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Forum topic by twsdetailnmore posted 11-01-2014 03:29 PM 1429 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-01-2014 03:29 PM

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hey everyone looking for input on Home Depots Ridged hybrid table saw, price seems affordable you tube has some good videos on this saw. thinking on selling my old work horse Grizzly z1022 it is about 15 years old work fine just would like to upgrade to a new saw with a better fench and a factory dust port. any input would be welcomed
Thanks in advance

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#1 posted 11-01-2014 04:08 PM

The R4512 has had some issues. If you get one that doesn’t have “the plague”, most seem to like it. Read on….

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#2 posted 11-01-2014 04:13 PM

try the Delta 36-725 at lowes, i have one and love it, been using it ALOT since january. absolutely love it.

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#3 posted 11-01-2014 04:51 PM

+ 1 kirbi69
Spent a year comparing many saw…. Got myself a Delta.
Could not be happier. Amazing design, accurate, awesome customer service.
Do yourself a favour. Really.
Important – there is not a single floor model that is set-up properly.
Dont base you decision on that (I have never seen a Ridgid properly setup either….)
You can get it for $455. Let me know if you want to know how.

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#4 posted 11-01-2014 05:36 PM

I bought a Rigid 4512 and due to illness I could not use it till after the Home Depot 90 day return policy. I caught a lemon with the blade shift issue that many others have had. I got rid of it and bought a Delta 36-725 and I’m very pleased with it. I just completed 16 kitchen cabinets with raised panel doors using this saw. It’s very accurate and a lot of saw for the money. For anyone that has one Lowes is not listing zero Clarence an dado blade inserts for this saw. Lowes says they will be shipping them in November. Some on the forum are happy with the Rigid saw. The experience that I had, I will never buy a Rigid product again. JMHO

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#5 posted 11-01-2014 09:26 PM

carver1942 – the plates are listed on Lowes websites.
But mine havent shipped yet….
I love my saw! (and my wife, and my kids..)

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#6 posted 11-01-2014 11:02 PM

Sorry jacquesr, darn spell check. My post should have said “Lowes is NOW listing zero CLEARANCE and dado blade inserts”. :-) I should have proof read it.
Glad you like your Delta. I now have my Delta on my list of “money well spent” tools. Right out of box, the blade on mine was within .002” parallel to the miter slots, and no side to side shifting when raising and lowering it.

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