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Old 12-19-2008, 12:09 AM   #16
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After burning out two Hitachi's on jobs we switched to the Ridgid and haven't looked back. It's well built, cuts straight and handles all the abuse we throw at it.

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I have a Ridgid portable table saw. In my opinion it is great! Straight cuts, doesn't ever bog down, portable and light enough to move when I need to get it some place else.

That being said it does have some drawbacks. Its not a cabinet saw, if you are trying to making fine furniture your not going to get the cuts you require, but its not made for that either. I personally dont like the fence, its not as rock solid as I would like so I end up checking it after every cut to make sure its still correct. But for ripping plywood and doing those complex double mitered cuts that only a table saw can really do it works great! Fits in my small workshop (aka the garage) and folds up when the wife needs to pull her car in.
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I am glad I found this thread, I am looking for a new saw as well and am looking at the RIDGID TS2410LS. It will be used mostly for home improvement repairs but I will be making some basic furniture with it, nothing to complex, just some craftsman style book cases and night stands.
I am more confident going with this RIDGID now after reading this thread
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the rack and pinion fence system on the dewalts is nice and any saw with a riving knife setup would be worth looking into
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Questions about a couple different Ridgid saws. I am comparing these two saws. What are your thoughts??
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...cStoreNum=3833

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http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...529793#reviews

I do not NEED a job site saw, but being able to move it from my garage to my basement with the seasons would be a nice feature.

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Just found out the Shipping on the recon one is $211!! You can get a new one for $100 cheaper then the recon. I have no idea why they do that


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