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The Home Depot near me does not carry a full line of power tools (ie. no table saws above the contractor grade, no floor stand drill presses, no band saws except bench top models). Does anyone know if Home Depot stores with full range tool departments anymore?

Also, I am seeing that they have the Ridgid BS1400 bandsaw for $279 as an online exclusive. Normally $399 in store I believe. Is it possible that Ridgid is closing out this saw? I know they do that from time to time. Anything you all can share about Home Depot and/or Ridgid would be appreciated.

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.


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Mainiac Matt

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#1 posted 828 days ago

If Home Depot has the tool you want…. I’ve found that their prices are very hard to beat.

I’m thinking that new product lines will be coming out soon and that their clearing the shelves of the old models…

I snapped up a Bosch router and a PC Biscuit jointer for ~$30 less than Amazon’s best price (each)

My wife just read an article yesterday that said most Asian companies end their fiscal year at the end of April, so look out for smokin’ deals on laptops as they’ll be scrambling to make their year end numbers.

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DKV

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#2 posted 828 days ago

Why would anyone want Ridgid tools? I have the full line of Powermatic stationary tools, the full line of planes from Veritas, most of what Bridge City Tools makes and a custom workbench from Lie Nielsen. I feel sorry for anyone that has to settle for anything like Ridgid, Harbor Freight etc. I guess we all can’t have it all. Poor money management…

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#3 posted 828 days ago

DKV,

Seriously?!!

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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BlankMan

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#4 posted 828 days ago

Grandpa, my thoughts exactly.

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#5 posted 828 days ago

DKV,

Re-read GrandpaLen!

Benboy- thanks for the heads up on the bandsaw. The one thing I do know about that saw is that the motor is a little under-powered. My Dad changed the motor and now you can’t stop it.

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GrandpaLen

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#6 posted 828 days ago

Ben,

Welcome to LumberJocks , a world of advise, opinions, and experiences, all shared without judgement.

There are well over 40,000 Members here at LJs and I promise you we all don’t have a stable full of shiney new PowerMatic equipment.

Work Safe and have fun here at LJs

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#7 posted 828 days ago

i guess some people can’t have it all like common sense,i feel sorry for anyone like that that has more money that sense .must be poor manners or just plane stupid.i have that saw with a little tuning up its great.if you do get it when you tighten up the blade forget the gauge do it the way wood whisper dose it .he has a video on this as other here do.welcome to LJ its a good site to learn many masters of wood craft here

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DKV

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#8 posted 828 days ago

I’m sorry if I offended anyone. However, if you’ve got it flaunt it. That’s what I say. It’s beyond me how anyone can make decent woodworking projects without the best woodworking equipment.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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GrandpaLen

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#9 posted 828 days ago

DKV,

You must have been pullin’ ole Ben’s leg ‘cause I just took the nickle tour of your stable and there’s not one PowerMatic label on anything in there.

Sorry for the reaction,,, was just a little put off by your post. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#10 posted 828 days ago

The HD near me seems to have dropped all the larger tools like you say. But the other guys are right – as long as you’re going to probably have to order on-line and take delivery, might as well go for some nice quality tools. The Ridgid tools (which I own quite a few of) are pretty run-of-the-mill. They are cheap, serviceable, and a good “my first X” kind of tool. So save up a few more samolians and get something nice – that will last a lifetime.

-- Some problems are best solved with an optimistic approach. Optimism shines a light on alternatives that are otherwise not visible.

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DKV

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#11 posted 828 days ago

LJ’s is a great site. Finally, someone took the time to look at the pix I posted of my workshop. My shop is a mish mash of everything and yes I do have Ridgid tools and love them. I was trying to get to some of the more pretentious on LJ’s. It was an April 6th joke…if you will.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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eddie

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#12 posted 828 days ago

sorry DKV very rude on my part.

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DKV

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#13 posted 828 days ago

Eddie, not a problem. As I post more you’ll get to know me better. I’ve pulled together a workshop of tools to play with in my retirement days. I’m a tongue in cheek kind of guy. Look at my signature.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#14 posted 828 days ago

There needs to be a sarcasm button on here. Very funny in retrospect.

As for saving up a few more samolians, that is a nice idea but not exactly why I asked the question.

I have a Ridgid table saw that I bought about 12 years ago. For a long time I had it in my dad’s basement, which was a shared workshop for the two of us. When I moved away and took the saw with me, my dad wanted to get one of his own. So I did a lot of research and saw lots of people posting about how they had purchased equipment like that at Home Depot after Ridgid had closedout producton and they were able to buy the last remaining models for 50% or even 60% off.

Having those stories in my head I was hoping to glean more info about how to find these deals.

I am nothing if not cheap.

To finish out the story, my dad ended up buying the same model Ridgid saw off of someone on CL. It is a little strange to go back to his house and walk into his workshop and see it sitting there, I get all caught up in a space/time continuum thing and for a moment I wonder how the saw can be in both places…

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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#15 posted 828 days ago

I looked at your shop as well DKV, but I wasn’t going to say anything ;-)

On topic, I don’t generally shop at Home Depot… Typically the only time I get anything from there it’s a buy online and pick up in store because I found a great deal (for example, I paid < $4 for a Ryobi 1+ drill/circ saw combo and a pack of screws, and < $23 for the 5.5HP 12-gal. Rigid wet/dry vac). I keep a regular eye on this site http://slickdeals.net/deals/ and will occasionally find a deal for a Home Depot in-store pickup or in-store deal

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