Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 148
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by joshuabehnke I love this saw except.....
This saw is exactly what I needed. Everything was square out of the box. It works great except the dust collection port is in a bad location and isn't very effective. I'm trying to engineer something in my garage to make it better. Overall, this saw is an excellent buy. About $100 cheaper than compare able other brand name models. I've had it for 2 months now and I love it.
November 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wdrcczar Great saw
I have used this saw many times, it has a smooth cut and easily cuts 2x12 with whatever bevel you need. The laser marks are fat (hard to line up with your mark) and impossible to see in bright daylight but this is not a feature I use. DYI'ers make sure you don't rely on the laser for your lengths. All other features are fantastic, crown lock on the slide works great.
November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lckansas Made Cutting stair treads to exact length and angle easy
So far, I have used the saw to cut oak stair treads and risers to fit the staircase during a remodel job. It works great, and I don't have to switch the tread end for end (which I had to do with a saw I used before).
June 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by josborne321 Great saw
This has been a great saw for me so far. The only problem I have had is the saw losing square a few times. It's not that hard to recalibrate, but the saw was not dropped or anything causing it to go out of square. Otherwise, saw cuts really well, dust collection works pretty average, and bevel stops are accurate.
November 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by darganslayer Awesome Miter Saw
I shopped long and hard before I purchased this saw. Wish I had purchased sooner as I was forced to use a Dewalt 12in non-sliding saw with the terrible stock blade which left tons of tearout on my hard maple. This saw is a world of difference. I actually use and like the light and laser guide.
Setup was easy and just the fence was slightly skewed from the factory. Got a great deal on the saw and would recommend highly.
May 25, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TboneJenkins Overly complex, innacurate, too cumbersome.
This miter box has too many fine mechanisms that compromise its sturdiness and accuracy and i can only imagine these overly complex features make it more prone to breaking. all of the controls are in front, dual bevel adjustment and angle are in front and are very finnicky. The bevel adjustment mechanism is in the front and does not work properly if the miter box is on the ground without stand, it has to be flipped downwards yet doesnt have space to lock while still laying flat. Overall just a big clunky miter saw... i understand a 12" slider is more suitable for a shop set up then a jobsite saw but this one is just too clunky and awkward. Dont even bother to use the lazers, it will jack your cuts up if you rely on it. Overall i just do not like this miter box.
February 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Handyman Good quality tool, soft and less noise,
excellent tool quality, good price too. carpentry used is perect!!
July 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Serge pretty awesome tool
To cut down on reading time I would first like to say it's a good product and you should buy it.
But for those who like to read, here's why...
I wanna say at first I was a bit scared of buying Rigid brand, but went for it anyway. Here's why...
I spend maybe 30 minutes inside the store playing with features of different miter saws. Ease of changing bevel, left to right degrees, button locations, you name it. Eventually it came down to final two, this 10 inch sliding dual compound or the Dewalt dw716, which was 12 inch but had no sliding feature and single bevel. Knowing Dewalt was a reputable brand I almost made my final decision, until I noticed that the handle was broken off on the display saw. This definitely made me question the durability quality. If it isn't able to handle customer abuse, it definitely can't handle daily use. So i have bought the Rigid. It was same price, offered more features and the display didn't fall apart from customers testing it.
Now, the laser made no difference in my decision, but it does help only indoors where you're able to see it. I like seeing an actual brand name general use saw blade on it. So far I have cut baseboard moulding, door frame moulding, and currently working on the parquet floor. This saw saves a lot of time cutting the short end of the parquet and using a table saw for the long end. I almost made the decision of buying regular compound miter saw but after using the slider I'm glad i saved myself the time of running back to exchange the regular for a slider. The slider definitely works for me.
The blade spins pretty smooth and cuts without wobble.
Also, this is a soft start saw so let it reach its full speed before cutting. At one point i went straight at it and the wood jumped.
Another thing is, try to keep the slider area clean because of the grease for smooth slide, it tends to build up dust saw.
