Craftsman 21237 10" Sliding Compound Mitersaw

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.0
out of 5
Brand:
Craftsman
Model:
21237
Price:
$250

Description

Cut up to 12"-wide boards with this Craftsman 10" Sliding Compound Mitersaw. Featuring an A/C powered Laser Trac® which projects an accurate line for prealignment of your cut. The powerful 15-amp ball-bearing motor with electric brake is the perfect solution to all of your cutting needs.
* 15.0 Amp, 120 Volts, 60 Hz 4,800 RPM motor
* Dual linear bearing rail slide system allows for smooth crosscuts on boards up to 2" x 12" and 4" x 4"
* Telescoping aluminum extensions with stopblock for additional support
* A/C powered Laser Trac® projects an accurate line on workpiece
* Miter cutting range from 0-50° right and left with built-in positive stops for most commonly utilized angles
* 10" diameter 60T carbide tipped saw blade stays sharp and makes clean, smooth cuts
* Adjustable depth of cut permits trench cutting for greater versatility
* Die-cast aluminum construction for lightweight, easy to move from storage to jobsite
* Weight: 39.38 lbs
* Blade diameter: 10"
* Motor: 15 amps, 120 volts
* Motor Brake: Electric
* Speed Range RPM: 4800 rpm
* Arbor Size: 5/8"
* Table Material: Aluminum
* Compound Miter: Yes
* Table Dimensions: 18-1/8 x 13-3/4"

WOOD magazine review

A lot of bang for the buck

Review Summary

+Hits: With few frills, this saw proved best among the sub-$250 10" sliders with a miter range of 50° right and left and nine detents, as well as table extensions and cutoff stops. -Misses: It bogged down when cutting thick hardwoods, requiring a slower feed rate, and we found the plunge and sliding action stiff. The 21237 bevels only to the left, and when making 45° beveled cuts the blade guard gets in the way and must be lifted manually to line up a cut.
Its 4-1/2' power cord will almost always need an extension cord. There's no onboard storage for the included blade-changing tool.

Detailed Ratings

3.8
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

3

Ease of Use

3

Value

5

Reader Reviews

Best Value Saw by far

Review Summary

I bought this saw after reading Wood Magazine tool evaluation on miter saws. Unlike the review, mine does has a holder for the blade wrench. After returning from Sears, I set the saw up according to the directions. Saw was dead on. Since then, I have added base molding to my entire house. Built a fence and at least 3 shop items. All I can say is: "This is a great machine for the money!"

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

Falls Apart

Review Summary

I received this saw as a Christmas present, 3 mos. after getting it I went to move the miter table and a piece fell out the bottom. I returned to the repair center and a month later I got it back. After about 2 weeks the piece fell out again, I have returned it twice and fixed it myself once. It still falls out. JUNK!!!

Detailed Ratings

2.5
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

2

Ease of Use

4

Value

1

Oldfrog

Review Summary

I've owned this saw for over 2 years. I bought it based on a Wood Magazine review, who rated it as the "top value" saw. My only complait

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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