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05-22-2021 12:15 PM

I was watching some YOUTUBE about table saws ans saw one that’s title was RIGID R4512 or R4520? SO I watched it and a few others of the new version of the R4512 the R4520.

And to no surprise, the old malfunctioning and issues with the 4512 were happily manufactured in the 4512 replacement the R4520! WOW! PLUS it seems that pile of 4512 junk wasn’t enough they include a brand new issue.

BE WARNED


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#1 posted 05-22-2021 01:05 PM

Well, I had the 4521 for years, Most excellent saw and great value. Table was flat. Fence was very accurate and stable. It cut anything I ever gave it as long as I used proper rip or crosscut thin kerf blades. I moved up tp a 3 HP Harvey mostly to get a riving knife as the old saw scared me a couple times. It has more depth from front edge to blade than many newer saws. I have seen a few blogs and videos complaining about the saws and in every case, it was the user not setting up or adjusting correctly, not the saw. If you expect the saw to be set up from the box, sorry, you are a fool.

Only issue I had is over the years, the motor mount slightly twisted so I had to add a couple washers to get the sheaves back in dead even planes.

I will say their lifetime warrantee if pretty much fraud. They make it impossible to get.

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#2 posted 05-22-2021 01:22 PM

Do you mean the R4512 not the 4521?


Well, I had the 4521 for years, Most excellent saw and great value. Table was flat. Fence was very accurate and stable. It cut anything I ever gave it as long as I used proper rip or crosscut thin kerf blades. I moved up tp a 3 HP Harvey mostly to get a riving knife as the old saw scared me a couple times. It has more depth from front edge to blade than many newer saws. I have seen a few blogs and videos complaining about the saws and in every case, it was the user not setting up or adjusting correctly, not the saw. If you expect the saw to be set up from the box, sorry, you are a fool.

Only issue I had is over the years, the motor mount slightly twisted so I had to add a couple washers to get the sheaves back in dead even planes.

I will say their lifetime warrantee if pretty much fraud. They make it impossible to get.

- tvrgeek


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#3 posted 05-22-2021 03:37 PM

12. Sorry. I do happen to be severely dyslexic.
Of course, I base my viewpoint on using it for many years, not you-tube videos.

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#4 posted 05-22-2021 03:46 PM

I’m still using a R4512. I used to talk a lot of trash about it. And absolutely hated the factory fence.
But since I upgraded the fence, it has been a wonderful saw to work with.
I have done other upgrades like cast iron wings, and router table. 220v power.
And those are nice too, but were not necessary. Just things I wanted.
I have never had the blade alignment issue many talk about.

knowing my dislike for the fence, I would not buy it again.
While it has turned out to be a nice saw. The money to buy it new, and upgrade the fence.
I could justify the cost of something like a Grizzly, or the Harvey table saws.
My R4512 has a factory riving knife. 2014 model, did a earlier version not have it?

-- John

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#5 posted 05-22-2021 06:24 PM

What fence did you get? Install


I m still using a R4512. I used to talk a lot of trash about it. And absolutely hated the factory fence.
But since I upgraded the fence, it has been a wonderful saw to work with.
I have done other upgrades like cast iron wings, and router table. 220v power.
And those are nice too, but were not necessary. Just things I wanted.
I have never had the blade alignment issue many talk about.

knowing my dislike for the fence, I would not buy it again.
While it has turned out to be a nice saw. The money to buy it new, and upgrade the fence.
I could justify the cost of something like a Grizzly, or the Harvey table saws.
My R4512 has a factory riving knife. 2014 model, did a earlier version not have it?

- bigJohninvegas


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#6 posted 05-22-2021 06:58 PM

I saw a post the other day (can’t remember where) that suggested Ridgid was going to be releasing a new TS. Looked like an exact reproduction of the Delta 725T2. Just a different color.

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#7 posted 05-22-2021 07:04 PM

Earlier did not.

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#8 posted 05-22-2021 07:29 PM



What fence did you get? Install

- stevejack

I found a used Biesemeyer commercial fence with 52” rails. Been some years ago, but I think I am only into it for something like $180.

I had been totally against investing in upgrades. I had priced up a new fence, cast wings.
Could buy a new Grizzly, Harvey or used cabinet saw for the cost of upgrading.
Was not even looking for the fence. Just stumbled on it. And then before I had time to install it I found cast iron wings for $20 each.

-- John

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#9 posted 05-22-2021 07:41 PM

Before this I was very happy, but after seeing this post I understand how wrong I was not to hate my Craftsman 315.228310 table saw – older than this one.

It has the same fence, just shorter rails, and I didn’t know how unhappy I was with its accuracy.

Thanks for straightening me out!

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#10 posted 05-23-2021 01:17 AM

Ranting Rich by any other name is still Ranting Rich. :)::):):)

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#11 posted 05-23-2021 05:52 AM

+1 Useless ranting

My turn to rant:

Another troll thread started by a known troll.

Does OP SteveJack own either Ridgid saw mentioned above?

Does OP SteveJack have anything original to add to the supposed WW video reviews that are not linked?

Did the OP SteveJack check if video’s were created by employee of Sawstop/Powermatic/Delta/etc to bash competition?

Does SteveJack believe everything on the Internet?

No? >> Then – Why feed the trolls and spread possible rumors?
Hate is easy to find. Haters are very passionate about hate.

And YES: I passionately hate spammers and trolls.

If you don’t have first hand knowledge on the tools, or have direct information to share on these model TS;
then all you are doing is spamming Lumberjocks’s forum with heresay.

Please don’t spam JumberJock’s with ‘stuff’ you find online thinking you know what community wants/needs to read. If we want reviews on Ridgid TS, there are reviews posted in LJ forums by wood workers whose experience and expertise can be gauged to help establish the value of information being posted.

Rant mode off:

#unwatch

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, Doom, despair, agony on me… - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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