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  • Ridgid Bandsaw Question

    Hello all, went to HD today and picked up the Ridgid DP for $150. My question for those who own the bandsaw is, at a price of $185 is it worth buying considering the fine tuning you had to do, and how much did you spend on extras doing the fine tuning? or am I better off looking for a used BS from a different manufactor? Thanks in advance, Pat

  • #2
    Re: Ridgid Bandsaw Question

    For what bandsawing I do in my shop, it is perfect. I do not make a living cutting wood, it is just a hobby for me.

    Save some $$. The Rigid will be fine.

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    • #3
      Re: Ridgid Bandsaw Question

      Thanks mapdude, after posting this I spent a couple hours reading all the post here regarding the Ridgid BS. I went back to HD and bought the BS, used a Harbor Freight coupon and got 20% off the $185, so for $157.93 I feel I got a pretty good saw that will fit my needs, I plan on doing some of the upgrades listed in the forum here. also got a price adjustment on the DP 20% off the $150. So now I have to find some time in the next few weeks to assemble both. Pat

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      • #4
        Re: Ridgid Bandsaw Question

        that's a good buy on the BS. there is a back issue of wood magazine that features michael fortune, a furniture builder who is also a band saw expert. the article recounts fortune's appreciation of the ridgid BS (he has one) and how he gets it to perform as well or better than his $1000 general BS. his tips for maximizing the performance of the ridgid are quite informative. it's worth seeking out the back issue.
        there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.

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        • #5
          Re: Ridgid Bandsaw Question

          Originally posted by PMR413 View Post
          Thanks mapdude, after posting this I spent a couple hours reading all the post here regarding the Ridgid BS. I went back to HD and bought the BS, used a Harbor Freight coupon and got 20% off the $185, so for $157.93 I feel I got a pretty good saw that will fit my needs, I plan on doing some of the upgrades listed in the forum here. also got a price adjustment on the DP 20% off the $150. So now I have to find some time in the next few weeks to assemble both. Pat
          20% off!?!? You are the man.

          About the only tools I need in my shop now are a lathe and a mortising machine ( since I hate to have to set up the drill press with the attachment). Gonna have to check into this HF discount coupon thing..

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          • #6
            Re: Ridgid Bandsaw Question

            What bandsaw did you get for 185.00?? The BS14002? Ron

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            • #7
              Re: Ridgid Bandsaw Question

              Thanx Mapdude, not to offen I get a closeout deal in my area so I'm

              Ronald, $157.93 included tax, I havn't had time to open the box yet but the model number on the box is BS1400, no other info on the receipt either... Pat

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              • #8
                Re: Ridgid Bandsaw Question

                Hello
                Was your HD getting rid of the bandsaw because they stopped carrying Ridgid power tools or was it a customer return they have clearanced? That is a good price seeing that the saw is priced at over 350.00 in this area. Ron

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                • #9
                  Re: Ridgid Bandsaw Question

                  Originally posted by Ronald View Post
                  Was your HD getting rid of the bandsaw because they stopped carrying Ridgid power tools or was it a customer return they have clearanced? That is a good price seeing that the saw is priced at over 350.00 in this area
                  Seems to be a regional store-specific HD mark down. Only one HD in my area had the DP/BS marked down 299>149/369>184.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Ridgid Bandsaw Question

                    I agree with reConx, only one HD in my area is/was clearing out the BS1400 and the 15" drillpress both at 50% off.

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