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Posted on What's acceptable for a new saw that looks alittle used?

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#1 posted 09-16-2018 12:56 AM

This comes up from time-to-time. Basically, I trust Home Depot, I don’t trust the scumbags that rip them off (and we’ve had LJs admit to doing just that in other threads).

The common scenario is using their generous return policy as a free tool loaner service. Someone buys a tool, uses it, wipes it clean and puts it back in the box and returns it for a full refund. It happens all the time.

I bought a brad nailer there many years ago. When I got it home, the item in the box wasn’t just lightly used, it looked like it had been abused on a job site for a couple of years. Again, some a-hole bought a new one, put that one in the box and returned it counting on the fact that no one would bother looking.

Regarding your situation. You just spent a lot of money. It’s likely that the saw is in perfect working condition, but if you’re not satisfied with it, return it for a new one.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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