|Forum topic by Lance||posted 07-10-2011 04:00 PM||8558 views||0 times favorited||29 replies|
07-10-2011 04:00 PM
A little background first….... I’m literally 3 months into woodworking and buying all my first tools, this is going to be a hobby of mine but I do want the accuracy to eventually do some “fine” woodworking. One of the first tools I bought was the Ridgid R4512 from HD. I though this would be a great first saw for the money but on my second project the saw ran into problems. I was cutting 8 quarter inch hard maple for my vise and it had the hardest time cutting through the 12” long stock, nevertheless it is 3/4 HP so what did expect! remember, i’m 3 months into this and I was trying to avoid learning curves that would end up costing me money in upgrades, too late I think!
I would like to get my shop up and running ASAP but I don’t want to sacrifice quality of tools just so I can have it up and running 3 months from now. I like the Ridgid tools and I though the table saw would be a lasting investment but the more research I did and the accessories I wanted to add on to it is when I noticed I need an upgrade.
What I want from my saw:
- enough power to cut hardwoods
I don’t want to spend a bunch of money on my saw because I need a couple more big purchases to get my shop up and running like I want it. Take a look at my workshop and you can kind of see where I’m at in the process.
I have my Ridgid Saw for sale on Craiglist, should I take it off and keep the saw or sale it and upgrade to the Grizzly Hybrid?????
-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""