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Model #MS255SR

10 in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw with Dual Laser Guide

  • Gravity LED light illuminates the work area in all positions
  • Dual laser lines provide more visible cutting kerf indication
  • Upfront bevel index pin for controlling the blade tilt
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Product Overview

The RIDGID 10 in. Dual Bevel Sliding Miter Saw has a powerful 15Amp motor with a soft start and constant speed control for stable cutting in high load conditions. Make fast and precise adjustments with the upfront bevel lock control and miter lock lever for quick angle adjustments. An innovative gravity LED light illuminates the work area in all positions. It is ideal for the professional user in a wide range of specialties including general contractors, woodworkers, cabinetry and flooring.
  • Powerful 15 Amp motor has a soft start and constant speed control for comfortable use under different load conditions
  • In-line handle for both right and left hand use which eliminates any side force to the blade for seamless cutting
  • Miter detent knob provides quick action releases or bypasses miter detent index points with one simple motion
  • Convenient upfront bevel lock control there's no need to reach behind the saw for lock/release
  • Miter lock lever provides users with easy access to make quick angle adjustments
  • Upper sliding and lower pivot fence provide extreme support to any thin work piece
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Miter Saw TypeCompoundSliding CompoundSliding CompoundSliding Compound
Cordless/ CordedCordedCordedCordedCorded
Bevel TypeDualDualDualDual
Power Tool FeaturesPositive StopsNo Additional FeaturesElectric Brake,Positive StopsElectric Brake,Positive Stops
Maximum Cutting Thickness (in.)3.53.544
Blade Diameter (in.)10101212
Included AccessoriesAllen Key/Wrench,BladesLaser GuideBagBag,Stand
Cuts ThroughWood
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Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)
Table Length (in.)
Table Width (in.)


45 Degree Crosscut Capacity Maximum
1 7/8" X 12"
90 Degree Crosscut Capacity Maximum - Left
3 1/2" X 12"
90 Degree Crosscut Capacity Maximum - Right
3 1/2" X 12"
Amperage (amps)
Arbor Size
Bench & Stationary Tool Type
Slide Miter Saw
Bevel Type
Blade Diameter (in.)
Color Family
Cord Length (ft.)
Cordless/ Corded
Dust Collection Method
2 in. Dust Port
Included Accessories
Laser Guide
Maximum Cutting Thickness (in.)
Maximum Degree Miter Cuts - Left
Maximum Degree Miter Cuts - Right
Maximum miter capacity
Maximum Speed (rpm)
Miter Saw Type
Sliding Compound
No Tool Blade Change
Power Tool Features
No Additional Features
Product Weight (lb.)
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase

Questions & Answers


is there a replacement for the dual lazer light preferably led?

Asked by BS July 6, 2019

I am not sure you need to call ridgid.

I have a ms255sr miter saw in need of repair. I need parts 12, 45, 46, 42, 43, 41, 17 & 39. Are...

Asked by CARL December 22, 2017

Hi Carl, unfortunately the Home Depot does not supply replacement parts, Please contact the manufacturer for parts and services. We apologize for the inconvenience. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot!

When will this be back in stock? I do not want to lug around a 12” saw and my 8 1/2 isn’t quite b...

Asked by Thadius7 December 21, 2017

Thadius7, you will need to direct your question directly to Ridgid at their site. This is a tool that Ridgid contracted with an outside manufacturer (Chevron) to produce. The issues with this saw are at that stage, and not with the Home Depot stores. This was the best miter saw that I've ever owned, but I've been trying for the last 2 years to buy another one and I've run into dead ends. Demand for the saw is so great that used models on Craigslist are bringing close to the original retail price in some markets. Check with Ridgid about the future of the saw. They usually get back to you within a couple of days.

What's are all of the differences betweem a Ryobi 15 Amp 10" Dual Bevel Miter Saw and the Ryobi 1...

Asked by Bear December 19, 2017

Assuming you're referring to this model Ryobi saw - TSS102L which I don't own, but I do own the Ridgid saw. My father-in-law also owns the older blue Ryobi 10" saw and I used it a good amount so I can somewhat compare them. All dual bevel miter saws in theory can do the same things, some are more accurate and perform tasks better. I can say this his older Ryobi wasn't super accurate with the common detentes especially at 45 degrees. Also he broke off the knob to lock down the miter angle once and while he got it replaced the Ridgid's press-down lock is more secure and sturdy. His older Ryobi had a wildly inaccurate laser line that was manually adjustable. The Ridgid has a line on both sides of the blade that has been more accurate for me. Some benefits the Ridgid has that I don't see on the Ryobi TSS102L: A universal power switch that can be better operated by right or left hands. A safety mechanism to prevent accidental powering on of the blade A 'soft start' motor for smoother operation A light directed at the cut area An excellent included Diablo blade Controls for the bevel out front, so you don't need to find/fumble with them at the back of the saw The motor is mounted on a belt and is not direct drive, so less weight to raise/lower on each cut A more robust looking and flexible clamp for holding pieces down A taller, larger and adjustable fence Good cable management An additional handle at the rear to help carry it around - this is really nice since it is heavy and awkward to carry. You also get what you pay for. The Ridgid cost me around $300 and is a solid tool that I enjoy using and can trust for accurate cuts. The Ryobi is nearly have the price, is missing several features and if it's like the older Ryobi my father-in-law has, it can't do as good of a job and isn't as trustworthy for cuts. Ultimately the Ryobi will get the job done, it may not perform at the same level without additional effort and potentially minor adjustments or misaligned cuts, but it will make compound cuts. It always comes down to what you expect from your tools and how much you really need them. Do you want to pay more now for a better tool, or pay less, have some issues to overcome and either cease needing the tool or upgrade later for less frustration? I believe the Ridgid has been discontinued sadly. The same company that makes Ridgid makes Ryobi. If you want a slightly better saw over the Ryobi you might want to consider the Dewalt. Makita also makes a really good compound saw, but it gets to be a bit more expensive.

