RIDGID Fuego 12-Amp 6-1/2 in. Magnesium Compact Framing Circular Saw-R3204 at The Home Depot


Model # R3204

Internet # 205076385

Store SKU # 222089

Fuego 12-Amp 6-1/2 in. Magnesium Compact Framing Circular Saw

RIDGID Fuego 12-Amp 6-1/2 in. Magnesium Compact Framing Circular Saw

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$99.00 / each


Model # R3204

Internet # 205076385

Store SKU # 222089

The RIDGID Fuego 12 amp 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw is the fastest and lightest framing saw on the market. FUEGO tools are engineered to be the fastest, lightest and most compact tools on the market while delivering full power. With free registration, RIDGID power tools are covered for life. FREE Parts. FREE Service. FOR LIFE.Includes: R3204 Circular Saw, 18 Tooth Carbide Tipped Blade, Hex Wrench, Operator’s Manual. See below for more details.

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  • Powerful 12-amp motor - delivers the fastest cutting speed in its class at 6,100 RPM
  • Mg Magnesium base - durable and lightweight base for tough applications on the jobsite
  • 0-50° bevel capacity with detent system - quickly lock your saw into the most common angles; capable of cutting finished 2X material at 45° in a single pass
  • Full length front and rear kerf Indicators - for added cutting precision
  • Integrated dust blower - helps to clear cut line for improved accuracy
  • Ratcheting depth and bevel lock levers - can easily be secured in multiple positions
  • 18 Tooth thin Kerf carbide tipped blade - for smooth cross and rip cuts as well as longer life
  • Hex Grip - grip Enhancing micro-texture for secure grip and maximum user comfort
  • Ergonomic shock absorbent pommel handle - ergonomic design minimizes “wrist arch” when making bevel cuts
  • Externally accessible brushes - minimizes downtime

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Amperage (amps)  12  Assembled Depth (in.)  12.80 in 
Assembled Height (in.)  10.23 in  Assembled Width (in.)  9.29 in 
Bevel Capacity  50  Blade Diameter  6.5 
Blade Location  Right  Certifications and Listings  4-UL Certified,OSHA Compliant 
Color Family  Orange  Cord Length (ft.)  10 
Corded Tool Type  Circular Saw  Cordless/Corded  Corded 
Depth Adjustment  Yes  Electrical brake  Yes 
Keyless/keyed blade change  Keyed  Manufacturer Warranty  3 Year, Lifetime Service Agreement with Product Registration 
Maximum Cut Depth @ 45 Deg.  1.625  Maximum Cut Depth @ 90 Deg.  2.125 
Maximum Speed (rpm)  6100  Power Tool Product Type  Corded 
Product Depth (in.)  12.795  Product Height (in.)  10.236 
Product Weight (lb.)  8 lb  Product Width (in.)  9.291 
Reconditioned  No  Returnable  90-Day 
Spindle Lock  Yes 


Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by lightweight and powerful powerful,easy to handle saw.works well left-handed.good to find corded 6 and1/2 inch saw with blade on right August 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Light and Powerful At last count, I own 8 different circular saws, and this has become my go to saw because it is the perfect mix of weight and power. I used to always use a 7 1/4 inch saw for general purpose work, but this saw is several pounds lighter, and just as powerful. Cuts 2x, CCA, plywood, etc. Its easy to maneuver, the sawdust blower is a great little feature that works, wish it was on some of my other saws as well. In terms of durability, we will have to see, I'm not hard on my tools, but I use them plenty. For heavy duty cutting, I usually break out the worm drive, but this saw with a good thin kerf blade can do plenty, ad its easy to use on its side cutting posts, or over your head cutting rafter tails, etc. June 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by great saw saw is lightweight and easy to use. compact but strong enough to get the job done. July 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Having fun cutting everthing in sight! I'm just getting into woodworking, and although I worked with a table saw and other shop standards a few decades ago, this is my first ever experience with a circular saw. My shop consists of a few plastic sawhorses on my apartment's porch and half of what's supposed to be my dining room, stocked with a drill, impact driver, hand saws, and a modest assortment of hand tools. I really want to start making some basic furniture, starting with a workbench, so the next logical power tool was a circular saw. I knew I wanted a corded saw and well-placed handles designed for smaller hands, and after fondling saws on mutiple visits to HD end I narrowed it down to this 6 1/2 Ridgid saw and the Makita 5740. They have very similar specs and both felt good in my hands, but the Ridgid felt just a tiny bit better. Thanks to some YouTube videos, my saw and I are getting acquainted by making various cutting jigs with hardboard, plywood, and a little lumber, and I've been very pleased that with a plywood cutting blade, straight and square cross cut and ripping jigs, and a little patience I can make very precise and straight cuts with this beast, including cutting ridiculously thin slices of plywood with the finishing blade just because I can. I'm now finishing a badly-needed hardboard-faced plywood shelf for the wire shelves in the kitchen, and the next task will probably be making sturdier sawhorses and then using them to build the workbench I've wanted for the past year. I'd given up on more than a basic bench, but having learned how versatile a circular saw be, I'm considering going for a bench with enough drawers for my most used measuring and hand tools. Sure, a table saw would be grand, as would a drill press, router table, and band saw, but until I have the space and money for them, this baby will make me very happy. September 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not for new or novice DIY users In my opinion this saw is not for new or novice do it yourself users. As a non professional I required the use of a rip fence to make long straight cuts. While this saw has a slot for a rip fence to be used, it did not come with the bolt needed to attach the rip fence to the saw. Disappointingly the owners manual did not mention what size bolt to use and the rip fence made by the saw's manufacturer was not sold at the Home Depot that the saw was purchased. Rather than take the saw to Home Depot and try various bolts I simply returned it and purchased a different saw that made it easy to utilize a rip fence. June 24, 2014
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