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Posted on Craftsman Professional 10 in. Contractor Saw (Sears#21833) Question

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#1 posted 01-02-2012 09:55 PM

I bought mine about 20 months ago.
I had a bitch of a time gettig thr arbor in alignment with the miter slot.
Partially because the manual is worthless and I had to figure most of it out on my own.
Partially because the design is on the raw edge of being too weak to hold an adjustment.

It’s not a tool that will be passed down through generations.
It probably won’t last me till I get too old to use it; and I’m 62.

But, I did manage to get it aligned, added an Incra miter guide and a good blade.
It only cost me $409 plus tax. Less than $2.00/pound. Cheaper than bottled water!
It runs and cuts good. Much better than those noisy, flimsy job-site type saws.
It has a cast iron top with standard miter slots.
The saw has a fairly good fence, IMO.
The motor is plenty strong for my use; DIY’er, novice furniture maker, hobbiest.
It has good retractable casters; I don’t need to move it much, but that’s an issue for some folks.

Bottom line, if I could get another one for $250 I’d be on that like stink on $h!t.

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