Have you ever been using a table saw, but just did not have enough support or space to accommodate larger workpieces? Well, there is a good solution to your problem, and that comes in the form of a nifty table saw extension.
An extension table can extend either the width or the length of your table saw table top.
A width extension is very useful for making cross cuts on longer pieces and for working on wider pieces such as pieces of plywood. A length extension, which can come in the form of an in feed or out feed extension, is useful for working on long pieces and ripping long boards.
The extra support provided helps to keep the wood upright and horizontal, thus preventing it from tipping downwards due to a lack of support. This helps to increase the ease and accuracy at which you can make cuts.
The next beneficial part about a table saw extension is that they help add some weight to your table saw, something that is particularly good if you have a smaller portable table saw. Some extra weight helps to add stability to your table saw, it can help reduce wobble, and it can help reduce excess noise and vibration too.
A lack of support can cause the wood to slump down once it leaves the table space, causing the wood close to you, the part that has not been fed through the blade yet, to tip up.
Instead of using one hand to hold the workpiece in the air, you can use that hand to hold the wood down on the table and feed it through the blade. It helps increase safety by minimizing the need to hold the wood in place, thus keeping your fingers at a safe distance from the blade.
Instead of getting a huge stationary table saw, you can get a smaller table saw and combine that with an extension.
Many table saw extensions can be added or removed in just minutes, thus making your initial table saw much smaller and easier to store and transport.
Moreover, many table saw extensions can slide under the table saw to form a compact package, as well, some of them fold down into a small package, and in both cases this greatly increases the versatility and portability of your table saw.
Table saw extensions are not all that expensive, but before you go out any buy one you will want to keep a few things in mind. Here are a few things to consider before you make your purchase so that you get a table saw that fits your exact needs.
Of course there are different types of table saw extensions, some of which add to the width of your table, some which increase out feed or in space, as well as those which do multiple of those things. It is up to you to decide where you need the extension to determine what type of extension that you need.
Another thing to consider before making your purchase is what type of table saw extension you want. What we mean here is that there are a variety of sizes and attachment methods.
There are simple extensions which use sliding bars and a set of bolts or screws to attach to the table top. These are usually lighter in weight, they don’t contain a full table top (only support rails), and they don’t require support legs.
This type is usually the easiest to install, the most compact, is very convenient, and also the least expensive, but they do only provide limited support. This type is quite versatile and ideal for portability’s sake.
Another choice to go with is an extension that actually has a full table top. This type of extension will generally be a little more expensive due to having more material on it. As well, this type of extension provides a whole lot of support thanks to having a solid table top.
This type of extension needs a more comprehensive attachment system than the previous option, and often needs to be bolted straight onto the table, thus requiring slightly more effort, materials, and tools to attach.
Also, this type of extension tends to be a lot heavier than the previous choice, thus requiring support legs. A full table extension is less portable than the previous choice, is harder to install and remove, and is ideal for more stationary saws, but they do provide a lot of much needed support.
The final option you can go with is like a combination between a stand and an extension. This type of extension is usually the most versatile regarding being compatible with a wide array of table saws.
Moreover, this type gives you a whole lot of space extension, and is usually compatible with multiple other extensions, thus allowing you to add both width and length to your table saw, which is in fact the type of extension we have chosen as the number one choice of table saw extension.
This type of extension tends to be a little heavier and bulkier, plus less portable than other extensions. However they add the most support and stability by far. On a side note, this type of extensions also tends to be the most expensive.
This is going off of the last section about the different kinds of extensions. The trick here is to decide whether you want a more comprehensive table saw extension that will provide the ultimate in support, but will be a little less portable, or if you want a less comprehensive support system that is going to be a little less supportive, but much more portable. The ideal is to get a nice combination of support, portability, and a decent price too.
Yet another thing to keep in mind is that most table saw extensions are built for one specific or a specific set of table saws. You need to buy the right model of table saw extension that will fit your table saw. You can’t but just any extension and hope that it fits the table saw you have.
Generally speaking, as a good rule of thumb, the more metal your table saw extension is made of the better it is. You want to minimize plastic or rubber components, and ideally there shouldn’t be any of those things. The support legs and rails should definitely be made of metal.
As well, if you get an extension with a full table top, it should also be made of metal, or at least a very durable professional grade laminate. The support system needs to be strong to prevent it from bending or breaking, and in the case that you have a table top, it needs to be as smooth as can be to facilitate a smooth, safe, and accurate cut.
This is probably one of the very best table saw extensions that we have ever seen. One of the best parts about this item is that it is compatible with a wide variety of smaller portable table saws. Portable table saws such as the DEWALT DWE 7480 and DW 745, the Bosch GTS 1031, the SKIL SPT 70WT-22, and the Makita 2703 will all be able to fit this extension with minimal effort.
All you need to do is place your portable table saw in the frame and then use the micro adjust assembly to quickly, securely, and firmly attach your table saw to the frame of the extension. This is one of the most versatile extensions for a portable table saw that we have ever seen.
A series of easy to adjust clamps and bolts help you attach your portable table saw with minimal effort so you can quickly set it up on the go, plus you can switch the saws that you use with it without too much trouble.
We really like the fact that the frame of this extension table is made out of solid metal so you know that it will last for ages, plus the table tops of the extension are very smooth and facilitate an easy glide for accurate and quick cuts.
This is a very convenient table saw extension, because while it is a full table set up and is fairly large, it is also fairly lightweight, not to mention that it can fold down into a neat little compact package for quick storage and easy transportation.
This thing also includes a fully adjustable T-square fence that clamps down securely on the surface of the table for accurate and fully supported cuts. The fence can be easily adjusted to various positions and enables you to rip bigger pieces with ease.
The Rousseau 2780 Extension provides you with close to four feet of extra width, something that is great for ripping larger pieces, making cross cuts on extra-long pieces, and working on wide pieces such as plywood sheets.
Moreover you can also buy some extra accessories with this table extension. This extension table is compatible with the Model 2720 Out Feed Table, which helps to extend your table saws out feed length by a few feet, something that is great for adding extra support and stability when working on long pieces. This enables you to rip extra-long pieces with ease.
This table extension is also compatible with the Model 2780 Extension table, which extends the width of the table to the left, plus it is also compatible with the Model 2780 – RXT Router Extension Table. The Rousseau 2780 is by far the strongest, most versatile, and simple to use table saw extension that we have ever seen.
It extends the width of your table on the right by a few feet, it folds for easy storage, it works with a vast number of portable table saws, it has a very durable build, and it can even support various other extensions too. This is a comprehensive table saw extension system that will provide you with a portable and versatile work space without a doubt.
If you have a DEWALT DW744 10 – inch table saw, then this table saw extension is definitely something for you to consider. The specific table saw that this extension is made for is not all that large and does not have much room to accommodate very long or extra-wide pieces, but this extension wing helps to solve that problem with ease.
Perhaps the best part about the DEWALT DW7441 Side and Out Feed Support is that it is very versatile. This extension wing can be attached to both the back end of your table saw to provide you with over two feet of out feed space. This is great to reduce kickback, plus it also adds a support and stability for any workpiece to increase the accuracy and ease at which you can make cuts, something that is useful for ripping extra-long pieces.
This extension table can also be attached to the side of your table saw to provide over two feet of width, which is useful for making cross cuts on long pieces or for working on particularly wide pieces such as sheets of plywood. Either way, the added support and stability provided by this extension wing will definitely make life much easier.
Another thing that is very convenient about this particular extension system is that the attaching rods can easily slide under the table saw, thus allowing you to extend or retract it at a moment’s notice. This is great because it helps add support, weight, and stability to your table, while at the same time allowing for a compact package that remains highly versatile and portable.
Yet another great part about this DEWALT extension wing is that it features a very robust all metal construction, something that everyone can appreciate because it helps make this thing an item that will be able to hand large amounts of weight and will definitely serve you for years to come.
One really great option to go with if you are looking for a table saw extension is the Rousseau PortaMax Folding Outfeed Table. If you want to work on longer pieces of wood or other big workpieces, the Rousseau PortaMax definitely makes for a good choice because it will extend the out feed capabilities of your Rousseau table saw by 45 inches, thus giving you the extra stability and support you need to keep the wood straight, level, and to help prevent kickback too.
This particular table saw stand is compatible with several Rousseau table saw stand models including the Rousseau 2790, 2780, 2745, 2775, and 2700-XL table saw stands. Something that we really like about this extension table is that it is made out of high grade materials, most notably it has a solid steel construction that is durable and will last for ages to come.
The steel is powder coated for scratch resistance and extra durability, plus the table top is made of HPL professional grade laminate to ensure a smooth glide.
Furthermore, the leading edge of this table saw extension is just slightly lower than the back end, something which helps to further prevent kickback, something that can be quite dangerous and also decrease the accuracy of your cuts.
Another thing that you will be able to appreciate about this model of table saw extension is that it has folding legs to form a compact package for easy storage and transportation. Simply fold out the legs when you need the extension and fold them back in when it’s time to move.
This is an out feed extension that will let you work on extra-long pieces with increased ease, precision, and safety.
If you have a Bosch 4000, 4100, or GTS1041 table saw, you will definitely want to consider the Bosch TS1008 Left Side Support, especially if you use your table saw a lot and tend to work on fairly large pieces.
This table saw extension wing is a good choice because it works to extend the width of your table saw on the left side by over one foot. This is a very useful thing because it allows you to work on very wide workpieces without having them hanging off of the side of your table saw top.
The extra space, support, and stability provided by this extension wing will help to increase the safety, accuracy, and ease at which you can make cuts. This lets you work on wider pieces such as plywood sheets with increased ease, plus it also helps you make cross cuts on very long pieces without having to worry about precision or safety.
Another thing that makes this extension wing a very convenient choice is because it is very easy to install. All you need is a hex wrench and needle nose pliers to attach this extension to your saw table in mere seconds.
Even better is that the extension bars can be retracted under the table saw top for the ultimate in versatility. When you need the extension, simply pull it out, and when you are done with it, just push it back under the table to form a neat little package which is ideal for storage or transportation.
Furthermore, the aluminum construction of this table saw extension is lightweight and yet still very durable. It’s an extension that you don’t have to worry about regarding bending or breaking under the weight of any piece of wood. If you need a reliable, strong, and useful extension for your Bosch table saw, this is definitely the way to go.
Another great option for extending the work surface of your table saw is the SawStop Contractor Saw Cast Iron Extension Wing. Now this is not an in feed or out feed extension to help extend the length of your table saw top, but is in fact a side extension to extend the width of your table saw, either to the left or right of your saw table, or even on both sides.
This table saw width extension table is specifically designed for the SawStop CNS Contractor Saw and provides you with lots of space. While this model is only designed for the SawStop Contractor Saw, with a few extra holes drilled, it can also be mounted to several other table saw tops and tables, plus it can also be modified to fit either the left or right side of your saw.
If you need extra support and space for things like plywood and other wider materials, this extension wing is a good choice because it extends the witch of your saw by a whole foot, which means that doing things like cutting wide plywood sheets is made much easier and safer.
Moreover, this extension table is also very convenient for helping you make cross cuts on extra-long pieces as well, because it helps support the underside of the wood so it moves around less and also helps to reduce kickback.
Something that we really like about this model is that it is made of solid cast iron, so you know that it isn’t going to crack or break down after just a short period of time. This thing has also been precision ground to .0001 inches, and the whole top is extra smooth to facilitate and easy glide so you can feed wood through the blade without issue.
This is a useful thing to have, not only because it increases the size of your workspace, but also because it weighs 35 pounds, and thus adds some weight to your overall table saw setup, thus adding stability and reducing noise and vibration through the virtue of making your saw heavier.
This extension does need to be attached directly to the table saw top, thus eliminating the need for support legs, but that also means that it makes for a less portable table saw, because moving the saw means having to detach the extension every time, which can only be done with the use of tools.
Our Best Table Saw Extension
As you can see, there are many different types and models of table saw extensions to choose from, each of which have their own purposes and benefits. The trick is to identify what your problems are and what your needs are. If you have done that you will be able to choose the extension that is right for you, one that is as portable, strong, and supportive as you need it to be.
If you don’t know what a hybrid table saw is, you are about to find out. A hybrid table saw is a great mix of Portability and capacity, which has made the hybrid table saw one of the most sought after table saw options out there.
This article is going to cover what a hybrid table saw is, what to look for when buying one, what the benefits are, and we’ll also share with you what we think the best hybrid table saws are.
A hybrid table saw is a great middle ground mix of the contractor table saw, and the cabinet style table saw. A hybrid table saw a similar motor as a highly portable contractor table saw, but also contains many of the different features of a higher end cabinet style contractor saw.
The hybrid table saw has an internally mounted motor like a cabinet saw and also have lighter trunnions. They tend to come in a medium size with a medium cutting and ripping capacity, and many different safety and precision features such as an advanced fence, miter gauge, and dust collection ports.
A hybrid table saw is a great option to go with if you need a good table saw for your shop that can handle almost any job except for the very largest.
These are big power tools, and that usually means a pretty hefty price. So to ensure that you spend your money wisely, there are a few key aspects that you should keep in mind. Here are the most important considerations to make before you buy any hybrid table saw.
If you need a more portable table saw, then you should find one that weighs under 350 pounds. Finding one that has wheels is a bonus if you want to be able to move the table saw around.
Keep in mind that hybrid table saws can weigh up to 500 pounds. These tend to have some additional features and are made of more solid materials and usually, have some extra power.
The weight of the saw will also determine its size to a certain degree. If you need a hybrid table saw for very large projects that have a high ripping capacity, you will want a model that has around 50 inches of ripping capacity to the right of the blade, you’ll most likely want a model that has an extension table.
If you need a hybrid table saw for smaller jobs, one with a 30-inch ripping capacity will probably do.
Another important thing to keep in mind when buying a hybrid table saw is how much power it has. A 120-volt table saw with a 1.75 horsepower motor that can deliver at least 3,400 rounds per minute which are ideal for smaller and less power-intensive jobs.
However, if you need a saw for those bigger jobs, then you will want a model that can also function with 240 volts, has at least a 2 horsepower motor, or ideally 3 horsepower, which provides at least 3,800 to 4,300 rounds per minute of blade spin. How fast the blade spins and how powerful the motor is will determine what kind of materials you can cut through.
Another thing that you need to think about before buying a table saw is its cutting capacity.
