KnottScott takes a break from woodworking to bring us 6 hot threads from the woodworking forums! The hottest news is definitely the launch of Ridgid’s replacement for the R4511 named, appropriately, the R4512. Thanks for the heads up Scott – this is great stuff!

Ridgid’s New Stationary Table Saw! the R4512
After discontinuing the popular TS3650/3660 contractor saw nearly 3 years ago, Ridgid introduced a well regarded but short lived hybrid saw in the R4511, and abruptly pulled it from the shelves last year. For months there s been much speculation about a replacement for the R4511. It’s rumor no more….Ridgid introduces the new R4512 hybrid style contractor saw:

Discussion on Steel City’s New Offerings:
Interesting: “Back from being allegedly dead, Steel City Tool Works took a full page ad on the rear cover of of this month’s Wood Magazine announcing a new cabinet saw with a one piece full size top (no wings) and guaranteeing it to be the flattest in the industry. It is available in cast iron or granite. They invited people to see them at the Atlanta Woodworking Show in August”

Poll: Best BS Blades:
What’s the best blade for resawing on a 14″ band saw? This kind soul asks the gentlemen of WoodNet who give him almost as much grief as they do good advice.

TS Fence: Toe Out or Perfectly Parallel?:
Good question: “Being new and learning as I go, I have had better luck with a parallel fence. It seems to be a cleaner cut. I’m using an old 2hp craftsman with a Delta T2 on it and it seems to line up well. Thoughts, ladies and gents?”

The Difference Between Hard and Soft Maple:
Good question: “What is the difference between using hard and soft maple when making furniture, especially rockers?”

Laguna Bandsaw – Made in Bulgaria
Interesting: “After searching Laguna threads I see that some Laguna bandsaws may have been made in Bulgaria. How can I tell were the saw ( I’m thinking of buying a used LT16) is made?”

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10 KnotScott Finds: First Power Saw? + Ingenious Uses for Rare Earth Magnets + Oldest Plane Contest
6 KnotScott Finds: More Ridgid R4511 Rumors, Washing Dust Collection Bags, Cleaning Rusty Tools, More!
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10 KnotScott Forum Finds: Favorite Tool Brands + Table Saw vs. CMS vs. Bandsaw for Beginners
6 KnotScott Forum Finds: Router Fences, Cleaning Router Bits + Clamps, Clamps, and More Clamps!
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7 KnotScott Forum Finds: Dado Debates, Push Sticks vs. GRR-ripper, Air Hockey Outfeed Table!!??
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