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Ridgid S4512 table saw throat plate

My throatplate sits too low in its space. Is there a way to adjust level to table?

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Yes. There are (should be) set screws in the recess the throat plate sits in. A small screwdriver should let you adjust the plate while in place by reaching through those little holes.

I've seen folks assemble that saw by removing the screws from the saw top and using them to screw the throat plate in place. Those screws are only for leveling. The plate is held in place most by the clip at the back of the plate and somewhat by the magnet in front.
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Thanx for your quick response. Do you mean the 5 screws that attach the throat plate to the saw? Whether they are loose or tight or in between the plate doesnt seem to move.
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Thanx for your quick response. Do you mean the 5 screws that attach the throat plate to the saw? Whether they are loose or tight or in between the plate doesnt seem to move.
Are those screws under your saw’s throat plate? The screws do not hold the plate on and should not be going through it. They should be under the plate and the plate resting on top of the screw heads.
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If you do not have the manual you can get it at manualslib.com. I looked at the manual for a R4512 and it shows the 5 screws you mentioned. Those should be what you need to turn to level the plate. Did you buy the saw new or secondhand? If secondhand perhaps the previous owner replaced the originals with screws that are too short.

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Bought it new and the manual doesnt say anything about leveling the plate.
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I dont see the screw heads you mentioned and my small screw driver goes right through the holes.

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My saw doesnt have the screws you are talking about. Could the factory have not installed them?

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Does this help? If your plate is factory it will be Home Depot orange. This saw is a R4512.
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Yes, it is an R4512. I dont know where I got S4512. It doesnt have the screws in your picture. Maybe the factory didnt install them. Do you know where I can buy 5? Thanx for the fotos.

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You have 2 choices ....

You can use the factory installed screws that support the throat plate from under it OR if there are no such screws, thread the holes in the throat plate up from the bottom and install short set screws, 1/4 X 20 would be fine or smaller, 10 X 24. If there are no such holes, you will have to locate the pads shown in the photos above and drill your own hole. Remember to drill your holes smaller than the diameter of the screw you choose to use.


Post a photo of your throat plate and your table saw opening where it goes.....

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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I beleive these are simple #8 X 1/2 Flat head machine screws. Should be available at any well stocked hardware store. Most of the saw is metric but I'm pretty sure these a not.
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Thanx to all for your help. I just ordered 5 screws from ereplacement parts.

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I would go back to Home Depot and tell them the saw doesn’t have the throat plate leveling screws. They should give you some.
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Good to hear you have a solution.

For future reference, I verified by trying #8-32 X 1/2" flat head screws in my R4512 saw are the correct screws. They should be available at any hardware store. I bought 10 for $1 + tax at my local Ace Hardware.
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if the screws don't fit really tight, I would add a drop of ThreadLocker.
(blue is removable - red is permanent).

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I get idea of using a thread locker but these need to remain easily adjustable. I make sure they get their share of saw dust and the seem to stay put just fine. Loc-tite might be good if you never change plates. I switch them out pretty often.
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