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Forum topic by interpim posted 06-02-2010 01:17 AM 1206 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-02-2010 01:17 AM

I’ve been doing some researching on Miter saws and I’m trying to make a real effort to buy what I need, and not more than I need. I was looking at the Ridgid saws on HD’s site, and I was a bit confused at one of the specs it listed. the cutting capacity listed doesn’t make sense to me. If anyone here has one of these can you confirm this?

Also, if you wouldn’t mind recommending a decent miter saw in the $300 range that should suit the majority of my woodworking needs. I think the largest crosscut I’ve done in the past year (besides plywood) has been around 6 inches.

  1. 45 Degree Crosscut Capacity Maximum – Left : 12
  2. 90 Degree Crosscut Capacity Maximum – Left : 16

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#1 posted 06-02-2010 01:26 AM

I’ve no idea what HD means by those numbers but the correct numbers are;

1. 45 Degree Crosscut Capacity Maximum = 2” x 6”

2. 90 Degree Crosscut Capacity Maximum = 2” x 8” or 4” x 4”

3. 45 Degree Bevel Cut = 2” x 8”

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#2 posted 06-02-2010 02:20 AM

I use a rigid CMS that I got for about 200 at HD and its GREAT. I would recomend Rigid and also Dewalt has alot of great ones out right now.
Or even Delta now that I think about it…not sure on the Delta prices though.

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#3 posted 06-02-2010 02:54 AM


Looks like the proof reader did the math for us on those specs so we wouldn’t have to figure out that 2×6=12 & 2×8 or 4×4 =16 LOL

That is funny.


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#4 posted 06-02-2010 02:59 AM

I’ve found a number of WRONG Specs on HD for various tools. Why, is beyond me! So! I DON’T use them.

I recently bought a RIDGID 10inch Table Saw Model R4516. As part of my ”Homework” before buying anything like this I look for whatever RELIABLE Information I can find.

RIDGID’S Web Site and all the tools they sell is a GOOD source of Information. For MOST of their Tools you can usually find the Owners Manual & and a Parts List as a PDF Download.

I just now checked the RIDGID site for their Basic 10” Mitre Saw (Not a Slider). The ”Features”, “Specifications” & “Cutting Capacities” are shown on the page for that saw. The link to that page is below. The Manual and Parts List IS available for Download.

If the Link doesn’t work just go to their Site and follow the titles until you get to that saw. VERY easy to do.

Hope this is of use to you interpim. (EDIT: Just checked the Link. Works fine. Enjoy!)


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#5 posted 06-03-2010 08:25 AM

I have the 12” Ridgid slider. The blade that came with it was junk. Every cut was an arch. I bought a Freud 96 tooth and have loved it ever since. At 90 I can cut 12 1/2” material. I also added the Ridgid mobile base. Great for a small shop.

PM me if I can help. Rand

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