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Posted on Ridgid R4512 vs. Steel City 35990C

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#1 posted 429 days ago

It flexes near the joint. If I am working within about 3” of the blade, I get some flex. The closer to the blade I get, the more flex I get. This changes the geometry of the fence and brings it out of parallel ever so slightly. It has gotten worse over time. It is much more noticeable on harder woods. I just cut some Cumaru and the last few inches are completely scorched. It can be adjusted out – and I do if I am making a lot of repeat cuts close to the blade, but it is annoying. This weekend the saw is coming apart anyway as I am ditching a steel insert in favor of a larger router table. I have a feeling the little set screw blocks that holds the two pieces together loosened up a bit.

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