I was looking at both Ryobi's and Ridgid's new 10 & 12" CMS's side by side on a display. No they were not perfect clones or identical. When I said clone, I meant that with a grain of salt...they are obviously made by the same people and are extremely similar. For anyone to say they are not means to me that they haven't the eye for details.
Originally posted by Kent:
I must agree with mr man and Mark IV. The Ridgid and Ryobi saws I looked at (both new models within the past week) are quite different. The only common part I could see was the laser disk itself. KellyC, what models were you looking at??
And yes, the Ridgid saws appear squarely aimed at DeWalt. Based on fit, finish, and feel (and assuming the Ridgid saws cut wood, which I'm sure they will), it's going to be a direct hit.