Does anyone out there happen to own this model (R4512) table saw? I got a great deal on one (new) from "Big Orange" and would like to discuss a few things about it.
Thanks in advance.
I've never "put together" a saw like this one. I have an old Craftsman 10" that is a toy compared to this new one. I took several days setting mine up because I wanted it to be perfect when I finally started to use it. I must say mine turned out to be very good right out of the box too. I found the stock blade had a runout of about .0035 and I wasn't happy with that. My new blade is at .001 after replacing the standard blade with a Diablo/Freud 10" 80 tooth. I believe it's the 1080X model from "big orange".
Today I received and installed the Zero Clearance Insert for my R4512 saw. After cutting the kerf I had to rip a piece of MDF which will be used for a crosscut sled. I asked my wife to "receive" the piece as it cleared the saw (since I don't have an outfeed table yet). I was about 1/2 way through this cut when both my wife and I realized "there was no noise" from the lumber nor the blade. We couldn't believe how quiet it was. And how good and straight the cut was too!
I am very excited to start my next project (wife has a few for me) so I can use my new "toy". I think MY first project will have to be a rolling outfeed table. Mrs. won't always be around when I need someone to "catch" a piece of lumber at the rear of the saw.
This R4512 has cast iron table & metal extension tables. I wish they were all CI, but so be it. I can rip 30" to the right of the blade and 15" to the left. I'll post a photo or two.
Congrats to you. Hope you have fun putting it together. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you look into getting a Zero Clearance Insert for the saw. I got the RG-5 by Leecraft from the site www.forrestsawbladesonline.com Once installed, I made a cut for a cross cut sled I was making. You couldn't even hear the blade cutting. I was truly amazed at how clean and quiet the cut was.
Good luck with your new "toy".
I am just putting this saw together. Any tips on installing the rear rail nuts on the bolts would be appreciated. Thanks