Worth a look
There is not a lot written on this saw, so I'll try to be relevant.
FIRST, ... this product is not available in Home Dept stores, it's available online only; so you cannot view it in person !
I looked at a lot of popular saws at all the big box stores in my area and read the reviews onlinebefore just taking the plunge and ordering the "WEN" #3720 JOBSITE Saw , so that I could examine it and compare to the others. I just couldn't find enough info online.
"WEN" is not a common brand in my
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area, however; I had previous experience with a "WEN" bench mounted spindle sander, This made the decision easier.
The whole online ordering process throughout FREE delivery to the store was a simple and pleasant experience with detailed and accurate shipment tracking. If you've never ordered from homedepot.com previously, give it a try; you'll be in for a surprise.
Truthfully, I could have purchased this a couple bucks cheaper at a popular Dept. store, BUT .....
Home Depot allows a 90 day return policy on this product if you're not entirely satisfied with it. This gets extended to a one year return for store credit IF you charge the product on your "Home Depot" charge card. I'll be giving this one a real workout.
I was also able to take advantage of extended financing on orders of $ 299.00 or more by utilizing my "Home Depot" charge card as well.
* Good power
* Accepts a 13/16" Dado stack [ unlike most others in this price point ]
* Includes an extra Dado throat plate. [ a $ 40 - 50.oo value ]
* Decent power switch ergonomically located
* 10 foot power cord with onboard storage
* Cast metal Miter Gauge with standard 3/4" x 3/8" tongue guide and preset stops for common angles
* Cast metal head on an adjustable fence
* Reliable Aluminum fence is secure and adjustable
* Pinnion adjustable blade height by hand wheel
* Pinnion adjustable blade angle by hand wheel
* Sturdy rolling stand
* All fasteners are Nyloc , Allen, truss head, painted black
* Rugged sealed ball bearing 8" plastic wheels with rubberized tires
* Adjustable levelers on feet have wing nuts for adjusting and locking. N0 tools needed.
* Right hand table extension rides on Nylon rollers for smooth operation [ after some spray silicon ]
* Left side handle doubles as a work support
* Front Pencil rail
* Onboard blade storage
* Includes 2 wrenches for blade changing (onboard)
* Includes assembly tools
* Instructions are adequette
* Two year Warranty
* Improved lock on table extension does not protrude handle upward above the table as the "RGD" and other saws do.
* Packaging could be better
* Plasic lock handles could be beefier
* Onboard storage could be better thought out
* Onboard storage could be more secure
* Onboard storage is not user friendly or immediatly logically obvious.
* Hand wheels slightly undersized
* Rear extension includes a cheap stamped sheet metal component, that could easily be improved
* The only change I'd make is one full length axel shaft rather than 2 welded axel stubs.
This saw is obviously a copy, however; not an exact clone of the popular "oRanGe branD". Home Depot sells
It's geared more toward the DIY/consumer than the PRO/contractor
Overall, I'm impressed with this table saw and cart. It's lightweight @ 79 pounds, ( approximately 20# lighter than comparable models ) and portable . It raises, lowers and stores neatly. The latch is simple to operate. Out of the box the blade was square to the slots as was the fence. They only feature that it didn't have off my wish list was a double front/rearfence locks. I can live with that for the adequette dado capacity needed for making finger joints on bee hives.
I don't know if the tires are 40,000 mile,All Season, " S" speed rated radials or not, however; the bearings are similar to what you'd expect on a premium lawn mower. The plastic wheels are heavy duty, and good looking. They're NOT the cheap BBQ grill looking wheels as they appear in the photos. This saw is loaded with desirable features too numerous to list.
As far as assemly is concerned:
There are only 4 major frame compnents not counting the two short handle stubs, wheels and fasteners
A) The top left side handle
B). The center linkage
C). The right hand wheel frame
D). The left side leg frame with adjustable levelers
The last two, " C" &"D"; are already assembled together for you into an X shape
Just fasten "A" & "B" to "C" & "D" ... !
HINT: The 2 welded lugs position on top of the frame,not underneath.
Then, 4 bolts hold the plastic saw body to the steel cart and wheels are retained with 8mm x 1.25 Nyloc nuts and covered with snap in plastic caps.
I added two 1/2" washers to each wheel, one between the frame & back of the bearing and another between the front of the bearing and lock nut.