A cutting capacity of 3 – 1/8 inches with the blade at a vertical 90 degrees and 2 – 3/16 inches with the blade at 45 degrees should be the minimal cutting depth of any table saw you get. Also, the blade should obviously be able to bevel anywhere from 90 degrees (vertical) to 45 degrees to the left.
A decent hybrid table saw will have a fence on a good rail system that making it easy to move, it should be easy to measure the distance between the blade and the fence, and the fence should be made of a material that makes it easy to push the wood along it. Finally, the fence needs to have a good clamping or securing system so you can rest assured that it won’t move while you work.
On that same note, any hybrid table saw you get should also have a good miter gauge. Some miter gauges can go from being at 0 degrees all the way to 45 degrees to the right, which is ideal for basic straight and cross-cutting jobs.
However, there are also more advanced versions where the miter gauge can move up to 60 degrees to the right or left, which is ideal for professionals making many different kinds of cross cuts. Finally, the miter gauge should ideally rest in a standard T-slot. This will ensure that you can remove it and replace it with various after-market add-ons such as a cross cut sled.
The final thing to consider before you buy a hybrid table saw is the cabinet which houses all of the main components. You should make sure to get a fully enclosed cabinet. This may make it harder to get to the saw if something breaks, but it also helps protect the saw better. Moreover, the cabinet should also include a dust collection feature, or at least a dust collection port to hook up an external dust collector. A closed base is also ideal because it helps to reduce noise and vibration that all table saws make.
A hybrid table saw usually has a decent amount of power, it will have the features of a cabinet saw (T-slot miter gauge, telescopic fence, tool-less blade guard, riving knife, and more). In essence, the benefit of having a hybrid table saw is that it is a good middle ground option between the smaller and less powerful contractor saw, and the larger more powerful cabinets saw.
If you are on the market for a brand new hybrid table saw, you may want to look at some of the following options. They are by far the best hybrid table saws that your money can buy and are definitely working keeping in consideration.
A great option if you are looking for a good middle ground between a high-end contractor saw and a table saw, The Grizzly Polar Bear Series Hybrid Table Saw is a good option to keep in mind. It has a lot of power, it is not too heavy, it’s highly versatile, and will get the job done every time.
One of the things that we really like about this hybrid table saw is that even though it is a hybrid saw, it still manages to provide quite a bit of power and capacity. The Grizzly has a 2 horsepower 220 volt motor with a blade speed of 3,850 rounds per minute. This means that it has more than enough power to get through the toughest of materials. The serpentine belt and pulley system that this hybrid table saw utilizes provides for a very quiet and smooth cutting experience, not to mention maximum power transfer too.
The adjustable blade elevation lets you choose to cut materials as thick as 3 - 1/8 inches with the blade at 90 degrees. The adjustable blade bevel also allows you to cut materials at a 45-degree angle, and the cutting depth at 45 degrees is 2 -3/16 inches.
We also like this hybrid table saw because it has been built with quality in mind. The high-grade materials serve to provide you with a very durable table saw. This is in large thanks to the precision ground cast iron table that allows for a smooth glide and will last for years to come.
The table itself provides you with 30 inches of rip capacity to the right of the blade and 12 inches to the left. Plus the cabinet also features a powder coat paint finish to ensure its longevity even further, not to mention that it also has cast iron trunnions too.
Another convenient feature of this hybrid table saw is that it features a telescopic fence. This fence helps to increase the rip capacity by several feet, plus the fence itself is very easy to adjust, it’s easy to measure the distance between the blade and fence, and it can be securely locked down to the table as well.
Moreover, this thing also comes with an easy to adjust T-slot miter gauge for making cross cuts. The knurled knobs make adjusting the fence easy, and the large spindle wheel controls make adjusting the miter easier than ever.
Something else to appreciate about this saw is that it has some good safety features too. This thing has an easy glide fence system that provides for a smooth glide and keeps the wood in place. That is complemented by the included riving knife that prevents both kick back and wood rotation.
Moreover, this table saw also has an advanced blade guard system that can be adjusted to suit your needs, a guard that keeps your fingers safe. Furthermore, the anti-kickback pawls help to prevent kickback for your safety, plus the pawls can also be retracted. Finally, for your added convenience this hybrid table saw also comes with a 4-inch dust collection port for easy cleanup.
This is a very highly advanced hybrid table saw option to consider. The Shop Fox W1819 Table Saw has a lot of room to work with, it is quite powerful, it has a number of precision features, and a variety of safety aspects too. This is definitely one of the best choices that you could go with.
One of the best features of this hybrid table saw is the large amount of power that it provides you with. The 3 horsepower motor delivers you with over 4,300 of blade spin to get through some very tough materials.
Moreover, the Shop Fox has a large cutting capacity of 3 – 1/8 inches with the blade at 90 degrees and 2 – 3/16 inches with the blade at 45 degrees. As you can see, this saw has the ability to handle some fairly thick and tough materials without question.
This table saw also has a decent ripping capacity of 29 inches to the right of the blade, which is great for smaller jobs. However, to work on bigger pieces, for a slightly increased price, you can get the right extension table that extends the ripping capacity to 54 inches to the right of the blade, thus allowing you to work on very large and wide pieces with ease.
To make it even more versatile than ever, this thing can also accommodate dado and stacked dado blades.
Yet another thing that makes this an awesome hybrid table saw is that it has a cast iron table and wings, extremely durable and large trunnions, and it has a triple belt drive system, all to ensure a very long lifespan. The table itself is precision ground and built of cast iron to provide a smooth and steady work surface.
The next thing that makes this such an ideal choice for all is that it has a variety of nifty safety features. This thing has a replaceable spreader and riving knife, making your sawing experience safe, free of wood rotation, and free of kickback too. Moreover, this saw also has advanced anti-kickback pawls to stop the wood from moving backward, plus it also has a quick release blade guard with independently moving wings.
Something that makes this saw convenient to use is the sloped inside cabinet combined with an efficient 4-inch dust collection port, which works together to remove sawdust as quickly as possible. Even better is the wide span gliding T-Fence system that moves back and forth with easy, is simple to adjust precisely, and also locks down securely for easy ripping.
Moreover this table saw also has a great miter gauge that can be replaced with other accessories, and of course is great for cross cuts too. Everything about this hybrid table saw screams power, convenience, and ultimate versatility. We can’t forget to mention that it also has a magnetic switch with thermal overload protection to even further ensure its longevity.
This is another great hybrid table saw option to go with. It has an extremely powerful motor, a large ripping capacity, a solid table top, and has a number of safety features too. This is a really reliable table saw option to keep in mind.
One of the best features of the Laguna Tools Fusion Table Saw is that it has a very high power level. The motor produces you with over 4 horsepower of cutting action. That is more than most other hybrid table saws out there.
Thus this thing can cut through even the strongest of materials with ease. Moreover, this saw also has a fairly high cutting capacity with the blade fully elevated at either 0 or 45 degrees.
Even better is that this hybrid table saw has a full 36-inch ripping capacity, plus you can get the extended fence to increase the ripping capacity to 52 inches. If you need to work on some very large projects or rip wide planks, this is an option to keep in mind without a doubt. There is also the fact that the highly adjustable fence can be easily locked down for security, the face of it is very smooth to ensure easy glide, and adjustments can be made easily.
Not only does the fence help to ensure precision, but the miter gauge does that as well. The spindle wheels let you adjust the blade elevation plus the miter gauge too, a miter gauge that can go from 0 to 45 degrees for straight and angled crosscuts.
To keep you as safe as can be, the see-through blade guard keeps your fingers away from the blade, it lets you see what is going on as you cut, and it is fully adjustable to account for various cutting projects. The included riving knife helps to reduce workpiece rotation, and top reduce kickback, something which the included anti-kickback pawls also assist with.
This thing has been built with durability in mind, and that is partially thanks to the enclosed cabinet to protect the inner workings of the saw, plus the precision ground cast table that is both tough and easy to maneuver wood over.
This whole thing is made of high-quality metal from top to bottom to ensure its longevity. On a side note, the dust port that is included ensures a fast and easy cleanup time as well.
This is definitely a great hybrid table saw option to go with. It provides you with all of the convenient features of a full sized cabinet saw, yet also has some of the beneficial aspects of a smaller contractor saw. This thing has a few really neat features that we just have to mention. It’s a good option for medium sized woodworking jobs no doubt.
One of the things that we really like about this saw is that it only needs 115 volts of power to be fully operational. The Powermatic runs off of a 1.75 horsepower motor that provides it with several thousand rounds per minute of blade spin.
Moreover, the blade length is a total of 10 inches, giving it a fairly high cutting capacity, making it able to penetrate several inches of material with the blade at either 90 or 45 degrees.
Something that is quite impressive about this particular hybrid table saw is that it features a highly versatile miter gauge that can pivot up to 60 degrees in either direction for the ultimate in cross-cutting action. Moreover, the whole thing rests in a t-slot, which means that adding after-market accessories is easier than ever.
This thing also comes with an easy to use, securely locking, and highly adjustable fence. Not only is the fence easy to use and adjust, but it also provides you with over 30 inches of ripping capacity. This table saw also has a decent ripping capacity to the left of the blade. This saw does not have the most space of all hybrid saws, but it also does not have the least.
The Powermatic Table Saw has a great dust collection feature. This saw comes with the dust collection feature included, and it sucks sawdust away from the blade as soon as it is created, not to mention that it also has a included dust collection bag.
What we also like about this model is that it has secure cabinet mounted trunnions, it has a cast table top and a completely enclosed housing for the ultimate in durability.
Yet another beneficial aspect of this table saw is that it has a tool-less blade guard assembly. The blade guard is see through for maximal vision, it has dual left and right wings which can be separately adjusted, and you don’t even need tools to do so.
Moreover, this item also has an included riving knife to increase precision and reduce kickback, plus it also has anti-kickback pawls for more safety than ever.
If you need a good hybrid table saw with a whole lot of room to work with and a ton or ripping capacity, you should definitely keep the Jet Proshop Table Saw in mind. This is a fairly lightweight, yet powerful saw that gives you more than enough room to work on some very large projects.
Perhaps the best feature of this saw is the ridiculous amount of cutting capacity that the Jet comes with. Even without the extension table, the fence allows for a 30-inch rip capacity, but with the extension wing, you can extend the ripping capacity up to 12 inches to the left of the blade and 12 inches to the right.
The insane ripping capacity of this saw allows you to work on some very large projects with ease, plus for the extension wings, you can choose between stamped steel or cast iron.
Even though this saw is very large and works great for big projects, it only weighs around 280 pounds, making it one of the more lightweight options out there, something that everyone can definitely appreciate. This is not one of the strongest saws out there, but the 1.75 horsepower engine does still deliver 4,000 rounds per minute.
The table itself is made of heavy duty cast iron to ensure its longevity and to provide you with a smooth glide. Moreover, the T-Fence is easily adjusted and paralleled with the blade, it’s very secure and easy to lock down, and it provides you with safety and precision as well.
Even better is the easy to adjust miter gauge that rests on a classic T-slot and can go from 0 to 45 degrees for crosscuts and angled crosscuts. Not only is this a very easy to adjust and precise saw, but it also is a very heavy duty saw, with one of the best parts being the enclosed cabinet that keeps the motor and all other vital components safe and sound.
This hybrid table saw also has a number of good safety features, with one of those being the transparent blade guard with independent leaves. This guard helps keep your fingers safe, it helps keep the wood on track, and it can be adjusted to suit your needs exactly.
Moreover, this thing also has a quick release riving knife to reduce kickback and stop workpiece rotation. Anti-kickback pawls also serve to make the Jet Proshop Table Saw safer than ever.
The Woodtek Hybrid Table Saw makes for a good option to go with no doubt. It’s a lightweight model that has a good cutting capacity, a lot of room to work with, a few safety features, and even more. This is a great middle ground between a contractor saw and a cabinet style saw.
One of the things that we really like about this table saw is that it provides you with a whole lot of room and ripping capacity. The table itself is quite large, not to mention that it is made of cast iron, which can also be said for the included extension wings. The wings combined with the telescopic fence provide you with over 1 foot of ripping capacity to the left of the blade and over 52 inches to the right of the blade, making this model ideal for some fairly large jobs.
The T-square fence is telescopic in nature, features a secure mount and locking system, and is easily adjustable to be parallel with the blade, plus it also includes a ruler for quick visual adjustments. Moreover, the same can be said for the T-slot miter gauge that allows for easy cross cuts, plus the T-slot can fit several different after-market add-ons such as miter sleds and more.
The Woodtek Hybrid Table Saw also comes with a 2 horse power motor that is powerful enough for a variety of jobs. Moreover, the cutting capacity of this saw is 3 – ¼ inches with the blade at 90 degrees and 2 inches at 45 degrees. It doesn’t have the most power or capacity of all the options, but still more than enough for medium cutting jobs.
On that same note, the blade is 10 inches in diameter, the elevation can be easily adjusted, and it can tilt from 0 to 45 degrees with ease. Everything that can be adjusted on this saw is easily done with spindle wheels or other simple to manipulate adjustment methods. The digital blade angle gauge allows for easy and precise blade angle adjustments.
To make things safe, this model also features an advanced blade guard system that is easy to move around for your convenience, it keeps the workpiece firmly against the table, and it keeps your fingers safe too.
To make things even safer, this model also includes a removable riving knife for anti-kickback features and to stop workpiece rotation, plus it even comes with anti-kickback pawls too. What is also quite convenient is the shrouded dust collection system that sucks sawdust directly away from the blade as soon as it is created.
The Woodtek also has cabinet mounted trunnions, a solid build, and an enclosed cabinet for ultimate longevity, not to mention it helps keep sawing quiet and vibration free. There is also the fact that the castor tripod system lets you adjust the height of the wings with increased ease. Also, the fairly light weight of this hybrid table saw also makes it quite easy to move around your shop.
This is a durable and powerful, yet lightweight hybrid table saw that will definitely suit your needs. It has a lot of room to work with, it has a lot of power, it’s made of strong materials, plus it has a few good safety and convenience features too. You get the size of a high-end contractor saw with the function of a cabinet saw.
Perhaps the feature that we like the most about the Shop Fox Open Stand Hybrid Table Saw is that it only weighs 260 pounds, which is quite light for a hybrid saw. Moreover, this thing also comes with retractable wheels that makes it easy to move around the shop, a convenient feature no doubt.
