|Dust Port Outside Diameter (in):||4|
|Maixmum Dado Diameter (in):||8|
|Maximum Cut Depth at 45° (in):||2.187|
|Maximum Cut Depth at 90° (in):||3.125|
|Maximum Dado Width (in.):||0.812|
|Table Dimensions (LxW):||26.312 x 20.187|
|Table Dimensions with Extensions:||40 X 27|
|Table Height From Floor (In):||37.375|
|Fence Type - Open text:||Extruded aluminum body|
|General Warranty:||12 months|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||288.0 lbs.|
|Package Contents:||Blade, Dust Chute, Extension Rail, Miter Gauge, Saw Blade, Rip Fence|
|Table Saw Style:||Bench Top Table Saw|
|Materials & Finishes:|
|Cord Length (ft.):||6|
|Cord Management:||Cord clip|
|Cord Type:||14 gauge|
|Blade Diameter (In):||10|
|Amps:||15 / 7.5|
|Arbor Speed (RPM):||3550|
|Motor Voltage:||120 / 240V|
|Guides & Instructions:|
|Arbor Size:||5/8 in.|
|Table Material:||Cast iron|
|Left Rip Capacity:||13 in.|
|Maximum Cut Depth:||3-1/8|
|Right Rip Capacity:||30 in.|
|Assembly Required:||Assembly Required|
Ratings & Reviews
A Contractor Grade Craftsman Saw
This Craftsman table saw delivers powerful cuts, a generous work surface and a stable build that delivers smooth cuts. Designed to move fast on job sites yet deliver the same stable, wobble-free cutting of high-end shop machines, this table saw combines sturdy, kick controlled casters with the assured blade stability of a cast iron trunnion system to deliver the best of shop and site.
Built with an adaptable riving knife system, this Craftsman table saw delivers clean cuts, perfect slots and solid dados with only a few quick adjustments, so when you’re switching from panels to trim to cabinet work, you can move at a fast pace and keep the job on time. And powered by a smooth running 1-3/4 horsepower motor, spinning the 10 inch blade at 3,450 rpm, you’ll rip, rabbit and cross cut soft and hardwoods alike easily. A solid addition to job site or wood shop, this contractor-grade table saw was designed for fast, accurate work. So roll it out, plug it in and start making the kind of cuts you can count on for tight miters and clean bevels every time.
- Kit Includes: 10 in. blade, blade guard, dust chute, extension rails, miter gauge, rip fence and anti-kickback pawl
- Powered by a potent 1-3/4 HP, 3450 RPM motor
- The Craftsman Table Saw features a heavy-duty, cast-iron table with stamp steel extension and sturdy stamp steel stand
- Dual locking fence adjusts easily for solid cuts
- Blade guard system with anti-kickback pawl is designed with a quick release mechanism for easy removal and replacement
- Riving knife system used on this saw can be set at three different positions for versatility
- Blade tilts to the left from 0 to 45 degrees to permit cutting long bevel rips on wide boards
- Blade supported by a cast iron trunnion system for accuracy and consistent cutting performance
- Heavy-duty dual castor system is easily set with the front and rear foot pedals
- The saw includes storage for all of the accessories
- 10 degree left tilt arbor gives greater flexibility when cutting bevels and miters
- T-square fence with front and rear lock keeps cuts even
- Weight: 265 lbs.
- Some assembly required
Added on September 26, 2009
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Most Helpful Reviews
I'm a third generation furniture maker that builds fine furniture and cabinets for a living. While i have a much more expensive cabinet saw in my shop, i purchased the Craftsman contractor saw to take to larger job sites that i may need to custom fit built in banister bookcases and such. it is a little heavy to move around but the casters do a good job, and i'm fortunate enough to have an enclosed trailer with a ramp, so it moves around easy enough. it would do well in a garage workshop that it needed to be moved often. I had no alignment issues, it did need to be adjusted to be true, but was not difficult to align. I can see by the mechanics that there COULD be an alignment issue with blade elevation, but mine does not have that issue. As for the assembly, it is not bad at all. It took me about 2 hours and i was able to upright it afterwords with the help from my 11 yo son (who weighTs 90 pounds on a good day) so it's not bad. I did spend another couple of hours casually fiddling with adjustments to make it perfect. i was a little skeptical of the rip fence at first, but after adjusting it, it works great. The motor is smooth and more than powerful, at 1.75 horsepower. I suspect the reviews that cannot cut through plywood either have a junk blade, or did not check the belt tension. I run mine off of 120 since i move it around, and it has plenty of power. Today i ripped some very hard maple with no problems, it cut through like butter and had a nice edge (although i still clean the cut edge on a jointer) Worst part of the saw really is the assembly of the rip fence guide rails, but it's not too bad, you just have to be patient and understand the mechanics of how a machine works. Since i paid 450 bucks, it is a world away from those plastic portable models that simply cannot do the job, but it is not a professional cabinet saw, so don't buy it expecting it to be.
Eagle River, WI
After reading many reviews on this saw, and not being very happy with a few of my recent Craftsman purchases (9" band saw and circular saw), I was hesitant to buy this table saw. I was concerned mostly about the alignment issue that is pervasive in this model (including the Ridgid r4512). But, they must have corrected that, because mine is perfect throughout the height adjustment range. Assembly was really not that bad...although the box is really heavy. The saw works flawlessly...very quite, minimal vibration, accurate fence, mobile base, flat table. For the price, I don't believe there is a better table saw.
