The Best Table Saws

Do you enjoy working with your hands? Are you looking for a new table saw that will help you either for work or personal jobs? A table saw can make it much easier to complete a lot of woodworking and construction tasks.

In the sections below, we have reviewed five of the best table saws. You can use our reviews to weight the pros and cons of the different products to help you decide which table saw is best for you.

Top 5: Table Saws Review

SKIL 3410-02 10-Inch Table Saw with Folding Stand

The SKIL 3410-02 Table Saw has a 20 x 26-inch table. The table is constructed from cast aluminum. It can be extended to 20 x 32 inches if needed when working with larger pieces.

The saw on this model is ten inches. This product has a three-and-a-half-inch cut height capacity. When used at a 45-degree angle, it can cut through two-and-a-half inches.

SKIL 3410-02 10-Inch Table Saw with Folding Stand

This item has a 15-amp motor to help you easily slice through everything you need to cut. It has an EZ View measurement system and self-aligning rip fence to help you make sure you cut your items exactly where you want.

This item features a durable steel stand that is easy to set up and transport. The saw has a cord length of six feet. When you purchase this product, you'll also receive a carbide-tooth blade, the folding stand, a miter gauge and a self-aligning rip fence. This product comes with a 3-year limited warranty.

Pros

  • This product can cut through up to three-and-a-half inches.
  • There is a 15-amp motor that helps the blade easily slice through what you need to cut.
  • The stand for this product folds easily for transport.

Cons

  • This product isn't as easy as some of the others to move around or bring with you to other locations.
Makita 2705 10-Inch Contractor Table Saw

The Makita 2705 is a 10-inch table saw. This product has a 15-amp motor that can deliver 4,000 RPM. This is designed to allow you the blade to easily power through what you need to cut.

This item features a blade guard to keep others protected when the saw is not in use. The blade guard can be installed or removed without tools. To allow you to easily set up the items you need to cut, the side guards are adjustable.

Makita 2705 10-Inch Contractor Table Saw

There are two anti-kickback pawls and a riving knife to help you achieve perfect cuts. When you release the lever, you can easily adjust the height of the riving knife/spreader. There are three positions you can choose from.

The design of this product and the guard will allow you to see the blade when it starts to cut your materials. The table top is made from an aluminum die-cast that will stay flat to provide you with an ideal workplace. This product has the storage capacity to hold popular items you'll need for using it, such as the saw blade, safety guard, power supply cord, and more.

Pros

  • The blade guard on this product will help keep people protected when it is not in use.
  • There are three heights you can adjust the riving knife/spreader to.
  • The table will stay flat due to its aluminum die-cast construction.

Cons

  • This product is not ideal if you plan to move it from site-to-site. It is pretty heavy and awkward to move.
DEWALT DW745S Compact Job Site Table Saw with Folding Stand

The DEWALT DW7455 is designed to be a very portable saw. It weighs 45 pounds and has a smaller footprint than many other similar products. The base is able to fold flat for storage and transport.

This item has a 15-amp motor designed to help you quickly and easily cut through solid wood. It features a fence system which provides 610 mm of Rip capacity. There is a Site-Pro Modular guarding system which lets you make adjustments without the use of tools. This item also features a dust port to allow you to hook up a two-and-a-half-inch vacuum tool. This will let you easily clean up and minimize the mess made from using this product.

This product is contrasted using heavy-duty steel, making it both durable and safe to use. A three-year limited warranty and a one-year free service contract are included with your purchase. You are also protected by a 90-day money back guarantee.

Pros

  • This item is lightweight and easily folds down, making it ideal for transport.
  • The Site-Pro Modular guarding system will let you adjust this product without need to use tools.
  • This product comes with a three-year limited warranty, one-year service contract, and a 90-day money back guarantee.

