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Craftsman  10'' MiterMate™ Miter Saw (21226)

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Reg Price: $199.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Fence Size (HxL) (In): 4'' x 9 1/4'' (left), 4'' x 9 1/4''(right)
Height (in.): 14.57
Length (in.): 24.02
Table Dimensions (LxW): 12 3/8 in x 6 3/4 in (diameter)
Table Dimensions with Extensions: 39 1/4 in x 6 3/4 in
Width (in.): 19.49
Product Overview:
Crosscut Capacity - 0 Miter 0 Bevel: 2 5/8 in x 5 9/16 in
Crosscut Capacity - 0 Miter 45 Left Bevel: 1 9/16 in x 5 9/16 in
Crosscut Capacity - 0 Miter 45 Right Bevel: NA
Crosscut Capacity - 45 Miter 0 Bevel: 2 5/8 in x 3 1/2 in
Crosscut Capacity - 45 Miter 45 Left Bevel: 1 9/16 in x 3 1/2 in
Crosscut Capacity - 45 Miter 45 Right Bevel: NA
CSA Listed: Yes
ETL Listed: No
Fence Type: Sliding left and right
General Warranty: 1 Year
Item Weight (lbs.): 33.51
Package Contents: Dust Bag, Guide, angle measuring device, blade wrench
Preset Miter Angle Detents (Deg): 0, 22.5, 45 L&R
Quick Release Vise: Yes
Spindle Lock: Yes
Type: Compound miter
UL Listed: Yes
Color:
Color/Finish: Silver/black
Cord:
Cord Length (ft.): 6
Cord Management: Manual Wrap
Blade:
Blade Diameter (In): 10
Motor-Engine:
Amps: 15.0
Motor Brake: Yes
Motor Brushes: Consumer replaceable
Motor Voltage: 120
RPM: 4800
Guides & Instructions:
Owner's Manual: Yes
General Features:
Arbor Size: 5/8 in.
Arbor Type: Standard
Compound Miter: Yes
Detent Base: No
Miter Index: 0-50 deg. left/right
Cutting Tool:
Align-a-Cut: No
Bevel Index: 0 and 45 deg. adjustable
Blade Bevel Range: -2 to 47 deg.
Cut Depth At 45 Degrees: 2-5/8 in.
Cut Depth At 90 Degrees: 2-5/8 x 5-1/2 in.
Miter Detents: 0, 22-1/2, and 45 deg.
Materials:
Table Material: Die cast aluminum
Installation:
Assembly Required: Assembly Required

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Product Description

10" MiterMate Miter Saw Makes Work Simple

Moulding, baseboard and framing projects couldn't get much simpler than they are with the Craftsman 10" MiterMate™ miter saw. Use Craftsman's innovative Angle Finder system to measure the wall, it works on an outside or inside corner, then use the measuring tool to set the saw's adjustable V-fence. Voila! Instant accuracy and perfect joints. If you're the type who likes to double check, though, the Laser Trac® system can let you preview before you commit to the cut.

With a 15-amp motor, the 10" MiterMate™ miter saw can shave through wood and other building materials. It's preset with angles for the most common miter and bevel cuts. It can do cross and compound cuts as well.

  • With precision instruments that measure both the angle needed and settings on your materials, the Craftsman 10" MiterMate™ miter saw makes woodwork projects easy, with less wasted time and materials
  • Motor: 15 amp, 120 volt, 4,800 RPM
  • 10" Blade: 40 tooth, carbide tipped
  • Angle Finder system measures wall angles accurately
  • Kit includes a hold-down clamp, dust bag, blade and blade wrench
  • V-shaped fence accurately sets both angles
  • Use the electric Laser Trac® system to take a look at your cut before you make it
  • Saw makes compound, miter, bevel and cross cuts up to 45 degrees
  • Positive bevel and miter stops are built in for the most-used angles
  • Steel extension wings with a stop block make it easy to work with longer sections
  • Lightweight aluminum base
  • Arbor size: 5/8"

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Added on May 26, 2010

 

