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  • 18-Volt SubCompact Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless 3 in. Multi-Material Saw

    I can't find the user manual for this product at the Ridgid website. I bought this at Home Depot (HD) so I can enroll my product in the lifetime warranty service. Problem is that HD doesn't stock the replacement cutting wheels, why is that?

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    IT's a mystery but it's not the first time so must be by design.

    Note I didn't say a good design.
    "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006
    "?ǝɹɐ sɹǝƃuıɟ ɹnoʎ ǝɹǝɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op `ʍɐs ǝlqɐʇ ɐ s,ʇı"

    https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1p...qcZKHyrqKhikFA

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    • #3
      I believe I read the Dremel brand of wheels have the correct arbor hole size. I had their current 18v drywall shooter and couldn't locate replacement phillip bit drivers so I returned it within a week.

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      • #4
        The bummer is that the saw comes with 3 Ridgid branded cutting wheels. It's strange you can't buy them anywhere...I did a Google for Dremel cutting wheels and found a whole variety of them on Amazon. I'll order one when I need it, as noted, it looks like the arbor size is correct.
        Last edited by appleguy57; 06-14-2020, 02:16 PM.

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        • #5
          I guess they figure three blades will get most people past the 90 day worry free return cutoff, then they don't care.

          I don't know what else to think about this strategy of not stocking consumables for RIDGID tools by HD. It has been going on for years. Planer blades, jointer knives, you name it if it's unique to a RIDGID tool and a consumable don't bet on finding replacements in HD or anywhere for that matter.

          For that reason I personally make sure that i can source blades and such from other vendors when I am considering the purchase of a RIDGID tool. Sad but that's the precaution I take. Can't trust HD or TTI to have the replacements next week let alone next year.
          "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006
          "?ǝɹɐ sɹǝƃuıɟ ɹnoʎ ǝɹǝɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op `ʍɐs ǝlqɐʇ ɐ s,ʇı"

          https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute

          https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1p...qcZKHyrqKhikFA

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          • #6
            It has arrived RIDGID'S own 3" blades .... They must be real good considering the price .



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            • #7
              How To Get Your Free 3/8" Flange for the RIDGID 18V SubCompact 3" Multi-Material


              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-nNHZCDqiQ

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              • #8
                Thanks for passing on the info about the adapter flange from RIDGID/TTI.

                I am sure everyone knows that if you purchase any RIDGID/TTI tool from a place other than HD you most likely will not be able to register it for the LSA. So if the LSA has any value to you think twice about who you are making your purchase from. I am mentioning this because there are multiple links in the video description to buy the saw and parts from a number of sources.
                "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006
                "?ǝɹɐ sɹǝƃuıɟ ɹnoʎ ǝɹǝɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op `ʍɐs ǝlqɐʇ ɐ s,ʇı"

                https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute

                https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1p...qcZKHyrqKhikFA

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