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#1 posted 07-05-2010 01:12 AM

Quote: “Does any one have anything to say about Ridgid. They give a lifetime warranty on new stuff.”

I am not a fan of the 12 sliding Ridgid. We have a few of them in the shop where I work and every one of them has the same problem. The little wheel that rolls in the metal “S curve” that controls the blade guard eventually sticks. Then the metal starts wearing into it. As it does the lever binds and becomes very hard to pull down.
The biggest problem with this is that Home Depot does not stock any parts and they are clueless about getting them.

My personal favorite is DeWalt’s DW717. It is very smooth and accurate but it is well out of the budget mentioned here.

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