Finally with summer over I can get back to doing some WW, but when I stopped
by Home Depot it looks like the Rigid tool selection is drying up. Presently
they have the 14 inch bandsaw advertised for $299 and I think last fall it
was closer to 400! Thinking about picking it up...
I guess you have not been here for the summer. This has been discussed many
times here. Emerson Electric is no longer making the Ridgid line, but
another company will be. New items are starting to show up now. DAGS for
much more info.
As for brands, depends on your needs. The new Ridgid table saw looked nice
but when I locked the fence down, it was out about 1/8". Obviously it needs
some tune-up. OTOH, the Biesemeyer fence on my Delta saw was right on out
of the box.
Another really stupid acronym that someone decided everyone should be
using, "Do A Google Search". Frankly, IMHO, it is not so hard, and much
more straightforward to simply say, "Check Google", it's only 8 more
characters and a whole bunch easier to understand.
The irony was intentional. I agree, "I think" or "In my opinion"
makes it a lot easier for people to follow what one is saying. That
said, IMHO, OTOH, and other such abbreviations have been around for a
long time and have become generally accepted abbreviations and acronyms.
Things like DAGS and IDAGS are likely to be merely a passing fad due to
the ephemeral nature of internet business entities. A few years ago, it
would have been DAYS (Do a Yahoo search) or DALS (Do a Lycos search), or
for Usenet, DADNS (Do a Deja-news search).
As did companies like beyond.com and numerous other *.com's. Just
because you generate a stock issue doesn't mean you're viable. Note: I
certainly don't know whether this applies to Google or not. Google
could become the search engine equivalent of Amazon, only time will
Google is different from many other .com companies. One major thing they
have figured out is how to have advertizing that, unlike telemarketing and
mass mailings, customers don't find offensive. I read an article where
average computer users searching for, ie, "flower pots", didn't realize that
the "flower pot" links on the right of the screen were in fact ads, and that
when they clicked on them, Google made money from the click.
I *HATE* telemarketing and junk mail, but I really don't mind Google "ads."
IMO they've hit a wonderful balance.
If they go public I'll check my change & probably buy some shares.
Doesn't say much about the "average" computer user. Sometimes I
wonder whether "surveys" and "research" that identify these kinds of
trends relative to people aren't really generated to deliberately make
people look like fools in order to sell more advertising.
Certainly agree with that assessment, Google provides a very good
search engine that is not overwhelmed with ads. I do hope their
business model proves viable and profitable for them.
I stopped over at a different and all they had was the "old" 14" BS for 299
which I thought was a very good deal so I picked it up. I'm going to leave
it boxed until I see the "new" stuff in a few weeks from what they said. So
who's using this old model... need comments on the good/bad of it!
Also the TP1300 is down to 329!
Good economics, because HD will accept returns with no questions asked.
If you need a one time tool or appliance, buy it at HD, use it for
the one job you wanted it for, return it and get your money back. Then
bitch about HD. I remember a few gloats about this practice. Sorry Mr.
Woodchuck, I wasn't being critical I was just ranting. I think you are a
heads up shopper. Lord knows, the stores don't give us a break.
Bill, that cigar stinks.
ED- apparently the present stock on sale will have the life-time warranty
but the new Rigid line will only carry a 3-year warranty. Snap up the
bargains while you can. I just picked up the sander and the 13" t. planer
and saved several hundred $$ .
Yeah, but remember that whole hoo-bah with the planer or jointer that
self-destructed, where the poster was shown the fine print. "The tool is
warrantied for its lifetime, and when the tool is broken, its lifetime is
over." Their lifetime warranty is/was nothing more than a marketing
Not that that would stop me from picking up some bargains either way, mind
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < email@example.com>
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