Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 473
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYGUY Great saw!
I finally outgrew/wore out a 45 year old Craftsman TS. I spent several days looking at different brands of saws, Craftsman, Delta, Masterforce ( Menards brand) Dewalt, etc. None came close to value for the dollar as this Ridgid brand saw. Lifetime service agreement helped on the decision, but I do have to admit it will be a hassle to load up a 260# saw and drive it 25 miles to a service center if I ever need to have work done. Saw was packed excellently, no missing pieces and even had a few extra fasteners included. Instructions were decent- one thing they did not mention is on the stand assembly there is a left and right side to the stand. Yes they are mirror images of each other but the holes for the rip fence holder are meant to be on the left side of the saw. Other than that saw went together easy enough, although it is very heavy, my wife and I together got it tipped upright after the installation of the stand. I was concerned about the alignment issues and unevenness in the top that some have noted. My saw did not have any problems in that respect. I used a 4' level to ensure cast iron top was flat- it is. Both side tables are flat in relation to the cast iron top. I did not have to do any filing to make anything work. Once I zeroed the fence all else was good to go. Cuts are smooth and saw seems to have plenty of power. I cut 6/4 white oak with no problem. The distance between edge of table and front of blade is almost full 12" this is a nice feature that I really appreciate esp. coming from the old Craftsman that had half that amount. Mine also had 4 casters. the lift assembly is well thought out, works well and IMHO does not seem to drop it that hard on the floor when releasing saw. Did not try the "Nickel" test but this saw is solid! runs quitter than old saw too. I would definitely recommend this to someone looking for a new saw.
April 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sal great saw for the money!
I bought this saw a few weeks ago. Had it assembled in under two hours. The ONLY adjustment I had to make was the fence. It was a 1/16 off on the far end. Thats it, everything else was dead on from the factory. pretty good considering it was shipped halfway around the woring
This saw is a pleasure to use, smooth effortless cuts, fence stays true. such a drastic improvement from the portable saws i had been using. I switched it over to 240v Immediately so I can't really comment on how it works on 110.
I had read reviews about how the LSA could be a nightmare to set up so I was pleasantly surprised when both this saw and the 6 1/8 jointer I bought were accepted within 24 hours of entering the info on the rigid website! maybe they've been listening to their customers!
All in all the rigid tools and the home depot experience were great for me!
March 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LJ DO NOT BUY!!!
The unit I took home and had mostly assembled was extremely flawed. I did not realize it until I righted up the table and inspected the tabletop itself. The top had a major 'hump' the the left of the blade, so severe that the height difference between the that hump and the rest of the tabletop was 1/32" as little as 7" away from that spot.. I detected it using my 2' metal level that should have sat nice and flat on the tabletop. It couldn't.
I returned the unit and inspected the tabletop of another saw, in the store this time. While not as bad, that saw also had a hump in it. I gave up and bought someone else's table saw.
I had even sent my photos to Ridgid to show them the defect and they agreed that the unit was bad and should be returned.
March 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ghostrider Good saw for the money
Read lots of reviews before purchasing a table saw. Decided on this one based on hybrid features. It rolls around the shop very easily but is very stable when dropped down from the wheels. I set it up by myself in about 3 hours. Don't get this saw if you plan to travel to job sites. It is pretty heavy. This is definitely intended to be used in a home or work shop. No issues with blade wobble or trunnion movement. Has the "II" stamp on the trunnion. All and all a good value for the price. Can't beat the lifetime service warranty. Fits a 7/8" dado stack.
February 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RCS Impressive value
After retiring a year ago I was wearing out my 10" Ryobi benchtop. I was looking at several hybrids (new & used) and was down to Craftsman and Ridgid. Ridgid / HDX won out with price and the Lifetime Service Agreement.
I had planned on a 2 day process of assembly and tuning and was pleased to find I had way over estimated the time. Packaging was solid. All parts were present and in excellent condition. Assembly instructions are clear, and this only took a couple of hours to get together.
Bonus time - the blade was perfectly co-planer to the miter slots and a digital 90.0 degrees to the table. The cast table is perfectly flat - no low or high spots. I took extra time with the fence rails because they are 2-part sections. Be sure to use a long, accurate straight edge to true them up. The fence was in perfect alignment and only needed the indicator to be zeroed. A few test cuts are spot on to the rail tape.
Only 2 things wrong; the stamped extension wings both have a slight high spot of about 0.032. This shouldn't a problem as it will only affect larger pieces. Also the right side legs needed to be shimmed about 0.125" to get the table level. Front to back was level.
With the time saved on tuning I was able to make the crosscut sled and router extension. I would recommend this for the value and quality.
March 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mykeyvee The only one in it's price range
This is the best and only self standing shop saw in it's price range. I bought one 3 years ago for the company I worked for and it's still going strong. I purchased this one for my shop and it works great. The only issue I've found is that they changed the caster configuration on the bottom to 2 fixed wheels. It doesn't move around the shop as easily but still worth the time and money.
May 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lee Great saw, not so great warranty
The saw works great. I bought my lifetime warranty cast iron Ridgid table saw before Emerson Electric bought Ridgid. When Emerson bought Ridgid my lifetime warranty became a manufacturers defect warranty only. So, the saw is great the warranty on the Ridgid line is about useless. I'm waiting to see what happens to my other Ridgid lifetime warranty tools that I bought after Emerson to see shat happens. Overall these are great saws, just don't put much weight on the warranty.
May 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Alaskan First one was defective
I purchased and got the saw about 75% assembled. Everything looked good until I laid a straight edge on the table to fine tune the alignment off the table extensions. The straight edge rocked noticeably across a high spot in the center of the cast iron table to the right of the blade opening. Although the four edges of the table were straight, measuring diagonally revealed a pronounced high spot in the middle. I checked with a precision machinist's level and found that there was a .056" (almost 1/16") twist in the cast iron table.
The store employees treated me well, they agreed that it was defective and said to return it.
The low rating is for the poor quality control and the 6-8 hours I wasted buying, assembling, inspecting, and returning it.
My advise is to carefully check the table with a good quality straight edge, at least 24" but preferably 30". Check all four sides and both ways diagonally before you invest time in assembly. It weighs over 250 pounds so checking it in the store before you have to load and unload it isn't a bad idea.
The store employees took another one off the shelf and pulled it out of the box so I could inspect it. The table was OK so I got it. I have completed its assembly without issues and will give it its own review after I have had a chance to use it.
May 19, 2016