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Posted on Craftsman 113.298762 - Delta T2 or Rigid TS3612, or other?

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#1 posted 02-20-2013 10:59 PM

Are there any newer Rigid models worth considering if they pop up?

IMHO, the 3650/60 was a good successor to the 3612, and the granite topped 4511 (with it’s cabinet mounted trunions, it was like a junior cabinet saw with it’s 1.5hp motor) and current CI 4512 are also good saws. none of these last three models carry the same lifetime guaranty against defects that the gray colored ridgids do, and as used tools, none of them are LSA eligible (the LSA is available only to the original owner of a new tool). and i wouldn’t turn my nose up at a good ridgid 2424 or even a 2412. both are a little lesser in terms of features than a 3612, but they can offer a great value and their fences are also adjustable for greater rip capacity.

BTW, does your budget allow for a new 4512? while the saw is $500, if you can find a HD that will honor HFs “20 (now in some cases, 25)% off any single item coupon, that 4512 could be had for as little as $375. just something to consider.

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