a RIDGID PAIN
I feel your pain brother.. I got a R4512 at home cheap-o myself this last spring. The blade was not aligned to the Miter slot. Fixed that after about a weekend of bloody knuckles and creative swearing after making mt OWN PAL Alignment system. The ones sold online specially for the R4512 DO NOT FIT OR WORK! Better off making your own.
AS for now I have not cut any stock as yet where the blade is all the way up or close to that so the Height Heel shift I have not had an issue with.
Another thing that I hate is the miter gauge would literal down the miter slot as you pushed it to cut. SO I got a INCRA 27 and had to adjust its' screws all the way down to make a good fit, then it binds up just as it goes in and comes out the back. Seems the miter slot isn't even true, straight or square. I had to do a lot of filing to get the INCRA to go down smoothly and that's not right at all
In retrospect I should of taken it back when I had the chance and gone another way, but I made a choice and stuck with it.
NOW at this point I am happy with the saw put if I had t do it over again I would of passed it by.. IN SPADES>
Problem is the next step up is twice as much money!
I recently had an opportunity to buy what was described as a Never used Ridgid BANDSAW for only 75 bucks. I did some research and their old band saw is even worse than the table saw and passed.
RIDGID thinks they are in the BOAT ANCHOR bussiness
Last edited by rantingrich; 10-14-2014 at 10:28 AM.