OK, a lot of people here seem to dislike this saw. Well, I beg to differ; I rather like the device.this is all great info and thanks for the input. please keep adding it's all good info. are there any specific features that people like about their saw?
Maybe. However, last week I went in and was looking at the Ridgid JP06101 jointer/planer, which has a posted price of $399. I mentioned to a store rep who was nearby (he looked high-school age) that I would get it if it were a bit lower in price. He said, "How about I let you have it for $349?" I mentioned that I thought only the store manager could make such deals, and he said that all HD employees are "empowered" to cut prices to an extent. Note that he gave me about 12.5% off.Unless it's a Display or Damaged one.... Good luck getting more that 10% off at HD........ Even the Display's they don;t like to discount more than 10%... the ones that are are the refurbished or returned ones..........
No problem. A lot of the tool "reviews" we read here are not really reviews at all. Somebody will say "buy it, you will love it" or "don't buy it, it is junk," or something else along those lines. They will not tell you solid and detailed reasons for their opinions, other than maybe saying that it was crap or ran like a dream, or whatever.oh no did i fester an old wound sorry. that is exactly the type of info that i was looking for. thanks howard for the review. i do prefer to pull things from the box and have it work but hey you were handed lemons and got some sweet lemonade!!! i recently bought a craftex dust collector and had to tear it apart because 2 bolts fell on the floor when i unboxed it (held motor in place) but once repaired it is worth the money. very efficient unit. anyhow thanks again.
The 2005 Tool Guide put out by "Fine Homebuilding" and "Fine Woodworking" magazines had a review (page 64) of several 14-inch bandsaws, including the model BS1400 Ridgid and the model G1019 Grizzly. Both cost about the same but in the review the testers gave the Ridgid the "Best Buy" rating. (They offered a "Readers' Rating" list and the Ridgid topped the Grizzly there, too.) A $1000 Delta, $945 Laguna, and $855 Powermatic topped the field in this review, but look at the cost differences compared to the $349 Ridgid.The equivalent Grizzly is on sale right now for $369.00 delivered and you don't have to spend any money or time fixing little things that shouldn't need fixing in the first place.