Big Saw On A Budget || Ridgid R4520 Contractor Table Saw || Tool Review

Big Saw On A Budget || Ridgid R4520 Contractor Table Saw || Tool Review

Is it junk or a hidden gem? Follow along with me as we check out this $750 table saw.

#Ridgid #Tablesaw #ToolReview

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00:00 Intro
00:39 Walk Around
03:25 Wheels
04:05 Throat Plate
05:30 Blades
07:47 Fence
09:24 Addressing Some Issues
12:29 Conclusion, Thanks For Watching!


  1. Will on March 15, 2023 at 7:34 am

    OR-you could buy any one of a dozen stout, used saw brands that are far more dependable, precise and long-lasting. yes-they may require a little sweat-but you can learn what to do–and be better for it.

  2. Motsy on March 15, 2023 at 7:34 am

    Excellent review! .007 doesn’t sound like much but it is

  3. houseoffire72 on March 15, 2023 at 7:36 am

    I have the R4512 10" saw… I spent about 6hrs one day getting the fence within .002 square at a 4ft rip. Being it was not bowed I assumed this was great. Hindsight is that I found out the aluminum fence does bow in different hot cold conditions. Currently mine is out about .020 in a 65 degree shop with 25% humidity.

    Let’s just say I will be building or buying a steel tee square style fence asap

  4. Brad9plus on March 15, 2023 at 7:36 am

    you should spend more on your audio set up if you’re doing to do this youtube thing. look at your audio level when editing its all over the place

  5. CliffArt on March 15, 2023 at 7:37 am

    I have used this saw or similar model for over 5 years and have never had a problem with it. you can make a dado clearance throat plate. my miter slots are not crooked. my fence is straight. and I would never own a delta. Delta tools I have owned in the past have failed regularly.

  6. Johnny on March 15, 2023 at 7:40 am

    I have that saw. I bought it about 6 years ago and I love the fence. It works flawlessly for me. Watching your video shows that Ridged made a lot of changes to the saw and all were for the worse. This is the best saw I have ever owned and I owned a Delta cabinet saw at one time, many years ago.

  7. Rod Cormier on March 15, 2023 at 7:40 am

    I bought the Delta 2 years ago … its been worth every penny I paid for …

  8. N A on March 15, 2023 at 7:41 am

    Thanks for the review. Those poorly milled miter slots and bowed fence make this saw dangerous, in my opinion.

  9. Scott Bionic Nerf on March 15, 2023 at 7:41 am

    Rigid and Delta have thang going on, in that Delta makes several tools under contract for Rigid.

  10. Crazy Manwich on March 15, 2023 at 7:42 am

    I got the delta last year and love it. What made it even better was I saw it for sale at 50% off so I got it for sub $400.00 brand new.

  11. EPHRAIM VIVIAN on March 15, 2023 at 7:42 am

    I have this saw for 10 yrs and it works perfectly

  12. Richard Vail on March 15, 2023 at 7:42 am

    I had the original Rigid contractor’s saw. I bought it because it was the only contractor’s saw that had more than 30" right of blade cut (it had 36"). That was 20 years ago. I’ve been looking for a replacement ever since as it’s now aging.

    BTW, I’m a master cabinetmaker and I build very high end residential, aviation and yachting work.

  13. K Fu on March 15, 2023 at 7:43 am

    The delta saw is an awesome low budget saw. Very accurate, clean, dependable. Just use a top end blade.

  14. eddie julian on March 15, 2023 at 7:45 am

    Don’t understand how Rigid R and D let bowed miter slots pass inspection, that literally renders that saw useless! Delta is far superior, if you want a cheaper but good tool stick with Delta and ignore the rest! I bought the Powermatic PM1000 when it came out and it’s been an amazing table saw!

  15. Allen Correira on March 15, 2023 at 7:45 am

    Your opinion of the 4512? thats what i have and no major issue except fence

  16. Scott Bionic Nerf on March 15, 2023 at 7:46 am

    Soooooo, as long as the "Contractor" isn’t a high quality cabinet maker, maybe your ok, if you’re very knowledgeable and very careful.?

  17. Colin on March 15, 2023 at 7:46 am

    As a matter of fact I do have an orange cat at home that I don’t trust…

  18. carwerks101 on March 15, 2023 at 7:49 am

    I am picking one of these up used for $400, so its something im willing to gamble on.

