After two years of researching and saving the funds the time had come to get my Ridgid table saw that I had decided upon. Except that my Home Depot no longer carried it and said they could no longer order it. Contacted Ridgid and they said HD was the only seller in my area and they could order it. After two weeks of back and forth I finally sat down at my HD and called Ridgid and made the two of them talk and they worked it out. Got my saw a week later and couldn't wait for Saturday to start the assembly. Man was I disappointed when I cracked open the box and started putting it together. I had watched the 4510 with the cast-iron top AND extensions and then the 4511 with the marble and then I was told that the 4512 went back to the cast-iron and I was really excited because you can't find a saw in this price range that doesn't have flimsy metal extensions instead of a solid top all the way across. I was shocked when I opened the box and found two flimsy metal extensions instead of the cast-iron I was expecting. After looking at the picture on the box I noticed that if you look really closely you can tell that the extensions are metal but the way the picture is taken with the gloss of the metal it looks just like the cast-iron center piece. You lean on them in the slightest and they bend, not good for a table saw. Then there were no holes drilled for the fence storage brackets and the thumb micro-adjuster on the fence is no longer there. That was a great feature and one they still pushed on the Ridgid site until two weeks ago when they removed the saw from their site. That kind of made me leary about the saw and I even questioned the HD guy when I picked it up but he assured me there was nothing to worry about, yeah, right.... So why did Ridgid take it down from their site? Maybe they were getting complaints like the one I sent them telling them how disappointed I am in the saw. Just wondering if anyone else had an opinion after getting one.
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R4512 Very Disappointing!