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Purchased a new Ridgid 4510 portable table saw yesterday, and today did a small project with it and I really like it. Seems to have plenty of power, very minor adjustments were needed to make everything square. This saw is very sturdy for being a portable and the legs fold down very nice which is needed for my small shop. The dust collector seems to work very well will give a better review after I have more time to really make some sawdust...But so far this is way better than my previous one.

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Just saw your post.

I'm hoping to buy that same saw. The purchase hinges on the sale of some astronomy gear that I bought before I moved to a place that rivals Seattle for annual rainfall. I'd really like to hear what you think of it as you get more time with it.

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Well I pulled the trigger on the saw.

My son was visiting and we went to FL. for the day and stopped by the Tanger Outlet Mall on the way. I asked to stop into the Direct Tool Outlet Store just to see what they might have. At the door they had us try a scratch-off for a discount of between 5% and 20% off any purchase. Mine was for 20% and Lo and Behold they had the saw on display, factory blemished, for $424 with the full factory warranty. With my 20% that took the price down to $339. I gave my wife my best pathetic puppy look and she gave in.

I now have the saw in my garage. The box takes up more space and I have yet to find what was meant by "blemished". Just like you, Warren, most of the adjustments were good out of the box. The only adjustments I had to make were to the fixed 0 deg. on the bevel and the fence was off by a slight amount. Both were easily corrected. The blade isn't the best but it'll do till I can buy as better one.

All-in-all, I'm very pleased.

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Will keep an eye out and if HD has a sale on one of these then I may pull the trigger and get one.
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I have built 2 swings and agarden bench in the last 2-3 weeks and this saw has performed veeery well. I have been impressed even rip cut some 3" thick cypress just for kicks and not even a hint of hesitation even with the factory blade which I will be replacing in a short time

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Will keep an eye out and if HD has a sale on one of these then I may pull the trigger and get one.
In the off hand chance you're near Cookstown, Ontario you should keep an eye on Tanger Outlet there. That is if there's a Direct Tool in the mix.

Since they're selling "blemished" units, HD won't be obligated to match price if they have a price match policy.

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P.S. Just checked ... No Direct Tool at that location, sorry.

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I"m pretty sure that's the same saw I am thiking about. Let us know all the warts and sore points, please.

Er, on second thought I just checked, and it's the 4516 I'm interested in, but I'm sure any comments you have will apply. :thumb:

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I"m pretty sure that's the same saw I am thiking about. Let us know all the warts and sore points, please.

Er, on second thought I just checked, and it's the 4516 I'm interested in, but I'm sure any comments you have will apply. :thumb:
I did a quick check of the manual HERE. I found most of the critical adjustments listed on pages 33-35. The adjustment for aligning the blade to the miter slot(s) was in the operation section on page 26. Just FYI

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I'm looking at both the 4510 and 4510 from Rigid. Has anyone compared both the 4510 and 4512 directly? Aside from the obvious differences, I was wondering if anyone has had an opportunity to try both saws enough to develop a clear preference, and why.

Both saws have different individual features that some will prefer over the other. For me, I like the portability of the 4510, which has a 15-amp motor and max 4400 rpm. On the other hand, the steel table 4512 has a 13-amp motor and max 3450 rpm. The biggest difference I see are the motors and the rip capacities. The 4510 has the stronger motor but the 4512 has the edge when it comes to rip capacity.

I plan to start a thread in the proper forum to get some ffedback, but this thread came up in a search so I thought I'd post here as well.
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Purchased a new Ridgid 4510 portable table saw yesterday, and today did a small project with it and I really like it. Seems to have plenty of power, very minor adjustments were needed to make everything square. This saw is very sturdy for being a portable and the legs fold down very nice which is needed for my small shop. The dust collector seems to work very well will give a better review after I have more time to really make some sawdust...But so far this is way better than my previous one.
Where did you purchase it? I am planning to buy one also in the future. I just wanna check also how does it work? Can you please post your project here?
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