Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 574
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jrh03hug Good Purchase for Home DIY
I have always wanted a table saw that would help me with some of my DIY chores. I found this saw to be reasonably priced and sturdy. Putting the stand together was not too bad and the instructions were pretty good. The storage aspect of the say is excellent and the weight is manageable for its mobility.
The only issue I had was figuring out the kick back guard. Took a few tries until I got it all locked down.
March 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BurCalGuy Well Designed Work Shop Table Saw
I needed a portable saw that would store and or move easily around in my garage/shop. A relative purchase one a year earlier and I was impressed with the design qualities that Ridgid has built into this saw. Storage for the fence, material pusher and blade guard are handy and well thought out which makes storage really easy.
I like the dust port that hooks up to my vacuum system and the extendable table top is a really functional feature. When folded up it is very easy to move around the garage and stores neatly up against a wall because it has a relatively narrow profile compared to a non folding stand and saw. The design of the folding stand is simple to use and very well balanced when transitioning from up right to folded or back again.
I sold my very dependable 25 year old Mikita table saw which didn't have any of these features simply because I was getting to old to lug it around to get it into position to use.
Modern design of this Ridgid saw makes it a special and welcome addition to my garage/work shop.
I thank my wife for this great Christmas gift (she was really listening to me about what I wanted).
I would highly recommend it to my wood working friends.
February 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rolo This product has great features
This is a great table saw. I needed a table saw that was movable, it is very easy to fold and roll from shed to job site and is very solid not wobbly like my old table saw. What really sold me on this saw was the warranty.
March 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Michelle Excellent addition to my husbands workshop. He loves it!
Very nice table saw, especially since it is portable. Perfect addition to my husband's workshop!
March 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shawnta Great machine
So far so good! The saw blade it came with isn't the best for ripping, but a nice durable machine! The stand was the selling point for me! RIDGID makes a great stand! I also own the RIDGID sliding miter saw, also a great tool to own!
March 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoshuaW Great affordable saw
First of all, if you can't figure out how to put it together, you should stay away from anything that cuts. You should keep in mind that this is a light weight saw when cutting. If you need to cut some heavy stuff like 5/8 or 3/4 plywood, I would get some help just to be safe. The fence right out of the box is parallel with the blade which is nice. The miter slot is a little sloppy. Totally happy with this saw.
February 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Roocud Quality reduction with no model number change
Up to this time I have been very happy with the products, quality, and service that I have received from Ridgid. This was of course this was until I purchased the Ridgid R4513. Prior to purchasing this table saw I completed extensive research via product specs, in person inspections (yes plural), user reviews, as well as youtube videos.
I made the decision to purchase the saw and immediately began to notice inconsistencies. And as I continued the differences multiplied.
-The stand is no longer made up of one solid bar. Instead the handles are separate pieces and is very loose to the touch.
-They did away with the grounding wire, effectively reducing overall product safety.
-Removed the protective plastic on the part of the stand that aids in supporting large work pieces.
-Completely removed the micro adjust feature on the fence.
-Changed the gear that bevels the blade from metal to a plastic blend.
The most concerning aspect of all of these changes was that these were all done to the saw without any update to the products model number. The saw that was on display at Home Depot was the exact same product number (4513) but was made with supremely higher quality, the saw I inevitably recited was completely different. Ridgid cut all of these corners with no outward indication to the consumer. What is worse is that I attempted to contact Ridgid via email to get some additional information on the matter and never received a response. In fact I received no response with any of my numerous attempts. Even when calling the customer service number I was promised a call back on several occasions and was sorely disappointed (attempted 3 times).
All in all I am very disappointed with my overall experience with this saw and the company who manufactured it. I have come to realize the quality that I have come to expect from Ridgid is just a sham. I will be returning the saw, do not recommend this product to anyone in the market for a table saw, and will not be purchasing any Ridgid products in the future.
March 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CallMeKT Great saw and love the stand
If you are looking at this particular saw then I don't think you need to look any further. I absolutely love this particular saw and believe it to be worth every penny. It is easy to fold up and transport, the upright storage position is very space saving.
I haven't noticed the "ramp up" issues that others have mentioned. It seems to run and cut very well for me. I had absolutely no trouble with assembly of the foldable stand either. It's easy to follow on the diagram.
I'm a huge fan of Ridgid and am extremely pleased thus far with this saw! Highly recommended.
January 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jon Didn't work
Right out of the box i found that the power switch didn't work. Contacted Rigid and was told that they would send me a new switch,but, it would void my warranty if I installed it myself. Well, I'm not driving 150 miles to get it repaired so I decided to install myself.The new switch internals arrived but it didn't come with the switch housing,which is useless.I went to ACE and had to buy a 15A switch to make it work.Looks tacky but works. Pretty disappointed.
