Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 148
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by smathy As a home handyman I love this saw
I love this saw, yes - as other reviewers have noted the lasers are wider than the kerf and sometimes need adjusting from the factory. Maybe I don't have the experience to know any better, but I just did some practice cuts before relying on the laser position and adjusted my expectations based on where the cut was relative to the laser. At least the lasers are WIDER than the kerf, so you can always second-cut if you've left too much on your first cut.
The lasers were visibile outside for me (not in full sunlight, but who wants to leave their saw in full sunlight all day?) and easy to align and use. The saw was (relatively) quiet and cut straight and easily every time.
Not a big deal because it's easy to add later, but having the Diablo blade as standard equipment is awesome. It's an amazing blade and made short work of my fossilized bamboo.
The sawdust bag gets caught when sliding the saw sometimes, but I had hooked up a vac pretty soon after starting my project anyway.
January 5, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rob5379 Don't buy!
I purchased this saw a month ago based on my needs, the performance and abilities described and the lifetime warranty. The saw cuts well. Has the power I need to cut the materials I use. The laser is not accurate. It is adjustable, but only from the left to right. It is out of alignment from 90 degrees from the fence. It is out of alignment about 2 degrees. On a wide piece it does not indicate where the blade will begin to cut. This is a design issue and could be easily resolved with a redesign of the adjustments for the laser.
The dust collector is useless, but then again, aren't they all. Some people have commented that the start up of the blade is slow. The blade does take a second to get to full speed. However, for the price I have no issue here. Overall the saw is well built. I do wish they had included a depth gauge. The saw can be adjusted to set a depth, but with no gauge you must measure from the bottom of the blade and adjust accordingly. Doable, but cumbersome. I also wish they included a bevel lock detent for the common bevel angles.
Due to the Laser issue and the lack of a depth gauge I have given quality a 4.
Due to other issues I have given the value a 1 and would not recommend this product.
January 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cms Like it
Works great. Good saw all around. I wish i would have purchased it sooner
January 4, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by yup ok
Price is in direct relationship to the quality.. !
January 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Delta6 Good Value
Upgraded to this saw from a 10" Delta. I'm very happy with it so far. I do find that the dual laser is pretty much useless because it's set wider than the blade. The dust bag does not do a very good job either. Other than that, it's smooth and easy to use!
January 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Whs01 Great ssw
I use this saw every day in my business can't beat it.
December 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fisherman Great Saw
Great saw, cuts anything perfectly straight. Highly recommend.
December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ken Worth It
This saw is a workhorse and just what I hoped for in an advanced contractor tool . . . it is accurate, has a firmt platform, and the gentle-start is a bonus . . . no wonder this saw came highly recommended . . . the the price, it might be the best saw in its class.
December 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ChrisC Accurate and easy to set up
I bought this to do a pine siding project for my wood shop. Being square is very important, and I could easily dial in the angles and make it perfect. Using knotty pine is tough as there is a lot of movement in the wood, and getting it to lay flat can be a problem. But with the laser it was easy. I used only 90 and 45 degree cuts, but switching back and forth between the two was easy. I did all my cutting outside, and used the included bag for dust collection, I would estimate it picked up about 85% of it. I did not try to set up my shop-vac so I cannot comment on that.
September 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by joerigid best saw
I bought a ryobi before buying this saw. I was disappointed with my purchase the the bolt to adjust the laser broke. Took it back and bought this saw and it was the best purchase ever. exact cuts from the start didn't have to make any adjustments to the saw.
December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rdos67 Great saw
Had this saw for some time now and love it. Locks in place at the presets and the angles are dead on. Dust collection is about what I expect from this type of saw.
December 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Peter excellent
Much better than older generations of both hitachi and ridgid. Also have an older 12" Ridgid
December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HappyCamper Best Sliding Compound Miter
I love the upfront bevel controls. Makes cutting crown molding a breeze. Was setup perfectly right out of the box. The LED gravity light. The duel cut lines. The fact they are not powered by battery, you don't worry about dead batteries at the next job. The soft start is nice, but you have to wait just a bit for the blade to reach full speed before cutting. The saw dust bag actually collects saw dust. Sure maybe not all but way way better than any other that I've used. A lot of extra features that you would pay more for on a major name brand are on this saw.
I am from Canada and they do not sell this saw here. What a shame. Home Depot Canada, if you're reading this, look into getting this one on your shelves. I don't need a 12" saw, too big, bulky and heavy. While in the states this summer I picked this one up.
October 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cimarron 10 IN. SLIDING COMPOUND MITER SAW WITH DUAL LASER GUIDE
This saw is a good tool for do it yourself projects around the homestead. I recommend this product for work that requires a lot of angle cutting for roofs and interior work.
