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Forum topic by snowgoer posted 05-24-2011 10:26 PM 915 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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snowgoer

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05-24-2011 10:26 PM

this question is prompted by the post of someone who asked rather to buy a new or used Ridgid table saw.
I needed a part for a Ridgid ac9944 miter saw stand. the part was called an extension arm lock. a very fragile little finger sized part. The Ridgid web site charged $9.12 for the part and TEN DOLLARS to ship it! I checked with the post office ,they said they would charge $2.00 to ship that part. Has anyone else had this experence.
this is my sons table and “i broke it” so I opted to put the original part on it . had it been my saw I would have fabricated (jury rigged) something. call me frugal.


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bubinga

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#1 posted 05-26-2011 07:53 AM

I recently purchased , a couple of different parts from the manufacturers, one part for powermatic tablesaw, and a part for a jet band saw, and it is the same deal, if you need a part from the manufacture, that you can’t get anywhere else ,you have no coice, and there really is, nothing you can do about it, the part for the band saw was $4.50, the shipping was $8.00. The other part was $9.00, shipping was $10.00

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 05-26-2011 11:02 AM

Yes!!!! I really hate when they rip us off on shipping. Sears is the worst on this. I have a Parts Center a few blocks away. I went in to get a drain valve for my air compressor. $3.79, they don’t keep many things in stock, which with all their products I understand. With that said the charged me $7.99 to have it shipped to my house or the store. Total rip off! The part was 1 1/2 inches and weighed a cpl ounces!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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syenefarmer

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#3 posted 05-26-2011 04:07 PM

This is just another example of the price we all pay for the demise of Mom & Pop businesses. There are some businesses that will not charge you incoming freight if you can wait till they put their next stock order in but not that many anymore.

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#4 posted 05-26-2011 07:25 PM

always check their prices against ereplacmeent parts and M&D, while the pricing on the part may be similar the shipping from those two is about half of the ridgid replacement parts site.

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