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Mark828

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09-09-2013 10:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw

Found a ridgid r4511 on cl for 350. He said it has a small pea size chip on the outer edge but other than that all is good. Good deal or what… I never intended on buying a granite top nor have researched them. What do you all think?


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#1 posted 09-09-2013 11:19 PM

Do it!
The 4511 is a great saw with cabinet mounted trunnions. Granite vs cast iron is only an issue if you absolutely have to use magnetic accessories. I think the pros of no rust, flatness and having a place to make a sammich in the shop far outweigh the loss of magnetic accessory use.

Once you get it, check the serial to see if it falls in the defective arbor batch. If it does, ridgid will replace the arbor for free.

Even with the possible defect, I’d go for it.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#2 posted 09-09-2013 11:27 PM

Will they still replace if I’m not the original owner?

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#3 posted 09-09-2013 11:28 PM

I did a quick search for the recall on the arbor ....below is a link with the dates codes for recall…..

http://www.ridgid.com/Download/R4511_PR.pdf

I don’t own one, but have read many members here who think they are a great saw….

Nitewalker mentioned some of the perks ….

Toolie and/or Knotscott would also provide helpful information…..

Will they still replace if I’m not the original owner?

......not sure, but the link above has hotline numbers…..maybe Toolie and/or Knotscott would know that answer….

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#4 posted 09-09-2013 11:31 PM

+1 on above comments. it’s literally a cabinet saw (cabinet mounted trunions), similar to the new pm1000 as it uses a 1.5 or 1.75 hp motor but has cabinet mounted trunions. i had one briefly and the biggest problem selling it was moving it (weight approaches 500 lbs). very good mobile base (herc-u-lift).

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#5 posted 09-10-2013 12:08 AM

Same top and guts as the Cman 22116 made by Steel City. Same top, guts, and fence as the Steel City 35926. $350 is a decent deal IMO. Big cabinet mounted trunnions, one-piece cast arbor carriage, riving knife. Fence isn’t the best, but could be sold and replaced later on if you like.



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#6 posted 09-10-2013 12:27 AM

Just updated me that he does not have the mobile base or blade guard. Not to concerned with the blade guard as I would buy an after market riving knife. But this is a heavy saw and I need it mobile.

I do like the cabinet mounted trunnions , but I am still concerned about the arbor recal.

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#7 posted 09-10-2013 12:34 AM

You could get a mobile base (like a ShopFox from Grizzly). I have one and they are nice….
You could ask the owner if his saw has the “Arbor Inspected” sticker or the date code if you are concerned….
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Copied from the link I provided you in a previous post
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This recall involves Ridgid 10” table saws, model R4511. The recalled saws have
manufacturing date codes between CD0829 and CD0837. The model number and manufacturing
date code can be located on a metal plate on the rear of the cabinet. Products with an “Arbor
Inspected” sticker directly above the plate or an orange square on the outside of the package are
not included in the recall.

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#8 posted 09-10-2013 02:38 AM

I don’t see why they wouldn’t fix the arbor.
If they refused because you aren’t the original owner, then something happens and someone gets hurt because of it, they would still be liable.

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#9 posted 09-10-2013 03:34 AM

He said his saw didn’t have the issue, might try to get him down to 300 due to the lack of the mobile base, still feel its a good deal if he stays firm. we’ll see. thanks to all who commented and gave suggestions.

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#10 posted 09-10-2013 07:11 AM

The mobile base that came with the saw was garbage. I own the saw, and that’s probably the only thing I hated most it. I made a new base for it following some ideas I got from here on LJ. If you can talk him down to $300, I think it’d be a good deal.

Here’s my set up:

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toolie

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#11 posted 09-11-2013 03:02 AM

you might want to follow this thread, which modified several of the saw’s features:

http://lumberjocks.com/paulnwa/blog/27116

i particularly liked the enhancement that moved the bevel adjustment hand wheel from the side of the saw to the front of the saw.

FTR, i have two herc-u-lifts on two TSs and couldn’t be more pleased with their performance.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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