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mospamo

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11-30-2015 10:55 AM

Topic tags/keywords: ridgid r4513

Just picked up my first table saw on black Friday. Got a great deal and am pretty happy. After setting it up, I noticed that when raising the blade height, there is a pretty clunky noise. It feels rough like the gears are not meshing well. Lowering the blade is not as bad. Here is a link for a video so you can see/hear.

Does this seem normal? I am holding off on using it in case I need to return it, but am eager to start making some cuts.

https://youtu.be/NVSqeWZZBIs


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#1 posted 11-30-2015 11:31 AM

Return it something is catching.

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#2 posted 11-30-2015 12:57 PM

I would think some kind of grease should be on those gears and some silicone spray on the rod where it passes through the body of the saw. Does the display model at HD sound the same?

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#3 posted 11-30-2015 01:15 PM

My R4512 does not have any grease on it due to the huge amount of sawdust that flies around down there.

It seems to me that the main worm gear is not meshing correctly with the moon gear on the main motor so it seems like it is catching as it raises, but is actually skipping and not raising correctly. Coming down is no problem. It might be that the long worm gear is a bit bent, and is not catching as it comes around, or I’d look and see if the worm gear/moon gear setup is loose on the main motor/blade assembly.
If everything seems tight, that would be a take-back for me. If something is loose, a bolt can always be tightened as long as it is not stripped out from the factory.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#4 posted 11-30-2015 02:29 PM



Just picked up my first table saw on black Friday. Got a great deal and am pretty happy. After setting it up, I noticed that when raising the blade height, there is a pretty clunky noise. It feels rough like the gears are not meshing well. Lowering the blade is not as bad. Here is a link for a video so you can see/hear.

Does this seem normal? I am holding off on using it in case I need to return it, but am eager to start making some cuts.

https://youtu.be/NVSqeWZZBIs

- mospamo

Does the floor model of the saw make the same noise?

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mospamo

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#5 posted 11-30-2015 05:44 PM

As soon as I turned
I don’t remember the floor model making the noise

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mospamo

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#6 posted 11-30-2015 05:51 PM

As soon as I turned the crank on my saw I was pretty alarmed by the feel and sound. I don’t remember feeling that way about the floor model so I’m pretty sure it wasn’t having the same problem.

You can’t really see it in the video but there is a good amount of grease on the gears from the factory.

I’ll be taking it back to HD later today. Hopefully I can just replace the saw from another box and keep the already assembled stand.

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#7 posted 12-01-2015 03:27 AM

I picked up the same saw on Black Friday too! As you said, great price. My saw DOES NOT make that sound when raising or lowering the blade. As someone mentioned, I think the gears are not meshing correctly. I would box her up and get a replacement.

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#8 posted 12-01-2015 03:36 AM

Definitely not normal. Return it for sure.

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#9 posted 12-01-2015 04:27 AM

Took it back this evening. Didn’t even put it back in the box because I’d have to break down the stand. Just finished setting up the new one and sure am glad I returned it. The new one cranks alot smoother.

On a side note; I emailed Ridgid customer support over 48 hours ago with no response.

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