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Forum topic by WooDR67 posted 01-26-2012 04:53 PM 5437 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-26-2012 04:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: rip fence rigid r4512 ridgid r4512 ridgid table saw rip fence table saw ridgid rip fence ridgid r4512 rip fence ridgid parts question tablesaw

I recently (yesterday) bought a used Ridgid R4512 saw for around $225. The problem is that it is missing the rip fence. I see that a lot of more experienced saw owners have replaced the fence. However, as this is technically my first full sized table saw, I dont mind using the stock fence while learning as I go.I just need to know where to get replacement fence. Perhaps some of you out there who are replacing the stock fence will be willing to let it go . Or if anyone has a decent and affordable ( sub $100) alternative Please let me know.

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#1 posted 01-26-2012 07:14 PM

Why pay for a stock fence that’s not overly well regarded? You can get an upgraded Delta T2 for ~ $154 shipped from Tools-plus.com…it’ll perform better, and you’ll like it better whether it’s your first full size saw or your 5th. I think buying the R4512 without the fence is ideal.

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#2 posted 01-26-2012 07:42 PM

That looks like a good cheap alternative to the replacement stock fence unless I can find a used stock fence for cheap. Is it difficult to set up and align an aftermarket fence and rail system?

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#3 posted 01-26-2012 08:27 PM

the t2 s a great fence . i have one on a craftsman 10” TS and i love it. you can’t go wrong with it.

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#4 posted 01-27-2012 02:29 AM

I agree with knotscott however, I have a new R4512 fence if you are interested? Let me know

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#5 posted 01-27-2012 06:36 AM

I am definitely interested AJ how much do you want for it? Ill message you now that Ive reached my Initial four post threshold. The T2 is where im headed its just not in the finances right now.

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#6 posted 01-27-2012 06:43 AM

Apparently the threshold is five posts. So Ill post this question in relation to my dilemma; Does anyone have a T2 perhaps that they have upgraded from and Ive read that the t2 only locks on one side. Is that true and if so does it cause alignment problems?

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#7 posted 01-27-2012 07:14 AM

The T2 is a T-square design that only locks on the front rail. If you look at any mid to high end saw they all come with a fence of this design. The design is VERY accurate, much moreso than fences that lock at the front and rear that can skew to one side or the other when locked. For what its worth, I have a craftsman 21833 which is the same saw as the ridgid you have. The fence wasnt horrible, But i sold it and found a used sawstop T-square fence to replace it with. I probably could have lived with the C-man fence for a long time, but as my wife would tell you, i cant leave anything alone

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#8 posted 01-27-2012 06:20 PM

I know what you mean, I just got this saw and I don’t have any woodworking experience other than what I learned (and have forgotten) in highschool woodshop and I am already dreaming about cast iron wings and router table add ons. I’ve got my neighbors 6” Ridgid joiner that I have playing with as well but so far is been used as a glorified sander to re face some old deck wood I had for a garden bench I’m making for my wife.

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#9 posted 02-04-2012 10:07 PM

Update: I broke down and ordered the Delta T2 today, now here’s to hoping the installation goes well.

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#10 posted 02-05-2012 04:03 AM

That fact that it locks only in the front is a plus for the alignment. A fence that locks front and rear can get skewed and lock out of parallel…not so with the front lockers. Once adjusted for parallel, it’ll stay that way every time you set it. The T2 does have a rear hook to prevent lifting, but it won’t cause it to skew out of parallel.

I think you’ll really like that fence.

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#11 posted 02-05-2012 04:22 AM

i think the 4512 fence rails mount to the saw in the same manner as the 3650/60 and older emerson electric built 10” CI contractor TSs. under that assumption, these might be helpful during the installation of the t-2 on your 4512:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Retrofitting-A-Delta-T2-Fence-to-a-Craftsman-Table/

http://lumberjocks.com/Jamie/blog/2817

goog luck and remember to share pics of the installation.

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#12 posted 02-10-2012 05:43 AM

Please be sure to post pics and results. I’m considering the t2 for my 4512 as well.

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#13 posted 02-14-2012 04:08 PM

The T2 is a awsome fence for the money.

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