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  • Ridgid 10" wet tile saw

    Just picked up the Ridgid 10" wet tile saw (coming from a 10 yr. old 'ridgid saw) and once I got everything put together, there is a noticeable notch or bump every 4" or so when cutting tile. Has anybody else experienced this issue? My old saw did the same thing but not as bad and I just learned to deal with it but this actually hinders tile cutting.

    Thanks!!

  • #2
    Every 4 inches. Think of what might be rolling that has a circumference of 4 inches, something about 1.25 in diameter, which sounds about right for the wheels on the carriage. They may have a casting flaw or something else that creates the 'bump' every 4 inches of travel. Find it and smooth it out and you should be good.
    "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

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    • Twrecks700
      Twrecks700 commented
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      That's what my initial thought was but the unit is brand new. I would expect it to be machined correctly!! I will check first thing tomorrow and if it's defective, I will definitely be returning it!!

  • #3
    Could be a bit of packing material stuck in there. It's like a shopping cart with a flat spot on a wheel or a lump of bubble gum stuck to a wheel, very aggravating.
    "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

    https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1p...qcZKHyrqKhikFA

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    • Twrecks700
      Twrecks700 commented
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      Exactly like a flat spot on a cart!! I've checked for any and all flat spots or abnormalities and I can't find anything obvious so I will be exchanging the saw today. Bummer.

  • #4
    If not visible on the external part of the wheel then it must be a bad wheel bearing then or axle, which is probably nothing more than a bolt or pin.

    If you could figure out which one it is maybe you just need a replacement wheel and/or bearing. Sound easier than dragging the whole saw back to the store.
    "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

    https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1p...qcZKHyrqKhikFA

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    • #5
      Swapped out the saw for a new one and the new one works great!! Never could figure out why it was notchy but the flooring guy at Depot even said that ain't right!!

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      • #6
        Good, glad they took care of you without much hassle.
        It's bad enough you have to drag that beast back to the store.

        Good luck with this one, I hope it serves you well for a long time.
        "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

        https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute

        https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1p...qcZKHyrqKhikFA

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