I am looking for input from anyone that has an opinion about the above table saw. I have been using the boyfriends Delta Unisaw...which is a dream. I am now looking to get a table saw for myself. I have been looking at the Hybrid's. They seem to be a good size. Not too big and not too small. The price seems fair and I have read mostly great reviews. But...more information is always better. I want this to be a one time purchase with no regrets. Thank you in advance.
Thank you for your input/thoughts. The Ridgid does have wheels that retract so it can be moved. Which is one of my requirements. I also want something bigger than the contractors portable version, but not huge/expensive like a cabinet saw. Which happens to be what the boyfriend has. I am putting it in my two car garage, that only has one car in it. I am hoping for some feedback from people that either have one or one similar. The reviews on it are great, but like I said, more information is always better.
I like it a lot and I now have saw envy!!! I saw a craftsman one similar to this one.......but the orange is amazing!
Hi Stephanie, I purchased this very same saw from HD this past Spring. It was my first experience with a tablesaw so I cannot compare but this one has fit my needs perfectly. Like you, my garage is a two and a half car and using one and a half for my shop. Wanted a saw that was sturdy yet movable and this one has been a perfect fit. My initial concern was in regards to the reach. I am short 5'1" and I feared the table would come up too high. It is higher than what I would've liked but it has not been a problem. The power switch sits on the left on the table. I have found that at times, if I am standing on that side while making a cut, you can easily bump the switch reducing or stopping power. Not a major issue, just need to be aware when I am on that side. The saw has a locking mechanism for the knife to adjust at different heights. I have been having trouble with it staying in the locked position. I think that is user error more so then design error. Again, I just got it this Spring and no previous saw experience, it is still a learning curve for me. I have had no regrets with my purchase however. Hope this helps.
Stephanie, like you I read many reviews. I was looking at a magazine that was rating saws such as Dewalt, Bosch etc and the Ridgid was listed as the recommended buy. Online HD had the saw listed at $529. but in store price was $499. Another thing that sold me was the fact that it came with a lifetime warranty. That does not get mentioned a lot but for me, if I was going to make this type of a investment in a tool, I felt comfortable knowing that they would stand by their product.
There is an old table saw sitting outside on a trailer that my nephew wants to see if it works. Now this thing has been sitting out there since I came back about 4 months ago, in the rain. I told him if it started it would probably catch fire, in that case I would just throw some wood on it and cook hot dogs and marshmallows. :)
What caught my eye about it was the built-in sliding sled...
...this is an image of it from the internet. Another feature is a safety cover over the on/off switch plus it can be locked with lock and key. I wouldn't bother with it but might try to salvage some parts.
I have the r4512 and I love it. I have it in my basement were room is really tight, I love being able to move it ot of the way when it's not being used. I also bought a zero clearance throat plate for it from woodcraft. It was fairly easy to assemble and set up. I did have to square the blade to the miter slot. it was a couple thousands off. I've been using it for over a year and havn't had any regrets about buyiing it.