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

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#1 posted 02-21-2013 01:41 AM

Is the fence as good as the one on the 3612?

the primary difference is that the 4512 fence rails are two pieces each, as were the 4511 fence rails. the 4511, however, had a tsquare fence that clamped solely to the front fence rail. the 4512 fence clamps to both the front and rear rail, like the 3612 (and lesser ridgid stationary saws of that era) and 3650/60 fences, but those saws had one piece rails. some users have noted dissatisfaction with the two piece rails, while others have sung it’s praises. my sense is that a lot of the rails’ performance is a function of the attention paid to the assembly by the individual who assembles the rail. i can say that the OEM fence on my ridgid ts2412 is as accurate as the delta t2 on by also emerson built 113 series c-man contractor saw.

BTW, just by way of passing along hopefully useful information, i purchased a 4511 when they were clearanced at HD and wanted to apply a 20% HF coupon to the purchase. a HD manager refused the coupon. i called HD customer service (800-homedepot) and explained the situation to the rep. they called the store and instructed the manager to accept the coupon. i’ve also just gone back to the same store on a different day and had a different manager accept a coupon. perseverance can pay off. good luck.

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