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The Best Table Saws For The Money

Best Table Saw For The Money

DeWalt DWE 7491RS Table Saw Review

Size & Weight

Size: 21-7/8″ x 26-3/8″
Weight: 90 lbs

Power

Corded
15 Amp motor

No Load Speed

4800 RPM

Rip Capacity

32.5″

Warranty

3-Year Warranty
1-Year Free Service

What customers said:

“money well spent”

“maximum portability”

“impressive 32-1/2 inch rip capacity”

Best Budget Table Saw

DeWalt DWE 7485 Table Saw Review

Size & Weight

Size: 29″ x 21-1/2″
Weight: 46 lbs

Power

Corded
15 Amp motor

No Load Speed

5800 RPM

Rip Capacity

24.5″

Warranty

3-Year Warranty
1-Year Free Service

Best Benchtop Table Saw

Makita 2705 Table Saw Review

Size & Weight

Size: 24-5/8″ x 22-1/2″
Weight: 67 lbs

Power

Corded
15 Amp motor

No Load Speed

4800 RPM

Rip Capacity

25″

Warranty

1-Year Warranty

Delta 36-6023 Table Saw Review

Size & Weight

Size: 26-5/8″ x 21″
Weight: 78 lbs

Power

Corded
15 Amp motor

No Load Speed

5000 RPM

Rip Capacity

32.5″

Warranty

5-Year Warranty

Skilsaw SPT99-01 Table Saw Review

Size & Weight

Size: 23.6″ x 23.2″
Weight: 44 lbs

Power

Corded
15 Amp motor

No Load Speed

5300 RPM

Rip Capacity

25″

Warranty

180 Day Full-Refund
1-year warranty

Best Jobsite Table Saw

Bosch 4100-10 Table Saw Review

Size & Weight

Size: 29″ x 21-1/2″
Weight: 92 lbs

Power

Corded
15 Amp motor

No Load Speed

3650 RPM

Rip Capacity

25″

Warranty

Limited 1-year warranty

Runner-Up Jobsite Table Saw

Skilsaw SPT99-11 Table Saw Review

Size & Weight

Size: 28″ x 28″
Weight: 98 lbs

Power

Corded
15 Amp motor

No Load Speed

5000 RPM

Rip Capacity

30.5″

Warranty

180 Day Full-Refund
1-year warranty

ShopFox W1819 Table Saw Review

Size & Weight

Size: 53-5/8″ x 27″
Weight: 457 lbs

Power

Corded
12.8 Amp motor

Horsepower

3 HP

Rip Capacity

29.5″

Warranty

2-year warranty

Best Safety & Cabinet Table Saw

SawStop PCS31230 TGP252 Table Saw Review

Size & Weight

Size: 40-1/8″ x 27″
Weight: 449 lbs

Power

Corded
13 Amp motor

Horsepower

3 HP

Rip Capacity

52″

Warranty

2-year warranty

Best Safety & Cabinet Table Saw

Powermatic PM1000 Table Saw Review

Size & Weight

Size: 75-3/8″ x 27″
Weight: 394 lbs

Power

Corded
15 Amp motor

Horsepower

1-3/4 HP

Rip Capacity

50″

Warranty

5-year warranty

Dewalt DWE7491RS 10-Inch Table Saw: Best Table Saw For The Money

DeWalt DWE 7491RS Table Saw Review

Summary & Features

This jobsite table saw from Dewalt comes with everything you could need in a table saw, all at a price that’s surprisingly easy to swallow. Included with this saw are the saw itself, one rip fence, a 10 inch, 24-tooth carbide blade, a rack-and-pinion fence system, a miter gauge, two wrenches, a push stick, and a rolling stand.

The Dewalt DWE7491RS comes with a three-year limited warranty, but because it’s so well-made, you likely won’t need to utilize it. This Dewalt DWE7491RS 10-inch table saw is durable enough to last you for many years to come, and it comes with enough features to strike an excellent middle ground between all users. It uses a large 10 inch saw blade, a 15-amp motor, and a rip length of 32.5 inches, well above the minimum standard.

