minor ($40) band saw gloat

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02-08-2012 11:24 PM

so i’m strolling around the hawthorne, ny HD this morning and in an overhead i spy a NIB ridgid BS. check w/ CS and the system says there’s none on hand and the price is $.01. store manager is called, saw is pointed out and he solemnly confirms he can’t sell it for $.01. “how much, then” says I. he proffers $50, i offer $30 and we settle on $40. i know they aren’t terribly well regarded and i’m not sure what i’m going to do with it yet but for $40? always pays to look up when you’re @ the local HD.

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#1 posted 02-08-2012 11:47 PM

HD – 0
Toolie – 1

Sweet score!

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#2 posted 02-08-2012 11:51 PM

Yeah, for 40 bucks you pretty much have to take it

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#3 posted 02-09-2012 12:04 AM

I’ve had a Ridgid bandsaw for about 6 months. I found it on Craig’s List for $120. That’s more than you paid, but still a lot less than what it was worth. I’ve also read bad reviews of this saw, but mine works great. No vibration and it does everything I’ve asked it to do. I don’t have the 6” extension and I’m not looking for one because my other bandsaw is a Rikon 10-325 and it will resaw 12” boards. Now that I have two bandsaws, I use the Rikon for resawing and leave it setup with a 3/4” blade. I keep a 1/4” blade in the Ridgid and use it for general ripping tasks. You got a great deal. I spent all my extra hardware money this week on a Grizzly lathe and duplicating attachment that I found on Craig’s List….

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#4 posted 02-09-2012 12:12 AM

See pic s on my link. I have that baby runnin’ like a dream!

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#5 posted 02-09-2012 02:20 AM

I wouldn’t have been able to say no either! Congratulations!

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#6 posted 02-09-2012 03:23 AM

Yeah, you suck!

I have the same saw—paid 200 for it, but after a few modifications it works pretty well. I use it all the time and although I can’t do perfect 1/16” resawing on it, it still saws thick lumber without bogging down. Great score.

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#7 posted 02-09-2012 03:37 AM

whew eee that’s one sweet bargain.

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#8 posted 02-09-2012 09:13 AM

Wow, you scored big on that one.

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