||01-17-2010 02:57 PM
Originally Posted by Mr Chips
if you are looking for a deal on a TS, check out the Rigid R4511 table saw . I was in Depot today and it's on clearance for $299.99 ( grab a 10% coupon and its $269)
the reviews on this saw are pretty good, and at basically half price it's pretty hard to pass up, plus you have full warranty and 90 days to return it if you don't like it
Mr. Chips, that's an amazing price for the R4511. I ran to HD this morning, hoping to take advantage of the deal. Nope, they didn't have it on sale, and they'd just sold their last one for the regular $499 price. They checked 6 stores in the area, and all were sold out of the R4511 (a discontinued model). Found one floor model, but it was missing the fence rails and fence clamp (just had the lonely fence itself). If I can find replacement parts, I might work out a deal with the manager to buy it.
But your $299 deal sounds like a steal! Maybe it's a regional thing...
By the way, this is a HEAVY table saw -- driven by its granite top. HD guy said the only problem he'd heard about it was that the frame for the casters, which operates with a foot pedal to lift the unit for rolling/moving, can't handle the weight, and tends to bend/warp over time. Otherwise, a great machine.