Craftsman 21237, $250
sears.com/craftsman High Points
▲ Table extensions (with a stop on the right) provide up to 183∕4" of workpiece support on each side of the blade, longest in the test.
▲It’s lightweight (39 pounds) and easy to carry.
▲The $250 price goes easy on your tool budget.
▼It bogged down when cutting 2-by pressure-treated pine and dense or thick hardwoods. ▼Miter detents could not be calibrated to spot-on accuracy, and it lacks a detent override. The bevel stops proved easier to calibrate, but we had to do so several times during testing. It tilts only to the left.
▼Its short fences can’t support crown molding cut in the nested position.
▼The blade guard catches on wide workpieces, and the saw head demonstrated the most side-toside deflection during cuts.
▼Despite a large port, dust collection was only fair.