Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 17
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DaleP Check your measurements if you have a Craftsman saw
I have to return this product to Home Depot, Unfortunately, it needs a 3/8" deep gauge slot, and my Craftsman Saw has a 1/4" deep gauge slot. Personally I'm sorry I bought the Craftsman Saw because it uses a very non-standard Miter Gauge size, and none of the aftermarket replacements fit.
February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by oldforester Digital Miter Gauge
The miter gauge is well constructed and accurate measuring mitered angles. Calibration is very easy and does not have to be done repeatedly when used on the same saw. The adjustable stops are beneficial for cutting short pieces EXACTLY the same length. After calibration the Ridgid miter gauge is much more accurate than any other standard miter gauge I've used, and the cost of this gauge is competitive with other less accurate quality miter gauge.
November 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarkP Good buy on Miter Gauge
As expected I had to tweak the fit to my miter slot a little. The split beam made this dead easy to do. It is easy to calibrate and is accurate and repeatable.
June 9, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JoeinNM Very Nice Miter Gauge
The bar fit in my table saw slots was very sloppy. I figured it might be when I purchased it. Slots varies with different manufactures. I just used a feeler gauge to determine how much shim I needed to add between the 2 piece bar. In my case it was .030. I stoned the table slots to remove all high spots and burrs. Now I have a Miter Gauge that fits like a glove. It would be nice if shims came with it.
January 27, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Josh Love the digital gauge, hate the miter slot runner
I wholeheartedly back up the review that complains about the extra play in the miter slot. I bought this RIDGID miter gauge to fit my RIDGID R4512 table saw. The runner is about 1/32" narrower than the slot, which gives a bit of play on the angle. The bar itself has no good way to adjust for this (it seems it would have been pretty easy to put in an adjustable screw for this), so I'm going to have to shim it with paper or something.
The digital gauge itself seems very accurate, but it tells you the angle between the miter fence and the slot runner, so if the slot runner moves in the track...there goes the accuracy. I'd still recommend it based on the price (it says available online only, but I found it in-store for $66).
November 11, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mramsey Good but could be better
Like several others here I have this paired with the ridgid Contractor table saw. I think this was a really good deal, my local store had them on sale for less than half of what a nice Incra would cost. That being said I did see similar issues that others did in that the rail doesn't fit real snug and I had to shim it out with some paper. Once that was done it worked great. I would like to see a real shim kit included with this instead of the paper trick since if you want to use this to set the angle of your blade you need to remove the rail and the shims. If there were shims made for this then it would probably be easier to keep track of them with switching between using this as a miter gauge and a blade tilt gauge.
February 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill I think this is a great addition to my table saw
My miter gauge arrived on time. The assembly was not complicated and went smoothly. I did have to modify my table saw since it did not have a true "T" groove. The first fitting of the gauge was a little loose, but I used some notebook paper as shim material between the two sections of the guide bar. After a couple of tries the guide bar slid smoothly through the channel with no side play at all. My cross-cutting will be a lot more precise now with a larger platform to align with and an accurate digital reading of the angle. I am very happy with this product.
November 29, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Papi Don't waste your money!
This miter guage looks great and it would be if it had been designed with a single piece miter bar. As it is, it is very sloppy (one size fits NONE) and even with shims the bar would not get "tight" and be allowed to slide. There are three bolts that join the two slider bars together to make it fit all width slots and because of this there are 3 compression points along the bar that end up being thinner (i.e. the bar becomes non-uniform thickness). Now we are talking a few thousands of an inch but enough to make me return the $90 item. For $90 I wouldn't think you'd have to modify it much for a true 3/4" slot (Ridgid saw no less). The magnetic blade angle attachment is likewise a nightmare! A real disappointment! Kreg here we come!
December 28, 2011