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Craftsman 21807

*Est. $280
Reviewed
April 2012
by ConsumerSearch
Craftsman 21807

Budget contractor saw

Pros
  • Riving knife
  • Laser guide
  • Sawdust collector built in
  • Quick-detaching mobile base
Cons
  • Noisy
  • Non-standard miter slot
  • Small dado capacity
  • Blade guard a bit inconvenient
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Reviews say this budget contractor saw is a bargain for homeowner projects and rough construction, but it lacks the accuracy needed for making furniture. It has some nice features, though, including a riving knife to help prevent kickback, plus a laser guide and bag for catching sawdust. The base has two wheels but also detaches easily so the saw can be loaded separately -- a plus for a contractor saw. The main drawbacks are the noisy motor and somewhat inconvenient blade guard -- plus a non-standard miter slot which won't accept aftermarket accessories. If you can afford it, reviews say you'll get more accuracy and convenience in the quieter portable saw, the Bosch 4100-09 (*Est. $550) .

We found two helpful single-product reviews of the Craftsman 21807. Paul Sikkema at ToolboxHero.com provides an evenhanded analysis of the pros and cons of the saw, but Kelly Smith's review at ICanFixUpMyHome.com is clearly based on actual use. We also found brief but useful owner-written reviews at Sears.com, plus a helpful discussion of the saw's dado capacity at RidgidForum.com.

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Craftsman 10" Table Saw with Laser Trac 21807

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Our Sources

1. ICanFixUpMyHome.com

This detailed review, based on actual use, rates the Craftsman 21807 a 9 on a 10-point scale, noting that the built-in extensions make it simple to cut a sheet of plywood, and that the wheels on the base are a big plus for a small workshop. Other features also earn praise here, with the main drawbacks the non-standard miter slot and poorly written instructions.

Review: Craftsman #21807 Table Saw Power Tool Review, Kelly Smith

2. ToolBoxHero.com

This single-product review by an experienced remodeler recommends the Craftsman 21807 table saw for basic homeowner use and construction projects, but notes that the miter slot has too much play in it to make the saw good for furniture-making. The slot is also non-standard, so it doesn't accept aftermarket accessories. The dust bag still gets dust all over, but does eliminate the need for adding the noise of a shop vac.

Review: Craftsman Table Saw with Leg Set Model 21807 Review Update, Paul Sikkema, Jan. 10, 2009

3. Sears.com

Over 70 owners review the Craftsman 21807 contractor saw here, giving it mostly positive comments as a good value; over 80 percent say they'd recommend it to a friend. One owner provides detailed suggestions for adjusting the saw for accurate cuts, while another says his saw is just too far off. The main drawbacks are the non-standard miter slot, mediocre dust collection and maximum half-inch dado size.

Review: Craftsman 10'' Table Saw with Laser Trac (21807), Contributors to Sears.com

4. RidgidForum.com

This brief discussion points out that the arbor on the Craftsman 21807 limits the dado stack (which cuts a groove across a board) to half an inch, too small for many projects.

Review: Dados and Arbors, Contributors to RidgidForum.com, As of April 2009

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