|Forum topic by wannabe||posted 02-02-2010 05:20 PM||2038 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
02-02-2010 05:20 PM
This is a great site and you guys are all so helpful. I had a question about the table flatness for the Ridgid 4510 portable. When the extension is extended it appears to drop down about 1/16 or 1/8 of an inch. I tried adjusting it, and got it to maybe about 1/16 with the fence added. I also noticed that the way the rails are constructed, there is a little play in them so they can move up and down a little, especially when the table is extended and a fence is added. It just looks like a necessary compromise in the design.
My question is this: is this normal for a portable or did I get a lemon? I know it’s not a contractor or hybrid saw so I can’t expect complete flatness. But I just don’t know if that’s normal or not since the only basis for comparison I have is either the display model or a portable (piece of junk) I used to own. The display models seem to have a similar problem (although not as pronounced), but it’s hard to tell if it’s just because they’re not adjusted correctly.
If it’s just the way it is, then I’ll take it since I can’t afford a much bigger saw (in space or in $$).
Thanks in advance.
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