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Offline wleingang

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KS60 alternative that's available now
« on: March 02, 2017, 06:30 PM »
Hello FOG!

I have a small garage and nowhere to keep a Kapex 120. I'm following the KS-60 closely but I needed a compact miter saw now and I didn't want the hassle of trying to make a KS-60 work with a transformer. So I researched compact saws that slid forward like Kapex.

It may be hard to believe, but Craftsman actually made a compact miter saw that slides forward on 2 very stable rails.

I bought it and I am so impressed I had to share. $165 out the door at Sears.
The good:
  • Forward mounted rails
  • Virtually no deflection while sliding
  • Decent dust collection
  • Compact & light
  • Price
  • Uses 7 1/4" blades

The bad:
  • Material hold down is garbage
  • Adjusting bevels
  • Single laser on left side of blade

It should hold me over until the ks-60 is released here in the US.

Check out the Craftsman SM1851RC

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Offline ben_r_

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Re: KS60 alternative that's available now
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 05:54 PM »
I wouldnt expect much from a Crapsman, but I guess its nice to see them still trying. And ya never know, they could be upping their game now.
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