  19. Charles Duncan Mckinley on March 15, 2023 at 7:51 am

    Glad I found your video. I didn’t realize they had discontinued the saw. I bought it 2 years ago. Kind of wish I had bought the Delta now.

  20. Daniel Larsen on March 15, 2023 at 7:52 am

    I’ve had 2 ridged table saws. Never used either one of them 10 times in the span of 2 years. Motor burned up on both of them right after the warranty ended

  21. Dean Citroni on March 15, 2023 at 7:53 am

    I have a question through the throat plate from the rigid fit on the delta? Other than cheap MDF Replacements I cannot find a metal one thank you

  22. Justin Haug on March 15, 2023 at 7:54 am

    I bought the delta saw about 5 years ago, I looked at the ridgid saw and it looked really nice however after watching dozens of videos and reading all kinds of reviews I came to the conclusion that the ridgid saws had lots of problems with the fence as well as lots of problems with the table being flat. I also noticed that I found quite a few of them being sold private sale and that kinda helped me make my decision to stay away from ridgid. I have been very happy with my delta saw for the $600 I spent on it back then, I use it almost daily and haven’t had any serious issues with it.

  23. Harold Neely on March 15, 2023 at 7:55 am

    I modified the fence on mine with a piece of aluminum angle and it works a lot better. And now there IS a delta modification that I couldn’t find back when I bought it. Thanks man 👍👍

  24. abruptly blunt on March 15, 2023 at 7:56 am

    when ever a main product from rigid or ryobi like a table saw disappears from the home depot site it usually means a new model coming soon…….

  25. James Nasmith on March 15, 2023 at 7:57 am

    This is what happens when the marketing guys have it manufactured from recycled beer cans. It once was a leading build and value.

  26. Cheryl Dawkins on March 15, 2023 at 7:58 am

    I own the rigid 4512. I have had it for about 5 years. I love it. I have built many tables with it and have never had a single problem.

  27. john moody on March 15, 2023 at 7:58 am

    I’ve owned both saws the ridged is junk, the delta is almost as good as my delta unisaw

  28. helpall ofem on March 15, 2023 at 7:58 am

    Ridgid has been going backwards with quality and development over the last 2 years. I was a huge fan of their tools for 14 years but have not bought any for the past 2 years and am not buying any more Ridgid tools from here on out. The LSA is a joke now also as I have to travel 60 miles to get them serviced. Milwaukee shut them down I believe as they were performing as good if not better for less cash. Never been impressed with Milwaukee. Going back to Makita which I’ve owned since the 80’s and were awesome when they were still made in Japan and now made in China and hopefully still are good tools. Time will tell.

  29. southdfw on March 15, 2023 at 8:00 am

    Good video, I also have this same saw, the R4520, for about a year or so now, it was a good price for the features it offered at the time. Not a professional at all, sometimes question whether I’m even a good novice, but for just puttsing around, it does the job. Thank you.

  30. Dale Deimel on March 15, 2023 at 8:00 am

    I agree with Johnny. I bought mine about 4 years ago and have used a lot with no problems. My fence is excellent.

  31. Paul Yosef on March 15, 2023 at 8:04 am

    I need a straight fence and a miter slot.

  32. Darkmult on March 15, 2023 at 8:05 am

    For me i better like Delta 💞🤎💕this compagnie is long time in table saw .

  33. shayne sabala on March 15, 2023 at 8:08 am

    Thanks for the video, new subscriber. I have a job site dewalt table saw I bought when I was rebuilding my house and hardly used it. The one thing I absolutely hate about it is the fence. Does anyone know if the fence on those saws are replaceable? It’s a DWE7491. Thanks.

  34. Sam Tweed on March 15, 2023 at 8:10 am

    lmao "orange cat at home you don’t trust"

  35. MSB on March 15, 2023 at 8:14 am

    I have the previous model 4510. I bought it used and I love it. After hyper adjusting the fence I push it forward tight in the track b4 locking it down. I don’t expect absolute perfection with an aluminum fence. If and when I do I’ll upgrade to steel. Maybe a little rubber mallet treatment would remove the bow. One advantage the 4510 has over the 4520 is mine easily converted to 240V with factory supplied instructions. Makes a big difference. No issues with the slots on mine either. Sounds like you got a bad one and got lucky with the Delta. When I looked the Delta’s were blowing motors.

  36. Rob Gibson on March 15, 2023 at 8:15 am

    No wonder Ridgid dumped this for a rebranded Delta.

