RIDGID Fiber Cement Saw Giveaway

Enter To Win A RIDGID® 5” Fiber Cement Saw

The folks at RIDGID are sponsoring our first giveaway here on Tool Box Buzz! They are offering one of our readers the all new RIDGID 5″ Fiber Cement Saw (Model R3402).

About the 5″ Fiber Cement Saw

Now pros can be safer on the jobsite from breathing in harmful silica dust from cutting fiber cement board, thanks to the innovative RIDGID® 5” Fiber Cement Circular Saw featuring the exclusive, patent-pending AIRGUARD™ on-board active dust collection system. Breathing in excessive amounts of silica dust can be harmful to your lungs. Less dust also means less time cleaning the job site after cutting fiber cement siding. Up to 90 percent dust collection efficiency makes this the best in the industry for cutting HardiePlank™ and HardieBacker™, FIBEROCK™ and Durock™ boards. The included blade also cuts pressure treated lumber and sheetrock. With the proper blade the RIDGID® Fiber Cement Saw performs up to 95% efficient on other materials such as slate, granite, marble, tile and ceramic. Pros can now Breath Easy. Backed by RIDGID® Lifetime Service Agreement – FREE parts, FREE service for LIFE

Includes: Fiber Cement Saw with blade wrench, 5 in. fiber cement blade, 8 ft. hose, bucket filter, bucket clamp, and operator’s manual.


  • Industry’s best dust collection 90%
  • Tool-less Depth Adjustment – for quick depth of cut changes
  • Powerful 8 Amp motor in a compact design
  • Fastest saw in its class at 9,250 RPM
  • Tool-less Bevel – for making up to 45° cuts
  • Lightest in its class at 7.4 lbs
  • Lightweight Magnesium Upper/Lower Guard & Base
  • Dust Sealed Gear Box Design
  • Spindle Lock for easy and quick blade changes
  • Toolless Bevel for making up to 45° cuts
  • Warranty: RIDGID® Lifetime Service Agreement. The industry’s only FREE Lifetime coverage. Free parts. Free service.

Enter For A Chance To Win!

If you’d like a chance to win this RIDGID 5″ Fiber Cement Saw then there are several ways. Please note that you only need to leave ONE comment for each method listed below. If that method gives multiple entries we will tally all your entries on our end. No need for 50 comments!

  • 1 Entry: Leave a comment telling us what project you’d use the new RIDGID Fiber Cement Saw for. Please be sure to leave your email address.
  • 10 Entries: Subscribe To This Site – Follow this link: Subscribe to Tool Box Buzz by Email This is a great way to keep informed about other giveaways and all the great content here on Tool Box Buzz. (We can only track email subscriptions, not plain RSS subscriptions)
  • 50 Entries: Blog About The Giveaway – Help spread the word about Tool Box Buzz and this great giveaway. Write a short post about Tool Box Buzz and this specific giveaway with a link (please use a nofollow link) back to this post. Be sure to leave a link to the post in the comments.


All entries must be received by 11:59 PM (Eastern) 8 January 2011. The winner will be announced on January 9th! So enter to win the RIDGID Fiber Cement Saw giveaway contest today!

Fine Print

Only residents of the U.S. are eligible. Spam entries will be thrown out. (Spam entries are determined at the sole discretion of Front Steps Media, LLC. All rules are subject to change without notice.

About the author

Todd Fratzel

Todd Fratzel is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz, and the President of Front Steps Media, LLC, a web based media company focused on the Home Improvement and Construction Industry.He is also the Principal Engineer for United Construction Corp., located in Newport, NH. In his capacity at United he oversees the Residential and Commercial Building Division along with all Design-Build projects.He is also the editor of Home Construction & Improvement.

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  1. I’d donate it to my local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. They’ve been doing fiber cement siding for years, and the dust has always bugged me (even with goggles and a mask.)

  2. jeff_williams

    I borrowed this saw for a very brief day on my current project and it worked sweet. I would love to have it to finish up my current house project… James Hardie over a rainscreen (outsulation).

    The saw essentially blows the dust through a small hose to a 5 gallon bucket (user supplied). There is still a little dust but much, much less. When I used it we didn’t use respirators, so nice.

    I didn’t blog about it but made sure to notify my followers…

  3. Mickeee

    My driveway is a mess and I would use it to saw cut up the present driveway to then put in a new one.

  4. Ohhhh, I would finally replace the rotten backerboard in my shower to HardieBacker. Its scary, I put my hand through the tile the other day. Its like someone put tile unto a day old subway sandwich.

  5. Judy Woodruff

    I would love to get rid of our cement drive and put in pavers.
    I subscribe to this site also.

  6. I don’t think I would use it on my driveway. I too would donate it to Habitat or the local CHDO here in Lawrence,KS USA. The quality of the cut was always limited to how long one could hold your breath the old way.

  7. Adrienne gordon

    I’d gift it to my neighbor who is an independent contractor.

  8. Rich Galloway

    I’d use it on local Habitat for Humanity projects. Fiber cement siding is much sturdier than vinyl, but it’s a pain to cut with shears.

