It has been said that a table saw is the beating heart of any wood workshop. Over the last few years, more and more table saws have emerged, allowing DIYers and professionals alike to have more options when it comes to choosing one that will be a fit for their needs and wants. This has allowed more affordable options for buyers.
Nowadays, you can get good-quality table saws without the big bucks that come with it. The Craftsman Evolv Table Saw is one of those inexpensive table saws that give you the performance of a good saw without having to break the bank. It is designed for durability and precision.
The Craftsman Evolv Table Saw has a sheer table top for smoother cuts and glide. It comes mounted on a wheeled cart, making it easy to move around. It also has on-board storage for all its different accessories so you do not have to worry about storing them separately and making cleanup easy as well.
With extensions on both sides and extendable support on the back for the outfeed, this table saw provides extra working space without the need for another work table. It comes with a stand and the accessories that are included are quite easy to use and remove as well for easy maintenance.
This table saw is light enough for it be moved around easily but sturdy enough when in use. The saw is not loud so you do not have to deal with loud noises when working with this saw. The included stand is stable enough to get the job done well.
Probably one of the most unique features of the Craftsman Evolv Table Saw is that it has a 24-inch rip capacity on both sides of the blade.
There is not much effort needed to change the blades as it is simple and easy to do. The blade guards form a thin rectangle that can then be used to line up a cut.
With a 15 amp motor that runs at 5,000 RPM, this table saw runs faster than most products available on the market today. With this motor’s horsepower, this table saw can cut through wood pieces that are 3 inches thick or more, allowing you to work on thicker wood pieces.
It does not have any stalling issues when cutting through dense pieces. The addition of laser for aligning a workpiece is a nifty addition as well.
Although the Craftsman 10 inch Evolv Table Saw has extensions on both sides, it is still not as large as some of the other table saws available on the market today. A few people who have reviewed this product have found that the table is too lightweight, so it jumps every time it is turned on. Because of this, cross-cutting with the miter gauge poses some difficulty as the workpiece can move a little to the left or right. They also noticed that the fence can be difficult to close square to the blade.
Some also noticed that the plate around the table sits a few centimeters below the surface of the table so when ripping a thinner wood piece, it gets caught passing the blade, which can be safety issue. The miter gauge is also a little wobbly and the bevel gauge indicator is not as accurate and set to zero as you would expect.
The locking of the blade tilt also seems to slip a bit. They also noted that the table saw is not slotted so sawdust can drop through, making clean up a little bit more difficult to do.
The Craftsman Evolv Table Saw is powerful tool for its price range. It is nicely-designed with its own stand, is lightweight for easy movement and storage but sturdy enough to get the job done.
Although it may not be suitable for a master craftsman or a professional, it is, however, perfect for the weekend craftsman. If you are looking for a durable table saw that does the job without the price tag then the Craftsman Evolv 10 inch Table Saw is a good option.
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