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Hello all,
I though I'd vent some frustration over the huge price difference between the US tool prices and those in the UK. A couple of years ago I bought a Jet 10" contractors saw from the states and had it shipped over. The shipping cost was almost the same as the saw cost and I had to pay a futher 200 to clear customs and delivery. Still I was pleased as I had a cast iron saw for much less than could be obtained here in the UK at the time.
I see now that JET is being sold in the UK but the price for the SuperSaw with sliding table and 30" fence is 1300 + delivery ( thats more than $2400 ) whilst you guys in the states can buy the same saw for around $1000 (515).
No doubt the UK version has been nobbled so you can't even use a stacked dado blade as well.
Ah well, moan over
happy woodworking.
Andy
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You want Socialism, you pay for it. Not even Kerry can get money out of a turnip, though he thinks he can.

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George wrote:

You get cheap tools, we get cheap medical attention.
America is a truly fine country to be young, healthy and employed in.
BugBear
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: George wrote: : > You want Socialism, you pay for it. : : You get cheap tools, we get cheap medical attention. : : BugBear
Move to Canada, we get both! Anybody want my free flu shot?
-Brian
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Cherokee-LTD wrote:

Um, cheap tools? Not here! (Well, at least the Ridgid JP0610 is tons cheaper in the USA than in Canada.)
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: > : George wrote: : > : > You want Socialism, you pay for it. : > : : > : You get cheap tools, we get cheap medical attention. : > : : > : BugBear : > : > Move to Canada, we get both! : > Anybody want my free flu shot? : : Um, cheap tools? Not here! (Well, at least the Ridgid JP0610 is tons : cheaper in the USA than in Canada.) :
Cheap, relative to prices abroad. Shopping wisely can also provide deals comparable to the US. Example; I just bought a Lincoln Mig welder locally that was cheaper than Amazon after exchange rate and I didn't have to ship it. Do you have your heart set on Ridgid? I don't see the value in that Jointer - not that it's a bad machine, just overpriced.
-Brian
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Cherokee-LTD wrote:

Overpriced in Canada, or overpriced in general? My local Home Depot sells for $570 CAD, the US price is likely close to $350 USD.
I don't have my heart set on it, it's just that I think it will end up being a nice jointer at the USD price. Do you have an alternative I should be looking at?
- Daniel
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I got my FREE flu shot at the local mall yesterday in Atlanta Ga .....mjh

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It's even better to be old and retired in. I have no plans of emigrating soon (or ever).
bob g.
bugbear wrote:

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But if you have no money, even if you are an illegal alien, you get free medical attention.
dwhite
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George wrote:

Philski
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: > : And Bush is getting money out of turnips yet-to-be-grown.... : : Philski
"I own a turnip company? yuk yuk, that's news to me..... wanna buy some turnips?" -GW
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Bush doesn't get money out of a turnip: he wouldn't dare try because the turnip might complain, not give him a campaign "contribution," or not vote for him. Instead, he's taking the easy way out: take money from people who haven't even been born yet.
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Alex
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On 26 Oct 2004 07:28:31 -0700, andrew_griffin snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (Andrew Griffin) wrote:

Yeahbut - you got good beer and you all talk real fancy like! That's gotta make up for sumthin'!
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mmmmm Watney's semi-chilled, too good.
Alex
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AAvK wrote:

Grotnees? YUCK! Gales ales perhaps...Chilled? HEATHEN!
Niel, writer of fine beer reviews.
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Well then that's your taste. How do you like Vlas Kop and Houten Kop?
Alex
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On 26 Oct 2004 07:28:31 -0700, andrew_griffin snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (Andrew Griffin) wrote:

How different is it ? Does the UK version have usable guards, a 240V motor, a no-volt release switch and spins down in a reasonable time ? There's no reason why it has to be dado-incapable, it's just difficult to build a euro-legal saw that can also use a dado blade and few bother.
PS - I fail to see how socialism is reponsible for UK/US price differences ?
--
Smert' spamionam

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