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Well, my wife says I have a sickness, she says I need help. So I have come here for help.

I now have 4 table saws, which is not all that crazy, let me explain. I have one Craftsman hybrid saw at a shop which isn't mine, (the saw IS mine, the shop is not), it's in another town about 25 miles from home, but, I also have, (as a result of my saw being there);

1) Keys to the shop 40'x50'x10'
2) Free storage space, 10'x10'x10'
3) Free use of the shop when ever I want

Ok, that's the first saw. Next I have a Ridgid TS3650 at home in my shop/shed/auto repair/garden tool storage/bicycle housing facility.

Now the third saw, it's a little Ryobi collapsible with wheels for use at job sites.

Two days ago I came home with a new Ridgid R4511, the one with the granite top. It's very much like the Craftsman, but the Craftsman has a cast Iron top, and no integrated casters. She wants me to sell one, (actually I was planning to do that any way). Question is, of the two Ridgids, which one should I keep? I like the design of the R4511, but I like the cast iron of the TS3650.

Now what do I do, can anybody help me?

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Well, my wife says I have a sickness, she says I need help. So I have come here for help.

I now have 4 table saws, which is not all that crazy, let me explain. I have one Craftsman hybrid saw at a shop which isn't mine, (the saw IS mine, the shop is not), it's in another town about 25 miles from home, but, I also have, (as a result of my saw being there);

1) Keys to the shop 40'x50'x10'
2) Free storage space, 10'x10'x10'
3) Free use of the shop when ever I want

Ok, that's the first saw. Next I have a Ridgid TS3650 at home in my shop/shed/auto repair/garden tool storage/bicycle housing facility.

Now the third saw, it's a little Ryobi collapsible with wheels for use at job sites.

Two days ago I came home with a new Ridgid R4511, the one with the granite top. It's very much like the Craftsman, but the Craftsman has a cast Iron top, and no integrated casters. She wants me to sell one, (actually I was planning to do that any way). Question is, of the two Ridgids, which one should I keep? I like the design of the R4511, but I like the cast iron of the TS3650.

Now what do I do, can anybody help me?

Jack, What a dilemma....

You should have thought this our before you bought saw no 4......LOL

had it 2 days and want to sell it????

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James, it was on sale, and I wanted to lock it in. It was the last one. And as I said, I am torn between the two Ridgids. I really like the idea of the cast iron on the older saw, mostly because it's magnetic, so it will hold the magnetic accessories like feather boards. But I also like the style of the new saw, and it's fence but I can not simply swap out the tops, that would be the ideal combination.

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swap out the Craftsman.

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My wife would never, ever make such an unreasonable demand on me. She's a keeper ...

I say, keep all 4.
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My wife would never, ever make such an unreasonable demand on me. She's a keeper ...

I say, keep all 4.
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I don't think it would ever be possible to have too many table saws..... Space should be the only constraint! Have you considered dedicating one to Dados?
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Jack, I think that most members wish that they had the same dilemma!

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Jack, the solution is so obvious I can't believe nobody came up with it. Buy your wife some jewelry and she will forget all about the saws...

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I now have 4 table saws, which is not all that crazy, let me explain. I have one Craftsman hybrid saw at a shop which isn't mine, (the saw IS mine, the shop is not), it's in another town about 25 miles from home, but, I also have, (as a result of my saw being there);

1) Keys to the shop 40'x50'x10'
2) Free storage space, 10'x10'x10'
3) Free use of the shop when ever I want

Ok, that's the first saw. Next I have a Ridgid TS3650 at home in my shop/shed/auto repair/garden tool storage/bicycle housing facility.

Now the third saw, it's a little Ryobi collapsible with wheels for use at job sites.

Two days ago I came home with a new Ridgid R4511, the one with the granite top. It's very much like the Craftsman, but the Craftsman has a cast Iron top, and no integrated casters. She wants me to sell one, (actually I was planning to do that any way). Question is, of the two Ridgids, which one should I keep? I like the design of the R4511, but I like the cast iron of the TS3650.
Step 1, toss the craftsman
step 2, move the _new_ ridgid over there

I clamp my featherboards to the cast iron with impunity. The granite of the 4511 I would think much more fragile but ideal for really accurate fence work. If I had the room I'd set the 4511 up with infeed-outfeed, top line fence etc and use the 3650 for utility work.

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