Ridgid R4122 Compound-Miter Saw
Easy-to-see miter scale
Weight: 43 lb.
Warranty: 3 years
Crosscut at 90°: 8-1/8 in.
Crosscut at 45°: 5-11/16 in.
Nested crown: 6-15/16 in.
The Ridgid came out of the box perfectly tuned. It has a paddle-style miter lock, which I like, plus an easily accessed detent-override button. The saw’s nicest feature is a miter scale that’s up near the surface of the table where it’s easy to see.
Dust collection was nonexistent with the dust bag, though it was better with a vacuum attached. I found an excessive amount of play (1/16 in.) in the saw head. Part of this looseness was caused by the miter table moving even when locked. The saw doesn’t come with auxiliary supports, and the 31-1/16-in.- high table makes it difficult to find stock material to serve as supports.
I really like the easy-to-see miter scale, but excessive play in the miter table would keep me away from this saw.