Craftsman 937564 Compound-Miter Saw
Weight 41 lb.
Warranty 1 year
Crosscut at 90°: 8-1/16 in.
Crosscut at 45°: 5-5/8 in.
Nested crown: 6-1/4 in.
The Craftsman bevels in both directions, and the controls are intuitive. It is also surprisingly quiet.
Every time I used this saw, I hurt my hand or fingers: The handholds are so short that I pinched my fingers when I set the saw down. The miter lock is springy and hit my thumb upon release. The detent override lever is so low that I scraped my knuckles when I used it. Ergonomics aside, the most egregious problem was a poorly machined arbor that had the blade spinning almost 1/16 in. out of true. The poor machining also showed up as a grinding noise when adjusting the miter angle. Finally, the saw had the smallest vertical capacity of any saw tested.
This saw needs better machining to be a serious contender