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Posted on Rigid R4512 seems too big for me, but I don't need mobility. What to get?

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#1 posted 01-22-2016 05:49 PM

I have the R4510 (i think). Its the portable one at home depot. I have made some book cases and two sets of end tables and a coffee table with it. It does fine. It folds up when you don’t need it. I do indeed plan to upgrade, but I have the space to do so now. I’m sure a heavier saw is better, but this is very servicable. The fence is nice, the guards are easy to use, ZCIs are available, it comes with a decent miter gauge and push stick. Dust collection is OK.

I would highly recommend it for your situation, which was the situation I was in when I bought it. It costs about $400 most of the time out here. You aren’t out that much if you decide you don’t like the hobby. If you decide you do like it and want to dedicate more space, you can upgrade to a Grizzly or something later on.


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