Budgets are tight lately, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get some decent deals on tools if you’re willing to look. A quick glance at the Depot’s site led me to a section for reconditioned tools. Though this is a loaded topic on either side, the fact remains you can get tools for around forty percent off if you pull the trigger on the right deal.
One example: they’ve priced the Ridgid 12″ sliding compound miter saw $200 lower than its normal $500 off-the-shelf price. The reconditioned Ridgid tools also come with a one-year free-repair warranty — which might actually put them ahead of some of the open-box specials you find on the bargain table.
They aren’t new and may show a bit of wear and tear, but if it’s the difference between having one and not, you might want to consider it. It’s true you’re taking a risk, but depending on what you plan to do with it, it’s at least a solid option.
Ridgid Reconditioned Tools [Home Depot]