Ridgid’s newest mitersaw, a 12" dual-beveling slider, is a solidly built brute that should stand up just fine to years of use.…
But it’s also a precision saw capable of delivering furniture-quality cuts when outfitted with an 80-tooth or higher blade. (The included 60-tooth blade is better suited to cutting construction and decking materials where cut quality proves less important.) We like being able to crosscut 13-1/2"-wide boards without flipping them and making two cuts, as we've had to do in the past with a standard compound mitersaw. The MS1290LZA miters 61° left and right, and bevels up to 47° each side. Those capacities prove helpful when making cuts to compensate for out-of-square corners. Still, this large saw weighs 70 lbs, and can be awkward for one person to carry. And the line projected by the arbor-mounted laser changes position with different workpiece thicknesses and as you bring the saw head down to cut. We found it more frustrating than helpful.
Ease of Use
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