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
: > : 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.
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?
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.
On 26 Oct 2004 07:28:31 -0700, andrew_griffin email@example.com (Andrew
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
PS - I fail to see how socialism is reponsible for UK/US price
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