10" Cabinet Table Saw with 30" Fence - Craftex CX-Series
This heavy duty table saw is equipped with a powerful 2 HP motor and has plenty of power to easily cut through stock with ease. The 30" long fence, 40-1/2" x 27" cast iron table with the sturdy cabinet provides a large and solid cutting surface to handle large stock.
Other features include Cabinet mounted trunnions, T-type heavy duty rip fence with aluminum face & easy lift off feature, user friendly blade guard, left tilting arbor, riving knife and a 4" dust port for optimum dust removal.
- User Friendly Blade Guard
- Quick Release Blade Guard & Riving Knife
- Heavy Duty 2HP TEFC motor (120V/240V) Pre-wired 120V
- V-Belt Drive
- T-type Heavy Duty Rip Fence with Aluminium Face
- T-slot Miter Gauge
- Dado Insert
- Cast Iron Trunnions Mounted to Cabinet
- Includes a 10" 40T Carbide Tipped Blade
- Powder Coated Paint
- Beveled front table edge
- CSA Approved
- 3 Year Warranty
Motor: 2HP, (120V/240V) Pre-wired 120V
Amps: 15A at 120V, 7.5A at 240V
Blade Guard: Riving Knife, CSA Approved & UL897 Compliant
Drive System: V” Belt Drive
Fence Size: Length 35-3/4" x Width 3-1/8" x Height 2-7/16"
Table Size: 40-1/2” x 27” (with Extension Wings)
Floor to Table Height: 35-3/8"
Arbor Tilt: Left Tilting
Arbor Diameter: 5/8"
Arbor Speed: 3450 RPM
Blade Size: 10”
Maximum Depth of Cut at 90°: 3-1/4"
Maximum Depth of Cut @ 45°: 2-1/4”
Rip Capacity: 31" Right, 16 3/4" Left
Dust Collection Port: One 4” Port
Approximate Weight: 130 Kgs
First of let me state a couple facts I’m a very long-time customer of Busy Bee 30+ years and actually worked for them in my 20’s. Started out in sales and worked my way up to assistant service manager. I know who Busy Bee is and the product they sell. That being said I had a not great experience with the purchase of the CX212, again I know what I’m buying, the smallest, cheapest table saw. Purchased it not just on price, it actually fits perfectly in my tiny workspace and spec for spec it looks quite well checked out. I picked the saw up brought it home and when I unboxed the saw. First off noticed a lot of spot rust on all the casting, not 100% unexpected given the distance and the delays in shipping these days. Started to put the saw together and the instructions are a joke but again not a surprise, but the first surprise came when the lock nut/knob for one of the hand wheels was missing. Not a showstopper and past experience with BusyBee I knew (or thought) it would be easy to get that sorted But the one thing that was off putting is the extension wing castings, the main table is ground quite well. but the extensions where not machined as part of the same process. After much spinning around end for end and swapping we were able to get an almost level and square table, almost. One wing is bowed up about a 1/32 and they are about 1/32 wider than the main table. I would normally just deal with it clamp and push them into square, the extra width is a problem getting the fence square but not undoable. Ok here’s where the train goes off the tracks, I called Busy Bee to get the ball rolling on the missing 2$ knob and after a little back and forth I was off to pick up a replacement knob. I get to the Concord head office and customer service hands me a what ever they could find from the back somewhere. Now I know its just a knob but I just dropped a decent amount on the saw and on principal I just want the parts that were suppose to come with the saw. In my day we would have just taken it off the floor model or taken a parts bag from a new one and it can wait for the replacement, customer leaves happy. But no if I want the one that was suppose to come with the saw they would have to order one ????. Things went a bit sideways at this point but long angry story later a rather gruff person came out and asked if I was the one that demanded we do this, my answer amongst other things said was are you the one that lost a $2,000 dollar sale over a $2.00 knob??? Moral of the story be very careful to make sure what you drive away with is what you expected cause once you home you’re are pretty much stuck with it Overall the saw id decent, not quite the build quality as the floor model but these days I guess beggar’s can’t be choosers.
I used a worksite saw for years and it was time to get a ship saw. After much research I bought this one on sale. I was happy with the sturdiness and with the relative ease of assembly. It took some tweaking to get The rails perfect but the saw itself was completely square. The measuring gauge has to be manually aligned so it takes some time. My cast table had a slight bulge in a 1” area that seemed to be sanded out at the factory. The fence is heavy duty to say the least but I don’t like how it raises on the outside edge when I lock it. Seems odd but does not impede operations. The one area that can be improved is dust collection in the cabinet. It isn’t well sealed (a foam seal that was already coming off) so it fills like mad with dust. Buckets of it. My vacuum (6hp) cannot even begin to pull without proper vacuum seal for this size of cabinet. The saw guard is also heavy duty and well made but gets in the way so I completely removed it. Gets dusty at times because of this. None the less it cuts straight and true and is very powerful.
love the saw but the assembly instructions are really lacking in detail .
Although it took Busy Bee 12 days to get this saw delivered it is fantastic. Straight out of the box set up was minimal as everything went together like clockwork. I did find there instructions about the masking tape regarding the wings really helped. The rip fence is amazing was perfectly square to miter slot and only had to tweak square to table. The riving knife fit like a glove. This saw is worth what there asking full retail but I saved $470.00 because of the sale. Amazingly good saw!!!
I have grown up using my fathers General Cabinet saw and finally decided to purchase my own. I did a lot of research and the reviews and comments about the CX212 do not disappoint! Yes the instruction manual sucks but I was able to put it together so anyone should be able to. It cuts extremely well through hardwood, pine, plywood. Cuts square and is easily adjusted. The table was easy to set up flat and for the money, you can't get anything better. If you are considering this saw in your options, take the plunge and buy it. You won't regret it
Saw was easy to put together, but the top was already assembled and the 4 bolts holding it down are very much over torqued , which sucks because the table top wasn't aligned with the blade and now it's very difficult to loosen these bolts. Otherwise the saws alright, busy bee tools were easy to deal with, just having issues with the table top.
Really happy with this saw, we've had it for about 5 months and it's been flawless so far. passed our coin test right out after set up and has been a real addition to our shop. thanks busy bee & craftex!!
highly recommend this unit if you're looking to step up to a cabinet saw. I have a few craftex machines in my shop and they have all served me well to date. I'm glad I continued the trend with this saw as the price was excellent. Really a great deal and good bang for your buck, compared to other brands I researched, mainly King. Very happy so far with this saw,.,
I bought this table saw just over a year ago after a lengthy search for a good hybrid or small cabinet saw. This is a truly excellent saw and I highly recommend it. It is relatively easy to setup but the manual is a bit lacking. It is the same as the GO771z table saw by Grizzley so I suggest downloading that manual and following the more complete setup instructions there. Tables are easy to get flat and and the cabinet mounted trunnions make adjusting the notre slots parallel to the blade very easy. The fence is excellent and easy to use. I set everything up initially with feeler gauges and dial indicators to very low tolerances and after a year of cutting hundreds of bf of walnut, cherry, maple, and oak, i did an annual check and everything was as accurate as the day I first set it up. It has excellent power too, and with a good blade cuts hardwood like butter board after board. I upgraded the mitre gauge but other than that it’s all stock. Got to say that the saw was exactly what I wanted and I could not be happier.