Old Craftsman saw with digital readout

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Forum topic by MrRon posted 09-11-2012 03:32 PM 739 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-11-2012 03:32 PM

Back around 30 years ago, I sold my Shopsmith and bought a Sears cabinet saw. It was the first to have a digital readout for depth-of-cut which seemed to work ok. The top was badly warped, so I returned it and bought a Jet cabinet saw, which I stil use with great success.

My question is: Does anyone still have that Sears saw with the digital readout and if so, does it work and what do you think of it? Just curious.

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#1 posted 09-11-2012 04:28 PM

I have a contractor model that works just fine. The only complaint I have is that you cannot raise or lower the blade unde power. This makes craeting zero clearance inserts somewhat of a pain. However, the accuracy of the unit is very good.

-- measure once, cut once, swear, start over

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#2 posted 09-11-2012 07:57 PM

I had one that was a contractor version as well. It was nice to set the height and bevel with a key pad.

The fence was really bad on my saw.

I did use it for DIY stuff that was non citical, but finally I gave it up to the dumpster and got a better saw.

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