Dust Collection, Clamp

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The best dust collection was found on the Craftsman 315.21235, a saw that tied for third place with the DeWalt. The Craftsman's simple scoop design close to the blade is the most efficient at directing most of the dust into the bag.

The Craftsman also has a quick-release work clamp that is fast and easy to use. The horizontal configuration works even when cutting steep bevel angles–unlike the vertical clamps–as it leaves plenty of room between it and the tilted saw head.