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#1 posted 02-11-2013 09:07 PM

Have a look at my review of the Ridgid 4512: I can’t comment on the Grizzly because i’ve never laid eyes nor hands on it. All I can say is that I’m still very happy with the Ridgid 4512 after a couple of years. I haven’t had any problems with the fence, as others mentioned above. If I could change anything about the Ridgid, I’d say it would be great to have a full iron table and not the stamped steels ones. I don’t like the cawl very much, but the riving knife has worked well. I haven’t had a single kickback incident—nothing even close. The mobility of it is quite good. I have a small basement and have had to move it around when work was done on the furnace, etc. Up on its wheels, it feels like it’s floating. I’m sure an aftermarket fence would improve performance a bit. If i could have any saw regardless of money, i’d have a SawStop cabinet saw. But the Ridgid has all the features I need. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask me.

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