New Garage, new SAW!

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Blog entry by vwmike99 posted 02-03-2010 08:08 AM 929 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since my last (and only) entry, I recently moved into a small place with a one car garage. Its smaller than my last place, so I have to rethink everythink I wanted to do. On a good note – today I finally purchased a new table saw! I’m the proud owner of a Ridgid R4511 (Granite Top) Table Saw! Looked all over Souther California trying to find a Home Depot that had one, and I found what I think might be the last one in So. Cal. Had to unload it from my van by myself, but it worked out without any trouble. Just glad I still had the appliance dolly I borrowed from my parents. Now with the saw in my garage, I started the assembly. And the reviews on LJ forums are right….the instructions suck. After about an hour and a half I had the stand and mobile unit assembled. I’ll tackle the rest once I can get an extra set of hands to help lift the saw up and on the base. So for now, I can start dreaming of all the dust I will be making in the near future…

-- If I knew what I was doing, someone would be paying me to do it!

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#1 posted 02-03-2010 08:11 AM

Congrats on the new sale

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#2 posted 02-03-2010 09:29 AM

im so jealous of everyone that scored one of those 4511s puts on mad face grrrr
lol congrats tho.

few people mentioned taking the granite top completely off the saw cabinet, saying that made it manageable solo.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#3 posted 02-03-2010 01:06 PM

Its a great saw for the money, way to go!

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#4 posted 02-03-2010 01:46 PM

Congratulations on the new saw. It is always an exciting time when we add a new tool to the shop. Post some pictures of the saw when you have completed the install.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 02-04-2010 06:01 PM

Finished assembling the saw last night. The instructions sucked, but luckily I’m good with mechanical things. Saw tuned in a breeze. Turned on the saw and was amazed how quiet it runs. Now I need to get material for the fence and zero insert. Pictures when I address the poor lighting in the garage!

-- If I knew what I was doing, someone would be paying me to do it!

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#6 posted 02-04-2010 06:13 PM

Congrats on the new saw.

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#7 posted 02-06-2010 10:44 PM

The saw had been crissened and sent on it’s maiden voyage…lame I know, but I’m just excited to have a saw like this. First off was to cut the plastic that will sandwich the rip fence and some plastic runners for future jigs and sleds in mind. Only had an hour to myself last night, but it was a busy hour. So many plans, so little time.

-- If I knew what I was doing, someone would be paying me to do it!

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