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nickrochon

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06-09-2015 09:31 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ridgid r4513 craftsman contractor

I currently own an R4512, purchased December of ‘13. Not happy with with blade shift. I found this guy locally and I’m thinking of trying to get it.

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/tls/5062920736.html

1) What could I sell the ridgid for?
2) What should I offer for the craftsman?
3) Scratch it all and just keep the ridgid?


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#1 posted 06-09-2015 09:58 PM

#1 The saw has about 1.5 h.p. not 3 h.p. I had one ant it was a great saw. #2 The cabinet he built is a plus. I had a larger cabinet under minw and included it when I sold it. #3 The fence is a nice one. I had the Muel Cab and it worked great. #4 $450 is kinda steep. I sold mine for $250 and was happy about it. I gave the guy everything I had that went with the saw.
I have no idea on what the Ridgid is actually worth. I have nothing against there tools, I just don’t own any of them, except for some small stuff.
$250-$300 is as much as the Craftsman is probably worth. We all have way more into our tools than we can actually get for them. It’s just what we all do. I am sure the seller knows this also. There are always several 113’s for sale almost all the time.
Good luck on your purchase.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#2 posted 06-09-2015 11:57 PM

Hey Steve, you’re local! I’m down in Kenosha.

I went back and forth with the guy, and he said $450 is the lowest he would go. If I can get $300-$350 for my Ridgid, then I will probably purchase it. For what I need and the space I have, it would be perfect.

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#3 posted 06-10-2015 12:53 AM

Looks like my saw, even the Woodsmith cabinet is the same. Seems a little high but that rip fence is nice.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 06-11-2015 01:12 AM

I bought a R4512 in jan ‘13 and gave it to the restore in nov ‘14. It didn’t feel right selling that POS. Donate it and take a credit for it. I bought a sawstop and it is a whole different world.

Do you do the raise the blade then lower it to get the blade height you need? That can help reduce the blade shift a little.

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#5 posted 06-11-2015 02:39 PM

Ok so here’s a twist. Now I’m considering the new grizzly G0771. Thinking I’m just better of investing a couple hundred more in this hybrid saw with cabinet mounted trunions.

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#6 posted 06-11-2015 09:51 PM


Ok so here s a twist. Now I m considering the new grizzly G0771. Thinking I m just better of investing a couple hundred more in this hybrid saw with cabinet mounted trunions.

- nickrochon

You’d gain some nice features, adjustability, cast wings, some mass, more motor power, a warranty, etc. It should be a step up from either…especially a defective R4512.

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#7 posted 06-12-2015 12:36 AM

I just think $450 is too much for that saw! I sold mine with a 8 drawer cabinet under the saw. It was probably worth more than the saw, but I didn’t need it if I wasn’t going to keep the saw. $250 is what I sold it for and it was in perfect condition.
The Grizzly may be the better way to go and then you have a new saw with a year warranty.
I have the 690 and love it. It can cut thru 8/4 hard maple like it was plywood and has worked out great for me. I’ve had the saw for just about a year now. Had a few problems when I got it, but Grizzly made everything rite for me and it only took a few days to get replacement parts for what was damaged. The damage was from shipping and not from Grizzly! They even sent me touch up paint for the green and cream color.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#8 posted 06-12-2015 01:06 AM

I’d say go ahead and buy a brand new 5hp sawstop with the sliding table. You won’t regert it. Yes. I said regert.

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#9 posted 06-12-2015 03:19 AM

It I had the money to buy a saw stop, this thread wouldn’t exist. :)

I went and took a look at the saw tonight, and I was just not impressed. The side extension laminate was chewed up, the tape on the fence rail was a little chewed up. It probably works fine, but it’s just not what I want or how I would take care of my tools. Ahh well, it was worth a look.

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#10 posted 06-18-2015 06:45 PM

So I sold the ridgid, and the guy knew about the problem with it. He gladly took it. So I went and found a craftsman 22116 on clearance. I spent a little more than I wanted, but I think I got the best value overall. Being a steel city made saw with the Biese style fence, I’m happy with the purchase.

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