|Item Weight||81.4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||39.7 x 26.3 x 22 inches|
|Item model number||MS1290LZA|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||90-Day satisfaction guarantee policy, Limited 3-year warranty, Lifetime Service Agreement|
Ridgid MS1290LZA Saw, 12-Inch Compound Sliding Miter with Laser
|Price:||$526.99 + $67.04 shipping|
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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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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.
- 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.Read more ›
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.
The issue I have with this saw is that after squaring the blade the saw still cuts crooked. The result is a horrible tear out and reduced life of the blade. Makes the dado feature useless. It's a weird issue that rigid is aware of. They told me the problem is in the casting of the pivot assembly. After squaring the blade in the the extended position I checked to make sure it was square in the retracted position. Leaving my framing square against the fence I noticed that the blade was traveling away from the straight edge. The blade stays square to the fence during travel but ends up a1/8" to the right in from the extended to retracted position.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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I have a Ridgid MS12900, basically the same as the MS1290LZA but without the lazeR guide. Read more
However ridgid (I believe with recent ownership change); Has decreased the availability of some replacement parts thereby making this a disposable tool rather... Read more
Constantly have to calibrate saw, hasn't cut square since day one. I'll stick with my Milwaukee.Published 17 months ago by Ryan Owen
Just bought this saw at Home Depot. I was a little concerned after reading some of the reviews. So far it seems real good. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Diane G.
I have had this saw for two years and it has seen limited use. Recently the blade guard quit working. The saw could not be lowered to make a cut. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Old Ears
Saw cuts great, the laser is not too easy to figure out, but at least it works somewhat.
Out of the box installed the dust bag per directions and in doing three test cuts... Read more
After having this saw for 4 years, I've been able to get it to do what I need. Once I used a square to set it up, and checked through all the bolts, it's been cutting dead on. Read morePublished on March 2, 2014 by C. Smith
I bought this used from a contractor who was going out of business. He said he loved this saw and it was the only compound miter saw he would ever use. Read morePublished on September 20, 2013 by heavy-duty reader