Thanks to some advice on the forums as well as some great reviews and piles of other useful stuff about a variety of table saws, I decided on the Ridgid R4511.
Of course, it helped that there was a sale this weekend…perfect timing.
Given I’m not unnaturally gorilla-like, I opted to have HD deliver the 450lb package.
The saw arrived today…what a marvel of packaging this thing is…whoever figured out how to package this saw up should make puzzles too…the box could not realistically be any more efficiently packed.
So far, I’ve only managed to open it up and remove the obvious loose parts and give the granite top and wings a once over to make sure everything looks ok.
Since I’m juggling a few things at the moment, I’ll be stretching out the assembly of the saw over a few days or so. Stay tuned for the first cut!
I was extremely impressed with the fact that there are people out there (here?) who actually photo-document the entire process of unpacking, organizing and assembling this saw. I at least know that I won’t have to struggle too long if I run into any problems…the LJ helpdesk is always here. :-)
-- Ian - Life's a game, if you don't play, you can't win.