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Craftsman 21802 13 Amp 120 Volt 10"  Table Saw Model number 137.218020

Craftsman 21802 13 Amp 120 Volt 10" Table Saw Model number 137.218020

04-28-2013 12:07 PM by LokisTyro | 4 comments »

I’ve had this saw for over 2 years and I thought it deserved a long-term review. It’s a decent performer that’s great for light-duty and the not so precision-intense projects. I’ll try to go over everything that my current knowledge will allow me to. Be aware that this is my first review! Out of the box everything went together nice and easy. There’s not much assembly required and if you’re a keen mechanic or builder you should have everything sorted out...

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Great little Jointer

Great little Jointer

09-05-2011 11:03 PM by zer0bot | 26 comments »

I decided last night that I could not live without a jointer for a gate project I am working on but did not want to spend the money on a larger jointer as my wife just started her own business last year so I did some searching and came across this little guy on sale at sears. Regularly $209 but on sale online for $169.57 right now. got it home and set up was a breeze. It was also easy to get the granite fences nice and true.Within about 45 minutes I was jointing boards and so far it works ...

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Craftsman 16 inch Scroll Saw Review

Craftsman 16 inch Scroll Saw Review

04-19-2012 07:03 PM by Daris | 3 comments »

For my birthday recently my wife purchased me a scroll saw. (That’s right fella’s she’s all mine) Having never owned a scroll saw, and quickly realizing that I’m a novice to this tool; I’ll do my best to give an honest review of this tool. But… Before I can start I have to give a little insight to my scroll saw bias’. I’ve been doing the “woodworking thing”, for a few years now and I’ve always thought I had all of the tools that I needed. I also have always had two opinions when it c...

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Craftsman MiterMate Saw...Oops, I goofed again.

Craftsman MiterMate Saw...Oops, I goofed again.

02-05-2011 07:34 PM by PASs | 17 comments »

Update to this review at the bottom labeled “UPDATE” Yet another $225 mistake, and the reason I KNOW when I buy something without thinking about it for about a month that I’ll probably goof. I just do a little work around my house, but my loving wife lets me buy nice tools. We figure the cost of a tool is less than hiring someone to do the work. I’d been looking at miter saws for a while; I have two radial arm saws in the shop, but it’s a pain to run back a...

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AWESOME TABLESAW (WITH VIDEO)

AWESOME TABLESAW (WITH VIDEO)

03-23-2008 06:31 AM by Woodshopfreak | 41 comments »

This is a great tablesaw in every respect. For the full review please watch the video below, but for the gist. This tablesaw has some great features and some pro’s and con’s Features:Cool blade guardCool blade bevel/ blade hight adjustmentexpandable wings to 30 inchesoutfeed supportcolapsable standdust bagportablelots of storage Pro’s:LightweightEasy to useNice FenceGreat Storage featuresEasy to change bladesGood power for it’s size Con’s:Light weight (I...

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Craftsman Planer...not as good as I hoped.

Craftsman Planer...not as good as I hoped.

12-16-2011 03:42 AM by RibsBrisket4me | 25 comments »

Well, I guess I got what I paid for. FYI, this is the 3rd planer I have owned over the past 15 years. The first was the best, the venerable Dewalt 733. I should have kept that tool forever. Bought on sale for $299 in the 1990’s, it was a workhorse and I had it tuned to miminal to no snipe. But when 3 knife planers came out, I sold it and “upgraded” to a RECONDITIONED Ridgid 3 knife. It was “okay” but the cutter head elevation crank was a bit tight. Planed pr...

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Excellent routers for the money (and in general for that matter)

Excellent routers for the money (and in general for that matter)

09-30-2014 06:46 AM by jtm | 17 comments »

So I figured it was time to contribute to the review section of this site. Rather than review each router individually, I decided that since these share a lot of the same features, it might be a good idea to review them as a whole. I have four routers, all of which are current production models sold at Sears: 1) Craftsman Professional 14-amp, 2.5-hp Fixed/Plunge Base (in my router table)2) Craftsman 12-amp, 2-hp Fixed Base (for my dovetail jig)3) Craftsman 12.0 AMP/VS 2.0 HP Digital Plu...

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More Than Worth the Money

More Than Worth the Money

12-31-2008 01:20 AM by Tomcat1066 | 10 comments »

While wandering through Lowe’s, I saw this bad boy just sitting there with a $30 price tag. Since I found myself in no position to own a table saw for the foreseeable future, it looked like it would solve one of my biggest problems: how to rip boards down. The Accu-Rip attaches to your circular saw with two small screws located at the front of the guide. It takes a bit of time to get it set right, because it’s edge must line up with the blade just so, but once it does, it wo...

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Craftsman Automatic Power Switch

Craftsman Automatic Power Switch

04-20-2011 06:52 AM by David Grimes | 10 comments »

I just purchased this item recently, but it works exactly as described and is a problem solver for me. I searched Lumberjocks to see if there was already a review. I see many references to this product, but no review. I did not know that this product even existed until about a week ago, so maybe my review will make it easier to find for future new Lumber Jocks. I found mine for $24.99 at the local Sears store. I used a $10 off coupon and so actually paid 14.99 plus tax. This grey pl...

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Great features, Horrible Alignment Issues

Great features, Horrible Alignment Issues

02-06-2010 06:46 PM by bobthebuilderinmichigan | 36 comments »

I was very impressed with the Craftsman 21833 Contractors Table Saw when I saw it in the store. It had many features found on more expensive models – i.e. the motor is 1 3/4 hp and is fully enclosed and quiet with good dust collection. However, all of that becomes worthless if you can’t align the blade to the miter slots. Mine came 1/8” out of alignment! Turns out, the trunion bolt holes aren’t drilled precisely because despite loosening them and knocking the truni...

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