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post #1 of 32 Old 01-06-2014, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Another table saw question

Could someone give me a table saw recommendation between these two:

http://denver.craigslist.org/tls/4272609174.html

http://denver.craigslist.org/tls/4265893351.html

Let's say I can get the Delta down to $225 and the Ridgid to $110

Thanks!
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post #2 of 32 Old 01-06-2014, 05:38 PM
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Don't know what will be said here from other more experienced users but my money is on the Ridgid. Looks like a lot of saw for that much. Around here they sell saws for that much money and all you see are jobsite saws that are in rough shape. If I found that one for that price I wouldn't even ask them to come down.

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Is it easy to find the handwheel that is missing on the Ridgid saw? I've been searching online today but can't seem to come up with anything. Or are those fairly universal?
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Is it easy to find the handwheel that is missing on the Ridgid saw? I've been searching online today but can't seem to come up with anything. Or are those fairly universal?
Hand wheels are very universal. You should have no problem finding one that fits.

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I think the base is more stable on the Delta. What is the horsepower of the Ridgid? I know the Delta motor overheats if you push it too much. I had the Delta saw and the turn handle broke on it. Otherwise, it was a good saw and handled a 3/4" dado stack nicely. I now have the bench style Ridgid saw and really like the fence on that one...like this one...
http://www.cpooutlets.com/factory-re...26-288568560-2
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It would be the rigid for me....that's a good saw

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Both good saws. The Ridgid has a better fence IMHO, and is a better deal.
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Definitely the Rigid at that price. Although why he has the fence set up for so much left side cutting is beyond me. You'll want to change that. Toolguy is the king of those older Rigids; he should be along eventually.

Grizzly has a plethora of handwheel options that will work:

http://www.grizzly.com/search/search...size=96&page=1

I may get a couple of the chromed ones some day to bling out my 4512.
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that ridgid is a 2412. i have the same saw and it is a very capable little machine. mine has the same OEM fence but with a longer front and rear rail. it's every bit as accurate as the T2 i have on my related 113 series c-man TS. for $100, you can't go wrong.

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I'm going to go against the grain and vote for the Delta. I have several Delta tools and they've worked well for a long time now.
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I'm going to go against the grain and vote for the Delta. I have several Delta tools and they've worked well for a long time now.
I like Delta also but won't be buying any of their products until they get their act together on parts.

As it stands now, if you need delta parts you're SOL.

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I've had two contractors saws. I had the Bosch and the Ridgid (currently using).

I am all for the Ridgid. The Bosch fence, I could never get it tight enough to stop it from kicking out during a cut. When I finally did get it tight enough, it tore off the back plate.

The Ridgid fence is big and doesn't move. That is truly key to these cheaper saws and Ridgid does it well.
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Definitely the Rigid at that price. Although why he has the fence set up for so much left side cutting is beyond me. You'll want to change that. Toolguy is the king of those older Rigids; he should be along eventually.

Grizzly has a plethora of handwheel options that will work:

http://www.grizzly.com/search/search...size=96&page=1

I may get a couple of the chromed ones some day to bling out my 4512.
Any of those wheels will work? I called Ridgid and they no longer have the wheel for that saw and no longer offer the replacement for that replacement. They also said the 2412 is only covered by manufacturers defects and a broken handwheel is not covered.

The newer Ridgids have a different shaft than the one I bought last night (2412) so the handwheels are not interchangeable. I looked up an older Craftsman (113.298760) that I believe was made at the same time as the 2412, both by Emerson. Would ordering the hand wheel for that Craftsman saw be the way to go? Or does anyone know the Craftsman TS that would be identical to the Ridgid 2412?

Thanks anyone for their input!
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What's the shaft coming out of your saw? Diameter? Threaded or not? Flat milled into it? Get us that info and someone will point out the right wheel for you.

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Here is the diagram from the users manual. It is threaded and a portion flat milled. Easy to turn with vice grips but would like the wheel!

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It appears to be a smooth shaft with a milled flat. What is the diameter of the shaft?

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The Ridgid listing has been deleted....did you get it by any chance?
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How about shaft diameter? Can you snap a photo of it?

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Yes, I bought the Ridgid last night for $130. It is in excellent shape (other than the missing handwheel). Very quiet and smooth.

I will post a picture this afternoon. Thanks.
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I wouldn't worry about the hand wheel. There are plenty of options out there

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