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#1 posted 02-17-2013 06:46 PM

i’m with jim when he suggests the 4512. just because someone in another part of the country was unfortunate enough to get one of the defective units doesn’t mean you necessarily will also. nothing ventured nothing gained. buy one and see if you like it. it’s returnable if you don’t. i’m pretty sure that cannot be done with grizzlies, sawstops, powermatics or unisaws.

FWIW, michael fortune, a noted band saw expert and custom furniture designer/builder, uses a ridigd bs1400 as his “go to” saw, even though he has other, more expensive saws in his shop. he doesn’t use a premium tool (the 1400 is notably the weakest of all ridgid stationary power tools) in his work. my point is, don’t underestimate the utility of a tool based on it’s price. i sold a unisaw and kept two contractor saws as they fit my space and woodworking requirements. big isn’t always better. wouldn’t it be better for the utility of your tool budget to possibly find a $400 saw (4512 less a HF “20% off any single item” coupon) and put the savings towards more tools/accessories/materials or the ”family, two kids, remodel ”? just my $.02.

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