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Ryobi 2000W Mitre Saw & Stand Combo RMS254DB-K

Ryobi 2000W Mitre Saw & Stand Combo RMS254DB-K

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Peter
PeterSouth East Queensland, QLD
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Surprisingly good....but not so the included stand.

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Purchased in August 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $349.00.

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Ian M
Ian Masked

How do I adjust my RMS254DB to obtain a true vertical cut? On page 25, pic 4 at the point of the arrow there is an Allen key screw and a lock nut. Are they the same as on page 39, pic 9 and what is they're purpose

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Peter
Peter

Hi Ian,
Page 25, Pic 4 has the arrow pointing to one of the two "stops" that you can use to fine-tune how far to the left and to the right you can tilt your saw blade off the vertical. They should be good to go straight out of the box and would probably only need adjustment due to wear over the life of the saw.
Page 39, pic 9 is actually the top view of the saw showing the position of securing bolts for the fence to the table. Absolutely nothing to do with Page 25. These allow the fence to be removed or simply adjusted to allow the saw head to tilt.
My saw came absolutely spot on vertical out of the box. However, if yours didn't, steps to correct this are on pages 32-33. You will need to access recessed hex head bolts around the back of the saw to adjust this (adjacent to the light grey tri-head "handle" allowing the saw to skip indents when adjusting off the vertical).
Don't blame you for being confused with the instructions...Ryobi could have done a lot better in their explanation with the additional of words to the diagrams.
Peter

Rob Mc
Rob Mcasked

I cannot understand in the instructions where to find the adjustment of the 90 degrees to the table.
I am looking at page 32 item 4 of the instructions.
Help Please?

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Peter
Peter

Hi Rob,
P32 item 4 (and beyond) only shows how to adjust the angle of the saw blade to the fence. To adjust the angle of the saw blade to the table. Look at P34-35 (particularly item6) which shows how. Essentially, go around the back of the saw and unlock (counter clockwise turn) the large black three pointed locking knob. Then go to the small grey knob beneath it and pull it out (away from the saw). It's spring loaded to allow you to lock into the preset common angles (30, 45 etc) or if you need a specific angle (eg 18?) just hold that knob out, turn to the required degrees and lock it in place with the black three pointed knob.
Peter

Rob Mc
Rob Mc

Thanks Peter, will try it tomorrow. The angle is showing at 0 degrees. I know how to adjust that angle to other positions, but I just want to adjust the blade a fraction to get it spot on to 90 degrees

Cam.
Cam.

There is more adjustment in this machine than may initially be realised, and the manual is, well, patchy.
The detents (where pin drops in) on the bevel can be adjusted independently of the position the saw is in or is locked up in. To adjust the quadrant INSIDE the machine, removal of the bevel adjuster may be necessary to access the two VERY tight hex head screws which hold the detent quadrant which is drilled to allow the pin to drop in for commonly used bevel angles. Once you see how this quadrant can move independently of the bevel adjustment, it will be clear how to adjust it. Adjustment can then be made when the saw is fully assembled of course, as access to the two hex head screws inside the bevel pivot is possible using a long series hex key (allen key). Finally adjustment of the pointer on the bevel scale can be achieved by loosening the screw and adjusting the point to line up to 90 degrees.

Phil G.
Phil G.asked

Great review, thanks!

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Peter
Peter

Five months later and I wouldn't change a thing I wrote in this review.

Njl
Njl

Just bought the same model a few days ago and built a workbench with it. The biggest problem I found is that the detent stops are too weak, it's very easy to slide over the common marks, even with carefully adjustment I still feel there's some free movement when the angle fits into a detent mark, in my opinion it's a faulty design. So everytime I change the angle, I need to cut a piece of wood to calibrate the blade angle against to the detent. It's quite annoying to be honest. However, the bevel adjustment is quite accurate. If I had opportunity I'd choose one with solid tight detent.

Peter
Peter

In my experience they all brands have some issue(s). The difference here is you are not paying a premium price for it.

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