powerful and heavy duty

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Review by jake posted 1849 days ago 2207 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This tool is heavy duty in every aspect. It cuts hardwoods like butter. I like the basic nature of the tool, no lasers etc. They often obscure the sight line by getting in the way, and I would rather clearly see myself than rely on a laser. It base plate is aluminum, but is heavy enough it doesnt flex and I’m sure it helps keep the weight down. The adjustments are straight foreward and are easily operated. The motor sounds smooth in it’s wind up and use. The cord is nice and long, and made of rubber. I am a good size man and the handles and trigger switch easily fit my hands. If your looking for a saw that is basic in it’s design but heavy duty, easy to use and powerful, this is your saw. I have purchased several Ridgid power tools and have found them reliable and good values for the money.

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#1 posted 1849 days ago

Thanks for the review.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#2 posted 1849 days ago

well done review

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1848 days ago

Agree with the rest…nice review. Ridigid is really coming along in the woodworking tool department…..and their lifetime service is a great feature.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#4 posted 1848 days ago

I thoroughly agree. It is an amazing all around circular saw. Powerful, light weight and sturdy, this saw can go from rough framing to a woodworking task with an easy change of the blade. I’ve had mine for a couple of years and I love it!

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#5 posted 1846 days ago

great review.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 1837 days ago

Im probably going to get this saw next week

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#7 posted 1757 days ago

I bought one of these based on your review and I was not disappointed! I have been using a 15+ year old circular saw for as long as I can remember, so imagine my surprise when I cut my first 4X4 with this a few nights ago!


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#8 posted 522 days ago

I have one of these, and I am overall happy with the saw, but do have one major beef: The bevel on my unit can not be adjusted to 90 degrees. It stops just slight short of 90, which I assume must me a manufacturer defect. I have yet had time to remove the base and try to extend the bevel slot so it can be adjusted to 90. Otherwise I do like the saw’s power, weight, controls, and base. But I would give it 3 – 4 saws, as the issue with the bevel on my unit is a major deficiency.

-- Scott in Texas

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#9 posted 522 days ago

I’ve had one of these for several years and it’s my “go to” saw when I wanna use a corded electric.

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