Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 155
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 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by JBTOkie More than Satisfactory
I've now had my saw approximately two months, used it half a dozen times including both the miter and bevel and have had no problems - and have been very satisfied. And the slider? Smooth as glass.
Yes, the laser is off maybe a sixteen of an inch, but rather than attempt to adjust, I just made note of where it cut and adjust myself. And still the laser has been quite helpful.
I made a picture frame spot on, have used it with 4x4s and yard timbers, just built a ramp for the elderly, took a stab at crown molding with success, and have been completely satisfied so far.
Time will tell, but I did quite a bit of research, and for the money vs. what was offered, felt this the best deal going I could find.
Have not been disappointed so far.
April 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CXE1951 This product has great features!!
First started with a craftsmen and returned it next day because a rough slide track and it needed alot of adjustments. When unpacked the saw the first thing that caught my attention was that this saw came with a Freud Diablo Saw blade. After setting this on the Ryobi Miter Saw Stand I was really impressed to discover that it was out-of-box trued. Made several test cuts various angles and wow, no adjustments needed.The soft start is great, lasers and LED light fantastic, and the slide track smooth and solid. Wish I bought this set up sooner!
June 18, 2012
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 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 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 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
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by waterjet slide ridge compound miter saw
great saw don't know i would out it i'am retired tradesmen and woodworking is my hobby
December 30, 2014
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 JWill Great gift and great for installing our laminate floofs
My boyfriend loved this! Made installing our new laminate floors pretty easy.
December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zeke Great for everyday use
Loved this saw out of the box. I found the clamp was a little hard to remove until I realized it has a cam lock in it. Once I twisted it correctly, it came right out. Had to remember to remove the upper and lower fences for full bevel capacity. Love the adjustable bevel lock feature but it takes some getting used to. Watched a youtube video for help. Then called customer service, they really understand the product and use of the bevel lock adjustment. The blade has stayed sharp after 2 months of weekend use. I love it!
October 17, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MCstairs disapointed in saw
I use a miter saw every day in our stair business and this one doesn't measure up.
I have had it for about 5 months. Very poor dust collection. The flap behind the blade broke off the first month. The laser is much wider than the blade making it useless
The table needs lubricant twice a month or it grinds and binds. Just a very disappointing bulky saw.
September 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dick This is a great saw
The product is great. However the product registration with ridged is terrible. You are not able to register online. If you order online and pick up in the store you don't get a receipt that is recognized by Ridgid. I called their 800 number and got a very snarky customer service rep that insisted that I had to mail in the registration. When I tried to do that I found I had to include the upc code from the box which I had destroyed already. I called back and got a helpful customer service rep who showed me how to get the online order number into THE REGISTRATION FORM. Which we did and she checked on her end AND MADE SURE IT WAS CORRECT AND REGISTERED. I got an email this morning telling me that IT wasn't registered and I would have to submit by mail including the upc code, and all original documents from Home Depot. Then at the bottom of the letter it states that I need to keep copies of the originals and it will be 12 weeks before I get my registration. I LOVE THE SAW BUT AM GOING TO RETURN IT TO HOME DEPOT THIS MORNING DUE TO THIS ISSUE OF REGISTRATION. IN 77 YEARS OF LIFE I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS POOR OF A WARRENTY REGISTRATION SYSTEM!!!!
December 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tommy4Cheeks Versatile and easy to use
Great saw. I had been looking for a nice 10" sliding saw for a few years now. I took a chance on this one after the store was out of the Ryobi model. Very pleased with it. The double bevel is nice. The motor's "soft start" is great for beginners as it is less scary and won't jump out of your hands w/ a 0-3600 rpm burst. The laser guide and light features are nice (I don't use laser guides) and would be good for beginners. The saw is a little heavy (to be expected) and cumbersome to move from job to job. Also, it has a large footprint on the work bench (approx: 27"x38" needed for full capability). Also, you need the full 38" depth to make simple cuts since the slide will be all the way back to the wall (if that is where your workbench is). My saw was perfectly ready to go out of the box w/ accurate and true 90 degree, etc angles.
