Craftsman 1/3 hp 3.5 amp 10” band saw reviews


Last update: 6th June 2020

The Craftsman 10’’ bandsaw features a 3.5 motor, solid steel frame, cast iron table which is very efficient in cutting light wood, hard wood, and other materials. The solid construction makes this bandsaw more durable than rivals. Importantly, it has been on the market for years with a long tracking record, showing it a reliable tool for lots of users. Lets dive into details of this classic band saw from Craftsman.

Construction of Craftsman 1/3 hp 3.5 amp 10” band saw

This bandsaw has a similar with any popular benchtop bandsaw nowadays with 2 pulleys design. However, the difference of Craftsman 10’’ bandsaw is about the materials. While others are made with plastic for most parts to reduce the price, this portable unit is focused on quality and durability because you will find there is very little plastic on this saw. Most of the components are solid steel, casting iron,…

As a result, it is a bit heavier than other portable bandsaws (67 lbs. Vs 39 lbs.) and this can be a great advantage because you do not need to attach the saw to the table by clamps or screw and it runs without vibration at all.

Highlighting parameter of Craftsman 1/3 hp 3.5 amp 10” band saw

Craftsman 3.5 amp 10” band saw reviews

  • Focused on performance side
  • Powerful motor 3.5 amps
  • Made with solid steels and casting iron
  • Wide cutting throat and depth: 9-5/8 inches and 4-5/8 inches, respectively
  • Bigger table:12-1/2 x 13-3/4 inches

Benefits of Craftsman 1/3 hp 3.5 amp 10” band saw

The Craftsman bandsaw allows you to perform cutting, crosscutting and resawing light wood, hardwood and some other materials easily. It has a powerful motor (3.5 amps) which gives a lot of energy for cutting, therefore, you will never worry about loosing power even for using a long time.

The saw has a little bigger table size and cutting depth and throat since it is a 10’’ unit, therefore with this portable bandsaw you can cut a bigger piece of materials.

It is constructed with rugged frame, iron casting table which makes it stable and less vibration when running. The high-quality materials make it a good saw for durability.

This bandsaw has a very similar configuration with Rikon’s model but cheaper in price. If you are going for a high-quality bandsaw such as Rikon, then Craftsman model can be an alternative.

Understanding about Craftsman 1/3 hp 3.5 amp 10” band saw

This bandsaw is designed with high-quality materials, aiming for an accurate performance side rather than the price. If you set up the machine properly, you can cut pieces accurately, that is the main difference between a high-quality bandsaw and others.

The best part about this bandsaw is that it runs quietly, smoothly and less trouble during use.

This small bandsaw is designed for light use, it is a great choice when you need a high-quality bandsaw to use in a limited space.

Both Craftsman and Rikon bandsaws are the most recommended by professionals, however Craftsman bandsaw is cheaper in price, therefore, it is attracting a lot of users.

Rating of Craftsman 1/3 hp 3.5 amp 10” band saw

  • Price: 9/10
  • Performance: 10/10
  • Noise: 10/10
  • Durability: 10/10
  • Design: 9/10


Craftsman 1/3 hp 3.5 amp 10” band saw is a great benchtop bandsaw which can deliver accurate cutting, crosscutting and resawing both lightwood and hardwood materials. This is one of the most popular choices among others.

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