once assembled the saw is easily collapsed and moved from project site to project site not to mention, easily stored. No problems to date. Do have to double check measurements on both sides of the guide before cutting, but double-checks are always good before actual cutting. For only $200, it is a good DIY tool.
OVERVIEW: The whole purpose of a table saw is for making precise and accurate cuts. This table saw does not accomplish that. Sears should be ashamed for selling this saw. It will only make roughly accurate cuts. If roughly accurate cuts are all you want, you might as well just use a hand-held circular saw. It tried to return this saw, but found out that I had kept it too long (Sears allows only 60 days to make a return). I bought this saw because 30 years ago I had bought many good tools that were Sears Craftsman tools, and so I thought I could trust any Sears Craftsman tool to be a good quality tool. Wrong! Don't make this mistake. DETAILS OF THE DEFECTS IN THIS TABLE SAW: (1) The surface of the table of this table saw is not flat. Put a straight edge on it, and it will wobble. This makes it impossible to make precise cuts. (2) The miter gauge (used for cross-cutting) will not consistently make 90 degree cuts. This is because the runner fits very loosely in the miter slots in the table saw top. So the miter gauge is wobbly at all times. (3) The rip fence is very difficult to adjust so that it is parallel to the saw blade and the miter slots. (4) It is impossible to adjust the riving knife to be in line with the saw blade. The manual says to insert washers behind the riving knife to get it in line with the blade. But this doesn't work. I ended up using pieces of duct tape, but this doesn't really work well. The end result is that the riving knife pushes the wood piece to one side and makes it impossible to get a straight edge when rip cutting.
I ordered this saw about 6 months ago. When it came the dust collection part was broken. I contacted sears to see if a replacement was available rather than returning it. They ordered the part for me. 6 months later and its still backordered. I contact sears and they say its no longer available. And now its too late to return it.. Thanks a lot Sears..
I researched table saws before buying this one, and I couldn't be happier. I am a new "do-it-yourselfer" and the saw suits me perfectly. It was not difficult to put together and I really like the fact that it stores away in a compact fashion. The table is metal and the lower housing is plastic, which is fine with me--quality materials are used where they are most needed. Compared to other table saws I looked at this saw provided a lot of value for the money and does everything I need it to do for home improvement projects.
I got this table saw for my son. He really loves it, makes work much easier.
Expected this to be much like my older Porter Cable table saw that finally died. Both are clearly made by the same Chinese manufacturer but the Sears is noticeably more cheaply made. It doesn’t even have a crank to set the blade angle. It is set by pushing the whole blade assembly. Controlled, precise angle adjustment is not happening. Stupid place to keep cost down.