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Old 06-11-2004, 12:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Rigid's newer line of power tools at Home Depot. They any good how do they compare to Milwaulkee?
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Old 06-11-2004, 02:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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For use as a boat Anchor they might work deciently IF you have a very small boat, like say a canoe...

But thats just my opinion.
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Old 06-11-2004, 10:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Milwaulkee still king then.
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Old 06-11-2004, 03:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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<<Home depot used it's massive buying power to coerce Rigid into making tools for Home Depot that are made in China and are just enough different that you won't be able to get parts for them anywhere. >>

This is what I have heard. Just my opinion, but i would buy American when it comes to tools.
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Old 06-12-2004, 12:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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You really can't go wrong with a Milwaukee or Porter Cable. I have a Ridgid chop saw that I've used for 4 years, no problems, but that was way before the cheap feeling stuff they're selling now.
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Old 06-12-2004, 02:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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BTW its RIDGID
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Old 06-12-2004, 04:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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My chop saw kicks ass. Its beefy and was the same price as milwaukee but had features I liked better.
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Old 06-12-2004, 09:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ridgid makes great hand tools, wrenches, pipe threaders, and outher stuff. Would like to try their power tools. But Craftsman makes great hand tools, don't care for their power tools.
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RIDGID's power tools are sub standard crap contracted out.
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I have a ridgid chopsaw and like it. But th main reason I bought it over something else @ the depot is I was told that Ridgid stuff has a lifetime warranty, but I have yet to try and use it?????
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Old 06-18-2004, 10:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Not true, we have several Rigid dry cut chop saws at work. The fitters do not treat them kindly and are used evey day. They all have been trouble free for several years.
But Home Depot does not sell the Rigid dry cut chop saw, so there may be a difference in the Home Depot line of tools.
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Not true, we have several Rigid dry cut chop saws at work. The fitters do not treat them kindly and are used evey day. They all have been trouble free for several years.
But Home Depot does not sell the Rigid dry cut chop saw, so there may be a difference in the Home Depot line of tools.
Well how the hell did I get a dry cut chop saw from there?
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Old 06-19-2004, 09:40 AM   #13 (permalink)
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My wife bought a Rigid dry cut chop saw at home depot for my birthday (back in March). Maybe they just started selling them recently (within the last 4-5 months)?

I am happy with it, although it hasn't seen a huge amount of use yet, mostly small stuff.
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my abrasive chop saw has a 3 year warranty
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Old 06-20-2004, 08:34 PM   #15 (permalink)
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RIDGID's power tools are sub standard crap contracted out.
Based on what facts can you support it with? Statements like yours are worthless, if you don't bother to back it up ..

Bought the Recipricating saw, with the lifetime warranty they offered up to Jan31, 2004. So far it kicks fawking ass, and if I break it, I'll go get a new one at HD.
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Based on what facts can you support it with? Statements like yours are worthless, if you don't bother to back it up ..

Bought the Recipricating saw, with the lifetime warranty they offered up to Jan31, 2004. So far it kicks fawking ass, and if I break it, I'll go get a new one at HD.
I have a friend who works for Home Depot. I am referring to their new line of cordless drills specifically. The return rates for ridgid drills of this sort is substantially higher than other brands. I am unfamiliar with their reciprocating saws having seen only one of them so far out in the field.

Check out these boards for more info. http://www.ridgid.com/cgi-bin/ultima...ubb=forum;f=18 (including warranty info).

I've worked with and own various brands of power tools and I stand by my statement.
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