back at the club house!


-- It seem's I just make scrap wood and saw dust most of the time !

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#1 posted 09-21-2009 08:48 PM

yeah, good sale if you need something. I got my tablesaw last April (same sale) for $450…

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 09-21-2009 09:09 PM

You my brother have old Al’s (that’s me) way of thinking we were born to buy tools us wood nuts LOL and long may you live to enjoy them.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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