This portable table saw comes with all of the necessary features you’d expect in a jobsite table saw, such as a blade guard, riving knife, and anti-kickback pawls. The Dewalt DWE7491RS also comes in a smaller 8.5-inch version without the stand if you only need a table saw for small applications. The rack-and-pinion fence system on this model is excellent as well.

Pros

  • Great for dado cuts
  • Extremely sturdy frame – great for the job site
  • Rip capacity is excellent for the size
  • The rack-and-pinion fence system is extremely accurate and easy to adjust

Cons

  • Sawdust management is poor
  • No gravity rise system

Dewalt DWE7485 8.25-Inch Table Saw: Best Budget Table Saw

DeWalt DWE7485 Table Saw Review

Summary & Features

If you’re looking for something genuinely budget-friendly with a small footprint, this benchtop saw from Dewalt deserves your consideration. Out of the box, you get the saw itself, a blade guard, riving knife, and anti-kickback pawls, a rip fence, an 8.25-inch, 24-tooth blade, two wrenches, and a miter gauge. 

Like the other Dewalt up above, this portable table saw comes with a superior three-year limited warranty, meaning it’s designed to last. Even though it’s a budget-friendly and space-saving model, it comes with enough features to compete with much more expensive models, making it one of the best portable saws today.

The 8.25-inch blade may be a deal-breaker for some, but it should be plenty for the average homeowner or DIY-er. It also has an impressive 24.5 inches of rip capacity – almost as much as the Bosch above, which is twice the price. Despite its size, it also has a 15-amp motor.

Contractor tip: If you are a contractor in need of a saw that can also operate without a cord, you can try the big brother to 7485, the 7485 FLEXVOLT, shown in the video above.

Pros

  • Great for space saving – only measures 22.75 x 22.75 x 13 inches
  • Least expensive model on this list
  • Built to last with a three-year limited warranty
  • Excellent for “garage shops”
  • Portable

Cons

  • Can’t support dado blades
  • Dust collection system is disappointing

Makita 2705 10-Inch Table Saw: Best Benchtop Table Saw

Makita 2705 Table Saw Review

Summary & Features

If you’re looking for a small-footprint table saw that can keep up with much larger models, then this benchtop table saw should be on your list. In the box, you’ll receive the tool, a 32-tooth, 10-inch carbide blade, one rip fence, a miter gauge, a push stick, and some wrenches. 

This 10-inch table saw only comes with a one-year warranty, but since that’s more or less the industry standard, it’s unsurprising. Despite its small benchtop size, this table saw can reach RPMs closer to much larger models with its 15-amp motor, so it’s great for those who need a powerful saw.

This saw comes with all of the features you’ve come to expect, including a blade guard, a riving knife, and anti-kickback pawls. However, note that these can all be removed without tools on the Makita. The 2705 has a rip capacity of 24.5 inches, just like the Dewalt above. 

The biggest thing to consider with this 10-inch table saw is the price, which is relatively high when considering that it doesn’t come with a cart. However, its high power rating and space-saving design make it one of the best for home builders and contractors alike.

Pros

  • Portable and powerful
  • Tool-free guard removal
  • Supports dado blades
  • Electric brake for better efficiency

Cons

  • Pricey for a benchtop saw
  • Fence quality is average

Delta 36-6023 10-Inch Portable Table Saw: Best DIY Table Saw

Delta 36-6023 Table Saw Review

Summary & Features

If you’re looking to get into woodworking and want a home table saw that won’t break the bank, this jobsite table saw from Delta is an excellent consideration. Out of the box, you’ll get the tool itself, a rip fence, the stand, a push stick, a 10-inch carbide blade, anti-kickback pawls, a blade guard assembly, and a miter gauge.

This 10-inch table saw impressively comes with a five-year manufacturer’s warranty, which is tied for the best on this list. That’s impressive, considering that this is the second cheapest table saw on this list as well, and one of the best portable saws we’ve looked at.

This jobsite saw has an all-star list of features that really make it one of the best. It has a 10-inch blade, a 15-amp motor, and a 32.5-inch rip capacity, and it comes with a cart (not gravity rising) that makes it ultra-mobile, too. When coupled with its low price, that makes this an excellent table saw for any DIY-er, whether beginner or expert.

