New to me Rigid R4511 ts shocked by the quietness

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Forum topic by savan posted 02-10-2014 02:41 AM 934 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-10-2014 02:41 AM

I picked up a new to me r4511 for $275 off CL. It’s in great condition and has what I consider an insignificant chip on the top.

My only experience has been w/ 3 113 series saws I got off CL ranging from 0 to 50 dollars. I rebuild these and I thought they were both fairly quiet compared to the Bosch 4000 I had.

when I picked it up I thought to myself:
1. Damn this is heavy
2. after he started it, WHAT TYPE OF WITCHCRAFT IS THIS?

I was astonished to hear only the whirring sound of the blade.

Considering I sold my 113 w/ the fence from the rigid for $200 I think I got off pretty well.

My only concern now is how much of a pain it is going to be to aligning it, particularly the 45* setting…After owning 4 used saws I’ll never trust that a new to me saw is aligned.

I can’t wait to set it up and see what I’ve been missing!

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#1 posted 02-10-2014 10:04 AM

The blade to miter slot alignment should be pretty straight forward because the R4511 has cabinet mounted trunnions. Not sure how the 45° adjustment will go….they’re not usually too bad.

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#2 posted 02-10-2014 04:04 PM

Check this page out for procedure on aligning the top.

You need a dial indicator to get it really close. I got mine to about 0.002” with the blade veritical and about the same with it at 45 degrees. Much easier to align than my old craftsman 113.

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#3 posted 02-10-2014 04:09 PM

thanks, I did some across that document in my research. looks like about the best reference available-

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#4 posted 02-11-2014 01:17 AM

looks like about the best reference available-

i read that ridgid document when the author first presented it on the ridgid forum. be advised, it works on cabinet saws AND contractor (trunions mounted to table undersides) saws.

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