December 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Weekender Good saw for the money
As a weekend DIY-er, I am very pleased with this saw thus far. Went through the adjustments first thing, and the saw was true right out of the box. Others had complained about the quality of the cuts. I'm installing the wide MDF trim and all the cuts were very smooth. Finished my first room of replacing the trim, and the cuts were all very clean and accurate. I haven't worried about the laser guides yet. The dust collector is worth a hoot. If that's a deal breaker for you, this is not the saw you want.
October 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Stan Putting it back in the box
I can not imagine where all these positive reviews came from.
The saw was slow to build up rpms. Laser was not visible. Dust collector must be there for looks.
Sorry, Rigid. Time to go back to the drawing board.
November 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JJC122161 Mixed Feelings
Out of the box experience was rocky. The miter lock was inoperative. I called Ridgid and they passed me off to a company called Chevron. The woman was very nice but unhelpful. She told me to return it for another. I was skeptical based on I went to the store and the Demo unit had the same issue. It is a long drive and a lot of work to box it up.
My miter lock rod was dangling and wouldn't stay in place. I couldn't see how it was supposed to be held in place.
I finally took it apart and found out the piece that is supposed to follow the rod was bound up. I lightly polished the fitting and lubed it. Works like a champ now.
The laser is not very bright compared to my other miter saw. You can't see it when you are outside.
The warranty is not able to be done completely online. You still have to send in all your documentation VIA snail mail.
The blade it comes with cuts well and accurate. The saw out of the box was pretty well tuned for accuracy.
October 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 87Barton I love this saw!
I have done several projects with this saw and absolutely love it. I was concerned that the lower speed of the blade would be a problem. Now that I have used it, I prefer the lower speed. This saw has been a great tool for me.
October 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GuitarPlayerBP Extremely Satisfied
I rated this product with 4 stars because I've only been using it for a week and I don't know what long term use of the saw will be like. With that being said, I have to say that so far this is a great saw. I tried to get away with a less expensive saw like Ryobi and Kobalt but was concerned that it would not provide the straight cutting quality that I want. I'm just a home owner but I enjoy doing projects around the home and helping out friends. When I first set the saw up the 45 degree settings were perfect but for a straight cut, the blade was skewed slightly to the right compared to the fence. After adjust the fence, it is spot on! I checked the alignment of the laser guides and they are perfect. They line up perfectly with the Diablo blade provided with the saw. It is the first saw that I've had with a laser so I wasn't sure how accurate they would be but I can say that it is super nice. Not only is there a laser but there are two! One on each side of the blade. I change the blade to a higher count blade so the Laser is not lined up the same but it provides a great reference point.
- the safety switches on the handle, one on each side. Makes it very easy to use regardless of which side of the saw I'm cutting from.
- Smooth accurate cut. I have had no problems with it getting out of square
- Power, it's got plenty of power to cut through oak
- There is a white LED light to light up the table, a very nice and helpful touch
- Quick-release miter and bevel lock. This makes it really easy to set the lock to hold the material down to the table
- Bevel and miter controls are all up front, very convenient
- The motor is tucked up and out of the way
None that I can think of at this point
The Ryobi was pretty nice and cost effective. It was also lighter and smaller but the reviews that I read and videos that I saw indicated that it was pretty good all-around but that it is not a precision cutting machine. I actually purchase one and used it for a day and found that it is a pretty nice saw. One thing that I really didn't like about it was that the motor stuck out on the right side of the saw. It makes it difficult to see where I want to cut sometimes. It is a single bevel but that didn't bother me.
I also purchased the Kobalt 12-in 15-Amp Dual Bevel Sliding Laser Compound Miter Saw from Lowe's . . all I can say is stay away. When rotating the table to make a miter cut, no matter what stop I went to there was always slop. In other words, if I wanted to make a 45 degree cut and moved the arm to 45 degrees, I could wiggle the arm back and forth and it would move. It didn't move much, maybe 1/16th either way but there is no way to get accurate cuts with the much play.
November 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by firefighter best saw i have owned
the saw is good to use and cuts straight and true love the saw.