After a considerable research I decided on this saw for my hobby building projects. It's quite a bit more than what I'll be using it but I am glad I got it just recently and have not had much chance to use it as much. The only thing that I can share my experience with the saw was changing the saw blade and aligning the blade insert. Here is what I found: (1) Even with my average size hand, it was very difficult to remove the nut and a washer from the saw blade arbor because the small clearance between the arbor and the sheet metal cross panel (what ever structural function of that panel is?!). I am dumbfounded why this panel is so close to the arbor since there is at least 8"+ empty space between this and the outside shell-panel. (2) The blade insert is supposed to held down by a single (small round) magnet instead of the hold down screws but it's questionable how well this is going to work with so dust and other than perfectly flat metal inserts. Also my just installed zero insert (made of plastic) can be adjusted by height adjustment four screws, but can not be secured down to the table!! While I am new to woodworking, I am retired toolmaker with mech. engineering background and have been around machine tools design as well as application all my adult life, and am just puzzled if the above mentioned are just designer's oversight, or it's something else?! Btw, as you may have guessed it, English is my secondary language.
Shasta Lake, CA
It seems like the reviews for this saw are mostly good, but there are a few negatives that I'd like to address, and share my experience. As -everyone- has stated, yeah, the box is seriously heavy... but once you get it into your garage the hard part is over, and assembly can be completed by one person fairly easily. With a bit of struggling, my wife and I were able to unload it from the truck, but it would have been way easier with a third person. The other comment I see over and over is "this thing took me all day to assemble". I have no idea how this is possible. The instructions are very clear, all parts are nicely separated and properly labeled. Without help, I was able to put mine together in less than two hours, and then spent another 45 minutes squaring the blade to the miter slots, making adjustments to the rip fence, aligning the riving knife, etc. Honestly, if it takes you an entire day to assemble this saw, you probably shouldn't be operating power tools. Now, onto the known/possible issues and my .02 regarding them: 1). "Blade alignment Issue": I can't speak as to how common this problem is with the Craftsman 21833, however, I checked mine with a dial indicator following the methods described on the internet for the Ridgid R4512, and the problem is not present on my saw. It's definitely worth checking your saw to make sure your saw isn't affected by this issue. Lots of good information is available easily by searching Google/YouTube for "R4512 Blade Alignment". 2). "I can't cut through a 1/4" sheet of plywood without stalling out the blade". Ok, now this actually was an issue for me... I started out using a 50 tooth combination Freud blade and it was stalling out every few inches cutting 3/4" plywood. I stressed out about this for a bit, and then noticed there was no tension on the drive belt at all... in fact, it was slipping off the motor a bit. I put proper tension on the belt and now it runs great. The blade spins up to speed almost instantly and maintains power all the way through every cut I've made since (including hardwood). This is an easy adjustment to make, so if your saw seems under powered, I suggest you check this first. All in all I think this is a great saw... I got mine on sale for $450, which is a heck of a deal for what you get!
the saw can packaged very good. The thing got put together in about seven hours. The first problem was aligning the saw. That took two hours and was very awkward. aligning the fence was frustrating and saw wont stay aligned. after all done and everything aligned this is an excellent saw
this is an excellent table saw after initial set up works great cuts true and accurate too heavy to be a contractor saw but very good for a woodshop saw works like a cabinet saw have had no trouble out of it have custom made thirty kitchen cabinets with it with out using my joiner for glue edge.
This awesome saw will complete our home wood shop. I went in to Sears just to see a price comparison and went home with a saw; at a lower price, a more powerful motor and a bigger working surface.
I almost didn't purchase this saw for all the the bad reviews. I am very happy that I did. The saw was straight forward to put together "doesn't take that long maybe an hour" the table was easily adjustable and having the correct tools laid out and ready helped as well. I am remodeling my house and wanted it to have perfect cuts and it does. So much adjustment on the table I really like it. The only reason I get it four stars is the steel sides should be made of cast iron and then you wouldn't find a better table for the price. Don't be afraid to buy I looked for the past 3 months and pulled the trigger and have been happy since I did.
Lake Villa, IL
I While shopping for a tablesaw I noticed this saw looked a lot like one ******* had on sale. I bought the one at ******* for $100.00 less than the Sears model. Easy setup. After reading the owners manual I downloaded the one for the Sears model. They were identical except for the front page. Only problem I have is the rip fence does not stay aligned. Have to adjust it every day.
This is listed as a "Contractors saw", I categorize it as a Shop saw. I say this because a contractor generally moves from site to site and this saw is way to heavy to be transporting it around. You "will" need 2 people to load/unload and assemble this saw. This is a very heavy duty saw and perfect for the shop. I like the extended table length and 4 independent swivel casters on front and rear that allow easy 1 person movement on a concrete or wood floor. Good scale readout on front of fence. The blade squareness as opposed to the table is near perfect from the factory and mine needed very very minimal tweaking to set up the blade for optimal square cuts, just follow the easy to understand instructions and you are set. In my opinion this saw is well worth more than what I paid at a cost of $500, give or take a few dollars and cents. I would value this as a $1500 saw! I recommend this saw to anyone that has a wood shop and needs a good quality table saw.
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