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Forum topic by jaydubya posted 11-05-2010 02:53 AM 1497 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jaydubya

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11-05-2010 02:53 AM

I have a chance to pick up a ridgid r4511 granite top saw with no rip fence, miter gauge, or guard, and a small crack in the granite that the seller says is minor. It has the rip fence rails but no fence. I figure i can find a guard for it or splurge on a shark guard. Ill need to source a miter gauge and find/make a rip fence. how much do you figure the saw is worth taking into account the missing parts? I think i can get it for around 200


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#1 posted 11-05-2010 03:11 AM

A small crack? How small and where on the top? Just because the seller thinks it’s minor doesn’t make it so.
A new Incra SE1000 miter gauge 135.00 (+ -) New guard 50 (+ -) Make a rip fence that is accurate…probably
So lets say roughly 375 you have in it. New Ridgid saw with a warranty approx 499. Frankly I’d spend the extra 125 or so and have something I didn’t have to worry about. Too many missing pieces I think. Did the owner explain where those pieces went? Just MHO

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#2 posted 11-05-2010 03:38 AM

Sounded on the phone like he was a reseller or something. I asked about the rip fence and he said that he “didnt think they got it with the saw”. he said the crack was coming off the blade opening at about the 7 o’clock position. I figured if i could pick it up for 200, I could get a riving knife for it for 35 bucks, a cheap miter gauge to get me by 30 bucks or so, and build a rip fence say 50-75 in materials since the rails are still on the saw. I could be using the saw for around 350. thats assuming I get there and the crack is negligible. Ridgid doesnt sell this saw anymore for 499 do they

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#3 posted 11-05-2010 03:54 AM

Hey Jay
You may be able to get a new top from Ridgid through the warranty . It would be taking a chance on your part but my be worth a try if you get it . You could always epoxy the crack . You could buy the cheaper Incra miter for around $50 . I’d sell you my unused fence system . If you local that is , it would cost to much to ship. I put an Incra system on my 4511 .

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#4 posted 11-05-2010 04:06 AM

They don’t sell the granite top at all as far as I know (too many problems with it) but their new saw is supposed to be a round 500.00.
I still think you can do better. No warranty on something like this could turn into a money pit real quick. Just my .02 worth. I have been wrong before.
Good luck whichever way you go.

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#5 posted 11-05-2010 04:17 AM

Jerry, where are you? I would just need the actual fence as the rails are still on the saw

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#6 posted 11-05-2010 04:20 AM

I’d be concerned mostly about the crack. I think I’ve seen riving knifes (not blade guards though) on ebay for under $20. A decent miter gauge would set you back about $50 bucks as Jerry says (the one that comes with the saw isn’t that great anyways). The fence you might be able to get from someone on this site who has upgraded their fence—a lot of people have upgrade the fence system on the R4511s.

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#7 posted 11-05-2010 04:24 AM

I have the cast iron top Ridgid the 4511 replaced and love it. However, I would be real scared about the “minor” crack in the top of granite models. Cracking tops supposedly were the reason Ridgid discontinued that model. The other issues are pretty minor. You should be able to find a fence on e-bay from someone who did a fence upgrade. I would just about give away the miter gauge that came with mine because it’s a joke compared to the incra that replaced it. All things considered, I would easily pay $300 for a 4511 if the top weren’t damaged but I’m not sure that I would give more than $125 for one with a damaged top and all those parts missing because what are you going to do if the top becomes unusable and you can’t get a replacement?

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#8 posted 11-05-2010 04:24 AM

Jay
I’m located in Philadelphia , if im going to sell the fence system it would be everything . I can’t do much with just the rails .

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#9 posted 11-05-2010 04:25 AM

Assuming the crack is minor I think $200 would be a good deal.On most saws the miter gauge is a throwaway item.I would upgrade to an Incra or comparable model.There are plenty of aftermarket fences out there that are much better than the original.I dont think Ridgids new saw is going to be as good as the 4511

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#10 posted 11-05-2010 04:46 AM

jerry, Thanks, but im in illinois, so not local at all LOL

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#11 posted 11-05-2010 05:02 PM

I’m with Howie, Brandon, and Greg (and prolly others)...not sure it’s worth $200 with all those missing parts. A decent fence like the Delta Ts is going to run at least $150 unless you stumble into some deal….though rolling your own is an option, your time is worth something too. It wouldn’t be hard to invest $400 into this saw with a cracked top and no warranty.

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