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dpwalker

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951 days ago

After much debating with myself ( and with help from the good people of Lumberjocks) over portable & compact vs power & stability, I decided to go with the Ridgid 4512. I picked it up today from HD. My good nephew came over & helped me bring it home & we put it together. The instructions included could use a rewrite but in about 3 hrs or so we had it licked.

I still have to set it up & give it a good cleaning & waxing. We had put it together with the extended rails like the manual instructed, but it was far too large for my 8X10 shed, so we removed them & went with just the long rails. I think this will work out fine.

A big thanks to everyone who gave their advice & opinions.

Dean

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.


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#1 posted 951 days ago

I think you will be happy with your choice. Congrats on the new saw.

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#2 posted 951 days ago

Looking good! Keep the other rail section in case you ever end up in a bigger shop. Gotta “good” blade for it yet?

Congrats!

(“Good” blade equals Infinity, Forrest, CMT, Freud, Ridgid Titanium, DeWalt Precision Trim, Amana, Tenryu, Onsrud, etc…)

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#3 posted 951 days ago

knotscott I do have a Freud combo blade that I was using on the Craftsman. I also have a “decent” 80 tooth, thin kerf Avanti blade for a smoother cut. While it is technically not a “good” blade it does give a nice smooth cut. Also by mounting only the long rails, I lost a few inches on the left side. But I can live with that.

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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