Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 143
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mantovani More user friendly than Dewalt.
Excellent saw. Lots of little perks that add up huge during a 10 hour day of framing million dollar plus custom homes. Year round.
June 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FFJJSS46 Thr Pro's & Con's - 10" - Rigid Sliding Compound Miter Saw
My first review of the 10" Rigid sliding compound miter saw did not include the pro's & con's...so here is a listing:
*Acceptable quality & accuracy based on the limitations of price range.
*Acceptable ease in making & keeping various adjustments.
*Acceptable ease in reading & understanding instruction manual & diagrams.
*Acceptable ease in unpacking & setting up tool.
*Acceptable overall tool design with minimum flaws & large footprint with mounting holes.
*Two sturdy & conveniently placed transport handles.
*Powerful 15 amp soft start motor with positive stop clutchng.
*Comfortable grip handle with dual safety lock & off/on switch.
*Positive stops on miter table are dead on.
*Ease in table turning...as long as sawdust & blade debris are kept to minimum.
*Sliding feature is smooth and accurate along the push distance.
*Convenient bevel & miter locking levers, sliding locking knobs and adjustable depth stop.
*Freud-Diablo 1040A saw blade included. Excellent value.
*Positive spindle lock for blade changes.
*Included workpiece clamp is interchangeable to the left & right of blade.
*Dual laser has pro's & con's. Pro: bright, except in sunny, outdoor conditions. LED is bright.
*Three year warrantee covers even normal wear...90 day return-to-the-store policy.
*No extension wings....and no way to add them.
*Dual line laser feature is misunderstood. While the left line is factory adjusted for your cutting marks, the right line may require adjustment if you prefer to use that side of the blade. You must choose either left or right alignment of the laser to the intended saw marks. There is no way to bring both lines closer together to reduce the gap. A wider keft blade may solve the problem and fill the gap between laser projected lines. While most users quickly adapt to such cutting quirks...perhaps a single line adjustable laser would be better.
*Adjustable, extendable portion (top) of fence is too small.
*Bevel gauge hard to read as it is partially hid by sliding mechanism.
*Sawdust exhaust port is ill-placed. When saw is returned to upright position, sawdust filters back in.
*Sawdust exhaust port requires 2 1/4" (OD) adapter to hook up to most vac hoses...not included.
*1/16 gap between motor case & blade gear transfer case. This could admit sawdust.
*No parts listing in instruction manual.
*Rigid's on-line registration is difficult, asks too many personal survey questions and is user-unfriendly.
*Although not required in the instruction manual (page 33), other literature indicates owner must register the product to obtain warrantee service. This may be illegal in some states. Save your original sales receipt.
All considered... I continue to rate this saw with four stars and have used it for routine shop tasks and several Crown Molding jobs with satisfactory results. (Although any Crown Molding miter job is tricky.) Built-in Canadian settings are a plus As I've stated in my first post, match the tool with your expectations & job needs.
September 29, 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
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by customer Not what I expected
The quality is not bad except for the fence. You will only get one side of the fence to be 90 degrees to the blade. So if you only cut from the left this saw will work for you. If the saw was cheaper I would have cut the fence in the back and aligned each end and welded back in place.
I have 7 years experience with woodworking and 15 years in metal fabrication. I picked up a cheap radial arm saw that I have used for the last 7 years for dimensioning lumber. I use a circular saw and a square to get a true 90 degree cut currently.
All these wood working tools are getting higher in cost and the quality is not there if your trying to save money and do things yourself. Its getting to the point I may just call it quits due to tool cost or just make my own tools using a cheap unit as a starter kits.
I had the saw 4 days never turned it on because of the fence issue would not work for me.
Returned to the store.
July 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nick Excellent saw for the money with all the bells and features backed by great warranty.
Easy to use controls and simple. Angles are easy to read on bevel and miter. I did however have the laser go out so i called customers service and they sent out a new one for free. Love this saw. Seems to do everything I've asked of it and most of that is hardwoods.
January 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tinker Love my new saw, it's a great product
I have used my saw several times and I'm totally pleased with it. I would recommend Home depot products to everyone.
March 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pathfndr65 Performance and Value for the DIY
This is my 3rd miter saw. I also own a Makita 10", a Ryobi 10" compound, and now the Ridgid 10" sliding compound. I have consistently enjoyed the improvements each saw provided and the Ridgid is no exception. While a bit bulky (still significantly less so than the 12" model) the saw is lightweight and very portable. The slide works very well and is easy to operate. The handle has the light and laser incorporated providing operator control (on/off) and is easy to grip. The thumb safety provides additional operator protection which some may find as a fault but I feel you can never be too safe with power tools. The brake works very well. The light isn't really needed or is the laser guide but both could be helpful in the right situation. Noise was minimal and I especially appreciate the soft start feature (my other 2 saws do not have this).
The indexes/indents are spot on and swiveling the table is a breeze. I particularly like the added ease of changing cut angles with the thumb latch release. The saw does have a dual locking mechanism if you need to be absolutely certain that the blade doesn't move when cutting. Haven't noticed a real difference with or without the second lock but it does provide additional assurance. I was disappionted that there are no bevel stops so it is important to cut all bevels on one setup. Jumping back and forth between angle and bevel cuts will create problems.
Overall I would rate this product as above satisfactory for mitering millwork and excellent for any general home project. If I were a contractor and needed to have either perfection (precision) or make many cuts (durability) I would seriously consider upgrading to a 12" saw by Bosch or Hitachi but then again it will cost you considerably more.
July 15, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by will This product is a huge dissapointment!
have many ridgid power tools and this one just does not make the grade at all. I give it an F.......it is comparable in quality to a Ryobi. hate to say that but is the truth.
The fence on it is not true has a warping issue from the factory. as well as the lasers went out after about 12 cuts!!!
so not happy with this and am wondering if I should even continue to buy Ridgid tools.....?
December 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joseph Great Saw
This saw is great for doing things around the house. I decided to get this 10in. after doing much research and comparison with other brands and sizes. You can't go wrong with Ridgid and their lifetime service agreement. Hoping for many many years of faithful service from this saw.
November 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by stockmarketbob Good Features, bad laser light
The saw has great features, and one very bad.
Great soft start motor, no kick up, sound is quieter and smoother than all others in it's class. The sliding mechanism is the smoothest in the class. You can push this saw forward with a feather.
The Ridgid's dust collection is about 30%, about par for this kind of saw.
Front lock mechanism needed a slight adjustment, (easily done) to remove some play.
Laser light not visible outside. Left laser light right on, initially. Right laser light off about 3/16" and could not be adjusted to be correct. Left laser light not visible at all after one month of use, inside or outside.
Summation: If the Ridgid followed a competitor's LED light system, you would have a nearly perfect saw. Unfortunately it's a huge disadvantage not having a light system that works. If you don't need or care about the light system, then this is the saw to get. For me, I'll keep looking.
December 30, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pony Good tool overall. Compound cuts at full tilt are pain as you have to remove all fence extensions.
Overall a good tool. The bevel capacity is a bit annoying. The double sided laser is nice but not extremely accurate. But most are not.
January 14, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by construction the worst one ever
the plastic ends break. when u extend the end helpers ,will never buy one again. I have a dewalt, josh,and a ridget. and the Bosch. is still the best all metal. and aluminum
January 9, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mymymy28716 falls apart
Less than 20 uses guard screws fell out all threaded fixtures on saw guard were stripped screws backed out and fell into carriage . Fences were off one sixteenth to one eighth overall I would not recommend this product for use in the trade kb silver owner KB Silver Construction
July 7, 2013