|Forum topic by GrizzlyBagWorks||posted 57 days ago||856 views||1 time favorited||9 replies|
57 days ago
Hey guys, so I’m super new to woodworking and recently picked up a Ridgid R4512. I love the saw but have found that my machine has the all too common “blade alignment while raising/lowering” problem. My particular saw moves .015” to the right when the blade is locked into position after being raised and then goes back to .000” after it’s lowered/locked. I’ve read that other people have even greater movement.
Anyway, as far as I know there is no published fix out there for how to address the blade alignment problem on the Ridgid R4512. I think I might have a potential fix but like I said, I’m totally new to these tools so I might be barking up the wrong tree. I haven’t tried anything yet and don’t know if it’s even a good idea. I’m hoping to get some feedback from some more experienced woodworkers.
I’ve made a video showing the problem along with an example of how a shim inserted in between the trunnion and the gear impact the blade shift:
What do you guys think? Something worth pursuing?