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Forum topic by KEVMO11 posted 03-20-2018 07:51 PM 1515 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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KEVMO11

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03-20-2018 07:51 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ridigd delta miter saw

I am currently deciding between the new 10” Ridgid Sliding Miter Saw (R4210) and the Delta 12” Cruzer (26-2250)

I understand that these saws are not exactly like comparing apples to apples but I have an opportunity to get the Delta for a nice price so I am just seeing if there is anyone out there who has either of these and what their thoughts are on them.

( I had the 12” Ridgid Sliding Miter Saw R4221 and what a disaster that was so i returned it. But i hear that the R4210 does not have any of the wobble issues)

thank you


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#1 posted 03-24-2018 01:14 AM

12” is always better than 10”.

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#2 posted 03-24-2018 01:36 AM

The Delta vs. Rigid? What are the prices? Is money a factor? The Delta must be selling for considerably more, right? If it were my choice, the Delta seems like the better machine.

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#3 posted 03-24-2018 02:45 AM

I have the 12” Cruzer. I’ve had it for 3 months now and really like it. The Cruzer’s footprint s what sold me. I went into Lowe’s with the intention of purchasing a Dewalt DWS780. The 12” Cruzer was on sale for $349. I figured with Lowe’s 90 day return policy, if the Cruzer was a letdown, I would take it back and throw down the extra cash for the Dewalt. If it worked out, then I had saved $250. It has worked out well.

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#4 posted 03-24-2018 01:06 PM

Yup, I bought the 10” cruzer back when they were on sale a few months ago, and really like it (I wanted a slide to make cutting side panels for shelving easier, not having access to an RAS). Out of the box it was only about 0.3 deg out of square, and the adjustments were easy. The stock blade is surprisingly not terrible, too.

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#5 posted 03-30-2018 02:11 PM

Thank you guys for your responses.

I did end up going with the 12” Delta however I must say I am very jealous of your $350 price tag. This is truly one hell of a saw for that price.

So far I am truly in love with this machine. I definitely feel like this saw is going to last me a long time. Many people have stated that they can’t believe it does not have a laser or some sort of sight guide. I have had saws with those features before and can honestly saw I never really used them. I always check where my blade lines up to the markings I’ve made by touching the blade to the wood.

Before this saw I had the 12” Ridgid with the absurd WOBBLE issue. Even without that issue, that saw doesn’t even compare to this Delta. I would say the Ridgid would be fine on a job site cutting 2×4 framing all day long where your measurements don’t need to be as precise.

I only really have one issue with this saw. The dust collection is severely lacking. The dust port is quite small. I had to go out and get an attachment for my dust collection to even be able to connect to it, it works but could be better.

Thank you again for your responses

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#6 posted 03-30-2018 04:59 PM



Thank you guys for your responses.

I did end up going with the 12” Delta however I must say I am very jealous of your $350 price tag. This is truly one hell of a saw for that price.

So far I am truly in love with this machine. I definitely feel like this saw is going to last me a long time. Many people have stated that they can t believe it does not have a laser or some sort of sight guide. I have had saws with those features before and can honestly saw I never really used them. I always check where my blade lines up to the markings I ve made by touching the blade to the wood.

Before this saw I had the 12” Ridgid with the absurd WOBBLE issue. Even without that issue, that saw doesn t even compare to this Delta. I would say the Ridgid would be fine on a job site cutting 2×4 framing all day long where your measurements don t need to be as precise.

I only really have one issue with this saw. The dust collection is severely lacking. The dust port is quite small. I had to go out and get an attachment for my dust collection to even be able to connect to it, it works but could be better.

Thank you again for your responses

- KEVMO11

Since this is more or less the same saw as the Bosch Glide, you can find some youtube videos on improvements for it. I do miss the shadow line of my old Dewalt, but a youtuber came up with a cheap way to wire in a small LED lamp to his miter saw to replicate this. And there are loads of fixes for the Bosch dust port that reportedly improve performance. My understanding is that the ports are identical between the two models, so any upgrades should work for the Cruzer, too.

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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