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RIDGID

Model # R32103

Internet # 100078833

Store SKU # 387811

15 Amp 7-1/4 in. Worm Drive Circular Saw

$169.00 /each
  • Left side blade for a clear view of the cut line
  • 51.5° bevel capacity for flexibility during cuts
  • Backed by The RIDGID Lifetime Service Agreement

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Model # R32103

Internet # 100078833

Store SKU # 387811

With the lightweight magnesium construction of the RIDGID 7-1/4 in. Worm Drive Circular Saw, you can work longer without feeling fatigued. Its 15 Amp motor delivers 4400 RPM for maximum performance with a wide variety of materials. For increased job site durability, the saw features a high-strength aluminum base.

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  • Includes one R32102 saw, blade, wrench, dipstick and operator’s manual
  • Left side blade for a clear view of the cut line
  • 24-tooth carbide blade for smooth cuts and longer life
  • Lifetime service agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase (begins after the warranty period expires)
  • Skyhook saw hook for hanging the saw on your framing material
  • High visibility scales for effortless reading and accurate alignment
  • Oversized levers for easier depth and bevel settings
  • Heavy duty worm gear construction for higher torque and power
  • Hex Grip micro-texture for a secure grip and maximum user comfort
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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Blade Diameter 
7.25 in 
Maximum Cut Depth @ 90 Deg. 
2.375 in 
Product Depth (in.) 
9 in 
Product Height (in.) 
9 in 
Product Width (in.) 
22.44 in 
Details
Amperage (amps) 
15 
Bevel Capacity 
51.5 
Blade Location 
Left 
Color Family 
Orange 
Cord Length (ft.) 
10 
Corded Tool Type 
Circular Saw 
Cordless/ Corded 
Corded 
Depth Adjustment 
Yes 
Keyless/keyed blade change 
Keyed 
Maximum Cut Depth @ 45 Deg. 
1.75 in 
Maximum Speed (rpm) 
4400 
Power Tool Features 
Depth Adjustment,Spindle Lock 
Power Tool Product Type 
Corded 
Product Weight (lb.) 
15 lb 
Reconditioned 
No 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Tools Product Type 
Power Tool 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase 

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Cordless/ Corded: Corded
Brand: RIDGID
Price: $150 - $200
Review Rating: 4 & Up
Blade Diameter: 7.25 in
Keyless/keyed blade change: Keyed
Reconditioned: No
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small plug on right side of Rigid 15 amp 7 1/4 worm drive

