3Ryobi 2000W Mitre Saw & Stand Combo RMS254DB-K

Ryobi 2000W Mitre Saw & Stand Combo RMS254DB-K Questions & Answers

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Chris W.
Chris W.

Hey,
I bought this RYOBI model 6 months back. Have only been using it on soft woods. Today went to use it and found the motor works, but the blade doesn't turn! Can someone please tell me what would cause this?

Dazza
Dazza  

Just take it back to bunnings and they will replace it . Best policy ever and better than playing around with it.

Peter
Peter  

If the motor is working, check that the central shaft (attaching to motor to the blade) is turning with it. Assuming the shaft is turning check that the bolt securing the blade to the shaft is secure. There should be two large flanged washers either side of the blade which are secured by this bolt to provide sufficient friction to turn the blade under load.

If the shaft isn't turning, something must have broken internally which is a return to Bunnings or talk to Ryobi tech support.

stephen w.
stephen w.  

It’s likely that the blade bolt is loose …

lino
lino

Regarding the EMS 254RG Com[pound saw; the saw is not cutting accurately at 90 degrees turntable stop.
Is there an adjustment that can be made and what are the instructions?

Peter
Peter  

The pointer has a couple of degrees adjustment in it. Set the table to "your" 90 degrees, undo the pointer screw and move it to the "new" 90 degrees position and tighten. Regarding the detents. If you look under the table you will see a piece of metal in an arc with multiple holes drilled in it (which are the detents). It's secured at each end with a screw. I couldn't see if this has any allowance for loosening/moving/tightening but it's worth a look. Otherwise, I would contact Ryobi Customer Support for their guidance or back to Bunnings it goes for a replacement

Robert C.
Robert C.

The plastic saw blade safety cover has broken please can you give me the part numbers for ordering plus any metal cover operating parts are also missing

Dazza
Dazza  

If this is still under warranty then take it back to bunnings as they have an amazing replacement warranty.
Ryobi are supplied to bunnings via techtronic industries so perhaps they can source the part if it’s out of warranty

Robert C.
Robert C.  

Thanks it is 2 year's old but the saw cover was damaged by the user and no way a product defect I will just try and order the replacement cover from bunnings

Sarge
Sarge

Picked up a brand new out of the box RMS254DB from Bunnings this morning.
Set it all up on a stand and looked great.
Went away for about 20mins and when I went to test cut a piece of wood the handle was "extremely" hot.
Rang Bunnings and returned it to pick up a new saw.
This one has a warm (not extremely hot like previous one) handle but still suspect some issue with this replacement.
Will just keep switching off at mains until I get time to call Bunnings "again".

Peter
Peter  

Never found that happening with mine. Part of a bad batch??

Gerryj
Gerryj

Piece of wood hit the plastic piece fitted where the dust is extracted, it broke. Cannot find this part in manual. Have searched internet model RMS254DB not much info only where to buy.

Peter
Peter  

Hi Gerry,
Have you tried contacting Ryobi Australia directly? Contact info on their website. Also a search for “Ryobi spare parts Australia” brings up a number of third party sellers. Special order through Bunnings would also source the part I would expect.
Peter

Gerryj
Gerryj  

Thanks will contact Ryobi.
Have looked for a more complete (exploded diagram of saw) but not available for this model.
Wait and see what Ryobi come back with.

Ian M
Ian M

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

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 Mc

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?

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.

Great review, thanks!

Peter
Peter  

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

Nigel
Nigel  

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.

paddymac0704
paddymac0704  

I have a 2000W Mitre saw and the laser does not point at the timber how do I adjust the angle down to where I want to cut

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