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10-23-2015 08:55 PM

After months of wanting a Rigid 4512 table saw I might be on the verge of getting it….

I’m so excited .. I just wanted to share

Wish me luck

-- Ed


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#1 posted 10-23-2015 09:15 PM

Good luck Ed.

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#2 posted 10-24-2015 12:41 AM

Ed, I’m sure you’ve done your research, but if you’re buying it new, you might consider the Delta 36-725. I haven’t owned the 4512, but I know it’s had some well documented alignment issues (which may or may not be fixed). I will say that I’m extremely pleased with the 36-725, and recommend it highly without any reservation.

Feel free to PM me if you want more info.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#3 posted 10-24-2015 01:15 AM

Why on earth would anyone want a Ridgid 4512.
It is a well documented POS.
I know, because I have one.

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

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#4 posted 10-24-2015 01:33 AM



Ed, I m sure you ve done your research, but if you re buying it new, you might consider the Delta 36-725. I haven t owned the 4512, but I know it s had some well documented alignment issues (which may or may not be fixed). I will say that I m extremely pleased with the 36-725, and recommend it highly without any reservation.

Feel free to PM me if you want more info.

- SuperCubber

Sorry too expensive

-- Ed

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#5 posted 10-24-2015 01:37 AM



Why on earth would anyone want a Ridgid 4512.
It is a well documented POS.
I know, because I have one.

- crank49

I’ve done considerable research on this saw and although there were some issues with a small % of actual saws.. I believe that at its price point with a contractor style it’s one of its best on class…

If yours didn’t work out as you wanted , you don’t represent the majority of owners of this saw ,so as you are entitled to your opinion . I DONT SHARE IT

-- Ed

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#6 posted 10-24-2015 03:35 AM

After months of wanting a Rigid 4512 table saw I might be on the verge of getting it….

- edwood1975

What happened to:

I’m saving up for a nice craftsman contractor tablesaw…
I’m going to get the Craftsman 21833 because for a couple of reason…

- edwood1975


(ref: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/113050)

Cheers,
Brad

PS: At your $500 price point, I’d grab a nice used cabinet saw and run away screaming from that 4512

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#7 posted 10-24-2015 04:43 AM


Ed, I m sure you ve done your research, but if you re buying it new, you might consider the Delta 36-725. I haven t owned the 4512, but I know it s had some well documented alignment issues (which may or may not be fixed). I will say that I m extremely pleased with the 36-725, and recommend it highly without any reservation.

Feel free to PM me if you want more info.

- SuperCubber

Sorry too expensive

- edwood1975

Ed, maybe you’re thinking about another saw. The 4512 is around $529, and the 36-725 is around $599. You can easily get a 10% off coupon for lowes and get the 36-725 for $539. That’s a $10 difference.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#8 posted 10-24-2015 04:56 AM


Why on earth would anyone want a Ridgid 4512.
It is a well documented POS.
I know, because I have one.

- crank49

I ve done considerable research on this saw and although there were some issues with a small % of actual saws.. I believe that at its price point with a contractor style it s one of its best on class…

If yours didn t work out as you wanted , you don t represent the majority of owners of this saw ,so as you are entitled to your opinion . I DONT SHARE IT

- edwood1975


Strange that the entire small percentage of users of this saw happened to be members of LumberJocks.
I have been on here for about 5 1/2 years and would be hard pressed to recall more than 3 or 4 positive reviews on this saw, while there are hundreds of folks who trash it.
But, what ever, no skin off my ass if you want one, go for it.
Just remember you get what you pay for.

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

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#9 posted 10-25-2015 07:07 PM

I realize you’re 100% sold on the 4512, and aren’t interested in hearing about any of the well- known manufacturing issues with that product…...
but I just looked at some possible alternatives in the Boston area. Within 30 seconds, I found this on Craigslist.
I’d take a look at this before committing to a 4512.

http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/tls/5277379872.html

This Ridgid 3650 might be worth a look too. They’re asking $400….but it comes with a Diablo dado blade and you might be able to work the outfeed roller into the deal too. I’d offer $325 since its been listed for a couple of weeks.
http://boston.craigslist.org/nos/tls/5263413336.html

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#10 posted 10-26-2015 05:23 PM



PS: At your $500 price point, I d grab a nice used cabinet saw and run away screaming from that 4512
- MrUnix
The best advice anyone’s given you.

And its free…...

Here’s my free opinion: Saws like those (yes even the Delta) are what I call consumer saws and they are not gonna make a serious ww’er happy. How do I know this??

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#11 posted 10-26-2015 09:30 PM

Well given all that you’ve done with the benchtop TS it’s certainly time to step up, and regardless of the opinions of Ridgid you’ll be very happy with the upgrade from the bench top saw. I’ve had my Ridgid 3612 with the 3650 fence for 7 or 8 years now and have been very happy with it, BUT, then I’ve never had the opportunity to do any work with a Uni or a nice PM saw either… I suppose once I do then I’ll realize how much nicer they are and feel I must upgrade.. of course looking at some really nice antique furniture reminds me that there’s a boatload of fine furniture that was made long before there were table saws too.

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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