Rated 3.6 out of 5Â by 21
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Beryl Adjustments are difficult
This saw is powerful enough to cut metal without bogging down too much. I find the cutting fence angle adjustment to be a nuisance because of the small spring loaded handle and indents. Each angle adjustment requires you to lift the handle to disengage the detents, turn it a small amount, release the handle whereupon the spring forces it to re-seat in a detent, and then repeat the process. This may be a safety feature but a pentagon knob or a 4 arm bar knob would be much more useful. Changing the fence location is also time consuming as there are only two locations (threaded holes) for the fence retaining bolt to go into. The retaining bolt is very close to the back of the fence forcing you to make multiple turns with the dinky flat wrench to extract the bolt and re-install it. The saw itself is acceptable but the difficulty in making layout changes will cause me to take a good look at other saws when it comes time to buy another.
January 3, 2008
Rated 4 out of 5Â by LesHandyman Great chop saw but ...
Great and well build saw for ferrous metals only. You need to get an additional non-ferrous metal cutting blade for cutting aluminum, brass, copper and plastics. The big issue is with factory set angle bracket from 0-45 deg. either direction left or right. This bracket as set by the manufacturer wonât allow full range of movement up to 45 deg. It stops around 33 deg. because friction beyond this point. I have quickly learned that the adjustment you have to made is related to locking handle and a specially a split lock washer which needs to be adjusted. To fix this problem remove the small screw with spring and loosen the screw going to a T-nut underneath of the casting base. Now this bracket will travel all the way and pass 45 deg. Set to a position so split lock washer will hold the bracket with some force but when adding the L-handle will lock in position. You may play like this several times until youâll find the exact setting. Finally lubricate those areas. This feature shall be improved and re-designed by the manufacturer.
August 8, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Carnut 'Toba My Ridgid 14 inch cut off msaw works great!
I really, really like my new
Ridgid 14 in. cut off saw! I build/rebuild classic cars and fabricate metal pieces all of the time, and cut many different angles, shapes of metal pieces and this saw is ACCURATE and cuts with ease.
January 25, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Washer ridgid man
I have not found anything that I could not cut, this saw should be in every garage.
March 13, 2007
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Orca Will not cut a true.
As another user mentioned the fence isnt plumb it tilts forward, so if you try and cut any angle other than 90deg you cant use the clamp or you will get a skewed cut, the only way to make it cut true with miter cuts is not use the clamp and clamp the piece down to the table not the fence. I used this method for a day before i realized how ridiculous this was and packed it up, about to drive it back to Home Depot and swap it for the Dewalt.
Seems great quality. The fence turns both directions which is a very nice feature. If only the fence was plumb would be the best chop saw I have ever used.
January 6, 2013