Ridgid 10-Inch 13 Amp Table Saw – Model R4512

Ridgid 10-Inch 13 Amp Table Saw – Model R4512

READ full review here: http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/ridgid-10-inch-13-amp-table-saw-r4512.html

We recently took a close look at the Ridgid R4512 table saw. What impressed mostly us was this saw has many cabinet saw features, at fraction of the price. This saw gives users the ability to move the saw easily with an integral pedal lift and cater mechanism.

Our goal was to see if this saw could handle Pro tasks accurately, safely and without making too much dust.
First Impression:

The Ridgid R4512 table saw has an integral pedal lift with caster mechanism feature will appeal to many DIY-ers, woodworkers and people with small shops or garage workshops. We see the value in this mechanism because many people struggle with workshop space constraints. The pedal lift system allows you to move this 266 pound saw with ease and store it out of the way when not in use. If you try to do that with a cabinet saw, you’ll need to spend another $200 for a mobile.

Other features that appealed to use was the tool-less blade guard, tool-less riving knife, accurate fence and a really decent dust collection set up, that frankly works better than my Grizzly cabinet saw.

We were impressed to find that there is minimal plastic on this saw and most of the saw is metal and cast iron, pretty heavy duty. The saw fence slides easily enough and locks solidly in place. The blade height and angle adjustment wheels turned smoothly and also lock where desired.
Nice Features:

The t-slot miter gauge is solid and works well, it stows nicely on the right hand of the saw with a slot holder. A second holder in the same are, holds the rip fence or blade guard. The push stick is a sturdy PVC style with a magnet, allowing you to store the stick on side of saw, or to keep it from sliding off the table.
Motor Noise:

The saw turns and runs with a medium-pitch hum. We measured it at 73 decibels and I would say it is no louder than my Chevy 2500 idling. It’s a nice reprieve from my screeching loud Grizzly and other jobsite saws.

I noticed, when ripping birch plywood, that this saw is not as powerful as my 3 h.p, 3 belt driven cabinet saw motor, but then again the Ridgid is not a cabinet saw, and costs a fraction of the price
Using the Ridgid R4512 Saw:

The saw Ridgid R4512 table saw is well balanced, with little to no vibration. We used an Ap on our Ipad called Vibrometer from Netigen Tools. The Ap measured my shop concrete floor at 1.00 and the table saw at 1.44. The ultimate test is to use a nickel on edge an see if the tool will run without knocking it over – it passed the nickel test.

The saw cuts well and is easy to operate. We found it not a powerful as our older cabinet saw but certainly powerful enough to do all of our tasks in the shop, and do them well.
Moving The Saw Around:

We mentioned it earlier and feel it deserves a dedicate paragraph of kudos. The pedal lift mechanism is fast and easy to deploy. Pushing the foot pedal down lifts up the saw and engages the four casters. Pull the foot pedal back up and the saw lowers floor. Having the ability to move the saw around without effort, is a huge asset.
Riving Knife:

In our opinion the biggest safety feature on the Ridgid R4512 is the riving knife which tilts with the blade to prevent having to remove when bevel cutting. A lever releases and or adjusts the riving knife to a high position for through cuts, a medium position that leaves it slightly lower than the blade or removed.

The throat plate is adjustable and clip and strong magnet keeps it secure and eliminates rattling.
Fence Adjustments:

The fence was pretty accurate out of the box. Adjusting and squaring the fence involves loosening four bolts, and then squaring up the fence to the blade.
Dust Collection:

A plastic funnel shaped dust collection chute is mounted directly under the saw and enclosed motor. Sawdust falls straight down into the funnel, which has a 4” port that fits a standard dust collector hose.

I hooked the saw up to my JET dust collector and then cut 160 feet of birch plywood with minimal sawdust escaping the saw cabinet.

Two stamped steel extension wings bolt to the cast iron saw table. I had a tough time getting these wings to stay perfectly level and flat. The wings have rounded edges, which produce a seam, which may annoy some folk.

