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  • R4511 Blade wobble

    Hello I'm looking for some help.

    I just purchased this saw a few weeks ago and after my first cut i noticed that the cut seemed to not be smooth and straight. ever so often there would be like a extra wide cut. anyone else notice this. also when i slowly spin the blade it does not seem to stay straight. its like it has a slight bend to it.

  • #2
    Re: R4511 Blade wobble

    This is something you need to fix before using the saw. It can cause a kick-back hazard.

    Sounds like a chip or debris between the blade and the arbor shoulder, or a bent blade.

    Remove blade and lay it on a flat surface to check it for being bent or warped. If it is, toss it and get a new one. (If it is the original and always was like that, try contacting Ridgid for a replacement before tossing it).

    Make sure the shaft, shoulder washer, nut face and arbor shoulder are free of any chips, debris, etc. Remove/smooth chips with a fine file.

    Hope this helps

    Go
    Practicing at practical wood working

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    • #3
      Re: R4511 Blade wobble

      While the blade is removed check the arbor shaft for runout.

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      • #4
        Re: R4511 Blade wobble

        borrowed a nicer blade from my dad. now cuts nice and smooth. Im guessing it was a bent blade. and after comparing the factory blade to borrowed blade there is a huge quality difference. the Ridged blade feels like i can snap it in half.

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        • #5
          Re: R4511 Blade wobble

          Mine was bent factory, too.. Not too bad, but causes vibration in the saw.. The blade that comes with it is garbage IMO.. But I hang onto it for cutting junk and inconsequential pieces.

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          • #6
            Re: R4511 Blade wobble

            The OEM blade is so noisy that I get a bit intimidated when I tried it for the first time.

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            • #7
              Re: R4511 Blade wobble

              Originally posted by ckuhlmann View Post
              borrowed a nicer blade from my dad. now cuts nice and smooth. Im guessing it was a bent blade. and after comparing the factory blade to borrowed blade there is a huge quality difference. the Ridged blade feels like i can snap it in half.
              Your new saw is only going to perform as well as the setup and blade. Put a good quality blade on it....the stock blade is junk.

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              • #8
                Re: R4511 Blade wobble

                Originally posted by hewood View Post
                Your new saw is only going to perform as well as the setup and blade. Put a good quality blade on it....the stock blade is junk.
                What? The stock blade included with a $499 saw is not as good as a $125 Forrest blade? What is the world coming to?? LOL

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                • #9
                  Re: R4511 Blade wobble

                  I know it... Why all saws don't come with a WWII, I'll never know!

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                  • #10
                    Re: R4511 Blade wobble

                    Damn, I don't know either. Then I always have to go buy a WWII!

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                    • #11
                      Re: R4511 Blade wobble

                      If they're going to include a cheap blade, couldn't they at least make it this one for $17?

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                      • #12
                        Re: R4511 Blade wobble

                        Rubbing that Delta logo off would probably drastically increase Ridgid's cost for that blade.

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