Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 133
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by REESE1 Very Happy
I purchased this in March '16 (and was able to utilize the Home Depot 11% rebate promotion that was running to match a big box competitor). It has been very useful. I recently used it to: trim shelves, cut 4 x 8's for a shed floor, and cut out siding over a doorway [so, on a ladder]. I purchased a higher quality blade (the included blade is still unused). Being able to make all these cuts, and not have to be flipping an extension cord around. That is a joy. One could make the argument that a cordless is safer, because the trip hazard of an extension cord is now gone, especially on the ladder.
October 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ace Nice saw, seems to have plenty of power.
The saw is lightweight and very easy to adjust. I keep it in my car because I will stop places that have skids. I repurpose the wood. The battery holds up quite well.
September 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by T00ls Battery operated circular saw
let me start out by saying I use this saw (6 1/4")for special operation where it is too cumbersome to use a 110 volt circular saw. I just used this to install windows on a very old home. I had to cut some siding away from the opening to allow the window to be installed. It worked perfect. Easy to use, light weight, plenty of power to do the job. I didn't expect much but was surprised at the power. I rated it a four star only because it uses a lot of battery power. However I just threw the battery on the ridge fast charger and threw in another battery. Running consistently for 15minutes of hard cutting is about what you can expect. That's not bad when you think about it. The bottom line is I love this saw because it just makes everything a little easier under the right circumstances.
August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Good for general work. Easy to carry.
The best use for this saw is when an electric outlet is difficult to get to and running an extension cord may not be practical. The battery life is directly connected to the size of the battery. It is convenient and reasonably powerful but the handle is a bit small if you want to wear gloves when using this saw. It is not a primary saw but it is a good backup. Well balanced!
September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Thor Good saw
Same amount of power as my full size, plug in saw, but lighter, more mobile and easier to use/manuver.
August 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TimW Impressed!
Really works well. Nice to have around for large and small jobs. My only gripe is it tends to shoot the dust up into the users face from the front. At times I have to put my hand over that area. Other than that I'm very happy with this. Home Depot shipped this quick as well. Kudo's to them. Packaging was very good as well.
August 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kodiak1955 Circular Saw
Great saw, I used it recently to build a deer blind back in the woods, Ridgid makes quality products and this saw is no exception .
August 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rebecca Great tool. Just make sure to get the 5 amp battery.
I started buying Ridged tools about 3 months ago. So far it been standing up to everything I put it thru. The warranty is a pain in the (you know what). But if it works like they advertise then it will be worth it.
As for the saw goes it great. Light weight. and cuts great, That is until the battery dies after about 5 or 6 cuts. The standard battery is not up to do the job. This tool should have been sold With the 5 amp battery. Selling it without the battery makes you think that it will run great with the batteries you have. (4 total received when buying other kits) I would have been more then happy to pay 200 for the complete kit at one time then having to go back and get the 5 amp battery later or having to run all my batteries down faster then they can get charged.
June 30, 2016