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alecmc

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09-06-2017 12:29 AM

http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-Hybrid-Table-Saw-with-Riving-Knife-Polar-Bear-Series/G0833P

Hello All,

Looking to pickup the hobby, but debating table saw choices, seeking advice

Looking at 600 for the Ridgid R4512, and 1100 shipped for the Grizzly G0833P

at first glance, as somebody just starting out the R4512 makes more sense? Until I start to analyze and over think it.

Some of the big complaints with the R4512 is a crappy fence system, and not so good dust control. So, you figure i’d probably wind up dumping money into an aftermarket fence and an blade gaurd dust control for better dust control eventually, which the grizzly already has.

Besides the obvious, are there any other reasons why the G0833P is a MUCH better choice then the 4512?

grizzly, heavier, more cast, already “upgraded ” and cabinet mounted trunions.

thoughts?


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#1 posted 09-06-2017 12:46 AM

The Grizzly is new, so not a lot of reviews. The Ridgid has a spotty history… wait a bit and Ranting Rich (aka: Garbanzolasvega, richardchaos, and probably a few others) will come along with a lively critique :)

Here is one such review regarding that saw you may find entertaining:
Ridgid 4512 and a 10mm handgun

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#2 posted 09-06-2017 02:36 AM

Dont discount Delta 36-725 which is regarded better here than ridgid and is in the same price range

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#3 posted 09-06-2017 03:47 PM

If you are experienced with table saws and have patience the R4512 can be nice. I had one for awhile. You can gently work the miter slots to straighten them and the fence isn’t the best but you can adjust it to work well enough to justify not dropping cash on a replacement fence and rail system. I was able to get the dust collection working alright under the table.

The biggest problem with these saws is the trunnion. Supposedly newer saws have the issue fixed but older ones don’t. The blade goes out of alignment as you raise/lower the blade. My saw had this problem and Ridgid fixed it under their LSA. To do so I had to take the saw to an authorized repair center. The repair center wasn’t sure how long it would take to get the part. It ended up being 2 1/2 months. In the mean time I already purchased and setup a Grizzly G0690 which has been a dream to use.

I’d skip the R4512 if I did it again. I sold it for $400 which is about I paid for it after using a coupon. So it wasn’t a loss but was a hassle to deal with when I needed to build things. If I didn’t have any experience with saws beforehand I would have been totally frustrated.

That Grizzly 833 looks like a nice saw looking st the features online. Before I ordered the 690, my family went to visit relatives in Portland where I made a little trip up to Grizzly’s showroom in Washington to check out their saws. I don’t remember looking at the 833 though. I look at the Delta saw Lowe’s carries whenever I stop there. That looks a lot better than the Ridgid.

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