  9. Charlotte V

    Oh, I love this and in the spring we are putting up James Hardie shingles!! Thank you for the chance to win…

    Merry Christmas

  10. Bob F

    I would use this saw to cut the concrete blocks I’m using to build a retaining wall.

  11. Bob F

    I subscribed to the Tool Box Buzz newsletter

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  12. Deborah Mahoney

    Can’t beat what Adrienne said. Would probably rip up the old steps out back.

  13. We have two complete bathrooms to install in our house so this would definitely come in handy for the shower walls!

  14. tracy davis

    I would use this saw to cut the concrete blocks that are in my living room

    1. Todd

      Just a quick point to make here for many of you.

      This saw isn’t really meant for cutting concrete, it’s for cutting fiber cement siding products.

  15. Mary

    I’d sell it to buy the tools I REALLY need! 🙂

  16. Ben Fick

    My wife wants a new bathroom! New backer board under the tub surround and new tile underlayment on the floor.


  17. I subscribe to your site via email. (10 entries) Entry #1

  18. Frederick Rotzien

    This would be handy for two projects that I have.

  19. Renee g

    I would use it for cutting the new green board for our bathroom remodel project.

  20. William meyer

    This would be a great tool

  21. beth shepherd

    My husband would love to win this for the bathroom remodel
    thank you

  22. George

    I’m fixing up the 100 year old shed next to my house.

  23. Cutting “cement board” is not a healthy task and this saw seems to address the problem well. I beleive the contractor remodeling my busness addition will be using this tool so I will get to see it in action. I would like to have one of my own as I have several old warehouses that need repair and I would like to recover them with a durable and in expensive fiber cement siding.

  24. Bruce

    I could put that to use on a number of projects.

  25. Ken

    I saw one person comment about the dust but this saw has a collection hose.

  26. Courtney

    My DH is rebuilding his shed so I know he would use it for that.

  27. I would give it to hubby to work on his grandmas cement driveway that the county really messed up!


  28. jen gersch

    i would fix our front door

  29. jen gersch


  30. Carol G

    I would give it to my grandson to use in his business.

  31. Mya Brooks

    We have cement stairs that are cracking and we are wanting to put up wood stairs instead… this would rock! Thank you for the chance!!!

  32. Mya Brooks

    I subscribe!!! God, I need this sooo bad!

  33. Marilyn Wons

    I would use this to help cut steps for a flat garden walkway.

  34. Patricia

    Our front stoop needs to be removed and redone. My husband could use this for the job.

  35. Matt D.

    would use to update our vinyl siding to Hardie board clapboard siding.

  36. scottsgal

    We’d use this on the bathroom we’re adding in the basement
    msboatgal at aol.com

  37. Ken A.

    I would use it in my business projects

  38. Candie L

    WE would work on our driveway or do the renovations to our garage area we have been planning. THankyou

  39. I wanna put a paving stone patio in this spring and this would be perfect for cutting the stones!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  40. Sorry for 2 comments but I decided to do the other entries too!

    I’m an email subscriber, coriwestphal at msn dot com.

    Blogged: http://asahmlookingforadeal.blogspot.com/2011/01/win-ridgid-fiber-cement-saw-at-tool-box.html

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  41. Corinne Kurzmann

    I would use it to rebuild the fence around our new house..finally saved enough to purchase a home but there are things yet to do..one of them is redoing the concrete fence around the back yard pool!

  42. My hubby would love for his work doing siding

  43. pamela james

    I would use the RIDGID Fiber Cement Saw for cuttting out the bad spots in my driveway.
    pjames330 at aol dot com

  44. pamela james

    Email subscriber #1

  45. I would use this to build mockups of fiber cement for architects and GC’s!!! Thanks for letting me enter =)

  46. Jessie Thompson

    We’re in the middle of a kitchen remodel and this saw would come in handy for several of the projects!!

  47. we have stairs outside our house that need cut out and soooo much home makeover stuff to finish. This is our 4th year remodeling the house and i know my hubby would love to win this instead of buying one!!

  48. hippie4ever

    It would be helpful for the rough cuts on a stereo cabinet Thanks


    Could use to build patio and deck.

  50. Daniel M

    we were thinking of using fiberboard over the cement in the basement, this would come in handy

  51. Chrysa

    I would use it for our yard re-do.

  52. Stephanie R

    I’d use it for our kitchen remodel project or our bathroom remodel project!

  53. Stephanie R

    subscribed via email!

  54. sos

    would use this to fix our house

  55. Jen

    We are roughing out a basement bathroom right now and besides a jackhammer this would come in really handy for that job!

  56. Jen

    email subscriber #1

  57. shawna

    We are remodeling our entire upstairs so this would come in real handy.

  58. My husband is a HUGE Ridgid tool guy…
    says Ridgid has the best warranties and customer service!
    I am sure if I won this he would hoot and holler and possibly take me to dinner and send me roses! 🙂
    We are renovating an old home so I know he would use this awesome saw for many projects!
    Thank you for offering this generous give away!
    Sincerely, Dolly

  59. I am subscribing to your website….hubby will be thrilled!

    Smiles, Dolly

  60. Whooohoooo I get 50 more entries……
    posted about your give away here>>>>>>

    Thank you so much!

