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 Aluminum 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
I have this saw and it’s pretty good and it’s the exact same saw as the grizzly version. Terrible support though from Craftex. Not keen on the throat plate mechanism and BB charges way too much for the zero clearance insert. A good deal at $1600 but at $2000 you can definitely find better
Pretty nice piece of machinery, well built and sturdy. I must also agree with the assembly instructions that are very light. I should say that if you are wise enough to use such a tool and ready to cut \ build stuff with it, you will easily figure out where each bolt and nut goes. I recommend this buy to anyone who does want to send thousand on a table saw and is willing to move up from a jobsite model to something more convenient and useful in order to start doing some fancier wood projects. Very nice, well build unit for the price. After that deal, the price will go up I was told when I went to pick it up in Ottawa. cheers
I have owned this saw for 6 weeks now and am very pleased with it. I would have given 5 stars however, when assembling this saw it is very difficult to get the adding table to align. I still may have to tweak mine again but to do so you have to remove the fence. Saw cuts nicely and is square.
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