The 5 Best Table Saws
In the woodworking world, having an accurate table saw is worth its weight in gold. From doing dado cuts, to cutting down long pieces of lumber or hardwood, a good tablesaw will be able to handle it all.
In this post, we go over our top picks for the best table saw on the market and explain why we picked them. Our experts did the homework for you and cumulatively give their honest opinions about the best table saws that we chose.
So without further delay, let’s get started with our list of the best table saws on the market today.
DEWALT DW745 10-Inch Compact Job-Site Table Saw
Weighing in at about 50 pounds, this little job site saw is both portable and powerful. The 1850 Watt motor gives you all the strength you need to power your contracting needs, and works well as a portable saw around the house as well.
The fence system provides a rip capacity of around 20 inches, so you can cut larger pieces when you need to. The legs include rollers on one side, and adjustable leveling feet on the other, so even if the ground isn’t perfectly straight, you can have a stable system to work with. Comes with a 24 tooth carbide blade, 10 inches in diameter.
It cuts straight, works great, and the extra pounds come in handy for a solid surface to rip boards. For the price, it’s really ahead of the game in terms of benchtop table saws.
Craftsman Evolv 15 Amp 10 inch Table Saw
15 Amps gives you the power you need to perform any kind of cutting, from plywood to ripping small pieces of trim from pine 2x4s. The ten inch blade provides smooth cuts with minimal burn, and the whole setup is about 50 pounds. The table provides a depth of cut of about 3 inches. The fence can be a little sloppy, but for the price, you are probably expecting that. It wouldn’t hurt to reinforce it. But for most jobs it’s more than workable.
It’s slightly lightweight for a designated shop table saw, but that makes it easier to maneuver around a small shop, or to drag out into the driveway when you are working. Gets the job done on a budget.
Ridgid R4513 15 Amp 10 in. Heavy-Duty Portable Table Saw
The portable saw that comes with a stand. This is a nice combination of power and portability, with a maximum depth of cut up to 3-1/2 inches, which comes in handy for ripping thin sheets from thicker pieces, you can even cut 4x4s on it. It weighs in at 95 pounds, so it isn’t light, but it’s incredibly stable for being a portable saw.
You might want your employee to help you move it from the bed of the truck to the work site. A serious 10 inch saw for the serious carpenter. To get the most out of it, you will want to check the saw alignment, and loc-tite all the bolts. A little CLP on the the adjustment screws will help protect them from rust or binding up.
SKILSAW SPT70WT-01 10″ Portable Worm Drive Table Saw
15 amp worm drive, a nice way to keep a portable saw powerful while still keeping it light weight. The blade is high speed and you can retain a lot of torque in the motor, so it won’t bog down on you. The rip fence opens to 25 inches, and the depth of cut runs out to 3-1/2 inches.
Includes a 24 tooth carbide blade, and the self aligning fence makes it easy to keep everything straight, and avoid burn marks on your cut line. It’s too bad that it doesn’t come with a stand, but add these 49 pounds of saw to a sturdy table, and you have a great saw for the shop. Without the legs, it makes a fine addition to your contracting equipment, as it’s not as bulky as some saws. We like it a lot for the price you’re paying.
Powermatic PM1000 30 Inch Table Saw
If you are looking for a dedicated shop saw, then this is perfect for you. The price reflects a degree of craftsmanship that you will only get when you want the best.
Simply put, if you need a saw that will put up with shop use for years to come, don’t go cheap. Invest in a tool that is built to last a lifetime. It comes with a 5 year warranty, so you will have plenty of shakedown time in case something fails.
The fence extends out to 30 inches for ripping big pieces of plywood or MDF, and the 1.75 HP motor give you all the power you need for the toughest jobs. If you make money doing fine carpentry, this is the one.