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Forum topic by lateralus819 posted 09-16-2013 09:57 PM 751 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lateralus819

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09-16-2013 09:57 PM

Might be looking at a ridgid 4511. He wanted $350 with dado blades and $320 without. Is this a good deal? From the pic it looks immaculate.


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Bobmedic

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#1 posted 09-16-2013 10:09 PM

Sounds like a great deal. The 4511 has cabinet mounted trunions. Definitely get the dado stack with it. Even a cheap dado stack will be more than 30 bucks.

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#2 posted 09-16-2013 10:14 PM

Thats one of the reasons i liked the idea was the cabinet mounted trunnions. what should i look for as far as “defects”

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#3 posted 09-16-2013 10:34 PM

Great saw – definitely a good price.

things to look for:

1. check blade square to table, raise blade all the way to max – check blade square to table again (making sure raising mechanism doesn’t cause blade to get off of square, also making sure raising mechanism is all functional)
2. unlock blade pivot and tilt blade from 90 to 45, check you can get at least 45 (or lower as in 43 and under), and bring blade back to 90 – verifying the tilting mechanism is all functional with no missing teeth in the gear
3. run saw, notice any visible vibrations, noises.
4. verify hercu-lift roller base is all functional to move saw around (maybe you won’t use it – but hey, it’s part of the saw, and part of the final price).

5 – THIS SAW HAD A RECALL FOR A CERTAIN PRODUCTION LINE – verify using serial number if this was one of those, and if so – if the recall service was done on it to resolve the issue – search online for this, should be easy to find both recall, and serial number series included in recall – if this is included, and the service was not done on it – verify with Ridgid if the recall requires the original owner to perform recall as once it is sold to you, it may not be eligible to same service (although this is a safety recall so most likely it will be OK – but better finding out sooner than later).

good luck

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#4 posted 09-16-2013 11:20 PM

Thanks purp. Great info. I’ll make sure to write it down and take it with me.

I’m stoked about a good saw for $300 though, i was looking at spending near $1000.

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MarkwithaK

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#5 posted 09-17-2013 12:23 AM

I bought one a few years back for around $299 form the Depot and I honestly don’t think you can wrong with this saw at that price. It’s not flawless by any means but the quality to value ratio is favorable. Some people like to point at the top and have a conniption because it is anything other than metal. Personally I don’t use mine as an anvil so it’s not much of a concern. Likewise I never have to worry about it warping or rusting. All that being said I have found that one of the miter tracks width isn’t consistent all the way through. It tapers ever so slightly towards the front of the table and I’ve had to learn to deal with it which I have.

I would spring for the dado stack as well.

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#6 posted 09-17-2013 12:49 AM

1. what brand and size stack set is it?

2. here’s the info on the recall:

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

3. fence with two part front rail is a weak point with several less than flattering comments on several WW websites .

4. there can be an issue with the trunions of a cabinet saw’s table not being aligned for accurate 45° cuts, even if it’s properly aligned for 90° cuts. this paper provides a detailed overview on calculating the dimension of the issue aNd how to shim the table top for accurate 90° and 45° bevel rips:

https://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/t25836/

5. herc-u-lift is a great mobile base. just make sure it’s installed correctly or it won’t work easily.

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