LumberJocks

New saw

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Charlitwood posted 10-17-2017 07:19 PM 528 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Charlitwood's profile

Charlitwood

14 posts in 53 days


10-17-2017 07:19 PM

Well after literally fighting with my craftsman 21833…. im calling it quits, and moving on! From the day i picked this saw up off of CL it had been nothing but a PAIN. The OO had no idea what he was doing when he put this thing together, and had i known that before i paid $400 for this is, i would never have pulled the trigger. The blade was out of line, it was wired for 220, with a 110 plug, and the belt was beyond loose. i fought and fought with getting the trunion straight, to the point of knocking it completely out of the braces….. luckily my hand was not smashed as the whole assembly came smashing down into the “cabinet” . 5 hours later after rigging a pulley system up with the rafters in my garage and a ratchet strap, i finally got everything all bolted in and the trunion was actually much straighter but still not perfect( off less than a 16th). Played with the fence for a few hours trying to get it aligned right but every cut, with a brand new fusion blade, still getting burns and wants to kick back… im throwing my hands up and moving on. So back to why im posting this… im picking up this saw on Thursday and im quite excited, sliding miter table and 52” extension table all for $300.. but i cant seem to find much out there about it. Anyone have any experience with it? its the Dewalt DW746 i believe. Thanks in advance, hope you all are having great days!!!!


7 replies so far

View Charlitwood's profile

Charlitwood

14 posts in 53 days


#1 posted 10-17-2017 07:19 PM

View Bill White's profile

Bill White

4788 posts in 3775 days


#2 posted 10-17-2017 08:44 PM

Every once in a while we just have to yell “CALF ROPE” and quit.
Takes some courage, and an effort to admit.
Move on old soul. You’ll be better served.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

View jonah's profile

jonah

1378 posts in 3113 days


#3 posted 10-18-2017 12:00 AM

Those things are solid saws, comparable to most any contractor-type saw out there. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but is that paint or sawdust on it?

View Aj2's profile

Aj2

1154 posts in 1612 days


#4 posted 10-18-2017 12:07 AM

I have no idea if that’s a good saw and I’ve never seen one before. If it’s designed by the same chaps that put together the 735 planer I’d wagers it’s a good one.

-- Aj

View crank49's profile

crank49

4023 posts in 2785 days


#5 posted 10-18-2017 03:06 AM

I have been warning people on here for about 9 years what a piece of CRAP the 21833 is. I have one and if I didn’t have a job that keeps me out of the shop all but a day or two a month, I would have dumped the damn thing out by the road for trash pick up years ago. It is the same saw as the Ridgid R4512. The Ridgid version came out about 6 months after I bought the Crapsman.
Your allignment problem is not the result of poor assembly skill of the former owner. It is a design flaw that can NOT be adjusted away. I think, after about 6 years of ignoring it, the manufacturer finally revised the trunnion casting to fix the problem. Of course, those of us who have owned these boat anchors and complained for years are still out of luck. They never offered any sort of recall or even admitted it was ever a problem. That says about all you need to know about the Chinese manufacturer and the management at Ridgid and Sears.
Buyer Beware!

View paul_1221's profile

paul_1221

1 post in 34 days


#6 posted 10-19-2017 04:40 PM

Hi Charlitwood, hope you’ll give an update when you get to use the Dewalt DW746.

I’ve considered buying the same model when I saw one on Craigslist that seems to be in mint condition. But I’ve got to check and compare prices and I’ve decided to add a few more hundred to my budget to get a recent release but from the same brand. I’ve stumbled upon DWE7491RS in here: http://www.sawinery.net/best-table-saw/ but I’m still deciding on whether I should buy it. I’m thinking it might not be worth the added bucks if DW746 works fine.

View Charlitwood's profile

Charlitwood

14 posts in 53 days


#7 posted 10-20-2017 07:08 AM



Hi Charlitwood, hope you ll give an update when you get to use the Dewalt DW746.

I ve considered buying the same model when I saw one on Craigslist that seems to be in mint condition. But I ve got to check and compare prices and I ve decided to add a few more hundred to my budget to get a recent release but from the same brand. I ve stumbled upon DWE7491RS in here: http://www.sawinery.net/best-table-saw/ but I m still deciding on whether I should buy it. I m thinking it might not be worth the added bucks if DW746 works fine.

- paul_1221


Well Paul, i finally had the chance to scoop this baby up today, I must say, I’m in love!!! So to clear a few things up, that was latex paint all over it, not saw dust. This is the reason i got this for so cheap. I paid $500 for this saw which has a 52” extension, and the sliding miter table, as well as a mobile cart. 43 clamps varying from 50” to 6” mostly jorgenson, but there were a few besseys including two 50” bessey body clamps! 2 outfeed rollers, and a muscle rack. As i was loading it up the guy kept grabbing blades and jigs including a Jet jig that i have no idea what it is. He the in 4 dewalt blades and 3 dado sets one of which was a freud! I picked up a delta planer from him last week and today He gave me 3 sets of brand new blades for it! I still can’t stop smiling over the deal i got today. So after about 4 hours of scrubbing paint off, sanding the tips smooth again and waxing everything, this saw cuts like a dream!!! The fence is straight, the blade is straight, like i said, I’m In love!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com