Just went to the HD web site to order the lumber for my wife's craft room I have to build and thought it might be a good time to go ahead and order the TP1300 for pick-up with the lumber.
To my suprise, there's NO Ridgid woodworking tools available at there on-line store. I checked for the TP1300, drill presses, joiners everything I could think of. Even ran a search for Ridgid and returned a bunch of plumbing tools and shop vac's.
I've looked at this planner a couple dozen times on there web site, and now it's gone.
Will have to go to the store and hopefully, they will have one in stock.
The end is near.
[ 06-22-2003, 01:54 AM: Message edited by: Backyard Woodworker ]
Ridgid tools are not available online from most southern california HD stores Although I think they are available if you change the zip code and try the Tustin store.
Can you bring them up?
I have looked at the TP1300 and the lathe a number of times using my Zip code before, and checked availabilty of the MS1250 I bought last month using my zip code, what has changed?
Here's a copy of there page for Miter saws:
Home > Online Store > Search results for "miter saw" > Mitre Saws
Name Price Qty. Add to Cart
12 In. Heavy Duty Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw
• Brand: DeWALT
• Model: DW708
10 In. Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw
• Brand: Makita
• Model: LS1013
12 In. Compound Miter Saw
• Brand: DeWALT
• Model: DW705S
10 In. Compound Miter Saw
• Brand: Delta
• Model: MS275
10 In. Professional Miter Saw
• Brand: Ryobi
• Model: TS1302DX
I see no Ridgid listed where it was listed last month.
Can anyone bring up a Ridgid woodworking tool on the HD site?
[ 06-22-2003, 03:33 AM: Message edited by: Backyard Woodworker ]
Awhile back i posted that the HD associate at the Syracuse store told me that HD will no longer be selling the Ridgid line of WW tools, just shopvacs and handtools. Their Ridgid WW tools have been 15% off since then.
The Ryobi rep I spoke to at that same store told me that he expects to see Ryobi nameplates on those tools in the future.
Probably HD is just preparing for the end of the Ridgid WW relationship.
This would account for the sudden interest in setting up Ridgid displays and dropping the prices....HD's never drops prices 15% unless it's a closeout item. I know they haven't resorted to the yellow tags yet, but I feel they will soon if the stock doesn't start flying out the door.
I have never been able to pull up Ridgid on the HD Pro Software and have never seen any Ridgid tools online at HD's either.
On a side note, I never order luumber for delivery from HD's...the kids that pull the orders never pay attention to the good and the bad boards. I've been delivered wood for decking that would scare a dog. One entire pallet was bad a few years back caused me to stop (it was only my second order to have delivered over the phone...I was trying to save myself the hours it would have taken to pick out everything by hand...it was a 1250 sq.ft.deck). I made them come pick it up and refund my money and I went back to hand picking all the wood for each priject..
Using my zip code, which a few weeks back would have listed the entire Ridgid range, today zero!
I'm looking forward to the yellow(or is it orange)tags, so I can pick up a couple of items. It does mean having to spend every third or fourth day driving between the 4 stores in the immediate vicinity, but what the heck, a bargains a bargain!!
I also never had a problem bringing up Ridgid tools on the HD site. In fact, a while back I was checking HD's from here to Utah looking for the Lathe.
I checked miter saws one against the other just last month. Now, nothing.
I'm not affraid of buying the TP1300, as I know it's a great machine. Just kind of makes a statement of where Ridgid is going. Maybe if I wait, I can hit a yellow tag sale also!
Does anyones "Change Zip Code" field still show on the lefthand side???....I used to be able to change mine to another, but now the field isn't event there. I've tried 2 different computers, but still a no show. I also checked to see if I could bring up any ridgid woodworking tools, but not one listed.......
Yes, the change zip code box is missing on mine also. I even went thru the ordering process to see if the box came up later, but it did not.
When I was shopping for Lathes, I could change the zip code and it would put me into another market that might be carrying different tools.
Not only are there no Ridgid woodworking tools at the HD website, the store display of Ridgid tools is really sad. The saws were so crudely assembled it was impossible to judge their quality. I bought my saw in spite of HD based on the Ridgid reputation. Shame Ridgid can't strike a deal with Lowes or Sears, at least they present their tool stock in a professional manner.