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

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

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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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Name THRUCOOL 7-1/4 in. Worm Drive Saw 15 Amp 7-1/4 in. Worm Drive Circular Saw 15 Amp 7-1/4 in. Worm Drive Circular Saw 15 Amp 7-1/4 in. Worm Drive Circular Saw
Brand RIDGID Milwaukee DEWALT RIDGID
Ratings (17) (14) (33) (100)
Cordless/ Corded Corded Corded Corded Corded
Blade Diameter 7.25 7.25 in 7-1/4 in 7.25 in
Power Tool Features Depth Adjustment,Electric Brake,Lock On Switch,Spindle Lock No Additional Features Spindle Lock Depth Adjustment,Spindle Lock
Reconditioned No No No 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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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February 15, 2014
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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15 Amp 7-1/4 in. Worm Drive Circular Saw is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 100.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent saw - early review Have only used the new saw a little but to date I think it is a great saw. When cutting long cuts on 3/4" plywood the saw is easier to keep on the line than a lite saw. Recommend that you check the oil before you every plug in the saw. I found my saw was no where near full of oil when I got it. I couldn't find the recommended oil on home depots web site but they do sell a worm drive oil that will work in the rigid saw (stated on the home depot site)
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased This is the first "worm drive" saw that I have ever used. A friend recommended it. I am very pleased with it. I like it's weight and handlibility. It stays on the chalk line when ripping 2x8's very easy. You just pull the trigger and it goes. It appears to be very durable and will cut through anything easily.
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Never again! Great saw, but if your meticulous about maintenance good luck finding oil or anybody that knows about it At Home Depot or otherwise. being that it's from Home Depot's name brand one would think they would carry oil for it or at least somebody would know about it. Never again will I buy a rigid anything
Date published: 2016-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from RIDGED 7 1/4 WORM DRIVE CIRCULAR SAW Powerful saw easy to use . Right out of the box this is a great saw.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lets face it I have used skil worm drive saws and Makita hypoid saw. This is by far the best saw I've used. I work occasionally for a contractor doing various jobs, built my own shed, and renovated my attic into a living space with this saw. This saw did it all. I have read negative reviews and for some of those people I would of exchanged the bad saw for a different one before your home depot 3 month warranty expires. Like all things sometimes 1 out of 50 of things are built wrong(cars, etc...) While the rest are good. I did have to return my saw for lifetime warranty when I and a few others have dropped it repeatedly causing it to bend the plate on the bottom which didn't allow for a proper 0 cut. Like all saws though, it can only take so much beating. Same thing happened to my skil saw. Ridgid really out did themselves on this saw.
Date published: 2015-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gear Oil Change This is the best saw I've ever used, cuts through lumber with ease. I like all the features this saw has. The only problem is when its time to change the gear oil Ridgid says to use only Mobil SHC 636 synthetic gear oil. Problem is you can't buy Mobil SHC 636 oil in anything less than a 5-gallon bucket and it is very expensive. This is a problem Ridgid should have thought of. Not a good idea to use 80w-90 automotive gear oil because it's viscosity is not good enough. But the good news is you can buy Mobil SHC 634 in a quart bottle, 634 is the closest you can get to 636 an costs much less. As for the saw it's self,I would recomemd it to anyone wanting a saw with good capabilty.
Date published: 2011-03-14
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