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Forum topic by djkest posted 10-24-2011 05:31 PM 15336 views 0 times favorited 26 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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djkest

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10-24-2011 05:31 PM

There’s a new Table Saw at Home Depot. It’s the Ridgid R45161. Try searching for it with google- nothing. No one has mentioned it on the internet. It’s not on Home Depot’s website. It’s not on Ridgid’s website.

What I can tell you is this. It looks like a new version of the R4516 that came and went 2 years ago, that did have some positive reviews. It’s similar to offerings from Porter Cable (PCB220TS), Dewalt DW745, Bosch GTS1031, and Ryobi in the small, table-top mounted catagory. I can also say that they are selling it for $299.99, which is a decent deal. It should be able to do 24 or 25 inches rip capacity and accept up to 1/2” dado blades. It’s direct drive and it doesn’t come with any sort of stand.

I’m trying to decide to buy this or not. I have no space for a real table saw in my garage. It won’t fit with both cars in the garage. I also can’t get a bigger T/S into my basement either. (maximum 23” width). I really want the R4510 but I’m afraid it’s just a little too big and too much $$ for me to swing right now. Maybe if it went on sale… I’m also considering the PDB220TS but when I checked it out at Lowes it seems like the table is REALLY small and the fence was loose. (perhaps not but together right or broken, it’s a floor model).

Any thoughts?

-- Dan, Colorado


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#1 posted 10-24-2011 05:52 PM

If you go for a benchtop saw, make sure it has standard miter slots. Anything else and you will be sorry.

There is a review of the PCB220TS here on LJ that is fairly positive. Before I got my Craftsman hybrid, 21833, that was the saw I was most inclined to go to for the money.

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#2 posted 10-24-2011 06:26 PM

If price is a determining factor, I’d pick a used full size stationary contractor saw over a new portable jobsite saw any day…they have a bunch of performance and reliability advantages. With the wings and fence removed, a standard full size saw is 20” wide x 27” deep,so should fit in your basement.

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Mike

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#3 posted 10-24-2011 06:41 PM

http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Table-Saws/EN/index.htm

Ridgid doesn’t have the model that you are having questions about. I also looked at HD’s website and it wasn’t there either. Do you have any photos or other info?

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djkest

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#4 posted 10-24-2011 08:22 PM

Ridgid doesn’t have the model that you are having questions about. I also looked at HD’s website and it wasn’t there either. Do you have any photos or other info?

I thought I was pretty clear in my OP that there is no info about it on the internet yet- THAT’s why I made the post. I do have a photo on my phone. I’m going back to HD to find out what I can about this new model. But apparently, it doesn’t exist! I’m guessing it’s brand new.

-- Dan, Colorado

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#5 posted 10-25-2011 02:58 PM







I’m hoping these pictures come through on this post. If not, they can be found here:

https://picasaweb.google.com/116598699074192561032/Ridgid?authuser=0&feat=directlink

-- Dan, Colorado

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#6 posted 10-25-2011 03:14 PM

looks like a nice bench top saw. I don’t know anything specific about it.

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#7 posted 10-25-2011 03:19 PM

I remember the R4516 being out a year or so ago, and noting that it looked nearly identical to the Craftsman 21828 made by Ryobi. I’ve heard next to nothing about it since then.


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#8 posted 10-25-2011 03:34 PM

Ridgid makes pretty decent tools, so this saw would probably be fine – for a bench top style saw. If you plan to use a dado cutter (stacked, or wobble), you will want to make sure this saw will handle it. Many of the bench tops have arbors too short for dado cutters.

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djkest

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#9 posted 10-25-2011 04:46 PM

So from the pictures I can verify the following:
15 amp motor, 5000 rpm no load speed, 24” right rip capacity, 7” left. 3.25” depth of cut @ 0 degrees. 55 lbs.

If it is nearly identical to the R4516, which is likely, it should also have the following capabilities:
5/8” arbor, accomidates 6” dado blade up to 3/4”. Dual Locking Fence.

Can’t find any info on external dimensions or table dimensions.

I’m making a spreadsheet comparing this to the DeWalt DW745 and Porter Cable PCB220TS. So far the Dado capability is best on the ridgid, which is nice.

Any opinions on the DeWalt DW745’s rack-and-pinion fence? Seems like it might be a really nice feature to have.

-- Dan, Colorado

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#10 posted 10-25-2011 06:43 PM

I always wondered why I never heard more about that saw. I have looked at it on Sear’s website many times. I think, just based on advertized claims and specifications, that this Craftsman saw, and the Ridgid clone, would be a comparable saws to the Porter Cable PCB 220TS. Similar table, fence, miter slots, dado capacity, motor, and price.

If I was shoping for a portable saw this Ridgid version would be high on my list. Especially if it can be had with Ridgd’s lifetime warranty.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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djkest

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#11 posted 10-25-2011 09:41 PM

Okay so check this out.

My e-mail:
Hello, I was at Home Depot last Thursday and I saw a Ridgid R45161 Table Saw for sale for $299.99. It looks like an updated version of the R4516 Table Saw. This saw is not listed on your website (www.ridgid.com) or Home Depot’s website. There is no information about it on the internet. Do you have any data?

Reply from Ridgid:
They are the same saw, and attached is the only information available on-line. The number one on the end of R45161 would just be a manufacturing identifier. That model has been out for over two years now, so if it has not been added to the web site product listing by now, it most likely will not be.

Looks like the R4516 has generally positive reviews from those who used it. It can accept the widest dado blade of any of the tabletop saws this size. The table looks pretty small though, smaller than the Porter Cable PCB220TS. No official measurements are to be found.

-- Dan, Colorado

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#12 posted 10-28-2011 11:56 PM

I went into HD today looking for the new tool catalog and I saw this saw in a stack by all the christmas tool packs up front. Guys in the tool dept didn’t know anything about it when i asked for a display model. Guys at the pro desk couldn’t find it online so who knows whats truly going on with it. I too am looking for a TS and am leaning to Lowes PCB220 but its nice to know of another option (just don’t think I want a benchtop model). Also right next to this ridgid saw I saw a new jigsaw head for the jobmax system that looked pretty neat (though I’m not running out to buy this system as long as HF continues to sell multi-tools for $20)

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#13 posted 10-29-2011 12:14 AM

Any help here ?

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/8794/ridgid-r4516-portable-tablesaw

I’d also throw the Bosch 4100 into your consideration set. It tends to win, within that category.

Good luck !

-- -- Neil

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djkest

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#14 posted 10-29-2011 01:00 AM

The Bosch is undoubtedly nice. However, it’s also TWICE as much money and so really can’t even be compared to the Ridgid R45161. If you are going to look at at $600 tablesaw, than the Ridgid R4510 portable saw becomes the basis for comparison, and it still clocks in at least $100 less.

-- Dan, Colorado

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#15 posted 10-29-2011 01:11 AM

Fair point.

-- -- Neil

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