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#1 posted 07-17-2009 08:31 PM

There is some in depth stuff on tuning this saw on the Ridgid forum page that is good. Purp’s advice will get you cutting wood accurately right away, so I can’t add anything to that part, but I do have a couple of suggestions.

1. Get a better blade than what comes with the saw, good combo’s are okay but really I think is better to have a good rip and a good crosscut blade, but that’s up to you depending on what you cut the most.

2. You might want to consider taking the T slot foot off your miter gauge, and if you do it’s still a good idea when using it to put it into the slot from the rear of the saw and draw it to you.

I have a RAS dedicated for crosscutting and I still did this, just in case I decided to. The only part about having a granite top that might concern me if I did any amount of crosscutting with the miter gauge.

Also at some point you will probably want to mount a sacrificial fence.

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