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Sears has Craftsman Professional 15-Amp 10'' Jobsite Saw for $240 with free store pickup. Thanks dbpaddler

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Edited July 4, 2013 at 07:42 AM by BostonGirl
So I've been looking into picking up a table saw. Didn't end up biting on the DeWalt deal at Amazon, but I wanted to keep it under $300. Almost bit on the Porter Cable one at Lowes as I get my military discount, then I was looking at a used Ridgid TS2410LS for about $275 which is the previous model of R4150. Hopped on the Sears site and found the 21828 Jobsite Table Saw for $239.88. [sears.com] Did a little research, and it turns out Ridgid rebadged it as their R4516 [homedepot.ca]. The main difference is the Craftsman version includes the outfeed support where it was something extra to buy on the Ridgid model. Normal price was $340, and the Ridgid version is going for $380 in Canada. You can also save an extra 5% using your Sears card, plus you get your Shop My Way points.

Good reviews on the Sears site as well as the Home Depot Canada site. I believe at one point in time you could've picked up the Ridgid version on clearance here in the states for about $100. Now that would've been sweet.

Tool Hound also did a nice review on it. [finehomebuilding.com] And I posted some questions on a few woodworking sites and got a few thumbs up from forum goers saying it would've been their choice of the three and just make sure you use the right blade for the job. I picked up the last one at the Wilmington DE store. But all the other stores in my area were ship to store in a week's time. So I think that would be the same around the country.

Now if this rain can clear so I can work on my porch.

Product Description

The new Craftsman 10" Professional Jobsite Table Saw has 15 amps of power and features of a full-size table saw in a compact, portable design. The telescoping handle, 6" wheels and on-board storage makes transportation around the jobsite effortless, while the tool-less blade guard allows for versatility and safety when making cuts.

Includes: Table Saw, Blade, Rip Fence, Miter Gauge, Blade Wrenches, Push Stick, Blade Guard, Anti-Kickback Pawls, Hex Key, Operator's Manual
Compact portable design for easy transportation
36-Tooth carbide tipped blade for smooth cuts and long life (accepts 6-in. stacked dado set up to 1/2-in.)
3/4-in. T-slot miter gauge
T-slot miter gauge grooves on both sides of blade for versatility
6-in. wheels for easy portability
Steel tubing roll cage wraps around the saws cabinet housing for added protection and durability
Oversized blade height and bevel adjustment knob
Rear outfeed support helps during ripping operations
Toolless blade guard system includes multi-position riving knife/spreader
Right sliding table extension extends to a 24 in. rip capacity
Self-aligning rip fence clamps on front and rear of table for accuracy
On board storage for blade, wrenches, push stick and miter gauge
Telescoping locking handle extends and locks in place for transportation
2-1/2-in. Dust Port
Weight: 61 lbs
Power: 15 Amps
Setup: Some Assembly Required
Warranty: Craftsman One Year Limited


One of the better user reviews:
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Let me start by saying that I am not a table saw aficionado. I much prefer a radial arm saw for its versatility. But, there are times when a small table saw fills the bill, especially when you are lugging it around to job sites. That's exactly what this saw is made for and does well. Most job site saws are larger and have attached stands. This is fine if all your jobs are accessible by flat smooth surfaces, but they seldom are. The added weight of an attached stand requires two people to carry up stairs or across a field. This saw can be carried or wheeled. It would be nice if a separate folding stand were available for this, but there doesn't seem to be. It does work fairly well to just bolt it to a pair of saw horses.
This saw begs comparison to the similar DeWalt mini job site saw also sold by Sears. The Craftsman saw has many advantages: lower price, greater rip capacity, a real metal miter gauge, a side and outfeed extension, wheels, and a telescoping handle. The DeWalt has a rack and pinion fence mechanism that insures a parallel fence and is a little lighter. It also has a full thickness blade insert and available stand. It was an easy choice for me. I refuse to pay Dewalt prices for a saw with a plastic miter gauge. And besides, I'm still mad at Dewalt for not making there excellent radial arm saws anymore.
This saw is made in Taiwan by a company that also makes saws for Ridgid whose jobsite saw is top rated by a leading consumer magazine. Ridgid actually sold a cosmetically altered version of this saw as a special edition of a while. My saw came pretty well set up right out of the box. I made slight adjustments to the blade heeling, the rip fence, and the riving knife. These adjustments are all easily accessible. The heeling adjustment is particularly easy because of a eccentric bolt which allow precision changes. The guard is the best I have ever experience on a table saw. The splitter is hefty and easily adjustable in three different dimensions. In the past I've never been able to get a good adjustment on cheap splitters so I didn't use them. I may actually use this one. It has toolless, modular kickback pawls and guard. Much heftier than what I am used to on inexpensive saws. One complaint is that the blade insert is not thick enough to allow replacement by zero clearance inserts. Also, it only takes a 1/2" dado. You need 3/4" for shelf inlets. It has a dust collection shroud around the blade an outlet tube. Oddly enough it doesn't come with a bag. I bought a Bosch bag and it works fine. Most of the dust--not all--goes in the bag. I would collect more with a vacuum, but who wants to hassle with that. The fence works well. The miter gauge is sturdy metal but a little loose in the slot. The table extension lock was a little weak when I got it, but was easily adjusted with a turnbuckle under the table. The table is almost perfectly flat with a very slight roll-off at the rear. I don't care so much for the painted table, but I suppose machining it would add a lot to the price.
I bought this to replace another Craftsman saw in this price range. The other was much flimsier, made by another supplier, and not up to professional standards at all, but then it wasn't marketed as such. I think this saw pretty well lives up the "Professional" designation. I used to repair typewriters, so I know machines pretty well. I think this is quite well made compared to much of the junk that is on the market today. I've been a professional builder for several years, and I like this saw. I'd give it a 4.5 if I could. Not quite 5 because of the drawbacks I have mentioned.
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Cool, thanks for sharing all that research. I'd bite if I hadn't gone in on that amazon dewalt.
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Hmm, this is very tempting. Really bummed that I missed out on the even higher-end Craftsman Pro 21829 saw last fall for $350ish. This is $35 cheaper than the Dewalt 745 2 weeks ago (I have tax to deal with Amazon now, so no advantage there), with a higher rip capacity, and will accept Dado blades, which the Dewalt will not. The biggest downside to this that I see is that it doesn't have a rack & pinion fence, so you will need to double check once adjusting it.

I think I'm going to get one - but I'll wait to see if others chime in on the price or any other coupons. Anyone with more experience care to chime in on this compared to the Dewalt 745? I've been wanting a table saw, for hobbyist woodworking/ diy stuff.
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The Dewalt would not accept dado blades. This craftsman will. Only half inch but can always make another pass. I'm very tempted...
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I can post some of the Ridgid chatter on various woodworking sites too. There wasn't much at all on the Craftsman. But in general it seems this model all around flew under tthe radar.

If we're nitpicking...
-the fence requires some fiddle
-the miter guide can be a touch loose. Fixable with some aluminum tape or replace with a different one.
-and the Dado only stacks to a 1/2"

That's all I took from the reviews and comments. Think it'd be easy to make a stand if needed.
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Quote from dbpaddler View Post :
I can post some of the Ridgid chatter on various woodworking sites too. There wasn't much at all on the Craftsman. But in general it seems this model all around flew under tthe radar.

If we're nitpicking...
-the fence requires some fiddle
-the miter guide can be a touch loose. Fixable with some aluminum tape or replace with a different one.
-and the Dado only stacks to a 1/2"

That's all I took from the reviews and comments. Think it'd be easy to make a stand if needed.

Yeah, I saw some of the same stuff. For a saw $300ish or less - would this be one of the better options? It seems like it to me.
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So I've been looking into picking up a table saw. Didn't end up biting on the DeWalt deal at Amazon, but I wanted to keep it under $300. Almost bit on the Porter Cable one at Lowes as I get my military discount, then I was looking at a used Ridgid TS2410LS for about $275 which is the previous model of R4150. Hopped on the Sears site and found the 21828 Jobsite Table Saw for $239.88. [sears.com] Did a little research, and it turns out Ridgid rebadged it as their R4516 [homedepot.ca]. The main difference is the Craftsman version includes the outfeed support where it was something extra to buy on the Ridgid model. Normal price was $340, and the Ridgid version is going for $380 in Canada. You can also save an extra 5% using your Sears card, plus you get your Shop My Way points.

Good reviews on the Sears site as well as the Home Depot Canada site. I believe at one point in time you could've picked up the Ridgid version on clearance here in the states for about $100. Now that would've been sweet.

Tool Hound also did a nice review on it. [finehomebuilding.com] And I posted some questions on a few woodworking sites and got a few thumbs up from forum goers saying it would've been their choice of the three and just make sure you use the right blade for the job. I picked up the last one at the Wilmington DE store. But all the other stores in my area were ship to store in a week's time. So I think that would be the same around the country.

Now if this rain can clear so I can work on my porch.

Product Description

The new Craftsman 10" Professional Jobsite Table Saw has 15 amps of power and features of a full-size table saw in a compact, portable design. The telescoping handle, 6" wheels and on-board storage makes transportation around the jobsite effortless, while the tool-less blade guard allows for versatility and safety when making cuts.

Includes: Table Saw, Blade, Rip Fence, Miter Gauge, Blade Wrenches, Push Stick, Blade Guard, Anti-Kickback Pawls, Hex Key, Operator's Manual
Compact portable design for easy transportation
36-Tooth carbide tipped blade for smooth cuts and long life (accepts 6-in. stacked dado set up to 1/2-in.)
3/4-in. T-slot miter gauge
T-slot miter gauge grooves on both sides of blade for versatility
6-in. wheels for easy portability
Steel tubing roll cage wraps around the saws cabinet housing for added protection and durability
Oversized blade height and bevel adjustment knob
Rear outfeed support helps during ripping operations
Toolless blade guard system includes multi-position riving knife/spreader
Right sliding table extension extends to a 24 in. rip capacity
Self-aligning rip fence clamps on front and rear of table for accuracy
On board storage for blade, wrenches, push stick and miter gauge
Telescoping locking handle extends and locks in place for transportation
2-1/2-in. Dust Port
Weight: 61 lbs
Power: 15 Amps
Setup: Some Assembly Required
Warranty: Craftsman One Year Limited


One of the better user reviews:
OK, CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW IS BASED ON RIGID. Still, skip the craftsman and buy the rigid even if it costs more because it comes with a LIFETIME WARRANTY. Parts and labor included.
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OK, CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW IS BASED ON RIGID. Still, skip the craftsman and buy the rigid even if it costs more because it comes with a LIFETIME WARRANTY. Parts and labor included.
That sounds great and all... but the Rigid R4516 is no longer even available. It was a limited-time saw for HD.
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good deal
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That sounds great and all... but the Rigid R4516 is no longer even available. It was a limited-time saw for HD.

Yep....got it when they were clearance them out for $115-10%, same time as that deal on the 12" sliding Ridgid mitre saw for $175-10%.

That was a jackpot day.
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Quote from Jassack04 View Post :
That sounds great and all... but the Rigid R4516 is no longer even available. It was a limited-time saw for HD.
Yep. Ridgid took the design and did a short run with it here in the US. Then they cleared them out real cheap, as in some got them for around $100 which is insane. They're still available in Canada if anyone is up that way, aye?

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Yep....got it when they were clearance them out for $115-10%, same time as that deal on the 12" sliding Ridgid mitre saw for $175-10%.

That was a jackpot day.
Didn't see your post and repeated. That was a find. If I was remotely doing that kind of work on my house at that point, I would've hopped on one.
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Quote from dahdahdah View Post :
OK, CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW IS BASED ON RIGID. Still, skip the craftsman and buy the rigid even if it costs more because it comes with a LIFETIME WARRANTY. Parts and labor included.
to add, it was actually the opposite. It was a 3rd party design for Sears/Craftsman. Ridgid then had them put their spin on it. Changed the carrying handle. Did some cosmetic changes and slapped their name and color scheme on it. It's probably made by Ryobi.
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any good sears coupon codes to make it even slicker?
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to add, it was actually the opposite. It was a 3rd party design for Sears/Craftsman. Ridgid then had them put their spin on it. Changed the carrying handle. Did some cosmetic changes and slapped their name and color scheme on it. It's probably made by Ryobi.
Ryobi, Rigid and Milwaukee power tool sare all built by the same company Techtronic Industries
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