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Brian
June 22, 2012
does this saw use/need oil? if so, what kind is best and if not, what's the plug on the right side for?
I seem to no longer have my owners manuel
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Atlanta, Georgia
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December 8, 2015
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Worm drives DO need lubrication. After flushing or discharging the original oil from your unit (after the first 10 hours of use) use the prescribed amount of oil as described in the Ridgid Operator's Manual pages 14-15. Since the recommended Mobil SHC636 is no longer available in the market, a Ridgid Technician recommended to use an equivalent oil. I used "3-in-1" oil, a multi-purpose oil available at Read More
Worm drives DO need lubrication. After flushing or discharging the original oil from your unit (after the first 10 hours of use) use the prescribed amount of oil as described in the Ridgid Operator's Manual pages 14-15. Since the recommended Mobil SHC636 is no longer available in the market, a Ridgid Technician recommended to use an equivalent oil. I used "3-in-1" oil, a multi-purpose oil available at Home Depot. The plug you see on the right side is your saw's port #access# to the oil chamber. Refer to the manual page 19 to confirm.
Somewhere in the Home Depot site, you'll find a link to download the Ridgid Operator's Manual. This is a better size manual #8x11# as compared to the "booklet size" manual that comes with the saw, which you need a magnifying glass to read. Cheers! Read Less
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December 14, 2014
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Yes, this saw does need to have its oil checked periodically. Also, the manufacturer (owner's manual pages 14-15) specifies that the oil needs to be changed after the saw's first ten ours of use, to remove the gear particles from the oil caused during the break-in period.
Also, Ridgid only recommends Mobil SHC636 lubricant. It is a very thick synthetic; much thicker than the other worm drive lubes that Read More
Yes, this saw does need to have its oil checked periodically. Also, the manufacturer (owner's manual pages 14-15) specifies that the oil needs to be changed after the saw's first ten ours of use, to remove the gear particles from the oil caused during the break-in period.
Also, Ridgid only recommends Mobil SHC636 lubricant. It is a very thick synthetic; much thicker than the other worm drive lubes that are available. It is hard to find, but 4 ounce bottles of it are being sold on Ebay. I am surprised that Home Depot doesn't sell it. It has an orange color, so it would be real easy to just look and see if you have used the wrong lube if you ever send your saw in under warrantee. Read Less
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Bristol, CT
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July 22, 2014
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To add oil. Lubricant is mentioned in the included literature. Factory fill should be adequate for a long time for the occasional user.
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April 30, 2014
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Two things...sounds like the oil fill plug...yes, the worm saw takes oil for the gear case. Secondly, you can download a PDF user's manual from the Home Depot website. I suggest you do just that. The worm drive takes more maintenance than a standard saw. (There's a reason for that...it's a harder worker that'll last many times longer if properly taken care of)
Best wishes!
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December 3, 2013
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Yes, it does need oil to lubricate the worm gear. It comes loaded but the level should be checked occasionally. When placed on a level surface, the oil level should be at the bottom of the filler opening. If it is low, worm drive oil should be on the shelf at your local Home Depot.
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October 12, 2013
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it is 4 the oil /I think u can use the skil gear oil 4 it because it says it is 4 all worm drive saws
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April 9, 2013
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Does Need Oil Checked Every So Often. Use Only Mobil Shc 636 Oil. That Plug Is For The Oil. To Pour In And Also Check With Provided Dip Stick On The Bottom Of Saw. Home Depot Has Manuals On There Website For Every Tool
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March 11, 2013
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Yes, it does require regular oiling. Home Depot carries oil specifically designed for the worm drive saws. Take a look at the Skil 8 Oz. Tube Worm Drive Saw Oil, SKU # 956449.
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SW Pennsylvania
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January 10, 2013
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Brian,
Yes that plug is for oil. Depending on how hard you use the saw, you should change the oil at periodic intervals. DIY'ers would probably only need to change it every few years. Daily users should change every 6 months or so. Regardless, you should periodically check the level to make sure that you have the correct level. You can use the Skil worm drive oil available at HD, don't ever use regular Read More
Brian,
Yes that plug is for oil. Depending on how hard you use the saw, you should change the oil at periodic intervals. DIY'ers would probably only need to change it every few years. Daily users should change every 6 months or so. Regardless, you should periodically check the level to make sure that you have the correct level. You can use the Skil worm drive oil available at HD, don't ever use regular gear oil. Hope this helps. Read Less
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Pittsfield, MA, USA
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January 1, 2013
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you can get a manual on line but yes it is an oil plug and on the bottom of your saw theres a oil dip stick to check the oil and you can also change the oil for longer life of saw
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August 14, 2012
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Join the community of complaints as you cannot get the Mobil SHC 636 gear oil for this saw unless you buy a 55 gallon barrel. I am in the process of finding a solution and have suggested to Home Depot to see about having the gear oil available for proper care of this great tool and now it is up to them to follow up with Ridgid as will I. Sometimes if you want it done right you gotta do it yourself so Read More
Join the community of complaints as you cannot get the Mobil SHC 636 gear oil for this saw unless you buy a 55 gallon barrel. I am in the process of finding a solution and have suggested to Home Depot to see about having the gear oil available for proper care of this great tool and now it is up to them to follow up with Ridgid as will I. Sometimes if you want it done right you gotta do it yourself so we'll see what my contact at ridgid says. Read Less
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June 25, 2012
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Yes, the worm drive saws use a worm drive oil, commonly found at the retail level where the worm drive saws are sold. See attached.
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how heavy is it

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December 14, 2014
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15 pounds (6.8 kg)
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Bristol, CT
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July 22, 2014
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15 pounds
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New Hampshire
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May 28, 2014
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18lbs, as stated in the specifications. Worm drive saws are heavy by their nature.
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April 30, 2014
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About one and a half to two times as much as a standard saw. However, the weight is an advantage...it yields stability in ornery wood!
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April 29, 2014
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The product weight is 18 lb.
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Country of origin

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Trevor
September 2, 2013
Can anyone tell me where this saw is made? I assume China since all of the other manufacturers have moved there.
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Washington, PA
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You are correct it is made in China.
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You are correct, it is made in China.
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The saw is made in China but don't let that stop you from buying one its a great saw .
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Mansfield, TX, USA
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September 22, 2013
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On one side of the box I received my Ridgid R32103 saw in, it's clearly marked "Made in China".
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September 2, 2013
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China
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Can I cut a hairline crack on concrete if I use a diamond blade, to fill in hair line cracks on my driveway ?.PS does it support a 4" blade?

