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Shawn Masterson

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#1 posted 03-05-2013 10:07 PM

this is my craftsman and it owes me nothing
I have the older version of this saw. it looks like it hasn’t changed. I wouldn’t go smaller than 12”. skip the slider for now. I choose this saw for the belt drive in order to get the motor out of the way. it was side by side the same dewalt and 100$ cheaper so cost had won out. I used it for trimming houses daily for 8 years and it is still going strong. DC bag really work well and a 2” vac hose fits right on. The overhead motor is great, it has been strong and true, but being used and abused for 8+ years it is starting to show it’s age. this was my first. I ended up getting a slider for free 2 years ago, but I had to rebuild the motor and get a new belt. it never leaves the shop cause it’s heavy and awkward to carry. also I really never needed the slide.

I will probably replace it with the same one when it finally gives up.

I under stand necessity, but spending more now may save more later so save till you can afford it

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