I have seen threads mention an upcoming sale here on the Ridgid woodworking tools as "soon". I went to HD and asked ,I was told usually around Christmas time, but thats all she knew , So does anyone here know when and how long that sale normally runs? I have also seen people mention an added 10% off coupon combined with that sale, Besides applying for a HD credit card as I suspect,(I dont use credit cards to purchase tools as 21% interest negates any sale price, we all know how life goes it sounds good, I'll just pay it off befor then ,than BAM something or another comes up and were hit with that interest , HD and all companies BANK on that happening, I pay good ol fashion CASH) does HD have a members club type deal like Sears to get that 10% off coupon or something? I am in the market for a Bandsaw and Jointer, in fact i'll probably go buy one of them today. I really wanted to wait and buy both on sale , But at Christmas time I'll be busy shopping for my kids (I have 4) and others on my list.Now onto a few other questions , I know the Ridgid Jointer is good from what ive read here and elsewhere for it's price, Sears has there jointer the Pro model with a fully enclosed cabinet on sale right now down to $399.00 ,$50.00 off. The switches are mounted high on an arm ,almost eye level within easy reach, and the OFF button is BIG(I like that for safety) I've read complaints about the fence angle adjustment, and the dust collection clogging on the Ridgid jointer in reviews.Now for my bandsaw questions, Sears has a 12 inch model on sale for I believe its $269.99 WITH a larger cast iron table, a fence, a built in flex light , actual bearings to guide the blade(if I remember correctly I believe theres 4 of them)and built in wheel brushes. BUT, it has an extruded aluminum height adjuster, and something I havent seen on other bandsaws, what looks to be a bottom wheel adjuster , on the outside,side, there are 4 bolts with locking nuts at the bottom wheel shaft, is that a good thing or bad? My father built LOTS of wood projects as I was growing up BIG projects to small, all the cabinets in the house were custom made by him with a minimal amount of tools took more time yes, but the details like flutes , glass shelves ,ect. ect. were not skipped by no means , and all joints are still perfect to this day. I'm 45 , and just setting up my lil shop in my heated 24x22 garage and woodworking for me is only gonna be a Hobby , WHEN I even have the time, with the kids who has much time lol.More of an escape out to my garage more or less to tinker around. So i'm looking for UNbiased opinions on those 2 tools , pros and cons. I try to make my purchases based on facts. Yes Craftsman HAD crappy saws and other tools in the past , but the 70's and 80's even the 90's had companies like sears fighting to even stay alive. And most companies let quality slip. I looked at my tablesaw purchase without "labels" for years I wanted a Delta saw, watched this old house and Norm and drooled over his shop, but lets face it most home woodworkers dont have that kind of money or time to invest in there shop. I based my purchase on Reviews and physically going out and looking and touching them, and value and price.I liked what I saw in the Hybred saws(cabinet mounted trunnions and no motor hanging out the back, better dust collection) and bought one within my budget and my use , Hell I had a tiny B&D 9 inch tablesaw for years, so for me I made a HUGE upgrade, that i'm happy with .Sure i'd like a $2000.00 saw but it would be overkill for my needs.I've never had a jointer or bandsaw before, and the Ridgid and Craftsman are within my set budget and are within one block of each other to compare them. Any thoughts on the 2 im looking at are appreciated . Oh does anyone have a Wilton 12 1/2 inch thickness planer and if so your thoughts on it ? Thank you in advance.
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