Workshop Enhancements #3: Added the Rigid 4512 Contractor Saw to the shop

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Blog entry by edwood1975 posted 11-05-2015 05:19 PM 767 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Workbench New Laminate Top Part 3 of Workshop Enhancements series Part 4: Added a dedicated miter saw station »

Although this isn’t a review I’ll do one in a few months after I do a lot of projects on it

It was a project in assembling it

So far the assembly was quite long mainly because all the little adjustment needed to true it up and square it off…

Let start off by saying it’s truly a remarkable saw. For all the “nay Sayers ” I was almost not going to get this saw and right now I’m glad I didn’t listen ….

It’s not a cabinet saw but it’s a damn fine contractor saw.

The motor is a lot quieter than the saw I was replacing.. The fence is awesome and big but lightweight enough to move it off and on the table .

Although I did see quite a lot of complaint about the squareness of the blade but mind was perfect out of the box… And my saw didn’t have the Roman Number II on the Trunnion …

I love it’s caster system it’s extremely easy to move Around the shop..

The blade is ok and I’ll probably replace it soon , something with more teeth per inch…

Like I said this isn’t a review more a first impression of the saw…

IM A VERY HAPPY CAMPER and I can get back to building my commissioned cedar cooler and playing with the best tool in my shop the Rigid 4512

See this post for pictures:

-- Ed

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#1 posted 11-05-2015 06:54 PM

I’ve liked those saws since they were introduced. Sure you can get a dud, it happens, but that is what the warranty is for…

Good luck with it!

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#2 posted 11-05-2015 11:30 PM

That product is riddled with manufacturing issues. I’m glad to hear you dodged a bullet. Enjoy your shiny new saw.

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#3 posted 11-05-2015 11:32 PM


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