Craftsman 22124

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Review by njcraftsman posted 12-10-2009 03:37 AM 11602 views 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Okay I must admit that this has drastically improved my shop. I had been using a thirty year old cotractors saw, that although I had fitted with a Vega Fence, out feed tables etc, Was nearing the end of it’s life. Bought this one after doing some SERIOUS research :o).....and ….ah reading some reviews on this site. The motor is nice and strong (recently cut some 7 quarter hard maple with no porblems). The beisey fence is a dream!!!
Blade was perfectly aligned to the miter right outta the box, Fence wasn’t but that was a piece of cake. The cabinet does build dust but, but it just gets to a certain point and the slides down the slope inside and the dust collector eats it. I did the nickel test and it passed with flying colors. I also love the fact that even though lots of people call it a hybrid saw, it has massive cabinet mounted trunnions. Over all I love the thing and would highly recommend it to anyone.

-- " There is no more important rule than to wear these, SAFTEY GLASSES"

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#1 posted 12-10-2009 03:48 AM

congrats on the new saw


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#2 posted 12-10-2009 03:57 AM

I have had mine for two years and still love it – no problems with it whatsoever. It seems that this saw disappeared from the Sears site for a while, but I am glad to see that it is back. I do not know if you got it on sale or not, but I suggest that you keep an eye on the price for a while. If it goes down within 30 days of your purchase, Sears will let you have it for the sale price by refunding the difference. I got $100 back this way.

Enjoy your new saw.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#3 posted 12-10-2009 04:09 AM

I have been using mine for about five years now. Has handled everything I’ve thrown at it. (I work mostly with hardwoods) I did get an Incra mitre guage to replace the stock piece, but other than that, using it as it came out of the box.

Enjoy your new saw!

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#4 posted 12-10-2009 05:12 AM

I looked at that saw it is nice but chose this instead had a hard time choosing, Grizzly 1023slw

Good luck with your new saw, I just got mine a few days ago and have only cut scrap so far can not wait to actually make something nice.

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#5 posted 12-10-2009 05:24 AM

I have the same saw and I love it!!!The only small complaint I have is the hieght adjustment moves when I am locking down the wing nut.It is not a big deal though. I would buy it again in a minute

-- I could quit if I wanted

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#6 posted 12-10-2009 07:42 AM

It looks good!!! Craftsman can be good in that often they will throw in extras or all the essientals are included in the base price. Keep them fingers…play safe!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#7 posted 12-10-2009 02:34 PM

Nice new saw! Your gonna love that fence…I love mine!


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#8 posted 12-10-2009 03:26 PM

Thanks for the review, We have to be careful what craftsman products we buy, I bought the table say just below yours, and I love it, I think I even he=ad the confidence to buy it without the extended warranty. But a lot of their big tools are crap, but I think they are weeding those out, not sure. As long as you are happy, then we all are happy for you. God Bless and Good Luck.
Happy Holidays.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#9 posted 12-10-2009 05:10 PM

I’ve had mind for a few years now and I love it. It’s the perfect size for my shop and has done everything I’ve asked of it. Congrats on the new toy :D

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#10 posted 12-10-2009 05:31 PM

Nice, I just picked up the saw from a friend that was upgrading to a Uni-saw. He only used it sparingly and that is the only reason I bought a used one. So far I love the saw and based on the reviews here and other places looks like I will love it for a while. Good woodworking…

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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#11 posted 12-10-2009 07:43 PM

Craftsman huh? Who’d have thought it! Congratulations.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#12 posted 12-11-2009 05:46 AM

Drool noise. ….BIESEMEYER fence
MLCS Power Switch?

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#13 posted 12-11-2009 06:37 PM

I purchased the same saw almost 3 years ago and still love it. The only thing I did was to move the power switch to the other side. I don’t know why the capability to put the switch on either side wasn’t included in the original design. I have mine on a heavy duty Shop Fox mobile base and everything stays in line when moving. I’ve been able to rip 8/4 oak with no problem with my Freud blade. My only complaint is the lack of a splitter when the whole guard apparatus is removed, but there are many 3rd party add-ons available.

-- Don

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#14 posted 12-12-2009 01:13 AM

I recently bought a new saw and it significantly improved the experience. Have fun!

-- nordichomey

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#15 posted 12-13-2009 04:41 AM

Congrats! I’ve had mine for three years now and I still absolutely LOVE it! Even though I use freud blades now, it did come with an excellent blade which was a big bonus. Be careful though, drool will cause rust spots!

-- Visit me in the Cottage Workshop!

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