The wheels can be operated with your feet, so you don’t even have to bend over to use the wheels. Simply push down the kickstand to keep it stable, and push it up to elevate the saw to move it around.
Something else that makes the Shop Fox Open Stand Hybrid Table Saw is that it can be operated at both 120 and 240 volts that provide 2 horsepower of cutting power. The motor provides you with 3,450 rounds per minute of blade spin. In other words, this thing has a good motor and lots of power, and while it is not the most powerful out there, it still has more than enough juice for a variety of jobs.
Moreover, this thing has a blade that can tilt from 90 degrees up to 45 degrees to the left. Plus the cutting depth at 90 degrees is 3 – ¼ inches, and at 45 degrees the depth is 2 - 1/4 inches. Once again, this is not the highest cutting capacity of all hybrid saws, but it also is not the worst.
Another thing that makes this an ideal hybrid table saw option is because it has a precision ground cast table. It’s a very strong table that provides you with a smooth glide, plus it provides you with 30 inches of cutting capacity to the right of the blade and 15 inches to the left.
The highly adjustable, precise, and secure locking fence only serves to increase the rip capacity even more. The fence is a lift – off fence with both front and rear locking abilities, plus it sits on an easy glide system to make movement smooth.
The fence is easy to adjust and very precise, and the same thing can also be said for the convenient t-slot miter gauge that is included. The miter gauge can go from 0 to 45 degrees for a variety of cross cuts, plus the T-slot allows for different after-market add-ons such as a miter sled.
Something else that you might like about this table saw is that it has a quick-change blade guard that can be easily adjusted for position, it can be taken off, plus it is see through, so you know exactly what is happening as it happens, not to mention that it helps keep the wood firmly on the table.
Moreover, this thing also comes with an interchangeable true riving knife for ultimate precision and increased safety. Also, the anti-kickback pawls that are included make this saw safer than ever.
We also like the fact that the enclosed cabinet keeps the inner workings of the saw as safe as can be, plus the robust cabinet mounted trunnions provide you with longevity, they help absorb noise and vibration, and they help ensure proper blade to fence alignment too.
This is also a good option to choose thanks to the highly capable dust collection port, thus making clean up time virtually non-existent.
If you are looking for a good combination of a cabinet style saw and a contractor saw, the Shop Fox Hybrid Table Saw makes for a fairly light yet powerful option for all.
One of the things that you will be able to appreciate about this particular hybrid table saw is that it features a lot of safety features. The Shop Fox Hybrid Table Saw features a true riving knife, which helps to stop the cut workpiece from pinching against the backside of the blade, thus preventing kickback from occurring.
On that same note, the Shop Fox also features anti-kickback pawls to further help prevent dangerous kickback. Even better is that this hybrid table saw also has a quick release polycarbonate blade guard that covers the workpiece during use.
It’s a clear guard that lets you see what is going on, but also keeps your fingers away from the spinning blade and reduces the chances of something flying up in your face. The blade guard also has independent lifting sides, plus the anti-kickback pawls are also retractable. If you want a safe hybrid table saw, this is definitely an option to consider.
Something else that you will like about this model is that it is a fairly large and durable table saw. First off, the table top is made of precision ground cast iron to provide or a smooth slide and a strong table top. Moreover, it also features a low friction composite extension wing that increased rip capacity from 30 to a full 55 inches. This table saw gives you a whole lot of room to work with.
Furthermore, the Shop Fox has cast iron trunnions, a Poly-V serpentine belt drive, and pulley system, and powder coated paint on the cabinet, all of which make this a powerful and durable option. The Shop Fox also has a 2 horse power 220-volt motor that powers the blade to spin at 3,850 rounds per minute.
This hybrid table saw has a maximum cutting depth of 3 – 1/8 inches with the blade at 90 degrees and 2 – 3/16 inches at 45 degrees, which also means that this saw has a blade tilt between 0 and 45 degrees.
This hybrid table saw also comes with a Camlock T-fence with an HDPE face. It also has knurled knobs for easy and precise fence adjustments. The fence rests on an easy glide system to make moving it around very easy.
Moreover, this item also comes with a T-slot miter gauge for cross and angled crosscuts. Even better is that all adjustments can be made with heavy duty, yet precise hand wheels. The fact that this thing also comes with a 4-inch dust port is just an added bonus.
The Shop Fox Hybrid Table Saw, while still weighing 380 pounds, is a pretty good combination of a smaller sized saw that is quite portable like a contractor saw, a strong motor with high RPM, cutting depth, and ripping capacity, and full dust collection features of a cabinet saw. It’s a great middle of the line option to go with that will serve everyone very well.
This is a decent option to go with if you need a middle ground saw that is ideal for smaller and medium size jobs. It has a medium power level, medium ripping capacity, it’s fairly lightweight, and gives you a decent amount of room to work with. This is not the biggest and baddest saw on the block, but it’s quite reliable and will do well with most shop jobs.
The RIDGID features a fairly powerful 13 amp motor that delivers you with 3,450 rounds per minute of cutting power. While this is not the most powerful saw around, it still has more than enough juice for small and medium sized jobs.
The same can be said for the blade elevation and cutting capacity. Once again, this saw is ideal for smaller and medium sized jobs but unfortunately, lacks the cutting capacity to get through very thick materials.
Something that we do like about The RIDGID Table Saw is that it has a fairly large ripping capacity. It has a maximum ripping capacity of 30 inches, which is thanks to the neat telescopic fence. With the addition of left and right extension wings, you can also increase the ripping capacity of this saw by a substantial amount.
The telescopic fence is easy to adjust, rests on easy glide rails for quick movement, and it can be securely locked down with the mounting mechanism. Furthermore, the miter gauge that comes included can be adjusted from 0 to 45 degrees, and it can also be replaced with several different attachments such as a sled.
Another thing that makes this a convenient option to go with is the cast iron table that provides for a smooth glide and also minimizes noise and vibration. Moreover, the solid metal design combined with cabinet mounted cast iron trunnions and an enclosed motor help to ensure the longevity and durability of this saw even more.
Yet another great thing about this hybrid table saw is the variety of safety features that it comes with. It has anti-kickback pawls to stop wood pinching and to reduce kickback, it has a riving knife to decrease kick back even more, plus to stop blade rotation, and the advanced blade guard helps to improve safety even more.
The blade guard is see through for maximum visibility, it is easily adjusted for various purposes, and it helps secure the wood to the table as well.
Finally, The RIDGID Hybrid Table Saw also has a convenient kickstand wheel system which lets you elevate the saw off of its legs onto a set of wheels, thus making it very easy to move around your shop. Moreover, this saw is also fairly lightweight, thus increasing its portability even more.
Our Top 3 Table Saw Extensions
There are a ton of different hybrid table saw options out there, and many of them can meet your needs without question. The trick is to weigh your needs against the specifics of the saw in question. We would definitely recommend keeping the main considerations in mind which we talked about in the beginning.
That way you can be sure that you get the hybrid table saw of your dreams. These are great tools with the versatility of a contractor saw, and the power and features of a good cabinet style table saw. If you have any questions about finding the right hybrid table saw, just shoot us a message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible,
A good table saw is without a doubt one of the most useful tools for anybody that works with wood on a daily basis. Whether you are a hobbyist, a carpenter, or a general contractor, a good table saw will provide you with the results you need and the quality your clients deserve.
However, there are so many different table saws out there that picking a certain one can be a bit of a challenge.
Today we are here to talk about one specific table saw, the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw, which is a portable and convenient option.
The Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw is more than ideal for anybody who is always on the go and needs a reliable tool to get the job done. Let’s talk about everything there is to know about the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw!
No matter how much money you plan to spend, you should always plant to get the most bang for your buck. Therefore, there are a few prime considerations you should keep in mind before purchasing any portable table saw.
The Table Top Size – One important thing to consider is how big the table top is. The size of the table top on your saw will essentially determine how big of workpieces can be cut with it.
A good rip capacity for any table saw is around 24 inches (at least for a portable on), so you should look for a minimum of 24 inches of room to the right of the blade.
Keep in mind that some table saws to come with extension wings and rear/front extensions to increase cutting capacity. In other words, you need to consider how big the workpieces are that you will be cutting with your table saw.
On a side note, a good aluminum or steel table top is preferable as they are usually very well manufactured, flat, smooth, and rust and scratch resistant too.
Overall Size & Portability – Another thing to keep in mind before making your purchase is how big the whole saw is. Now, this is kind of similar to our first consideration, but that first one was all about the table top.
This is about the whole saw. This really depends on your needs, we are talking about a portable table saw meant for convenience, so you will want to look for a model that keeps things under 100 pounds (at the very most), and is fairly compact too.
Many table saws do come with a stand, cart, or a combination of both.
Coming with any of the above does make the table saw in question more maneuverable, easier to set up, and convenient for transportation, and therefore does offset the size and weight issue a little bit.
Simply put, just make sure that the table saw you get is not too heavy or big for you to take from one jobsite to another. One thing to remember is that a heavier saw will do a better job at minimizing vibration, so that is a bonus.
Rip Fence & Miter Gauge - Some of the most important things that your table saw will, or at least should come with, are the miter gauge and the rip fence. We already talked about rip capacity above, but here we mean the fence itself.
You need to get a fence that is easy to align, preferably self-aligning, is fairly solid, glides along its rails easily, and securely locks into place. The rip fence is your best friend for ripping sheets and making straight cuts.
You also need a good miter gauge for making accurate crosscuts and angled crosscuts, one that can be easily adjusted for position, and can be easily removed and attached too.
Both of these items should be as high a quality as you can manage to afford as they go a long way in determining how good your cuts are.
The Power & Depth Of Cut – Perhaps one of the most important considerations to make is how much power your saw has. Keep in mind, we are talking about smaller and more portable table saws here, so the power will usually be a little lower than with big models.
However, that being said, a good portable table saw can still muster anywhere from 3,800 to 5,800 blade rotations per minute with a 15 amp motor. Just keep in mind what you will be using the saw for.
The thicker, heavier, denser, and harder the pieces are, the more power you will need to make cuts. Also, you should pay attention to the maximum cutting depth of the table saw in question.
For small and medium projects, you should look for a minimal cutting depth of 2.5 inches, preferably 3 inches.
Safety –The final thing to consider is how safe to use the table saw in question is. Simply put, you want as many safety features to come with your table saw as humanly possible.
Rocker switches, safety overloads, kick switches, splitters, riving knives, and anti-kickback pawls are all great safety features to look for. Keep in mind that most table saws will not come with all of these, but the more they have the better.
After all, the result of your project is important, but nothing is more important than your own safety and physical wellbeing.
TableSawz Overall Rating
If you need a high-powered, handy, portable, and very reliable table saw, the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw is definitely a prime option to consider. This is true for a whole plethora of reasons. A big table saw can be a real pain in the butt in terms of setting it up and transporting it. So, if you are a contractor or handyman, you are not going to want a giant piece of equipment. You are going to want something a little smaller and more portable to suit your hectic life.
For this reason, the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw is a good way to go. It’s small and compact, and therefore easy to take from one jobsite to another without having to lug around hundreds of pounds of metal. Don’t worry though, this may be a smaller saw, but it is still fairly powerful, so you don’t have to be concerned about it not being able to cut through thicker materials.
No, you are not going to be cutting apart whole trees with the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw, but for general contractor and woodworking purposes, it is more than enough to get the job done. The Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw comes with a fairly powerful motor, features to improve your cutting accuracy, various safety measures, and it even comes with its own portable stand as well. When it comes to working jobsites, the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw is without a doubt a really nice option to keep in mind.
The Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw does have a great number of features which makes it more than ideal for use in your garage or on a jobsite too.
No, it is not meant for giant projects and huge workpieces, but for any small or medium size job, the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw will do just fine.
Big Cutting Power – By far one of the best aspects of the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw is that it features a powerful 15 amp motor. This powerful 15 amp motor provides the blade with over 4,800 rotations per minute, which is quite impressive.
For a saw that barely weighs over 50 pounds, having such a powerful motor and fast spinning blade is quite noteworthy.
You do not have to worry about your blade slowing down or getting stuck in that thick and knotty piece of hardwood when you have the powerful Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw on your side.
This high RPM and big power is combined with a 40 tooth carbide tip blade. In other words, you get a very sharp, durable, and damage resistant blade with the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw. For all intents and purposes, you should be able to cut through nearly any workpiece with this particular table saw.
What is also quite impressive about this model is that it has a full 3 inch cutting depth when the blade is raised to its maximum elevation.
It Is Safe To Use – Another thing that we really like about the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw is that it does come with a fair number of useful safety features.
Remember people, it does not take much for one of these table saws to remove some digits from your hands, so having some reliable safety features is always an important factor.
The Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw comes with a rocker switch, which is designed to allow you to turn it off in a heartbeat in case anything goes wrong.
Furthermore, this particular table saw also comes with overload shut off protection and a safety reset switch. Both of these things are vital aspects of any table saw, something which the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw has gotten right.
Moreover, the fact that the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw also comes with a see-through blade guard is nice as well. The blade guard will allow you to be safe and still see your workpiece while cutting.
The same can be said for the anti-kickback pawls which the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw comes with. These are very useful for stopping workpieces from lifting off the table and injuring you.
What we are really getting at is that the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw is very safe to use. Did we forget to mention that both the blade guard and the anti-kickback pawls do not require any tools to attach and remove?
On a side note, you also get a convenient little push stick when you purchase the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw.
The Table Top – Yet another feature of the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw that we really like is the extra-large die cast aluminum table top.
Aluminum may not sound like the best material, especially because you might think of a can of pop, but when it comes to table saws, a nice thick and well worked piece of aluminum is one of the best things you can have.
For one, the aluminum used for the table of the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw is very lightweight, which means that it doesn’t add too much to the overall weight of the saw.
Moreover, this particular table top is also rust and scratch resistant, plus easy to clean as well, all bonuses in our books. Finally, the table top is 24 by 20 inches, which is not huge, but for a table saw of this size, it also is not small.
In other words, you do get a decent amount of space to work with when using the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw.
No, you won’t be cutting huge pieces of plywood and massive boards, but for any smaller or medium purpose the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw will work just fine. 24 inches of rip capacity is nothing to shake your head at, especially when you consider the generally small size, low weight, and great price which the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw comes in at.
Convenient Portability – Something else that stands out about the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw is that it is indeed very convenient for anyone who is always on the go or just has a limited amount of space.
For one, the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw only weight 57 pounds, which is about as light as a table saw can get no matter what. This will definitely make it easy to carry around and move from one jobsite to another.
