Table Saw Setup Ridgid R4511

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Forum topic by ChipByrd posted 08-17-2013 11:26 PM 1131 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-17-2013 11:26 PM

I have a setup question that pertains to my Rigid R4511. When I crank the blade to 90% it doesn’t quite get there. I have a Wixey Digital Gauge that says 89.8%. If I try to crank it that last bit it makes a popping sound and feels like something slips. I crank it back and it goes to 89.8%.

As a newbie woodworker, is there something obvious I am missing? Is that small amount worth fussing over?

Thanks for the help.


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#1 posted 08-17-2013 11:30 PM

I would think you can get it to ninety and there’s someone here who can help you. Are you making sure that when you measure the angle that you are placing the gauge against the blade itself and not on a carbide tooth.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#2 posted 08-17-2013 11:32 PM

There should be a set screw stop that allows adjustment. You’re probably bottoming out on the screw and need to adjust it.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#3 posted 08-17-2013 11:50 PM

There are two alignment screws on the R4511. They are embedded in the granite table top. The one for 90 degrees is located in the left miter slot, and the 45 degree one is located on the right side of the blade on the granite. They serve to give you stops for 90 and 45 degrees, respectively. With an adjustment to those screws, you should be able to dial in the angles, then be able to tilt your blade and get it back to 90 quickly and precisely once you have them set. You’ll have to mess around with whether right or left makes the angle greater or smaller, I forget.

Regarding whether it’s worth fussing about, I’d say yes if twisting a screw will solve your problem. There’s enough errors in woodworking; knowing you’re making one ahead of time will just piss you off. Let us know if that does not solve the problem. If it doesn’t, it may be worth opening the cabinet and looking at what seems to be causing the problem as someone else tilts the saw for you (or you do it yourself if you have really long arms).

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#4 posted 08-18-2013 12:23 AM

Thanks. That just what I needed to know. I will give that a shot.

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#5 posted 08-20-2013 02:54 AM

Worked perfectly. Got the Wixey at 90.0 %.


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