The one consideration to keep in mind with this 10-inch table saw is the build quality – some materials, for example, are made of plastic where they could be sturdier metal instead. While this probably helps bring the price down, it’s also the main reason why this saw didn’t win out over our top pick, the Dewalt 10-inch table saw. 

Pros

  • Excellent ripping capacity
  • Good safety system
  • Excellent price
  • Dado compatible
  • Impressive warranty

Cons

  • Lower build quality
  • Miter gauge and push stick are low-quality

Skilsaw SPT99T-01 8.25-Inch Portable Table Saw: Best 8.25-Inch Table Saw

Skilsaw SPT99T-01 Table Saw Review

Summary & Features

While 8.25-inch saws don’t appeal to everyone due to their reduced cutting capacity, Skilsaw’s model is worth considering. Out of the box, you’ll get the naked tool, a 24-tooth, 8.25-inch blade, and the other accessories you’d typically expect with a table saw, such as a full blade guard kit and miter gauge. 

The saw itself is of excellent quality. Unlike many similar options, it has an all-metal construction that’s built to last. The manufacturer warranty is only one year, but the engine’s 15-amp “worm drive” motor promises better torque and abuse resistance. It has the usual 25-inch rip capacity for its size.

The durability of this 8.25-inch saw is what makes it stand above our other 8.25 inch Dewalt saw (and the ability to use dado blades, of course), and it’s priced well, too. However, the included accessories’ quality – such as the miter gauge and push stick – is inferior, almost like they’ve been outsourced. Keep this in mind when purchasing. 

Pros

  • The all-metal body is built to stand up to abuse
  • High-torque worm drive motor
  • Dado compatible
  • Portable
  • Well-priced

Cons

  • Some accessories are of poor quality
  • Included blade is average quality

Bosch 4100-10 10-Inch Table Saw: Best Jobsite Table Saw

Bosch 4100-10 Table Saw Review

Summary & Features

If you’re looking for a slightly more portable table saw for your jobsite, then consider this option from Bosch. While it’s slightly more expensive, it comes with a few more convenience features to make contractor work effortless, making it one of the best portable saws.

Included in the box are the job site table saw itself, the gravity-rise stand, one rip fence, Bosch’s “Smart Guard” system, one 10 inch carbide blade, a miter gauge, a push stick, and two wrenches. Unlike the Dewalt, this Bosch 4100 portable table saw comes with a one-year limited warranty, and its rip capacity is much lower at only 25 inches.

This Bosch 4100 power saw also comes with a “Smart Guard” system. This system comes with a blade guard, a riving knife, and anti-kickback pawls, just like the Dewalt. The main difference between this unit and the Dewalt, besides the price, is the gravity rise system that comes integrated with the stand. It makes setup and tear-down very easy, and the soft-start system makes it easier to use at different jobsites, too.

The redeeming qualities of this Bosch 4100 table saw are its portability and features. Unless you prioritize those, the higher price makes this table saw slightly less valuable than the Dewalt up above. This saw does have a standard 15-amp motor.

Pros

  • Gravity rise frame
  • Great features
  • Soft-start system
  • Extra-portable for jobsite use
  • Variable saw speed

Cons

  • The stand could be sturdier
  • Poor rip capacity for the price

Skilsaw SPT99-11 10-Inch Heavy Duty Table Saw: Runner-Up Jobsite Table Saw

Skilsaw SPT99-11 Table Saw Review

Summary & Features

If the Bosch power saw we looked at before didn’t turn your crank, consider this alternative from Skilsaw. Out of the box, it comes with the saw itself, a 10-inch 24-tooth carbide blade, the usual smart blade guard system, a dust elbow, a push stick, wrenches, and a miter gauge. 

This model from Skilsaw is almost identical to the 8.25-inch Skilsaw we looked at before, but with a bigger saw size, more power, and an included foldable cart (no gravity riser, though). It comes with the same worm drive for extra strength and durability, the same all-metal construction, 15-amp motor, and unfortunately, the same low-quality accessories. 

Like the other Skilsaw, this 10-inch, 15-amp model comes with a one-year warranty and a 180-day money-back guarantee. The 16-inch wheels, which are large compared to other jobsite table saws, are particularly lovely for navigating bumpy terrain – great for the job site. This saw has a 30.5-inch rip capacity, better than the Bosch. 

Pros

  • Great for an uneven job site
  • Durable and powerful worm drive motor
  • All-metal construction
  • Excellent fence

Cons

  • Poor accessories
  • Hard to find replacement parts

ShopFox W1819 10-Inch Table Saw with Riving Knife: Best Hybrid Table Saw

ShopFox W1819 Table Saw Review

Summary & Features

Looking to try a hybrid saw for your shop? If so, this model from Shop Fox won’t steer you wrong. When you purchase this saw, you’ll get the tool itself, a blade guard assembly, a miter gauge, camlock T-fence, and a cast iron table kit. If you want, Shop Fox sells a mobile base for this unit, too. 

Like the SawStop, this Shop Fox hybrid saw comes with a two-year warranty. While it doesn’t have the same safety as the SawStop, it’s significantly less expensive to help make up for that. You can get in either a 29.5-inch hybrid rip capacity or a 49-inch cabinet rip capacity.

One thing we didn’t like about this saw is that the blade guard is not a “high visibility” blade guard like most of the others on this list. If you need a blade guard that’s entirely see-through, you’ll have to either invest in an aftermarket model or choose a different table saw. 

However, we do like that you can choose the functionality and size of this heavy-duty cast iron saw based on what you need in your shop. It has the same powerful 3-HP motor as the SawStop, too. Overall, the saw is precise, reliable, and surprisingly lovely to look at. 

Pros

  • Choose from two rip capacities: 29.5 inches or 49 inches
  • Optional mobile base
  • Precise out of the box
  • Great safety system

Cons

  • Blade guard assembly isn’t see-through
  • Assembly and user manual is challenging to understand

SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 10-Inch Table Saw: Best Safety & Best Cabinet Table Saw

SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 Table Saw Review

Summary & Features

Pros

  • Safety features could save your fingers one day
  • Quality metal construction
  • Excellent dust collection
  • Highly precise
  • Top-of-the-line in every aspect

Cons

  • Extremely expensive
  • Safety feature can sometimes be temperamental for different materials

Powermatic PM1000 1791001K Table Saw: Runner-Up Cabinet Table Saw

Powermatic PM1000 Table Saw Review

Summary & Features

If a SawStop cabinet saw is a bit outside your price range, but you’d still like a large cabinet model, this Powermatic table saw is a great option. Its large size makes it great for cabinet making and professional work. With your purchase, you’ll get the tool itself, a cast-iron tabletop assembly, the usual blade assembly kit, a miter gauge, and an accu-fence system.

Like the Shop Fox above, this cabinet table saw doesn’t have an entirely see-through blade assembly, which is a bit disappointing. However, it does have a full 50-inch rip capacity for the largest jobs. It’s designed to work on a 115V outlet as a nice bonus, making it great for a home shop with the necessary space. 

The lower power capacity doesn’t mean this easy-to-use saw is a pushover – like any good heavy-duty cabinet table saws should, it can handle almost anything you throw at it. Not much stands out about it except that what it does, it does exceptionally well. It’s precise, easy to adjust, incredibly flat, and very sturdy. 

Impressively, this Powermatic cabinet table saw also comes with a five-year warranty, which is tied for the best warranty on this list. The only reason it didn’t beat the SawStop is because of the SawStop’s incredible safety system.  

Pros

  • Full 50-inch rip capacity
  • Built like a tank
  • Incredible five-year warranty
  • Works with a 115V outlet

Cons

  • Might not be powerful enough for some hardwoods
  • Poor dust control

Introduction

A table saw is a critical piece of woodworking machinery. Not only does a table saw speed up a carpenter’s rate of work by making cutting lumber to size incredibly easy, but it improves the preciseness of those cuts, too. 

However, just having a working table saw isn’t always enough. A carpenter who’s serious about their craft may want an upgraded model with specific cutting or safety features.

In this guide, we’ll walk through several of the best table saws for the money that you can get today. We’ll also questions you might have about what makes a table saw special and how to differentiate specific features and models. 

