10” Cabinet Table Saw with Extension Table – Craftex CX-Series
Identical to our CX200 table saw but with a complete extension table and 50” Rip Capacity!
This new heavy duty Cabinet Saw has all the features any serious woodworker would be after.
Some of the many features include a powerful 3HP motor, large precision ground cast iron table, heavy cast iron trunnions, super smooth Master-Rip fence and a large extension table for serious production. This saw also comes fully equipped with a quick release riving knife, magnetic switch, and heavy duty chrome hand wheels with knurled lock knobs.
Like all CX-Series machines, this unit features powder coated paint, sharp looking two tone colours and a full 3 year warranty.
Quick Release Riving Knife, UL987 Compliant
Heavy Duty 3HP Motor
Triple V-Belt Drive
Precision Cam-lock T-fence with optical cursors
Large precision ground cast iron table
Large extension table for ripping full sheets
Cast Iron Trunnions
Left tilting arbor
Quick Release Splitter
Quick Release Blade Guard
Large chrome hand wheels with knurled lock knobs
Powder Coated Paint
Includes a free Carbide tipped blade
3 Year Warranty
Motor – 3HP, 220V, Single Phase
Blade size – 10”
Table size – 27” x 73 3/4” (with extension table)
Blade Speed – 4,300 RPM
Max Depth of Cut @ 90 degree – 3 1/8”
Max Depth of Cut @ 45 degree – 2 3/16”
Max. Rip Capacity – 50”
Dust Collection Port – 4”
Floor to table height – 34”
Arbor Size – 5/8”
Weight – 257kg
Box 1 (Machine) – 30”L x 33”W x 40”H
Box 2 (Rails) - 92”L x 7”W x 5”H
Box 3 (Fence) 42”L x 17”W x 7”H
Warranty – 3 years
I spent quite a lot of time researching all the different cabinet saws available. I could not justify the cost of the Sawstop saws for a home workshop where I would be the only one using this machine. All of the other brands were very comparable feature wise with only minor differences. I was also looking for a left tilting arbour and some models did not have this option. This model won out because of the positive reviews that I read. Also, I like that it has 3 drive belts, the dust collection port is on the right hand side (and included) the adjustment handles are made of metal and have a nice heavy feel to them, the overall weight of the saw is 257 kgs with a solid cast iron table top to keep it in place when doing heavy ripping and the fence is very easy to use. It passed the nickel test with no problem! I also liked the rear fence rail as it provided a nice ledge for which to attach a shop made outfeed table.
I was expecting it to have some adjustable feet to help level it on the shop floor. It does not have any, and I want it to stay in one place so have it shimmed up with wood shims. (my floor is not quite perfect in that spot) When installing the fence for the first time, there is a small metal plate behind the cam lock lever that got attached to the magnet at the wrong angle and when the fence was lowered to the rail this plate was not in its proper position preventing the lock from operating correctly. Once aware of this small problem, it’s easy to get it into proper position and the fence locks and grips with no problem.
Overall this cabinet saw is a very good unit and should serve me well. I would recommend it to others.
I spent a good while, searching for my "final" saw. I kept debating between buying brand new, or a waiting for the right used Unisaw to show up. In the end it was my wife that encouraged me to purchase the CX201 (probably so I would stop talking about saws). Boy am I glad she did. The saw really is everything that I hoped it would be. Plenty of power, and very accurate. The fence glides very easily and locks down tight and true. I have been cutting maple, cherry and sheet goods on it. The added extension table really comes in handy with the plywoods.
I highly recommend this saw. 5/5 from me!
Here's the thing. You can buy the Grizzly G0691 (which comes with a one year warranty), or you can buy the ShopFox W1820 (which comes with a two year warranty), or you can buy the Craftex CX201 (which comes with a three year warranty). All are the identical saw except for the mitre gauge extension on the ShopFox. These saws come off of a production line in China. Don't let that deter you. It's a great saw.
I removed the table to decrease the weight to get it into the basement. Had to realign the mitre slot with the saw blade; this was not difficult. The remaining components all went together easily. Everything lined up wonderfully.
It passed the "nickel test" without difficulty.
These is an excellent saw that produces rips parallel to within a few hundreds of a millimetre and mitre cuts that are square if you have the tools and take your time putting it together and lining everything up.
I strongly recommend this saw.
I bought this saw about 1 month ago. I was upgrading from a bosch contractor saw and wanted to buy something that could be my final saw. I looked pretty closely at the following machines.
Uni-Saw 36-L352 - best price I found was $3199
General Int 650R - best price i found was $2899
King KC-26FXT - which looks the same and best price was $1799
Grizzly G6091- which also looks the same and their price is $1395
Laguna - again looks the same $1999
The CX201 from BB was $1399 and had a 3 year warranty. I was tempted by the uni-saw to be honest, but couldnt justify the price difference, neither could the wife. I looked at the Genreal, Laguna and King in person and the Laguna and Kind seem to be identical to the CX SEries, so I assume they are coming out of the same factory.
So far, Im pretty happy with my purchase. It came out of the package without any issues and set up was straight forward. There are a couple of errors in the manual which I have pointed out to BB, so lets see if they fix it.
Overall though, its a solid piece of machinery and I am glad I bought it and didnt over pay for other brand names. I would recommned the saw to someone in the market.
got this at the price drop price, so this was a very good deal. not sure what i can say bad about it but i never give anything 5 stars! :)
this is a sweet table saw at this price. accurate, heavy duty motor (leeson to boot!) and the extension table is a great bonus. this is not a no frills saw, really like the chrome knobs and handwheels, what my wife calls the "gold plated" riving knife and its virtually vibration free.
This saw was bang on from the first cut. The fence is excellent quality and this is a great addition to my shop. Set up was easy and purrs like a kitten! Passes the nickel test!