Model MS1290LZA

Features

  • Blade Depth Adjustment - tool-free adjustment gives the ability to make dado and rabbet cuts
  • 15 Amp Motor - heavy duty motor powers through the most difficult cuts
  • 21/2 in. Dust Port - provides connection to standard dust collection systems to help keep work area clean
  • 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
  • Work Clamp with Quick-Release Lever - securely holds material in place
  • Dual Bevel and Extended Miter Range - 0° to 47° dual bevel and 0° to 60° miter capacities with crown molding stops to accommodate a wide variety of cuts
  • Repeat-A-Cut™ Marking Surface - allows user to mark fence for repetitive cuts
  • Large Expanded Table - gives extra material s upport for the increased demands of a sliding miter saw
  • Zero Clearance Adjustable Throat Plate - gives material maximum cut through support
  • Miter Detent Thumbwheel - quick action thumbwheel releases or bypasses miter detent index points with one simple motion

Specifications

Motor 120 V, AC, 15 Amps
No Load Speed 4,000 r/min. (RPM)
Blade Arbor 1 in.
Blade Diameter 12 in.
Weight 70 lbs.

Cutting Capacities

Baseboard Against Fence 5½ in.
Max. Cross Cut 13 ½ in.
90° Cross Cut (nominal) 2 in. x 12 in. or 4 in. x 4 in.
45° Miter Cut (nominal) 2 in. x 10 in.
45° Bevel Cut (nominal) 2 in. x 12 in.

Ordering Information

Catalog Number Model No. Description
28523 MS1290LZA  12" Sliding Compound Miter Saw with Adjustable Laser 
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MS1290 Miter Saw, Exactline™ adjustable laser guide, carbide tipped blade, dust bag, dust guide, work clamp, blade wrench, hex keys, operator’s manual
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 49 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Parts cost the same as new saw Tried to get new arm. They want to sell me a whole new assembly for $278. That's almost what I paid for the saw. Buy a Makita August 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great saw Great saw. Especially since it has a lifetime warranty! The rigid stand makes it even better and portable. December 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic saw! My wife bought this for me as an early christmas present. I was blown away at how easy everything on this saw was to control, from the slide to the angle of cut. Definitely recommend this saw to anyone from the weekend home renovator, to the tradesmen. December 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This miter saw is built to last a lifetime I have this saw for a few years now and it does the job well .The built quality is buy far awesome.It runs like new time after time cut after cutThe price when I purchased the miter saw was buy far great.I looked for a deal and I got one.When it went on sale the saw was in my house that day December 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This saw has great features I used this saw to finish my gazebo it was easy to use and the laser was helpful. I am not a professional carpenter but this saw with its features made my project look very professional. November 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best saw I've ever owned The is the sixth mitre saw I've owned. Some of them way more expensive than this one. I own a lot of other ridgid tools so I thought I would give this one a try. One of the best decisions I've made. Super accurate, durable, easy to work with. Next I'm buying the stand. Go ridgid! November 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Value Replaced 12" Dewalt saw with the Ridgid after the Dewalt burnt out. I picked up the saw and stand for substantially less than the Dewalt counterpart, I wasn't too sure at the time but 6 months later I couldn't be happier with my decision to move to Ridgid. I use it it nearly everyday at the job site and it is hardly showing signs of wear. It is solid, accurate, versatile, and comes with the best warranty out there. The only things I could say negatively is that the dust collection is less effective than I would have preferred even with a vac, and it seems really loud. I will be replacing other power tools when the time comes with Ridgid. November 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by great saw had to upgrade form a 20 year old Craftsman 10". Found this saw at home depot, Leary at first, but after getting it set up, best saw i have ever had ! Ill continue to purchase RIDGID products ! November 25, 2014
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I'm interested in buying this saw but I've read in a LOT of reviews that your saws don't stay straight and are up to 1/8" off when sliding the saw to make a cut towards the back of the piece being cut.
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There is not a known issue affecting the RIDGID model MS1290LZA as a whole, that is in need of being resolved. If a customer has an adjustment problem with their saw, the saw needs to be checked by a local service provider and any adjustment problem it is determined to have, corrected. If there are still questions please contact our Technical Support Department at 866-539-1710.

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Hi, I have mine since 06 and never had a problem.
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I would assume that unsquare cuts are a result of setting the table out of line. Check your angles with a square, both vertical and horizontal and align the mark carefully. Sometimes the marker moves when tightening the set screw. I have had NO problem with this issue since CAREFULLY setting my redlines. If this doesn't help, take your saw to a qualified repair facility and have it checked and set professionally. Ask how they did it and make notes.
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I don't know about anyone else, but i have been using this saw for a couple hundred cuts a day doing flooring and trim for about 6 months and never had an issue with my angles.

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This may happen if you need to cut so entirely inches. But don't forget it is 12" blade and what kind of wood you're going to cut. otherwise, this will happen when cut the material. as even the blade itself may swing during cutting. As the material of making the blade is different. You have to look for a stiffer made saw blade. I had mind change with Avenar 12" chrome blade. I have no doubt to cut even smaller than You mentioned.
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I have not had any issues with the straightness of the cuts. I seem to have a very accurate cut when I use ot.
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I just recently purchased this saw, and I am experiencing this exact problem. I would say it is a known problem being that a thorough google search has referenced the exact issue many times over with the Rigid saw. I love everything about it, but it most definitely does not cut square when sliding. I have thoroughly checked that the fence is set square, and several cut tests confirm. HOWEVER, even when not under power, sliding the saw out to its fully extended position shows a VERY obvious tracking to the left. Blade remains square, but moves at least 1/8th of an inch away from the framing square. Obviously there is no fix for this issue, so if it so uncommon as many claim, Rigid should have no issue replacing defective units with this fault.
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The manual wasn't clear to me. Should the throat plates be brought out next to the blade or pushed in?
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

You should loosen the throat place screws on the right, and slide that side of the throat plate insert away from the blade and then tighten the screws back down, then repeat the process for the left side of the throat plate insert. Square the blade, and then re-adjust the throat plate insert on both sides to bring it back in close to the blade, so that is acts as a zero clearance throat plate.

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I usually leave the plates out from the blade enough to allow for 45 degree cuts but have occasionally moved them in for making narrow cuts. Best thing for you to do is to adjust as needed. This is really a suit-yourself decision. Do what is comfortable.
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no need to move it out, unless you going to modify for other application. Of course, if you cutting a small piece by itself, you may find the throat plate may be too soft to support for cutting. You may need to replace a piece of solid hard plastic.
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The throat plate should be left as factory installed, do not move them. I never had to move them from the day I bought the sliding compound mitre saw.
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

This item is $399 on Homedepot.com

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I purchased my saw back around 2005 and its model ms1290LZ and I remember paying around $700 or more after tax. I was just curious if the price has changed that much over the years? The only thing missing I the A at the end of the model #
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID.

The saw hasn’t changed. The retail has dropped as part of the natural product life cycle.

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