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#1 posted 01-05-2012 01:59 PM

I’ve heard zero rumors about a new stationary model coming out, and Ridgid is terribly unreliable with information on new tools. The R4512 (and nearly identical Craftsman 21833) is getting mainly positive comments from owners as a good value. Some folks are getting HD to accept an HF 20% off coupon. It’s not uncommon for new releases to have some early run manufacturing errors…the 3650 had a rash of bent fan blades on early models, and they produced a slew of saws with miscut arbors..the R4511 supposedly had some arbors that were recalled due to being prone to breakage. The good news is that they tend to correct those problems along the way, so buying a model that’s been out a while is better than buying a new release. Also FWIW, the R4512 is made by Dayton, and has little in common with previous Ridgid saws, aside from color and the name plate.

DT – I think the Ryobi BT#### series and Craftsman clones have your blade height capacity beat with over 3-1/2” cut….they’ll cut through a 4×4 in one pass.

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