NEW Ridgid 10″ Miter Saw
About a year ago Ridgid introduced a very powerful 12″ miter saw that could miter to the right and left 70 degrees. That saw was large but had some amazing cut capacities. A few of the units that were made early has an issue with blade wobble. That issue was addressed quickly and Ridgid took a step further to dominate in the 10″ miter saw category. The New 10″ miter saw by Ridgid can also miter to the right and left 70 degrees. It bevels tot he right and left 48 degrees and can crosscut a 2×12 at 90 degrees and a 2×8 at 45 degrees. 4×4 lumber is not an issue with the bevel at 0 degrees. Power to cut through hardwoods is amazing. Stacking 2×12’s and cutting was painless and lacked bogging, even with the stock blade.
The saw has a 15 amp motor with a no-load RPM of 4500 and it holds it very well. The power of this saw feels amazing and the size of the saw is not too large. The 12″ Ridgid that miters to 70 degrees feels much larger!
Ridgid has a list of items that they feel make this saw stand out. While most of them are nice features, we really feel the saw stands out in a few different ways than what is printed on the box. First, as we stated above, power is amazing. Even with a 60 tooth blade, we were able to cut through thick pieces of oak without bogging. The accuracy of the saw was great using the detents. We were able to make super thin shavings of oak using the LED shadow line. We are not fans of lasers, sorry if you are. The shadow line seems to make much more sense to us as it does not require any adjustments.
The built-in 1-1/4″ dust port work excellent with the dust bag. Plug in a small vacuum and the dust from using this saw, even in thick cuts is minimal. The fences and table adjust to allow for 70-degree miters in a fast and simple manner. The one odd point with the fences is that they were removable only in their closest setting where most would transport the saw. So if something was loose on the fence pins when you decided to transport, the upper fences could slide off.
The R4210 has a crown stop for using this saw as a chop saw for verticle base and nested crown molding. When using this saw and testing the ability for accuracy using all the factory detents, it was clear that there was a significant amount of thought put into how the saw would be used in the field. Accuracy was excellent and tolerances were tight on our saw allowing us to quickly adjust for different cuts and walk away with perfectly cut trim.
This new 10″ saw is a big upgrade from the last Ridgid 10″ miter saw that has been in the stores since 2013. If you are looking for a nice, smaller saw that can still cut a 2×12 without issue, this is a great saw. Please watch our YouTube video to see how well the saw performed and to get a walkaround of the unit.