Cons

  • If you haven't used a table saw too frequently, there are a lot of features on this one that may take you some time to understand and use correctly.
Bosch Power Tools 4100-10 Tablesaw - 10 Inch Jobsite Table Saw with 25 Inch Cutting Capacity and Portable Folding Table Stand

The Bosch Power Tools Tabelsaw is a 10-inch model. It has a 15-amp motor that will deliver up to 3,650 RPM. This power will allow you to use it for rip-cutting or cross-cutting both fine and rough material. The top of this product is made from cast aluminum. It is large enough to allow you to use it to cut large item. It provides a 25-inch ripping capacity.

To allow you to easily transport this product, it comes with a lightweight stand. The stand also has wheels and features single-action setup and take down to make it even easier to use on the go.

Bosch Power Tools 4100-10 Tablesaw - 10 Inch Jobsite Table Saw with 25 Inch Cutting Capacity and Portable Folding Table Stand

To protect you from the saw, it features a smart guard system. The guard assembly is constructed in such away to avoid you making contact with the blade. But you will still have a clear view of the blade when it is cutting through your materials.

To minimize the chances that a circuit breaker will be tripped when you are using this product, it has soft start circuity which minimizes the intensity from starting up the motor.

Pros

  • The base for this item is lightweight and has wheels. This makes it easily portable.
  • When you use this product, you'll have a clear view of the blade cutting into your materials.
  • The top of the saw is made from a high-quality and durable cast aluminum.

Cons

  • This product is more expensive than some other similar items.
SawStop PCS175-TGP236 1.75-HP Professional Cabinet Saw Assembly with 36-Inch Professional T-Glide Fence System, Rails and Extension Table

If you are looking for a professional, heavy-duty saw, then consider the SawStop PCS175-TGP236 1.75-HP Professional Cabinet Saw. This item features a much larger workspace and cutting area than many other products.

It has a 36-inch T-Glide Fence System. This provides you with smooth operation when you are using this product and allows you to achieve precise cuts. To protect you from potentially cancerous saw dust, this product includes a dust collection blade guard that holds in 99% of the dust created when you use the saw.

This is a heavy-duty product that is designed to provide you with multiple years of use. Ut features a heavy-weight trunnion and very thick arbors. It also includes V-ribbed belts that are powerful and quiet during operation. To allow you to easily move this product, the base has two wheels and two casters. With just one foot, you can raiser of lower the saw.

Pros

  • This is a high-quality, professional grade product.
  • The dust collection blade guard traps 99% of the saw dust to keep you protected.
  • The base of this item features wheels and casters to allow you to transport it easily.

Cons

  • Since this is such an advanced, professional product, it is significantly more expensive than the other products we reviewed.

Buying Guide

If you are on the market for a new table saw, you want to take time to thoroughly consider your options and weigh the pros and cons before making a purchase. A new saw is a big purchase that you will likely use frequently over many years, so you want to be sure that you make a purchase that you will be satisfied with.

When you are looking for a new table saw, be sure to pay attention to the different features offered by the options you are considering. Pay attention to how large of a cutting area the saw offers and what it can handle cutting. You should also make sure that the product you get features a sturdy blade guard that will keep you protected from the blade and minimize the saw dust that escapes.

Finally, if you are planning to bring your table saw with you to different locations, look for a model that is going to be easy to move. You will want to find a saw that is relatively lightweight. You should also look for bases that can fold or have wheels.

Best Table saw

The five saws we reviewed are all great products that are durable and should provide you with many years to use. Our favorite table saw that we reviewed is the Bosch Power Tools Tablesaw 4100-10.

We like this saw because it is powerful and durable, while still being easy to move. This product has a lightweight stand with wheels, so if you need to move it to a different location, it should be pretty simple.

Bosch Power Tools 4100-10 Tablesaw - 10 Inch Jobsite Table Saw with 25 Inch Cutting Capacity and Portable Folding Table Stand

This is also a powerful model. It has a 15-amp motor that allows the blade to deliver up the 3,650 RPM. This will make it easy to saw through everything you'll need to cut.

