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11-01-2015 10:14 PM

I’ve finally pulled the trigger on buying this tablesaw .. Before anybody decides to weigh in with opinion either good or negative I’ve researched my options for a few a few months and this was my decision ..

Although I haven’t built it yet all the parts seem well made and very sturdy

I will provide a review after a few months of using it, I can’t wait to have it assembled and dialed in…. Wish me luck

-- Ed


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#1 posted 11-01-2015 10:16 PM

Congrats are in order.

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#2 posted 11-01-2015 10:34 PM

Just make sure the trunnions are stamped “II”. If not, send them back.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#3 posted 11-01-2015 10:36 PM

Nothing more exciting than a shiny new tool.

-- Hoopty scoop?

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#4 posted 11-01-2015 10:45 PM

Luck is what you need since it seems to be a crap shoot as to whether you get one that has the blade alignment issue or not.

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#5 posted 11-01-2015 11:23 PM



Nothing more exciting than a shiny new tool.

- Stewbot


Couldn’t agree more..

-- Ed

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#6 posted 11-01-2015 11:24 PM



Luck is what you need since it seems to be a crap shoot as to whether you get one that has the blade alignment issue or not.

- WhyMe

Ah sure I’m
Irish and off the boat.. I hope it’s enough

-- Ed

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#7 posted 11-01-2015 11:25 PM



Just make sure the trunnions are stamped “II”. If not, send them back.

- TheFridge

I’ll look for that thanks for the tip

-- Ed

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#8 posted 11-01-2015 11:53 PM

Best feeling to get a new tool all shiney and yours. Congrats. I’m glad you did your research and are comfortable with your choice. I think too many of us can be snobs for the particular brand they prefer or overly critical of others for the choice they make. I took some grief when I bought my Saw Stop and it still irks me a bit. I made my choice the same as you – took my time, considered my options, considered my skills, my bank book, my health and and comfort level – the Saw Stop won the day. It’s not for everybody – but it’s for me and I took some offense at being criticized for it.

I’m glad you are comfortable with what you have. I hope you have many years of happiness and fun building wonderful wood things with it!

Look forward to seeing the completely assembled machine!

Congrats again.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#9 posted 11-02-2015 12:06 AM

Love a new toy! Enjoy.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#10 posted 11-02-2015 12:50 AM

Congrats, Ed.

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

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#11 posted 11-02-2015 04:40 AM



Best feeling to get a new tool all shiney and yours. Congrats. I m glad you did your research and are comfortable with your choice. I think too many of us can be snobs for the particular brand they prefer or overly critical of others for the choice they make. I took some grief when I bought my Saw Stop and it still irks me a bit. I made my choice the same as you – took my time, considered my options, considered my skills, my bank book, my health and and comfort level – the Saw Stop won the day. It s not for everybody – but it s for me and I took some offense at being criticized for it.

I m glad you are comfortable with what you have. I hope you have many years of happiness and fun building wonderful wood things with it!

Look forward to seeing the completely assembled machine!

Congrats again.

- Betsy


Thank you..

-- Ed

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#12 posted 11-02-2015 12:02 PM

Good luck. I hope you got one of the good ones.

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#13 posted 11-02-2015 12:12 PM

Did you consider the Delta saw from Lowes? If so what was you reason to go with the Ridgid?

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#14 posted 11-02-2015 12:41 PM

Congratulations on the arrival of your new saw.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#15 posted 11-02-2015 12:41 PM

Congratulations on the arrival of your new saw.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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