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Forum topic by Chris_T posted 01-22-2011 12:01 AM 4796 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-22-2011 12:01 AM

I have a very small shop (10×12) and need a good table saw. I was looking at the Ridgid R4510. Is this saw accurate enough to make tenons, rip, and crosscut pieces for furniture? If not what would you suggest I get? Keep in mind I have a tiny shop but big expectations.

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#1 posted 01-22-2011 12:29 AM

If you have big expectations I would stay away from jobsite saws. compared to hybrid saws they do not really save much on space and are very limiting (space in front of blade, table flatness, noise, etc, etc, etc)

just my $0.02

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#2 posted 01-22-2011 12:40 AM

I agree.
Look if you could find a new or used R4511.
They are no longer made but there is still some around in some HD.
I have one and I “love” it

-- Bert

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#3 posted 01-22-2011 01:06 AM

I have a Ridgid TS3650 on mobile base. My shop is small too and I have to move it around. Great for that but lacks a little power but works good for everything I need to do. However, I agree with the others I’m look for a Hybrid or Cabinet Saw if I can find a deal.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#4 posted 01-22-2011 01:25 AM

What would you suggest I get?

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#5 posted 01-22-2011 01:44 AM

In such a small space I’d rip with a bandsaw, cut up plywood
with a circular saw guide, and use a small, used tablesaw only
for some joinery and crosscutting small pieces. A 25” crosscut
sled can ride on even a very small table saw with not much support.

Those little benchtop saws are awfully noisy and they won’t last
the way a belt-drive saw will. Small tilt-table belt-drive saws can
be found used and many of them are very accurate joinery tools.

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#6 posted 01-22-2011 01:44 AM

Even you dont have room, I’ll would still figure way to make room.
Ridgid R4512 table saw just came out.
It’s $500 or some places $550.
Check your HD if they carry it.

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#7 posted 01-22-2011 06:46 PM

I have a 4510 saw with the portable stand because space was an issue and the saw has done everything I wanted it to do I have build everything on it, has good power and very portable. I have had mine for almost 3 years now and love it. I have the space to up grade to a bigger saw if your interested in buying a used saw let me know, its in great shape.

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#8 posted 01-22-2011 08:32 PM

A larger saw has many advantages, but your shop space is pretty tight. A lot folks make some nice things with their portable saws, and the Ridgid is frequently mentioned as one of the better examples, along with the Bosch and DW. With a good blade, and some ingenuity, you should be able to make it work for you.

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#9 posted 01-22-2011 09:09 PM

What kind of handsaw would you recommend for tenons? What is the technique to make them? Also how would I rip pieces exactly the same with a track saw. Would the table saw be better?

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