|Review by TheDane||posted 03-23-2010 02:05 AM||4941 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
2 years ago, I built a new 2nd floor deck with ‘picture framed’ outside deck boards, which requires cutting a number of 45-degree miters.
I got frustrated with my old circular saw, so off to the big box I went. I came home with a Ridgid Fuego Compact Framing Saw, and couldn’t be happier.
This saw is light-weight (only weighs 8 pounds), and tough … the shoe is composite, and the guard is magnesium.
The depth and bevel settings are easy and accurate, and the shoe has both fore and aft kerf markings that make cutting a straight line without fish-tailing and without the use of cutting guides possible.
When you add the lifetime warrantee, the heavy duty bag and the lighted, 12-foot power cord, this turned out to be one of my best tool-buying decisions.
Here are the vital stats:
—0-50° Bevel capacity with 45° positive stop – quick release design for fast bevel adjustments; capable of cutting finished 2x material at 45° in a single pass
—18 tooth thin kerf carbide tipped blade – for smooth cross and rip cuts as well as longer life
—Composite shoe – high strength composite shoe designed to withstand up to a 1 story drop
—Integrated F.A.S.T.™ dust blower – helps to clear cut line for improved accuracy
-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"