Rigid woodworking tools?

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Old 03-26-03, 09:44 AM
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Rigid woodworking tools?

I am looking a the Rigid TS2400 table saw & the Rigid MS1290 sliding compound miter. Anyone familure with these tools or rigid woodworking tools? Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 03-26-03, 11:16 AM
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Made for Home Depot by Emerson

http://www.woodnet.net/toolreviews/t...tablesaws.html

I have a friend who has one. He's happy with it.
 
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Old 03-26-03, 11:20 AM
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A lot of the larger Rigid tools are made in mainland China.

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Old 03-26-03, 01:35 PM
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Yeah, but they've got great calendars.
 
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Old 03-26-03, 02:17 PM
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Emerson also make a good deal of Craftsman power tools and are probably on the same level.

My preference leans toward Delta.
Not as flashy looking as the others but good quality, made in the USA and very easy to get parts and accessories for.

Hey! Where can I get one of those calenders?
 
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Old 03-26-03, 02:55 PM
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Greg,

Many of the larger Delta tools (table saws, bandsaws, etc) are made in Taiwan.
But here's the difference between Taiwan and mainland China tools. Delta has had Quality control in place in Taiwan for many years now, whereas, the China tool manufacturing process is in it's infant stages.
I also have and prefer Delta, and they consistantly get the better
test raings in WOOD magazine.

hey, I'll take a calander too.

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Old 03-26-03, 07:48 PM
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rigid?

does Delta have a good bench top saw? that's what I need. How about Bosch or the Dewalt 744. Which do you prefer?
 
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Old 03-26-03, 08:23 PM
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The Ridgid TS2400 is a hefty 'benchtop'. The price I saw for it seems a bit high, closer to a wannabe contractor's saw.
Oh well, about the same for the Dewalt 744, nearly 500 bucks.

You can get an adequate portable benchtop for less than 150 or 200 w/stand. If I were loking for a saw and willing to spend 500, I'd consider adding more cash and getting a contractor's table saw.
Larger table, much better fence, belt drive, 110 or 220v.

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Old 03-27-03, 11:13 AM
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From their web site (www.ridgid.com):

It is once again our pleasure to offer our traditional pin-up calendar to the public. The charge for the 2003-2004 Calendar is $8.50 US per calendar, including postage and handling.

Please send your check or money order to:

Ridge Tool Calendar Department
33625 Pin Oak Parkway
Avon Lake, OH 44012

AVAILABLE IN NORTH AMERICA ONLY
 
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The new Hooters calendar is out. Check out
http://appliancehelp.hypermart.net/n...rscalender.jpg
 
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