Our “man on the streets” and woodworking forum regular KnotScott just sent me an exciting rumor he discovered in the Ridgid forum… Home Depot may be bringing back the Ridgid R4511 granite-topped table saw!
RidgidForum.com member “Jeep Man” reported on a conversation he had with his “local ridgid rep” in Kansas. Jeep Man said: “[My Ridgid rep at Home Depot] stated that HD asked Ridgid to bring back a stationary TS around the $500 pricepoint. Ridgid responded by bringing back the r4511. He showed me his manifest which shows 4 new 4511’s coming to my local store.”
Also, the returning R4511 “will most definitely keep the granite top.”
This *could* just be in Kansas – we have no way of knowing that, and no PR contacts at either Home Depot or Ridgid.
My only regret is that I didn’t get one when they were under $300 on clearance!
We’ve covered the R4511 previously here:
How it Leaked, Why it’s HOT: The New Ridgid R4511 Granite Top Hybrid Table Saw
Ridgid R4511 Recalled: Arbor Shaft Fails, Sends Dado Sets Flying
7 KnotScott Forum Finds: R4511 Discontinued? SawStop Saves, Festool TS55, MORE!
For $500, it really is a tremendous value. I was able to acquire this saw for next to nothing when HD was clearing overhead and I would have not regretted spending another couple hundred dollars to buy it at full MSRP because it’s just that nice. There are always room for improvements but it makes a great addition to my shop.
Pleaseplease please let it be true and let it be at the $500 mark!
any expected date?
I saw 2 of these in my Bangor Maine store Friday, April 9th.
I just bought a R4511 from a store in Troy, MI for $400 on 4/11. I don’t think this was leftover from the end of year discounts, but that’s just guessing on my part.
I confirm the rumor. My (Northern Indiana) HD has 3 in stock. They are promo units. The saw is available for order only. The three they have in store are at $400 down from $600. (because they don’t want to set it up on the floor, CRAZY I know… But its like a full day to set it up)
I’m picking one up this week. Hopefully.
Does anyone have a SKU # for this saw? I keep calling my local HD’s (Hawaii) and the only people who know what the saw is say it hasn’t been around since Dec`09/Jan`10. Would love to pick one up even for $500. Any help would be greatly appreciated.