Specifications & Dimensions
|Blade Length (in.):||70.5|
|Table Dimensions (LxW):||12-3/8 x 13-3/4 in.|
|Adjustable Height of Cut:||4.625|
|ENERGY STAR Compliant:||No|
|General Warranty:||1 year general warranty|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||66|
|Lock On Switch:||No|
|Maximum Blade Width (in.):||0.5|
|Maximum Width of Cut (in.):||9.625|
|Minimum Blade Width (in.):||0.125|
|Number of Speeds:||1|
|Number of Wheels:||2|
|Package Contents:||Bandsaw w/ blade installed. Fence, Table, Guide Rail, Upper Table Trunnion Assembly, Bag of Loose Parts, Bi Lingual Manual|
|Quick Release Blade:||No|
|Resaw Capacity (in.):||4.625|
|Saw Type:||Bench Top Band Saw|
|Circuit Amp Rating:||15 amps|
|Cord Length (ft.):||6|
|Cord Management:||Manual Wrap|
|Cord Type:||18 gauge|
|Blade Size (in.):||70.5|
|Blade Speed (SFPM):||2780|
|Guides & Instructions:|
|Table Height From Floor (in.):||39.875 (On Stand)|
|Table Material:||Cast iron|
|Table Tilt (Right and Left):||Left 0-45 deg.|
|Assembly Required:||Assembly Required|
Ratings & Reviews
Craftsman 10 Inch Band Saw: Smooth, Precise and Portable
This Craftsman Band Saw nimbly slices through soft and hard woods alike, allowing you to cut intricate details and smooth curves that other saws just can’t. From clever jig saw puzzles to ornate furnishings, this saw delivers control and an ultra precise, steady 2,780 foot per minute flow of razor sharp steel teeth giving you the best possible cut every time you flip this machine on. The perfect addition to any shop, it’s quick to adjust, featuring a tilt-able cast iron deck and movable fence for accurate cuts you can count on.
A great way to keep dust down at home, in the shop or at work, the Craftsman 10 Inch Band Saw hooks up to dozens of shop vacs for less mess and more work. Giving you precision cuts on the jobsite, this band saw packs light, fast and is always ready to roll. To ensure proper tensioning, it’s equipped with a pair of ultra-smooth rolling ball bearings that adjust easily, adding life to every blade. A solid addition to any job, this saw delivers control, precision and high quality work, at a price that pays for itself. Set it on your workbench, flip it on and get the job done right.
- Full kit includes: saw, rip fence and miter gauge
- The Craftsman Band Saw’s 3.5 Amp motor provides smooth, continuous muscle with 1/3 HP making it perfect for cutting both soft and hardwoods
- Open design delivers 4-5/8 in. maximum depth of cut at 90° and 9-5/8 in. throat depth
- Cutting table adjusts easily from 0–45 degrees for a variety of angled cuts
- Adjustable ball bearing blade guides deliver the perfect tension and support for long blade life
- 2,780 FPM blade rotations cuts plastic, wood and more leaving clean, smooth lines
- Dust collection port allows you to attach your wet/dry vac for dust reduction
- Some assembly required
- Warranty: 1 year general
Added on July 26, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
I have owned this saw for a few years. I use it primarily for re-sawing 4 inch wide boards to make thin stock for Christmas ornaments. I have used it to rough cut items such as Adirondack chair blanks and other odd shaped items. For the low price I have no complaints. The re-saw capacity is very limited due to motor size and saw size, but it will work fine for softer woods. I have re-sawn some dense exotics with mixed results. For my use, when space was extremely limited, the saw has been outstanding. If I were not trying to re-saw, I would see no reason to upgrade to a bigger saw. I briefly had a 9 inch band-saw made by another company that was absolutely useless. As long as expectations are reasonable, this saw will perform admirably.
Valley Park, MO
I just picked it up for the store. I spent quite some time adjusting all 6 bearings. After that I was able to cut freehand a thin veneer 2" wide from a soft pine. I was impressed. Also it is very quite.
Poor/damaged packaging, missing parts (that I could fill with my own junk can), major alignment/tweaaking required, but once done seems to function quite well. A good buy but don't have it delivered.
This piece is smaller than you would expect though the size is clearly shown in spec. Plus the 3.5amp rating, this thing is only suitable for small-medium item cut (then why do I need a band saw? I assume you already had other type of saws, miter saw, table saw, circular saw, by the time you decided to add band saw..., even basic B&D jig saw does the job). The blade doesn't stay 100% vertically straight if you cut deep item or push it too hard, so think about cutting a long board, you'll see curves, and plus if it's high density wood like oak stair treads the saw will easily overload and stop in the middle of the curve, making your straight line cut even more curved after you reset the power and continue... It seems to cut soft wood like cross cut lumber very well, but then given it's width you can cut only short bars (at least one end has to be within 10in or so, and the other end cannot be too long to tip over by gravity). I'm thinking to build wood stand platform to make it support bigger (on the outside side) items. The build of the band saw seems solid quality though. So the solid build, overload protection, probably reliablity give it 5 star, while usability eats 2 stars, making the final rating only 3 star... Bottom line, if you only cut small not too thick items and don't require 100% straight/surface cut (like what table saw can do), or you just want rough cut of soft wood not exceeding the mouth width on one side, this is a very good band saw. Otherwise, if you really want to add a luxury band saw on top of your saw set, move on and spend more on more powerful and bigger ones, with any other type of power saws you can live w/o this small baby.
Royal Oak, MI
Good ,quality bandsaw, easy setup, cuts through a 2x4 with stock blade like butter. Like the fact there's a wide range of blade sizes you can use. Great for the money. Highly recommend!
I'm a weekend warrior in the workshop. Set up was easy following the manual. Blade tracks fine and cuts straight if you don't rush it. Small footprint is nice in crowded work area and haven't noticed the saw being unsteady as mentioned in some other reviews. I will be wiring in a light for the table. Saw is well worth the money and I give it two thumbs up, while I still have them!
I was looking for about two months and decided on this one form all the good reviews. The manual was okay but I wanted more answers so I found timber wolf band saw blades and they have a very good how to set up and care for band saws big and small. I set it up to their specs and read about caring for the saw and couldn't be happier and will be ordering their blades. (Sorry Sears) I have nothing bad to say about this saw and have had no problems cutting circles and curves with the stock blade (nothing to tight) and will be getting better blades to do so.