I thought Ridgid was serious about being in woodworking tools. I've had my eye on the bandsaw for several months. However, that all changed when I went to Home-Depot to buy some replacement sanding sleeves for my Ridgid oscillating spindle/belt sander. Even though H-D still sells the sander THEY NO LONGER SELL THE SLEEVES!!!! UNBELIEVABLE! When I bought this sander H-D had a supply of all different sizes and grits of sleeves. This week, when I went back to the store they wanted to sell me a multi-pack that was designed for the RYOBI. If I want 1 2" sleeve I have to buy 6 or seven - including a 3" sleeve that I can't use - just to get the one I want. And I no longer have a choice of grits. This is totally unacceptable. Sears would never do this to a customer. Ridgid and H-D should not do this either.
I also own a Ridgid reciprocating saw and a Ridgid Shop Vacuum. I switched from Craftsman on both of these items when my old ones wore out because I liked the quality of the Ridgid tools and Home Depot is a more convenient place to shop for me. However, when these tools wear out, I'll be switching to someone else.
I have a Craftsman hand drill that I bought in 1980 that I can still get parts for. I doubt I'll get that kind of support from Ridgid or H-D. Just wish I had known of your lack of commitment earlier.