Moreover, the overall size of the saw is very compact, so setting it up in a small workspace or fitting it into your pickup truck is never going to be a real issues.
Even more convenient is the stand which it comes with. Now, keep in mind that this is not a folding stand. Once you have it put together, you would have to unscrew everything to break it back down.
This may not seem all that convenient, but not needing to find a level, flat, and smooth surface every time you bust out the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw is definitely useful.
When you buy the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw, you always have a great surface to rest it on thanks to the stand that it comes with, which is by the way a strong, durable, and very heavy duty stand.
Great Accuracy – Another thing that makes the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw a great choice to go with is that it comes with a few features that help you make really accurate cuts. One of these features is the self-aligning rip fence.
Now, having a self-aligning rip fence is definitely convenient because you don’t have to waste time aligning it with the blade every time you change its position.
Moreover, the rip fence moves along sliding rails which are easy to navigate, and it locks down securely into place with the clamp locks. In other words, you will be hard pressed to find an easier to use and more accurate rip fence.
Furthermore, the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw also comes with an extra large miter gauge, one that is easily adjustable in terms of position, and is large enough for a wide variety of miter cuts.
Whatever the cut you need to make, the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw will provide you with the accuracy that you need for the best possible results.
Some Extras – An extra which the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw is a dust port. No, it does not come with a whole dust collection unit, but it does give you the ability to attach your own dust collection system for quick cleanup.
The Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw also comes with tons of onboard storage to hold the blade, miter gauge, and push stick too.
TableSawz Overall Rating
Not everybody has the same tastes or the same needs, so let’s talk about a few alternatives to the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw which also make for good portable table saws.
This is a fairly similar model of table saw to go with. One thing that does need to be said is that this Delta Power Tools model is a little bigger and heavier than the Genesis Table Saw.
On one hand, the Delta Power Tools Model does have a little more room to work with, especially thanks to the extra rear extension table that you get with it, plus the blade spins at a couple hundred rotations per minute more than the Genesis model.
On the other hand, the Genesis is lighter, more compact, and therefore a little easier to maneuver. That being said, the Delta Power Tools model does come with a folding stand that has integrated wheels for convenience.
In terms of safety features, the Delta Power Tools model is a little more advanced, but not by much. The Delta Power Tools Portable Table Saw is a great option to consider, but beware that it does also cost a couple hundred bucks more.
Yet another good choice to go with, this model of portable table saw by SKILSAW is definitely reliable.
Right off the bat it should be noted that the SKILSAW model is a little more expensive than the Genesis Table saw, by around 150 bucks. However, the SKILSAW model does also have a slightly higher rip capacity, by a couple of inches. It is not a huge difference, but it is there nonetheless.
Both of these table saws do have a 15 amp motor, but the SKILSAW model has around 500 more blade rotations per minute, which means that it does make quick work out of various pieces.
On one hand, this SKILSAW model is almost a full 20 pounds lighter than the Genesis Table Saw, but it also does not come with any kind of stand, making this kind of a two-way street.
If you need a highly portable and powerful table saw, both the Genesis and SKILSAW make for great choices, with the SKILSAW being a little more powerful, lighter, and having more rip capacity too, but also coming in at a higher price.
This third alternative is also a good portable table saw to consider. While it does not come with any kind of stand or cart, and is a few hundred dollars more expensive than the Genesis Table Saw model listed above, it does have a few awesome features that make it a fantastic alternative.
To be fair, both of these models have a 24 inch rip capacity. Something that does stand out about this DEWALT model is that it has a metal roll cage, something that makes it very durable, which is quite important for a high traffic jobsite.
What is impressive about this DEWALT table saw is that it has an RPM speed of 5,800, which by all means should be able to eat through pretty much anything you feed it.
This DEWALT model is also almost 20 pounds lighter than the Genesis, which makes up for the fact that it doesn’t come with a stand or cart. By any means, they both make for great portable table saw options.
At the end of the day, the Genesis GTS10SB 10-inch Table Saw definitely makes for a fantastic piece of equipment.
It is fairly light and compact, it comes with a stand, it has a whole lot of power, it is extremely accurate, and it comes with a whole bunch of safety features too. Anybody looking for a table saw with a good mix of power, accuracy, and portability, would do well to consider this as the option to go with.
A table saw is a contractor and a handyman’s best friend, especially because they are very convenient and have many different purposes. Of course there are many different types of table saws, each of which have their own specific uses.
When it comes to being on the go and working on various jobsites, a good portable table saw is the way to go.
This is why we are here today, to talk about the Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10" Portable Table Saw with Stand. It is a great option to go with for a variety of reasons. Let’s not waste anymore time and get right to it!
Before you go out and buy a brand new portable table saw, there are a few key considerations to keep in mind.
Size & Weight – Since you are on the lookout for a portable table saw, you do want to look for one that is not too big or heavy. Being smaller is a bit of an advantage when it comes to saws for the jobsite. However, do keep in mind that the smaller and lighter the saw is, the less space you will have to work with, such as the rip capacity. Also, lighter parts do usually equate to less quality, but not always.
The Stand – An important thing for any portable table saw to come with is a good rolling stand. If you are on the go and setting up the table saw at various jobsites, you don’t want to have to look for a stable and flat surface every time. It is very convenient to have a folding stand that is stable, plus one that has wheels for transportation too.
Power, Depth, & Capacity – Yet another important thing to keep in mind before making your purchase is how much it can cut. First off, for example, the model we are discussing below is a 15 amp model with a blade speed of 5,000 rounds per minute.
That is fairly powerful, or at least about as powerful as a small portable table saw is going to get. Moreover, you will need to consider the size of the materials you will be working with.
If you are going to be working with really thick pieces, the blade elevation needs to be quite high in order to make it through those big pieces. Moreover, you will need a decent rip capacity if you are going to be cutting things like plywood.
Safety Features – Finally, you are going to want to consider what safety features the table saw in question comes with. Things like a transparent blade guard, an easy to reach ON/OFF switch, a kick switch, a riving knife, and anti-kickback pawls are all things that you want to look for.
Your fingers will never grow back once they have been cut off, so make sure that your table saw has adequate safety features!
TableSawz Overall Rating
The Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10” Portable Table Saw is definitely a very convenient option to go with for anyone looking for a good portable table saw. This particular models comes with everything you need to get started such as a blade, blade guard, rip fence, miter gauge, and more.
You might think that this saw is not very powerful due to its limited size, but that is not true in the least.
The 15 amp motor of the Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10” Portable Table Saw is extremely powerful and makes the blade spin at a whopping 5,000 rounds per minute. In other words, you are not going to have trouble cutting through thicker materials when working with this saw.
Of course, the limited size of this saw is a bonus for many people. The Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10” Portable Table Saw does not weigh all that much, coming in at under 100 pounds, it is easy to maneuver and place.
There is also the fact that this model comes with an integrated folding stand and cart, which makes it easy to move and set up. Any contractor on the go would be wise to look into this model as it is a high-quality table saw no doubt.
The Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10” Portable Table Saw does indeed come with a wide variety of features that makes it worth the investment, so let’s spend a hot minute going over those.
Power & Cutting Depth – It is quite impressive that a small table saw like this one still comes with a 15 amp motor. That is some pretty high power stuff, especially when you consider that it allows the Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10” Portable Table Saw blade to spin at 5,000 rounds per minute.
It is a powerful saw that is going to let you cut through the hardest of woods like a hot knife cutting through butter.
The cutting depth of the Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10” Portable Table Saw is also quite good. With the blade at its maximum elevation, this particular table saw can cut through items up to 3.5 inches at 90 degrees and 2.5 inches at 45 degrees.
Cutting through thicker pieces on the job is definitely not an issue with this particular table saw. Once again, for a small saw, this is quite impressive.
Capacity – Another thing that stands out about the Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10” Portable Table Saw is that it does have a fairly decent ripping capacity. Of course, just like with most modern table saws, this one does come with a rip fence.
This rip fence will allow you to cut or rip pieces up to 30 inches wide on the right side of the blade.
Now, keep in mind that this is a portable table saw, so the space you have to work with is going to be limited, but for a portable saw, 30 inches is not too bad at all. What we do really appreciate about the Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10” Portable Table Saw is that it does have a rear extension table for working with longer pieces.
If you are cutting really long 2 x 4s or other longer materials, you can simply take out the extension table to give you the added support that you need to keep cutting safely.
Safety – Something else that we do really like about the Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10” Portable Table Saw is that it is fairly safe to use, mainly thanks to the plethora of safety features that it comes with.
First off, this model features an easy to reach ON/OFF switch, one that can be easily pushed from virtually any position to stop the saw blade in a split second.
Moreover, just like with all good modern table saws, this model does come with a good blade guard.
The blade guard on the Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10” Portable Table Saw is a see-through guard, which is great because it keeps you safe while still allowing you to see what exactly you are doing.
Furthermore, the Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10” Portable Table Saw also comes with a riving knife and anti-kickback pawls, both of which can be removed or added on as you see fit.
Both of these items are vital for your safety and will keep debris and whole workpieces from lifting off of the table and injuring you. This model even comes with an integrated push stick to keep your fingers as safe as can be.
Miter & Fence – This is a table so, so you can expect it to come with a nice miter gauge as well as a rip fence. Keep in mind that the Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10” Portable Table Saw is a more affordable and smaller table saw, so neither the fence or miter gauge are anything particularly fancy, but they definitely do their jobs.
As we mentioned before, the fence can extend up to 30 inches for a decent ripping capacity. It is located on easy glide rails and is very secure once locked into place.
Also, the included miter gauge is not necessarily going to win any competitions, but it is a durable and accurate gauge that will do its job just fine. Making accurate cuts is easy when you have features like these on your side.
Durable Portability – One thing that we can say about the Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10” Portable Table Saw is that it is a very durable piece of equipment. The table top is made of solid scratch resistant and rust resistant metal, which is a big bonus.
Simply put, all of the materials used to build this particular saw are very high quality and meant to take some punishment while on the job. Even though this saw is very durable, it is not actually all that heavy, which is great for any contractor who is on the go.
Furthermore, the Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10” Portable Table Saw does come with an integrated stand that doubles as a cart. The stand is extremely stable and features a tubular one piece design to keeps things wobble free at all times.
Even better is the fact that it comes with very durable jobsite wheels that are built for stability and made to last for years to come. Once you are done with the saw, simply fold down the stand and use the pulling handle to wheel it back to your truck.
Other – There are a couple of other neat features which the Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10” Portable Table Saw comes with. One of those features is a 2.5-inch dust port, where you can connect a dust collection unit to keep your workplace clean and clear of sawdust.
The Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10” Portable Table Saw also comes with onboard storage for the blade, push stick, miter gauge, and most of the other accessories too. The blade of this model even retracts below the surface of the table for an easy cleanup job.
Did we forget to mention that the Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10” Portable Table Saw is also compatible with an 8-inch dado stack set?
TableSawz Overall Rating
Not everybody likes the same things or have the same tastes, so let us take a look at some great alternatives to the Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10” Portable Table Saw.
This is a fairly good alternative to go with. This SKIL model is a little bit cheaper, which may be what you are looking for, but it also has a few less features.
What is convenient about this model is that it is very lightweight, coming in at under 70 pounds, which makes transportation easy. It does also come with a folding stand that is quite stable. A big difference is that unlike with the Delta Power Tools model, this SKIL model does not have integrated transportation wheels.
This model also has a slightly lower rip capacity and a little less power, but it does have the same cutting depth, it comes with a fence and miter gauge, plus a couple of safety features too.
This SKILSAW model does not come with any kind of stand for stability or set up, nor does it come with any kind of transportation cart.
The price difference between this and the delta is also due to the fact that this model only has a 25-inch rip capacity, as opposed to the 30 inch capacity of the Delta Power Tools model.
On the other hand, this SKILSAW model does have about the same power output and cutting depth as the Delta Power Tools model, plus it has many of the same safety features and onboard storage as well.
This Rockwell table saw is also a good option to consider. Now, it is not quite as small, light, or portable as the other options we have discussed, but it is still a really good piece of equipment.
It has an extending table and a large rip capacity, the blade spins at a full 4,800 rounds per minute, and it comes with an abundance of features. You will really like the full dust collection system that this model comes with.
We do also like the fact that this model comes with a stand and a carting system for easy setup and transportation.
At the end of the day, the Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10” Portable Table Saw gives you a great combination of quality, portability, power, and an affordable price too.
Various safety features, a fairly good rip capacity, a high powered motor and fast spinning blade, and being extremely portable are all things which make the Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10” Portable Table Saw a prime choice to consider.
A table saw is a carpenter’s best friend if the saw is not well maintained, that table saw can quickly turn from being your best friend to your worst enemy.
A table saw, if not well maintained is not going to work too well, it’s going to make a lot of noise, it can create bad smells, and potentially smoke. The bottom line is that a table saw with parts that are not taken care of can end up being quite dangerous. Luckily for you, we are here to discuss how you can take care of the various parts of your table saw, so it will remain your best friend for years to come.
Before we get into the ins and outs of maintaining the various parts of your table saw, it is important to note how often you should be performing these maintenance checks.
The more you use the table saw, the more you will need to maintain it. If you use the saw for at least 1 hour on a daily basis, you should perform these quick maintenance checks every week, or every 2 weeks at most.
Some things, like making sure that the miter gauges and fences are aligned properly is something you may want to do every time you start up your table saw.
It is better to do too much maintenance than too little, and if you notice any problems occurring, never hesitate to do maintenance.
Sawdust can end up being fairly dangerous for your table saw, it can clog electrical circuits, clog the electric starter, it can obstruct moving parts such as your belt drive, the pulley, and various parts in the motor, and an excessive buildup of it may even cause smoke and fires. Therefore it is extremely important to clean away any and all sawdust that you can find.
On a side note, other debris such as chunks of wood, ceramic, metal, and anything else that you cut with your table saw may also invade the various nooks and crannies that make up your table saw.
Before you do anything, make sure that the table saw is unplugged and has no power flowing through it.
You want to take apart anything that sawdust may be able to get into. This includes things like the fence, the miter gauge, the sawdust collector vacuum and the collector tube, the housing on the saw, the various parts of the motor, and the saw guard.
An important thing to note is that an effective sawdust collection system will drastically reduce the amount of time that you need to spend cleaning away sawdust. When you do sawdust cleaning, don’t forget the collection system itself.
