|Forum topic by David Grimes||posted 09-05-2011 09:51 AM||4406 views||2 times favorited||6 replies|
09-05-2011 09:51 AM
A little heads up for LJ’s looking at this popular band saw: I just noticed that the Ridgid BS1400 is no longer available from Home Depot. I wonder what is going on there ? Possibly a new model coming soon (like the table saws in the past going from cast iron to granite, then back to cast iron with steel wings). Amazon has now bumped their remaining stock up to $606.21 shipped.
Any of you out there that are in the market, now would be the time to get / negotiate a great clearance deal if you are lucky enough to have an HD that has one or more in stock at your store. Mine does not and never has.
I’m a little late since my new Ridgid BS1400 will be delivered next Saturday. It is new in an unopened original box that I got for $256 shipped free to GA, AL or FL (for some reason). I just could not pass that up.
After reading the many reviews and comments here on Lumber Jocks and the net (Home Depot, Amazon), I have a pretty good idea about the pros and cons of this machine.
I purchased it knowing that I should add a “table” between the legs and the saw to cut down vibration. Also that I should replace the blade and the drive belt immediately. Luckily, I came across the reviews detailing how the Grizzly H3051 Riser Block Kit for their G0555 is an exact and easy fit to this Ridgid Taiwanese cousin. That will take my cutting capacity from 6” to 12”.
I still have some Ridgid orange paint to hide the Grizzly green. ;)
-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia