High Points: We rate this model’s rip fence best-in-class because it showed almost no deflection, locks solidly, glides easily on the rail, and has a scale marked in inches and centimeters.…
The safety guard easily mounts and dismounts with no tools. Built-in setscrews make it easy to level the cast-iron wings to the table during assembly. It had the only cast-iron table that was perfectly flat and did not need shimming. Its large off-switch was easy to reach and bump with a leg. The trunnions mount to the cabinet, making it easy to align the top to the blade. Low Points: It ranked among the least powerful saws in the test of 10 hybrids. The blade flutters a little side to side as it coasts down, opening the zero-clearance kerf slightly. More Points: You must leave the arbor washer off the arbor for dado widths greater than 11/16".
Ease of Use
out of 5