The Rigid webpage indicates an availability date of January / 03 for the MS1290. I live in Canada and am some distance from HD. Has anyone seen it in any of the stores up here in the Great White North? If it's now available, how does it compare to the Makita LS1013? I have several Rigid power tools and was thinking about buying the LS1013 until Rigid's announcement. Now I would really like your opinions before [img]smile.gif[/img] making a choice. Thanks.