The table is made from a durable cast aluminum and has a 25-inch ripping capacity. This product's smart guard system helps to protect you from the saw blade, while still allowing you to clearly see the blade cutting your materials.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Best Table Saw for a Beginner?

If you're a beginner, look for a table saw that is going to be easy to use and easy to handle. Additionally, find a saw with a strong motor that will allow you to easily cut through wood. Also, you should try to find a product that is made from high-quality materials and is built to last.

Can I Use a 7-Inch Blade in a 10-Inch Table Saw?

Yes, you can use different blade sizes for your table saw.

Are More Teeth on a Saw Blade Better?

The answer to this question will vary depending on your cutting purposes. If you are looking to make quick cuts, blades with fewer teeth cut more quickly. However, if you want to make more smooth cuts, then a blade with more teeth is going to be your best option.

Is a Miter Saw Better Than a Table Saw?

Miter saws and table saws are each best for certain types of cuts. A table saw is designed to make two main types of cuts. You can cut wood with the grain or against the grain. Table saws are great for handling thicker materials.

A miter saw would be a better choice if you want to make cuts at various angles. With a miter saw you are able to make more precise cuts.

Beginner's guide to using a table saw

If you enjoy working with wood, or you are a DIY enthusiast, then sooner or later, you will feel the need for a table saw. A table saw has more versatility than any other type of cutting tool, and the results are more accurate.

Using a table saw, you can make lumber the exact width or thickness you need for a specific project, and not "make-do" with the dimensions of finished lumber sold at the stores.

A WORD OF WARNING.

If you've never owned a table saw before, then while you should not be afraid to use it, it can be a dangerous piece of equipment if handled incorrectly. Always wear a pair of safety glasses, and never take your eyes off the blade during use. You could lose your fingers if you become careless.

Buy a table saw that exceeds your present needs.

When you are shopping for a table saw, think about the projects you are going to be tackling, not right now, but in the future. You may want to consider buying a bigger table saw than you need so that when that big job comes up, you have the tool to do the job.

Table saws come in various sizes and range dramatically in price. You can buy a 10-inch blade table saw with stand for under $150.00. Portable table saws are available from under $250.00 to $700.00. You can pay as much as $2,500.00 for a large table saw, complete with micro-adjustments to blade height, fence position, and rock-solid table for cutting precision.

Become familiar with your table saw.

Whether you have purchased a professional workshop table saw or a portable model, the operational techniques are the same, as are any accessories you might need.

Table saw fundamentals.

Many parts are common to every table saw. Specifically:

•The table.
•A fence — a guide that keeps the work parallel to and at a constant distance from the blade.
•A fence lock — A lever that keeps the fence locked in position.
•A blade.
•Blade height adjustment wheel.
•Blade angle lever — to allow you to alter the angle of the blade.
•Power switch/button — a push/pull button. To start the saw, pull the button out. To stop, push it back in. (Extremely handy if your hands are full, you can push the button with your knee, and the saw will stop.)
•A blade guard — which covers most of the blade while cutting and gives a modicum of protection to your fingers.
•A miter gauge — helps you make cross cuts.
•A push stick — to assist you to get the material through the saw, keeping your fingers out of harm's way.

Ready to get to work?

You have bought your table saw and now you're ready to set it up. After unpacking the saw, follow any assembly instructions, then set it on a level surface. This is very important. If you are using your garage as a workshop, make sure there is enough space all around the saw to work. If possible, try to allow eight feet at the front and back, and four feet on each side.

Get familiar with the different parts of the saw as described above. Your saw may have extra parts, like a table insert, which is removable to allow for different types of saw blades. A standard insert will have approximately 1/8th inch space on either side of the blade.

If you are going to use a "Dado" blades, the insert will have an extra-wide gap to accommodate the blades. If on the other hand if you are using the table saw to cut thin strips of material, then you would need a zero clearance insert which will prevent anything from falling down the standard gap.

What type of cut can I make?