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23 Reviewers (82.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Punisher71
Nov 14 , 2011
Best Thing For Trim
This thing is great for getting trim done quick. No walls are perfect 90 degree corners and this saw corrects it for you. If you can find a video on this, watch it. So easy. Only thing that could make this better is if they made it with a 12" blade and added ability to slide. It's great like it is though. People think I have a lot of experience in doing trim, but it's really the saw. Beware though that the stands might not hold it, bolt pattern is different. The guy at sears told me they connect to all of them. They don't, but a piece of plywood can easily be attached. It's worth it. If you found this review helpful please click the icon.
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summerspa
Feb 7 , 2011
MiterMate Saw, I got what I paid for...too bad about the laser
I just do a little work around my house, but my loving wife lets me buy nice tools. We figure the cost of a tool is less than hiring someone to do the work. I'd been looking at miter saws for a while; I have two radial arm saws in the shop, but it's a pain to run back and forth from the shop to the house...you know the drill. So the wife said go and get a good miter saw. The ones i wanted were all over $300 bucks and i wasn't happy about a twice a month tool for that much money. So I wandered over to Sears to compare the brands and prices against **********, *****, and Woodcraft. Sales rep met me just inside the tool department and asked if he could help. I told him I was just browsing the miter saws and he said "you need to watch this video". They had a demo of the new MiterMate on the TV. It looked like just what I wanted. Something to get the measurements right without a lot of hassle. And it had a laser guide, something I felt was critical considering my lack of measuring skills (measure 6 times, still get it wrong.) The price seems more in line with what I wanted to pay, was certainly comparable with other similar sized saws, and I'm comfortable with Craftsman's cost vs quality. Got it home opened it up, and started reading the owner's manual. On the positive side. It comes with a tool to automatically lock in around the corner you are cutting for. Put the tool against the corner, inside or outside corners, adjust the two arms, lock the tool, and walk to the saw. Put the tool into the kerf hole (it's larger than the blade, so there is NO zero clearance for this saw) loosen BOTH the fences, adjust the fences against the tool, lock the fences, put the wood in and cut. Pretty simple. Worked like a charm. The bad things. BAM!!! First thing...the laser ISN'T a "where it aims is where you will cut", it aims to the left of the blade. No, not the left edge of the cut...it aims about 3/32 of an inch to the left of the cut. The insert in the manual says it's factory set to aim to the left of the cut, NOT the left edge of the kerf, where I'd expect a laser guide to aim. I tried to adjust it, but since it's mounted on the arbor to the left of the blade there is a parallax factor, so adjusting the bean to the kerf results in an angled projection that is only good for a certain thickness. You can adjust the beam, but you would have to do it for each thickness every time. To me this is just a waste of a laser guide. My eyes don't know the difference between 3/32 and 1/8 inch, so I ended up using the laser to rough position, the brought the saw down to see where it would actually cut. And true to form I would have to slide the work piece right or left a little. Second thing. My fault for not thinking the actual operation of a miter saw with adjustable fences. EVERYTHING about setting up and making a cut is now reversed. You don't adjust the saw to the angle of cut. You adjust the wood to the saw. Here it comes...YOU CAN'T USE A MITER STAND WITH THIS SAW. The saw doesn't turn. So if you are making an outside angle you have BOTH fences set to about 45 degrees, for quarter round or baseboard that would put the fences making a "V" shape pointing toward you and for an inside angle the "V" would be pointing away from you. Soooo the wood, as long a piece as your cutting, has to angle out and back from the saw toward you or away from you. So instead of a miter stand, you have to an area that point in whatever direction the cut will be as long as the piece of wood you're cutting. I ended up twisting the saw to the right or left to make the cut. If I was going to use this set up in the garage with a miter table I'd have to mount the saw on a turntable or else only make cuts on in the driveway. In summary, I should have gotten a better quality standard miter saw and just spent more time measuring the angles. I would recommend the saw to someone provided they understand the (severe) limitations imposed by the adjustable fences, and that the laser is pretty much useless. Lesson learned.
 

JudyandorBill

Independence, MO

Jun 20 , 2014
via sears.com
Overall
Great saw, great price

It's lightweight but very powerful. The laser guide is pre-aimed and true to where the blade cut will be. I've used it for a deck project for far - nothing but straight cuts - but it seems to do the job well and chews through 4x4 pieces of lumbar like they're candy. I will admit that what put me over the top on this particular model was the price. Craftsman quality at a cheap tool outlet price? Yes please.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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PdxMod

Portland, OR

Jan 25 , 2014
via sears.com
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Fantastic innovation, thoughtfully designed

My previous saw was a Sears Craftsman Pro-Series sliding compound miter saw that bought in the mid 90's. I've done two whole-house remodels with that saw, but had a miserable time getting tight joints on stain quality trim with the last house (complex craftsman style home) remodel. There were lots of nice things about the saw (solid construction, incredibly rugged, reasonably accurate), but with another trim job ahead of me, thought that 20 years later, someone must have thought up a better way. I read a lot of reviews on a lot of saws, and narrowed to a Dewalt that was highly regarded by professionals and DIYers (very accurate, high quality, robust) and the MiterMate (love or hate). The reviews were invaluable: they gave me an idea of the issues (how to deal with having to reposition the saw with different angle cuts; space needs, laser inaccuracy, etc.) with the saw so I was prepared. There was a $50 off promotion at Christmas and one last unit at my local Sears store, so I decided to take a chance. I figured if it didn't work, I would simply return it and get the Dewalt. Making a lazy susan was easy and inexpensive. Got a stock piece of plywood that was pre-cut in a 2 ft diameter and 1 1/2" dia hardwood dowel from the local Mr. Plywood for under $10. Cut the dowel to about 3/4" long, and screwed it to the center of the plywood. Drilled a blind hole 1 1/2" diameter in a scrap 4'x 1 1/2' board and dropped in the dowel with plywood: custom lazy susan in about 15 minutes. The lazy susan takes away all of the repositioning problems of the moveable fence/stationary saw (Sears: you should provide this as an accessory). Surprise, surprise, Sears Crafstman has indeed come up with a better way. This saw results in amazingly precise cuts, first time, no do-overs, in a fraction of the time. It is far, far easier and more precise using their innovative measurement tool to transfer the dimensions directly to the tool. I never realized how much corners that look perfectly perpendicular could be wildly off in an older home. No corner was 90 degrees. This saw drastically reduces measurement error and setup error on the saw and gives you incredibly tight fitting corners. There are many, many thoughtful design features that only someone who does a lot of trim work would appreciate. The fence is knurled, so your trim pieces don't slip during the cut (something that happened with my previous saw). The fence is tall and substantial, giving you a lot of added leverage to hold the pieces in place. The support extensions have features that allow you to compensate for warped wood. I replaced the blade with a high quality diablo trim blade. The cuts are perfect. I can't say enough positive things about this saw. It has completely removed my anxiety about trimming out another house and is now my favorite tool. Incredible value even at full price. Well done, Sears engineers, designers, and product testers.


