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  • New R4511 Install

    Many thanks to the posters of this forum that have submitted their thoughts & advice towards the assembly of the R4511. If I only had the provided instructions, I think this would still be a bucket of bolts laying on my basement floor.

    Here's a pic of my new pride & joy that cuts dead-nuts on and straight as a whistle. Quite different from my 1955 Shopsmith that's in need of a major tune-up. Was about ready to spend $300 to fix it up but was able to get this saw for $240 using a HF coupon.

    The only downside is the lift system doesn't lift high enough to compensate for the slope of my basement floor in the spot where I need to put it. I'll fix that situation next but for the time being I'll just make dust the way it is.
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    Re: New R4511 Install

    congratulations on your new saw. it's a very good piece of machinery. regarding the lift issue you noted, are the bolts that attach the H-lift to the mounting points on the stand loose? if those bolts are too tight, the lift's vertical movement is restricted when the peddle lock is engaged. just a thought.
    there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.

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      Re: New R4511 Install

      Mr. D, You will thoroughly enjoy this saw. It's a pleasure to use this saw. Once it's all dialed in, you just do what ever you need to do and it will perform more than adequately.

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        Re: New R4511 Install

        Originally posted by FINER9998 View Post
        congratulations on your new saw. it's a very good piece of machinery. regarding the lift issue you noted, are the bolts that attach the H-lift to the mounting points on the stand loose? if those bolts are too tight, the lift's vertical movement is restricted when the peddle lock is engaged. just a thought.
        I experimented with those damn bolts & nylon nuts about a million times. Sticking thru, just barely sticking thru, even, not quite sticking thru and only about 1/2 engaged. Did that so many times I was worried about screwing up the threads in the nylon nut. Finally got what I needed to be able to drop the saw and move it around. My problem is the spot I want to put the saw so I can rip or crosscut a 4' x 8' sheet, has the steepest slope in both the X & Y axes. I think I'll just rip that spot up and pour a new level pad. Thanks for asking.

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