Craftsman 10 in. Contractor Saw (Sears#21833)Item# 00921833000 | Model# 21833
|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
After a time cutting with this saw I can tell you it is excellent for plywood, MDF and softwoods . There is no vibration , its silent, and the ON/OFF switch very well located and convenient. It is a very safe machine when all attachments are used properly. I really like using it. I was a little disappointed when I cut hardwoods or large sections. the engine seems to be less than what it says (comparing it with other saws) I have reviewed many times the cutting guide , the angle , I even changed the replacement saw disk and nothing seems to change. The saw slows down or even stops when cutting 2x4 pine wood. You have to cut it very slow, and that burns the wood some times. I'll think of a saw with more power in the future for hardwoods, may be in some other brand.
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Palm Springs, CA
I'm having trouble getting the ripping fence adjusted, the mechanism is pretty Mickey Mouse, and the riving knife doesn't line up perfectly sometimes. I called Sears and they sent a guy over and he agreed, authorizing about $150 in parts to be sent, including the entire aluminum box frame, and the damaged aluminum guide rail in front. That was in May, four telephone calls later and I'm told the parts probably aren't coming before the one year warranty runs out and a replacement offer will cost me almost $250 more, or 50% more. Take it or leave it. Now the saw is worse, self destructing a little more each time I move the fence. Never again Sears. This saw is priced very low so you can expect some minor problems, but when they happen, the warranty process is only for show and will just waste hours of time and make you a lot more angry.
For projects around the house this saw works great. Should be easier to setup but when that is done it works well. Its has really big boxes if you don't have a pick up truck think about having it delivered.
I have owned this saw for about 6 months now. I was pleasantly surprised with the sturdy base and minimal vibration when the saw is running. The casters make moving the saw a breeze. I don't have a dedicated shop so having my machinery on wheels is a must. Assembly is reasonably easy if you read and follow the directions. There are times that you will need assistance such as unpacking the saw and setting the saw upright. The installation of the fence rails on the outboard side of the saw can be tricky due to limited space to get washers, nuts and wrenches. My advice is to be patient and know most similar saw from other manufacturers has the same issue. The fence is higher quality than I expected. It moves smoothly across the table, is elevated from the table and locks firmly in place. I did have to shim the fence to get it parallel to the miter slot. My fence was far enough out that the limited fine adjustment was not enough. With a little work my fence is within .005 inches over its length. Out of the box the blade was parallel to the miter slot (within .002 side to side and as the blade is raised). I had read other reviews indicating that this could be a problem, however I did not find this to be the case. My advice is to purchase a saw gauge, or make one like I did to take these measurements. It is critical to make sure everything is aligned before operating the saw (this is no different from any saw you would purchase). The miter gauge is adequate for cross cutting small stock. It is not adequate if you want to cut accurate angles. Again, this is pretty much true for all stock miter gauges. I have since replaced the miter gauge with an after market miter gauge. The in closed base helps keep the dust down. I have not hooked this saw up to a dust collector but I plan on doing so in the future. Know that you need to clean out the dust box after use. Saw dust tends to build up inside the cabinet (standard good main thence practice ). I will admit that having to remove six hex screws to do this is a bit tedious. I will replace the hex screws with something a bit move convenient in the future. Overall, a great saw for the wood worker that has space limitations. I am pleased with my purchase.
Wanting a small, portable saw that would handle ripping 2x4s and basic job site work, this was a great buy. The base is really heavy duty and the saw has handled the work thrown at it easily, even in 104 degree temperatures sitting outside in the heat and dust.
The directions were pretty good, but there are some issues with the assembly. I think when you put the wheels on, it would be easier to put the axles on first, and the put the wheels on the axle. The blade was close enough, only off about .001. The fence was crooked, so I loosened the 2 alien head bolts on the top of the bar and got that aligned. The screws in the front only seem to tighten the fence to the rail. The blade insert was set to low, had to get longer 5mm bolts and add a shim. I checked the belt tension very early in the game. The miter gauge grooves in the table are wider on the left side than the right side, so the gauge is a little loose on the left. The whole assembly took about 5 hours and I have assembled several things over the years. It would seem that every saw is a little different! It's not a precision machine, but it could be close with a little more time spent on adjustments. I have not used it much yet, but seems to work well. I am happy so far! More later after I have used it longer.
This table saw is AWESOME. I have had and still do a radial arm saw and a smaller bench top 10" table saw. I was making drawers for my kitchen cabinets and just could not get the accuracy OR had problems if cutting large stock (on radial arm saw). So either or. I started looking for a better/larger table saw and they are plentiful for 1000$ and up. I got this on sale for less than 1/2 that. I discovered the following: If you take your time, you can set this saw up so that it is very very accurate. It makes nice square cuts, and doesn't have heeling, kickbacks or other issues. The dust system is very simple, in fact, it works so well I disconnected it from my dust collector. The saw dust falls straight down into a funnel in the bottom I put a bucket under it and when its full, it goes in the compost pile or garden. The dust collector did only slightly better, but its noisy. This leads me to my one minor complaint and that is even with a dust collector (vacuum to clarify) lots of saw dust collects on table and work. Some expensive saws have system that comes down through blade guard etc, whatever. I just keep a little shop brush handy and brush down through blade, (then down into my bucket). The vacuum didn't get any of top dust, so I unhooked. The saw is powerful, and the table large enough to do sheet of plywood (with effort) but I had NO CHANCE to ever consider that. I couldn't cut anything more than about 18" because radial arm would not extend that far out and little table saw fence only went to about 15-16" This saw does it all, dado, large stock, accurate cuts, and power. I love it and for the price? WOW what are you going to suggest in place of it for under 500? There is NOTHING. This is an excellent value and an excellent saw. If you are thinking of stepping up to a bigger better saw? GO FOR IT. Disregard some of the reviews, some people compare this to a 3500 cabinet saw and thats ridiculous. For the price you cannot beat this and even saws costing 1000$ dont always compete. Its a great buy and a great saw. I love it. Best purchase I ever made, my woodworking has improved 100% and the scope and kinds of projects are now limited only by my improving skill and time available. I can do anything I need to do with this saw. Definitely a "5".