Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 77
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rosif3r bit of a rocky start
The saw pictured is the replacement for the original one i bought, since the first one had a weird eccentric calibration error. The local HD was good about letting me grab another one to replace it, and so far this one seems fine. I'm also a little less than thrilled with the laser sight overall, and may just go back to sighting the cut by the notch. Other than that, a reasonably powerful saw for a middle-of-the-road price.
December 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bvibob Straight cuts?
I read reviews complaining about straight cuts. I decided to take a chance on the saw. I needed to cut a strip off a 10 foot oak board tapering from 3/8" to 3/4" to fit a crooked wall. I did not use the blade that comes with the saw. After playing with the saw and experimenting with it to determine blade to guide board distance I made my cut. Sure enough it was off by over and 1/8 of an inch by the time I reached the end of the board. There was burning in the cut. I usually set the blade depth so only a little of the blade protrudes through the work piece. That was the problem. The blade flex was so bad
that it was actually flexed to an 1/8" error by the end of the cut. Fortunately it left too much material behind. I tried re-cutting with the same settings and I could see the blade beginning to fIex as the cut progressed. i set the saw for maximum depth so the board was up in the meat of the blade. The next cut was right on, no flex and a true cut. I am going to look at blades and see if I can find one that is beefier in thickness, no narrow kerfs for me on hand held circular saws.
The saw performed very well on the 3/4 oak. Only the blade was inadequate.
November 5, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jrh246 Only for Super Light Duty
I decide to finally go away from my cordless, since I have started to do a lot of remodel projects on my home. This saw appears to be a good quality unit, but a lot of the internal parts are plastic. If all I was doing was ripping a few boards then this saw would be fine, but any continues work will overheat this unit. I bought it and was using it continuously for about 10 minutes and the internals started to melt and smoke poured out the side. All I smelt was burnt plastic. If you are doing a small project or just cutting some lumber this saw will be fine, but it is not designed for heavy use. I took the unit back and bought the 15 amp Ridgid saw and it also comes with a lifetime service warranty. If you are doing a lot of projects and need a good saw spend the extra $40 and get the Ridgid. If you are just doing small projects then the Ryobi should be fine. I hope this helps anybody trying to make a decisions.
November 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoeR GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE
I RECENTLY WROTE A NEGATIVE REVIEW ON THIS ITEM. AFTER THAT REVIEW I RECEVED A COMPLETELY UNSOLICITED EMAIL FROM A RYOBI REPRESENTATIVE TELLING ME THEY ARE SORRY ABOUT MY PROBLEM WITH THEIR PRODUCT AND WOULD BE SENDING ME A REPLACEMENT SAW. WITH THIS LEVEL OF CUSTOMER SERVICE I WOULD RECOMMEND ALL RYOBI PRODUCTS.THIS MUST BE A RARE EVENT FOR THEIR PRODUCT TO STOP PERFORMING AS EXPECTED. I BELEIVE THAT NO MATTER WHAT BRAND OF ANY PRODUCT YOU PURCHASE THINGS CAN GO WRONG.
August 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gunsmoke This saw is light and easy to handle. Cuts through whatever I have attempted. I use rough lumber and had no problem.
I have purchased Ryobio tools before...and they were just average. But this saw is what I needed. Lightweight and has enough power to go through rough lumber.
May 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Brew This saw handles the job.
I used this saw on several projects and it didn't fail me once. I am pleased with the exactaline laser. Also pleased with the ergonomicaly designed handle.
December 11, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Westcoast01 Great Value for the Money
Works as expected.
Cons: Only flaw is the Plastic knobs, if one should accidently drop it and they break, one needs to replace the bolts with carrigage bolts and wing nuts.
Pros: Love having the laser line features
June 5, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HDJoey It's all about the Laser!
I'm framing in my car-port and the laser on this saw has been great for helping me cut nice strait lines in plywood for my walls. Has good power and feels good to hold. I recommend this to anyone who does the occasional Job.
April 10, 2012