September 29, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jpdx Fence issues
Purchased this saw for a job a few years ago and never ended up using it, so it sat in the toolshed. Brought it out when I started a new job. Made a couple cuts and was stoked. Everything was good after a few minutes learning the bevel lock. Was using the saw when I had a kickback, nothing major, just enough to startle. Every cut I made after that was totally angled. I tried to resquare the blade when I realized the fence itself had been damaged. Was told by tool department folks my saw was out of warranty and couldn't be fixed by them. I tried to ask about ordering a replacement through them and they told me to do it myself on the website. Website was no help at all. Tried emailing customer service, that was an exercise in futility. Tried finding replacement parts via third party website, the MS255SR might as well be a unicorn, the model is listed NOWHERE on any site I found. Now I have another job coming up and this saw is worthless.. It was great when it worked, for all 12-13 cuts I got out of it.
September 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stephen It's the saw I needed
Super easy to use, reasonably priced, and cuts are perfect. I originally wanted the Milwaukee miter saw but couldn't justify the cost and the extra weight of a 12" saw was a big factor in my decision. Anyway, I'm a DIY guy and was making/trying to make miter cuts with a miter box and hand saw just before I bought the Rigid 10". I couldn't be happier with the Rigid.
August 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KJ Could not be happier!!!
Got this saw a couple of months ago, I had been wanting to get it and finally pulled the trigger and could not be happier! I used to buy nothing but Dewalt thinking it was the standard for contractors, the let down was always the warranty and breakdown. Now I buy nothing but Ridgid, free lifetime warranty and these tools get the job done and for less than the competition! I love having all the bevel features on the front of the saw, I got the Ridgid SUV stand for it, well worth the cost! One touch open and close and you are working in seconds, then roll it away! The saw saw dead on out of the box, it feels good and is well built, the ambidextrous trigger feature is well thought out as I use it and realize latter how fluid it is to operate, I would recommend this saw everyday!
June 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Anon Would recommend to friends
purchased the saw for a couple of projects I had coming up. Quality is on par with all of the big name brands. I installed crown moulding with the saw and all the controls up front and preset angles made each cut a simple process. It's the only saw I've seen with dual lasers (they may exist, but definitely not at this price point on a quality saw) and they're extremely useful. No guesswork on which side of the blade you're cutting on and no need to line up the blade since you have both edges. It's pretty hefty, but the two handles make it easy to move around. Everything was square out of the box and I don't have a complaint with any of the features in the saw. Would buy again and recommend to friends in the market.
April 7, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rdd not good
This did not cut square without spending quite some time adjusting it. It soon went out of alignment. Also, the so called lifetime warranty is not legitimate. You have to send away for it, and they will find a reason to turn it down.
September 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HighEndDeckBuilder Decent mitor saw for the money, but....
The mitor has seemingly low power. It bogs pretty easily with composite decking(trex) even with a diablo composite decking blade. Im on my second saw, i was on my site when the saw suddenly lost power. Not full power, partial power. It was extremely strange. I really like the location of the adjustments, how they are all at the front of the blade. Only needing to use one hand with ease really appeals to me. The light isnt terribly bright and i wouldn't use the laser, im a very meticulous and accurate craftsman. Everything needs to be precise. Its a rather light saw, no where near the weight you would expect from a saw this size. The vacuum bag blah blah blah. Who honestly uses these anyway to complain about them. They are an idea that doesnt work on any saw. Get over it. Ill be updating this if this saw(second)fails as well. Looking good so far.
June 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SOLTC A Best Buy
This saw is perfect for the DIYer. It's well made and easy to learn to use. The up front controls are very convenient. Being that this was my first miter saw, I went step-by-step through the manual to acquaint myself with all of the features. I also handled the whole range of miter saws at the HD in Farmingdale. The RIDGID felt more comfortable than the others. This saw is powerful, and with the supplied blade cuts smoothly.
July 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Patrick Great product.
I will tell everyone I know about how great this product is. It is square right out of the box. Adjustments are simple and easy. I have a few concerns. The online warranty process didn't go as well as it should, so I had to submit via mail. Also, a 1/2" onboard wrench would be nice to change the blade, but now I'm just letting you know my wish list. All in all, great product.
July 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sfrank70 Super easy to use!!!
I build a lot of different pieces out of reclaimed wood. This saw is perfect for what I need it for and its super easy to use. It does not give me the sticky or shaky feel like some other brands I used over the years. This saw does consistent cuts regardless of what type of wood or how much I cut.
November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ricco Excellent saw for the professional
I have used many miter saws professionally. Hitachi, Makita, Dewalt. When I could not order the Hitachi I wanted and it cost $250 more; I bought this instead at my local homedepot. I have since used it for several different projects/applications: I am very happy with the feature set, ergonomics, build quality and weight of this unit. The laser is only useful indoors unfortunately, however it is very accurate. The saw did not require adjustment out of the box ( should be checked though). I went with this 10" for it's light weight, handle location/design, tight bearing and the arbor mounted lasers.
November 16, 2014