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Forum topic by blu0ne posted 01-05-2012 09:53 AM 2252 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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blu0ne

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01-05-2012 09:53 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

I was getting ready to go buy an R4512 this weekend from my local HD and so I was looking for availability online. It looks like most HD are out of this table saw. It got me thinking, is Ridgid about to release a new saw sometime soon? Should I hold off? Is there a way to find out when Ridgid might update this saw? I know it’s not the greatest saw out there, but I’m just starting out and have seen some good reviews. It sells for about $550. I just got a credit card that’ll give me a $200 bonus for spending $500 in first 3 months and I got $100 for tools this Christmas. This puts my out of pocket down to $250 (give or take). Any thoughts and comments are welcome. Thanks!

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#1 posted 01-05-2012 01:06 PM

I could only assume if most HD stores are out of them, a new model might be coming out.
Problem is every time Ridgid has a new version, they seem to be flimsier and a step backwards. I hope they can actually improve if there is a new version.
I have the 3650 and love it. Any models after that have reported user issues.
Just my opinion.

Good luck.

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#2 posted 01-05-2012 01:40 PM

i have had the Ridged 2424 for 10 years, no problems and vibration free, it has the deepest cut on the market for the 10 inch blade; 3-3/8 deep. Thats a lot of blade above bed. you will not go wrong on your investment. good Luck!!

-- Dan Stine, Galion Ohio

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#3 posted 01-05-2012 01:59 PM

I’ve heard zero rumors about a new stationary model coming out, and Ridgid is terribly unreliable with information on new tools. The R4512 (and nearly identical Craftsman 21833) is getting mainly positive comments from owners as a good value. Some folks are getting HD to accept an HF 20% off coupon. It’s not uncommon for new releases to have some early run manufacturing errors…the 3650 had a rash of bent fan blades on early models, and they produced a slew of saws with miscut arbors..the R4511 supposedly had some arbors that were recalled due to being prone to breakage. The good news is that they tend to correct those problems along the way, so buying a model that’s been out a while is better than buying a new release. Also FWIW, the R4512 is made by Dayton, and has little in common with previous Ridgid saws, aside from color and the name plate.

DT – I think the Ryobi BT#### series and Craftsman clones have your blade height capacity beat with over 3-1/2” cut….they’ll cut through a 4×4 in one pass.

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#4 posted 01-05-2012 03:44 PM

My guess is that they’re just behind on stock. It’s been a decent saw for them and they haven’t started selling them for cheap like they usually do when they’re prepping for a newer model. Remember all those ridiculously priced R4511s?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 01-05-2012 04:35 PM

I have one and love it! For the price it can’t be passed up. Wings are little cheap but everything else makes up for it. I made a router table for the void in the right side. Has a lifetime warranty! Unless you got an extra grand, you should go with this one. When it ships, more than likely there’ll be a ding on the front right rail, argue with HD for a while after you put it together and refuse to take it apart to return it and they’ll give in and give 30% off. I did! Then ridgid will replace the rail free, if they have one. The ding is very minor and causes no problems, just cosmetic. I rip alot of 2×4’s with no problem on the stock blade. Stays square, minor adjustment after a couple months but that’s me bein anal. What flaws it has is definately worth the price!

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#6 posted 01-05-2012 10:05 PM

Thanks everybody. This makes me feel a lot better. Seems like I only have 4 or 3 around a 20 mile radius, so I better jump on it. Chat with you later!

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#7 posted 01-06-2012 04:58 AM

I just bought the 4512, a couple weeks ago, got it together and now need to make sure it is aligned correctly, but it passed the nickle test with flying colors, you won’t be sorry getting it, like you I am just starting out, i also used the hf coupon, and military discount.

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#8 posted 01-06-2012 05:32 AM

RJ, what is the “HF Coupon”? I’m going to buy one of these saws and would LOVE to get 20% off!

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#9 posted 01-06-2012 05:33 AM

Harbor Freight Coupon…Got it now. Thanks all!

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#10 posted 01-06-2012 06:53 AM

RJweb! Thanks for mentioning the HF coupon. I found one online and am going to try and use it this weekend! I’ll let you know what happens. Thanks a lot!

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#11 posted 01-06-2012 01:21 PM

Good luck with the coupon. Don’t be afraid to try more than one store and more than one manager/employee if you get turned down the first time around…it only takes one “yes” to get the discount!

Be sure to set aside a few bucks for a decent blade….save the stock blade for junk cuts.

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#12 posted 01-06-2012 06:21 PM

Check out onsrud blades on ebay for some good deals on blades right now. I just picked up a 50t combo, 60t crosscut, and an 8 inch dado stack for 80 bucks total

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#13 posted 01-07-2012 04:17 PM

Every Home Depot store I’ve been in lately has quit stocking the “larger” power tools (table saws, jointers, band saws and floor model drill presses). These type tools are only available on special order. I’m sure this is due to the economy and low customer purchase rate. I have let several bargains slip by with huge markdowns on Rigid power tools when Home Depot was clearing this type of stock due to little or no sales.

-- Carl in SC

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#14 posted 01-07-2012 07:40 PM

When I purchased my 4512, the different HD kept them up on the steel shelving up high, then they forklifted it right into my suv, if you check on line or ask in the tool department they can check there inventory, good luck with your purchase.

-- Life Begins @ 190 MPH

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#15 posted 01-08-2012 06:11 AM

SUCESS!! Everybody… earlier today I became the proud owner of a brand spanking new Ridgid R4512… That sucker is HEAVY! Anyway… still assembling it and hopefully will make a few cuts tomorrow… btw, the HF coupon worked! There was a guy saying “what’s that website?” and causing doubt, but after a while, everything worked out. RJweb… thanks! $105 savings!

PS – the saw is a 10in saw… I have a Freud 7 1/4in, 60 tooth blade… can I use that for right now (until I get the right sized one) instead of the blade that came with the saw? (dont worry, I’m not doing it unless a few of you tell me it’s alright!)

-- blu0ne - Los Angeles - blu0.com -- I think I can... I think I can... I think I can...

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