1. david persico on October 29, 2022 at 3:53 am

    hey brother i have to thank you and tell you how much i appreciate your time and effort….perfectly understandable and followable! you have helped me immensely!

  2. Jason Hamlin on October 29, 2022 at 3:54 am

    Kevin: Thank You So Very Much for taking the time to do this video. I too am thinking about making the leap from my Craftsman Table Saw to a Rigid, and you have helped me make up my mind to do it! Again, Thank You! Jason…

  3. Edgar Harris on October 29, 2022 at 3:56 am

    Great video, thank you… Where did you get your throat plates?

  4. The Whiskey Sgt. on October 29, 2022 at 3:57 am

    Overall would you recommend this saw?

  5. Bill Garland on October 29, 2022 at 3:57 am

    Hi kevin, do the slots in the table line up with the sears saw that you owned before?

  6. Leland Rice on October 29, 2022 at 3:59 am

    Just for clarity, what you’re calling a splitter is actually a riving knife. And what you’re calling riving knife is called a pawl (or anti-kickback pawl). I have the same saw and the riving knife that came with it is thicker than my thin-kerf Diablo blade. I had to remove the riving knife because it was snagging the work piece and creating a dangerous binding situation. Rockler sells a great thin-kerf riving knife which has been a good solution for me. One thing to note is that the fence on this model saw has a huge amount of play in it, which makes super-accurate cuts almost impossible and again creates binding when the back of the fence cantors towards the blade. I would caution anyone who needs to make furniture-grade cuts to avoid this saw unless they want to buy an expensive after-market fence to replace the factory fence.

  7. A Rezaj on October 29, 2022 at 4:02 am

    Great vid thanks

  8. Keefe Borden on October 29, 2022 at 4:05 am

    Thanks for the thoughtful review….I have a couple of questions for anyone who has this saw…. at about 3:00, Kevin talks about the possibility of dropping a router table into the gap where the fence is. I like the idea of using that space for another piece of equipment, but I"m concerned the fence railings aren’t strong enough to support the additional weight. I’m also concerned the casters couldn’t lift the table saw if you put the weight of a router on them. For those who own this saw, are either concerns valid?

  9. Jim Feaster on October 29, 2022 at 4:09 am


  10. smashgordon on October 29, 2022 at 4:10 am

    I just saw a post that a guy picked up this saw for 350$! So jealous

  11. Eric F on October 29, 2022 at 4:10 am

    Great review! You touched on all the points that concerned me about this saw! Thank you for for the effort!

  12. seephor on October 29, 2022 at 4:11 am

    I have this saw. I would say the biggest issues with it come down to the poor fence system and the underpowered 1hp motor. Motor isn’t a big deal since it’s adequate for 95% of cut jobs but the fence is garbage in my opinion.

  13. Jennifer W on October 29, 2022 at 4:12 am

    How are you liking your saw now after 6 years?

  14. Keith Estes on October 29, 2022 at 4:12 am

    Nice video and helpful, as I am about to buy this saw (hoping for a Black Friday sale price). Am I correct in assuming that I can buy a high-quality, aftermarket Miter Guage for this saw ??

  15. TheUnstill on October 29, 2022 at 4:13 am

    I fucking like this guy.

  16. Danny Green on October 29, 2022 at 4:14 am

    Im kicking myself for buying a Ryobi but it was what I could afford and maybe one day I’ll move up

  17. anthony galligani on October 29, 2022 at 4:14 am

    I just picked up a R4511 for free. How does the R4512 differ? Any idea?

  18. MuttonChops24 on October 29, 2022 at 4:15 am

    i know this video is super old but you could clamp a strait edge to the blade and clamp the riving knife to the strait edge. then it wont move when you tighten it down.

  19. Sean McAleavy on October 29, 2022 at 4:17 am

    The riving knife is what you are calling a splitter.

  20. Antoine on October 29, 2022 at 4:19 am

    6 dollarshirts

  21. Keefe Borden on October 29, 2022 at 4:20 am

    Thanks for the video. All very helpful information.

  22. NFNDAIBO on October 29, 2022 at 4:21 am

    Kevin, never apologize for “rigging” or using true ingenuity for solving a problem or filling a need. I would bet that the vast majority of your viewers and subscribers do the same and find help in your examples. Keep up the good work and maybe post more solutions to problems you face and solve in your own shop for those of us who learn from fellow woodworkers such as you. We appreciate your honesty and willingness to share. Again, keep up the good work!!

  23. Sarcastic Guitar on October 29, 2022 at 4:22 am

    Can you use a standard 3/4 in miter gauge in the miter slot or does it it have to be a t-slotted bar?

