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Well, I ordered the R3250 and the dual saw arrived today. none are available in AZ.
They all seem to be located east of the Mississippi.
I like the design but.....
The tool did not work!
I carefully installed the two blades per the manual, I actually did it three times to
ensure I did it correctly.
The motor fired up and then the lights dimmed as the motor bogged down
it seemed as if the blades were binding.
I tried to ensure they were well seated and even placed a small drop of oil
on the sides of the blades facing each other. I figured it's the paint or coating on
Well after a few more tries I ran the motor without any blades and the saw
sounded fine and the motor ran OK.
With the blades replaced the motor almost stalled again.
I suspect the top blade needs to be a few thousands further away from the bottom blade
just enough to move freely.
There is a spanner nut that looks like it can be tweaked..but instead I'm going to return this
unit locally and then show them the problem..If they can "adjust it" and it works properly I'll keep it.
Otherwise, I'll return it and perhaps wait for these to show up locally and then buy another one.
Now with respect to the tool....
I really like this design compared to the other dual saws on the market.
I do own the Sears 6 1/4" dual saw which is simply dangerous for a left handed person to use!
The R3250 is made by FUEGO for Ridgid, and is nicely made!
The handle in the center does balance the saw a lot better.
The guard is well made and moves smoothly while the Craftsman unit has a poor spring design.
I hope that this is just bad luck and not a problem with the product.
I will report back when I get another one and evaluate it
Home Depot locally accepted my return without any challenges. I actually wanted to show them the problem, but
they were not interested at all. The refund went smoothly.
I have decided to wait until my local stores carry the twin blade saw R3250.
This way before walking out the store I'll open the box, assemble it and verify the anomaly I
experienced was unique to that specific unit.
Since this is not a tool I rely upon daily I can wait. I still have my Sears craftsman unit although
it's a dangerous tool for left handed folks.
Anyone else purchase this tool??? I'd be very interested in any user reviews.