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#295774 - 03/10/10 09:52 AM Re: Got Wood? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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I wonder if they have a retro-fit for my Ridgid t-saw? you have a Ridgid too, don't you Mark?
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#295775 - 03/10/10 09:59 AM Re: Got Wood? [Re: Adrian]
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UL is not law. You can buy a table saw that is not UL approved. But it does imply you should seriously consider having it as it has proven to cause less injuries, thus the UL rating.
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#295776 - 03/10/10 10:02 AM Re: Got Wood? [Re: Adrian]
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 Originally Posted By: Adrian
I wonder if they have a retro-fit for my Ridgid t-saw? you have a Ridgid too, don't you Mark?


Yes. Mine is Ridgid too. ::Runs away giggling::

Ok, back and more serious now: Yes, I have a Ridgid 3660.
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#295781 - 03/10/10 10:27 AM Re: Got Wood? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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 Originally Posted By: Adrian
I wonder if they have a retro-fit for my Ridgid t-saw? you have a Ridgid too, don't you Mark?


You can’t really retro a riving knife. The arbor carrier is what holds the knife and it ride up / down with the blade always keeping the same distance to the blade. There is a close retro that a guy has been selling called the B.O.R.K. (Bolt On Riving Knife). I don’t know what happened, but I can not find his web sight today.

Walnut acre woodworking.com

I use a Biesemeyer snap in splitter on my unisaw. It works well. Not sure what's available for the Rigid.
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#295787 - 03/10/10 10:59 AM Re: Got Wood? [Re: michael_d]
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I've seriously considered buying a SawStop professional saw, because I'm tired of retrofitting stuff on the Ridgid.

I really think the only thing that stops me is that I just don't have as much room as I'd like, and a relatively non-level floor prevents me from easily moving the saw into another position to, say, give me room front and back for a loooong rip cut.

I've wanted an updated miter saw for awhile, and am wondering about picking one up today. It seems like the Makita's are pretty much top-rated, and Makita is just introducing a newer line that doesn't seem to be as well-reviewed as the older saws. I'm thinking about getting an older one while it's still available.

Any thoughts?
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#295788 - 03/10/10 11:06 AM Re: Got Wood? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Its got a laser-ray, buy it!
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#295789 - 03/10/10 11:09 AM Re: Got Wood? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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I've been looking at a new table saw for a while now but not seriously as there are other things I need more. It works great for it's price level except that the rip fence doesn't self square anymore. I know you should always check it anyways but some are better than others and this is definitely one of the others.

I too share the challenge of an uneven floor. I work in my garage and the floor is mostly sloped into the middle into a drain for all the melting snow you drag in with you in the winter. Tools get drug around to the empty spots when needed.
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#295790 - 03/10/10 11:12 AM Re: Got Wood? [Re: Zimm]
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 Originally Posted By: Zimm
Its got a laser-ray, buy it!

I'll probably shoot my eye out!
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#295820 - 03/10/10 12:51 PM Re: Got Wood? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Murph, one of the reasons I bought the Ridgid Tablesaw was for it's excellent fence, it seemed better than many of the others I looked at...stays square and clamps extremely well. That, plus the $350!! I got it for at HD.

Mark, I don't think you could go wrong with the Makita, Bosch or any of the other name brands out there, but I would avoid the Craftsman. Unless they've made some changes to the design flaws on the one that I have owned for a few years(dual bev 12"), I wouldn't recommend it. Those flaws include binding of the sliding mechanism while in mid-cut(dangerous) as well as very poor dust extraction. The motor has also become quite noisy as well.
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#295823 - 03/10/10 12:56 PM Re: Got Wood? [Re: Adrian]
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Unfortunately, I think the dust extraction sucks (or doesn't suck) on any except the Festool.... and I'd never get Joyce to agree to $1300.....
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