hello, I'm new to the forum, but a long time lurker. I just read the thread about Ridgid miter saws being clones of the ryobi's aafter I got back from HD. I went there to buy aDeWalt 10", but after looking at the Ridgid, I bought it. This new saw looks nothing like the ryobi: it looks more like the Dewalt to me. I was so impressed with it that I bought it over the DW. I have'nt had a chance to use it except playing around cutting old boards and such, but let me tell you, this is one NICE saw. If it holds up, I would say it's the nicest 10" on the market. I was not impressed with the old Ridgid 10", but so far I definitly am with this one.