Well, if Delta & Porter Cable are going to be owned by DeWalt and Black &
Decker, then perhaps it makes good business sense for Lowe's to have some
diversity in their supplier community.
Too many eggs in one basket, etc.
As long as they keep closing out and offering discounted prices, I'm happy!!
I picked up the Delta 12" Drill Press on closeout sale for $139.00 (regular
price $199). What a pleasure to have a good tool versus the off brand 7"
cheapie that I had!!
Hellluva buy. I paid full price for mine a few years back. Does a good
job and you're going to enjoy it. I made a simple fence for mine, but one of
these days I'll get around to making a full table for it.
There's an ugly sink cutout C-clamped to mine. It was supposed to be
temporary. It's been there since last December. As long as nobody's
taking pictures for global publication, it may stay there for a while.
Maybe its my imagination, or a local phenomena, but it seems to me that
menards prices on name brand tools now seem to regularly be lower then both
HD and Lowes for the same items. They don't all stock the same things, but
where there is overlap it seems that menards is consistently lower.
Do the rest of you see this as well? It seemed to me that a few years ago
HD had the better prices, with Lowes the highest. Now it seems HD is the
Could just be my imagination, or a few items that caught my glance.
On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 16:22:28 -0500, "Bob Peterson"
That's really not hard to believe.
Here in CT, we have two independents that always beat big box prices,
Coastal Tool and Tools Plus. Both stores are directly across the
street from Home Depot stores, and both were there long before the
Usually, not always. Got some deWalt batteries at Home Depot a while back
that were a good deal cheaper than the same battery from Coastal. And
Coastal doesn't come close to beating the Lowes clearance prices on Delta.
Reply to jclarke at ae tee tee global dot net
Clearance prices are another story, which holds true for any store.
Tools-Plus cleared out non-X5 DJ-20's for $1099. <G>
I'm local to Coastal, so I usually ask for matching on the rare
occasion a normal price is different. If you're not local, that
wouldn't make sense.
There is something about Lowes I don't like, and can't quite put into words.
HD had a store about 10 miles from where I live and when they opened I found
I really liked it. They opened another one that is next to the Menards near
me so I have both within a couple miles. I wish menards had wider aisles
(its impossible for two of their wide shopping carts to pass each other in
I know of what you speak. They opened a brand new ACE right down the street
and I thought "GREAT" cause I was running 10-15 minutes to get to one.
First time I walked in the glare from the bright white floor and ceiling
made me want to run the other way.
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