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Forum topic by kocgolf posted 08-01-2012 07:30 PM 5622 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-01-2012 07:30 PM

I am literally a week or two away from finally purchasing a table saw. Had great advice from you guys a couple months back and had settled on a Ridgid, but just found this on Craigslist. He wants 490, which seems maybe a little steep, maybe not. But it feels like a good buy and better than the Ridgid R4512 at the same price point. Reviews for it are very solid on Sears.

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#1 posted 08-01-2012 09:42 PM

commonly referred to as sear’s “zip code” saws due to the model # being 5 digits (22114). not a bad saw. fence was like a “unifence lite”. the CI extensions are nice and the power is ok for 99% of what you might confront (assume the right blade here). splitter (if he’s got it), not a riving knife. best of all, cabinet mounted trunions. blade parallelism is aligned by moving the table relative to the cabinet as opposed to contractor saws and some hybrids where the trunions are mounted to the underside of the table making, in some people’s minds, blade parallelism harder to align. and it’s a left tilt.

the mobile base shown is obviously home made. the cabinet is either dirty of a little scratched up. saw has several nice features, but the saws never seemed to develope a wide spread following, like the older emerson electric contractor saws.

the fence can, i believe, be easily repositioned for additional capacity to the right of the blade. this modest modification, while increasing functionality, leaves the tape measure on the front rail useless. i’m not sure what a fair price for that saw might be, but $500 just seems a little steep for a used saw of that caliber. ridgid 3650s and 4511s don’t go for that much , and they are better saws. the 4512 doesan’t have CI wings, but it does have a built in mobile base, better dust collection, a riving knife and is eligible for ridgid’s lifetime service agrement (no cost repairs, parts and labor, for the life of the tool). and, if you can find a HD that honors the harbor freight “20% off any single item” coupon, that would take the price down to $400 pre tax. just my $.02.

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#2 posted 08-01-2012 10:04 PM

Nice saw with 12” cast iron wings for a total of 44” of solid cast iron, yoke style cabinet mounted trunnions, and weighs in at a stout 385#, but the fence isn’t great. $490 is a bit steep IMO…..I’d try to get it down to $400-$425ish. With something like a Delta T2 fence added, this could be a pretty slick setup.

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#3 posted 08-01-2012 10:05 PM

Everything toolie said. And it’s new versus used.

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