|Forum topic by WoodNDust||posted 09-25-2012 04:16 AM||1983 views||0 times favorited||25 replies|
09-25-2012 04:16 AM
A couple months ago I had my only negative Ridgid tool experience. I had purchased the R4512 table saw, and ended up spending 20 hours and two table saws before finally returning the second R4512. The first R4512 had damaged fence rail. The second had machining issues with the cast iron top. So, I made a commitment at that point to spend more money and purchase a better saw.
By the way, you know the survey’s that come attached to every Home Depot receipt. I completed one that was affixed to my return receipt. On that survey, I told about the problems that I had with this R4512. A manager called me within an hour. He listened to my story and then gave me $50 off my next purchase. I purchased a Ridgid 7” Tile Saw. I love Ridgid tools.
I ordered some new Grizzly tools this week.
It all started a couple of months ago when I started watching the Grizzly website after my only bad Ridgid tool experience. Around the same time I found LJ. I took a fellow LJ’er’s advice and ordered a Grizzly catalog. The catalog had a 5% off entire order coupon code, which factored in to some extra savings on top of the summer sale. Then as luck would have it another fellow LJ’er provided a 10% coupon code this week. So, I placed two separate orders which saved me on the shipping and saved me some hard cash.
Here’s the list (not listed by order):
G1023RL Table Saw
T24507 I’M A GRIZZLY MAN T-SHIRT BLACK
Everything was in stock. Customer service was fantastic. I have been emailing Grizzly Technical Service for two weeks, totaling 11 email. Tons of great advice. They even made sure I got a G0562Z for $595 after they discontinued on their website, which is $80 less than the sale price of $675. Then they found a few more in inventory and brought them back on their site at the same $595 price for a couple days, before finally discontinuing them when they sold out.
As you can see I picked up 7 Grizzly t-shirts, one for each day of the week. LOL I saw the old style being discontinued for $6 each, so I chose one and then picked my “I’m A Grizzly Man” t-shirt, which is the one I really wanted. I first saw that t-shirt on the Grizzly Facebook page. Grizzly did a survey question, asking which t-shirt people liked best. Then anyone who voted was put in a drawing for a free t-shirt. Well I found the survey after it ended. But I also found the shirts. I, then, figured my wife would want a “Drill Baby Drill” t-shirt. She liked it but doesn’t like how the neckline of the t-shirts fit. At that point I had been looking at them a bit more and decided to get one of each. I was at the $16.95 shipping level for my mobile bases. By adding all the shirts, I essentially got free shipping on them, since they were all covered by the $16.95 shipping. Everything else was freight anyway, which didn’t impact this.
I supposed I’ll have to take some photos when all this stuff comes in.