Rated 3 out of 5 by motmalone I was very happy...BUT
I wanted to upgrade to a heavier, more stable and more powerful saw, so I researched and, short of a full pedestal mount (which I could never get into my basement) I decided on the 4512, which proved to be heavy enough to manhandle on my own. By reading reviews and literature, the setup was a bit lengthy, but not over-difficult. After that it was love at first site. I rigged it for 220V operation and was very pleased. Until I hit the switch after not quite a year of use and ...NOTHING.
I am a recreational cabinet builder, so I would not say, it's overuse. I signed on for the Lifetime Service Agreement (LSA#, so I had to make a few calls. The clincher is, the thing pretty much has to be dis-assembled to transport by normal people with normal vehicles. Then Home Depot, who said they were a certified repair shop, could not handle 220V. So off to another shop 40 miles from home where it sat for 2 weeks before they determined the motor was shot. Now a minimum of 2 more weeks before I can retrieve an go through the assembly process again.
I'm in the middle of a project so this a major inconvenience. Like I said, I loved the tool's performance, but this is my first Rigid purchase and, if they're comprised of lower grade components, I'm not sure I like the inconvenience of repair, even if it is free of charge. #I also wonder what Rigid would have done without the the LSA). The hassle has been costly in time and aggravation. I had Delta and Ryobi saws that I pushed probably passed their limits an never so drastic a failure. Disappointing after reading all the 5 Star reviews.
March 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stomper Strong and sturdy
I like the strong and heavy structure making the saw very stabble when sawing large pieces but easily moved with the wheel structure, Assembly instructions well designed.
February 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by JamesK Almost great.
This could be an industry standard setting machine. However, there's a few short-comings that keep it out of the professional category.
January 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SouthernBuilder This is a nice saw and great value
This was my second RIDGID power tool and the start of many other RIDGID power tool purchases. Like the other RIDGID items that I have bought, this saw has nice features and quality details. Don't waste money on one of those "disposable" saws like they sell at the "freight flyer" dumping ground. If you are serious about doing good work and using good equipment, you can't miss with this table saw. Like some people I would like to have the $6,000 setup that they have on the furniture making programs but it ain't in my budget. But I can do a darn good job with this saw and it is practical enough for me to put it in the bed of the truck if I need to use it on-site. It's easy to move, easy to set-up and a pleasure to use.
January 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mattwade Excellent value, excellent machine
I have had others in the past, But this one I looked over for awhile, and the reviews I read helped me make this purchase on an excellent saw. The extra large table cut to the right, cast steel plate, and the quality fence. So after I read about this saw it was no surprise when I took it out of the box to set it up. The time it would take, the adjustments, and the finished product. I have made thousands of cuts since I have purchased the saw, and have made no major readjustments at all. This saw is a tank. The plus was the wheels that allows you to move it around you shop. This saw was everything I was looking for in a hybrid. Half contractor saw, half Cabinet saw. I would absolutely suggest this to anyone looking to upgrade or make a lateral purchase to a better saw. It really doesn't get better than this. Sure you can purchase extras for this table, but most importantly, the table is a solid purchase. Good Bones.
December 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JohnInSugarHill Plenty of power for the price
Like many people, I bought a cheaper benchtop saw that struggled with accuracy and bogged down under load. This saw lets me do the biggest tasks without complaint, and make accurate repetitive cuts and rips.
December 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gbkout60 Top of the saw out of the box.
This saw is great. Saw is moble. Heavy cast iron table is dead flat and the blade is true and parallel to the guide slot..
November 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by djakes11357 This saw has a very precise and durabale fence system
Our association has owned this saw for over 5 years and we have had absolutely no problems with it. It is powerful enough to rip 2 by stock with no problems. The fence system is accurate and durable. the blade raises/ lowers and tilts very easy. We use this saw daily. I would definitely reccomend this saw.
November 26, 2014