Big Featured, Low-Priced Tablesaws
Craftsman started from the ground up when redesigning its 10-in.
tablesaws. Sears' designers did their homework on these machines by
listening to customers and addressing their tablesaw concerns. The
three new models have some great features and sell at prices that won't
break the bank. All three saws look like cabinet saws. In fact, their
trunnion system more closely resembles the type found on a cabinet saw
than on a con-tractor or hybrid saw. The trunnions, which hold the
saw's arbor, are mounted to the cabinet instead of the bottom of the
table. This makes the trunnion system more rigid and greatly simplifies
blade-to-table alignment during setup and tune-ups. The new saws are
all left-tilt machines. They have 4-in. dust collection hookups and
built-in rip fence storage hooks. Mounting and removing the blade cover
and splitter is tool-free and thus hassle-free. The blades that come
with the saws are good-quality carbide-tipped blades that, unlike many
tablesaws, don't need immediate replacement.