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Forum topic by Garbanzolasvegas posted 02-26-2015 03:58 AM 2379 views 0 times favorited 29 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-26-2015 03:58 AM

I bought one of your R4512 table saws from Home Cheapo last summer. Big mistake. After correcting the Blade alignment issues and much money, time, sweat, blood, tears and replacing most of the critical parts such as the miter gauge, I thought finally I could use it for accurate cutting. Then there was the fence alignment issues and striped square nuts germane to the four bolts that hold the fence square.. again now we can make some accurate cuts.

Wrong! Every time I double checked the fence distance from the BLADE i kept getting wrong measurements then I noticed my $75 Freud blade was wobbling when it was slowing down.. I put on every blade I had and every blade wobbled.

Seems the arbor and or spindle is defective as well with every other damn thing!!!! NO ONE MAKES MISTAKES like this! ONE HAS to deliberately F—K sheet up like this on purpose!

I have gone to great lengths on every site I am registered on, such as lumberjocks, woodcraft,wordsmith etc. to warn EVERYONE to stay the F—K away from anything ORANGE with the words RIDGID on them!

You guys are a complete embarrassment at the best and a Criminal organization at worse selling CRAP like this!

As soon as I can replace this P.O.S., I will and turn this 4512 muther F—ER into a boat anchor and scream 24-7 about this POS and ALLLLL your woodworking machines. I have commented on none other than 2 dozen posts where people where people wereconsidering buying a R4512 or any other ridged tools and everyone said they were going for the Porter cable or other. THANK GOD I got through to them and saved them so much grief!

Trust me, you have lost many sales from just me and my posts! It’s my mission!

I have NEVER seen anything like it. A complete, total and omnipotent cluster F—K on every wood working tool you people produce and sell!

A finger in your Ridgid arse!

Your company is a miracle really! A true miracle of incompetence

-- If you don't Play, you can't win

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#1 posted 02-26-2015 04:57 AM

I like their little 6 1/2” trim saw pretty well.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#2 posted 02-26-2015 05:02 AM

sorry about your trouble, I wont own ridged ever, even for free, I stay true to dewalt, wish I had more to add…

-- -Mike, Southern California, YouTube User ( Give & Take )

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#3 posted 02-26-2015 05:03 AM

We thew one of their planers and ROS in the dumpster last summer. Neither a year old. Never will we own anything Ridgid again.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#4 posted 02-26-2015 09:57 AM

I guess from now on you’ll have to do your shopping at Menards

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#5 posted 02-26-2015 02:53 PM

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#6 posted 02-26-2015 02:59 PM

RantingRich strikes again.

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#7 posted 02-26-2015 03:05 PM

RantingRich strikes again.

- Yonak


Hey Rich, get a sawstop.

-- I always knew gun nuts where afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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#8 posted 02-26-2015 03:29 PM

I have a Ridgid jointer. The tables could be longer. Overall I am very happy with it.

Their spindle/belt sander is nice too.

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Bill White

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#9 posted 02-26-2015 04:18 PM

Spindle sander and vac in my shop. That’s all from Ridgid with the exception of some pipe wrenches that were my Dad’s.

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#10 posted 02-26-2015 04:38 PM

I still have one of their lally cutters from 1985.

-- I meant to do that!

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#11 posted 02-26-2015 08:33 PM

You need to open up and stop bottling up your feelings and let them out. Tell us how you really feel :-) No seriously (kinda): I have nothing Ridgid in my shop. I know that they made great pipe fitter tools at one time, and used to send these big calendars to their contractors with semi nekkid ladies standing next to pipe threading dies, huge pipe wrenches etc (go figure). But I have a problem with proprietary tool brands from the big box stores. I don’t much care for proprietary anythings except maybe Kenmore, but that is probably now made by one of the major brands. I own a Ryobi 3×21 belt sander that I bought before they became a house brand for one of the Big Box Boys. No more, since I had to wait several months for a warranty repair part when it was nearly new. Just my personal feeling and I have some of every major tool brand in my shop. I buy based on research from reviews, features and value. I am not singularly brand loyal. But hey! Your problem even pisses ME off. I hate shoddy equipment that I shell out hard earned money for that turns out to be a POS. From my personal experience, buy a 1023 Grizzly in one of its variations. It is a great value with a low cost of ownership. It ain’t a Sawstop or Festool, but that is a discussion for another time and place. Good luck! We feel your pain.

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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#12 posted 02-27-2015 01:45 AM

I always over research my tool purchases to avoid your experience. That said, I have a Ridgid planer that has been a real workhorse for years, a Ridgid jointer that has done it’s job flawlessly for years, and an OLD Ridgid bandsaw that performs as advertised after a refurb when given to me. I saw a LOT of bad reviews on their tablesaw when I went to upgrade from my little Ryobi so did not buy the Ridgid TS.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 02-27-2015 03:19 PM

Have to say I’ve never seen so many rants on that TS. To be honest, my impressions of the brand was junk. Then Charles Neil recommended the OSS and I needed one and took a chance, and absolutely love it. That little bugger gets use a ton in my shop and has never failed me. the combo of OSS/belt is great.

I would not get anything else by them, but that tool is ok.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#14 posted 02-27-2015 03:36 PM

I’m wondering why you didn’t return it ?


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#15 posted 02-27-2015 03:42 PM

Purchased Rigid reciprocating saw that has cut tons and tons of stuff – metal, wood, plastic, etc. It still performs great.

-- Max - Birmingham, AL

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