Congrats! You ARE going to enjoy that saw.
I bought my 22124 last Octoer -- and the more I use it, the more I Like
it!~!~ Sears is definitely hitting the long ball with these new Orion-made
Between a sale and the Craftsman Club discount I paid about the same in
October as the present sale price is -- about $870 INCLUDING all Taxes,
Delivery and the 2-year extended warranty.
The contract delivery service sent one "kid" out to make the delivery. This
"kid" was about 5'6" and about a hundred pounds bigger than the two saw
packages combined. After he got the saw off of the truck's lift gate and
onto my furniture dolly, he said"golly, that's sorta heavy."
Yeah. Talk about an understatement.
Anyway, he trundled it on into my garage and left it sitting on my dolly.
Oh, Golly. It needed to get out on the back patio (and down onto the
After a Radical Neck Disection to remove a "large" stage 4 SSC last year, I
can't do what I used to be able to do. I needed help. I went to the
neighborhood Safeway and tried to "hire" a couple of bag-boys/football
players. None of those spoiled-rotten kids wanted a quick 20 bucks. I
called Sears back and explained the problem. Their response:" No Problem.
We'll get the delivery service back out to do it right." They did indeed
call the service. The service said the "kid" quit after delivering my saw
and they wouldn't help. I called Sears again. This time, two (2) rather
large Department Managers from Sears came to my door and put the saw where
it belongs and got it on the ground. They even offered to help me get the
cast iron wings on the table!
All I can say is "WOW! That's Service!" Try getting that sort of help from
those mail-order saw sellers!
Assembly of the 22124 went extremely smoothly. The directions are
wonderful -- the screws and bolts are packaged to match the steps and...
well, it was just a delight. Except that I would caution everyone to really
do follow the directions when they advise to have two (2) persons hang those
cast iron wings. They're heavy. I did it solo. Ouch, but I did get it
Everything was aligned to as near perfection as anything can get. I was
so-o-o disappointed to not have to go to the hassle of truing and squaring
all that stuff! (not!)
I was delighted with the saw on the day I first fired it up. Two-and-a-half
months later, I'm simply thrilled with it.
Enjoy life and *do* well by it
-- it might well be the only chance you get :-)
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