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06-06-2010 05:32 AM

After repairing my vintage Delta homecraft table saw for what I’ve vowed will be the last time, I went to the HomeDepot Website as I am trying to Decide between the portable Bosch and the Portable Ridgid and Home Depot no longer seems to have any Ridgid TableSaws for sale … only a couple of Dewalts and a couple Ryobi.

Did I miss something? Did that goofy lawsuit award scare off the table saw makers that fast?

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#1 posted 06-06-2010 05:35 AM

I think they are in process of designing the next generation of their table saws.

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#2 posted 06-06-2010 10:13 AM

Both RIDGID & Home Depot will have you scratching your head! I was in Home Depot (Canada) this week, good supply of RIDGID 3 Models. The Manager told me that H. Depot through One World Technologies, or TLC owns RIDGID. He might be right because I have NOT seen RIGID for sale anywhere else. Of course, who knows, who owns who, theses days.

I bought the RIDGID R4516 a few weeks ago. 2 Months before I bought it, according to RIDGID that model was discontinued Many Months ago?? They had one sitting on the shelf a few days ago??? BUT! I still got the Lifetime Warranty.

ALSO: H Depots Advertised Specs on ANY Power Tool I’ve bought there ALWAYS have 1 or More Details Wrong. Including RIDGID! They said my Saw weighed 29 Pounds. SURE! So did the last Muskie I caught. It weighs 69lbs. Go Figure.

Jim is correct also. I believe they are “Dealing With” their next generation of Table Saws.

By the time they get them on the Market, they might be Discontinued as well….LOL…

Rick

PS: I just now went onto H Depot (Canada) Site. They have all 3 RIDGID Models, 2 Ryobi Models and 1 Bosch. Checked availability on the 3 RIDGID’S they say all are available.

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#3 posted 06-06-2010 02:14 PM

Thanks … I guess I’ll have to get in the car and actually go see what is on the shelf.

Rick are you happy with your purchase?

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#4 posted 06-06-2010 03:08 PM

A buddy who works at HD told me they were dropping Ridgid … no reason given.

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#5 posted 06-06-2010 03:40 PM

I don’t know what’s up with Ridgid saws right now. But I can tell you that Ridgid is not owned by Home Depot. They are owned by a HUGE conglomerate by the name of Emerson. I do believe HD is the sole retail distributor for Ridgid power tools. Quite possibly there are some behind the scenes negotiations going on between HD and Emerson over that distributorship deal. That could explain why no new saws have come out, and why nobody in HD can give a clear answer as to what’s happening with the line.

As a side note, when I worked at Sears back in the 70’s, Emerson manufactured most of the Craftsman portable power tools.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 06-07-2010 01:41 AM

swirt:

There is another Post about Table Saws and a LOT of EXCELLENT comments on there along with my “Wee Little R4516 RIDGID” Portable Saw and a couple of Picures at Setup. YES! I’m Very hapy with my Saw. BUT! Please have a look at the Post. It WILL be a lot of help to you.

It gets down to “What will YOU be using your Saw for?” If I was doing Cabinet work, a lot of intricate cutting, dados, etc. I would NOT have bought this saw. Anyway have a look and see what you think.

Charlie: Good to know. For other reasons I had occassion to have a look at Emersons Holdings. HUGE! Is almost an understatement and they get bigger by the day!! Maybe RIDGID (Emerson) is going back to what made them in the first place, Industrial Tools, in particular Plumbing Equipment????

Rick

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/17638#reply-181728

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#7 posted 06-07-2010 02:44 AM

Thanks for the link Rick.

I just got back from Home Depot and they did have three of the Ridgid portables in the store … not sure why their website says they don’t. I was a little uncomfortable with the play in the fence,(could just be the empoyees didn’t set the demo up well). So I decided to do a bit mroe research. I also was at Sears and touched the portable Craftsman ... about half the price, but the rip fences were so flimsy and the miter gauge so small that I crossed those off the option list.

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#8 posted 06-07-2010 03:48 AM

i ‘ve noticed,HD web site is not very complete in areas

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#9 posted 06-07-2010 04:38 AM

Don’t even get me started on how crappy Home Depot’s web site is!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 06-07-2010 04:44 AM

I’ve found over the years that is impossible to do a decent search on HD website, and sadly Lowes website is just as bad. But this is the first i’ve run into it not showing an item that is actually in stock. ...I don’t mean that it shows it being out of stock…it doesn’t show it at all. That’s pretty bad.

Fortunately it has caused me to slow down what would have been an impulse buy and do a bit more research.

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#11 posted 06-07-2010 05:18 AM

Charlie, it’s not crappy; it’s user-hostile. But, as my tag line has read for many years . . .

-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus

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#12 posted 06-07-2010 06:17 AM

HD just re-designed their website, it’s better than before.

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#13 posted 06-07-2010 02:47 PM

Charlie has it right that The Ridge Tool Co., makers of RIDGID brand products is owned by Emerson Electric Co. Ridge Tool has an exclusive distribution deal for power tools with The Home Depot and many sponsorship deals with TLC and various other entities. Home Depot no longer lists the Ridgid saws on their website because they are now “special order” items at their contractor services desk (who knows how long that will last). The saws, especially the 4511 contractor saw, is a large, bulky, and fairly expensive piece of slow moving inventory for HD to stock on a shelf; meaning it is more costly for HD to carry that inventory which is why the saws “in stock” have dwindled. Ridge Tool is not eliminating their power tools as Rick questioned, as it represents a significant profit center for them. Their plumbing tools are still their bread & butter operation, though. Ridgid power tools are manufactured by various third parties throughout the world. I have been told that Ridgid is working on new designs for their saws.

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#14 posted 06-07-2010 10:31 PM

Thanks for the details FatScratch. I’ll keep in mind to go to the special order desk.

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#15 posted 06-07-2010 10:36 PM

@FatScratch

Is this in every home depot’s contractor services desk?

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