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Model R32103

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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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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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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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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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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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15 pounds
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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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The product weight is 18 lb.
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Country of origin

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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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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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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 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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) August 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. August 28, 2016
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 This product has great features. This product has everything needed for any of the outdoor projects asked of it so far. The weight is a little on the heavier side, but once you start using it, it is no longer noticeable. June 5, 2014
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by WOW! What a saw! I had no idea that a hand held circular saw could be this powerful and versatile! This saw cuts through 2x12s like it's nothing. Rip, cross cut, whatever... no problem! I added a Freud finishing blade to mine and it's accurate, quiet and incredibly powerful. I cut through a stack of 4 sheets of 7/16 OSB and it didn't even begin to struggle. Forget all other saws, this is the absolute best one for the money! March 11, 2013
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by powerful! Great Saw. A Little On The Heavy Side But worth It. It Cuts As Fast As I Push. Only Downside Is No Case Or Even A Canvas Bag. April 9, 2013
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