February 16, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Renovations Average at best
pros: portability is great, good power
Cons: the rip fence is warped in the center about 1/16" , so fine cuts are out unless I attach a guide to it.
The slide out table does not line up front to back so every time I do wide cut I have to manually line up the slide out before I manually line up the rip fence.
It's great for ripping stuff that does not need to be totally straight or accurate (framing, fence panels ect.) but I bought this for onsite cabinet jobs after my old one needed replacing, and I end up just using my track saw, because it takes to much effort to get good cuts!
January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by thunderking great saw
Saw works great. Easy to push around and has good power to cut any wood.
March 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gardener RIDGID Table Saw.
Wow... I have impressed myself. I actually made some cabinets. All with the help of my new trusty and accurate table saw. I would recommend this product to anyone that wants to get into some carpentry work. Especially if your a novice like myself.
November 2, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Michael Love this Table Saw
I purchased this table saw a couple of years ago and it has been a great tool. It has the power for thick hardwood material like the 5/8 inch hickory flooring I help my son put in his 1920 home. The expandable table also makes ripping 4'x8' sheets of ply-board manageable for one person. My 2nd purchase of this table saw was a Christmas gift for my son. The black Friday sales price was not to be missed on this saw. Now that my son has this table saw, I can help him on his home improvement projects without loading up my table saw and hauling it to his home.
January 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gerg Plenty of power in an easily storable package
Minimal set up and adjustment and I was ripping full sheets of 3/4 ply into perfect strips. I had a short time to make a portable bar for a wedding and couldn't have done it with out this saw.
March 19, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by tj worst saw ever
I had purchased the RS4510 a while back. It was such a good saw I thought I would get another one to use on other jobs. They changed the saw model to the RS4510. I was so disappointed in the quality of this saw. I don't know what their point is in making the saw so cheap. For example, it has no soft start, the guide is cheap. a lot of the parts that were metal on the first one are now plastic, and although I have tightened it the table will not stay where you put it. I have many rigid tools and this is the only one I wish I had left in the store. It is junk.
December 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by spartantim Very pleased
I grew up the son of a carpenter, and have substantial experience in framing and finish carpentry as well as modest furniture building. I bought this saw not realizing that the model had changed and was less heavy duty than the model it replaced. I am remodeling a cottage and I bought this to do a number of different jobs. In spite of its less than heavy duty construction, I am pleased with its performance and versatility. It came perfectly set up out of the box, and the included blade is perfectly adequate for any non-finish carpentry project I've tried so far. I'm particularly pleased with the quality of the fence and the measuring system. It works very well. I paid the full $399, and that, in addition to the lack of a readily available dado throat plate, are my only disappointments. Too many paid substantially less for me to be satisfied with the value for $399. Nonetheless, I would recommend the saw. Are the miter gauge and push stick ideal? No, but the folding stand is great, and the power is more than adequate.
February 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ascpgh Better than the independent reviews supporting my purchase
My previous version broke and after initially being upset I realized I'd been using it almost daily for 15 years. A replacement was a fair expense and upon reading several comparison and evaluation articles from some trusted online sources I bought the current version of same one.
Reviews noted the accuracy of the rip fence, its guide rails and the motor carriage mount; making a straight cut is pretty much job one for such a saw and this earned marks for that among the others it is frequently compared.
The quality of the fittings was also a bit more solid as well. My old one was made with heavier materials and the stand was stronger, but the small part (blade elevating bevel gear) that died and was obsolete with no stocks remaining at any vendor was probably the piece I would want beefier. In the end it was a heavy item to haul to the curb. The old part that failed was plastic and the new one is metal, so concern about "cheapening" of the new machine is been settled.
Easier to fold the stand, move up stairs, make straight parallel cuts out of the box and most impressive to me after giving up my old one that otherwise worked is the improvement of the 15 amp electric motor. The old one worked but it is clear the new one is 15 years more modern. Its starting and operation through thick or dense woods was an improvement in the first ten minutes.
I very happy with this new version. I thought the last one as a lifetime purchase, but I continued to find residential rehabilitation projects that put my it into near daily use and if it lasted 15 years before a small part failure made replacement necessary, I got my money out of it.
Downsides of this product are the things that should direct you to purchase the cabinet version with the larger, heavier, not portable saw. Be realistic about what you need, portable or fixed.
March 15, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tsaldie Beware the assembly instructions
The saw works well although I've only used it very little on a few small things.
Assembling the stand was a nightmare. The instructions, both written and pictures don't match.
Took about 2 hours just to get the stand together. Finally tossed the assembly manual and studied the picture on the box.