What is the best folding/portable table to go with the Ridgid ms255sr saw?

Asked by Sawbuck December 3, 2017

Sawbuck, almost any miter saw stand will work with this saw, and if you mount a small plywood base to the saw, any stand will work. The one that's best depends on your personal requirements. Do you need wheels? Is the weight of the stand an issue for you? Do you need strong supports at the ends of your lumber? Do you need roller supports or will metal bars suffice? Take a look at the miter saw stands at Home Depot and see what each has to offer. For me, strong roller supports are essential, and wheels allow me to leave the saw attached to the stand when the saw is being transported. Your needs may be different.

When will this saw come back online for sale or in-store?

Asked by Graham November 29, 2017

The Home Depot has this Ridgid 10 inch electric miter saw available on line. I hav this saw and can not say enough good thing about the saw.

is there any discount on this saw for cyber monday

Asked by kevin November 27, 2017

All The Home Depot sales prices are posted on line and listed in the stores. Please check both to see if the 10inch Ridgid sliding electric miter saw. I bought the saw this spring and totally love the saw.

did they discontinued this saw???

Asked by norton November 24, 2017

Fairly certain that they did, sadly. It's been an excellent saw for me, way better than the ~7 year old Ryobi my father-in-law bought that I borrowed until I bought my own.

When will this saw be back in stock?

Asked by Anonymous November 15, 2017

Hi there, per our vendor, this 10 in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw with Dual Laser Guide has an estimated arrival for online stocking of early December, which is subject to change. If you would like to be notified with updates on the status of this item, you can enter your email address into the field provided on the product's page. Thanks for shopping Home Depot!

I like that particular saw I was wondering where I could find one now that Home Depot does not carry it any longer

Asked by Rick September 21, 2017

Rick, your best bet is to find a used model in the classified ads. A few of them still show up from time to time, and the selling prices are high. Ridgid's discontinuing the saw may have been related to the fact that the saw was built for them by Chevron, and Chevron was the source for parts and information about the saw. In fact, Ridgid referred me to Chevron on more than one occasion. As you've probably noticed, the saw has advantages that aren't found on other saws, such as total up-front controls. My hope is that a competitor will take notice, and begin including those features on their own saws. I've owned a dozen compound miter saws, and Ridgid's 10" slider was unquestionably my favorite.

