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12-06-2017 03:34 AM

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Hi all,

Im looking to upgrade to a better table saw fairly soon. I wanted to get some Input on the 10inch ridgid table saw Model r4512. Is this table saw any good for woodworking? Are you able to use dado blades with this saw? And what are the pros and cons of it.

Im thinking of this saw for a couple reasons. It is reasonable price at 699 from home depot and may be on sale during boxing day. Easy to move around my shop with the wheel base.

I’d love a full size cabinet saw but just can’t afford it and it would take up a lot of my workshop.

Also appreciate any other recommendations for table Saw.


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#1 posted 12-06-2017 03:41 AM

Is this table saw any good for woodworking?

I believe that is about all it’s good for… maybe plastics as well, but not as much :)

I’d love a full size cabinet saw but just can’t afford it and it would take up a lot of my workshop.

There is basically no difference in size if that is your concern; and if you look at used machines, you can get quite a lot for the same or less money. As for the R4512 in general – I believe if you do a little searching around, you might wind up reconsidering your decision if you aren’t one who enjoys gambling.


-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#2 posted 12-06-2017 03:53 AM

Yeah. I could fit a cabinet saw as long as it doesn’t have a side extension table. The thing that caught my eye with this saw is the built in wheel base. I like being able to move it if needed but I could easily put a cabinet saw on a mobile base….

I’ve read some very mixed reviews with the saw.. Some have had terrible experience and others love it for the price and how it functions. Thought I would ask in a forum of woodworkers. Rather then go by feedback from home depot reviews….

I’ve been searching Craigslist the last two weeks and nothing good has come up yet. What’s for sale is either to high end for my needs or absolute garbage.

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#3 posted 12-06-2017 04:37 PM

Worst tool I have ever purchased. LSA (lifetime service agreement) which many people think is a warranty, is worthless unless you live near a service center. You can’t ship an assembled saw to be repaired. It would cost more than the saw is worth by the time you take it apart, package it, ship it, eventually get it back with a note that nothing was wrong with it, re-assemble it and find the same floating alignment issue. In theory the design problem eventually got fixed, but there is no recall, no admission there ever was a problem. Original purchasers like me have no recourse. I absolutely hate this damn saw. Wouldn’t even make a good boat anchor. I’ll never buy another Ridgid tool except for pipe threaders; and that’s just because I already have them and can’t afford to replace the whole set.

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#4 posted 12-06-2017 04:54 PM

My son-in-law bought one last year in Tulsa. He put it together but I was the first one to actually use it. I was fully aware of all the complaints. I didn’t have any problems building a pair of saloon style doors and a bench for their bathroom. Everything was cut square and assembled with no problem.

Like many other owners, it would be nice to see some documentation that the issue was fixed and when.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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