LMAO ya there we go a lil music!LOL
LMAO ya there we go a lil music!LOL
I know we make good products. Like smorris said we dont really get any hands on time with our woodworking products at the Elyria plant. I would buy any of our plumbing tools site unseen. I also believe our woodworking tools our some of the best out there. I just wanted to ask you guys what you thought of the drill press. My dad is not a heavy use of his tools and I wanted to make sure spending a couple hundred bucks on a standing unit vs. some cheapy from harbor freight was the right decision. There are people out there who don't need ridgid woodworking tools. They can buy something cheaper and less functional. There are also guys who need more than our tools and are willing to spend 5 times as much.
I just wanted to ask what you guys thought. I was never offended by you guys asking why I even had to ask if I worked here. I ended up buying the drill press. I like researching my big purchases and that includes researching our own products. I expected that opinion of the unit was high but I didnt want to make that assumption.
BTW.. activity on the forums is actually up as far as number of posters and number of posts. yes when jake was still around he posted answers to every question/comment/thread out there. The forum is starting to make its own steam and we have a lot of knowledgable users on here who own and user our tools every day.
smorris brings up some good points that probably most of us have not considered (at least I have not always done so), and that is that people working for Ridgid, being the large company that it is, are often times far removed from a product line or have no connection to it at all other than it is a product sold by the company they work for.
I was in HD the other day and saw a young woman sprucing up the Ridgid stationary powertool display area. Did she work for HD or Ridgid? I don't know for sure. She may be a TTI employee I think based on her attire, she wore a "Team TTI" logo'd shirt. I didn't stop to talk to her so I am purely quessing though.
SO now I wonder who maintains the displays at HD. I know others have said they have talked to the Ridgid rep when they come across them in the stores, does TTI also provide field reps that visit the various HD stores?
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I'm assuming you are talking about Jake. The forum old timers can probably better comment that I on his employer (We did not have Internet access at the time, so could not participate on the forum.) Did Jake work for OTC, Emerson Special Products, or was he a Ridge Tool employee? I was under the impression he represented OTC. So what you are asking, A&P, would be similar to asking a Skil customer service rep to continue answering questions about Ridgid drills after we changed to Bosch as a supplier.
If I were the watch salesman at a large department store, I really would have no clue as to how well the washing machines the same store sold worked, so if I wanted to know, would I ask the washing machine sales person, or a forum of dedicated washing machine enthusiasts? Silly example, but really it provides an example as to why Josh might have decided to ask y'all about the drill press.
Last edited by smorris; 11-17-2006 at 02:27 PM.
Points well taken, but I’m still cracking up at the words of C M W…….More Cowbell!!!!
No, I don't think I missed your point, what your saying is, that when Ridgid started there woodworking line of tools they used well known reputible companies to make and produce there product line, and those reps cared and made sure the product line had representation, and got off to a good start, then once they got it off the ground, Ridgid chose to get higher profits and use china to make them now. And that there is no company reps from those cheap factories that gives a rats behind, about whether there quality or not. And now that Ridgid got the recognition they needed to get their products off the ground , they pretty much don't care anymore either. I wasnt asking for the old manufacurers Reps. to be here, just the CURRENT ones. I did'nt buy a watch. I bought Ridgid tools. so I'm here, If I bought a Rolex I'd be at my Rolex dealer. (a Rolex is a watch in case you did'nt know)
 based on the fact that I'm here representing Ridge Tool, and that in general, we try to be nice to each other here on the forum, I've edited my post...
Last edited by smorris; 11-21-2006 at 01:04 PM. Reason: terse response to a troll...
Ok.. this thread isnt going anywhere constructive. Yes we have different people manufacturing our Orange woodworking tools. Same specs and same quality standards from us.
Jake was tasked with taking care of the woodworking side of this forum when I first put it up. The forum was new and there were only a couple hundred members back then. As the forum grew in membership so did its capacity to maitaine itself without a dedicated moderator.
I still try to reply to what I can and I know our product mangers and tech service reps make an appearance every once in a while.
I am closing this thread because its turning into a flamewar between smorris and American and Proud.