I purchased a new ridgid contractor saw, up until now I have had good luck with the brand. In an effort to cheap the saw, ridgid eliminated the soft start. When you turn the saw on, the motor starts so hard that the blade wobbles, apparently this is why the motor has a short life. I purchased the 20 amp unit and the saw wouldn't start, i investigated and found a small, apparently useless circuit board hidden in the switch. I bypassed it, mounted the new soft start on the saw, and the saw is a dream to use now. You won't be disappointed.
I purchased two of these. Using one for my Skill worm drive saw. The saw used to twist my wrist when starting, but no more. This soft starter works on all my metal and wood cutting tools. These are amazing products.
Handy little addition to the shop.
Seems to work on most of my power tools.
Unfortunately it does not work on my job site table saw.
Likely could have gone with the less expensive soft starter and bought two for the same price.