  24. Peter Briggs on October 29, 2022 at 4:23 am

    Great review! I love this saw. The Leecraft throat plates work great. I rewired for 220v which seems to work well.

  25. herbsu43 on October 29, 2022 at 4:23 am

    I am thinking of upgrading from a Craftsman contractor saw to the Ridgid. I am happy with the Craftsman except for the occasional adjustment of the trunnion to square the blade to the miter gauge track. It ends up being an all day project with a toll on my back which doesn’t get easier as I get older. What is the procedure for this on this saw?

  26. BoltUp 55 on October 29, 2022 at 4:24 am

    The fence is hard to get straight. YT has a bunch of videos on this.

  27. Fix News on October 29, 2022 at 4:26 am

    Add the question mark to your wall art.

  28. He Knows on October 29, 2022 at 4:28 am

    I have this saw older version the table is granite weighs 460 lbs , hybrid yeah right , love the saw but fence is the biggest piece of junk ever made,just count on new fence if you buy one these used.

  29. Edwin McNew on October 29, 2022 at 4:29 am

    Yea that is a very nice saw!

  30. Dave Scott on October 29, 2022 at 4:30 am

    Great review, made me chuckle a few times too 😉
    I’m really on the fence between this one and the Delta’s ansewr to this saw, think I’m going to go with this one.

  31. Ted C on October 29, 2022 at 4:30 am

    Great straight forward explanation with no drama or music!

  32. John Slaughter on October 29, 2022 at 4:34 am

    I check my blade for true against the miter slots; then, I set my fence true to the miter slots.

  33. Mean Green on October 29, 2022 at 4:34 am

    Liked your honest and down to earth review. Great info. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Sheldon Garnett on October 29, 2022 at 4:34 am

    Great review. Thank you.

  35. J Stlriverman on October 29, 2022 at 4:35 am

    Can you tell me what is the following dimension? floor to top of the table saw. thanks.

  36. Doug Telfer on October 29, 2022 at 4:36 am

    I learned some very helpful tips from you. I purchased this saw (my first table saw) about 6 years ago but didn’t start using it much until about 3 years ago, partially because it scared the heck out of me, and partially because I didn’t have as much of a need or time to learn. I’ve jury-rigged the dust collector similar to what you did. I’m now comfortable using it, as there are some cuts that can’t be done anywhere near as safely, accurately or quickly with any other tool.

  37. Chris Boonar on October 29, 2022 at 4:37 am

    I love the saw but I am bummed the newer ones now come with stamped extension sides vs the original cast iron ones.
    Sure lighter but they can warp etc which is not what you want on a precision table saw.
    Have you have any issues with those stamped extensions?

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  39. GL Rustic Design on October 29, 2022 at 4:40 am

    “What wood Kevin do” you win sir lol

  40. Crosby Lanham on October 29, 2022 at 4:45 am

    Thanks for taking the time

  41. Dimi K on October 29, 2022 at 4:46 am

    I have a label on my glue container that sez would glue.

  42. Savetri Allen on October 29, 2022 at 4:47 am

    was waiting to see the motor/ belt/ pulley system..

  43. Michael Lofrano on October 29, 2022 at 4:48 am

    Thanks, Kevin. Very helpful for someone like me who is considering buying the saw. .

  44. David Latif on October 29, 2022 at 4:49 am

    An open question for anyone that owns this saw. How flat and level is the top. I’m guessing it’s made out of Cast Iron. Was the table hard to adjust.

  45. Millennium Man on October 29, 2022 at 4:50 am

    How is it for making cabinets?

  46. Bruce Novotny on October 29, 2022 at 4:50 am

    Great video, love your approach to things. Liked and subscribed…🙂👍🇨🇦

  47. none of my business on October 29, 2022 at 4:51 am

    What are the fence rails made of? They appear to be aluminum. And do they flex out there on the right/extended side? Thanks

  48. Glitch FAN on October 29, 2022 at 4:52 am

    Is this Saw any good does it have the power to cut hardwood just asking because I just got one and only cut soft Wood so far

  49. 824rmrock on October 29, 2022 at 4:52 am

    Great video Kevin, I’m deciding what he table saw I’m going to buy. Do you know the width and depth of the miter slot? I have several jigs that use a miter slide bar.

  50. Pat Reddy on October 29, 2022 at 4:53 am

    Hi Kevin. I am searching for a table saw for less than $1,000. Knowing what you know now, would you buy the same saw or would you seriously consider something else? Thanks man