Specifications & Dimensions
|Fence Size (HxL) (In):||1-3/4 in.|
|Crosscut Capacity - 0 Miter 0 Bevel:||2 in. x 9 in.|
|Crosscut Capacity - 0 Miter 45 Left Bevel:||1-1/2 in. x 9 in.|
|Crosscut Capacity - 0 Miter 45 Right Bevel:||1-1/2 in. x 9 in.|
|Crosscut Capacity - 45 Miter 0 Bevel:||2 in. x 6-3/8 in.|
|Crosscut Capacity - 45 Miter 45 Left Bevel:||1-1/2 in. x 6-3/8 in.|
|Crosscut Capacity - 45 Miter 45 Right Bevel:||1-1/2 in. x 6-3/8 in.|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||25|
|Package Contents:||Saw, Blade, Blade Wrench, Instruction Manual, Clamps|
|Type:||Sliding compound miter|
|Blade Diameter (In):||7.25|
|Arbor Size:||5/8 in.|
|Blade Bevel Range:||0-45 deg.|
|Cut Depth At 45 Degrees:||1-1/2 in.|
|Cut Depth At 90 Degrees:||2 in.|
Ratings & Reviews
7-1/4-Inch Sliding Compound Miter Saw Provides Versatility on Any Job Site
With the Craftsman 7-1/4-inch sliding compound miter saw, you get the smooth, accurate cuts that you need. Whether you're working crown molding, railing or basic miters, you get the job done perfectly the first time. The saw works with a wide variety of materials including hard board, plywood, soft fiberboard and decorative panelling. Thanks to the nine-inch horizontal cutting capacity, you have a larger space for cutting materials than many miter saws offer.
The 7-1/4-inch sliding compound miter saw is a must have tool for all woodworkers, framers, and trim carpenters who depend on having precise cuts for their work. With six-inch extensions and nine positive miter stops, you get ensured cutting accuracy and improved productivity, even when you are working with longer pieces. The Craftsman ergonomic handle is centrally located to accommodate both left-handed and right-handed users, so you get the comfort and stability that you need to tackle any project.
- Guarantee accurate, smooth miters with every job with the Craftsman 7-1/4 in. sliding compound miter saw
- Makes chair rail, crown, and base miter cuts
- 9 in. horizontal cutting capacity allows for larger materials to be cut with a miter saw than many models offer
- Includes 6 in. extensions, which are ideal for cutting longer pieces of material
- Nine positive miter stops heighten productivity and ensure accurate cutting
- Centrally located Craftsman Ergonomic Handle is ideal for both left-handed and right-handed users
- Increased comfort and stability over other miter saws
- Robust constructed base enhances durability, even during tough jobs
Added on April 12, 2012
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Most Helpful Reviews
Of course the blade is not worth anything but the good thing about a smaller saw is that there are many choices for better blades. The other things that are positive about a smaller saw are less wobble in the blade and cheaper price. The downfall is width of boards you can cut. For me it works fine.
I bought this small miter saw because I already own it and use it all the time for home repairs. I wanted another one to use at my summer cabin for all the projects and improvements I make there. Very handy saw!
Pompton Plains, NJ
Was looking for a smaller quality sliding miter saw since giving up my USA made Dewalt miter saw that was overkill for just trim work. Seemed like a good idea since I could use the same size blades as my circular saw for finer cutting. However, this Crafsman is of the poorest quality power tool I have ever seen. Took out of the box and noticed one of the sliding rods was rusted but was superficial and didn't affect the sliding of the saw, should have stopped and returned it then. But continued and checked everything else, laser was accurate as were the few angle and bevel cuts I made for the blade that came with it. Then went to swivel the table and it seized sounding like (cheap) cast metal binding and contunually got worse everytime I moved the table until finally couldn't swivel the table side to side. This is the same problem one other reviewer had. Seems the quality on the metal base is really bad and will eventually affect all the cuts and no amount of adjusting will fix it. In addition, looked like it was used when I unpacked it had sawdust all over it but thought good at least they try them before packing them up. There is a good reason why you pay 3-4 times more for a quality saw like DeWalt, Hitachi, Makita etc.even though they are probably now Made in China, they have better quality control. Would never buy a Craftsman even for occasional use as long as they keep making them like this one. Could do better cuts with a circular saw and a good saw guide and save shop space. It's a common complaint, getting more difficult to find quality power tools (or anything) since all the factories are in China. Packed it up and now have to figure out how to return it.
just bought this tonite and am thrilled with it. i literally read every review and watched all the youtube videos on this one AND the 10 inch in both craftsman brand and the ever so popular blue and silver brand for probably 2 full months. ultimately decided on this one mostly because of the centered grip which is super handy when im forced to hold a piece off to the right side, and the fact that this one had the extensions which the other brand didnt. i would have loved to get the 10 inch version but these sliding ones take up enough room front to back as it is AND i dont cut 1x10's but maybe once a yr or so..its not that difficult to flip that dude and finish a cut but NOT having to up to that size is gonna be awesome. excited to try some dadoes with this too. oh and everybody seems to complain about the lasers on pretty much all miter saw reviews but mine was dead on right out of the box. for that matter so was the miter and bevel of it. guess i lucked out on this one. and yes im an avid woodworker so the accuracy of this is extremely important to me. im also as ocd as it gets so keep that in mind. and its physics people, of course the dustbag isnt going to collect your mess. get some real problems ha. awesome saw awesome price too. now quit reading and go get it!
Borrowed this from a friend to use for installing trim and baseboard. The small size is deceptively useful because of the slide feature which allows it to make outsize cuts. Found switching from 90 to 45 degree cuts quick and accurate. Does almost as much work as my 12" miter saw at our other home. Agree with the comment about the dust collection bag being useless. Only other negative is the all but hidden shaft lockout button. It should at least be painted red. But overall, a very nice, compact saw.
West Berlin, NJ
I bought the craftsman 7.25 inch sliding miter saw and it makes nice cuts but the design of the saw is poor. There is a place for a holddown clamp on the right side of the saw but it is not usable because the saw motor is located on that side, The manuel recommends bolting the saw down but the legs of the saw have to be removed to use the bolt holes, the laser guide line does not work. Technical support by telephone is very poor, the technician didn't have any good advise or understand the question.
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