Uses and Benefits of Table Saws

Table saws are undoubtedly dangerous – the best statistics we have account for nearly 40,000 injuries per year. The actual number is probably much higher than that since woodworkers are less likely to go to the hospital for minor injuries and cuts sustained from working with a table saw.

However, despite that danger, we continue to use them with frequency. Why is that? It’s because of the convenience and accuracy of the table saw. When appropriately used, a table saw makes a carpenter’s job of cutting wood to size faster than any other tool. 

A table saw may not be necessary for hobby woodworkers or DIYers. Other similar tools, such as miter saws or handheld circular saws, can also suffice in a pinch. However, for someone who needs to cut wood to size in bulk, such as cabinet makers, on-site framers, or furniture makers, there’s nothing better than a table saw. 

Table saws have a feature called a “fence” that helps control the size of the cuts you make. By extending the fence to precisely the size you need, you can quickly and efficiently cut multiple lumber pieces to that size – no need to measure each piece individually as you might with a handheld saw. 
Not only that, but the power imbued in a table saw means you can cut everything from the softest woods to the most stubborn hardwoods with ease. This is important for craft builders who frequently work with different types of woods.  

Types of Table Saws

These tools come in several different varieties, but most of them can be broken down to fit into one of two categories: portable table saws and shop (stationary) models. We’ll elaborate further on these two types below.

Portable Table Saws

Portable table saws come in many different shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: features that make them easy to transport and bring to a new location or jobsite. If you’ve seen a large table saw before, you’ve probably wondered how someone could possibly get this type of table saw anywhere, but it’s doable with the right saw!

A portable table saw can fall into one of two categories: benchtop table saws and jobsite table saws. Benchtop models are smallish, boxy tools that are relatively self-contained. As long as you have power and a stable surface to place a benchtop table saw on, you can take it anywhere.

A jobsite table saw, on the other hand, comes with its own stand for even easier portability. While the frame makes it a bit larger overall, it’s also easier to transport and set up because its stand can usually collapse when not in use. Most jobsite table saws have wheels that make deploying them easy. 

Shop Table Saws

Shop table saws come in three types: contractor table saw, cabinet table saw, and hybrid table saw. 

A contractor table saw is actually semi-portable – if you need to, for example, you can move a contractor table saw from one corner of your woodworking shop to another. However, a contractor table saw is not designed to move frequently like a jobsite or benchtop saw

Cabinet table saws are designed to be entirely stationary – once you find a place in your shop for it, it’s unlikely that you’ll be moving it again. However, in exchange, it has much higher power in addition to some other convenient table saw features. 

The hybrid table saw category can be a bit confusing, as there’s no real “standard” to determine what makes a hybrid saw. However, for the purposes of this article, a hybrid saw will have many of the features of a cabinet saw, but with a slightly smaller footprint. You can essentially imagine hybrid table saws as being somewhere in between a cabinet saw and a contractor saw. 

Top Brands

Just like any other power tool, the best table saw models come from several different top brands. Make sure that if you already have a power tool brand that you feel loyal to, you should consider researching their table saw offerings before making any purchases. While we looked at 10 of the best table saw models on the market in this guide, that doesn’t mean we could look at them all!

The brands that we’ll look at models from within this list include:

  • Dewalt
  • Bosch
  • Makita
  • Delta
  • Skilsaw
  • SawStop
  • Shop Fox
  • Powermatic
Dewalt Table Saw
Bosch Table Saw
Makita Table Saws
Delta Table Saws
SkilSaw Table Saws
SawStop Table Saws
Shop Fox Table Saws
Powermatic Table Saws

Pricing

The pricing on the various models of table saws follows the rules you might expect: the bigger and less portable the model, the more expensive it tends to be.
Cabinet saws tend to be the most significant investment, while jobsite and benchtop table saws tend to be the most affordable. 

That being said, saws, as a general rule, are expensive tools. You’d be hard-pressed to find any table saw that wasn’t highly discounted for less than $300. The most expensive saws can be upwards of $3,000, and that’s without optional accessories or delivery fees, but make sure to keep an eye out for deals and specials anyway.