You should use a shop vacuum to suck up as much of the debris as you can, and then follow that up with a damp cloth to wipe up the rest of the sawdust.
On a side note, you should not use compressed air to blow away sawdust because the strong air may damage electrical components, it may even blow sawdust further into the cracks as opposed to removing it.
After you have removed sawdust from as many places as is humanly possible, you want to lubricate all of the moving parts of your table saw. A high-grade lubricant will ensure that things continue to run smoothly and will keep them from wearing down too quickly.
The miter gauge is, of course, the tool that you use to make a cross cut with table saws and to keep making cross cuts accurately you will need to keep it in working condition. You need to check that the miter bar fits snugly against your table, but is also loose enough to slide back and forth properly.
If the bar is too snug, it won’t move right and will cause you problems when doing cross cuts. On the other hand, a bar that is too loose will move back and forth to quickly, and may also cause your wood to move in unwanted directions when making cuts.
To get this right, you can use a small Allen wrench to adjust the insert to the right snugness. Some miter bars may not have this feature, in which case you can always replace the original miter bar with a steel bar that does have this adjustment feature.
The second check that you need to do is making sure the miter gauge slots and the saw blade are parallel. If the two items are not parallel, you can cut as you will, and you will never get the accurate results that you are looking for.
The simplest way to check this aspect is by using a special table saw parallelism checking tool. This is a tool that fits into the miter slots and then gives you readings of the parallel against the saw blade. If the reading is different from the front of the slot to the back of the slot, your blade and miter slot are not parallel.
Another option regarding checking the blade and miter slot parallelism is to clamp a piece of square cut wood down over the slot, with the front touching the saw blade slightly. Now move the piece of wood from the front of the slot to the back, and thus from the front of the blade to the back.
If there are any differences in spacing in between the wood and blade from front to back, your miter slot and saw blade are not parallel to each other. On a side note, to make sure that any discrepancies in parallelism are not caused by a warped blade, turn the blade 180 degrees and take measurements again.
If the measurements are different when the blade has been turned, the miter slot and blade may actually be parallel, and the differences in measurement are actually due to a bent blade.If this testing shows you that there is more than a 0.003 inch discrepancy between the front and back of the blade when compared to the miter slot, you will want to realign the miter and the blade.
You can reset the parallel on your table saw by shifting the position of the table saw’s rear trunnion on the underside of the table saw. You can move the trunnion left or right to make the necessary adjustments.
Make sure to tighten the bolts of the trunnions securely once you have made adjustments. Once you have done this, redo the test to see if the blade and miter slot are now parallel to each other. Remember to add some lubricant to keep the miter gauge moving properly.
One very important part of your table saw is the belt, which is the item that connects the belt drive on the motor to the pulley on the saw blade. The belt is one of the parts that can wear away quickly.
If the belt shows any sign of wear and tear, you will probably want to replace it because it may snap after prolonged use.
The place where the belt is connected to form a loop is fairly susceptible to forming lumps, something which will make the belt not run smoothly and will make a lot of noise, it may even cause the belt to fall off the drive or pulley.
If your belt has lumps or dents, you will also want to replace it, as fixing it is nearly impossible and replacing it is not all that expensive.
Since the belt is connected to the drive on one side and the pulley on the other, you will also want to make sure that the two are well aligned. If the belt is crooked or bent when attached to both the motor’s belt drive and the pulley, you will need to do some realigning.
This can be a fairly difficult process, one which will require you to read the user’s manual on your table saw to figure out which tools you will need and what process you will need to follow to complete the realignment.
Something that you really don’t want is a fence that is closer to the blade in the back than it is to the front because this may cause the wood or other material you are cutting to pinch against the blade, and that will cause inaccuracies when cutting and can also cause the wood to fly up into your face.
The easiest way to check if the fence is parallel to the blade is by putting two pieces of wood which have been squared and are identical in length at the miter slots closest to the fence, both at the front and back of the miter slots.
Now lock the fence down with the pieces of wood just a little bit away from it. Check the distance from each piece of wood to the fence to discover any discrepancies in distance. Ideally speaking, the back of the fence should be something like 0.001 inches further away from the wood piece than at the front of the fence, something that will allow you some clearance when making cuts.
You can use a plain old measuring stick, a measuring tape, or a feeler gauge to accurately measure the distance between the wood chunks and the fence. If the gaps aren’t ideal, you can loosen the fence by loosening the screws or bolts which hold the fence down, reposition the fence as needed, and re-tighten the bolts or screws.
One thing that you should always check on your table saw is the blade. After all, without a good blade, you aren’t going to get accurate and smooth cuts. Make sure that it is sharp, and if it isn’t, your best bet is to bring it to a professional for sharpening.
If any teeth are chipped or even broken off, your table saw blade will definitely need replacement. When the teeth of your table saw are not in good condition it can cause kickback and rough cuts, things you definitely do not want.
You should also make sure that the various components, such as the nuts and bolts, which hold the blade in place are in one piece and firmly secured.
Loose nuts and bolts will cause your blade to wobble when you make cuts, which is, of course, something else that you don’t want. Just make sure that everything holding the blade in place is attached securely.
Another important aspect of maintaining your table saw is to do with the various wires which pass the electrical current from the outlet to and through the motor. This may require you to look at the user’s manual, but checking the wiring is a pretty important thing to do.
You will want to take the housing off of the motor as well as the electrical box to ensure that all wires are firmly connected and that there are no rips, tears, or any kind of damage to the wires. Any type of damage to the wiring should be immediately fixed, probably with the help of a professional.
Keep in mind that wires aren’t too expensive, so if they are damaged, replacement is most likely your best option to go with. The thing about maintaining the wiring is that most people only do it when something goes wrong or the table saw won’t function anymore, but if you really want to stay on top of things you should check the wiring every few months at a minimum.
Your table top and outfeed should be as smooth as can be. Just keep in mind that you don’t want to put anything on the table top that may scratch the surface, as this will make smoothly passing the wood through the blade a challenge.
If there are any scratches, you may want to gently polish them away, while also remembering not to compromise the overall quality and form of the table top. Also, use some warm water and a polishing agent to remove and residue or sticky debris which may be getting in your way.
Another problem that you may encounter with your table saw’s top is rust. If you notice any rust building up, you can use some wax, de-rusting agent, and a piece of fine sandpaper to remove it.
Maintaining your table saw is the best way to keep it operational for as long as can be, and maintenance should often be performed to keep more serious issues from arising.
All of the major components which we discussed above should be checked and maintained on a fairly regular basis to keep your table saw from turning from your best friend into your worst enemy.
They tend to be portable and fairly mobile like a contractor table saw, while at the same time featuring the power and performance of a cabinet table saw. Most people who work with wood from home prefer hybrid table saws because they are a good middle ground.
These are really great table saw options to consider because they come with everything you need for an effective home woodworking tool.
There are a few specific things that you will want to keep an eye on before you purchase a hybrid table saw. They are great tools used primarily for woodworking and cutting apart boards or planks of wood and can definitely be one of your best friends in your wood shop.
Here are some of the most important things to pay attention to.
Kick Switch – You can’t always take your hands off of the piece of wood you are cutting to turn the table saw off. For this reason, it is a good idea to get one which you can turn off with a switch that you can hit with your foot, leg, or knee.
Flesh Sensor – To avoid injuries, it is always a good idea to get yourself a hybrid table saw with a flesh sensor. As soon as the flesh sensor senses flesh on the blade, it will turn on off and stop spinning in a matter of milliseconds.
Power – The power factor is largely decided by what you need the hybrid table saw for. One with a 2 horsepower motor, which needs at least a 20 amp circuit, can easily cut through wood up to 2 inches thick. If you are cutting pieces thicker than that, you will want to look for a hybrid table saw with anywhere from 3 to 5 horsepower. This will be able to cut through hardwood up to 4 inches thick without issue.
User-Friendly – The hybrid table saw in question should be easy to use. This means having a fence and miter gauge that can easily be adjusted, easy to change blades, easy to turn hand wheels, and being able to make adjustments and calibrations in a matter of minutes.
TableSawz Overall Rating
Of course, we are here to do a little review of the Grizzly G0715P Polar Bear Series Hybrid Table Saw. This really is a great hybrid table saw that comes with everything you need for a great wood cutting and woodworking experience.
This thing is easy to transport thanks to its limited size and comes with all of the convenience of a contractor table saw.
At the same time, it also has many of the high-quality features that come with your average cabinet table saw.
Things like dust control, a fairly large working surface, high power, easy to make adjustments, and a variety of extras and nifty features make the Grizzly G0715P Polar Bear Series Hybrid Table Saw one of the best hybrid table saws around. This thing is powerful, convenient, easy to transport, and will cut through virtually anything that you put in front of it.
It’s a great choice for any home woodworker looking for a mix of power and convenience.
Now let’s talk about the most important features of the Grizzly G0715P Polar Bear Series Hybrid Table Saw and what they can do for you.
The Power – The Grizzly G0715P Polar Bear Series Hybrid Table Saw is a 2 horsepower table saw, which means that it can easily cut through most things you throw at it. Anything 2 inches thick or thinner will not be a problem for this table saw.
It can actually operate at 16 Amps at 110 volts or 8 Amps and 220 volts, which is great for working at the shop or in your home garage.
The arbor speed on this saw is at around 3,850 rounds per minute, which means that it makes quick work out of wood. Moreover, the serpentine belt and pulley system is extremely solid, reliable, and also helps to reduce vibration and noise.
The Space – The space provided for you by this table saw is also pretty decent. The cast iron table top is very solid, durable, resistant to rust and scratching, and will definitely last for a long time to come.
The table top is 27 inches deep by 40 inches wide, thus giving you quite a bit of room for medium and larger projects. It has a rip capacity of 12 inches to the left and 30 inches to the right, thus allowing you to work on some pretty big projects without the need for a large cabinet saw.
Dust Collection – The Grizzly G0715P Polar Bear Series Hybrid Table Saw comes complete with a dust port and collection system. You don’t have to worry about sawdust getting in your way because the port removes all of it with ease.
Safety – The Grizzly G0715P Polar Bear Series Hybrid Table Saw is also a very safe hybrid table saw to use. It comes with a reliable and high-quality riving knife to make cutting safer than ever before.
It also comes with anti-kickback pawls to keep wood from being flung into your face. Plus, the Grizzly G0715P Polar Bear Series Hybrid Table Saw comes with a state of the art adjustable blade guard system too.
Accuracy & Adjustments – You will also love the fact that the Grizzly G0715P Polar Bear Series Hybrid Table Saw is very accurate to use as well as easy to adjust. This thing comes complete with a T-slot miter gauge for those straight and angled crosscuts.
It also comes with a Camlock T-shaped fence which can be extended out onto the wings for accurate cutting and ripping (with an HDPE face). The table itself is precision ground for a smooth ride and the cast-iron trunnions are as solid and accurate as ever before.
The Grizzly G0715P Polar Bear Series Hybrid Table Saw even comes with complete dado blade inserts for specific jobs.
The bottom line is that everything that can be adjusted on this saw is done quickly and easily, plus it has many features as discussed here, all of which make it a very accurate hybrid table saw for you to use.
TableSawz Overall Rating
You might not be a fan of the Grizzly G0715P Polar Bear Series Hybrid Table Saw, maybe because of the price, the features, or any perceived limitations it may have. So, let’s look at a few alternative hybrid table saws that you might also like.
This model of hybrid table saw by Shop Fox is a pretty decent option to go with. It is actually several hundred dollars cheaper than the Grizzly we reviewed above.
It has an open cabinet stand with a 4-inch dust port, a cast iron table with steel wings, it has a 2 horsepower motor, a lift off fence, and even more. It also has a riving knife and a lift off precision fence.
It does have a little less arbor speed than the grizzly, but it also weighs more than 100 pounds less.
If going big is your thing, then this is the model to go with. The Woodtek has a big precision ground cast iron table with a fence that can extend up to 52 inches using the telescopic feature.
This makes it perfect for working on large projects. It is a 2 horsepower table saw with a fast arbor speed. It has a dust shroud and dust collection system, a good miter gauge, many safety feature, and virtually everything else that you would expect a good table saw to have.
It is however a little more expensive than the grizzly.
The main feature of this table saw is that it comes with an extension table for working on bigger projects. It features a T-slot miter gauge, a Camlock T-shaped fence, cast iron trunnions, and a cast iron table.
It has a 2 horsepower motor for big cutting power. It also comes with anti-kickback pawls and a riving knife for safety.
The dust port, easy glide fence system, deluxe quick-release blade guard, and a powder coated cabinet make this a good find no doubt.
If you don’t want a huge cabinet saw, but you also want something a little more powerful than a contractor table saw, a hybrid table saw like the Grizzly G0715P Polar Bear Series Hybrid Table Saw is definitely a good option to keep in mind.
It comes with everything you need for a great woodworking experience, plus a whole lot more.
If you work with wood for any reason, you know that a good table saw can make the difference between success and failure. This is especially important if you are a professional that makes a living building things out of wood.
The problem is that choosing a good table saw, preferably a portable one, is pretty hard. There are so many options out there. Which one do you choose? Well, we have a pretty good option here today, and it is the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw.
Let’s not waste any more time and talk about why this definitely a good option to keep in mind.
Portable table saws, while not the most expensive power tool out there, is still going to cost you a pretty penny. So, there are definitely a few vital aspects and features to keep in mind before you make your purchase. You want the most bang for your buck, and we are here to help you get that bang.
The primary and really the only use for a table saw is cutting, which is probably a little obvious. However, beginners sometimes don’t look at things like RPM and amps, both which are quite important.
You need to look for a table saw that has enough power to handle the projects and jobs you will be working on. For example, big and thick pieces of hardwood are going to be difficult to cut with a 10 amp 3,800 RPM table saw, but a 15 amp table saw with closer to 5,000 blade rotations per minute will not have any issue with it.
You need to keep in mind what you are going to be doing with the saw when deciding how much power it needs to be able to provide you with.
Another aspect to keep in mind is how deep the table saw in question can cut. If you are a hobbyist working from home, something like a 3-inch cutting depth might do you just fine.
However, if you are a big time contractor, you might want to get yourself a table saw that has closer to a 3.5 or even 4-inch cutting depth. The bigger the materials are, the deeper your table saw must be able to cut, something which once again only you can really decide.
The space and ripping capacity that a table saw provide you with is also very important. Just like with the power and cutting depth, the saw you get, will depend on your personal needs.