July 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mac6 this saw was just what i was looking for!
This saw was just what I was looking for.. I bought it with the stand. makes it easy to move and set up at the jobsite.Perfect for a diy person like me. its a well built saw I recommend this saw.
November 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ajstanley Fantastic and Durable
Rigid has really set the bar for tools that can handle wear and abuse and continue to stand up job after job. Easy to handle, user friendly...these guys have thought of everything. Top notch saw.
November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nsieg Great saw for the money..
Great saw. I have owned this product for almost three years now. All the controls being up front makes for fast use, especially when doing trim work. You get a real bang for your buck with all the features this saw offers.
November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Camper Cleanest miter saw I have used
Over the years I have used many brands of miter saws, for dust collection this is the best one I have used.
Blade change is easy, table rotates easily.
I have had no problems with the saw.
November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hubertnguyen Awsome miter saw
The miter saw is awsome. It is very easy to use. The utility stand is very handy and sturdy.
November 25, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Great for the rough generic stuff, not for those who seek perfect angles.
So I bought this with high hopes and thrilled with the light and blade it came with, I could care less about the lasers on it. I tried it out, then turned the wood and made a second cut. I compared the piece I cut against the piece of wood I was replacing and noticed a slight angle in my new piece. I did another sample cut and sure enough, the 90 is off with no way to correct it. the part I cut was rather small, and it was off by about 1/32, but I would assume on a much larger cut, the angle off would grow as well. I took it back and tested another one in the store and sure enough. The guys there ended up cutting me a deal on the 12” yellow and I took that instead and I couldn’t be happier right now (granted I didn’t plan on the 12” because more costly blades). If you do a lot of rough work and don’t need that just perfect 90, then this saw would be great, but I build stuff like furniture and need that perfect angle. This would be a great saw for cutting 2X4’s all day in my opinion.
April 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mred Worth the price
The miter saw in itself is excellent, however trying to get a part for it not so excellent, in fact downright worthless. The model # isn't even on Ridgid's web site.
May 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gatorsbk This product cuts great
I love this saw and how easy it is to use. The saw cuts wood like its cutting thru butter it is that smooth.
November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jm1963 Awesome saw
This is a awesome saw. Easy to assemble. Square right out of the box
May 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by oldtimer56 This product has great features
This product saves me a lot of time whens it comes to cutting boards that have to be the same length. I just set the stop and cut away.Along with all of the other features i would recommend this product to anyone.
October 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JsK9 Amazing Miter Saw!
Had to buy a replacement for my last miter saw that took a bit of a tumble. This one seemed to be semi-decent, and it turned out to be one of the best purchases I've ever made.
March 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HEC3 Rigid Sliding Miter Saw As Advertised
This is my first miter saw and I purchased for a 3 bedroom 650SF 12MM 6 inch wide laminate floor install. I was lusting for the Bosch 10 inch but could not justify $600. I had been watching this saw for a couple of months and bought it on sale for $300, having it delivered to my home. My father-in-law, a life-long wood worker, is helping me on the job, and has complemented this saw numerous times, especially for the price. Specifically, accurate out of the box, dual lasers are nice to see the cut, soft start, set up for either hand to operate, common cuts are clearly indicated, lighter than expected and easy for two people to carry up steps, stock blade works well for the job we are doing. So far the saw is doing everything I need it to do. Only complaint is the dust capture is poor, we simply attached my shop vac and performance was much better.
December 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BuckeyeRenovator *delay is engineered and a positive feature for avid woodworkers
The delay being spoke about is engineered into many of the newer model miter saws. It is a positive feature for a serious woodworker that needs max precision. Here's why: The motors on the top brand miter saws are very powerful and produce a high amount of torque. If you were able to engage all the power all at once, you would feel and see the saw jerk. This jerk would make it significantly more difficult to make accurate cuts, and at the same time produce more wear and tear on the saw itself. I know this first hand because I also own an older 15 amp Craftsman that does not have this feature. The fine tuning on the Ridgid saw is much easier to manipulate. You can literally cut fractions of a single degree without much problem. The saw is a bit pricey but perhaps not nearly as overpriced as a Dewalt.
