Does anyone have experiences and/or suggestions about buying large tools online.
I purchased a router table/router and a Makita LS1013 sliding compound miter saw online a month ago. In shipping, UPS trashed the boxes. The router box was beat up, but OK. But alas, the saw was damaged beyond use and had to be returned (full refund – no complaints). I had misgivings about attempting to buy something this big online. But I had the time, did not want to throw more money Home Depot’s way, and figured I would give it a shot.
My questions are:
1) Does anyone have suggestions about where to buy online?
2) Is it just UPS, or does FedEx also mess up these things? I feel sorry for these online stores if they depend on these bozos.
3) Does anyone know a good tool shop in Chicago where I can by the Makita LS1013 and not pay an arm and leg? Not Home Depot?