|Review by navtalk||posted 07-17-2011 02:49 AM||5086 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Please don’t be too concerned with my 3 STAR evaluation, I had to put something there and haven’t had the opportunity to use the saw. I am getting ready to start my first project, by the time I am through, I will be ready to give it a better/worse rating. I just purchased this R4510 Ridgid. I like it so far but it does have some irritating points. Trying to find a zero clearance insert for the standard blade and a dado blade is a lesson in futility. I finally had to make my own and will make several DADO widths. To remove the standard saw blade you have to release the clamp that holds the safety guard, the clamp is extremely tight and this old man had to use a wood lever to accomplish this. The pictures show the original plate and my 1/4 inch dado plate. You will notice that the dado plate has a saw kerf that wouldn’t be there if I had known how to remove the guard plate, future plates will not have that Kerf.. You will also notice the very wide slot for the standard plate this makes for some very poor cuts when using plywood, etc. causes chip out on the wood due to no support close to blade. The second picture shows the clamp, and guard plate. The third picture shows the original and my zero clearance plate, notice the difference in the width of the slots.
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