This saw is great for the price! I had bought a table saw from ************** and it was garbage( as, apparently, all HF power tools are). This was nicely designed w/ it's own stand. I read reviews on this saw before I bought, and it always kills me that people buy an entry level power tool and expect it to perform like a precision surgical instrument under comercial industrial use. I bent one of the stand rails when I put my foot on it, it's not sturdy enough for that, but I love that it at least comes w/ a stand and the accessories are easy to use and remove. I recently bought a cheap set of dado blades and the saw performed great as long as I didn't try to cut more than 1/3 " at a time. I like that the blade guards form a thin rectangle that can be used to line up the cut. If you're a professional or a master craftsman, you will probably need a lot more saw, but if you are a weekend warrior like me, this will probably do the job.
This is the first table saw I have ever bought. With such a tight budget when I ran across a "Craftsman" within my budget I was thrilled. After setting it up in my tiny shop I am not so thrilled. It is impossible to control the dust as assembled. sawdust comes out of every vent in the body and straight off the blade into my face. As a test I put a piece foam board between the stand and the saw and put my collector hose in the bottom. no change. Test 2 I taped off every vent, with collector running, 1 change, the dust exiting the "height/tilt" channel tripled and the blade still blew dust in my face. Add to this it is very hard to square the blade to the table and the fence is ****. i would not recommend this saw. "Craftsman" let me down.
Thought this would be a good portable table saw to take to a job site. Miter gauge is worthless, does not fit snug in track, board will wobble and possibly kick out, dangerous. Bevel locking lever doesn't hold, have to check it every time in you want 90 degree cut. Rip fence hard to line up parallel to blade. On the plus side it has plenty of power. As stated in one of the reviews throws dust everywhere. Guess I'm just use to my large thick steel top Craftsman table saw I've used for about 30 years.