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Cant Get It Assembled!!!

Cant Get It Assembled!!!

05-08-2020 03:05 PM by doctimw | 15 comments »

I bought this combo sander for a project build for my wife for mothers day. I only have 2 more days and all I needed was some final sanding prior to finishing the stain and protective layers. The spindle knob (free floating) won’t even thread onto the spindle. Took belt off and just tried to free-hand it on but it doesn’t seem to fit. Threads appear to be okay and no sign of any x-threading seen. Has anyone else run into this problem and was there a fix. Our local HD doesn&#...

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Ridgid R4512 table saw a best value

Ridgid R4512 table saw a best value

03-03-2020 06:31 AM by EllenWoodHead | 15 comments »

I was using a DeWalt 745 portable table saw for some years, and was happy with it. It’s a little 10” jobsite saw, and it did everything I asked: rough cuts, fine cuts, bevel cuts. It cuts fast and clean, and I love the rack-and-pinion fence. When I set the fence at whatever measurement I want, I get that exact cut. It has two downsides: the miter slots are junk. They’re plain slots, not T-slots, and they are sloppy. The other downside is no dust control. This is a messy litt...

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Ridgid 18ga " Clean Drive "  Brad Nailer

Ridgid 18ga " Clean Drive " Brad Nailer

09-13-2019 08:21 PM by mel52 | 6 comments »

After having my VERY well used PC blow up in the middle of a project, I decided to replace it and Ridgid was the choice. I really haven’t had a problem with PC, other than the occasional jam or misfire, but when I went to replace it, the new Ridgid was on display also.The Ridgid was on sale for just over eight dollars the price of the PC, which made it around 30+ dollars cheaper. This happens to be their new Clean Drive version, saying 17X more consecutive perfect nails. Ridgid does ha...

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Ridgid 13" planer. Disappointed

Ridgid 13" planer. Disappointed

12-09-2018 05:57 AM by Mark | 20 comments »

I’m not going to lie, at first i was very impressd with this planer. But I have come across a serious problem for the second time now with the same one. Not sure if it was just a lemon but its a real disappointment and frustration when you run a nice piece through and on one edge its lets say 3/4” and its tapered down to almost 5/8” on the other. The blade over time keeps slipping on a slight angle when it should be even all the way through. Adjusting it shouldnt be an opti...

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Basically a good saw but...

Basically a good saw but...

06-16-2018 04:07 PM by RonHoof | 33 comments »

I’ve had the R4512 for a little over 2 years. It has served it’s purpose without wowing me. The fence has always been an issue. After 2 years of monkeying around with the alignment and settling for less than perfect. I accidentally found out that the fence rail is TWISTED. Now I know not to mess around with alignment anymore. I planned on building my own Biesemeyer fence so it’s not that big of a deal right now.Now, on to the biggest, dangerous item. I was using my R4512 to ...

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Impact Driver Technology - What is the REAL difference?

Impact Driver Technology - What is the REAL difference?

04-09-2017 02:56 AM by WoodWorkLIFE | 5 comments »

I have been using impact drivers for a while, but in the past two years, the technologies have exploded. Buying and impact driver is like buying a laptop now. Heck, Milwaukee makes one that links up with your phone with Bluetooth now. In this video review kind of thing, I look at RIDGIDs Gen 4x vs. 5x Brushed Technology, while also looking at newer Brushless technology in the form of a Makita offering compared to the brand new brushless hydraulic drivers, in this case, RIDGID’s hydra...

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I wanted to really like this saw but dont

I wanted to really like this saw but dont

01-18-2017 03:07 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 41 comments »

Hi Folks, So I have this saw for well over a year and have used it a lot and is supposed to be my go to tool in the workshop but sadly im not loving it… What I like:Its powerful enough for softwoodsIts very quietI love the castor mobile base that is attached. What I don’t like1. The fence guides suck .. the rail that guides the fence is forever out of alignment at least every month I have going underneath the front rail and tightening the nuts. I don’t like that the...

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RIDGID RS1000 Radial Arm Saw - Old saw still going strong

RIDGID RS1000 Radial Arm Saw - Old saw still going strong

11-26-2016 04:30 AM by WistysWoodWorkingWonders | 8 comments »

The LOW-DOWN of the RIDGID RS1000 Radial Arm Saw by WISTY: NOTE: This is a saw that I have had for a while now, I am just getting time to finalize a review for it, enjoy the read! The RIDGID RS1000 is an EXCELLENT saw at an AFFORDABLE price! Excellent for those who are lacking floor space. Highly accurate and extremely powerful saw that is built to last. My personal recommendations are simple: GET ONE AND KEEP IT! Good Luck trying to find one though as anyone who already has one will pr...

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Rigid R2400 Trim Router

Rigid R2400 Trim Router

09-30-2016 12:21 AM by Wildwoods | 29 comments »

I am rather peeved about this router and Rigid’s policy regarding standing behind their product. Okay, I didn’t immediately register the router after I bought it. If you register, they offer a lifetime warranty. If you don’t register it is three years. I didn’t register. Out of the box, it never worked right. I thought maybe I missed something and besides I had a Ryobi that has lasted me at least 15 years which I had as a back-up – I thought. I kind of forgot ab...

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Ridgid 14 Gal - Wet Dry Vac

Ridgid 14 Gal - Wet Dry Vac

09-15-2016 11:20 PM by Redoak49 | 13 comments »

My 25 year old Craftsman shop vac finally gave it up and started making weird noises and electrical smell… time to pull the plug on it. I looked over various Ridgid vacs and decided on the 14 gal. 6.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac. I know that there was a more powerful and larger vac but this one fit the size I needed and the cost was not too bad ($100). The one I got has the blue filter which is for fine dust but not HEPA rated. Things I like about this vac— —It is quieter...

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