|Review by steve3604||posted 03-23-2008 11:27 PM||12695 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
- Ridgid Model R4121 Initial Review Compound Miter Saw
- Brand: Ridgid | Category: Miter Saws
Been shopping for Miter Saws since last fall, read the reviews, searched the web, yada yada, 20% off sale on rigid tools at Home Depot so went and checked it out. I currently have some Rigid tools, (TS3650 table saw totally love it, TP1300 2 blade planer love it, floor model drill press don’t love it but its decent), looked at sliders, and non-sliders 10 and 12 inch, they even had some factory refurb 12” sliders for 349.00. I eventually went with the new R4151 and here’s what sold me, it has a really tall fence 5 3/4” tall, its light 46 lbs, it will cut a 2×10 at 90 degrees, and of course life time warr.
So I get it home, install the blade, also comes with an adjustable laser, found it had a spindle lock which is great for removing and installing the blase. Got the ole Stanley combination square out and decided to check it out, this saw is dead on, the fence is dead on, the miter and 45 and 30 degrees appears to be dead on, and the bevel at 45 degrees is dead on. Cut a couple pieces at 90 degrees with the laser and it’s dead on also, like some lasers its offset to the left when blade touches wood but perfect when raised higher. I did find the turntable lock somewhat unusaul at first but it work fine once you get use to it, some table extensions would have been nice, but can be built later on, it’s advertised to cut 2×6 at 45 degrees. My initial opinion is very positive, I was looking for a 10” bosch slider but this saw cuts 10” wide and I never use material that wide, plus I can always go to my awesome Kreg Miter Gauge on the tablesaw. So initially I am very pleased with the saw and found it to be rather quiet compared to my old Dewalt. it was marked down from 349.00 to 297.00, I know Rigid Tools aren’t for everybody but I can’t afford to fill my shop with Powermaitic and Bosch, I’ve had good experiences with the Rigid Tools I own up to this point, and I will post again if my opinion changes but at this point I say this R4151 is a winner.
Steve in Indiana