October 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mike not bad
This thing works well and has soft start and brake. The only issue I've noticed so far is that the lazer cannot be used outside because it is really dim.
March 1, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Stever Easy to use, but heavy.
The saw is a very powerful and easy to use. The laser is very accurate and bright. I like the ability to operate either right or left handed. Overall very happy with the way the saw operates. Only drawback is that it is heavy and awkward to move to different jobs.
December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dennis Ready, Set, Cut
Picked this one up today, the shortest day of the year. With lots of cuts to get in before dark, it was nice to pull this thing out of the box and find that everything is zeroed in and ready ti use. The lasers seemed clise enough, but I don't depend on those for accurate cuts on any of my saws. Besudes being smooth and accurate, I like the soft start, miter/bevels controls at the front, the LED worklight, the work piece clamp, power cord hooks and evrything locks down so it's easily carried. Oh and it came with my favorite brand if blades, the Diablo. I like it.
December 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by woldman best saw i ever got.
was so amazed about the light and cutting laser. easy to line up and cut accurately . easy to set up. this was a present and i'm very pleased. best combination saw ever.
January 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PaulKTM Very good saw
Right out of the box the setup was nearly perfect, cuts great and is simple to use. Not overly loud for a miter saw that is. The blade (Diablo) that comes with it is top notch.
December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WayneG Great Saw!!!
I am a weekend DIYer and want to upgrade my saw. Vey impress with ease of use and quality of cuts
January 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Drevin777 Very Solid Saw
The saw was true right out of the box. I read a lot of complaints about the laser but I have never seen a true laser in any tool I have purchased. The laser is a dual laser that shows on either side of the blade. It is definitely wider than the Diablo blade that is comes with but after a couple test cuts I could tell where the blade would hit. Used it to frame up a new outdoor entrance to a basement on a sloped concrete foundation. Dialed it in at 18 degrees and after 20 cuts they were all perfect. This saw is heavy but anyone who wants a light saw is probably only needing it for light duty. i have used this to cut 2x12 for porch steps, and 4x4 beams for the supports. The dual handles make it very easy to transport from work site to work site. Love the saw.
November 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ital0001 Great compound slider
I originally overlooked this 10" saw in favor of the 12", but I ultimately returned to purchase this one due its superior features and design, and its smaller size and weight.
The saw was easy to setup, and the minor adjustments that I made to get it perfectly square were quick and easy. The included Diablo blade is good, although I did replace it with a 90-tooth blade just to get the flawless cut edge that I was after.
The center-mounted handle is easy to get used to, and I now prefer the ability to use either hand. The handle also includes both left- and right-handed safety switches, so I need not contort my left hand to turn on the saw. I also really like the alignment laser and the work light - both are AC powered (no batteries), and both have switches so that they can be turned on/off without the blade running. It's great to be able to get setup and THEN turn the blade on.
The soft start does mean that it takes several seconds for the blade to reach full speed, but this is a minor inconvenience. I like the soft start.
There are many small features on the saw to help with making adjustments to the miter/bevel angle. All are well-designed and easy to adjust. Most adjustments are up front, so changes are quick and easy. The indicators are big and easy to read.
The included hold-down clamp doesn't do a good job of keeping your work in place - it is highly adjustable, but not rigid enough (no pun intended). This is only a minor annoyance - I rarely use it, and other work clamps can easily be used with the saw.
Overall, I am very happy with this saw, and I highly recommend it to anyone.
February 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by scooter Definitely wanted this product
The rigid product I purchased came highly rated for the price I paid. It is large enough for most home projects and is portable enough to move around. I am looking forward to lots of little "projects" to put it to use.
December 30, 2014