Ridgid 10" Contractor Tablesaw #R4512

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.8
out of 5
Brand:
Ridgid
Model:
R4512
Price:
$530

Description

• 13 amp totally enclosed fan cooled induction motor – strong enough to power through dense materials
• Cast Iron Core Table – reduces vibration and provides a flat level surface
• 30” Max Right Rip Capacity – for ripping large material such as sheet goods
• One Step Mobility – easily reposition saw via a single action foot pedal
• Best-in-Class Cast Iron Table Saw
• Magnetic Push Stick included
• Totally enclosed cabinet contains dust and reduces noise
• Backed by the RIDGID Lifetime Service Agreement

Specifications
• Motor: 13 Amp (120V)
• Blade Diameter: 10 in.
• Arbor Size: 5/8 in.
• Rip Capacity: 30 in. Right of blade, 15 in. left of blade
• Dado Capacity: up to 13/16 in.
• RPM: 3,450 No Load Speed
• Dust Port: 4"

Includes: Magnetic Push Stick, 10” Carbide Tipped Blade, Blade Wrenches, Hex Keys, Miter Gauge, Rip Fence, Blade Guard Assembly, Left and Right extension tables, stand assembly, wheel castor set and Operator’s Manual.

WOOD magazine review

Top Tool contractor saw

Review Summary

This contractor-style tablesaw won our Top Tool award when we tested entry-priced contractor saws ($500–$650). Despite its 13-amp induction motor, it held its own against 15-amp saws, powering through tough white oak, albeit with an adjusted feed rate. But for a contractor saw, it's right where you'd expect it to be. The rip fence holds solidly without deflection, and it has T-slots for holding accessories or auxiliary fence faces.
The miter gauge is a standard 3-stop model, but it's got a T-slot and works well. The cast-iron top has rounded edges and stamped-steel wings with 30" rip capacity. Its built-in mobile base, the industry's first, works well. It has a 4" hopper-bottom dust port for good dust collection, and its power switch mounts to the fence rail and slides anywhere along its length to suit your taste.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Reader Reviews

I really like this saw, but I almost returned it on the second day!

Review Summary

The saw came un-assembled, but everything was well organized in the box and the directions were clear. The first thing to be done was to attach the mobile base. but after several frustrating hours, I could not get this to work. The axles for the wheels come already assembled and will mount only one way on the base. It was soon apparent that the foot pedal had been mounted backwards on the axle, which required driving out two spring pins to turn it to the correct side.
Even then, when the pedal was pushed, the back wheels would lock down, but the front ones would not. I finally figured out that the locking cams had been installed at the factory upside down on the front axle. When I turned these over, everything worked fine. This means that someone at the factory in China had put the pedal backwards on the axle and the cams upside down -- I wonder how many others he did that day! After fixing this problem, the rest of the assembly was completed easily, and all performance has been in line with the review on the Wood site. The saw is quite, with very little vibration; the riving knife/blade guard combo works great; the fence is very true, moves well and is easy to read; and overall I am very pleased with the product.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

Absolutely A Great Saw!

Review Summary

Assembly takes some time - Follow the instructions. With a little fine tuning I'm peeling 1/64" veneers! I love this saw! I don't have the space nor the power to operate a true cabinet table saw, But after buying this one and using it for more than a year, don't think I would change anyways. Highly recommend! Just keep in mind it is made in China and you may have to realign and tweak some.
But then again so is the Craftsman (which by the way is the exact same saw for more $$$)

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

GREAT SAW

Review Summary

Had some minor difficulty with assembly. I change to a thin kurf blade repaceing the one which came with the saw. Also bought zero clearence inserts, one for narrow blade and one for dado set.. Saw has plenty of power and after tuneing makes deadly accurate cuts. Had no problem cutting 8/4 red oak and 8/4 ash. The mobility is great as I have a small workspace and con wheel it into a corner when I am done

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Always had Delta/Porter Cable Table saws...Ridgid is AWESOME

Review Summary

I picked up this saw at the Home Depot for $499. What a steal that was. This saw is very well built for being made in China. I did have an issue with aligning the blade to the miter cutoff slots. The instructions tell you to do it with the saw upright but it's next to imposible to do it that way. I rolled it up on to it's top and made the a few adjustments and roll it back and check it. After rolling it back and forth about three times I have it within .001".
I also had an issue with the rip fence coming out of the box with a bow in it...I was a little nervous after reading some of the reviews about Ridgid's customer service...after a quick email to Ridgid I had a reply within a few hours and there was a complete rip fence assembly on my porch in two days. The saw is very quiet and there is no vibration at all. My first cuts were in 10/4 red oak and I am amazed at how it performed. I love that I can wheel it anywhere in my shop/garage...it makes it really easy to store. I'm not wild about all the socket head screws...after assembling the saw my hands were killing me from the allen wrenches. Overall this is a great saw and I would reccomend it to anyone in the market.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Very nice saw, but assembly a little tricky

Review Summary

I had the same 'issues' with setting up the saw. The drawings in the owner's manual are better than the accompanying text. Overall took almost 8 hours to get it from the box to the first cut. Toughest of all was aligning the rip fence scale - finally trimmed a little off the plastic red line indicators and lengthened the slots to get it to zero on both left and right sides. Blade to fence alignment is good out of the box.
Do get help moving the box and getting the assembly right side up after the legs are attached - it weighs almost 250 in the box, and probably over 200 with the legs but before the rails, etc. Purchasing from Home Depot is the only way to get the lifetime warranty on parts/service. Otherwise, its limited to 3 years.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

Perfect for the small garage shop

Review Summary

After using a crappy Skil saw, this one makes my projects turn out accurate. I have compared it to other saws at the stores like Sears and Lowes and know that I bought the better out of the kind. Only a couple of things I did not like was the saw insert, the screws that hold it down stuck out and the insert it self is lower than the table so I had to make my own insert right away.
And that was a little difficult too because the blade does not lower down enough to screw down an uncut insert. Also the rulers did not line up with the marking plate on the fence so again I had to scratch in my own mark on one of the side.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Great saw

Review Summary

Probably the best thing I can say for it is I’d buy it again without hesitation. I looked at one over a year and a half ago and because of issues regarding its trunnions I read about online, I didn’t buy it. Instead I bought a smaller Porter Cable saw that while good lacked this saws size and features. This saw once set up is easy to use, powerful and accurate. In over 9 months, I’ve only needed to improve the rising knife alignment and that took all of 5 minutes.
I added a large heavy off feed table that the frame and mobile base of this saw carries without problem. I have no negative issues and sincerely love to use this saw.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

great saw, terrible wheels

Review Summary

I have owned this saw for about 6 years. You can set it up and it will retain the setup until you use the wheel system to move it. There is virtually no way to keep it from dropping abruptly. plus all the hardware under the saw makes connecting a dust collection hose a pain. I used a Bora carriage system and it works great and getting the mechanism for raising the saw out of the way make dust collection much easier. I would highly recommend the saw with caution about the carriage system.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

3

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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