High Points: ↑ At 42-1/4", its rip fence is longest in the test of nine tablesaws. ↑ Shark-fin-style riving knife swaps easily with blade guard.…
↑ Built-in mobile base, engaged via a large handwheel near the base of the saw, makes it easy to relocate. Low Points: ↓ It does not come with a power cord, blade, extension table, or support legs. ↓ The bevel handwheel exhibited 1/4 turn of backlash, and its digital gauge with .1° readout kept losing calibration. We finally ignored it and used the regular scale and pointer. More Points: → Although the rip-fence scale proved accurate, its clear plastic indicator has a non-colored, scribed hairline cursor that’s difficult to read. → The miter gauge features width adjusters on the bar, but only three miter stops. → Blade-guard assembly features a tool-free quick-release, but it’s tough to access because the throat insert can’t be removed before the splitter. → Although the blade guard has a 1-1/4" dust port that proved a benefit at collecting dust, the thin guard frequently slipped into the kerf opening at the rear of the throat insert. → An arbor lock makes for one-wrench blade changes.
Ease of Use
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