hello! ...and....my new shop!
Hi everyone. My name is Jason (a/k/a Tig) and I've been lurking for a while waiting for my account to be approved.
I've always been a fan of Ridgid tools, and went a little crazy last week. I've been starting to do some woodworking, beginning with a large danish modern style platform bed, made from walnut (it's *almost* done). Unfortunately, I've had to use a friends shop, which gets old, so I decided to get myself a tablesaw first, then start to build up a bit of a shop.
Well, on a whim, I stopped in my local Cummins tool last week, and here they have a Ridgid TS3650, 6" jointer, 13" thickness planer, all the big nice tools. My wife had already given me permission (ha!) to buy a tablesaw, so I figured at $396 for this one, I couldn't go wrong. But then the manager came over, and here's how it went down:
Manager: "That's our last one - floor model - I'll take 5% of the price."
Me: "Excellent. But.....would you take it down any more?"
Manager: "Depends, do you want to buy anything else?"
Me: "Sure - jointer, planer, dust collector, and how about one of those miter saw utility vehicles."
Manager: "Oh, heck, I'll take 10% off of it all."
Me: (Phone to ear) "Honey, don't be mad......."
Long story short, I've got a nice setup now for under $1500. I've made a few toothpicks and tested everything out, and I think I have the beginnings of a nice shop!! I think this forum will be a great resource too!