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Forum topic by dmorrison posted 02-27-2010 08:24 AM 6132 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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dmorrison

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02-27-2010 08:24 AM

Was in Lowe’s 3 times today, I love house projects. Usually have to visit Lowe’s a couple of times during any project.

This evening while buying some lead free solder, for a second time, since I could not find the first roll I bought. I noticed the Delta band saw and drill press along with a Hitachi table saw in the spot designated for discounts.

The Delta band saw and drill press were on clearance for $200.00 each. I can’t remember the price on the Hitachi table saw.

Asked the supervisor what’s the deal. They will no longer be stocking these tools. So if your interested in either of these tools. Take a look at Lowe’s to see if they have discounted them. If not then ask about it. The supervisor said all the Lowe’s in the DFW area show that they will zero stock them which is there way of saying bye bye to these tools.

The drill press seems like a good deal 16.5 inch, 16 speed, laser guide, floor model. The band saw is the China ( from what I have heard, not 100% sure) model 28-276, 3/4 hp, 14inch band saw. But at $200 and some tuning it could be a good band saw.
Don’t know much about the Hitachi table saw. It is the C10FL induction motor unit. I think they had is for $300.

Dave

PS and of course I found the first role of solder after I opened the second one.


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Jeison

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#1 posted 02-27-2010 08:58 AM

Ahhhhh maaaaaaaaan Drill Press & band saw
The two tools I still need the most and I just today spent the bulk of my free cash for the next two weeks :( Story of my freakin life :(

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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559dustdesigns

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#2 posted 02-27-2010 01:30 PM

This is a sore subject at my house. I have been reading the posts on here and Sawmill Creek about these same saws and drill presses. Some lucky woodworkers around the eastern states are buying these up for as low as $150 each and then posting their receipts in posts telling about their tremendous new tool score. I also learned of others using these receipts to get a price match and get this low price at their local Lowes store. So I had to try too. I headed off for Lowes with three copied receipts from 3 different Lowes and 3 different states. Long story short I was told No and I left feeling like I tried to steal from them or something. The guy tried to tell me why he can’t price match cause those saws were sold in different markets and they don’t price match on clearance items or some Lowes BS. The manager talked to me like I was crazy and I was wasting his time. I feel like I was just trying to get a good deal. He wouldn’t deal on them at all, Saying that the $349.95 was a great price and that he couldn’t see why I didn’t want one for that great price. The worst thing about this whole thing the Lowes commercial was on the next day with their price match guarantee. I wanted to throw something across the room.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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jimofsanston

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#3 posted 02-27-2010 02:10 PM

You have to force it with them about the price match. I had to go to the regional level. Then he gave it to me and also 100 gift card to makeup for the trouble.

-- Jim LaCourse

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Chase

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#4 posted 02-27-2010 02:29 PM

just checked around my area (melbourne fl) and they are down from 369 to 349. so that is going to be a big no sir on my side of things. maybe i will check again in a few weeks. perhaps they will get desperate.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 02-27-2010 02:48 PM

I ran into a similar situation where I tried to get Lowe’s to price match with Amazon.com. Basically I got the same story as you did- the guarantee is only good for local markets, actual stores, etc.

Needless to say I was bummed out and e-mailed customer service my complaint. A week later the manager called me back and agreed to meet the price and added an additional 10% discount for my trouble.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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559dustdesigns

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#6 posted 02-27-2010 03:24 PM

Do you guys think a store 225 miles away and in the same state is in the same market? I finally found a receipt for $200 for the Delta bandsaw.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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richgreer

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#7 posted 02-27-2010 03:37 PM

I was pretty happy a couple of months ago when the drill press mentioned was marked down from $399 to $379 at Lowes. The same drill press at the local tool store was $459. I bought it at $379. And now you can get them for $200 some places. That is one heck of a price.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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NH_Hermit

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#8 posted 02-27-2010 04:50 PM

I just called my local Lowe’s, but they have never carried this model.

They do have a Porter-Cable 14” for $399, and with my vet discount, this would cost me $359.

I have had my eye on the Grizzly G0555 (thank to the reviews I’ve read here) from Amazon for $450, plus $74 shipping.

My question is the Grizzly worth the extra $165?

Remember I am a “newbee” and know nothing about the various brands, only that Skil is junk.

I also prefer to buy American made.

Thx for any help, John

-- John from Horse Shoe

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