With a table saw you can rip wood (longitudinal cuts), cross cut, miter cut (cut at angles), and even make a bevel cut (make edges that are not 90 degrees). Grooves and rabbets are also possible by using a "dado" blade.

A cross cut is generally a cut made across the grain, but in reality, it can be any cut made across the narrower part of a board. This type of cut is usually done with the aid of the miter gauge.
A rip cut is one that is made along the length of the wood, using the fence as a guide that is set to the desired width. Making use of a push stick to help the material go through the saw will and also help protect your fingers from damage.
A miter cut is made by using the miter gauge set at the desired angle and guiding the board through the saw.
A dado cut is a wide rabbet or groove made by special blades, which are "stacked" to give the width required.
Bevel cuts are made by adjusting the angle of the saw blade and using either the miter gauge or the fence as a guide.

Choose the right blade for the job in hand.

Your table saw probably came with a blade already fitted, and if it did, it is more than likely a standard utility blade. This blade is useful for the majority of projects, but by having several different blades you will be able to get the most out of your saw.

The number of teeth each blade has determines the quality of the cut. The more teeth, the smoother the cut. If the material you are cutting is plywood or OSB, then a high tooth count blade will be the best choice.

Getting the most out of your saw.

Whether you are doing a simple cross cut, ripping an eight-foot length of dimensional lumber, or cutting laminate flooring boards, to get the best work out of your new saw, just follow a few simple guidelines.

•Don't rely on the table markings to measure the distance between the fence and the blade. Double-check it with a ruler or tape measure.
•Set the height and angle of the blade with a ruler and a metal quick square.
•Always keep the table surface clean, lubricating it frequently by wiping oil over the surface with a rag.
•Always use a sharp blade. If the blade is old and dull, it can cause the saw to labor and possibly burn the wood.
•Since the blade turns towards you, when you cut plywood, hardboard, laminate flooring, or dimensional lumber, place the piece face up to prevent damage to the finished surface.
•Push the wood through the saw slowly. If you push too hard you may experience kick-back, which can result in the material being thrown at high speed towards you, or even worse, jerking it violently, pulling your fingers towards the blade.

Safety matters.

•No matter what project you undertake, NEVER, EVER start the saw while the piece you are cutting is in contact with the blade.
•Allow the blade to get up to speed, then introduce the material to the blade.
•If you are making a rip cut, always use the rip fence.
•Cross cuts should never be made using the rip fence — it does not provide enough support. Use the miter gauge, keeping a tight grip on both the wood and the miter gauge to prevent kick-back.
•Make sure the material is perfectly flat against the table during the whole cut.
•Switch the saw off before removing the scrap material.

Accessories and upgrades.

Once you have used your table saw a few times, you might want to improve the accuracy of the cuts. There are upgrades and accessories that can help you.

Upgrade your miter gauge.
If your saw came with a standard miter gauge, it may or may not be 100% accurate. There are precision-made gauges that take the guesswork out of setting the angle. Laser-cut "V" stops ensure that you are cutting the angle you want and will perform the same way time after time.

Digital angle gauge accessory.
A digital angle gauge shows you the precise angle of your blade. If you need the angle to be 22.5 degrees, then this will show you exactly when you reach that angle. Simply place the gauge on the blade via its magnetic base, and adjust the angle until the desired angle appears in the display window.

Replace your push stick.
A pushblock is one accessory that may save you time and effort. While a push stick is necessary to guide the wood through the saw, a pushblock helps with your safety. If you have to use the saw without a blade guard (not recommended), the block grips the wood, preventing kickback, and ensures your safety when using the saw.

All in all, a table saw is probably one of the best investments you can make if you are serious about woodwork. Once you have become familiar with the operation and safety issues, the sky is the limit for your next project.

Final Verdict

Whether you've decided that the Bosch is the saw for you, or if you'd prefer one of our other top five products, now is the time to finalize your decision and place your order. Soon, your new saw will be delivered and you'll be able to start using it for all your cutting needs.

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