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Forum topic by MikeFromCanmore posted 03-14-2016 09:16 PM 381 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MikeFromCanmore

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03-14-2016 09:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw

I’ve just set up my new R4512 Ridgid table saw. Seems to work OK, so far, but I’ve only done rough work yet.

After following all the assembly instructions, I looked for instructions to level the throat plate. None!

The throat plate sits about 1/16” below the surface of the table, and I can see no obvious way to raise it up to be level with the table surface. it is held in place with 5 flat head screws, which stand a little proud of the plate.

Have I missed something? I expected a throat plate that I could make dead even with the table, without screw heads poking up above it.


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rubber_ducky

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#1 posted 03-14-2016 10:36 PM

It’s unlikely that the throat plate is held in place by five screws. I’m guessing that 1 of the five actually hold it in place and the other four are for leveling.

Are there five threaded holes in the throat plate opening for the five screws to thread into.

Typically there are 4 leveling screws… Left and right, both front and back.

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#2 posted 03-14-2016 11:09 PM

The throat plate sits in place, held down in the back with a tab that fits under the table top. Those screws are for adjusting the height.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#3 posted 03-15-2016 12:02 AM

Yes, I believe those screws should be UNDER your throat plate.

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

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WhyMe

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#4 posted 03-15-2016 12:19 AM

The plate sits on top of the screws. You stick a screwdriver through the holes to adjust the screws up and down to level the plate to the top.

If you go back and read the directions there is no instructions to remove the screws and use them to hold down the plate.

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MikeFromCanmore

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#5 posted 03-15-2016 12:32 AM

SuperCubber gets the prize for the best answer. MrUnix is also correct. There are 5 screws, all identical. None are used for securing the throat plate – all are used for leveling.

I went back to my manual to see how I missed it.

There is a big Warning! that tells you to make sure the throat plate is leveled.
They tell you how to insert the throat plate and how to remove it.

That’s it. Nothing at all about where to put those 5 screws (UNDER the throat plate), or how to use them to level the plate (pretty obvious, actually).

Thanks for the help.

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SuperCubber

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#6 posted 03-15-2016 01:16 AM

Anytime. Welcome to LumberJocks. Hope to see your first project post once you get that saw all tuned up!

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

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