  61. Geri

    The RIDGID Fiber Cement Saw would HELP ME!!! with my bathroom project. We need to re-tile and this saw would be a GREAT!!! HELP!!!

  62. Geri

    Subscribe to Tool Box Buzz by Email.

  63. I don’t know what project my hubby would use this for….I’m kind of scared if we win LOL

  64. Christine

    Moving soon and would use it to renovate the kitchen.

  65. Teresa

    This would be a great tool to have and use!
    I am also an email subscriber!

  66. chastidy

    I would put my husband to work on a lot of projects around the house like my master bath remodel 🙂

  67. My husband would have to finish his MANY remodeling projects that he has going on!!!

  68. I am your newest subscriber!

  69. Kate Panzer

    I have plans for finishing off the attic for my office.
    That saw would come in handy.

  70. Ar Gutterman

    I am building an out-building. This would let me make a really nice one.

  71. We’d be using it to help build our new house.

  72. Janice

    great for the miscellaneous fix up jobs around the house for my dad (i.e. work on the patio)

  73. Jack Arsinault

    This looks like a great tool – I’d love to win this
    I’m a subscriber

  74. This Saw would be for the hubby, I could see him working on a shelves for the garage project with the saw 🙂

  75. Theresa C

    We have root damaged cement on the walkway to our home. It would be nice to just cut the one section out vs replacing the entire block. Would use the item for that repair.

  76. Jill Myrick

    This would be perfect for my husband to work on our new patio with.


  77. Jill Myrick

    I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

  78. Aisling

    This would be so handy for work DH is planning for the (basement) laundry room.

  79. My husband needs to redo his workshop floor because roots are breaking up some of the concrete. This saw would certainly help with that.

  80. neljo mullins

    +1 we desperately need this saw to cut out a mini cement speed bump from our carport. we tried to use the bump to keep water out of our carport…lol it didn’t work. if i had the saw i could cut out a mini trench… I think…lol

    awesome giveaway!!!

    +10 Subscribed to Tool Box Buzz by Email
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  81. Mike Leatham

    I would use this for my bathroom and kitchen remodel!

  82. Chelsei Ryan

    I would give this to my husband to use on bathroom and kitchen as well as outdoor projects around the house.

  83. Nicole Sender

    My husband and son are working on updating and fixing a cement patio and are also fixing the crawl space on my son’s house. This saw would really come in handy.

  84. Nicole Sender

    New e-mail subscriber.

  85. jessica hilton

    would use it for our new bathroom project

  86. jessica hilton

    new subscriber

  87. Wendy

    Having the right tools makes for a happy handyman! I have asked my hubby to replace our walkway to our front door. This is exaclty what he needs to complete my wish list project.

  88. Ret

    My grown son is a tinkerer and fixes everything in my house as the good son he is and does not own one. Please have pity before he tries to fix something else without the right tools!!!!

  89. Christina

    My husband would love this

  90. Jan A

    I’d actually donate this to friends, who make displays for merchandise shows.

  91. Jan A

    email subscriber

  92. Michelle Tucker

    My brother in law is a handyman, does about everything. Anyway, I’d love to be able to give this to him for his job. I know he’d be shocked and amazed if I handed it over to him! Of course, my mother has some sidewalk work that needs to be completed and this just might do the trick. So it’d be a win/win for him and her!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    I subscribe via email too!
    11 entries
    michedt (at) gmail (dotcom)

  93. Renee Keough

    I would have my fiance redo our bathroom tiles and floors

  94. Colleen S

    to remove sections of broken sidewalk so we could pour a new section.

  95. Cassandra

    I see that this would work well on granite and marble–would love to use this as we work on our countertops

  96. Mari

    My dh and I would use this to remodel our shed.

  97. dawn

    We are wanting to add a walkway and patio area and this would be so helpful so we wouldn’t have to rent one.

  98. Mari

    I am a subscriber by email.

  99. dawn

    I am a subscriber

  100. kristy t

    I’d love to use this for working on my new deck! thanks for hosting!

  101. I would like this for my husband to fix some things in the bathroom
    adaliadelcompar at gmail dot com

  102. +10 entries
    I suscriber to the Emails
    adaliadelcompar at gmail dot com

  103. loni

    I need to do some work in my basement and this would be great to help

    trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

  104. Jessica

    I would like my husband to use it to make some shelves for organization in our storage shed and then some work in our backyard.

  105. Jessica

    I subscribed via email.

  106. Betty C

    We need to renovate our bathroom and this would be perfect to help us do it right.

  107. Betty C

    Email subscriber. +10

  108. R Hicks

    I am planning on building a small shed this spring and using fiber cement board as the siding. This would really come inhandy!

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  109. R Hicks

    subscribe to you via email
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  110. brian e.

    Thanks for the giveaway…the new RIDGID 5″ Fiber Cement Saw (Model R3402) would be a great tool to have when remodeling our bathroom i.e. new tile walls.

  111. carl

    Need the saw for a shed build.

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