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Forum topic by nickbatz posted 07-04-2020 09:46 PM 302 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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nickbatz

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07-04-2020 09:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: miter saw

I’m looking for a stand for the DWS779, a roughly #55 big-ass saw.

Requirements: rolls a short distance up a step; stores vertically without removing the saw; is sturdy enough to support the saw; preferably has stops on the rollers that are accurate (because I’m using it for woodworking rather than construction).

Are there any less expensive alternatives to the $220-230 Ridgid and Dewalt stands? Those look like the two that everyone likes, but the price is nuts.

BONUS QUESTION: There are people on Facebook Marketplace selling the Ridgid at a discount (a credible one – $150). They also have lots of other new tools for sale. How do they get hold of products that are exclusive to Home Depot?

Obviously the people selling things for 10% of their price are scammers, but I’m not sure about these guys.

TIA


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#1 posted 07-04-2020 10:25 PM

BONUS QUESTION: There are people on Facebook Marketplace selling the Ridgid at a discount (a credible one – $150). They also have lots of other new tools for sale. How do they get hold of products that are exclusive to Home Depot?
Obviously the people selling things for 10% of their price are scammers, but I m not sure about these guys.
- nickbatz

Easy Answer: https://homedepot.bstock.com/

HD does not place customer returns back on shelf. They consolidate them into pallet lots and sell them at auction. They also sell warehouse stock of discontinued products the same way.

My son worked for HD for several years. The stories are amazing. So many folks will buy a new battery drill/driver, use it once for small project, and then return it for full refund couple weeks later. Also tons of folks who buy 15 light fixtures for remodel, install one and decide they don’t like it, and bring them all back. They all go to auction. When your new Table saw is missing a screw? They swap out for a new one, and sell the other at auction.

We have a place in town called SalesSumo that buys lots every week, and has a huge warehouse full of returned junk. There are companies doing same thing all over US. If you can’t handle a whole truck load, there are wholesale liquidation houses that buy truck loads, then sort and sell refined pallet lots to others. You will find folks buying these lots and selling on fleabay, Craigslist, or OfferUp all time too.

There is an huge eco-system in big box store liquidation materials if you look for it.

Just be warned that there is also a lot of scam artists in liquidation sales business. Never buy a pallet load from anyone that you can not inspect that the merchandise exists before you buy. Some of these folks like to sell stuff they don’t have, then buy sorted pallet and ship it out a couple weeks later.

PS – Inexpensive and rolling miter stand are mutually exclusive terms. They don’t exist together in real life.

Cheers!

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#2 posted 07-04-2020 10:42 PM

I have the DeWalt DWS780 on the scissor style stand. It has a stop on it but its worthless. Dirt cheap sheet metal that flexes if you sneeze on it. The sliding extensions also aren’t that great. The further you extend them the more they sag. So you have to adjust the height of the supports and then adjust again when sliding the extensions back.

It’s made for a construction site and when I used it for that it was a great stand. For fine woodworking it leaves a lot to be desired.

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#3 posted 07-04-2020 11:02 PM

I have a Porter Cable rolling miter saw stand which is no longer made, but Delta has one that’s almost identical for $190 (Model #36-267) at Lowes. I really like the way it folds ups.

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#4 posted 07-05-2020 01:45 AM

Great, thanks for the answers.

CaptainKlutz, that’s interesting. Seems like a ridiculously tough way to try and make a living!

sansoo22, are you talking about the $230 scissor stand?

WhyMe, thanks for the recommendation. That stand is still expensive, but $30 less than the Ridgid is $30 I can use for other things.

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