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Blog entry by Mike posted 09-09-2009 05:59 AM 1077 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been shopping for a new table saw and came across this article. So check it out.

-- Mike, VT

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#1 posted 09-09-2009 06:01 PM

WOW, glad my 3650 isn’t listed, just the new version 4511

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#2 posted 09-09-2009 06:12 PM

HAHAHA… I figured someone will eventually come up with this fear…

my only suggestion – go read up on some physics, centrifugal, rotational forces – the blade cannot fly out of the saw.

ever wondered why the arbor nut is always so hard to open on the saw even if you never tighten it THAT hard to begin with? – when the arbor spins, the forces are pulling the nut INWARDS and tightening it up more than what you already did – the same forces are also pulling the blade inwards – not outwards – and definitely not UPWARDS…

but it is an entertaining concept nonetheless.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 09-09-2009 08:05 PM

I must not get it at all. With the centrifugal force how can a nut spin backwards? And no injuries to boot, but go and but the sawstops great advertisement I must say.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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#4 posted 09-10-2009 04:23 AM

I just bought this saw 5 weeks ago, and have been using a dado blades. I did go to Ridgid’s web site, and this recall is listed right on their home page, so obviously there is something to it. I got the impression that they are not saying that the blade could come off the arbor, but that the arbor bolt could break. It woud make sense that there would be more stress on it when using a dado stack. They give phone # to call and set up an appointment for a free on-site repair, which they don;t specify, but maybe replacing the arbor bolt? Also, it is only for certain manufacture dates, which are listed in the recall notice. Go to to see the recall notice.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#5 posted 09-10-2009 05:55 AM

I checked my saw, purchased 7-31-09, ans it is not in the range of saws that has bee recalled. :)

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#6 posted 09-11-2009 05:55 AM

Your welcome.

I am in the market to get a cabinet style saw, found some good deals on the older style Delta Unisaw,
think the model that I looked at was 36-831LA. Also looked at the Grizzly, that was pretty impressive
saw and of course I have to mention the Sawstop. I read some reviews and they compare the Sawstop
to the Powermatic, the only difference is the braking device. Sometimes the older models aren’t
that bad as long as you have safety at all times up front and always remember that anything can happen.
My only concern with the Sawstop is getting my hands on the device even if I bought extra and what if
2 years down the road the co. went out of business.

Your thoughts?

-- Mike, VT

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