Key Features

Table saws come with all sorts of extra features that can improve safety and make your job easier. Some of the best ones you’ll want to keep watch for include those below. 

Riving Knife

A riving knife is a small accessory that goes on your table saw to increase its safety. Contrary to what the name implies, the riving knife doesn’t actually cut anything; its real purpose is to keep your lumber straight and prevent blockages when you cut

Make sure to use a riving knife with your table saw as much as possible, as it can help prevent kickback and ejections

Blade Guard

A blade guard is a mobile cover that sits around your table saw’s blade. Most saws come with one, and while many people choose to remove theirs, it’s always a good idea to leave it on. Blade guards come in many shapes, sizes, and configurations, so if you don’t like the one that comes with your saw, you can always opt for an aftermarket model that appeals to you more. 

A blade guard is designed to protect your fingers and protect you from flying wood pieces as you work. While safety goggles and other protective gear go a long way towards making table saw usage safer, a table saw can still send wood pieces flying at terrifying speeds, causing significant injury if one hits you in an unprotected area. 

Anti-Kickback Pawl

Anti-kickback pawls are a common addition to the above two safety features. Together, they create a full blade protection assembly that almost all table saws come complete with. While you can use your table saw with or without this assembly, it’s much safer to leave it on.

As the name suggests, the anti-kickback pawls on your table saw are designed to help deter dangerous kickbacks. They work by holding your wood in place as it moves across the table saw.

Usage Tips and Tricks

Finding the right table saw for you is only half the battle. The next step in your journey is to learn how to use your table saw safely and effectively. Even if you have prior experience with saws, it’s essential to understand your particular model’s unique quirks and features. 

Saw Blade Type and Size

Different saws can use different saw blades, and size isn’t the only factor to consider, either; blades come in different materials and configurations, too. For example, table saws tend to be used for either crosscutting or ripping, and there is a saw blade for each function.

Additionally, keep in mind that the bigger your table saw is, the bigger its blade tends to be. A bigger saw blade means you can cut larger lumber without issues. In this case, sometimes bigger really is better. 

Using Your Table Saw Safely

A huge part of learning to use your table saw safely is reading the instruction manual when you purchase yours. Doing independent research, such as watching online videos, is always a good idea, too. 

The other aspect of table saw safety is using as many of the advantages afforded to you as possible. Good, safe form – i.e., keeping your hands far away from the blade at all times – is essential, but so is using either the included blade protection assembly or your preferred aftermarket addition. 

FAQ

Do you still have questions? If so, we may be able to address them with these FAQs.

What Is a Table Saw?

A table saw is a tool with a fast-moving sawblade that’s embedded in a table-like surface. It’s designed to work by sliding lumber along the table to quickly and precisely cut it with the blade. 

How Much Is a Table Saw?

The price of a table saw can vary widely depending on quality, size, and type. The models we look at in this article range from around $400 to almost $3,400.

What Is Table Saw Rip Capacity?

“Ripping” is one of the methods you can use to cut wood on a table saw, and it refers to cutting lumber lengthwise. As such, “rip capacity” refers to the maximum length of wood that your table saw can cut safely.

Specifically, a table’s rip capacity saw is the distance from the edge of the blade to the end of the rip fence. Rip capacities start at around 25 inches and top out at about 50 inches.

Evaluation Criteria

How did we choose the products on this list? We used a combination of safety, effectiveness, features, and, of course, value for the money. While this article’s focus was to find the best table saw models for the money, your personal safety is an equally important concern.

Keep in mind that value for money can sometimes be a difficult value to pin down. For example, if a $3,000 table saw will put you through years and years of safe carpentry work, then it’s worth that initial cost. However, a $300 table saw might be more valuable to someone who only uses it infrequently. 

Generally, it’s easy to tell if a product is overpriced. However, if it does its job well, has enough features to rationalize that price, and is a quality product, then it could still make this list!

Final Thoughts

We hope this list of the 10 best table saws for the money has proved educational to you, the reader. Table saws are expensive and potentially dangerous tools, making it all the more important to find one that suits you and keeps you safe. No matter which table you decide upon, the important thing is that you feel safe and comfortable using it to do the things you love.

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