March 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by shep307 Top notch saw
I searched and searched for the right saw and the rigid was the best one for the projects .
December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John Great Saw
Great gift. Everything I needed in a saw. Was very accurate right out of the box. Began using is right after I checked all the cut angles and it was easy to use and give me all the cutting accuracy I need.
October 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BrightwoodTurnings Completely satisfied with this saw.
I bought this saw in late Spring of 2012. My saw was setup deadon when I opened the box. I was pleased to find a nice Freud blade on it as well. That was unexpected on my part. I can see some of the problems that other users were complaining about but I had a way around those before purchasing a new miter saw.
Lasers-- I had zero intention of using them for dead on accuracy cuts. I only use them for rough cutting. I prefer the old tried & true method of sneaking up on the mark. It just works for me.
Dust collection-- The dust collection on MOST miter saws is poor at best IMHO. I also had a solution for that in my garage workshop. I mounted the saw on top of a roll around tool box with locking casters & push it to the other side of the garage when needed. I have a wall down the center of my garage separating the bays. When I'm done with it I get the leaf blower out & clean the saw dust up that way. I can see where a trim carpenter would want much better collection tho.
The soft start feature is a Godsend to these powerful saws. I had my Wife cutting laminate flooring start & finish pieces on 12/22/2014 & she liked it. it was her 1st time ever & she was impressed with the way she could control the saw.
I have never tried to hog thru a cut yet either so I can't testify to it's power. I just take my time & let the blade do the work.
My suggestion to other owners that want to use the laser feature would be to use a thicker blade to get closer to the laser line. The thin kerf blades don't get over close enough.
I have no comment on durability or longevity.
December 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eric Excellent
I am a DIYer and I have many lower cost miter saws (Ryobi, Harbor Freight). I decided I wanted to upgrade to something really nice and I spent a month researching all brands and reading all reviews. DeWalt does not have soft-start, nor does Bosch (which costs way too much anyway for a non-professional). I almost bought the Makita off Amazon which has free shipping, but the reviews are too mixed and it seems a lot of people complained about a wobbly, plastic positive stop at 90 degrees, which worried me since most of the cutting I do is 90 degrees. Hitachi has soft start, but those reviews were also mixed and no stores in my area carried any in stock for me to check out.
I ended up buying this machine - which is my first Rigid product - and it is fabulous. It has soft start - which I think is a very important safety feature I insist on with all my new tools. It has both an LED and a laser light. The laser light has 2 lines which are a little wider than the blade. Normally I never use lasers but have been using this one because it is so accurate. Just remember your cut will be centered exactly in the middle of the two red laser lines and position your stock accordingly.
The machine was dead on accurate out of the box and no adjustment was needed in any respect. The Freud 40 tooth blade is nice, though I took that off and put it on my table saw and put a fine finish blade on instead. The dust collection is terrible, probably the worst I have ever encountered - even with my 2" shop vac hose hooked up to the 2 inch port. I'm not sure why the dust collection is so bad, but I don't care, small price to pay for an excellent saw at a great price.
The rails seem perfectly smooth, though I've never encountered a slider that didn't slide just fine. The adjustable fence is solid, square and well built. All positive stops lock solid, as do all other angles without a positive stop. Bevel controls on the front are solid and handy.
This is one of the nicest tools I've bought in a long time, and definitely made me repeat Rigid customer.
Rigid offers a lifetime service agreement, but I've had issues registering for this. I now have to send in the upc from the box (luckily I didn't throw it out) and the original receipt (normally I prefer to send a copy and keep the original, but they are inisting on the original). I am not sure why they make the process so difficult or what I will actually get out of all this effort in registering, but the saw seems really solid and at this point I cannot imagine reliability being an issue so I am not too concerned about this. In any event the standard warranty is 3 years.
February 4, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Frustrating
Back to the store for a replacement and I haven't even plugged the saw in. It appears the Chinese factory doesn't test these out thoroughly, mine would not tilt regardless of the levers (I even watched a YouTube instructional video), it was jammed solid. Finally out of desparation I loosened one of the back bolts to get the bevel to move, and despite tightening again, the thing will now not hold bevel in place. This is not a good sign of assembly quality. A $400 piece of junk paperweight.