February 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pete Good tool at a good price
The Ridgid table saw stand took some time to assemble, because the instructions were not clear. It would have been nice if torque settings were provided for the pivot point bolts on the stand, instead of having to guess at tightness so that it folds easily while still being a solid platform. The blade alignment and other saw adjustments were straight-forward. I have two other Ridgid tools, both of which have served me well. Overall, the Ridgid portable table saw seems to be a good tool for the money.
January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Naildriver44 Very Happy with this product
The leg assembly instructions could have been presented in a clearer manner but the performance of this saw for the price is unreal. the saw is light and yet when pushing 3/4" plywood across the saw bed the saw never wanted to tip over. The wheels are large enough to allow going up or down stairs an easy task. The expandable rail to the right for larger cuts using the fence is easy and fast.
February 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gregor Ridgid Portable Table Saw
Getting the legs assembled was a bit strange. The written instructions were a bit confusing while looking at the pictures, but I got it done. Also, the blade guard and kickback component were a bit difficult to get into place, but I eventually figured that out too. I do a lot of handyman work and this saw fits the bill for me. It's light, portable, easy to set up and break down. For the money, it's a nice saw. Thank you Ridgid!
January 24, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JCrist30 Great for DIYer---Some Improvements Needed
In terms of my woodworking experience and ability, I consider myself to be a DIYer and "hobbyist". I actually do build furniture for various clients, and the time came where I needed to purchase my first table saw. My issue is that I have absolutely no storage space other than on my covered patio, so getting something along the lines of a portable contractor-type saw was a must.
I've owned this saw for about 5 months now, and I have several pros and cons I've observed.
Some mentioned the saw assembly was totally incomprehensible. Now, maybe me reading those reviews put me in a state of mind of knowing I would need to take my time and think through the instructions, but I had absolutely no issue assembling the saw. I would say it took me 45 minutes at the absolute most.
The portable stand is super easy to setup and break down when needing to move the saw around. I think it could be a bit more stable, but overall, the benefit of the portability outweighs that minor issue.
Overall, the power and quality of the cuts with the saw are as to be expected. I've exchanged the blades several times depending on the type of project (Diablo 60-tooth for some of my finer projects, and the stock contractor blade for some of my more rustic pieces), and this process is really simple with the on-board blade-changing tools.
While the fence functions really well, I have found it to be not perfectly straight, with a slight bow away from the blade in the very middle. I often just clamp a nice, straight piece of oak or other hardwood to the face of the fence to use instead of the fence itself; it just depends on the project. This may be a fluke for this fence, but then again, it may not be.
Upon trying to build a cross-cut jig, I found that the ends of the T-Slots are slightly more narrow than the middle of the T-Slots, which caused my jig to bind up significantly when starting and finishing my cuts. I've also found that the T-Slots are not exactly (or the expected 99.9%) square to the blade, and thus the fence, so I have to take special precautions when setting the (non-straight) fence up for my cut so that my cuts are as parallel to the blade as possible.
Again, I wasn't expecting a perfect saw due to the fact I was buying a contractor saw in the first place, but I feel as though the two main issues I have shouldn't have anything to do with that. I think Ridgid could improve upon those two specific features/issues, and I would be 100% happy. I do know one thing is for certain: I would still take having this table saw over not having a table saw again any day.
March 15, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Reid Decent Saw for the Price with some Major Drawbacks
Overall a good saw with a few issues that caused me to give it three stars.
Assembly wasn't too bad overall. The instructions were terrible and not intuitive so it just took a bit to get set up. Once assembled the rolling stand is easy to use, sturdy, and makes it very easy to store.
After initial set up of the stand I went to square the blade up. Unfortunately even at the furthest travel of the saw it would not sit at a perfect 90 degrees. I had to loosen the bracket holding the saw and make some more major adjustments just to get the blade to 90. Once the blade was square I went to look at the gauge on the saw that tells you your bevel angle and it wasn't even reading close to 0 degrees. The little plastic piece that you can adjust to make the gauge read properly is only adjustable in one direction unfortunately, so on my saw to get a square 90 degree cut the gauge indicator sits at about -3 degrees. I am actually still debating taking the saw back for this reason. Also the lock that holds the saw at a stable angle is plastic and hokey. If you plan on making a lot of bevel cuts this saw is not for you.
Rigid touts their lifetime service agreement but if you look at the instructions for signing up for it you can tell they are making it intentionally difficult to sign up for. They said they couldn't verify my receipt so now apparently I have to mail them a copy via certified mail. Not that that is the hardest thing in the world, it's just frustrating.
Just bite the bullet and spend a little more to get the Dewalt or Bosch with their rolling stand.
