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TGO1216

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02-13-2017 02:09 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ridgid ridgid r4512 delta delta 36-725

New to the site…..

I have read a lot of the reviews on the Ridgid R4512 and the alignment issues that typically came along with it. One thing I am having problems finding out is if the problems have been fixed with the newer saws. Most of the reviews that I have read are from the 2013-2014 years of manufacturing.

Can anyone tell me if the problems have been corrected or should I still shy away from that particular saw.

I will say that I had my heart set on the Delta 36-725 but the recent decision to discontinue the product has me a little gun shy!

Thoughts would be appreciated!

Be nice!


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EugdOT

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#1 posted 02-13-2017 04:14 PM

I had the ridgid for 2 years, I really liked it and probably would still have it but my wife bought me a sawstop because of the safety issues,
Just remember that the ridgid is a contractor saw that has better dust collection. I did not notice any major issues for what I was doing (cabinets, modeling, built-ins, and some keepsakes bixes) all saws need to be tuned out of the box even a premium saw, I did need to be adjusted every few months, but mostly the front rail the 2 peice design is why there is a issue, even with the that it’s not a bad saw or deal. I always checked the aliment of the fence with a tape measure. My best advice I can give you is buy saw you can afford. Because if you have regrets and you are past the return date, dealing with people on craigslist is not fun.. Good luck in your choice

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#2 posted 02-13-2017 08:00 PM

Folks are constantly thinking the 36-725 is discontinued practically since it’s come out, because it is difficult, though not impossible, to find on Delta’s website.

It is a Lowe’s exclusive and you can still buy it there:
https://m.lowes.com/pd/DELTA-13-Amp-10-in-Carbide-Tipped-Table-Saw/50081568

There are currently 4 stores around me that have one available for purchase.

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

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bigJohninvegas

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#3 posted 02-13-2017 09:01 PM

I have had my r4512 for about 4 years. My saw does not have the alignment issue, but the fence is a pain to deal with. I have recently considered upgrading the fence vs saving for a better saw. I think I am.going to keep saving. I was new when I bought this saw and really did not know what to look for. Today, I would not buy it again. There are better saws out there in similar price ranges. If I was limited to the same budget today as I was when I bought this saw. I would have saved a little longer for a used unisaw or jet, or bought a new grizzly.
I agree with eugdOT. They all need fine tuning when new, and maybe a little tune every now and then. My r4512 fence needs constant care.

-- John

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Stewbot

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#4 posted 02-13-2017 09:51 PM

A little over a year ago a lowes employee told me it was discontinued but when I called corporate they said hundreds were at a local distribution center waiting to head out and that it wasn’t discontinued. So i think it may just depend on who you ask. I ended up driving further than normal but picked one up. Search all the stores in your area and slightly beyond. As for whether it does indeed become discontinued in the future and you are worried about parts, its a very similar saw to their higher end models (within the 36-xxx series) and I presume many parts are interchangeable.

-- Hoopty scoop?

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TGO1216

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#5 posted 02-14-2017 02:34 AM



Folks are constantly thinking the 36-725 is discontinued practically since it s come out, because it is difficult, though not impossible, to find on Delta s website.

It is a Lowe s exclusive and you can still buy it there:
https://m.lowes.com/pd/DELTA-13-Amp-10-in-Carbide-Tipped-Table-Saw/50081568

There are currently 4 stores around me that have one available for purchase.

- SuperCubber

Unless you find a store with one in it….. You won’t be getting this shipped! That was directly from Lowes… I do see that there are still a number of the saws in stores though.

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Coel

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#6 posted 02-14-2017 03:31 AM

I have had mine for about 1.5 years. Mine did not have the allignment issue and needed very little fine tuning. however the fence is the hardest thing to keep right. I just got in the habit of not trusting the tape on the fence and measuring everything from tooth to fence. Once I started doing that it has treated me very well.

-- -- Dave

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