The saw has a 6-foot cord which we felt was way to short for most shops.
Overall Impression:

The Ridgid R4512 table saw is a solid saw with good safety features. Our crew felt it was a Pro saw with an entry level price. The saw performs does what you need it to do, it performs well enough to use in a small pro shop and is certainly quality enough for woodworkers and DIYers with budget and space constraints.


  1. A Concord Carpenter / ToolBoxBuzz on November 27, 2022 at 5:29 am


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  2. Bob2846 on November 27, 2022 at 5:31 am

    What is the decibel level of this saw?

  3. Matt A on November 27, 2022 at 5:33 am

    What length is the arbor? I have a dewalt jobsite saw and it will not allow for dado blades stacked over 3/8 wide.

  4. WorkshopPOLAND _ on November 27, 2022 at 5:33 am

    Why we dont have this in Poland!!:(

  5. phomelelo madidimale on November 27, 2022 at 5:33 am

    Hi….can i use dado blade on that table saw?

  6. ZE_GERMAN on November 27, 2022 at 5:36 am

    I just bought the TS7660model. It seems to be the older brother. The only difference I noticed is that the table top is cast Iron all the way

  7. certified30 on November 27, 2022 at 5:36 am

    how easy to get this table to align in case it gets out of alignment?

  8. Bryson Jakins on November 27, 2022 at 5:41 am

    What is the serial number of the saw?

  9. wolf335599 on November 27, 2022 at 5:42 am

    This same saw is on market under de brand name NEO SM 1210 in my country and cost just a few 1500 US dollars. F***k my country.

  10. FerrariDan on November 27, 2022 at 5:42 am

    Great video ☺️

  11. Curtis Johnese on November 27, 2022 at 5:42 am

    I just bought the R4520 from home depot and it was $828.00. Nice saw but I haven’t used it yet. It took a while to get the fence and the table extensions on but it’s done. Wish me luck.

  12. Mike L on November 27, 2022 at 5:45 am

    $529!!?? Price has gone up $200 in only 2 years? Jaysus!

  13. Luis Arashiro on November 27, 2022 at 5:48 am

    man this is getting so much complicated, I just want a table with a hole on it and a saw with a fence.

  14. Jimbo's Work Shop on November 27, 2022 at 5:48 am

    Great review. You convinced me to pull the trigger on one. Thanks

  15. Graph Guy on November 27, 2022 at 5:48 am

    The extension wings suck and were a MAJOR mistake by Ridgid.  I had the old model that have heavy cast iron wings that were easy to install flat the first time.

  16. jacob brown on November 27, 2022 at 5:49 am

    its crap…stay away

  17. josh simpson on November 27, 2022 at 5:51 am

    This saw cant even cut through 1.5 inch 2×6 material.

    My saw motor is on it’s way to burning up completely. How come I can’t get a decent motor? What is the deal with weak shit motors?

  18. Pedro Cano on November 27, 2022 at 5:52 am

    Anybody has any experience with this saw vs the 13 Amp 10” Delta? I’m about to buy one but can’t decide which

  19. joe hernandez on November 27, 2022 at 5:53 am

    Fence continues to give me problems

  20. Wood y on November 27, 2022 at 5:53 am

    Good review . do more

  21. mellonhd1 on November 27, 2022 at 5:54 am

    Thank you for this helpful review. I am wondering what the floor to table height is though. Short people cannot safely use a really tall table height.

  22. Nicolås Fonseca Guarín on November 27, 2022 at 5:55 am

    Hi man, I’m sorry to bother you, I’ve been trying to figure out if it exists an equivalent for this saw in europe, do you know if that’s the case?, thanks for the great video

  23. Gary Pillischafske on November 27, 2022 at 5:55 am

    Bought mine 3 years ago. No issues, except the fence is cheaply made. You must push on the back of the fence to square it with the table every time you tighten it up. there were adjustment slots put in the lower end but they are not used for some reason. The saw has cut 100 year old oak 4×8 stock, nails and all, sad to say. Never had issues with the motor or the side tables. They were easily attached and flush with the table. I even cut apart an old craftsman router table and mounted it in the open spot on the right side of the saw. For the money, best saw around.

