Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 30
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sluggs this cutoff saw powerfull enough for all my projects.
l have been buying ridged tools for over 40 years now. They last a long time! l like this Ridged cu off saw because it is both powerful and the way the way vise works. You can rotate it 45 degrees left & right. Good product!
November 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by adripres89 wonderful in the first try
This has been used to cut exhaust piping for automobiles I work on. Gets a precision cut in the first try. no bucking no catching and we'll worth buying.
November 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mjbyrne This is a tough saw
Cut numerous 40 pieces of heavy oil pipe for a 400 foot fence. This saw don't bog down at all.
November 26, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Beryl Adjustments are difficult
This saw is powerful enough to cut metal without bogging down too much. I find the cutting fence angle adjustment to be a nuisance because of the small spring loaded handle and indents. Each angle adjustment requires you to lift the handle to disengage the detents, turn it a small amount, release the handle whereupon the spring forces it to re-seat in a detent, and then repeat the process. This may be a safety feature but a pentagon knob or a 4 arm bar knob would be much more useful. Changing the fence location is also time consuming as there are only two locations (threaded holes) for the fence retaining bolt to go into. The retaining bolt is very close to the back of the fence forcing you to make multiple turns with the dinky flat wrench to extract the bolt and re-install it. The saw itself is acceptable but the difficulty in making layout changes will cause me to take a good look at other saws when it comes time to buy another.
January 3, 2008
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LesHandyman Great chop saw but ...
Great and well build saw for ferrous metals only. You need to get an additional non-ferrous metal cutting blade for cutting aluminum, brass, copper and plastics. The big issue is with factory set angle bracket from 0-45 deg. either direction left or right. This bracket as set by the manufacturer won’t allow full range of movement up to 45 deg. It stops around 33 deg. because friction beyond this point. I have quickly learned that the adjustment you have to made is related to locking handle and a specially a split lock washer which needs to be adjusted. To fix this problem remove the small screw with spring and loosen the screw going to a T-nut underneath of the casting base. Now this bracket will travel all the way and pass 45 deg. Set to a position so split lock washer will hold the bracket with some force but when adding the L-handle will lock in position. You may play like this several times until you’ll find the exact setting. Finally lubricate those areas. This feature shall be improved and re-designed by the manufacturer.
August 8, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Carnut 'Toba My Ridgid 14 inch cut off msaw works great!
I really, really like my new
Ridgid 14 in. cut off saw! I build/rebuild classic cars and fabricate metal pieces all of the time, and cut many different angles, shapes of metal pieces and this saw is ACCURATE and cuts with ease.
January 25, 2007
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Washer ridgid man
I have not found anything that I could not cut, this saw should be in every garage.
March 13, 2007
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by scott Most chop saws get this score, so don't be surprised
Most metal chop saws simply are of such low quality that they are not worth purchasing. This saw is no exception to that rule. The fence adjustments are crude and slow to adjust. The motor draws more than a 15 amp breaker will allow so it will always throw the breaker. I'd hope this saw would be an exception to the other brands I've used in the past 20 years but unfortunately it is equally a poor value to all the other models. Only purchase this type of saw if you want to cut 1/8 wall tubing of pipe max. Otherwise look for commercial quality machinery.
If they can't build a better piece of equipment they shouldn't have even tried
June 18, 2015