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Craftsman 10871  13 amp Corded 7-1/4" Circular Saw 10871
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Craftsman 10871 13 amp Corded 7-1/4" Circular Saw 10871

Item# 00910871000P | Model# 10871 | Added on June 30, 2012 | Source: Sears.com | Available At 2 Sellers
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Get Precise Results with the 13 Amp Circular Saw from Craftsman The Craftsman Corded 7-1/4'' Circular Saw 10871 comes equipped with a 13 Amp motor and 24-tooth carbide tipped blade. With its powerful motor and sharp blade, you can effortlessly take on crosscuts, ripping, beveling and plunge cuts. Its ball-bearing motor delivers 5000 RPM to saw through a variety of hard and soft woods. Over-sized locking levers allow you to adjust the beveling capacity so you can make angled cuts with ease.
User-friendly features such as the ergonomically-designed hand and soft grip make the 13 amp circular saw comfortable to use on the job site day after day. An LED work light helps you cut straight on the line even if lighting is poor. Powerful and reliable with a Craftsman one-year warranty, this saw is a must-have tool for pros and hobbyists alike.

  • The Craftsman Corded 7-1/4'' Circular Saw 10871 is a versatile and user-friendly tool
  • The 13 AMP motor provides 5000 RPM for precise and reliable performance
  • The kit includes a 24-tooth blade and blade wrench to start work immediately
  • Ergonomic handle and built-in dual bulb LED work light make sawing and cutting effortless
  • Designed for durability, the saw has cast aluminum upper and lower blade guards
  • On-board tool storage helps to keep essentials within easy reach
  • 120V AC corded saw with a cord of 8ft.
  • The 7-1/4 in. blade has 24 carbide tipped teeth and offers a bevel range of 0-54.5 degrees
  • Some assembly required
  • Weight
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by Mr-Mac
March 9th, 2011
Craftsman 7 1/4" 13 amp circular saw

I was working on tearing down my old deck to prepare for the new one and in the process my trusty old Craftsman 2 hp circular saw gave up the ghost. The good news, if such a thing is possible at that point, is that my saw died after it finished the last cut I needed from it. Rest in peace, my old friend, rest in peace.

Out with the old and in with the new!

I went to Sears today and was mulling over my choices for a new circular saw. I saw the usual suspects hanging on the display wall, Skil, DeWalt, Craftsman, Porter Cable, Bosch and so on. I picked up the Evolv saw and at $40 it was sure light and anemic feeling. Skil was better and DeWalt was okay as well, but the Craftsman 13 amp saw had many more features than either of these two and the price was parked right in the middle. The choice was clear.

I got my new saw home and opened it up. According to the wife I am somewhat of an enigma in that despite the fact that I am a guy, the first thing I do is look at the owner's manual. I'm a guy who has worked as a design engineer and a tech writer and know the importance of understanding a tool before you ever employ it!

There are several features this saw boasts at the $70 price point that saws priced 50% can't claim and that's what makes this an even better bargain. How many circular saws have you seen that can cut past 45? on purpose? In other words, this saw can cut 52? and you can confirm that by looking at the bevel gauge!

A couple of other huge features for me are the adjustment levers. My old saw had small wing nuts at the points of adjustment and for a guy with big hands they were not all that easy to get to. This saw eliminates that issue for me with two large paddle style levers that are long enough to provide the torque needed to lock it in place without too much effort on the user's part! Simple, but nice!

Another key feature for me is the handle. Again, I have large hands and not all tools fit all hands! The old saw's handle was pretty thin and my fingers would wrap all the way around and using the saw would be uncomfortable after a few cuts. The new saw has a much larger grip and the front assist handle is more than just a pommel style and is well placed.

If those features were the key features of this saw then I'd still be pleased at the $70 (minus 10% for my military service) price, but, we have more to go!

The cool things about this saw that my old eyes love is the Laser Trac(C) laser and the work light! Thank you, Sears and Craftsman! How long did we have to deal with sawing a straight line and needed to see past the dust to where we're going with the blade and fund that at the end of the job we were out of breath trying to keep it in a straight line? The laser is cast forward of the blade and makes it easy in any light to see!

Some really cool things about this saw are the top mounted laser on/off switch, an onboard wrench, the spindle lock button, well marked bevel gauge and a really cool depth of cut scale on the back of the housing and an 8-foot cord! There is an optional straight edge guide slot and there is even a way to fine tune the saw to a perfect 90? cut with a set screw!

Assembly was pretty straight forward as you can imagine since the only thing you need to do is install the blade. The on board wrench locks in well and takes a little effort to draw it from it's perch (that's a good thing) and the spindle lock makes loosening/tightening the spindle clamping screw a cinch! The blade itself is carbide tipped with 24 teeth and is a general purpose blade that, while it won't win any awards, will cut through a 2x4 in a heartbeat!

Using the saw is nice s there isn't anywhere near the vibration of my old saw with a new blade in it. A few 2x4s with it and your hand tingles a bit and your arms hurt from the weight. At just over 17 pounds this saw is a good three pounds lighter than the old but that lighter weight is important after a day of use!

So many features on this saw and any other retailer might push the price to over $100 but Craftsman understands its customers and chooses to keep costs down and they did a great job with this one!

