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I have a chance to pick up a ridgid r4511 granite top saw with no rip fence, miter gauge, or guard, and a small crack in the granite that the seller says is minor. It has the rip fence rails but no fence. I figure i can find a guard for it or splurge on a shark guard. Ill need to source a miter gauge and find/make a rip fence. how much do you figure the saw is worth taking into account the missing parts? I think i can get it for around 200
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With the cracked top, I think I would pass on it. You are opening yourself up to additional vibration that can affect both the safety and accuracy of the saw. If you are looking to save money on a saw, look on Craigslist and find a contractor saw with a cast-iron top.
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I have a chance to pick up a ridgid r4511 granite top saw with no rip fence, miter gauge, or guard, and a small crack in the granite that the seller says is minor. It has the rip fence rails but no fence. I figure i can find a guard for it or splurge on a shark guard. Ill need to source a miter gauge and find/make a rip fence. how much do you figure the saw is worth taking into account the missing parts? I think i can get it for around 200
HI Jason - Guy certainly didn't take care of pretty decent piece of equipment did he?
Did a quick look at eReplacement parts; new rip fence $160, new blade guard $125, replacement miter guage $75. If the top ain't so minor that's $350. Tell him you'll only charge $50 to haul it away
Well, show him this list and offer $100 anyway He likely got it a couple of years ago when Home Depot was dropping them for $400.

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Jason, I have to agree with John here.. in fact, $100 might be too much. I think I read about this saw on the Rigid web site. It IS a GREAT saw mind you, I'm real happy with mine. The price to replace the top is huge tho.

One thing I wonder, if you did go ahead and purchase it, if you couldn't replace the top with something else? The trunions are mounted to the cabinet, not to the top. Since you just need a surface to slide the wood on, it might be an easy fix.

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HI Jason - Guy certainly didn't take care of pretty decent piece of equipment did he?
The saw looks brand new except for the crack and the missing pieces??? he said it cracked when they were taking it off the truck
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The saw looks brand new except for the crack and the missing pieces??? he said it cracked when they were taking it off the truck
Hi Jason, I was thinking more along the lines of missing rip fence, mitre guage and blade guard. Did freehand everything with a naked blade

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This "deal" sounds like a heap of aggravation in the making. If it were me I'd wait for something better - or at least complete - to come along.
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So just for kicks, have you considered contacting a granite counter top facility in your area and finding out what it would cost to have a top made to meet the specs of the Ridgid? It was quoted out in an earlier post @ what, $350 I think. Keeping in mind the thickness of the top.

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I did consider looking into some kind of epoxy for a repair if needed
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The saw looks brand new except for the crack and the missing pieces??? he said it cracked when they were taking it off the truck
Hi jaydubya,

The more I hear, the more I feel that it did "fall of the back of a truck".

But this may just be my suspicious nature.

The reason given for the crack does not explain why all the other parts are missing.

As previously advised, you may be able to pick up a complete contractor table saw off Craigs List for that sort of money.

Caveat emptor??

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