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Customer Reviews

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  • 87% recommend this product
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Haven't used it much yet, but like everything so far. Am building a stand for it currently and us...
Haven't used it much yet, but like everything so far. Am building a stand for it currently and using it to help build it. No complaints so far. For the price compared to other equivalent tools, I don't think it can be beat. Obviously it isn't Festool, but what normal person can afford their stuff. The picture is of the Fine Woodworking chopsaw stand that I'm in process of building........
by TR
If you are a wood butcher with a framing axes on hip this is not the saw for you, buy a DeWalt 12...
If you are a wood butcher with a framing axes on hip this is not the saw for you, buy a DeWalt 12" sliding miter but if you are stain grade finish craftsman you will love this saw. For twice or even 3 times the price you can't beat this saw. The soft start, center handle, ambidextrous trigger, front controls and blade brake give the cabinet quality craftsman a saw that can reduce his work load and make accurate reputable cuts. The dust collection pickup needs a little attention as do all miter saws but is a easy fix with a duct tape extension. The saw came set at dead on zero and the diablo blade is plus. The double laser can help production and gravity light is nice extra if you are cutting in low light conditions. In my opinion Ridgid set a new standard for finish miter saws with this 10 inch beauty.
by Milcon
4 people found this helpful
Amazing miter saw for the price, the design was well thought out. In the Aerospace industry we c...
Amazing miter saw for the price, the design was well thought out. In the Aerospace industry we call it human engineering (where the master kill switch is located for an astronaut or pilot) and the engineers who designed this saw did a good job in that department. Little features like left or right hand operation, dual adjustable lasers (both sides of the blade), gravity LEDs, cord routing out of the way with a cord wrap, etc., are just a few cool features, but the real workhorse is how well it does it's job it was designed for, great tool for the price. The manual has a great complete guide for full adjustments, tweaks and maintenance. First thing out of the box was I checked fence, base and base to blade for square, then checked on 45 deg, all QA passed, so kudos to RIDGID's QA factory team for ensuring I could use this out of the box.
by Brett
1 person found this helpful
Right out the box I check the alignment of the saw. The table was square to the fence and the bl...
Right out the box I check the alignment of the saw. The table was square to the fence and the blade was perpendicular to the table. My first cuts were dead on. The Diablo 40 tooth blade was put right to the test building Christmas tree stands cutting an entire pallet of pressure treated fence boards. I stacked them 3 high and cut them into three 2 foot pieces. Almost two hours of constant cutting The Diablo blade and Ridgid saw work great together, quick smooth cuts. I like both the soft start and the blade breaking. The soft start allowed the saw and shop vac to share the same outlet. No tripping of the circuit breakers.
by Amaturewoodworker
4 people found this helpful
I have been using this saw for over a year now and still hate it. I decided to go with this saw b...
I have been using this saw for over a year now and still hate it. I decided to go with this saw because of the lifetime warranty the success of the other Ridgid tools I own. I have to say this is one of the worst one. My main complaint is that when you pull the trigger your expecting the saw to immediately be at full RPM, but it's not, it slowly starts out and ramps up to full RPM. I feel this is very dangerous and is a pain. Another issue I have with it is even with a brand new fine finish blade (60 tooth) it still splinter the wood, I have not been able to make a clean or accurate cut with this saw yet. Over the summer I build a large deck and the customer I was building it for had the 12"DeWalt double bevel compound saw. I fell in love with that saw... It had power and was very accurate. My opinion is if your spending the $350 for this saw, you might as well spend another $150 and get the DeWalt.
by tlh
2 people found this helpful
Product came squared and ready to cut. Saw cuts smooth and precise. The Laser and light are a gre...
Product came squared and ready to cut. Saw cuts smooth and precise. The Laser and light are a great feature. Collects dust very well. I bolted it on a Kobalt stand no problem. I love the handle placement. Makes cutting with either hand a breeze! Don't hesitate, pick up this saw! Built this farmhouse table below and everything came out great!
by Pat
6 people found this helpful
Fence isnt square to the blade and there isnt a way to adjust besides re-forging and/or re-milling the whole fence assembly. I used to be a big ridgid fan. Cant say that anymore.
by FartMan666
17 people found this helpful
Possibly my favorite saw
I have used dozens of miter saws and this is one of my favorites. Prior to purchasing this one I researched many of the other brands and debated between 10 in and 12 in. In the end I settled on this one. I felt like if offered the best bang for the buck and was a solid product. I have now owned it for over a year and have used it extensively (deck building, house framing, interior trim, furniture building, plumbing (PVC cutting) etc.). Here are a few of my favorite features: *sliding arm is smooth and accurate *I like the LED light and laser - the laser was not dead on when I got it and needed to be adjusted but when I have lots of quick cuts the laser is a huge help. *I think 10" blade is the perfect size for me. I think the 12" would have been over kill (bigger, heavier, and more expensive blades). Plus in a pinch I have been able to swap blades with my 10" table saw. *The miter angle is very easy and quick to adjust - the bevel is not as quick and easy (requires a wrench) but is very manageable. *Plenty of power - have not ran into anything yet that has posed a problem The only Con for this saw is the dust collection bag. It is next to worthless. I sometimes hook up my shop vac and that helps. All in all, the saw is very well designed. I highly recommend getting the mobile Ridgid Miter Saw Stand (Model # AC9945) if you plan on moving it around. The combo of saw and stand have made this saw easily my favorite saw I have owned to date.
by RenovatedHaven
5 people found this helpful
10" Rigid miter saw
The Rigid 10" miter saw was good right out of the box. The cuts were smooth with very little to no blow out or fuzz on the under side of the cut. I really like the Freud Diablo blade that came stock with the saw. Checked the laser on the left side of the blade and the blade cut dead on but when I tried it to the right of the blade and all miter cuts it was off. Will have to check into the adjustments for this, just did not have the time on the job site. The slide cuts were easy and smooth with little effort. The clamp for holding pieces down on the miter table just got in the way, easy to remove. Overall very nice saw and the Life time warranty is a real plus. I replaced a Delta Sawbuck that I have used for over 20 years, so it will take some time for me to get use to set up with long pieces of trim with this new saw.
by Lakecav
3 people found this helpful
Easy to learn and use
I bought this saw with the Ridgid mobile saw stand and they went together perfectly and easily. I wanted this saw for finishing my basement and initially i used it as a chopbox and it was very easy to setup and learn... my wife liked it so much that she wanted to make all of the cuts. The miter and double bevel features are, again, easy to use and well executed. The saw is very stable. As far as demerits, i would say the only issues i have found after making hundreds of cuts was that the back fences are not perfectly flush and the laser-lines are not perfectly aligned to the blade. But they are easy issues to overcome/predict.
by gwall
6 people found this helpful
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