Craftsman 21201 10" Sliding Compound Mitersaw

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.8
out of 5
Brand:
Craftsman
Model:
21201
Price:
$450

Description

Featuring the LaserTrac system with an adjustable arbor laser for more precise cutting, this compound mitersaw is perfect for your home projects. Its dual-bevel capability allows you to flip the blade, not the material. With its crown molding throat plate, stopblock and fences, this mitersaw takes the guesswork out of cutting.

* 15 amp, ball-bearing motor
* 2-1/2 in. dust port for improved dust collection
* Includes extra long extension bars with roller
* Dual sliding fences, quick adjust (squeeze release)
* Aluminum base
* Externally accessible motor brushes
* Dual view bevel scale for visibility on either side of blade
* Electric blade brake stops blade in seconds
* Includes 40T carbide-tipped blade, dust bag, quick release clamp
* Weight: 61 lbs
* Blade diameter: 10"
* Motor: 15 amps, 120 volts
* Motor Brake: Electric
* Speed Range: 5,000 rpm
* Dust port: 2-1/2"
* 45 Deg. Bevel Capability: 2 x 12"
* 45 Deg. Miter Capability: 2 x 10"
* 90 Deg. Capability: 2 x 12", 4 x 4"
* Arbor Size: 5/8"
* Miter Index: 45 deg. right/left
* Miter Detents: 0, 15, 22-1/2, 31.6 and 45 deg. left/right
* Cut Depth At 45 Degrees: 2"
* Cut Depth At 90 Degrees: 3-5/8"

WOOD magazine review

Hyper-accurate settings and microadjuster

Review Summary

+ Hits: The only model in the test with a miter scale marked in half-degree increments, it also has a detent override and microadjuster for fine-tuning cuts. It miters and bevels 47° both right and left. The single extension wing with cutoff stop adds 25" of workpiece support. – Misses: Its plunge and sliding actions were stiff. Although a useful feature, the microadjuster drags against the saw table when changing miter positions.
Its horizontal workpiece clamp sometimes lifted boards slightly off the saw table; we’d prefer a traditional hold-down clamp. You cannot adjust the throat-plate kerf opening.

Detailed Ratings

4.0
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

Reader Reviews

Craftsman 21201 10" Sliding Compound Mitersaw

Review Summary

I have placed this saw in all kinds of configurations and places and it just plain does the job. Not only will it cut in more directions than I can use, it is very easy to set up. I now have it mounted on a portable table which makes it pretty heavy, but this make it very convient to move from job to job.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

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