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Craftsman on the lake

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#1 posted 575 days ago

That’s my identical saw I’ve had since the (late 80’s)?? Mine has always worked great. With a good blade it will cut 8/4 hard wood. I regularly work with maple, oak, and walnut. It did have a safety shield on it and I use that little bolt and metal clamp behind the blade to hold a homemade aluminum riving knife/splitter. I use the same fence and find that it cuts straight. I will confess that I use the saw almost exclusively for ripping wood. I have a very nice 12” bosch miter saw for my cross cut stuff. The combination of the two works out well for me. If you find that it runs rough, bounces; replace the belt or put one of those link belts on. This saw will run very, very smoothly with a good belt.

You can adjust that small screw on the top of the far end of the fence. If you do it won’t shift even a tad and the way the locking lever is made it locks the fence at a solid 90 degrees. If you think it’s binding when putting wood through it’s probably that the wood is curved and needs to be put through a jointer first. I initially ran into that issue and after learning how to properly prepare wood I realized that it wasn’t the saw, it was me.

It’s an old workhorse and does the job for me. If all is well with your saw it should be a very doable addition to your shop and let you do so me good work. This saw originally cost about $575 new.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.


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