Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 556
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RenovatedHaven Hands Down My Favorite Table Saw
I have owned and extensively used this saw for a year now. Out of the box it was cutting spot on. Prior to purchasing this saw I researched several similar products and settled on this one. Here are my favorite features:
*The mobile stand comes with it (huge added value)
*The stand is very quick and easy to use (setup and take down is literally seconds)
*Well built sturdy structure (I have wheeled this thing up and down stairs and around the block to my neighbors house dozens of times)
*Small footprint when being stored (folded up and stored in the corner when not in use)
*The fence is smooth and easy to adjust. The measuring tape is spot on as well.
*The table top can expand and the tape measure expands with it.
*Plenty of power (no problem ripping the face off of 2x4s - thats 3.5" worth of cutting)
*Cord is a good length and the cord wrap is convenient (pet peeve of mine is when the cord wrap ends on a turn and you can't secure it properly - this one ends right in the middle [like it should] and has no problem securing)
All in all very pleased with the design of this tool. It is a well thought out product. My father in law has used mine enough that he went and got one for himself.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Russ Best Value
Great table saw for a great price. Assembly was relatively easy and once assembled, I was able to make my first project in no time. Cut true with no adjustments needed.
August 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by spiffykyle Excellent portable table saw!!
So I purchased this last week and have only made a few test runs, and one project with it. I'll update my review once I've put some mileage on it, but I wanted to give my initial impressions...which are great!!
I spent an inordinate amount of time researching which table saw I wanted to buy. I needed more than the cheap little guys (Ryobi, Kobalt, etc), but I didn't need a cabinet saw. I set my limit at $600 and started comparing. I really wanted one with a stand as my "workshop" is really just my half of the garage, and this would be the biggest thing in it. It came down to this saw, the DeWalt 7491RS, and the Bosch 4100-09. All 3 came with nice stands, and seemed about the same quality build. Reviews were about the same for all 3.
The biggest difference I saw between the 3 (besides the price) was the fence. I was disappointed in the Bosch fence as it seemed flimsy and didn't slide very well. And while the DeWalt rack-and-pinion fence system is pretty slick, the fence on the Ridgid was robust, slid easily, locked in repeatably, and had T-tracks to add on jigs and whatnot. I was sold on the Ridgid.
The box is pretty big so have a truck or SUV to get it home. It is a little heavy but I was able to move it around by myself. Now it's time to unbox and assemble.
First off, the stand is easy to put together. Took me at most 20 minutes. These aren't IKEA-like step by step cartoon instructions, but the wording and lone picture in the book are clear. Seriously, if it takes you more than an hour, you need to rethink why you want a table saw. Apparently, Ridgid is updating the manual as the online version has more detailed assembly instructions than the print book in the box. After the stand is up, 4 bolts attach the saw and away you go. There are leveling feet on the stand and once I got everything tightened down, the stand seemed rock solid.
It is ridiculously easy to open, close, and move around. I was a little worried about my toddler being able to pull it over on herself, but she basically climbed the thing while it was folded up without issue.
The table is nice and big, and the slide out extension is solid. I can definitely break down sheets on this. Once I got everything put together, I spent the next hour dialing everything in. It needed minor adjustments to the riving knife, bevel, bevel lock, miter gauge, fence, and table extension. All of these items are covered in the book and were fairly straight forward. Surprisingly, the blade was perfectly parallel (as far as I could tell) to the miter slots out of the box. These tasks are perfectly normal and expected for any table saw. The instructions on adjusting the saw were clear, and the only tools needed are a good square, adjustable wrench, and the allen wrench included with the saw.
The fence is probably the most important part of a table saw, and I really love this fence. Once adjusted, it locks in parallel to the blade every time. I've taken it off, stored it, gave it to my 2-year old, moved it around, etc, and it still locks in parallel and doesn't wiggle at all. It slides easily, comes off and installs easily, locks in easily. And if it ever does get knocked out, it’s easy to adjust. Seriously, this fence is great.
The included blade is probably fine for rough work like ripping 2x stock. However, I swapped out the blade for a 60 tooth Diablo since my first project is a built-in cabinet for my bathroom. Blade install is the typical 2 wrench affair. I like how the blade wrenches and extra blades can store right on the side of the saw.
