I currently have a ridgid ts3612. I bought it about 2 months ago for $100. The top was fairly rusted, it was missing the splitter, and the rear rail was bent. I have it all cleaned up & waxed, installed a splitter, aligned the blade but it still needs a new fence rail. So here’s how I look at it, I currently have 3 options, short of buying brand new:
Option 1: Upgrade to delta t2 fence system and keep on using ts3612
Option 2/3: Sell ts3612, thinking $125-150ish and buy either a used ridgid r4512 for $400 or a still in the box, delta 36-5100 for $500. Those prices are just their listed one, but stuff is usually pretty negotiable. Suggested prices would be great!
I like the idea of option 1, it’s always nice saving some money; but options 2/3 seem a bit better because I would feel much more comfortable using a saw with a riving knife. Just that piece of mind would be worth $$. Also, not having the motor hanging off the back is a plus, and the dust collection is yet another.
I keep reading things about the 4512 having issues with blade alignment and the split fence rail, so that is something I’d have to check on this particular saw.
I’m really leaning towards the delta 36-5100, but I haven’t done a lot of research on it. I figured I would start here, and get your guys opinions while I furthered my own research and opinions. Any comments and suggestions would be awesome! Thanks guys!!