February 29, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BD Needs Better QA & Some Tweaks...
Wrong size wheel washer in the kit, saw angle adjust feels spongy, left side miter slot had burrs within the channel so the miter gauge would not even slide through it, right side miter slot feels sloppy, table is not flat from side to side, arrived way out of adjustment, etc.,etc., fence seems solid and robust. All in all, very disappointed in the overall quality and all of the problems mentioned affect the accuracy of the tool.
January 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by uhookem Great product at a great value
Directions to put the stand together could have been a little clearer. It was easier to look at the picture on the box than the actual directions. Other than that the saw itself works great.
February 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Also no Soft Start...
I bought this saw from Home Depot several months ago and it was also missing the Soft Start feature. The model they are selling now is the R45101. The Ridgid website still shows the specs for the R4510 which specifically mentions the Soft Start feature.
I had researched table saws for many months before purchasing this one. It seemed surprising that the portable was the same price as Ridgid's cast iron table saw which is so much more robust. But I don't have the space to use and store a regular table saw, and based on the reviews I saw on the R4510 I decided I would give it a try.
Assembly went fairly smoothly, no parts missing, instructions adequte. But I was quite surprised to finally turn it on and watch it jump on start up. Did not seem like any soft start I was familiar enough. Finally found some online videos that showed a much slower start up on the same saw.
Ended up making many phone calls. Had my local Home Depots open up all the other R4510 boxes and none of them had soft starts either. I made a few calls to Ridgid's customer service and they were not aware that the soft start feature had been discontinued. Apparently the R45101 is a newer version without a soft start. They were not sure if there were any other differences. After some cajoling I got them to send a R4510 soft start out to me and i installed it. All the mounting features for the circuit board are present in the electical box. It does make a world of difference and I would have probably returned this saw and bought a different brand had they not made this right.
Other than that I think the saw is well thought out and seems fairly sturdy. Alignment was good right out of the box. I also bought a used dual bevel miter saw and a folding miter saw stand; I can have a decent carpentry shop set up or put away in my pick up within a couple minutes, thanks in part to the R4510 folding stand.
Overall I'm very happy with the features and cutting abilities of the saw and will have to start the accessorizing process.
My only long term concern is if the motor goes out. I've seen a few reviews of this happening and taking months to fix. I'm not sure if they removed the soft start to try fix the motor problem, or as a simple cost saving strategy. Perhaps one could get used to watching one's saw jump a half inch on start up but I much prefer it with the soft start.
March 1, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by KM Pure Chinese Junk
Although I am really good at assembling things and doing all handyman tasks around the house, I have to say that the assembly of this table saw is absolutely the worst thing I ever endured. The instructions are absolutely terrible and the pictures (which I had to use) were too small and difficult to see.
Next, I attempted to ensure that the saw blade was tightened properly. NOT. It was tightened so tight that the inside wrench provided bend. I tried the bend it back straight several times using a vice but it kept bending. And yes, I was attempting to turn the nut in the proper direction.
I finally gave up, returned it to Home Depot and purchased a Sears Craftsman power tool.
Maybe I got a bad saw. Based on my experience, I would NEVER purchase another non-Bosch tool from Home Depot. Thankfully HD allowed me to return it.
January 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BigDaddy Good table saw
Putting the stand together took a little time because the instructions weren't very clear. Once assembled, it ran great. The soft start feature would have made it a 5 star rating. And it would have been nice if Rigid would have gotten my information right with my first e-mail and saved me a stamp asking me to send them a copy of my receipt. How hard is it to follow up a purchase if they have the transaction number and I did use my Home Depot credit card. Really?
January 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mtnbuilder Good product - as advertised
The assembly took a bit of problem-solving.
The table height is low and not adjustable.
The sticker placed on the table top is unable to be removed without scraping the cutting table - not a great idea.
The box arrived looking like it went through a major earthquake - all corners bashed in, torn in two places and the lid was opened and resealed with straps with one tire one the outside.
January 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JP Great Buy
Had been looking for a table saw for quite some time but did not want to pay an arm and a leg for one. Found this one for 100 buck off so i jumped on it. Took a little time to assemble but was not difficult. It has a nice large table top that expands to a large enough size that I can actually work with a full sheet of plywood if I needed to. It is nice and heavy and does not move when in use. The fence is easy to adjust and holds solid. So many I have looked at have a wobble in the fence or fasten on both sides. The blade height and angle adjustment are in one knob and is very easily adjusted. Folds up easily and has a slot to store fence and the angle guide so there is nothing to protrude or be lost when it is stored away. Seems to be powerful enough for what I need it for. All in all I am very happy.
January 5, 2016