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Jose

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164 days ago

Anyone here owns a Ridgid R4510 table saw? If so, I would like your take on it and its performance. What star rating from 1 to 5 you give it. I’m looking into this particular saw for future.

Thanks

-- Jose


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paxorion

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#1 posted 164 days ago

Search isn’t quite working right, but here are the reviews for R4510 on LJ

-- paxorion

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The Box Whisperer

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#2 posted 164 days ago

Ive had mine a long time, 3.5-4 stars. Its great for what it is, a portable saw, and not so great for what it isn’t, a cabinet saw.

I have mine fully tricked out and it performs well, but with any saw like this with a direct drive motor when you tilt the blade you lose accuracy. Also the motor itself wont last forever. With Ridgid bot making table saws any more the LSA might be in question as well.

I’ve pretty much outgrown the saw, and have my eyes on a sawstop. If you are just starting out, then this is a great beginner saw. If you’re hoping for the last saw youll ever need, this may not be it.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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Jose

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#3 posted 164 days ago

Thanks a lot paxorion. That helped a lot with my decision to research more into this saw. Looks like I’m not the only one with limited space. I’m really giving this more thought. I’m kind of excited about it. If I ever get it I’ll definitely post reviews here.

-- Jose

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#4 posted 164 days ago

Thanks Box Whisperer. I’m not really looking into building cabinets (yet). I wouldn’t mind this saw plus space is very limited for me. I just started woodworking as a hobby so I think this saw would be perfect for what I need it until I decide to go bigger. this is just the tip of the “Woodberg” :) for me. Baby steps…

-- Jose

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Don Niermann

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#5 posted 164 days ago

I hace had it for a year and happy with it.

-- WOOD/DON (...one has the right to ones opinion but not the right to ones own facts...)

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The Box Whisperer

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#6 posted 164 days ago

Jose, from the sounds of things, this saw is what you need, and you are where I was 7 years ago when I needed it. I was thinking about it again and I think even with a cabinet saw Im not sure I could live without a portable as well. You might also want to look at the Dewalt although itll be a couple hundred bucks more.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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Jose

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#7 posted 164 days ago

I can’t wait to have it on my possession so I can start ripping away :)
Thanks again Box Whisperer.

-- Jose

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paxorion

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#8 posted 164 days ago

PSA: the new Dewalt DWE7491RS is on sale at Home Depot for ~$480. In comparison, the Ridgid R4510 is currently ~$400

UPDATE: Didn’t realize the Dewalt is now out of stock online. My mistake…

-- paxorion

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Bill1974

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#9 posted 163 days ago

Depending on what other tools you have and what you are planning on using the tablesaw for and what you would really like. A tracksaw might be a better investment. I have the R4510 and just as The Box Whisperer said it’s good for what it is, it not a cabinet saw.

An outfeed table is almost a requirement. The distance from the front of the table to the blade is also kind of tight. if a portable jobsite saw is what you need then, it’s a good saw. If you need something that can be moved around a garage or basement, go for a R4512 or something similar or larger. Once I see where I am at after tax time I might be looking for a replacement for the R4510. And one more note, getting in and out of an suv or pickup is almost a 2 person job. It’s that heavy, just awkward. Folding up and tucking away in a garage, it’s great.

In hindsight I think I would have been better off with a tracksaw (a circular saw and cutting guide usually work but not always).

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Jose

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#10 posted 161 days ago

Well guys, I finally got the Ridgid R4510 table saw today. It’s a heavy box. I have not opened it yet but I can tell that this saw will make a heck of a lot of difference with what I want to do.I hope I can call this the beginning of my woodworking hobby journey with a real table saw. I will post updates as I get more familiar with the saw. My opinions will be my own as an inexperienced woodworker and mine only. I will not be using the saw for cabinet making projects but if the oportunity arises then I’ll give it a go. I will try to sell the harbor freight table saw I have, it’s barely used. So anyway, hopefully I can begin building better projects soon.

-- Jose

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ferstler

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#11 posted 160 days ago

I did a review of this saw (including some modifications I did) at:

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/2006

I had only had it for a couple of weeks at that time, but even then I loved it. I still do.

Later on, I did another modification:

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/38307

Nobody makes a perfect tool. They ALL need some modifying.

Howard Ferstler

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Jose

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#12 posted 158 days ago

Cool mods ferstler. I will definitely make a ZCI for mine. I was cutting 2×4s and a piece went in the gap and I thought it was gonna shoot out at me. Fortunately it didn’t and the dust port took care of it. How were you able to hold the ZCI down? Did you attach a cllp at the bottom to hold it as the stock one?

-- Jose

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