Not that I love everything about the table. The dust-bag, like all, is a joke. The knive takes some getting used to, and it did need some adjustments out of the box. Pros - sturdy, powerful, portable, accurate. Cons - Blade, dust bag, knife adjustment, won't take a standard Dado. This is not a contractor saw, they make professional grade tools for that. This is a home or medium duty shop saw. The included blade is not the best, so upgrade right away, and take the time to make the adjustments and align. This saw will handly almost anything you throw at it around the house, and not skip a beat. Sure, I'd love a better Dado set-up, but with the money I saved I'll buy a router and table and get more precise cuts anyway. I call it a win win. If you are looking for a heavy duty professional grade saw, this isn't it, but for the average user, it's more than enough.
I bought this saw almost two years ago and i am more disappointed in it now than i was the day I set it up. Honestly I bought it because I couldn't afford a 5-800$ saw so I settled for this one.Woodworking to me is prettymuch a hobby but I do make money at it so i make my purchases sometimes based on that income and need. But as I write this I am looking into other brands and saws of better quality. As one guy plainly and honestly put it this saw is for lite duty infrequent use only.The laser is absolutely useless and inaccurate, so unless you like looking at it take it off or ignore it.The tabs on the miter slots are a total nuisance and the miter slot itself is an 1/8th wider than the miter gauge bar itself,the miter gauge is made entirely of plastic/aluminum as most are now days,and very inaccurate as well, the throat plate sits low in the middle,high on the exit end and low on the entry end, you can put it in a vise to try and flatten it/even it out but the dimples on the underside and the tabs on the frame are the problem.The side extensions as well as the back extensions are of little use, extend them any at all and they drop down below the cutting table by as much as a half inch if not more when fully extended.You will have to prop the extensions up with something to get any kind of support with them.If you're using the fence on either extension with it extended then you will have to take extra time to square the extension/fence to the blade or your cut will be nowhere near accurate. The cranks for both the blade and the miter setting HAVE to be kept clean,blowed out frequently, the housing for the motor is made of soft plastic and sits too close to the saw caseing, on the side not getting enough air nor having enough exhaust, traps saw dust to easily.The motor gets hot,putting a strain on the bearings.There are no ports for a vacuum so you will have to cut those yourself but youre gonna have to fabricate at least two throatplates so you might as well make a day of it.There is a reason Sears is closing stores right and left and selling the craftsman product/name and this as well as products like this is one of them.A lot of people will take this saw out 4 or 5 times a year to cut some molding,a 2x2 or 2x4,maybe cut a pc of ply wood,mdf,luan,paneling etc. then this saw is for them it should last them a long time if they dont mind their miters being off,their cuts being uneven and their sheets being out of square, but if you are like me and use your saw almost daily for much more you will regret it when you get it.In Six months youll realize enough is enough,not much longer youll be looking for something else. There was a time that the craftsman name meant something, from power tools to hand tools but over the years thats become less and less so. Becouse of the price compared to the quality of their product they are failing as this saw will later down the road.
Needed to replace a much bigger saw and decided to go to a smaller one. Works fine so far, got in two days with no special shipping. Very happy with it and can move it around upstairs and downstairs with ease which will save a lot of trips.
This is a very useful tablesaw. It is portable, I can use it outside or in the shop. Great Buy !
Light and mobile and you take the saw off the stand to transport it to different job sites. The multiple extensions are nice plus for ripping larger sheets of plywood.
I've had this saw for about 8 months using it for renovating an entire house. It's been great--not perfect but pretty minor complaints that are correctable. As noted elsewhere, the slots for the miter gauge are non-standard. they're narrow than usual and have 4 tabs that keep the gauge in place so you have to slide the gauge all the way through rather than drop it in or pick it up anywhere along the line. I used my oscillating tool to quickly cut off the tabs and I changed my old handmade sled by ripping the runners a bit narrower and it works perfectly. The fence does not seem to sit perfectly parallel to the blade but it is "out" on the exit end of the saw so it has not adversely affected my cuts. I tried unsuccessfully to adjust it --will have to revisit that.
I have ripped everything from long 2x material with bevel cuts to 1/16" paneling with perfect results. A friend ripped a12-foot long 4x4 into a round pole for his sailboat with great results. I've cut sheets of plywood with no problem. The extensions have been a HUGE help compared to my old saw. The bag--despite criticisms from others--has worked great--although a bit awkward to attach and disconnect; it seems to catch 90 percent of the dust. All the adjustment wheels, locks and rulers have been spot on and reliable despite feeling a bit chintzy compared to my previous saw--a 40 year old "9 in" Craftsman table saw. I rarely use the laser track but when I do, it is right on. Great tool--especially for the price!
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Saw works great. Only thing wrong with it is the slots in table are odd shaped and I can not make homemade jigs to fit track it seems to hang in places along with stuff that came with it. If I could fix this little problem it would be OK.