Craftsman 12 in. Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter SawItem# 00918629000 | Model# SM3055RC
|Fence Size (HxL) (In):||5 1/8'' x 9 1/2'' (Left), 4 3/4'' x 9 1/2'' (right)|
|Table Dimensions (LxW):||12 15/16 in x 13 1/8 in (diameter)|
|Table Dimensions with Extensions:||44 5/8'' x 13 1/8''|
|Crosscut Capacity - 0 Miter 0 Bevel:||4 in x 12 1/4 in|
|Crosscut Capacity - 0 Miter 45 Left Bevel:||2 3/16 in x 12 1/4 in|
|Crosscut Capacity - 0 Miter 45 Right Bevel:||1 9/16 in x 12 1/4 in|
|Crosscut Capacity - 45 Miter 0 Bevel:||4 in x 8 3/4 in|
|Crosscut Capacity - 45 Miter 45 Left Bevel:||2 3/16 in x 8 3/4 in|
|Crosscut Capacity - 45 Miter 45 Right Bevel:||1 9/16 in x 8 3/4 in|
|Fence Type:||Dual sliding|
|General Warranty:||1 Year|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||57.42|
|Package Contents:||Intregrated Laser Guide, Dust Chute, Dust Collection, Blade Wrench|
|Preset Miter Angle Detents (Deg):||0, 15, 22.5, 31.6, 45 L&R, 60 R|
|Quick Release Vise:||No|
|Type:||Sliding compound miter|
|Cord Length (ft.):||6|
|Cord Management:||Manual Wrap|
|Blade Diameter (In):||12|
|Motor Brushes:||Consumer replaceable|
|Guides & Instructions:|
|Arbor Size:||5/8 in. w/ 1 in. collar|
|Miter Index:||0-45 deg. left and 0-60 deg. right|
|Bevel Index:||0, 33.9 and 45 degress L&R|
|Blade Bevel Range:||0 to 47 deg L&R|
|Cut Depth At 90 Degrees:||4 x 12-1/4 in.|
|Miter Detents:||0, 15, 22-1/2, 31.6,45, and 60 deg. right|
|Table Material:||Die cast aluminum|
|Assembly Required:||Assembly Required|
Ratings & Reviews
12-in. Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw Delivers Precise Power
For moulding, baseboards or framing, the Craftsman 12-in. dual bevel sliding compound miter saw lets you make sure your cuts are right and your angles are tight for a range of woodworking projects. Handy to have at home and tough and accurate enough for the job, this saw lets you work precisely and fast. The saw has a tall, sliding fence that supports the wood, plus extension tables on either side with stop blocks you can set up for repetitive cuts.
The 12-in. dual bevel sliding compound miter saw lets you make miter and bevel adjustments from the front and then lock them in. Craftsman's Laser Trac system lets you check for accuracy before you cut, while the 60-tooth carbide blade zips through wood, plastics and compounds with ease.
- The Craftsman 12-in. dual bevel sliding compound miter saw gives you the precision and power you need for making fine cuts, as well as the speed you want to make the work go faster
- Kit includes a blade and wrench, dust bag and chute, integrated laser guide, clamp and manual
- Motor: 15 amp, 120 volts, 4,200 RPM
- Size: 60-tooth carbide tipped 12 in. blade
- Dual sliding fence is 5 x 4.75
- Extendable extension tables
- Laser Trac system lets you check the cut before you start, ensuring accurate compound, bevel, miter and cross cuts
- Miter and bevel angle locks
- Miter cuts up to 47 degrees left and 60 degrees right, with 10 stops
- Bevel cuts up to 47 degrees left and right, with five positive stops in each direction
- Arbor size: 5/8 in.
- Weight: 66.2 lbs.
Added on May 30, 2012
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Most Helpful Reviews
This saw had everything I was looking for. Good price, top notch build quality etc. everything was there for getting every option needed. The only thing that wasn't there which was unacceptable was the miter lock. The design is flawed in my opinion as it did not hold the angle steady. No matter what happened it always was able to move 1-2 degrees either way. In short it wiggled without effort. I attempted to tighten the miter lock by simply threading out the rubber stop, but no matter how far out I threaded it it would still wiggle. At a certain point the cast iron that holds the miter lock broke. The lock was then completely broke. I am relatively inexperienced with miter saws but feel that there is nothing that will remove this problem except a complete redesign of this piece. Otherwise it will simply provide innacurate cuts.
Saint Albans, VT
This saw is the most useful tool in my shop. I use it almost every day. But I must warn potential buyers that it is BIG. Make sure you have a suitable site for it. My only negative comments are that the "Know Your Product" illustration in the User Manual was very poor. I suggest that, instead of giving a description of the items on the illustration, that a number be used and that a detailed description be given referencing that number on an adjacent page. Some of the assembly hardware items were hard to find. For example, the thumbscrew that holds the shaft of the hold down device was found with the dust bag. The Up Front Bevel Lock control is screwed in counterclockwise and it became disconnected when I turned it clockwise.
After purchasing this saw I can tell you it is worth every penny. I had the 10" craftsman that comes with the cheap metal stand and it did an ok job, but this saw does it all and after calibrating the blade it is very precise and make my projects much easier and they look more professional because of the accuracy.
I've had this saw for about 5 years. Actual use has been minimal. Used in small projects. Overall it has probably made 200 cuts. While I was making a cut yesterday the trigger handle broke off in the middle of a cut. No injuries but it was close. It is hard to find non Chinese built products these days but in the future I will strive to find them.
Great Value compared to other top brands with big price tags...Very little assembly required...Cuts great, Laser worked great and saved time... Very satisfied!
The dual bevel is very convenient, and the 60 degree miter is nice too. The laser is a big hard to see in daylight, and its easy to saw right through the fence if you're not careful. Overall I'm very happy with it.
I am very impressed with this machine. One problem that I found is that you cannot rely on the dust collector bag. I attached my Craftsman Vac and resolved the issue.