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I just bought a Ridgid R4511 Table Saw with the Herc-U-Lift, if anyone has any tips on how to attach the Herc-U-Lift, I’d love to hear them. The instructions are lacking to say the least in how to attach this item


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#1 posted 1868 days ago

http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/index.php

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#2 posted 1868 days ago

congrats. great saw!

I actually relied on the parts illustrations, and not on the user manual. those made a bit more sense, and also the bolts bags matched those drawings (letter on bag matches illustration ID).

you basically want to end up with 2 large constructions – a triangle one , and a rectangle one- bolts should NOT be tight that the constructions are stiff, but not too loose that they will fall apart. slide the triangle ‘through’ the rectangle construction, and clip the leg peddle into the U-bolt – this will hold those 2 parts together (somewhat) – now place these 2 on the legs (with the dust collection chute already in place) and connect the 4 bolts on the corners – so that the nut is flush with the bottom of the bolt – do NOT tighten this any more – this entire mechanism needs to stay ‘loose’ and free to move in order to operate properly.

PM me is you still need some help with this, I might be able to help you through on the phone/chat.

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#3 posted 1868 days ago

I’ve heard the instructions are wrong also

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#4 posted 1868 days ago

the instructions are not wrong. they just labeled the bags of parts according to the parts illustration guide and not the user manual.

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#5 posted 1868 days ago

I had a older Ridgid 2424…great trouble free saw….I bought it around ten years ago….you would think after all this time, they would have worked the bugs out of their directions. I remember having trouble with the lift directions back then.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#6 posted 1805 days ago

How does that 1.5 HP work out. I have a chance to get one of these too, but am concerned about lack of power. Also, how’s that fence? Looks kinda nekkid.

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#7 posted 1804 days ago

Congrats on your new saw.

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#8 posted 1793 days ago

unklegwar,

1.5 HP works just fine for me. I guess it depends on what your ripping though. I’m using a WWII blade and I haven’t had any issues as far as ripping goes.

As far as the fence, I would agree in that it’s not the best selling point of the saw but that said it serves me well enough (that is once I added some faces to it). I originally had purchased a Uni-fence, but in order to put the rail on, I would have had to cut into the granite and I really didn’t want to mess with that.

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#9 posted 1793 days ago

I have a TS3660, and I have to admit the instructions were a little poor on the Herculift system. I kept thinking that the two assemblies had to attach to each other somehow, but they don’t. One is just a lever, and the other the fulcrum.. I also found it took a bit of pounding with a rubber mallet in order to spread the legs apart enough to attach the assemblies.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 1784 days ago

I used my lift for one week. I took it off and threw it away. I bought a base from Woorcraft and Wow what a difference. That is the only compliant I had about the saw, until today when I read on this site there is a recall on our saw! I’ll be cking that when I get hoem this morning!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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