High Points: ↑ Our favorite riving-knife system out of nine cabinet saws tested.…
Quick-release two-piece blade guard and antikickback pawls pop off and the splitter lowers below the blade arc to become a true riving knife. ↑ The 5"-wide throat opening, largest in the test, makes it easy to change blades. ↑ We like the convenient front-mounted blade-bevel handwheel, easy-to-read bevel gauge, and easily accessible bevel-stop adjustments. ↑ The miter gauge has nine adjustable stops, the most in the test of nine. ↑ Loaded with nice features, such as a one-piece arbor nut and flange; a high-quality blade; built-in setscrews for leveling the extension wings to the top; a storage drawer for blades and accessories; and a large “off” power switch that proved easy to use. Low Points: ↓ Dust collection is not very good. The blade shroud helps corral dust at the cut, but the internal duct that goes to the external port has too many elbows and chokes the airflow. As a result, a blade flips a lot of dust back into the air at the rear of the blade. More Points: → Although the dust port is 4" in diameter, it comes with an adapter for 5" hose. → An arbor lock makes for one-wrench blade changes. → The front-mounted blade-bevel handwheel turns easily, but we kept turning it accidentally when we meant to adjust the blade height. Our advice: keep the bevel handwheel locked in place.
Ease of Use
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