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Forum topic by stevemc posted 11-18-2009 03:28 AM 1057 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-18-2009 03:28 AM

I was finally ready to buy a Ridgid R4511, went to the local store to look one more time at the floor model. A representative from the home office or somewhere came by, cut the cord off the saw and had it thrown in the dumpster two days before I got there. What a waste, even if it were a defective piece there certainly were plenty of parts that could have been useful.
I did go ahead and buy the granite top saw. I also got the ridgid 12” compound miter saw, the 13” planer, and the floor model 6.125 joiner . The planer was marked down to $321. I then got a 10% discount with my Lowe’s coupon. The total for the entire shop was $1398.96 plus tax. All with a lifetime warranty!!! For less than I paid for my Jet cabinet saw when I was doing furniture for a living. The store ordered new knives for the joiner at no charge. I am in the process of setting up everything now.
The only disapointment is that the table saw didn’t come with a dado throat plate. I need to make or find one as well as a zero clearance plate.
Anyone know where I can find accessories for this saw.

-- Steve, Gainesville, Fl

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#1 posted 11-18-2009 03:38 AM

:) sweet. Hope everything works out for ya. Make sure you post some pics of the knew rigid family. Lol. :)

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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#2 posted 11-18-2009 03:50 AM

Not a bad price, as for the saw that had the cord cut off this was more than likely for insurance reasons, even if there was only one defective part that they knew about they aren’t allowed to sell the saw or any part on the saw, they either ship the saw back to the manufacturer or simply throw it away (as they did in this case) and they get re-immersed by the manufacturer. I work at a hardware store part time and I am sad to say that I have thrown more than one “good” tool in the bin, if I could have taken them home I would have because most of them were “write off’s” for silly reasons that I could have easily fixed myself. Hope all the new tools work out well for you, and I am waiting on those pics too!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#3 posted 11-18-2009 04:25 AM

Time to go dumpster diving. :-))

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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