  24. MrMRDUGIE on November 27, 2022 at 5:57 am

    I picked up this saw over the xnas holla days 2016 at home depot for $250 bucks. I bought it just for the fence

  25. Joseph Nelson on November 27, 2022 at 5:58 am

    I’ve had mine for years and while i don’t disagree with any of the benefits of this saw, I have to say that the fence has broke me on ever giving this saw a positive review. I can’t keep it true the blade no matter what i do. I second the issues with the stamped wings they’re garbage.

  26. Wood Slice on November 27, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Just bought one August of 2018 and I see that the attached legs on the one on the video (older version) have better materials on the foot-pedal system. New version looks cheaply made

  27. Steve's Mixed Bag on November 27, 2022 at 6:01 am

    @3:23 you have a hose connected directly to the dust port. Rockler makes a nice Elbow that fits there. Rockler Dust Rite # 34432 . I don’t have a dust collection system but I found a pretty simple way to adapt the 4" port to my 2-1/2" shop vac , put 2bvTjbeWNGw in the youtube search box if u wana see it . Or click on my icon, it’s in my uploads . I also made a vid how to get the blade parallel to the miter slots easily . The Trunions were a very easy adjustment. Yours was one of the first few videos I watched before getting an R4512 . Ok it’s not a 3-4000 dollar saw , but it’s a solid piece for 500 bucks . Thanks for making
    the video ! I appreciate it !

  28. Nelson Mead on November 27, 2022 at 6:02 am

    I am having major problems with my rigid table saw. It will not let me cut a 1" board. When I raise the blade it stops engaging and until I lower it it will not cut without stalling out. What am I missing?

  29. Jacob Brown on November 27, 2022 at 6:02 am

    I just purchased a used one. it’s missing the riving knife and gaurd system. Where would be a good place to buy parts for it?

  30. Nick Pooler on November 27, 2022 at 6:02 am

    Thanks for the review, I was torn between this or the Grizzly GO771Z, and I’m trying to find the justification for the grizzly. I think I’ll go with the ridgid. Thanks again.

  31. Stephan Holland on November 27, 2022 at 6:02 am

    As I started to say before I mistakenly entered my last comment, I bought one of these last summer. I actually bought two of them. The top on the first one was so lumpy I could fit a playing card under a straight edge. I discovered this after assembly. WORD OF CAUTION – only buy this saw if the store will unbox it for you and let you check the table for problems. Home Depot knows about the table problem and I didn’t have any trouble returning an assembled saw for an exchange. And yes, the three-wheel base does suck. The miter and height adjustment knobs are also cheaply made. The miter knob wouldn’t tighten securely enough to keep the blade at 90 degrees.
    In spite of the problems, I exchanged the saw for another one after checking the top. The fence system and dust collection are far superior to the Delta saw that Lowes sells., and there wasn’t a better saw at anywhere near the price of the R4512.
    Over the past year, I junked the base and built my own, tightened up the knobs, and corrected a couple of other minor problems. With this behind me, I have to say that I like the saw. It’s powerful, quiet, and smooth running. No vibration at all!
    I love the fence. It locks square every time. The scale is so accurate that I stopped double checking the blade to fence distance before cutting.
    In spite of the problems I had and the work I’ve put into correcting things, I am happy with my choice. What bothers me most about this saw is the cheapening of quality to keep the price down. The older version of this saw was much better. I would have gladly paid another hundred dollars for my saw if they had left the specifications as they were.

  32. Larry New on November 27, 2022 at 6:03 am

    I own this saw and have used it for about 10 years.The main complaint I have with this saw is that the table is actually too high off the floor for good control of the material you are cutting.I am more used to shop saws for finish work and the tables are lower and certainly are easier to control lumber on.

