Its about 5:30 and were done with work Last early summer, told one of the workers to finish putting the Ridgid 12' double compound miter saw w/stand (my baby) in the back of the trailer and strap it down and close up the tailer doors. The front of saw was on the back end of the trailer and the wheels were on the ground. About 15 minutes later walking straight at the front of the truck me and Dan (another worker), jumped into my truck and fired it up. I looked into my side mirrors and started to go, no problem. Went about 2 1/2 blocks and saw in my mirror my back door of tailer swinging out wards. Oh S!@! is what I said, pulled over slowly, jump out, went to the back and there's the saw hung up on a metal threshold on the rear, the two stub prongs (when folded up) grabbed ahold of the metal threshold and didn't let go, there are plastis caps or rubber and the threshold sawed right into them and held on. Amazing, couldn't believe it didn't wipe out. Then I got so pissed off and Dan started to laugh at me, which eased me some. I said to Dan you think that is so funny, why don't you grab the magnetic roller and start cleaning the street, bolts and washers all over. So I put the saw away and helped him clean up, funny thing was nails and screws were also on the edge and they didn't fall out. People driving by us thinking were stupid, honking and laughing. Then I took Dan out for a beer so he wouldn't be to mad at me, since this is not his fault. The next day, I left the saw at home went to the job site and told Neil (the punk) that I lost my saw because of him and that the saw was totaled out, and he better fork over $800.00. Told him your going to be using a hand saw until I can get a new one, this went on all day, we all used power saws and there's Nickie boy using a hand saw. Now its time to pack up so I finally told him the truth, boy he was relieved, he new I was pissed off at him all day and hardly said a word to him. If it wasn't for those two prongs and the metal threshold, my saw would have been wrecked. Told Neil if this happens again your ars is canned, wow did he come around since then, always paying attention and listening, one of the best workers I had. Now he is into computer programming. Thats my truthful story for Ridgid, Josh. Now can I have a calendar like the plumbers are getting? Even though this is wood working category. I think I got away from what I needed to say, is the wheels on the Ridgid stand stayed on and did what there designed to do, and that is to roll... Yes I know I should have checked out the trailer before I pulled out, thought everything was closed up, already did a hook up inspection before I told Neil to put away the saw, so It was my fault also, but no way in hell was I going to fess up to this in front of Neil, I got pride man...
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