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  • If DeWalt can copy it, why not RIDGID?

    DeWalt has a nice miter gauge out which is a near copy of the Osborne EB-3 and the Delta models.
    http://woodworker.com/fullpres.asp?PARTNUM=154-997

    If Delta and DeWalt can make a copy of the Osborne, why not RIDGID? Did they (Delta/DeWalt) enter into a license agreement maybe?

    Anyway, it wouldn't hurt for RIDGID to offer something similar.
    "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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    Re: If DeWalt can copy it, why not RIDGID?

    Nice price too.
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      Re: If DeWalt can copy it, why not RIDGID?

      Originally posted by BadgerDave View Post
      Nice price too.
      That price is about the same as the Delta or Osborne. I found it elsewhere online for $70 + shipping. The Delta has a hold-down that comes with it. The DeWalt looks to be near identical but does not come with the hold down.
      "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
      John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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        Re: If DeWalt can copy it, why not RIDGID?

        Originally posted by Bob D. View Post
        DeWalt has a nice miter gauge out which is a near copy of the Osborne EB-3 and the Delta models.
        http://woodworker.com/fullpres.asp?PARTNUM=154-997

        If Delta and DeWalt can make a copy of the Osborne, why not RIDGID? Did they (Delta/DeWalt) enter into a license agreement maybe?

        Anyway, it wouldn't hurt for RIDGID to offer something similar.
        Delta & Dewalt are owned by Black & Decker...
        Soon to be Stanley Black & Decker with the buy out.....

        In 2005, Black & Decker purchased DELTA Machinery and PORTER-CABLE from Pentair Inc. Already a leader in the consumer tool category, the purchase solidified Black & Decker’s position in the professional power tool market.

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          Re: If DeWalt can copy it, why not RIDGID?

          Originally posted by Gizmoman View Post
          Delta & Dewalt are owned by Black & Decker...
          Soon to be Stanley Black & Decker with the buy out.....

          In 2005, Black & Decker purchased DELTA Machinery and PORTER-CABLE from Pentair Inc. Already a leader in the consumer tool category, the purchase solidified Black & Decker’s position in the professional power tool market.
          I'm aware of that (who owns who), but still wonder how they get to copy the Osborne design, maybe the patent ran out or as I suggested they licensed it from them.
          "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
          John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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          • #6
            Re: If DeWalt can copy it, why not RIDGID?

            The original patent date was in 1981 for the Osborne's...the 20 yr patent cycle ran out..Anyone can make the product now.......

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