Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 96
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by contractor 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 RDF 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 emp124 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 anonymouse 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 WoodBuster 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 derwood 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 Donquardo 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 dyang304 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