July 27, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Quite suprised!!! Very nice saw.
Well, so much for the past reviews on the laser....I just picked up a 10" DBL BVL Rigid saw at HD and right out of the box the laser was dead on. So I guess they fixed that and thought everyone should know. At least mine was just fine. Over all quality was very good and I didn't notice any rev delay on the motor. Even IF the delay were a couple of seconds, who jumps right in and makes a cut that fast. Lets see, 400 cuts, 2 seconds each, that's about 13 minutes in a day.....really? Ok, I've done professional work but now I only do home projects. I don't think for the money anyone is going to find a better value. Maybe equal but not better. You get a very good blade and it's less $$ than the Yellow one, And for the record, no one asked me to place this review. I just thought it was only right, having read some of the negatives that the record should be up to date.
March 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bmadison124 High Quality Saw, Wish I would have spent more for the larger cut
Pleased with the quality and construction of the saw.
October 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GibbyYup Excellent Saw
Easy to set-up and start using. I really enjoy this saw, very glad I purchased it.
October 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Skip Dust Bag Does Work...
...if you use the saw correctly. If you pull the saw to you, big mess. If you run it from your body to its base, minor dust. This saw is wonderful and well built.
August 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by StopWithTheStupidSyntaxLi Excellent Slidder
I have used miter saws of various types and brands for several years. I had decided on the 12" slidding compound DeWalt but then I saw this saw in the store and liked its features. I have a 10" dual bevel Porter Cable saw that I retrofitted a laser guide on that I have loved but lacked the capacity of a slidding saw. Being a slidder this saw takes care of the problem and I love the work light and dual lasers which makes cutting right or left of the blade much easier. I mounted it on their gravity stand and it is a jewel too. This is an excellent rig with nearly the same capacity [on a practical level the same] as a 12" and far better features. Very well designed. The only thing I have changed is the blade as I demand untra smooth cuts so I put a 96 tooth ultra fine finish blade on it and it is working very well. Highly recommended!
February 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Noname This saw is the best.
Right out of the box it was ready to go. Checked some settings as per the instructions but did not have to adjust anything. Plenty of power and all the angles are true anmd prcise, I wish I had this 2 years ago,. the only downside is the dust collection could be a little better, even with a vac attached it doesn't get all the saw dust, but with the way everything else works I don't have a problem sweeping a little. The lasers are spot on.
April 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by montemark like the saw; lifetime warranty has hoops
Saw has been sawing. It saws. Can't fully register online for lifetime warranty. You must mail in original receipt and box top. Not very tech savvy.
July 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Antone Beautiful piece of precise machinery !!!!
I purchased the 12" slider + free stand first. I could not get the travel square with the fence and the blade square with the fence at the same time. I got rid of the 12", and bought the 10" slider instead. This saw was perfectly square out of the box !!! I used high precision squares to check everything, and found that NOTHING needed adjusted !!!! The only thing I regret, was not purchasing this saw first. this 10" slider is so easy to operate, and is so much more refined than the 12" version. Another thing that I noticed was there is zero lateral play in the linear bearing slide, even when fully extended. The bearing slides are the smoothest I have seen. I can not say enough how happy I am with the quality of this 10" RIDGID sliding miter saw. I am filling my shop with RIDGID power tools now. For $399.00, you can a very beautiful machine. Don't be swayed by reviews that yam about laser accuracy and other nonsense like that. I love this saw, and so will you !!!
March 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by handyhauler678 I am satisfied with my purchase at this time
At yhis time I am satisfied with my saw I haven't had it for a lengthy time period
July 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DMSCONSTRUCTION By far the easiest miter saw to use
This saw is hands down the most simple to use. no more reaching over to the back of the saw to set the bevel cuts. All levers and buttons are in the front making for faster adjustments.The motor starts out slow and in a few seconds reaches its max speed.This stops any jerky movements that cause problems when cutting a very small piece. my only complaint is it should come with at least a 60 tooth blade. Not a 40.
March 16, 2013