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Can"t fine anything to support this on MANUAL
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December 14, 2014
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Yes, I use a diamond blade in mine quite often, but it is a 7-1/4 inch blade. This saw has a diamond-shaped arbor and I have never seen a 4 inch blade with anything but a round arbor. I question, though, if that small of a saw blade is up to the task. I know the saw will certainly handle the job.
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Yes
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February 17, 2014
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Hi Moose, the manufacture states , it is not recommended to use any type of abrasive wheel on this saw.
Check out page 10 under the heading applications, on the product web page.
You can rent a hand held portable tile saw and use a concrete cutting blade on it.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 96 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Saw I got this saw to handle the heavy duty jobs in completing a large deck construction job. It worked great. It is very strong and powerful. I also love the way that cutting point of the blade is very easy to see while you are cutting. I used it for cutting decking boards, and for cutting out the 2x12 stringers for the steps. It was easy to handle and did a great job. I am very glad that I have this tool. April 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by No rip fence included It's a great saw and you can't beat the Ridgid warranty. I just wish it came with a rip fence... February 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Ridgid saw Over all the saw had plenty of power and was excellent to have on the job site. However after about two months of use the blade guard broke. It has now been out for repair longer than I had the saw in service. First time the saw was returned to me as "fixed" the guard was actually in worse shape than when I sent it out for repairs. Over all I would not buy this product again just due to the fact of horrible warranty process. I would rather spend a little extra and get a different brand that can be taken to a local service center and returned to me within a weeks time. December 2, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pretty good saw The R32103 handles and operates exactly the way an inline saw is supposed to. The motor is smooth and powerful, the bevel gauge is easy to read and adjust, and the depth mechanism operates very smoothly. I particularly liked that the guard never snagged, not even when I was shaving a sliver-sized piece off the end of a jack rafter. I also liked the lit plug, which glows when there is power to the saw. It’s a small detail, but we get a lot of rain in winter, so the power trips a lot on our job sites and the plug always let us know instantly if the power was still on. All in all, I liked everything about this tool except the base plate. The plates on most other saws are thick and heavily ribbed; this one is thinner and only lightly contoured, making it more likely to bend in a fall. In fact, we’ve used this saw’s predecessor and the plate did bend once or twice. And it wasn’t a fluke: For this review we dropped all of our in-line (worm drive and hypoid gear) saws five times from a 3-metre height and the Ridgid’s base plate is the only one that bent. This saw places third in our collection. Skilsaw is first, Makita is second, and this saw is third. Hope this helps in some way, thanks for your time, and good luck. December 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TOP CHOICE FOR HEAVY CUTTINGS I own Makitas & I own Ridgid, as well as, DeWalt tools. I am a weekend woodworker & a serious DIY'er. I have accumulated circ. saws from the affordable right-side Black & Decker, to the mediocre DeWalt and my favorite Ridgid wormgear driven 7.25" circular saw. For a medium challenge carpentry job, like I'm currently tearing up my old 12 ft x14 ft deck, to be replaced with an entirely new deck, requires a variety of power tools. (DIYers/hobbists/Carpenters all too familiar with that sound). However, of all the tools lined up, my Ridgid 7.25" worm drive saw leads the pack. This baby goes on smoothly in taming 2x4's, 1x6's, 2X6/2x8/2x10's easily. Heavier than the Makita & DeWalt circ saws, this really is an advantage to the user. Knowing how to swing the Ridgid's weight applying body mechanics saves one a lot of muscle aches & pains after a whole day's work. I believe the many complaints I read about this tool is its weight. If you are a veteran DIYer, a hobbyist or a pro-Carpenter, I doubt these group will ever complain about the saw's weight. The main thing to do is practice, practice, practice cutting with this saw. Once you get the hang of it, that's when you see the power, the steady & control, and the aggressiveness, the unit cuts wood & lumber neatly. December 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ridgid worm drive saw. Ive been cutting concrete floor with this saw the last two days. Has plenty of power, feels well balanced, its a little on the heavy side. But its a heavy duty saw. It doesn't want to twist too bad on start up. Handles are located nicely and make the user feel well in control and are comfortable Overall, this saw is a winner. November 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Reliable and powerful More power and more mass makes this saw cut very smooth and safe. This saw won't kick back like a side winder will; it just powers through. Pocket cuts are easier and safer too. Ergonomically comfortable. I bought my rigid worm drive in 2009 and it's still going strong after countless job sites. big box employees may not know but the skill saw oil works fine and is usually located with the saw accessories by the multi tool blades etc.... Do an oil change after a few hours of use to get rid of the small metal burrs from the worm gear then just change oil annually. October 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good saw OK. A little background on what I do. I am not just a DIY'er. I am a construction professional by trade and I do this for a living. It supports my family and I and is not just a hobby. There's a lot to like about this Ridgid worm-drive saw. It handles just like any circular saw is supposed to. The bevel gauge is very easy to read and adjust and the cut depth mechanism is very smooth. I particularly liked that the lower guard never got snagged, not even when cutting a steep compound miter, or when shaving a sliver-sized piece off the end of a jack rafter. This saw has a 2.5-horsepower motor. It would score a 2/5 (IMO) on raw power, with 3/5 being average, so it isn't a top performer, but it still does an OK job when cutting very hard/dense wood and pressure-treated lumber. What I can say about it so far, that I don't like, is the design of the base plate. The bases on other saws are either thick and heavily ribbed or have rolled edges, but this saw's plate is thinner and only lightly contoured. I am afraid that it will bend more easily than, say, the Skilsaw saws or the Makita hypoid saw. On the plus side, though, it is cast aluminium, not stamped, so it has stood up to a couple of two-metre drops without bending. All in all, a fine saw with some quirks that one just needs to get used to. December 28, 2015
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