The LOML and I went to Home Depot, and I got my errands done before she did, so I went to drool over the stationary power tools while I waited. Couldn't do it. No display. Pation Furniture was there instead.
The person at the Contractor desk said that Corporate had decided that the tool display wasn't bringing in enough sales, so they still had the tools, in the box, and they could show me pictures of what they looked like, but that was it.
I suggested that I never bought things like that from pictures, and he agreed, but said no one at the decision level wanted to hear concerns from the front lines. I look to see big iron tools dropped from their stores pretty soon, cause they don't sell any without working display models. Watch for the closeouts, might be able to score a gloat or two.