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Forum topic by Cullcutter posted 09-30-2010 03:14 AM 1493 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Cullcutter

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09-30-2010 03:14 AM

I was blazing Ebay and found a Granite 10” Rigid table saw for 375 on the buy it now option. Seems like a decent deal and the reviews are mixed on it. Any thoughts? Following is a link:
http://cgi.ebay.com/RIDGID-R4511-Granite-Top-10-Table-Saw-Heavy-Duty-chip-/350399208401?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51956b9bd1#ht_1324wt_1139

-- I started working with wood because of the biscuits.


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#1 posted 09-30-2010 03:31 AM

If the shipping is reasonable that is a pretty good price for a referb.I dont think HD sells that particular model anymore and the new model looks cheaper in the pictures

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#2 posted 09-30-2010 03:48 AM

So, assuming I don’t got in for more than 500.00 it is a good deal?

-- I started working with wood because of the biscuits.

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#3 posted 09-30-2010 03:58 AM

They quoted me 119 to ship it to il, meaning I can squeak in at 498 shipped total

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#4 posted 09-30-2010 04:04 AM

I am new to e-bay, I think I e-mailed them but i haven’t gotten anything back from them yet.

-- I started working with wood because of the biscuits.

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#5 posted 09-30-2010 04:05 AM

I think it took them 2 days to get back to me. ive been drooling over that saw but i dont have the money for anything more than a 200-250 dollar used saw

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#6 posted 09-30-2010 04:06 AM

There is a new one on Craigslist near me the guy is asking $500.00 for. I usually see them used for $400.00-500.00. I don’t care for them myself as I prefer the cast iron topped Ridigid saws but the guys on this forum who own those granite topped saws seem to like them very much. I think Ridgid used to make the best mid-priced table saw going with the one you are interested in being the last model of their saws that were just a great value for the buck. I doubt you will feel like you were beaten out of anything at $500.00. I think after you use it for awhile you will be darn glad you bought it.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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Cullcutter

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#7 posted 09-30-2010 04:31 AM

Awesome. Thanks for the help guys. Bidding now.

-- I started working with wood because of the biscuits.

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#8 posted 09-30-2010 09:08 PM

Great saw for the money. People were mostly concerned about the granite chipping or cracking, but after a year mine is still in great shape. The lifetime warrenty gives a lot of reassurance.

The biggest weakness is the fence. It is a traditional T, so it locks down tight, but the front rail is split. During installation you want to use a straight edge to align before tightening the bolts. Once locked down you shouldn’t see deflection, but some people have reported it.

Otherwise, Rivving knife, decent strength motor for a hybrid, no worries about rust, HEAVY, good dust collection, great mobile base, and good fit/finish.

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#9 posted 10-02-2010 02:31 AM

I got a refurb R4511 off eBay a few months ago and so far I love it. The eBay vendor was easy to work with. In fact, I bought it when it was $80 more. He lowered the price during my shipping time and said since I didn’t even get it yet that he’d refund me $80 to make it the same price as his dropped price. I was impressed.

The saw came exactly as pictured. The chip pictures are worst case. Mine had such a minor chip I wouldn’t have noticed it if I wasn’t looking hard. The basic unit is assembled and “right side up” on the pallet and bolted to it. Remove the bolts, make a ramp out of 2×4 to get it off. I did it myself. Then I bolted on the extensions and the rails. The gauge I had showed everything was true to 0.01” degrees and the blade was almost dead nuts parallel with the miter slot.

I basically got almost the same thing as a 22116 for 1/2 the price.

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#10 posted 10-02-2010 05:34 PM

I’ll make one, relatively minor, point. I hold fingerboards, and a micro adjustment device for the fence, in place on my table saw with magswitchs. That is an option that is not available on granite.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#11 posted 10-02-2010 08:38 PM

That is a good point rich. I didnt think about magswitches.

-- I started working with wood because of the biscuits.

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#12 posted 10-03-2010 07:06 PM

Fusion, how long was the delivery process for you?

-- I started working with wood because of the biscuits.

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