First Cut - Ridgid R4511

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Project by evause posted 01-17-2010 07:08 AM 2165 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I understand that I am probably violating the terms of use for posting this – but considering this took me 2 days to put together my new Ridgid R4511, with help from PurpLev ( and his review ( – i just had to consider this my-first/a project. Also, thanks to rengelking ( for his 24/7 phone support during the assembly (he was about 8.5 hours ahead of me).

Ok, on to the good stuff. Rip a 3” strip out of a roughly 16”x16” plywood. That’s it – your done!

-- ...SportsCenter, think about that, that's just dumb. - Ron Burgandy.

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#1 posted 01-17-2010 07:14 AM

Duck if martin throws something at you, otherwise, don’t worry, keep on cutting:-)) Congrats on getting it together!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 01-17-2010 07:15 AM

You will love the Ridgid.
Welcome to Lumberjocks.

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#3 posted 01-17-2010 07:33 AM

Welcome as well… Enjoy the saw! I’m still leery of that Granite, but that stuff has a lot of positive benefits… Keep us posted on how it goes over time…

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#4 posted 01-17-2010 11:24 AM

Welcome to LJ. I have had this saw since may last year and love it. It has worked well and the granite top is terrific. However the fence needs some help. I had to make a face for mine and square it up the fence had a bow in the center but other than that I love it. I will be changing the pulleys so it can have a v-belt but no big deal there. Enjoy and have fun.


-- Duane, Ohio

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#5 posted 01-17-2010 04:55 PM

Congrats! I’ve had mine about 3 weeks and love it so far. BTW. I paid $499 for mine, but HD has them on clearance for $299 so I went back this week and got a price adjustment.

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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#6 posted 01-17-2010 05:44 PM

Congrats on your new saw I don’t think it’s a problem telling us about a brand of tool you bought it’s done all the time.

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#7 posted 01-17-2010 07:44 PM

Bought my second one this week. Couldn’t pass up $299!

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#8 posted 01-17-2010 09:12 PM

I know exactly how you feel Evause. I bought this saw a few months back and the first time I started it up I couldn’t help but smile.

-- If at first you don't succeed then maybe skydiving isn't for you.

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#9 posted 01-18-2010 03:40 AM

Thanks for the comments guys – i Look forward to using it now. Time to make more room in the Garage…

-- ...SportsCenter, think about that, that's just dumb. - Ron Burgandy.

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#10 posted 01-18-2010 06:50 PM

I have several “Ridgid” brand tools in my shop and have not been disappointed in any of them. Right from the shop vac, through the jointer, planer and radial arm saw… perfect tools for the home owner shop… Affordable, dependable, accurate, easy to use…. can’t beat that….

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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