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Posted on Delta 34-444 vs. Ridgid R4512

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#1 posted 04-14-2013 09:39 PM

I bought an R4512 first. I tried everything I could think of, short of pulling it apart and remachining parts. I really liked the saw that much. Unfortunately, there was no getting around the alignment issue so I had to return it. They had one other in stock besides the display model and those BOTH had the alignment issue.

So I spent a little more and got the Steel City 35990G. I love it. Once I figured out the procedure for getting the split miter slots adjusted, it has been clear sailing. And I can remove and reset the wings and get the miter slots right on with no problem at all. I see Steel City has a line of saws now with both slots milled into the center section as well. So….whatever floats your boat. ALL machines have their quirks. ALL of them. Part of this is dealing with them, learning them, and working WITH them. :)

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