This is a sturdy saw. The included blade is pretty weak. The screw to hold in the spare blades inside the spine is too stiff to turn by hand making it much less convenient.
The extra width on the upper portion of the saw is nice, a little easier on the hands when applying a lot of pressure.
tough for almost any job
Like most Craftsman products, this heavy duty 12 inch hacksaw is a good tough tool. The handle is comfortable and easy to grip, and being able to store extra blades in the hacksaw itself is an added bonus.
Nice & sturdy tool with a comfortable handle. Would like the cap over the blade holder to be hinged so it wouldn't get lost.
I owned a older version of this saw. The tensioner adjuster fit in the handle after tensioning. This way you could cut flush. This model it protrudes. The old model Also used a thumb screw not requiring a Phillips. Also it was much sturdier. This one the blade had already popped of once. The nubs for holding the blade seem off as well. My old one was blue. If you can find it I would get it instead of this one
When I received this hacksaw I thought this looks much heavier then I expected. I ended up using it the night I received & it worked great. The only downside I would note is that the packaging states you can store blades inside. They would be really difficult to get in & out of the saw if you stored your blades here. Overall a very good purchase & Craftsman so if it beaks (as long as it is not the blade) it will be replaced can't complain.
Excellent hand tool
Needed a new hacksaw and was glad to find this one that was a great price and much sturdier than the one I had. Glad I got it. It was even better than I expected for the price I paid!
Works good and has a comfortable grip
I am really impressed with this saw. It is very easy to use and seems extremely sturdy. I needed it to cut some boards for a small area in the floor I was trying to repair. This tool made short work of it.!
This hacksaw was pretty nice. It works well enough but the finish is a little rough, still I liked it enough to buy two of them. It is heavy duty and convertible. Tension control is easy to adjust. Unfortunately, it only accepts 12" blades. It is made in China
This hacksaw is lightweight, but heavy duty and well made. It is convertible. I would say the biggest disadvantage is that it only takes 12" blades , it cannot be shortened. It is made in china.
Comfortable to use. Great design. Glad I tossed my 20yr old hacksaw in the trash
The craftsman hacksaw has a tension **** on the bottom of the saw so that you can adjust the tension of the blade and you also can turn it into a jab saw which is handy.
The craftsman heavy duty hacksaw has a tension adjustment to keep your blade tight and the saw can be converted to a jab saw which comes in handy.
The Craftsman 12 in. Hacksaw, Convertible/Heavy Duty is well-made and has features that make it more comfortable to use than traditional hacksaws. The D shaped rubber grip is a good fit for my large hands and the finger notches provide a more secure purchase. Blade replacement and tension is easily accomplished. The heavy duty frame seems to makes cuts faster and straighter than older designs. As always, I may not often exercise the Craftsman warranty, but it is great to have. Now if it just covered lost and borrowed tools.
Very nice tool. Handy storage for for extra blades in the frame of the saw. Designed to make it easy to adjust the length of blade as well.
This is a nice good quality hacksaw. The good part is the blade storage in handle, although the cover for the opening is not tethered to the saw, and might easily get lost.