If you are only going to be working on smaller projects, a table saw with a 25-inch ripping capacity will probably do just fine. However, bigger projects require more room so you might want to look for a table saw that has a ripping capacity of 30 inches or more.
Some portable table saws do come with telescoping fences and extension wings which can help extend the ripping capacity, but that also means a higher price point.
You are definitely going to want to buy a table saw that has both a nice miter gauge and a reliable fence.
Chances are that you are going to be using the table saw for making all sorts of cross cuts, which are cuts that require a good miter. When looking at miter gauges, you want one that has a wide range of motion in both directions, is fairly solid, easy to adjust, and can be removed or replaced with something else when the time calls for it.
You also need a good fence for ripping pieces of wood down to size. Things like a telescopic or rack and pinion fences are good options to consider.
The main things to look out for here are that you get a fence that is straight, that can easily be adjusted, that is quick to align with the blade, and locks down securely into place.
Table saws are dangerous tools, so you want to make sure to have a few safety features on the one you get.
Things like anti-kickback pawls, splitters, and riving knives are all great safety feature’s that will prevent injuries. Also, a nice blade guard, a safety ON/OFF switch, a rocker switch, and even a basic push stick are all good additions for any table saw.
We are talking about portable table saws here, so you want to look for one that is compact, lightweight, and easy to move around.
Keep in mind that a smaller and lighter saw does usually mean less durability, less room to work with, and less power too. Your best option is to find a good mix of both. Of course, a good folding stand that also has wheels and a handle for pulling is ideal.
A nice table saw that comes with a folding transportation cart/stand is definitely the ideal. There is always a bit of a tradeoff between size and other functions, so just keep that in mind.
A good thing to have with any table saw is a dust collection port. Now, many portable table saws will not come with a full dust collection system, but they do come with a dust port where one can be connected.
This is a good thing to look out for, especially when it comes time to clean up X pounds of sawdust.
Some onboard storage on any table saw is always nice too. It just makes it a lot easier when you can store accessories on the saw itself instead of having to carry those around separately from the table saw.
TableSawz Overall Rating
If you need a highly portable, convenient, accurate, and powerful table saw for use when you are on the go, the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw definitely makes for a great choice to consider.
One of the main points that you will love about this thing is that it is extremely convenient and portable. The DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw is a lightweight saw that is compact, comes with a stand, and features a rolling cart as well.
Moving from one jobsite to another in quick fashion is something that this table saw allows you to do very well.
That is not all though, because the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw also has a fairly powerful 15 amp motor that is more than powerful enough to make quick work out of most materials. Accuracy is also something that you get with the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw, which is thanks to the decent miter gauge and awesome rack and pinion fence system that it comes with.
This fence system, combined with the decently sized table top is perfect for ripping fairly large items, plus the fence does flip around for narrower rips. For your convenience, the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw also comes with a dust collection port so you can easily attach a sawdust collection unit. Any person who does small and medium sized projects at home, is a hobby carpenter, or works on various jobsites would be more than happy with this particular jobsite table saw.
the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw has a great number of features which everybody can appreciate. So, let’s take a little time to talk about these features in greater detail.
Portability – One of the biggest benefits that you are going to get out of the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw is that it is very portable. The fact that this particular saw is not too heavy (slightly over 90 pounds) and does not take up too much space is great for anyone who is always on the go, needs to fit it in a packed truck, or needs to store it in a small space.
Its low weight and fairly small size make it quite maneuverable, which is also thanks to the fence system which can be compacted easily. Moreover, the fact that the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw comes with a very stable folding stand is yet another bonus. This completely removes then need for you to find a strong, stable, and flat surface every time you set it up at a new site. Simply unfold the cart/stand and you are good to go.
The reason why we really like this stand is not only because it is very durable, stable, and convenient, but also because it comes with wheels and a pulling handle. The wheels are jobsite friendly, large, they roll well, and when combined with the handle, they provide for a really easy way to haul the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw around and opposed to having to carry it.
The Rip Fence & Rip Capacity
– Something that you will like about the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw is that it has a pretty decent ripping capacity. It may not have more capacity than all table saws out there, especially larger stationary ones, but for a compact jobsite table saw, having 32.5 inches of ripping capacity is definitely useful.
The table itself is fairly large and can accommodate some pretty big planks, boards, and pieces of plywood, which does make it a good option for jobsites. This is beside the fact that the table is not the best quality and prone to scratching. Anyway, the fence is a rack and pinion fence, which means that it is very easy to adjust on the fly, plus it locks down securely into place with barely any issue at all. It really does help provide you with an extremely accurate cut and rip.
There is also the fact that the fence can be flipped around and used for very narrow rips, which is something that most saws just can’t do. What you will also like is the solid extension feature, which makes cutting really wide pieces much easier and safer. This solid piece is designed to offer you optimal bottom-up support while working on those large pieces.
The Cut – Power & Depth – Yet another thing that is quite impressive about the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw is that while it may be small, it still provides you with a whole lot of power. The 15 amp motor that the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw is more than powerful enough to get through some really thick and hard materials with ease, like a hot knife through butter.
With a blade rotation speed of 4,800 rounds per minute, the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw will make quick work out of hardwood. In terms of the cutting depth, for a portable jobsite saw, the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw is also fairly impressive. At a 90 degree angle, this saw can cut through materials as thick as 3 – 1/8 inches, and at 45 degrees it can cut through 2 -1/4 inches. This is a better cutting depth than most other portable jobsite table saws.
Dust Collection Capabilities – We also like the fact that the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw has a 2-inch dust port. No, it does not come with a full dust collection unit, but the whole does allow you to attach a 2-inch sawdust vacuum hose. This is beneficial because it makes cleanup time a lot simpler and faster.
Onboard Storage – Yet another feature that you will appreciate about the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw is that it comes with a good amount of onboard storage. On this particular table saw, you can store the blade, miter gauge, push stick, and various other items too. It makes it really convenient because you don’t need something like an extra toolbox or duffle bag to carry around the accessories for the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw.
Some Safety Features – The DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw does not come with the most safety features, but some are included none the less. With the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw, you get a nice transparent blade guard. The blade guard can be easily attached and removed, plus the see-through build of it makes it easy to see what you are doing while you are cutting.
Moreover, the easy ON/OFF rocker switch lets you switch the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw off in a fraction of a second, plus it comes with a plastic cover for some extra safety.
The DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw also comes with a push stick to make cutting those small pieces just a little bit safer.
TableSawz Overall Rating
Since you might not have the same needs or the same preferences as everybody else out there, we have a few other great portable jobsite saws that you can take a look at, each of which makes for a pretty good alternative to the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw.
Keep in mind that while all of the alternatives below are quite a bit less expensive than the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw, many people are willing to pay an extra few bucks because everybody knows that DEWALT makes some really high-quality tools.
This is a good alternative to go with, one that is fairly similar to the DEWALT Jobsite Table Saw.
This model by Delta Power Tools is a little cheaper than the DEWALT, which is because it does have some less features and functionality, but overall it is still a great piece of equipment.
Surprisingly the Delta Power Tools Portable Table saw does have about the same RPM and power output as the DEWALT model, which is quite impressive considering its price.
Both of these models also come with a folding stand and cart for portability. However, this Delta Power Tools model does have a couple less safety features, and it does not have the rack and pinion fence either. The DEWALT model also has a slightly better table top.
This portable table saw option by Genesis is going to cost you several hundred dollars less than the DEWALT model that we talked about above. Keep in mind that while the Genesis 10 inch Table Saw is still a great option to go with, it does have some drawbacks when compared to the DEWALT model.
For one, the Genesis Table Saw has much less ripping capacity, plus it cannot cut into materials as deep as the DEWALT can.
Furthermore, this Genesis Table Saw model only has a stand, one that cannot fold down, as opposed to the DEWALT Table Saw model which comes with a convenient folding stand that has wheels and a handle for easy transportation.
Surprisingly enough, however, this Genesis Table Saw delivers just as much RPM as the DEWALT model we reviewed above.
This portable table saw model by SKIL is also a few hundred bucks cheaper than the DEWALT model we talked about above.
This SKIL Table Saw does come with its own heavy duty stand, but it does not fold down nearly as compact as the DEWALT stand, nor does it have wheels and a handle for easy transportation.
Both of these table saws have a nice aluminum table, but the DEWALT does have more ripping capacity. This is offset somewhat by the extension wing the SKIL Table Saw comes with, which does extend the ripping capacity of it.
Both of these machines have about the same power output and cutting depth, but there is a bit of a quality difference. There is just no denying that DEWALT is a synonym for quality.
As you can see, the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw is an all-around great portable table saw.
It is not too big and heavy, which makes it portable, plus it also has a great folding stand/cart, yet it is also big enough to handle some pretty sizable jobs.
Great accuracy, durability, and much more are all things you get when you purchase the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw.
The fact that there are so many different brands of tools out there, not to mention the multitude of tools themselves, can definitely make it hard to find the right table saw for you.We’re here to talk about the very best brand names in the table saw game that you can go with and why they make such good choices.
We have got 10 brands, all of which are reputable and produce safe, reliable, and powerful table saws.
Perhaps the very best brand name in the world of table saws that you could go with is without a doubt, Bosch. Bosch is originally a German company which was founded by Robert Bosch all the way back in 1886. The Bosch company is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, a place which is renowned for producing quality products.
Bosch is a company that practices diversification, and they produce automotive and industrial products, thermo technology, security systems, home appliances, and of course power tools too.
Not only has Bosch survived the last 130 years of economic turmoil, but they have also been quality and environmentally friendly certified by a number of different organizations, making them one of the most reputable brand names out there.
What is really impressive about the Bosch brand is that the owners invest anywhere from 90 to 96 percent of their profits back into the company, with a whole 9 percent being dedicated to research and development. When it comes to power tools, Bosch owns several other renowned brand names such as Hawera, SKIL, Dremel, RotoZip, Freud, Vermont American, and a few others too.
Bosch produces some very popular table saws including the Bosch 4100-09 10-Inch Worksite Table Saw, the Bosch GTS1041A-09 REAXX Flesh-Detecting Jobsite Table Saw, and the Bosch GTS1031 10-Inch Portable Jobsite Table Saw, among many others.
The second brand name on our list of table saw brands is DEWALT. Interestingly enough, DEWALT is a brand name owned by Black and Decker. DEWALT was first created by a Raymond E. DeWalt, who actually invented the radial arm saw, and was then later sold to Black and Decker in 1960.
Black and Decker has been in the power tool game for quite some time, yet the public’s trust in their products was never that high, that is until they went through a major rebranding effort. This rebranding effort would see Black and Decker turn DEWALT into a high quality professionally trusted line of tools, kind of like how Ford sells cars to average people, and also owns Lincoln, which is one of Ford’s line of luxury cars. DEWALT is the luxury line of power tools made by Black and Decker.
DEWALT is well known for manufacturing high-quality mechanics tools, small handheld tools and larger stationary tools such as table saws. They are an extremely trusted brand name when it comes to things like table saws, making them one of the most sought out brands for carpenters everywhere.
Some of the most popular DEWALT table saws include the DEWALT DW745 10-Inch Compact Job-Site Table Saw, the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw, and the DEWALT DWE7480 10-Inch Compact Job Site Table Saw.
Makita is another high-quality brand of power tools that you should consider when looking for a reliable table saw. The Makita brand name was founded all the way back in 1915 in Anjo, Japan. It was founded by a man named Mosaburo Makita and was then known as Makita Electric Works.
Originally Makita was all about selling and repairing lighting equipment, motors, and transformers. However, since the brand’s creation, they have diversified their efforts and started creating power tools, and some really good ones at that. Specifically, Makita started out by manufacturing motors for various power tools and then slowly expanded to the point where they were making the tools as a whole.
Makita would in time become one of the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of trusted power tools including table saws. They grew so big that they have factories around the world, and in 2012 the brand raked in close to 3 billion U.S dollars in profit.
Some of the most trusted table saws that you can get from Makita include the Makita 2705 10-Inch Contractor Table Saw, the Makita 2705X1 10-Inch Contractor Table Saw, and the Makita 2703 15 Amp 10-Inch Benchtop Table Saw.
As we mentioned before, SKIL is actually a subsidiary of Bosch, but that has not always been the case. The original SKIL brand was first created in 1926 by a man named Joseph Sullivan, who with the help of Edmond Michel had created a company known as Michel Electric Handsaw Corporation in 1926.
Michel was actually the first man to create a mechanized version of the machete to help farmers hack away at plants quicker, but Michel left the company, left Sullivan to his own devices, who then changed the name to Skilsaw, Inc. in 1926.
In its early days, SKIL created a number of different saws including table saws and would continue to make improvements on their early models. In the 1970’s SKIL began to build a wide network of worldwide factories and retailers that would supply the power tool community with some truly awesome pieces of equipment.
In 1979 Emerson Electric bought SKIL, which was then sold to Bosch in 1992. SKIL is indeed one of the most reputable and trusted subsidiary power tool names of the Bosch brand, and have proven that fact time and time again with multi-billion dollar sales year after year.
Some of the most popular SKIL table saws include the SKIL 3410-02 10-Inch Table Saw, the SKILSAW SPT70WT-01 10" Portable Worm Drive Table Saw, and the SKIL 3310 10-Inch Table Saw.
Shop Fox is one of the lesser known brand names when it comes to woodworking. This lack of reputation is not due to a lack of quality or craftsmanship, and it certainly is not due to a lack of variety.
In fact, Shop Fox is a brand name which is owned by a company known as Woodstock International, Inc. a company which was recently created in 1989.
The lack of reputation is due to their fairly recent creation. Woodstock International and Shop Fox offer the public over 3000 different woodworking and metal working tools, many of which have special patents and are proprietary in nature.
These guys are known for creating safe, powerful, convenient, and reliable construction tools and have quickly become a fairly large player in the power tool game. Shop Fox has been doing so good that they were just recently named one of America’s 500 fastest growing companies, something that is very impressive indeed.
Some of the most popular Shop Fox Table saws include the Shop Fox W1824 Hybrid Table Saw, the Shop Fox W1837 10" 2 hp Open-Stand Hybrid Table Saw, the Shop Fox W1820 3 HP 10-Inch Table Saw with Extension Table and Riving Knife, and the Shop Fox W1811 10-Inch 5 HP Sliding Table Saw.