  37. George Cole on March 15, 2023 at 8:15 am

    You do know you can return this saw and it will be replaced free….i have had my saw for one year and have nil defects…i always check the fence to the blade…i would recommend this saw. Also contact Ridgid direct and you’ll get your saw replaced.

  38. John Daniels on March 15, 2023 at 8:16 am

    I don’t think you gave the saw fence a fair review. I have an aftermarket fence that looks almost identical to and works the same way as this fence. I bought my fence over 20 years ago and could not be happier with it. I chose my fence over the Biesemeyer fence because tests showed my fence to be more stable. By being held by one end only, the Biesemeyer fence can deflect to one side in use. I have not had that issue with my fence, nor have I had a problem with the fence remaining parallel with the blade when locking it into position.

  39. Daniel Hunter on March 15, 2023 at 8:16 am

    Thank you for doing this review. The Rigid r4520 was the table saw that I was contemplating purchasing. I have read various reviews on this model and your review has answered my questions. I require the fence to be true and straight and more so I require the mitre slot to be true. Thank you for the very honest review.

  40. Kevin Campbell on March 15, 2023 at 8:18 am

    Went to buy a delta at lowes.They had one kinda set up in the tool dept.And I am glad they did.No thankyou.Pile of crap.

  41. Mike Ramsey on March 15, 2023 at 8:19 am

    I’ve had that saw for close to 10 years now I bet. They’ve made a updates since then it looks like. Looks like the fence still sucks after all these years. I don’t have the crooked T slots though. The biggest problem with those saws is they have two versions of the trunions. If it doesn’t have a Roman numeral 2 on it when you raise or lower the blade it will twist the blade.

  42. Ajizentu Daina on March 15, 2023 at 8:21 am

    Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I love the Delta 36-725T2 table saw as well. Loved your review on it, too. I have tried to read up online if it can be wired for 240 volts from the original 120 volts. I can’t seem to find anything info on that. Any idea if that’s a possibility? In my country we use 240 volts. And from studies, I see you get more power on the motor, when it’s voltage is upgraded, which is a plus for me. I’ve been looking at the Laguna F1, as well, which can be upgraded to 240 volts, but it’s way above my budget.
    If the Delta can be upgraded to 240 volts, it would be a no-brainer for me to pick that up.

  43. The Artist formerly known as - PC PAYLOAD on March 15, 2023 at 8:22 am

    Isn’t that only a 13 amps vs the Delta at 15 amps? Ridgid makes an identical model to your Delta. Ridgid R4560.

  44. Ajizentu Daina on March 15, 2023 at 8:22 am

    I’m a to be woodworker. Never touched a table saw in my life.
    I’m looking to get this table saw bought shipped to me in Nigeria, by a friend who resides in Canada. My worry is if there’s a defect, there would be no way to return it.
    And let’s say I risk it, do you reckon taking out the original rigid fence and replacing it with the old delta unifence would be a good idea? I got a really good unifence from Kijiji.
    Your response would go a long way to help a potential woodworker in making some big decisions.
    Love the channel. Keep the videos coming.

  45. Will Choate on March 15, 2023 at 8:23 am

    I bought the older version of this saw. Bought it used but the guy hadn’t used it much. I paid $150 for it, the guy had a kickback and got scared so he was afraid to use it. Had it about 10 years now. I use it almost every day building furniture. None of the problems you have. I love it, no problem with the fence. You kinda remind me of OJ trying on the gloves… LOL…

  46. Bo Celle on March 15, 2023 at 8:25 am

    My best advice ever is never buy tools from Home Depot!

  47. linzie rogers on March 15, 2023 at 8:27 am

    I have this saw and it has served me well. We’re I a more proficient woodworker I might find it lacking more. But I will stick with it.

  48. Kaixiang Wang on March 15, 2023 at 8:28 am

    Hello, I’m checking out this 4520 and new 4560 saw to be my first. Are they the same size? Both cast iron part and working park? On home depot website, it says the 4520 is a lot bigger.

  49. Alfredo Banuelos on March 15, 2023 at 8:29 am

    A table saw made by rigid makes no sense. When I made my decision to purchase an entry level table saw. I bought a rigid, not this current model, I had to return it. I got a replacement rigid, and returned it as well. These saws are intended to make a decent cut. Save more money and level up

  50. Frank Rodriguez on March 15, 2023 at 8:29 am

    Buy the Delta!!

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