NGD Desert Star 008 “DC Junior”

LtDave32

Desert Star Guitars
Super Mod
Silver Supporting Member
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2010
Messages
44,273
Reaction score
146,449
I haven't made templates yet because I don't have my spindle sander yet. With the roof repair I put everything off this fall and decided to wait for Black Friday. Well, now it looks like Ridgid may have just discontinued that sander :run: I'm going to call them tomorrow to try to find out what the deal is with it. If they are just delayed getting more? Is a new one coming out? Or do I need to buy a different brand? The air compressor I want will be on sale next week at Lowes.

Rigid better not discontinue that sander. It's one of the most used tools in the shop.

If they are, I'm buying another one, for I have just about worn my first one out.

Rox, I can recommend a good template set for SG. My guy is accurate and fast to ship. It's a bear trying to do it from a paper printout.

As well, I made a bevel template that I draw around to get the bevels concentric.. Way easier.
 

Roxy13

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2017
Messages
10,184
Reaction score
26,781
Rigid better not discontinue that sander. It's one of the most used tools in the shop.

If they are, I'm buying another one, for I have just about worn my first one out.

Rox, I can recommend a good template set for SG. My guy is accurate and fast to ship. It's a bear trying to do it from a paper printout.

As well, I made a bevel template that I draw around to get the bevels concentric.. Way easier.
Yes, I would be thrilled to get templates! I was going to try to design my own using all my SGs lol.

I will let everyone know what Ridgid says. I've been looking at it online every couple of weeks and suddenly today.... it's you can only buy in your local store, no shipping to store or home on this item. Then I saw a post for someone on here saying it is discontinued. If you go onto Ridgid's website and try to buy it it takes you to a Home Depot page that just says this item is not available. There are none in any of the stores within 100 miles of me all of a sudden. It doesn't look good.
 

CB91710

Double Platinum Supporting Member
Silver Supporting Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2019
Messages
7,197
Reaction score
14,469
Yes, I would be thrilled to get templates! I was going to try to design my own using all my SGs lol.

I will let everyone know what Ridgid says. I've been looking at it online every couple of weeks and suddenly today.... it's you can only buy in your local store, no shipping to store or home on this item. Then I saw a post for someone on here saying it is discontinued. If you go onto Ridgid's website and try to buy it it takes you to a Home Depot page that just says this item is not available. There are none in any of the stores within 100 miles of me all of a sudden. It doesn't look good.
Wow.
Lowe's is only listing Wen and Triton.
Home Depot shows "limited stock" in most stores in SoCal, but not available for home delivery.

They do have a Wen for $208 that has the drop-away front table.
 

Roxy13

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2017
Messages
10,184
Reaction score
26,781
Wow.
Lowe's is only listing Wen and Triton.
Home Depot shows "limited stock" in most stores in SoCal, but not available for home delivery.

They do have a Wen for $208 that has the drop-away front table.
I'm looking at the Triton now for what I'm probably going to end up with if Ridgid is done. The Triton does at least have a metal table and the Wen's is plastic. The Triton also has a 3 year warranty instead of the 2 the Wen has. I do have a Wen drill press and it's served me well for several years now. And I have a Wen bench sander that I mostly use for nuts and other small things.
 

LtDave32

Desert Star Guitars
Super Mod
Silver Supporting Member
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2010
Messages
44,273
Reaction score
146,449
I wrote them inquiring about a replacement model. Maybe they'll write back and say if they're coming out with a new model.

Hey, don't despair. Grizzly has one too, and it's cheaper than the Rigid. Does the same damn thing.
 

LtDave32

Desert Star Guitars
Super Mod
Silver Supporting Member
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2010
Messages
44,273
Reaction score
146,449
I'm looking at the Triton now for what I'm probably going to end up with if Ridgid is done. The Triton does at least have a metal table and the Wen's is plastic. The Triton also has a 3 year warranty instead of the 2 the Wen has. I do have a Wen drill press and it's served me well for several years now. And I have a Wen bench sander that I mostly use for nuts and other small things.

Check the Griz, Rox.

Grizzly
 

LtDave32

Desert Star Guitars
Super Mod
Silver Supporting Member
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2010
Messages
44,273
Reaction score
146,449
The Rigid is way better than the other ones. It would be a damn shame if we could no longer get it.

The tables on the other ones are just.. sucky sorta. And no keyway for a miter tool.
 

Roxy13

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2017
Messages
10,184
Reaction score
26,781
The Grizzley is a one year warranty. It weighs less than the Triton and Wen, but I don't know if that is a good thing.
 

LtDave32

Desert Star Guitars
Super Mod
Silver Supporting Member
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2010
Messages
44,273
Reaction score
146,449
Maybe that long warranty isn't a bad idea.

My Rigid has definitely "loosened up" over the years. I have to be careful with it when precision sanding.
 

LtDave32

Desert Star Guitars
Super Mod
Silver Supporting Member
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2010
Messages
44,273
Reaction score
146,449
The Grizzley is a one year warranty. It weighs less than the Triton and Wen, but I don't know if that is a good thing.
Like I said above, go with the longest warranty. Those machines , like the Rigid have a tendency to beat themselves up with that oscillating action. Lots of vibration.

The Rigid is a better machine by far, and you can find it on sale here and there. Maybe you can get on on clearance?

I got mine for $199, but that was 8 years ago.
 

Roxy13

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2017
Messages
10,184
Reaction score
26,781
Like I said above, go with the longest warranty. Those machines , like the Rigid have a tendency to beat themselves up with that oscillating action. Lots of vibration.

The Rigid is a better machine by far, and you can find it on sale here and there. Maybe you can get on on clearance?

I got mine for $199, but that was 8 years ago.
Hopefully I will get the answer when I call Ridgid tomorrow. If more will be showing up, or a new one, I'll wait for it.

If it's done and gone, then I might as well wait to see if the Triton will be on sale for Cyber Monday and if it's not, then just get it and get back to my builds. I can at least get 5% off with my Lowes card.
 

LtDave32

Desert Star Guitars
Super Mod
Silver Supporting Member
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2010
Messages
44,273
Reaction score
146,449
I could talk friggin' router bits all day.

Bits! lol..

And sandpaper. Good sandpaper. Sucky sandpaper. Old sandpaper vs new sandpaper.

And tape. Dear god, the amount of tape we go through.

Tape tip: do not use the blue shit. That's for homeowners who try and paint their kitchen while wearing nice clothes.

Don't fuck around. Get the orange stuff that actually sticks.
 

LtDave32

Desert Star Guitars
Super Mod
Silver Supporting Member
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2010
Messages
44,273
Reaction score
146,449
Maybe a Gibson scalelength neck no trem Jazzmaster.

That’ll throw me right off my six licks (if I hadn’t been playing a lot of SG lately).
Sure, I can do a Jazzmaster. that'd be stomp-down awesome. I've even got access to hard templates for that.
 

LtDave32

Desert Star Guitars
Super Mod
Silver Supporting Member
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2010
Messages
44,273
Reaction score
146,449
Scale length change is easy enough, but one has some dancing to do with the bridge and pup placement. No big deal tho.
 

LtDave32

Desert Star Guitars
Super Mod
Silver Supporting Member
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2010
Messages
44,273
Reaction score
146,449
We can even do that with a Gibby-style stop tail and the Fender style bridge. That would look very sharp.

The Fender style bridge is a roller bridge, I believe. It would work just fine in front of a stop-tail.

PM sent..
 


Latest Threads



Top