I'm a USA trained Electrical Engineer. The R4520 is rated for 13 amps operation; therefore, it will run on USA residential power. That said, since a USA residential 120V circuit is typically limited to 15 amps, you should not run another item on the same circuit at the same time (e.g. a shop vac or dust collection system). So if you intend to have a dedicated area where you will use the saw, it is commonly recommended that is have a dedicated circuit.
Best fence I've ever used is the Incra LS fence. But pricey, but works on any saw and is ridiculously accurate and repeatable
It’s underpowered. Many times mine doesn’t have enough power to cut all the way. I have to back the board off, let it get more power and start again. I’d like to get rid of mine.
a search of the literature indicates that the difference is the electric motor. Both are rated at 13 amp. The R4520 has a air cooled induction motor where the R4512 has a conventional armature electric motor. The size and all other features appear to be the same.
Hi Bob. There should not be any issues with the alignment of the fence. If you have an issue please call our customer service for help. 866-539-1710. Thanks for asking. Greg
I have seen a few guys that upgraded to some pretty fancy Incra Fence & Rails. They are pretty pricey and the set-up on this saw is very good As-Is. I can't see spending more than you paid for the saw, to upgrade a very good fence.
Several years ago I made a wooden table saw table extension (plans were in the owners manual) that works fine). Also at that time I saw a metal table extension that would fit, I believe it was on the ereplacement parts website. Good luck.
I have never have seen it on display in any of the stores I have visited.
Its a bait and switch. That home depot will not price match home depot online is rediculous. SO do this. Buy the one online and wait two weeks for it to arrive. Once it does check it out and if their are issues, return it for an exchange in the store. Rinse and repeat until you get a good one or give up. If you do not have the means to transport something this big and heavy back and forth to the store, then do NOT but this saw