Well heck, Saturday something happen to my R4512, I think its the bearing for the blade arbor but I am not sure. I used it to cut the lumber for my new mobile bench for my bandsaw and planer and it was doing perfect.
Saturday I started cutting 2"x1 1/4"x4' strips of walnut for a project for the one that I get my maple and walnut from for some free wood. Everything was going great got 4 strips cut then the saw starting to make a loud skreaching noise and slowing down. I shut it down and check to make sure the blade was turning freely and powered on the saw again without a load and still that loud noise started back up.
I called Ridgid and talk to them, then decided to check on the Home Depot return policy and well I am gonna return it and get another. I am a little upset but having work in the manufacturing world for several years I do know products get by QC and stuff happens.
LOL some would be anal and put of by this but I had the R4512 jobsite saw for a couple of years cutting the same stuff from soft to hardwoods and had to take it in for service because my blade develop a wobble and no its wasn't the blade :).
I got it disassemble down to the main unit plus the legs and will take it beck to my local Home Depot to swap it out.