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Posted on Just picked up a Ridgid R4512...which blade??

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#1 posted 12-29-2012 02:38 PM

@knotscott – Thanks for the link. I started reading it last night, and will finish it later today (at work now). There seems to be quite a bit of good info in there that should help in guiding me to the right blade(s).

@papa – I don’t think I am even sure of what my projects will be at this point. This is a hobby that I am relatively new to, but it is one that has always interested me. I have built a few projects in the past couple of years with my limited tools out of my garage, and now that I am finally getting everything moved to my basement (and expanding my tools) I am looking forward to building new and exciting things that should help to test my skills and let me learn new ones. My mom has been tole painting for many years and says that as repayment for buying the saw for me, I WILL be building her things to paint. This is likely to include wall shelves, clocks, Christmas ornaments, gift boxes, and anything else she can find to paint. I would also like to build some new end tables for my family room and nighstands for the bedroom, as well as maybe a new coffee table, possibly a new vanity for our small 1/2 bath, and the list is sure to go on. I am also really liking what I see with these “tumbling block cutting boards.” Might have to give those a shot once I get the saw built and wired into the basement.

@Randy – What did you build your zero-clearance insert out of? I have read some things online about guys with the 4512 having issues with there not being enough of a lip to safely hold the insert. As I have not physically seen this saw yet, I cannot comment. I mentioned before that I work in the tool dept. of a General Store, and being that I see you were from Woodville, I’m sure you have heard of The Anderson’s?
Have you made any exciting modifications to your 4512 that are worthwhile? I’m looking at adding a shop-built extension table to the right for my PC690 router and if the store can track down the boxes that their inventory says they have, a Freud router table fence. I might also build a flip up outfeed support for the saw as well.

Anyways, thanks for the responses and the quick responses and the info. If anybody else has any thoughts or comments, please feel free to throw them my way.


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