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Jan 20 , 2014
via sears.com
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Nice saw but the instructions are incorrect

I really like this saw, but I got tripped up on the manual wording. It says to place the molding upside down such that the fence would be like the wall and the table would be the ceiling. This makes sense since you mark your cuts against the wall and need the laser to line up those cuts. Then the chart on page 34 says on an inside corner that the "right side of the wall" should use the left side of the saw. I mistakenly interpreted the right side of the wall with the left inside corner. (The only way this would work is if you put the moulding wall side down against the fence ... I did see one youtube video use this approach but you cannot see your wall mark). I think what they meant instead of "right side of the wall" is for the "right inside corner" use the left side of the saw with the moulding upside down.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Dec 14 , 2013
via sears.com
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miter saw

we bought this miter saw for our son in law and daughter for Christmas. Since it is not Christmas yet, I cannot tell you how well it actually works, but I do think that they will be very excited to receive it. My wife and I looked at many different brands before deciding on this Craftsman. It seemed like the best saw and the best features for the money. If it does what it says that it will I know that they will be very happy with it. It seems to be very well built and very sturdy....which is what we were looking for. We also like the fact that it has a laser guide for cutting. The angle measuring tool that comes with it also seems very cool...and unique to this saw.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Keylo

Madison, AL

Dec 12 , 2013
via sears.com
Overall
Great first miter saw

After understanding the limitations of this saw, I mounted a homemade lazy Suzan onto the craftsman miter saw stand and then placed the saw on the lazy Susan. Now the saw can rotate to accommodate cutting longer pieces of wood at any angle. This is my first miter saw and I rate it 5stars since it has the same capabilities of a 10inch single bevel compound saw and the ability to find angles with ease. Thanks to all of those who posted reviews both positive and negative. I feel I made a great choice.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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wapperdude

Sylmar, CA

Feb 8 , 2013
via sears.com
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Does what it says!

The saw performs exactly as it says. Yes, you need room to use it because the arm doesn't swing left / right. You change the position of the wood. But, that's expected. The product description says that. My one issue would be the right fence. In some positions, you cannot move it in close enough for short pieces, because there is interference with the saw motor when you try to cut. Limits the depth of the cut. That's the only negative issue so far. The angle accuracies seem good. Very little error will make a big difference. The angle finder is very handy and easy to use. One of the features that drew me to this saw. So far, it's been a good investment.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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bonitarn

San Antonio, Texas

Mar 25 , 2012
via sears.com
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So simple even a woman can use it!

I bought this product because my brother recommended it. I bought it on sale and reviewed the youtube video. This was my first saw and so far it has been great. Easy to use and I like the security features too. I'm making miter cuts as well as straight.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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SusanGreen29526

Conway, SC

Mar 8 , 2012
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Easy angles

Bought this saw because of unequal corners on renovations. This saw makes determing angles a breeze.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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golfer2423

Owensboro, KY

Feb 26 , 2012
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It is rated as one of the best and is! I love it!

I recently bought this saw I needed a saw to trim out both bathrooms and it does an excellent job. I looked on internet to see what 10' miter saw was rated best I couldn't believe it but it was this sears miter saw! I found out a lot of the other saws the fence were bent or would bend easy I think this saw will be great on my next job hardwood flooring!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Punisher71

Wichita, KS

Nov 14 , 2011
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Best Thing For Trim

This thing is great for getting trim done quick. No walls are perfect 90 degree corners and this saw corrects it for you. If you can find a video on this, watch it. So easy. Only thing that could make this better is if they made it with a 12" blade and added ability to slide. It's great like it is though. People think I have a lot of experience in doing trim, but it's really the saw. Beware though that the stands might not hold it, bolt pattern is different. The guy at sears told me they connect to all of them. They don't, but a piece of plywood can easily be attached. It's worth it. If you found this review helpful please click the icon.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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