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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 09:50 PM

Test the alignment before you assemble it, then raise and lower as well and re-test. I could align mine to 4 or 5 thousands, but if I raised or lowered the blade it was out again. Always lowering the blade then raising up to the height you want helps. Also, the fence locks down at the front and rear and the rear lock can make side of the fence move. I found that leaning on the portion of the fence just past the front rail helped with reducing the movement.

My picture is a small oak cutoff that my 4512 sent into the garage door insulation.

All of my problems disappeared when I got a sawstop, so I think 716 is way off base.

- RobS888

I ve never encountered kickback with my wimpy little Saw Table. The saw would just bind up and stop :-)

At this point I m almost inclined to just get a Bosch 4100 for now. Sure seems like a hassle to deal with a 300-pound item that may have alignment problems. Then if the hobby sticks, I ll upgrade. Will a Bosch 4100 really prevent me from making a decent chest of drawers?? I guess it goes back to my original question— what specifically does a nice jobsite saw (like the Bosch 4100) prevent me from doing?

The Lowes saw is tempting though.

- ppg677

I have used the Bosch and it is a very good saw for it’s class.
I only upgraded when I wanted a full size cabinet saw but you can do a lot with the Bosch. The only thing I did was upgrade the fence to a Vega and that helped a lot. The fence that it came with left a lot to be desired.

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