Craftsman currently offers seven models of table saws from the Evolv 15 amp, 10-inch to the Craftsman Professional 1 3/4 horsepower premium hybrid, 10-inch saw, as of 2015. Craftsman tables saws are available at Sears.
Craftsman’s Evolv table saw generates 15 amps of power, comes with a stand, anti-kickback pawls, a miter gauge and rip fence. The 36-inch high table is 17-by-25-inch die cast aluminum and the blade tilts from 0 to 45 degrees. Priced under $200, ThisOldHouse.com considers this a good occasional use saw for 2-by-10-inch rips or smaller.
A mid-range table saw such as Craftsman’s model 218073 with Laser Trac is more suitable for renovation jobs that require tighter tolerances. When placed on the accompanying stand with wheels, the 19 5/8-by-25-inch table sits 34 3/4 inches tall. In addition, the table has extendable out supports to make up to 24-inch wide cuts. The 15-degree indexed miter gauge and blade tilting hand wheel make adjustments easy for beveled rips, beveled crosscuts and compound miter cuts.
Craftsman’s top of the line table saw, the model 22116, can handle rough cuts as well as precision cabinetry. At 90 degrees, it can cut through 3 5/16 inches and 2 1/4 inches at 45 degrees. It accepts stacked dado blades up to 8 inches in diameter. The 20-by-27-inch granite table, expandable to 40 inches, can rip 30 inches on the right and 12 inches on the left. Weighing almost 500 pounds, this saw is not portable like the others.