Every woodworker or DIY enthusiast knows that a table saw is one of the more important purchases they are going to make for their workshop. That’s because having a tool that can properly cut a piece of wood to exacting standards is the foundation upon which many projects are built and that’s true no matter what type you’re thinking of buying. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to choose the best table saw among the dozens of models that are on the market at any one time. Which is why I’ve decided to go ahead and provide a list of the ten models I feel are the best ones currently available.
10. Saw Stop PCS31230-TGP252 Professional Saw
This cabinet saw will allow both hobbyist and professionals to get that cut that they need. This model is 85.25-inches wide, 33-inches deep and 34-inches high and is equipped with a 52-inch T-glide fence system and the innovative Saw Stop Safety System. This ensures that it’s not only durable and hard working but also safe as well. It’s also extremely mobile as well thanks to its two fixed wheels and two 360-degree casters that make it easy to move around the shop. And this unit is also built with a shroud and dust collection blade guard that captures a large portion of the dust released during cuts.
9. SkilSaw SPT70WT-01 10-Inch Portable Worm Drive Saw
This worm drive saw is designed to tear through wood without getting bogged down. It does this thanks to a solid 15-amp dual-field motor that’s been paired with brass-geared worm drive that delivers exceptional torque and power. This allows it rip through full sheets of plywood with its 25-inch rip capacity and 3.5-inch cut depth. And since it’s designed with top-notch materials, it won’t overheat when used on large stacks of wood. All in all, this saw has the features that many hobbyist and professionals need to get their work done. Whether that’s at home or on the job site.
8. Dewalt DW744XRS Job Site Saw
This job site saw has many of the features that professionals are looking for in a piece of wood cutting equipment. It features a 15-amp motor that propels a 10-inch blade at 3,650 RPMs that allow for quick and sharp cuts on both hardwood and pressure-treated wood. It’s also paired with electronic feedback that ensures that the unit maintains consistent blade speed, even when handling some very tough jobs. This model features a 24.5-inch rip capacity and delivers a maximum cut of 3-1/8 inch cut depth at a 90-degree angle or a 2.25-inch cut at a 45-degree angle. And since it has a portable design, it can be used in a variety of different locations.
7. Dewalt DCS7485T1 Flexvolt 60V Saw Kit
This portable cutting saw is designed for people who don’t have the luxury of having an outlet to plug into but still need to get the job done. It features a full 24-inch rip capacity thanks to its 60V brushless motor that can power through even large jobs. In the past, it wouldn’t have been possible to have a saw powered by a battery but this one features a special Flexvolt battery that can change voltage as it is moved from one tool to the next. Some of the features that can be found on this saw include a rack and pinion telescoping fence system, a modular guarding system and onboard storage for various components.
6. Grizzly G0690 Saw With Riving Knife
This 10-inch saw is designed to be the cornerstone of any workshop. It features an arbor speed of 4,300 RPM and an arbor size of 5/8th of an inch with a maximum rip capacity of 29.50-inches. It’s made with cast iron trunnions, a triple belt drive and a 3-horsepower Leeson motor that provides the power and stability needed. This model also comes with a T-slot miter gauge, a 4-foot dust collection port, and a cam-lock T-fence. And last but not least, this model uses a quick-release riving knife that tilts and moves up and down with the saw’s blade.
5. Dewalt DWE7480 Compact Saw
This compact saw has many of the features needed to get a job done without being overly bulky or hard to move to the job site. It features a 15-amp motor that delivers a no-load speed of 4800 RPM on a 10-inch blade. It can deliver a depth cut of 3-1/8th inches at a 90-degree angle or a 2.25-inch depth cut at a 45-degree angle. It has a max rip of 24-inches and has adjustable rear legs so it can be leveled on uneven work surfaces. And since it only weighs 45-pounds, this saw can be taken just about anywhere and used. Other features include a modular guarding system, rack and pinion telescoping fence rails and a metal roll cage base.
4. Bosch 10-Inch Work Site Saw
This work-site saw is designed to not only be portable but also to deliver power. It has a 29-inch by 21.5-inch tabletop that has a 25-inch rip capacity and provides a level surface. This model is also equipped with a 4-horsepower motor that can deliver 3,650 RPMs, at zero load, that’s been paired with a 40-tooth carbide tipped 10-inch blade that can make short work of even tough cutting jobs. It’s also equipped with a T-slot miter gauge and an auxiliary fence slot, as well as a riving knife that prevents the material from pinching the blade. All in a collapsible design that’s easy to move around.
3. Saw Stop PCS175-TGP236 Pro Saw
Precision, as well as power, is an important consideration for any hobbyist and craftsman, and no one knows that better than Saw Stop. Which is probably why they’ve designed this professional quality saw that combines both features into one unit. This model is 69-1/8th inches wide, 33-inches deep and 34-inches high and has a 36-inch T-glide fence system that ensures precise measurements and solid lock down capabilities. It is also equipped with a Saw Stop safety system and a dust collection system that can collect up to 99% of loose dust, both above and below the table. All in a unit that’s easy-to-use, powerful and safe to use.
2. Dewalt DWE7491RS Saw and Rolling Stand
This Dewalt saw is not only good for woodworking projects but can also be used to take on the occasional construction project. It features a 32.5-inch rip capacity that can easily cut through a variety of different materials and a 15-amp motor that allows it to cut through hardwoods without much of a problem at all. Another key feature that can be found on this saw is rack and pinion fence system that allows adjustments to be made quickly and accurately. It also has a 2.5-inch dust collection port that is easy to clean out with a vacuum. All in a unit that weighs only about 90-pounds.
1. Dewalt DW745 10-Inch Saw
Regarded by some to be the best table saw available, the Dewalt DW745 has many of the features that hobbyist, woodworkers, and DIY enthusiasts look for in a saw. It’s designed using a steel roll cage that not only provides a durable base but also helps protect it against impacts and drops. It also has a rack and pinion fence system, an 1850-watt high-performance motor and a 10-inch 24-tooth saw blade that makes short work of even tough projects. Other features which can be found on this model include a dust port reducer, two blade spanners, a miter fence and a push stick. Everything necessary to get up and running.