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Forum topic by rantingrich posted 10-13-2014 04:46 PM 755 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-13-2014 04:46 PM

I have an opportunity to pick up ON THE CHEAP a little used

Does anyone have an info on this saw of any comments. Its under $100 ans looks great.

Being a owner of some other RIDGID wood tools I know certain RUNS on theses tools can have some hellish issues.

Any info would be appreciated.


-- Rich

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#1 posted 10-13-2014 05:00 PM

Just check it out carefully. Some have had table and guide issues.
Are the tires in good shape? Don’t bet on the blade as you test.


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#2 posted 10-13-2014 05:03 PM

Well its out in California I am in Illinois

-- Rich

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#3 posted 10-13-2014 05:10 PM

Think have the same model. 100$ is about all it’s worth is think. Can’t square my table to the blade and a lot of vibration. It changes from unit to unit so you are right about being cautious.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#4 posted 10-13-2014 06:04 PM

I’ve got the grey version, bought new for $200 when they clearanced them out for the Orange ones, it’s my first BS and I don’t have another to compare it against but I’ve got zero drift with TW blades, and can pass the nickle test when running but not at start-up, put a link belt onto it and the center shelf to stiffen it & I bet you’re good to go.

I’ve added;
Link Belt
Carter spring
cool blocks
riser block
kreg fence
herc u lift
And a 3/4 ply shelf at the center stand brace to stiffen the stand

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#5 posted 10-13-2014 08:29 PM

Keep looking on CL postings, you’ll find a better deal than that.

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#6 posted 10-14-2014 01:56 PM

What is CL?

-- Rich

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#7 posted 10-14-2014 02:44 PM


I think $100 is fair for any import, but check it out really well. I’ve seen a lot of Rigids that aren’t even assembled correctly at the store. I’m sure trunnions can be changed, they can be purchased on Ebay for 2 or 3 sellers.

Also, it wouldn’t be worth shipping. Buy one locally, within driving distance.

-- Nicholas

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#8 posted 10-14-2014 07:56 PM

The price is fair. Ridgid band saws are great saws. But I suggest you buy one from your local area.

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