|Review by GeorgeK||posted 01-14-2011 06:19 AM||9201 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
I think I’ve read most of the postings on the 21833. Picked mine up today. Based on what I’d read I expected a big forklift or crane to appear but there was just this little guy pushing a hand truck. He and a buddy pushed it up on the trailer and away we went. Off loading it was a breeze. Backed it up to my shop door and a couple of us carefully lowered it to my hand truck and wheeled it into the shop.
Getting all the parts out of the box was a pain because you have to break up the Styrofoam to get to the table. Noticed the motor was at a strange angle and concluded the master trunnion was broken in half. The box did not seem damaged, but it apparently was dropped in handling. The sales guy I talked to had assembled the floor display and he did not seem surprised the cast iron trunnion was broken. He offered to order a new trunnion but not install it. No way! Sears agreed to replace the saw but I have to haul it back to the store first.
This Sears model 21833 appears to be the same as the Rigid 4512 and the Porter Cable PCB270TS. So unless I want to pay more I’ll have to make this deal work. At this point, my attitude is “Stuff Happens”. Until I receive the replacement I’ll just keep using my old reliable Craftsman 10” saw that cost $100 8 years ago.
More on the alignment stuff later. Thanks for all the info on the alignment of this saw. Forewarned is forearmed. Any tips to make the assembly easier will be appreciated…