Perhaps the most recently created brand name to be included on this list is SawStop, and it is for a very good reason. SawStop is fairly new to the table saw game and was only created in 1999, less than 20 years ago, but their efforts to focus solely on table saws and special table saw technology has definitely paid off.
This company began manufacturing their first saws as late as 2004, and they have made a really big splash in the power tool market, which is due to one main reason.
SawStop is the only specialty table saw manufacturing company in the world that equips all of their saws with a proprietary safety feature that has the ability to save thousands of fingers from being shredded to pieces.
The SawStop table saws are widely known for their special braking system that measures conductive currents to determine if there is contact between human flesh and the saw blade. When contact is registered, the blade stops in a fraction of a second, something which has the potential to save fingers, hands, and lives, hence why the brand name is SawStop, because of the enhanced stopping technology.
A man named Steve Glass is the founder of the SawStop brand as well as the proprietary braking technology, and his company is based in Oregon, U.S.A. SawStop has actually been awarded several awards due to their innovations in the field of table saw safety and has been labeled one of the very safest table saw brands to use.
Some of the most popular SawStop table saws include the SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 3-HP Professional Cabinet Saw Assembly, the SawStop PCS175-TGP236 1.75-HP Professional Cabinet Saw Assembly with 36-Inch Professional T-Glide Fence System, Rails and Extension Table, the SawStop JSS-MCA Jobsite Saw with Mobile Cart, the Sawstop CNS175-TGP36 1-3/4 HP Contractor Saw with 36-Inch Professional T-Glide Fence System, and the Sawstop CNS175-SFA30 1-3/4 HP Contractor Saw.
Ridgid is a very highly trusted brand name of tools which is owned by The Ridge Tool Company. The Ridge Tool Company is an American manufacturer of hand tools, power tools, and stationary woodworking tools.
This company has a long reputation of being a very reliable brand name to go with ever since its creation all the way back in 1923 when it was founded in Ohio, U.S.A. Interestingly enough, The Ridge Tool Company and the Ridgid brand name is not the only company on this list to be a subsidiary of the larger Emerson Electric Corporation.
Ridgid is very well known for its production of plumbing tools, pipe fitting, construction tools, HVAC systems, power tools, and stationary woodworking tools. This is a brand that produces over 300 types of tools.
Ridgid power tools have an excellent reputation for being some of the most reliable and resistant tools around, especially when it comes to temperature variations, as well as their resistance towards dust, dirt, and mud.
On an interesting side note, one thing that helped Ridgid become so popular as a brand of power tools is their yearly pinup calendar that over the years has featured some pretty popular models.
Some of the most popular table saws that Ridgid produces include the RIDGID 10 in. 13-Amp Professional Table Saw | R4512, the Ridgid R4513 15 Amp 10 in. Heavy-Duty Portable Table Saw with Stand, the Ridgid R4516 10 in. Portable Jobsite Table Saw, and the Ridgid R4510 Heavy-Duty Portable Table Saw with Stand.
Craftsman is a very well known brand name that has been around for almost 100 years. It was first created in 1927 by Arthur Burrows, who bought the rights to the Craftsman name in 1927.
Arthur Burrows was at the time the head of the Sears hardware department, which makes Crasftman the brand name used by the Sears company to sell tools of various sorts. Craftsman, the trusted hardware brand name, is owned by Sears, the place you go to buy fridges, stoves, couches, and much more.
To be even more specific, Craftsman is owned by a specialty tool based subsidiary of Sears known as KCD IP, LLC. Craftsman finds its pride in the fact that all tools and components are manufactured in the U.S.A. Moreover, Craftsman is the official brand of tools used by NASCAR and the DIY Network.
Craftsman has also been named as America’s most trusted brand as well as the brand with the highest expectations. The readers of Popular Mechanics just a few years ago even named Craftsman as the favorite brand of hand tools.
Craftsman specializes in hand tools such as hammers, wrenches, and other such things, but they are also an avid manufacturer of motorized tools such as table saws.
One of the best features of the Craftsman brand is that all tools come with an unlimited lifetime warranty, meaning that if your Craftsman table saw ever needs repairs or replacements, it will be done for free, not to mention that you don’t even need a receipt or proof of purchase.
Some of the most popular Craftsman table saw models include the Craftsman Evolv 15 Amp 10 In. Table Saw 28461, the Craftsman 10" Table Saw with Laser Trac 21807, and the CRAFTSMAN 10" JOBSITE TABLE SAW.
Porter Cable was first founded by a group of smaller companies, the main ones being R.E Porter and F.E Cable, hence the name Porter Cable.
This was a very small company at first and was actually opened in an at home garage. In 1960 Porter Cable was sold to Rockwell International, a brand which is next on our list, a brand which actually phased out the Porter Cable name. However in 1981 Plentair, Inc. bought Rockwell’s power tool group and brought back the Porter Cable brand name.
Finally, Porter Cable was then purchased by Black and Decker in 2004, which is still its home. One cool thing about Porter Cable is that the company is known for introducing the first portable belt sander, the first helical drive circular saw, and the first portable band saw.
Porter Cable is known for their awesome table saws. Some of the most noteworthy table saws produced by Porter Cable include the PORTER-CABLE PCB222TS 10-in 15 Amp Job Site Table Saw, and the Porter Cable 10 inch PCB270TS Table Saw. One thing to note about Porter Cable is that they are very well known for providing the public with very high-quality power tools at a more than affordable price.
While Rockwell is the last brand name of trusted power tools and table saws on our list, it certainly is not the least reputable. Rockwell was created in 2003, it has been a giant hit with carpenters, woodworkers, and handymen everywhere.
To be exact, Rockwell is owned by The Positec Tool Corporation which was founded in China in 1994. Something that is quite interesting is that the current CEO of the Positec Tool Corporation in North America, was actually the vice president of Bosch until he decided to quit, join Positec, buy the rights to the Rockwell name, and start manufacturing and distributing Rockwell power tools.
Rockwell is now headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. Rockwell products can be found in stores such as Lowe’s, Costco, and The Home Depot.
Rockwell is known for providing users with some of the safest, user-friendly, reliable, and durable tools around, all attributes which go for their table saws. Some of the most popular Rockwell table saws include the Rockwell RK7241S Table Saw with Laser, and the Rockwell RK7240.1 Shop Series 13 Amp 10-Inch Table Saw with Stand.
Getting a reliable, powerful, and safe table saw does in part rely on which brand you get, and all of the above brands are prime choices no doubt. If you have any questions or comments, maybe a story of personal experience, about any of the above brands, please feel free to leave a comment below.
When deciding what table saws to purchase for home projects, you have to know which saw will give you the most value for your dollar. But they are so many to choose from! To help narrow down your search for the best table saw, here’s a list of the highest quality table saws at an affordable price.
There are two main types of table saw: Portable and stationary, each with their own unique benefits. The portable table saw is lightweight size means that you can take it with you from job to job or when moving houses. However, to achieve that light-weight, it is probably composed of cheaper, less sturdy materials than non-portable table saws.
Stationary table saws, on the other hand, are likely to stay in one place for a long time. It will be made of a more resilient material, which comprises most of its bulk. Because of this, it will be larger, more accurate and precise, and more powerful than your everyday portable table saw, making stationary saws much more appropriate for larger projects or prolonged use. However, with the extra might comes extra cost, causing the stationary table saw to be more expensive than portable ones.
We’ve kept the price in mind when coming up with this list, but are also aware that different people different with different needs require different saws. That’s why there are two lists: one for those seeking cheap saws to get jobs done around the house, and one seeking a more investment tool that they’ll keep using a lot for a long time—all at an affordable price.
This saw is probably the highest-rated affordable saws currently on the market. It includes a Smart Guard system to protect yourself from accidentally touching the blade and Square Lock™ rip fence allows rail to smoothly slide along the rail or lock into place for a consistent cutting job. It also includes Soft Start and Constant Response™ circuitry for quieter start-ups and reduced start-up torque while maintaining velocity under load. For more details and technical information about the Bosch 4100DG, go here.
Weighing only 49 lbs, this is a saw that touts itself to be the first saw specifically designed for ripping using its brass Worm Drive blade. Its Dual-Field™ motor allows for smooth start-ups and cooler operation. The saw also have self-aligning rip fence with on tool storage. People who have bought the saw said it was powerful and perfect for any at-home job.
Its 15-amp motor engine is more than enough power for even tough projects. This saw includes a foldable stand for easier than ever mobility and a blade guard to protect yourself from injury while operating. It’s bound to be a great addition for anyone from a professional contractor to weekend warrior.
It features a Retract-A-Rip™ system which provides a 25-inch rip capacity and material support through the cut. The internal Rip Fence Storage maintains alignment and the 15-amp motor is perfect for even the most difficult cuts. The Micro Bevel Adjustment gives you accuracy and precision through cutting. This saw has a 2.5-inch dust collector to keep dust away from your work area, as well as tool storage for convenience. For more details, go here.
This saw’s powerful 1850-watt motor is bound to cut even the toughest wood. The fence system gives you 610 mm of rip capacity for cutting any large sheets. The table top provides accuracy and precision for your work and overload protection make cutting hard, frozen, or wet woods easier than ever. Best of all, the steel cage roll protects against job site drops and accidents, making this resilient little saw a good choice for your wallet.
This is the perfect saw for any crafter, hobbyist, or professional contractor at an affordable price. Its cast iron top has a beveled edge to help reduce damage to material, and the 3VX belt drive gives you more efficiency with less vibration. The Accu-Fence™ with 50” to the right cutting capacity ensures accuracy and the T-stop miter gauge with stops allow broader cross-cutting. And it only costs a little over a thousand dollars.
This saw has a cast-iron table top with a T-style slot and a reduced chance of kickback. Integrated arbor lock allows for quick blade change. It’s easily assembled, the blade guard and riving knife system have quick-release systems for tool-less mounting and removal. Customers who bought this saw said that putting it together was simple and that it was perfect for small jobs around the house.
Don’t like dust in your shop? Great, because the 4” dust port will keep that pesky dust from flying everywhere with dust collection. The motor is 3HP, 240V, 14A, 3450 RPM, making it effective at most of your jobs. There’s a quick change between the miter gauge and the riving knife and spitter guard. The Poly-V serpentine belt system transfers power more effectively and is quieter than other V-belts. More information with technical details can be found here.
This saw gives you the best of both contractor saws and cabinet saws. It has quick-change blade guard with anti-kickback pawls, as well as a serpentine belt and pulley system. The changeable riving knife provides protection for non-through cutting that makes you take off the blade. The see-through blade guard gives you increased safety and reduced risk by allowing the operator to see the workpiece as the blade is cutting it. This saw will be a low-cost addition to your job or home.
This will be a quiet saw due to the serpentine belt and pulley system. You get the easier transportation weight of a contractor saw with the dust control and full features of the cabinet saw. A true high-value hybrid table saw. The camlock T-shaped fence allows for great accuracy and 2HP 240V motor to get your hardest jobs done easily. Customers who bought this saw said that it was very quiet, provided precision to cuts, and allowed them to take their craft to the next level.
There are a great number of different accessories that you can get for your table saw, some of which are absolutely necessary and some which are optional, yet still useful. Let’s talk about all of the different accessories that you can get, what their uses are, and what some of the best options for each type of accessory are.
An infeed table is an extra table that you can use to rest long pieces of wood on as you feed it through the blade. This adds stability, ensures accurate cuts over manual feeding and helps reduce kickback.
On that same note, an outfeed table is just as important when working with long pieces, it will keep the already cut wood on a solid surface and prevent it from falling to the ground, if this is a long piece of wood you won’t run the risk of the wood pivoting upwards due to the weight of the cut end, which can cause cutting inaccuracies and kickbacks.
If you are working with long lengths of wood, then we suggest you use and in feed and out feed table combination to ensure safety and accuracy.
A feather board is an accessory that you can clamp down into the slot beside the saw blade as well as to the fence. A feather board can be held in place by using springs, clamps, extension bars, and even magnets.
The point of a feather board is to firmly hold the piece of wood against the fence while you are cutting, thus eliminating the need for you to use your precious hands to hold the wood against the fence minimizing the need for you to get your fingers anywhere close to that spinning blade.
To get technical about it, the feather board when it is attached to a fence, is known as a hold down. We would highly recommend using feather boards to keep your fingers safe, especially when working on smaller pieces that will have your fingers placed close to the blade.
Table saw feather boards are not very hard to come by. The selection is quite large, so here are a couple that might suit your fancy.
Kreg PRS3020 True-FLEX Featherboard, Pack of 2 – These, are some standard feather boards that you can go with. These things are made of durable plastic, are easy to install, they come with wedge lock technology to make them very versatile, and they work with pretty much any miter slot, T-slot, and fence system.
Adjustable Table Featherboard – This is a highly versatile feather board that is great for providing you with an accurate and clean cut by holding the wood firmly against the fence. This thing features expandable miter tracks for optimal holding power, plus it has easy grip knobs so you can securely lock it into place in just a few seconds.
The fence is the piece of equipment that is parallel to your table saw and forms somewhat of a wall.
The distance between the fence and the saw blade can be adjusted to a specific distance, the point of which is to hold the wood firmly in place in the exact position at which you want to make the cut at.
Therefore, if you want to cut a 3-inch piece of wood, the fence will be placed exactly 3 inches from the blade to ensure a straight and safe cut. This is such a crucial accessory to have that virtually every table saw you buy will come with one, but there are models which don’t, in which case it is recommended that you buy one.
We have a few decent options for you to look at, so here they are.
Shop Fox W1720 Aluma-Classic Fence with Long Rails – The Shop Fox Fence is a good option to go with, the fence itself has 79-inch rails and provides you with up to 50 inches of rip capacity. This thing is made out of high-grade materials, it has a wide right angle design for accuracy, it has an easy to lock lever, a magnified cursor lens, and it fits virtually any table saw.
Vega PRO 50 Table Saw Fence System: 42-Inch Fence Bar, 50-Inch to Right – Yet another great rip fence option to consider is the Vega Pro Fence System. This thing uses pre-existing holes in your table saw top for easy mounting, it goes 50 inches to the right of the blade and 10 inches to the left, the mounting system allows for ultimate accuracy adjustment, and the whole thing is made out of rugged materials, all things which make this fence system a prime choice.
Sometimes referred to as a zero clearance table saw insert. These are either wooden or metal inserts that fit perfectly over the table saw blade, with the width and length of the opening in the insert being just big enough to let the saw blade come through.