Criticism
6 found this review helpful
by galenval
April 28th, 2013
Unsafe!

I have a 20 year old Craftsman circular saw. It works fine. It has a safety switch which must be depressed by the thumb before the trigger will engage. This is a VERY IMPORTANT safety feature. When you carry the saw around, you cannot accidental depress the trigger and start the saw. The new saw does not have this safety feature. The area on the handle reserved for the safety switch is now occupied by the laser switch. A VERY BAD trade off. Also, when I made a cut and set the saw down on the concrete garage saw, the guard STUCK in an open position and now I have a gouge in my floor. Everyone who is experienced with power tools recognizes that the circular saw is the most dangerous of all powered hand tools. There is simply no way to be too careful with these saws. They will take your fingers or cut your leg half way through in an instant.. This tool was obviously designed by someone who had no knowledge of these saws This is a dangerous product and will be going back to the store.

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MrKaplan
RATED

The best

23 days ago via mobile
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Polaxfan
RATED

Good

Good inexpensive saw....fit my needs

February 9th via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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gegehring
RATED

Great saw

Great saw just what I needed

January 20th via sears.com
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Trish8
RATED

Craftsman Circular Saw

I know I can count on Craftsman to deliver a quality product like the Craftsman 10871 13 amp Corded 7-1/4" Circular Saw which I purchased for a gift to my husband.

January 15th via sears.com
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John Tidmore
RATED

Cuts 2 x 4's with ease

yes i have this craftsman circular saw . i used it a lot last summer when i enclosed my front porch which we have enjoyed ever since.

December 23rd, 2013
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joechino
RATED

good tool

excellent tool ,i take this little gift to reward my self,for sure i will recomend this product to my friends.

November 10th, 2013 via sears.com
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sunnyuno
RATED

Get R Done Right the First Cut

Measure twice but never worry that this saw will flater in a cut and the LED lighting is excellent along with laser. Powerful enough for the worst!

November 9th, 2013 via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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Michelle Ramsey
RATED

Decent saw for the price, has some shortcomings

Pretty good saw but lacks some basic things. First is a safety cutoff thumb switch in addition to the on/off switch that some saws have, and this one does not. Second the laser is really bad. It does not point straight. But, the saw is a good price and cuts well.

November 7th, 2013
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SOLOHANS
RATED

SOLOHANS

works great

November 1st, 2013 via sears.com
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wytanawayne
RATED

circ saw

looks and feels good but the depth guage rail seems to be a little warped and rail slides out of grove

October 30th, 2013 via sears.com
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rhthayer
RATED

best saw for the price

best saw for the price, laser is great but make sure you are cuting straight cause the laser is more of a guide. very lower vibration and easy to use. great saw for medium use

October 16th, 2013 via sears.com
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mikediesel
RATED

great saw

this is a great saw very happy with it

October 13th, 2013 via sears.com
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NANCY BUCHANAN
RATED
September 27th, 2013
Lizziedee
RATED

I love it!

September 21st, 2013 via sears.com
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Straightup1
RATED

Great saw

Had a Craftsman circular saw I purchased in 1981. Used it to build my home back then. Died last month and it was time for a new one. Went straight to craftsman and was not disappointed. Loved the laser. not only does it light up the cut in front of you, it lights up the cut feet from you. Cut through 2x4's like butter and the laser allowed me to cut plywood the long way straight.

September 8th, 2013 via sears.com
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ednagrant
RATED

Great tool

Purchased as a gift for my son. He used it while remodeling a bathroom. Performed all tasks and exceeded expectations.

July 26th, 2013 via sears.com
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merwins
RATED

Circular Saw

Excellent circular saw for all around projects. Is powerful and versitle.

July 25th, 2013 via sears.com
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B-odd
RATED

My boyfriend is in love with this saw.

July 11th, 2013 via sears.com
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galenval
RATED

Unsafe!

I have a 20 year old Craftsman circular saw. It works fine. It has a safety switch which must be depressed by the thumb before the trigger will engage. This is a VERY IMPORTANT safety feature. When you carry the saw around, you cannot accidental depress the trigger and start the saw. The new saw does not have this safety feature. The area on the handle reserved for the safety switch is now occupied by the laser switch. A VERY BAD trade off. Also, when I made a cut and set the saw down on the concrete garage saw, the guard STUCK in an open position and now I have a gouge in my floor.

Everyone who is experienced with power tools recognizes that the circular saw is the most dangerous of all powered hand tools. There is simply no way to be too careful with these saws. They will take your fingers or cut your leg half way through in an instant.. This tool was obviously designed by someone who had no knowledge of these saws

This is a dangerous product and will be going back to the store.

April 28th, 2013 via sears.com
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schmidthouse
RATED

Saw It All

My old Craftsman circular saw burned up and I needed a new one. I went to the store figuring I would have to spend about $100, and ended up very suprised with the price on this one. I got a more powerful saw than I had before and it made the cuts so smoothly and easily that I was not sure it was cutting all the way through the boads. The laser guide worked excellent, I am legally blind and I was able to see the laser in order to follow my cut lines perfectly. I expected it to be pretty heavy, but the weight was very balanced and easy to handle. Excellent Tool Craftsman keep up the good work.

March 23rd, 2013 via sears.com
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