I've read the posts about RIDGID's legs, arbor, quality issues, etc. And am still considering this saw. The other candidate is the Delta 36-680. When you purchase a mobile base for the Delta, they are pretty comparable from a price-point and I think a wash in features. I do like the left-tilt on the RIG better and I like the 36" capacity on as compared to the 30" on the Delta.
I have a friend who just bought a Delta and had the following issue with his rip fence:
At the front of the saw it was ~1/4" off the table. At the back it ~1/8" off the table. He talked with the CS guy multiple times (always the same guy who returned phone calls within the hour). To resolve this issue, we thought he might have to have his rais milled shorter to bring the fence down ... something simple becasue it wouldn't really be that big of an issue until he wanted to rip some 1/4" thick sheet stock. The CS guy sent him a whole new fence an rail system. He didn't ask for the old one back and told him to keep it for parts. I was amazed! This is a $300+ replacement part pkg. To sum up, I know I'll get much better CS from the folks at Delta.
So, I want to know:
1 - Are there any folks out there that chose the RIDGID over the specific Delta model I mentioned here when they bought their saw & why.
2 - Any of you who went with Delta & why.
3 - Any reason I should still be considering the RIDGID and all its issues.
4 - I've narrowed down my search to these two, but do you feel that there any makes/models I have overlooked?
Protection in the workshop? ... I\'ve got a condom on right now.