The Ridgid 18V brushless cordless miter saw, yes, the one that just came out, is already on clearance at certain Home Depot locations. You can still buy it online, but it seems that perhaps Home Depot wants the shelf space for something else.
Oleg wrote in – thanks, Oleg! – letting us know that he was able to pick up the Ridgid brushless miter saw kit for $199 at an HD in Brooklyn.
The saw isn’t on clearance at my local store, so it might only being deeply discounted regionally or on a store-by-store basis.
It’s NOT being discontinued.
The kit, R48607K, which comes with a charger and 5Ah battery pack, is currently $349 online. I’d swear it was $299 when I checked the price before the weekend. Still, neither comes close to the $199 that Oleg was able to find it for.
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Looking for a cordless miter saw but aren’t sure about buying into Ridgid’s lineup? Dewalt’s 20V Max cordless miter saw is a great model, and at just $349 for the kit, it’s not any more than the Ridgid right now. The Dewalt kit comes with a 4Ah battery pack.
I haven’t tested the Ridgid saw yet. I’ve used the Dewalt, and it’s a dream. I initially boo-hooed that it wasn’t engineered with a brushless motor, but it performs just fine. It’s equipped with a 7-1/4″ blade.
If you want something bigger or higher performing, the Dewalt FlexVolt hybrid-powered 120V Max cordless brushless miter saw is quite possibly the best miter saw on the market, corded or cordless.