I made some test cuts on plywood scraps and it worked beautifully. Nice long, square, straight rips. I could edge glue these together. For my bathroom project, I broke down full sheets of ¾” and ¼” plywood without issue. I also ripped boards down for the face frame. Everything fit up great. Cuts are straight and square. I was really surprised that the tape for the fence was accurate as installed. I set up all my cuts using a tape measure from the blade to the fence, but when I checked the gauge on the saw, it was dead on.
The miter gauge is a lot better than on all the other saws I looked at. There is a little play with the gauge in the miter slot however (I think this changed from the R4510, which had a good and tight miter gauge). This isn't a big deal to me though, as I use my miter saw for these types of cuts. The good news is that the miter slots are the standard 3/4" so it will be easy to make and use jigs like a sled, feather boards, hold-downs, etc. It boggles my mind why other top-name saws use proprietary miter slots and include garbage miter gauges.
I really want a dado set for this saw, however I can’t find the dado throat plate in stock anywhere. Apparently it exists, but all the normal suppliers are out of stock. Please Ridgid, make more of these available.
So, first impressions are excellent. Awesome stand, awesome fence, big table. It was relatively easy to tune and so far everything has stayed where I put it. Initial cuts were spot on. Once I've completed a few more projects, I'll update this review with anything new.
July 6, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Fixitman Total disappointment.
I have owned the old version of this saw (TS400) that I bought when it was already about 9 or10 years old and it was still a great saw until I did something stupid and bent the shaft which most parts are discontinued and that old saw is built solid. I really wanted to fix it but couldn't get the part anywhere. So today I go get the new one and put it together and see that it is not the same saw as the one on the shelf. Feels cheap and flimsy. Until now I considered Ridgid to be a proffessional tool company but not anymore. This saw is not a quality built tool. And the bad part is I haven't even used it yet. No wonder they dropped the price
August 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BillGinTennessee Value Portable Table Saw
Well engineered and a great saw for the money. Folds and rolls about easily and has a quality feel. The rip fence is solid and accurate, the saw is stable. Both stationary legs are adjustable in height. The only "cheap" feeling component is the plastic saw height adjustment knob. Other than that, could not be more pleased.
BUT... the directions consist of an exploded drawing and few instructions that are confusing at best. Parts are numbered and are to be mated - 3 attaches to 3 for example. But in one case the parts were mismarked and 3 attached to 4. So be prepared to spend 30 minutes assembling an engineering puzzle before you get to use your saw. Once you do, however, you'll like it!
P.S. The box is BIG. Had to leave my trunk partially open to get it home.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Will Portable 10" table saw
One of the best tools I've purchased in a long time. Using it outside and it clouded up and began to rain. I pushed the foot release and in a few seconds had it folded and rolled into the shed. Has plenty of power to rip a couple of 2x4's. The adjustable folding legs were a little tricky to install and set up but after I relocated one of the pivot point attachments everything worked well..
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alameda Superb
All the features and quality needed for job site professionals or the handyman. If you are upgrading from Ryobi or Harbor Freight you will appreciate this saw. Folding stand is great for storage when not in use. Table is a large enough to handle a 4x8 sheet by yourself (with care). 10 inch blade and motor is powerful. Blade cutting adjustment is superior to more expensive brands. Well packaged for the typically rough handling during delivery. Almost fully assembled out of the box. Instructions for assembling the stand could be improved and brought up to current acceptable standards for a product of this quality, brand, and expense.
July 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Randyw57 Great Value
This is a good value for a DIY'er table saw.
Easy to assemble.
The stand works very well.
A couple things to be aware of:
1. The rip fence doesn't always lock down square with the blade. fwiw, most saws in this class do the same thing. I cleaned the slides. Waxed the slides. That helped. There is a label on the rear slide that I removed. That helped a lot.
2. The miter gauge is very loose in the slot. I think that is just a result of the tolerances of the machining of the slot and gauge. I put an aftermarket gauge on my saw.
August 11, 2016