RIDGID 8-Amp 5 in. Fiber Cement Circular Saw-R3401 at The Home Depot


Model # R3401

Internet # 100646506

8-Amp 5 in. Fiber Cement Circular Saw

RIDGID 8-Amp 5 in. Fiber Cement Circular Saw

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$169.00 / each


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Model # R3401

Internet # 100646506

The RIDGID 8 Amp 5 in. Fiber Cement Circular Saw is ideal for cutting fiber cement board and making bevel cuts of up to 45 degrees. The heavy-duty, 8 Amp motor delivers up to 9,250 RPM to help you make cuts quickly and with ease. The saw features AirGuard technology, an onboard active dust-collection system that removes up to 90% of fiber cement dust to help reduce the risk of inhaling dust particles.

  • 8 Amp motor helps you power through tough jobs
  • Motor delivers up to 9,250 RPM to quickly and easily cut through fiber cement board
  • 5 in. Blade with spindle lock for easy blade changes
  • Bevel stop for 45-degree bevel cuts
  • AirGuard onboard active dust collection system uses a twin-fan design that collects 90% of fiber cement dust and helps reduce the risk of inhaling harmful dust particles
  • Ergonomic design provides comfort when operating in different positions
  • Magnesium upper and lower guard and base are lightweight for low operator fatigue during extended use
  • Trigger switch for ease of operation

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Amperage (amps)  Assembled Depth (in.)  20.669 in 
Assembled Height (in.)  8.071 in  Assembled Width (in.)  8.858 in 
Bevel Capacity  45 °  Blade Diameter  5 in 
Blade Location  Right  Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed 
Color Family  Orange  Cord Length (ft.)  10 
Corded Tool Type  Circular Saw  Cordless/Corded  Corded 
Depth Adjustment  No  Electrical brake  No 
Keyless/keyed blade change  Keyless  Manufacturer Warranty  3 Year, Lifetime Service Agreement with product registration 
Maximum Cut Depth @ 45 Deg.  1.06 in  Maximum Cut Depth @ 90 Deg.  1.22 in 
Maximum Speed (rpm)  9250  Power Tool Product Type  Corded 
Product Depth (in.)  9 in  Product Height (in.)  8 in 
Product Weight (lb.)  7 lb  Product Width (in.)  21 in 
Reconditioned  No  Returnable  90-Day 
Spindle Lock  Yes 


Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 42 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by best dust free cutting small light weight saw, easy to get in tight areas. Dust free operation, and able to cut other materials,ie tile and cement by changing blades. March 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Using the RIDGE Fiber Cement Circular Saw The saw vacuum system did contain 75-80% of the airborne cement dust while cross cutting and ripping with the tool. Would be better if the blade housing would allow viewing of the blade to make scribe cutting more accurate when vewing the tool from left of the blade. Should be sold with an option to purchase a durable soft case to contain and store all the accessories. Also the shoe should be adjustable so the blade doesn't cut deep into sacrificial supporting wood on work surface. December 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best cement and granite saw ever ! I've done a number of siding jobs with this saw and the dust vacum system is great. Just tried using it with a 4 inch dry diamond blade to cut 1/2 granite countertop and it also worked great. cut down stone dust also. August 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tool works well Me: obsessive/compulsive do-it-yourselfer. Bought the saw to replace the siding on my house. I have seen fiber-cement products cut with conventional saws and witnessed clouds of dirty, nasty, very unhealthy dust. This saw captures almost all the dust. I am very, very impressed. The saw also handles well, is quite light compared to my regular circular saw, the blade angle adjustment is user friendly and the saw is easy to use with a straight edge guide. I like it. I have one unanswered question: does the store carry replacement blades or will I have to find a supplier on-line? I'll cross that bridge when I come to the river. Summary: good tool. September 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by good design but poorly built Had 2 of these the 1st motor locked up after 3 days the 2nd got thru 3/4 of the job & the motor burnt up! very good concept but very poorly made especially for someone who uses on a regular basis! October 26, 2014
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