Craftsman 12" sliding compound miter saw

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Forum topic by Arfly posted 01-27-2021 03:15 PM 282 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-27-2021 03:15 PM

I found one in a local pawn shop tonight. It’s a big machine and in good condition. I have a 10” Craftsman that I have been using for several years now. They are asking $149 for it. Do you all think it would be worth picking up and upgrading from my 10” saw?

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#1 posted 01-27-2021 05:03 PM

Compare the capacity’s between the two saws. If you feel that the 12” will serve you better then the 10” now does then it’s probably worth the $149 + the cost of a good 12” blade.

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#2 posted 01-27-2021 05:19 PM

I just looked up the specs. The 12” saw saw shows it can cut 2 1/2” x 7 5/8”. The 10” saw I have can cut 2” x 12”. Both can cut a 4”x4”. Does that sound right for the 12”? I thought it would be able to cut a wider board than my 10” saw. If not, there is no reason to spend the money and take up the extra space in the shop.

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#3 posted 01-27-2021 05:25 PM

That was the non sliding saw specs. It can cut 4”x 12 1/4”. So it does have more capacity than my 10” saw.

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#4 posted 01-28-2021 01:50 PM

Are you frequently finding material you cannot cut on your current saw ? If not, what’s the point of upgrading ?

If you are, a radial arm saw is going the have the utmost capacity.

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