  33. Michael Goldsholl on November 27, 2022 at 6:06 am

    It is a total piece of crap. There is so much wrong with it I can’t even begin to tell you. mainly the fence is designed for failure. never ever straight. and you can’t make it straight! RETURNED!!!

  34. Rob Steinhaur on November 27, 2022 at 6:07 am

    Thanks for sharing Rob.

  35. Knibble on November 27, 2022 at 6:08 am


  36. Casmire Ohanabalu Aca, Acifc on November 27, 2022 at 6:09 am

    There are several components to building a table saw. One place I found which successfully combines these is the Wilfs wood blueprint (google it if you’re interested) without a doubt the most incredible plan that I have ever heard of. look at all the super information .

  37. Stephan Holland on November 27, 2022 at 6:11 am

    I bought one of these last summer when my Ridgid TS2400 (original model before manufacturer change) needed new brushes – that are no ;longer available

  38. Bryson Gainey on November 27, 2022 at 6:12 am

    I cannot say anything bad about this table saw I’ve been using it regularly for 2 years, I made a custom router table with an auxiliary fence with feather boards…. my R4512 is running plenty well on 110v… it runs super quiet, everyone is impressed by how quiet it runs…AND it feels safe because of the riving knife! Castors are great for cleaning up the shop or needing to run a longer material in a small shop! Best saw for the money!

  39. gaurav sharma on November 27, 2022 at 6:13 am

    here’s a few suggestions for diy table saw construction
    Find a proven set of plans online
    Find a mate who wants to build one too so you have another person to encourage you
    (I discovered these and the reasons they work from Wilfs wood blueprint website )

  40. Rae KC on November 27, 2022 at 6:14 am

    Does it matter which side you put the axle with the caster assembly? I
    have the R4512 and instruction book shows it going on the side where the
    power cord comes out.

  41. TomKirkman1 on November 27, 2022 at 6:15 am

    I’d like to see a review on the similar saw from Delta (same manufacturer?) which is a Lowe’s exclusive model. Only the fence appears to be different.

  42. Sean Johnson on November 27, 2022 at 6:15 am

    how does the motor hold up when ripping hardwoods?

  43. Oliver Delica on November 27, 2022 at 6:16 am

    Shop tour?

  44. Peter Kovacs on November 27, 2022 at 6:17 am

    this saw is a peace of crap I just returned one after probably 12 hours of light use and the motor jammed . I really got this saw after watching this guy review , but after my saw went south
    I start looking for more reviews and sorry but this saw should be removed from the shelves. this saw has a jamming phenomenon going on .
    please stay away until this problem is fixed

  45. Charlie Cook on November 27, 2022 at 6:17 am

    Watching you pull this saw around you shop make me really mad. My saw has a Mickey Mouse three caster set up with the foot pedal on the side. My saw tipped over when I did what you just did. I caught it just before it went all the way over. It’s a bad dangerous design. Their engineers much have been out to lunch when this put this together. I tried to buy a four caster replacement. Their customer service people are not help. I am considering, probably at great expense, to find someone who can fabricate a four whell caster set for me. Then I will rip that old three caster system out and present it to my trash collector where it belongs.

  46. karlt10 on November 27, 2022 at 6:17 am

    I’ve had mine for about 8 years and I love it. It has never let me down.

  47. Thakur Suresh Kumar Rajput on November 27, 2022 at 6:19 am

    Fabulous great very very nice machine but how much indian rupees plz

  48. i j on November 27, 2022 at 6:19 am

    I didn’t realize Cadillac made table saws

  49. jorge morales on November 27, 2022 at 6:21 am

    delta Is better

  50. rockstylex33 on November 27, 2022 at 6:23 am

    I bought it and returned it. Main problem was the top was not flat! A straight edge would wobble back and forth when put on the top. The casters are also different so that 2 are stationary and one swivels, this is a problem because you still end up sliding it around by lifting up on it. I looked at the possibility of replacing the stationary with swivel casters but the design does not easily allow for that. The throat plate also has a very shallow depth so setting up your own zero clearance insert is problematic.