The Craftsman brand has certainly lost some of its lustre of late, but there are still some products professionals and shop owners will find useful—particularly for their value. Shop owners are also fond of large capacity miter saws, but a good compact sliding miter saw can also save space and work nearly as well. The Craftsman SM2509RC compact sliding miter saw is modeled with a space saving design that claims to use 39% less space compared to a standard sliding miter saw. Due to its space-saving design, users can work whether it be up against a wall or in tight work areas with limited space.
Craftsman SM2509RC Compact Sliding Miter Saw Features
This Craftsman SM2509RC compact sliding miter saw offers a powerful 15-amp motor that spins at 4,800 RPM. This makes the SM2509RC suitable for cutting through a variety of materials. The Craftsman SM2509RC also features a tool-free, adjustable Laser Trac system that pops a laser on your materials for accurate pre-alignment of cuts. It also has unusual offset rails (versus the typical side-by-side configuration) that enable increased cut accuracy.
For bevel and miter cutting capabilities, the compact Craftsman SM2509RC sliding compound miter saw can make bevel cuts up to 45 degrees and miter cuts up to 50 degrees. Additionally, the Craftsman SM2509RC can also lock in the five most common angle stops from left or right. For supporting longer work pieces, the Craftsman SM2509RC compact sliding miter saw features retractable extension bars to give you more horizontal support—even without a separate miter saw stand.
We always recommend the use of a dust extractor, but the Craftsman SM2509RC Compact Sliding Compound Miter Saw does come with dust bag to help in a pinch. There is also a hold-down clamp, 60T carbide toothed blade, and blade wrench. The Craftsman compact miter saw comes with a 1 year warranty.
Craftsman SM2509RC Compact Sliding Compound Miter Saw Key Features
- Wall hugging design
- Space saving
- Cross cuts up to 12-1/2″ boards
- Retractable extensions
Craftsman SM2509RC Compact Sliding Compound Miter Saw Specifications
- Motor: 120V, 15-amp
- Speed (no load): 4800 RPM
- Brake: Yes, electric
- Double insulated
- Arbor size: 5/8″
- Blade: 10″ 60T carbide tooth
- Miter detent stops (right/left): 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°, 45°
- Bevel positive stops (left): 0°, 33.9°, 45°
- Crosscut (maximum height): 3-1/2″ x 11-1/2″
- Crosscut (maximum width): 2-1/2″ x 12-1/2″
- Miter 45° right/left: 3-1/2″ x 8″
- Bevel 45° left: 1-3/4″ x 11-1/2″
- 45° miter/45° bevel (left): 1-3/4″ x 8″
- Crown molding nested: 5-3/4″
- Base molding against fence: 3-1/2″
- Warranty: 1 year
- Price: $227.99