The point of a table saw insert is to prevent slices or chunks of wood from jamming in between the blade and the throat plate, or in other words the open space at the sides of the blade, between the blade and the rest of the table. Having slices of wood jam in this area can cause damage to the blade and the table, make the blade spin slower than it should, and can cause excessive wear and tear too.
There are many different table saw inserts out there, so here are just a few prime choices that you can select from.
Delta Table Saw Zero Clearance Insert By Peachtree Woodworking PW955 – This is a wooden table saw insert that easily fits to virtually any table saw. It does not come pre-cut, which is an advantage because you can make the ideal cut into it just by passing your saw blade through it once. It’s a great option that helps to prevent tear out.
DELTA 34-154 Standard Table Insert for Right Tilt UniSaws and Contractors Saws – This is a good pre-cut option that you can go with. It already has the saw hole cut into it and can fit any 10-inch blade, not to mention that it is very simple to mount.
A riving knife is a vertical piece that rests right behind the blade and is no wider than that blade. The purpose of a riving knife is to prevent the kerf from closing on the back of the blade.
In other words, it helps to split the separate pieces you have just cut apart from each other, something that helps reduce kickback and also stops the workpiece from rotating before you are done cutting. A splitter is a very convenient tool because it makes cutting any piece of wood much more accurate, easy, and quite a bit safer too.
MJ SPLITTER Table Saw Safety Splitter and Riving Knife Alternative for Zero Clearance Insert– This is a great pop in splitter option to go with. It helps to prevent kick back and easily pops into wood or plastic zero clearance inserts. It is very easy to install and take off, it has mini feather board technology to keep your workpiece against the fence, and it has been voted as one of the best splitters around.
Splitter Steel Pro System, 1/8'' Kerf, SP-2 – Another good splitter option to go with is the Splitter Steel Pro System. These things are made of solid stainless steel for durability, they are coated with a polymer plastic for a smooth operation and easy gliding, and they help to keep pressure on the wood and fence for an accurate and kickback free cutting experience.
Micro Jig SP-0125 MJ Splitter, 1/8-Inch – The final splitter option we would recommend is the Micro Jig MJ Splitter. These things are very easy to install, they feature mini feather board technology for safety and accuracy, and they can be mounted directly on plastic, wood, or phenolic zero clearance inserts.
An Incra / express miter sled is a tool that you can use to keep a miter firmly locked into place at any given angle.
This may not sound like much, but it ends up being very handy because it allows you to make precision cross cuts with ease. Moreover, making multiple angular precision cross cuts of the same angle is made easy thanks to the fact that your miter gauge can’t move around.
Even better is the fact that an express miter sled can effectively double the range of a miter so you can work on larger pieces without issue. These things are also very convenient because they usually work with any standard miter slot that a table saw comes with.
To give you a better idea of what you are looking for, here are a few different express miter sled options you can choose from.
INCRA MITEREXPRESS – This sled helps to increase the cross cut capacity of your miter gauge by up to 24 inches, it also provides you with zero clearance for safe cutting. It features special dock and lock technology to help it stay in place securely. This thing also comes with hold down clamps, and twin T-slots for the most accurate cross cut ever. The T-Slots retaining clips and the adjustable miter bar are both removable.
Rockwell RW9266 BladeRunner X2 Cross Cut Sled– This is also a good option regarding cross cut sleds. This thing effectively lengthens the cross cut range of your table saw by close to 20 inches.
The Rockwell BladeRunner also features a pre-cut cutting groove for easy alignment, it gives you enough room to safely place your hands during cuts, and making 90-degree cross cuts is made as easy as can be. On a side note, this model cannot accommodate angular cross cuts, only 90-degree cross cuts.
Incra MITER5000 Miter 5000 Table Saw Miter Gauge with Sled and Telescoping Fence – This is a very advanced option to go with regarding cross cut sleds. This thing can accommodate both straight and angular cross cuts with ease. It features a great miter gauge that can go anywhere from 90 to 45 degrees, which is combined with a superior fence to keep the wood straight and on the right path while making cross cuts.
The fence itself is telescopic in nature, thus increasing the possible size of your work space for increased support, plus the fence can also be removed if you so desire. This thing extends your working range by a fair amount, locks firmly into place with ease, and features precision angle indexing for the ultimate in accuracy.
Lubing up your table saw table might not be the first thing that comes to mind, yet it is something very useful to do. A good table top lubricant will make your table top smooth, as well as easy for things to glide across. The application of just a little bit of lube will help wood slide smoothly and steadily through the blade as you work.
Glidecote V207501 Woodworking Aerosol Lubricant – In our opinion, one of the best table saw table top lubricants to go with is this one, the Glidecoat Aerosol Lubricant. This stuff is very effective in providing your table saw with the smooth gliding action that you need to make accurate cuts, it is CARB compliant, and it is ideal for almost any type of saw table. Even better is that this stuff lasts up to three times longer than your conventional lubricating wax.
Another accessory that you might want to consider getting with your table saw is a saw jaw blade tool, especially so if you use your table saw a lot and if you change blades often.
A saw jaw blade tool is a piece of table saw equipment that lets you easily change your blades and store them too. It’s a tool you can used to keep your blade covered while you exchange it for a different one, something that will keep both your blade and your fingers free from harm, plus you can also store your saw blade within the thing when it is not in use.
Many saw jaw blade tools also come with a right angle miter so you can get a great miter experience each time you use it.
We’ve got a few different saw blade changing and storage tools for you to look at so you can get a better idea of what these things are all about.
Milescraft 3401 BladeChanger Saw Blade Removal Aid – This is a good choice to go with because it fits standard 8 inch, 10 inch, 7 ¼ inch, and dado blades. Therefore you can change virtually any saw blade with ease. This thing has an open design so you can view the blade while changing it, it has a large grip handle to give you a firm grip while changing the blade, and it has hanging holes so you can hang it somewhere close at hand. Changing your saw blade is made easy thanks to this innovative tool.
Big Horn 19177 12 Inch Table Saw Blade Holder – Unlike the previous option, which is purely a blade changing tool, but not a storage tool, this is purely a storage accessory. The Big Horn is a great accessory to have for storing your table saw blades. It can accommodate blade sizes up to 12 inches, and it has a convenient hanging hook so you can hang it somewhere in your shop.
Blade Runner Storage Case – This final option is also a good choice for saw blade storage. It can hold blades up to 10 inches in size, it is made out of high impact plastic, and has a bright orange color to make it easy to find. The only downside is that it is not a blade changing tool, just a storage device.
Yet another great accessory to have in your table saw arsenal is the JessEm Mast-R-Slide Cross Cut Table. This is an awesome tool to have if you do a lot of cross cuts, especially on larger items. This cross cut table effectively extends the left side of your table saw table to give you much more room to work on.
This thing can be adjusted to fit the height of your table top perfectly, plus it can extend up to 48 inches to give you all of the room that you need. This is a tool that is very useful for doing cross cuts on very long pieces, especially because it can be adjusted to be at virtually any angle to make perfect angled cross cuts, just like a miter gauge, but much better and more versatile.
In essence, this is pretty much a miter gauge that extends very far outwards and features its own fence for ultimate precision, plus the fence can even be removed to give you more room if need be. This thing is so great that it attaches right to your table saw top and does not even need its own base.
Here we have a couple of prime sliding cross cut tables for you to look at.
SawStop TSA-SA48 Sliding Crosscut Table Attachment – This is a very high quality sliding cross cut table that will let you slide the wood through the blade with ease. This thing features a miter fence that can be adjusted up to 60 degrees with an easy turn of a knob to provide you with accurate straight and angled cross cuts.
The table can be adjusted to match the height of your table saw top and extends up to 58 inches to effectively make your workspace larger to accommodate large work pieces. This thing also has large flip stops as well as magnified lenses to help provide you with accurate cuts that can be repeated time and time again.
Rockler Table Saw Crosscut Sled - This is another prime choice to go with regarding sliding cross cut tables. This is a thick MDF table with a melamine coating. It features easy to read ½ degree graduations with a hair line indicator, plus a protractor at the end of the fence to ensure accurate cuts every time.
There is also the fact that the right edge of this sliding table functions as a zero clearance chip breaker. The whole table can be inserted right into the miter slot for easy mounting, the fence can be easily adjusted regarding the angle, and it helps to enlarge your workspace too.
Woodworking Project Paper Plan to Build Dead On Accurate Crosscut Sled – If you are all about building your own accessories and tools, then this is the way to go for you. Simply put, this item does not include the actual sled but is actually a detailed instructional tool which teaches you how to build your own sliding cross cut table.
Something quite useful to have in your table saw arsenal because it effectively extends the length of the table top, thus allowing you to work on larger pieces with ease. A rocker table outfeed table, simply put, is an outfeed table that can fold down for easy storage and for a compact nature.
This thing is useful because it provides support on the end of the table, or in other words, it extends the table so that longer pieces of wood are still supported once they have been cut and leave the original table saw top. This is great because it helps provide you with more accurate cuts and it keeps you safe as well.
There are a few different options that we would definitely recommend when it comes to outfeed tables, so here they are.
Rousseau 2721 Outfeed Table Support Kit for Bosch 4000/4100 Table Saws – The Rousseau is a very good option to go with because it easily attaches to Bosch table saws. This model features extender legs to let you adjust the outfeed table to match the height of your table saw top, and it effectively extends your outfeed by 48 inches.
SawStop OFT30-CNS-000 30-Inch Outfeed Table Assembly – The SawStop outfeed table is another good choice to consider. It provides you with an additional 30 inches of outfeed space, it has adjustable feet to provide a level workspace, and it is designed to work specifically with the T-Glide Professional series fence system. This thing is durable, easy to set up, and will definitely help you work on longer items with ease.
Fine Woodworking Tablesaw Outfeed Cabinet Plan – This is not actually an outfeed table, but it is a plan for an outfeed table cabinet. Simply put, this is a building plan for a large size outfeed cabinet that will extend your outfeed by several feet, and will also provide you with ample storage space and work room too.
The next accessory that you should definitely invest in if you are an avid table saw user is a table saw gauge. A table saw gauge is an important thing to have because it lets you calibrate your saw blade accurately to within a thousandth of an inch with ease.
It is a tool that is used to make sure that your saw blade is properly aligned, perfectly straight, tuned up properly, and calibrated with ultimate precision.
A tool like a Superbar Table Saw Gauge makes keeping your blade in the proper position as easy as can be, something that helps to increase the efficiency of the blade, helps provide you with more accurate cuts, and also keep you safe by reducing kickback.
Having a good table saw gauge is very important to keep your blade finely tuned and in the right position. Here are some of the best choices to keep in mind.
Woodpeckers Precision Woodworking Tools SG-WP Saw Gauge – This item is great for both saw blade and rip fence alignment. It automatically adjusts to the width of the miter slot for an easy fit, it has a lockable plastic case, and the dial indicator has a 1-inch travel indicator as well as a rotation counter too.
This thing features 1/1000 inch graduations and has an adjustable scale and bezel as well. This is one of the best options around for keeping your blade and fence properly aligned.
iGaging Digital Saw Gauge – Yet another good option of gauge is the iGaging Saw Gauge. Unlike the previous option which is analog, this model is digital, making it easy to read and operate. This thing will help you adjust your saw blade alignment and your fence alignment quickly and easily. It also features a locking mechanism to simply fit into the miter slot and stay there for as long as you need it.
Grizzly G2859 Table Saw Gauge, Left Swinging – This is a simple to use blade gauge that lets you easily align the blade to a perfect 90 degrees, plus it allows you to align the blade to a certain angle for perfectly accurate angled cuts. However, the one thing it can’t do that the other options can do is to align your fence.
Of course, your table saw comes with a table which the wood rests on as you slide the wood through the blade, but those require you to actually move the wood across the table, something that can cause inaccuracies due to shifting.
A sliding table is a great thing to have because it attaches to the side of your table saw top, which effectively extends the side of your table saw up to 30 inches to give you more room to work on larger pieces and get really accurate cross cuts.
However, the best part of a sliding table is that instead of you having to move the wood to get it through the blade, you simply have to slide the table along the rails, thus reducing the movement of your wood and also increasing safety. In essence, it is an accessory that makes cross cuts easier to execute and more accurate too.
Shop Fox W1822 Sliding Table Attachment for W1819 and W1820 Table Saws – This is definitely a good sliding table option to go with. It is made out of precision machined industrial grade aluminum, it features a telescopic fence, it is easily installed, and has a 0 to 45-degree miter adjustment option. This thing has 2 support posts, and effectively increases the size of the workspace that you have to use.
Charnwood W619 Cast Iron Table Saw C/W Sliding Carriage & Extension Tables 24V0 by Bigger Saving – This is in fact not a sliding table option, but a whole table saw with a sliding table extension. It is made out of high-grade materials, it helps you make cross cuts and angular cross cuts with ease, it has an excellent table, a high powered motor, and all of the features that you will ever need in a table saw.
Straightening out crooked wood used to require a jointer, something that is not very convenient if your main tool of choice is a table saw, but things can change. With something as simple as a set of jointer clamps you can turn your normal table saw into a jointer.
These clamps hold your wood in place firmly to let you straighten it. To be exact, these clamps hold a piece of crooked wood against one that is already straight, to let you straighten the crooked one, giving you the already straight board as a cutting basis. This is great because it completely eliminates the need for you to buy an overly expensive jointer.
Jointer Clamps are not very complex tools, but that does not mean that choosing the right ones is easy. Here is one of the best options that you can go with.
General Tools 846 E-Z Pro True-Edger Jointer Clamp Kit – This is a great jointer clamp kit that you can go with. This kit is a great alternative to buying a whole jointer, they feature a swinging arm to allow you to rip wide boards, and they let you straighten a board with two passes in just a few minutes flat.
This final accessory that you should keep your eye on may be something simple, yet also something very useful. A saw basket is a high-quality basket which you can use to store all of your other accessories with ease, and some even come with clamps so you can hold them down to your table saw top. It’s a very nifty thing to help stop you from losing various accessories.
As you can see, whether it is a cross cut sled, a sliding table, an in feed or out feed table, a blade changing tool, a basket, or any of the other accessories we have discussed, all of them have their own uses and benefits. Some of these things you may be able to live without and some you definitely can’t.
The trick is finding the right accessories for you, something which we hope that we helped you with. If you are going to buy any type of accessory, we would recommend that you look at the various options provided above before you look at anything else.