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Old 08-03-2011, 04:47 PM   #1
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Where can I buy the Kobalt kb7006?

Lowes refuses to sell me one(after i wheeled it to the checkout line) ..said it is "under investigation for recall". And online lowes sites say the saw is discontinued

Where can I get this saw besides lowes? it is the 8 inch blade saw

Anyone know a comparable saw?
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:35 PM   #2
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Why would you want it if its being recalled?
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:54 PM   #3
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I have not heard anything bad about the saw..and I just don't feel afraid of the saw..I am sure it is something dumb.

Anyways it is not recalled..it is under investigation. I have the Lowes manager to call me tommorow after he talks to the Kobalt venders(or whoever) to see why and when the investigation may be lifted (if it gets lifted). Apparently this is not that uncommon to have products put back on the shelf after investigations.

Also finding a small saw that can get big tile is not that easy..all others I saw are twice the price and still cant cut big tile..due to the motor support arm bieng too close to blade/motor. The saw just has alot of nice features and seems to be well made..at least I have not found anything I don't like with it yet..as I have with all the other saws I have been looking at.
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Having bought the POS 7" kobalt, I can't imagine that their 450 dollar cheap/bad/inferior DeWalt knock-off is much better.

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Where can I get this saw besides lowes? it is the 8 inch blade saw
http://cgi.ebay.com/Kobalt-KB7006-Ti...-/260797557524
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:47 AM   #6
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Lets see - Buy one really nice expensive saw that last forever, or buy a new cheap wet saw every couple years. Hmmm I know which one I prefer, and its not something you can buy at lowes.
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:43 PM   #7
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I saw that already brian..but it is used and only has local pickup offered..not trying to take a road trip.

The 7 inch is a grinder motor saw..big differance. I know that one is a POS.

Well if my 300 dollar tm-75 is still getting me paid after 6 years..I am not afraid of the kobalt.

And frankly.. I have had big MK's Felkers, Riamondi's, Qeps, and used Imers, targets,Dewalts etc.. And frankly They all have bugs and issues that I find to be just poor engineering..the only thing i worry about is the motor with the kobalt.

Open to any other suggestions for a saw that will cut big tile under 60 pounds..My second choice right now is the new combi 200 from imer..but not all that crazy about it either.
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i would like to take that combi 200 for a test run looks sweet. I bought a kobalt trowel once and threw it out at the end of the day.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:28 PM   #9
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Ya know whats cool about the Kobalt Trowels? Lifetime no hassle warranty...that means that you never have to wash em, just take em back at the end of the day, and get a new one.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:56 PM   #10
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I dont have a problem with Kobalt trowels..I have a kobalt nipper that works good also. I don't understand why you don't like their trowels? its a stainless steel (or chome or whatever) trowel, what could it possibly do to get thrown away in one day..im curious..maybe a flat edge trowel for doin mud..maybe..im very picky about mud trowels myself..is that it?

I dunno but if I spend good money for a new saw I just wanna make sure I like it..and so far my small riamondi bridge saw has been the best saw I ever had as far as durabilty and accuracy..but it has its pitfalls also.

The Tm -75 is good saw but lets face it..it is a plastic cheap DIY saw and can't really stand up to day to day grind..if they made it higher quality(less plastic) with a couple small improvements it would be a great saw for residential use. Not sure why they have not made tried to improve on a good concept but they(as far as I know) have not and i am not going to wait for them.

All I want is a lightwieght saw that will cut anything i want,any size I want, at every angle I want,with a light attached to it(eyes goin bad), and cut very very striaght and never ever break down..is that too much to ask?
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cut very very striaght and never ever break down..is that too much to ask?
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