Blade deflection. It is not a feature of Ridgid/Craftsman/Grizzly saws

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Forum topic by 716 posted 01-13-2016 07:35 PM 1286 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-13-2016 07:35 PM

It is simply bad quality control on a mass production merchandise. Once you find a bad apple you start making so much noise that everyone around switches to pear diet.
See for example here. Delta 36-725 which was praised for not having blade deflection issue suffers from it too.
Delta considered to be free from it because it is a new saw so no many have been sold yet to the bad apple to be discovered. Same for any other saw.
Some would suggest ” I told ya ! go with the Unisaw.” However they are not free of defects either and could be difficult to fix without having warranty and spare parts.

I still am sure that the majority of cases, even the one quoted above are user errors.

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#1 posted 01-13-2016 07:53 PM

What did you say????

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#2 posted 01-13-2016 08:37 PM

You’re right. It’s not a feature, it’s a flaw.

I don’t remember seeing that listed in the features section on the Grizzly catalog.

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#3 posted 01-13-2016 09:29 PM

If it’s on the internet it is 100% true.


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#5 posted 01-14-2016 06:36 AM

FYI, that isn’t the same alignment problem as the 4512.

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#6 posted 01-14-2016 06:53 AM

I love my 70s Crapsman contracor saw. None of these issues ;-)

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