LumberJocks

R4510 Question

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by MrFid posted 07-11-2013 03:27 PM 599 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View MrFid's profile

MrFid

568 posts in 652 days


07-11-2013 03:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw r4510 portable dust collection

Hi all,

So I have been working with a small, crappy, underpowered Ryobi table saw for a while. It’s the lowest model they make. Looking to upgrade, and today I come across an opportunity to buy a Ridgid R4510 table saw for $270. Really nice condition, looks brand new, all the stuff is there.

I have read all the reviews, but no one mentioned the dust collection on it. Anyone who has worked with this saw before have anything to say about that? It’s a 2 inch port I know, but wondering if even with a cyclone attached it would still spew dust everywhere like my old one does.

Any other feedback on this saw would be helpful. The reviews are great, so I am seriously thinking about pulling the trigger on this one. Thanks everyone!

Bailey

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.


5 replies so far

View MrFid's profile

MrFid

568 posts in 652 days


#1 posted 07-11-2013 03:44 PM

Also: I have limited space for working, and the saw would be stored in folded position except when in use. My question here is will I have to constantly be checking for square, etc if I keep folding and unfolding?

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

View rfusca's profile

rfusca

155 posts in 591 days


#2 posted 07-11-2013 03:46 PM

I have that saw, but never folded it up. I just got a bag that attaches to it instead of the whole cyclone setup. While I’m sure that it isn’t optimal – it certainly captures a huge, HUGE portion of the dust.

-- Chris S., North Atlanta, GA - woodworker,DBA, cook, photographer

View Bill1974's profile

Bill1974

55 posts in 1733 days


#3 posted 07-15-2013 09:22 PM

I have this saw, and use it with a 5.5 HP Shop-Vac, and I would say it catch 90% – 95% of the saw dust. On some cuts there is a little that will end up on the top. I never really tried to figure out why. If that is not good enough, I guess you could seal better around the shroud that goes over the blade, but that will make cleaning out any small cut off a pain. A zero clearance insert would probably help too.

The folding stand is nice if you have to move it around a lot. It’s not too much fun lifting it into the back of an suv or pickup it’s about 100lbs.

Unless you are only making small cut and not ripping long pieces, an out feed table is a must. I made on and it’s make using it so much easier, plus the shop vac fits under it.

Only annoying thing is the lever for the riving knife, it’s just difficult move and access is little tight. I just keep a wrench handy that fits the little lever to make it easier. one of these days i will take a closer look at it and see if there is something that can be done to make it easier to move and still function properly.

All in all it’s a nice saw and accurate. if it were for the space constraints I have I would have gone for the contractors saw like the R4511 or R4512. They are basically the same price new.

View knotscott's profile

knotscott

5601 posts in 2123 days


#4 posted 07-15-2013 09:27 PM

Sounds like a decent deal. Align it, put a decent blade on it, and sell your Ryobi. Even though both are made by TTI/Ryobi, I’m sure the R4510 is a significant upgrade.

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

View MaroonGoon's profile

MaroonGoon

280 posts in 706 days


#5 posted 07-15-2013 09:33 PM

I got my Ridgid 3650 table saw for 300 and I love it. Its well built and runs smooth. The previous owner who sold it to me built much of his house with it so they are long lasting saws.

-- "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." -- Pablo Picasso

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase