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Ridgid MS1290LZA Saw, 12-Inch Compound Sliding Miter with Laser

by Ridgid
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  • Blade Depth Adjustment - tool-free adjustment gives the ability to make dado and rabbet cuts
  • Quick Release Miter and Bevel Locks - provides users with easy access to make quick angle adjustments
  • Bevel Stop Pin - quick action levered pin releases or bypasses bevel detent index points with one simple motion
  • Large Expanded Table - gives extra material support for the increased demands of a sliding miter saw
  • Repeat-A-Cut Marking Surface - allows user to mark fence for repetitive cuts
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight81.4 pounds
Product Dimensions39.7 x 26.3 x 22 inches
Item model numberMS1290LZA
Power Sourcecorded-electric
Item Package Quantity1
Included Componentsbare-tool
Warranty Description90-Day satisfaction guarantee policy, Limited 3-year warranty, Lifetime Service Agreement
  
Additional Information
ASINB001W0ZIB8
Best Sellers Rank #344,167 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight81.4 pounds
Date First AvailableMarch 31, 2009
  
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Ridgid MS1290LZA 12-inch Compound Sliding Miter Saw with Laser features a Blade Depth Adjustment too-free adjustment gives the ability to make dead on drabbet cuts. The 15 amp heavy duty motor powers through the most difficult cuts, while the 2-1/2-inch dust port provides connection to standard dust collection systems to help keep work area clean. Quick release miter and bevel locks provides users with easy access to make quick angle adjustments. Bevel stop pin quick action levered pin releases or bypasses bevel detent index points with one simple motion. Work clamp with quick-release lever securely hold material in place. The dual bevel and extended miter range is 0 degrees to 47 degrees dual bevel, and 0 degrees to 60 degrees miter capacitates with crown molding stops to accommodate a wide variety of cuts. Repeat-A-Cut marking surface allows user to mark fence for repetitive cuts. Large Expanded table gives extra material support for the increased demands of a sliding miter saw. Zero clearance adjustable throat plate gives material maximum cut through support. Quick action Miter detent thumbwheel releases or bypasses miter detent index points with one simple motion. Specifications: Motor: 120 V, AC 15 amps, No Load Speed: 4,000 r/min. (RPM), Blade Arbor: 1 in., Blade Diameter 12 in., Weight: 70 lbs. Cutting Capacities: Baseboard against fence: 5 1/2 in., Max. Cross Cut: 13 1/2 in., 90° Cross Cut (nominal); 2 in. x 12 in. or 4 in. x 4 in., 45° Miter Cut (nominal): 2in. x 10 in., 45° bevel Cut (nominal) 2 in. x 12 in. Includes MS1290 Miter Saw , Exactline adjustable laser guide, carbide tipped blade, dust bag, dust guide, work clamp, blade wrench, hex keys, operator's manual.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

VERY good quality and the best warrantees.
R. Scott
The blade stays square to the fence during travel but ends up a1/8" to the right in from the extended to retracted position.
Martin
It's like having both a miter saw and a portable radial arm saw.
R. Stoer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

41 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Joseph C. Moss on December 6, 2009
I do several jobs from framing to trimming and everything in between. I bought this saw from home depot for $549.00 and got a free Ridgid miter stand a ($179 value). I have used many other brands of saws, Makita is ranked comparible to the ridgid. I would recommend this saw if it is mainly used in a stationary spot where you don't mind getting saw dust everywhere. The thing ways a ton and when on the stand it barely fits through a 32" doorway. The dust bag is useless unless you use a vacuum. Going to rig a switch to my vacuum that turns on when my saw does that way I can do finish work without making a big mess. Other than that it cuts good and straight, degree marks are easy to read, and very comfortable to use.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Victor H. Agresti TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 2, 2010
Ridgid MS1290LZA 28523 Saw, 12-Inch Compound Sliding Miter with Laser

I bought one of these saws when it was first introduced and have used it in my shop for over a year, on dozens of jobs. It sits on a home-made stand.

Pros:

- The 1 3/16" diameter [sliding] rails are strong and stiff, so there is minimal blade deflection. See for yourself: compare this saw with comparable saws at Home Depot. Pull the handle all the way forward and down on any slider and move the handle repeatedly from left to right. You'll notice the blade barely moves from side to side on the Ridgid. Try this on sliders with 1" rails, (such as the DeWalt DW718) and the blade deflects side to side by as much as 1/4"; which would seriously compromise cutting accuracy. This test convinced me to only consider saws with 1 3/6" rails.

- Highly accurate cuts are the norm. E.g., it can shave 1/100" off a board or adjust in parts of a degree. The bevel and miter scale were adjusted perfectly to zero from the factory.

- The largest table of all sliders; excellent support for the piece you're cutting.

- 61 degree miter left or right, and 50 degree bevel left or right, is the best in the industry. Large handle on the miter gage is easy to set or move; stainless steel miter degree indicator has large numbers and ½ degree lines. Bevel angle is easy to adjust and lock in place.

- The included clamp is easy to tighten down on a board, or loosen, and fits on either side of the blade. Great safety feature when cutting small pieces, as it keeps your fingers away from the blade. Clamps are available as a "part", if you want a second one.

- All controls are accessible from the front of the saw, which helps makes it a great shop saw.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By D. Guy on October 18, 2009
Not sure what the first guy is talking about. I use this saw almost every day, how can a fence on a $600 miter saw be crooked?
Read some proffesional reviews, they say the fit and finish are second to none. You probably need to have the blade aligned.
The dust collection is weak but they always are, my partners dewalt is the same way.
The only drawback to this saw is the weight. It is about 10 lbs heavier than the dewalt.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By R. Stoer on February 16, 2010
I purchased this saw and its companion stand on black Friday 2008 at my local Home Depot. I've used it quite a bit since that time and it's a joy to use in every way. The collapsing stand is super heavy duty (and heavy). It pops into place in seconds and you're ready to go. Accuracy and repeatability are excellent. The 12" blade combined with the sliding feature makes this far more versatile than most miter saws. It's like having both a miter saw and a portable radial arm saw.

I do agree with the other reviewers that the dust collection is weak, but I'm not convinced another brand would be better. It's also heavy and bulky so some may prefer a more portable saw for jobsite work, but it's easy to roll about on the stand and for my purposes it's perfect. One small complaint - the laser is an add-on piece that could probably be added to any miter saw. It's Ok, but I'd have preferred something more integrated.

At its regular price this saw will hold it's own with any on the market and when it goes on sale it's an unbeatable value. You'll probably want the stand also.

Update 4/2/2011: I'm still loving this saw. I've used it often since my initial review, most recently to remodel two rooms where I used it for everything from oak flooring to fine millwork. Cuts smooth and true every time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Todd A. Smith on June 12, 2011
I purchased this saw and the Ridgid miter saw stand Ridgid AC9945 Miter Stand Utility Vehicle from HomeDepot and gave it an immediate trial by fire. Ran it nearly continuously for two weeks solid to build hardwood racks for a 4,000 bottle wine cellar. No problems at all. Only one very minor issue was needing to square the fence to the blade out of the box... no big deal there, pretty easy to do. Other than that, nothing but praise for this saw.

All handles, levers, trigger assemblies were solidly built and attached. Adjusting for both bevel and miter cuts were VERY easy and straightforward. It slid straight and easily on every cut, and the only times that I had to make a second cut were due to operator issues (didn't measure TWICE!), or a warp in the board that I didn't account for when making a bevel cut. It came with a 70 tooth blade which was good enough for the level of finish that I needed on this project, and it stood up extremely well to somewhere over 1,000 cuts on 3/4" x 11 1/4" poplar boards.

Oh... and the cellar came out great too!
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