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22 Best Table Saws

A look at the best table saws—including portable, hybrid, and cabinet models—to consider for your workshop.

Table saw

Table saws are versatile enough to earn a spot in every home shop—even if that shop shares the garage with the family car. The market offers a range of saws, from $200 portable table saws, less accurate saws to heavy and very accurate cabinet saws costing thousands.

All the table saws shown here have 10-inch blades that can cut though stock up to 3 inches thick, and they meet the Underwriters Laboratories' safety standards to prevent kickback.

Keep reading for reviews of the best table saws, from portables to hybrid models.

Portable Table Saws

Their 15-amp, 120-volt motors cut with greater ease than a circular saw, although they can bog down if fed thick hardwood too quickly. The cabinets are typically plastic, with cast-aluminum tops and extruded-aluminum fences.

In portable table saw models, the motors are supported by trunnions mounted to the underside of the table. The resulting vibration reduces accuracy. These trunnions are usually made of lightweight steel or aluminum, which are susceptible to wear. And because these saws are small, cutting full-size sheets of plywood or MDF isn't a good idea unless the sheet is supported by a table extension.

Portable table saws are good for: Beginner DIYers who are learning the ropes; contractors who need portability; workshops with limited space.

What to look for: Folding stand with wheels and adjustable feet; built-in table extensions for handling sheet goods; screws to fine-tune fence; dust-collector hookup to vacuum.

DeWalt DW744XRS with Stand

DeWalt DW744XRS with Stand Portable Table Saw Courtesy DeWalt

Highlight: Rack-and-pinion fence moves both ends of the fence at the same time for accurate adjustments.

Tool stats: 3,650 rpm, 91 pounds, 24.5-inch rip capacity to the right of the blade with table extension.

About $630; DeWalt

Bosch 4100-09 With Stand

Bosch 4100-09 With Stand Portable Table Saw Courtesy Bosch

Highlight: Can be fitted with a propriety digital fence for $80.

Tool stats: 3,650 rpm, 99 pounds, 29-inch rip capacity to the right of the blade with table extension.

About $600; Bosch Tools

Jet JBTS-10MJS With Stand

Jet JBTS-10MJS With Stand Portable Table Saw Courtesy Jet

Highlight: Comes with an out feed extension table that extends 14.75 inches.

Tool stats: 4,000 rpm, 90 pounds, 25.5-inch rip capacity to the right of the blade with table extension.

About $600; Jet Tools

Makita 2705X1 With Stand

Makita 2705X1 With Stand Portable Table Saw Courtesy Makita

Highlight: Electric brake stops the blade faster.

Tool stats: 4,800 rpm, 114 pounds, 25-inch rip capacity to the right of the blade with table extension.

About $670; Makita

Craftsman Evolv 28461

Craftsman Evolv 28461 Portable Table Saw Courtesy Craftsman

Highlight: Tabletop is made of stamped steel to keeps cost down.

Tool stats: 4,800 rpm, 61 pounds, 12-inch rip capacity to the right of the blade with table extension.

About $150; Craftsman

Craftsman 28462

Craftsman 28462 Portable Table Saw Courtesy Craftsman

Highlight: Comes with a rear out feed table that extends 16 inches.

Tool stats: 5,000 rpm, 76 pounds, 30-inch rip capacity to the right of the blade with table extension.

About $230; Craftsman

Craftsman 28463

Craftsman 28463 Portable Table Saw Courtesy Craftsman

Highlight: A bevel scale built into the tabletop for easy readings.

Tool stats: 5,000 rpm, 76 pounds, 24-inch rip capacity to the right of the blade with table extension.

About $275; Craftsman

Craftsman 21828

Craftsman 21828 Portable Table Saw Courtesy Craftsman

Highlight: Wheels built into the cabinet and a telescoping handle for easy transport.

Tool stats: 5,000 rpm, 61.5 pounds, 24-inch rip capacity to the right of the blade with table extension.

About $330; Craftsman

Craftsman 21807

Craftsman 21807 Portable Table Saw Courtesy Craftsman

Highlight: Cast-iron table absorbs more vibration than cast aluminum.

Tool stats: 5,000 rpm, 72.5 pounds, 24-inch rip capacity to the right of the blade with table extension.

About $300; Craftsman

Ryobi RTS20

Ryobi RTS20 Portable Table Saw Courtesy Ryobi

Highlight: Stand has four feet, not wheels, for increased stability.

Tool stats: 5,000 rpm, 55 pounds, 30-inch rip capacity to the right of the blade with table extension.

About $270; Ryobi

Ryobi R4510

Ryobi R4510 Portable Table Saw Courtesy Ryobi

Highlight: Lightest of the portable table saws shown.

Tool stats: 5,000 rpm, 50 pounds, 25-inch rip capacity to the right of the blade with table extension.

About $200; Ryobi

Ridgid R4510

Ridgid R4510 Portable Table Saw Courtesy Ridgid

Highlight: The micro adjustment dial accurately adjusts the fence.

Tool stats: 4,400 rpm, 94 pounds, 25-inch rip capacity to the right of the blade with table extension.

About $500; Ridgid

Hybrid Saws

As the name implies, these hybrid saws combine features from both cabinet and portable saws. You get broad, cast-iron tabletops paired with 15-amp, 120-volt motors; and though the cabinets are hefty steel, the trunnions are mounted to the underside of the table. You won't be able to carry these saws, but you can easily roll them around a shop.

Hybrid table saws are good for: Experienced DIYers who want more accuracy and capacity without spending big bucks for a cabinet saw.

What to look for: Cast-iron table extensions; adjustable fence and trunnions; adjustable-height wheels; bump on/off switch; dust collection port.

Porter-Cable PCB270TS

Porter-Cable PCB270TS Hybrid Saw Courtesy Porter-Cable

Highlight: With one step, you can raise this saw to move it around the shop.

Tool stats: 3,450 rpm, 220.5 pounds, 30-inch rip capacity to the right of the blade with rail extensions.

About $600; Porter Cable

Craftsman 21833

Craftsman 21833 Hybrid Saw Courtesy Craftsman

Highlight: Least expensive of the hybrid saws featured.

Tool stats: 3,450 rpm, 265 pounds, 30-inch rip capacity to the right of the blade with rail extensions.

About $500; Craftsman

Cabinet Saws

The quiet, 220-volt motors in these saws cut through the hardest stock, hour after hour, without bogging down. Cabinets are metal and extend to the floor for the best dust collection. The tops are cast iron, wide, and stable, which makes it easy to cut sheet goods. The trunnions are cabinet-mounted, so you get minimal vibration and maximum accuracy. They're also heavy; some weigh over 600 pounds. Once a cabinet saw's in place, that's where it stays.

Cabinet saws are good for: Advanced cabinetmakers who need power and accuracy but not portability.

What to look for: Cast-iron table extensions; trunnions and fence that can be fine tuned; accessible adjustment wheels; bump on/off switch; dust-collection port.

Jet 708675PK

Jet 708675PK Cabinet Saw Courtesy Jet

Highlight: Push-button arbor lock for quick blade changes.

Tool stats: 4,300 rpm, 3-hp motor, 510 pounds, 50-inch rip capacity to the right of the blade with table extension.

About $2,100; Jet Tools

SawStop PCS31230

SawStop PCS31230 Cabinet Saw Courtesy SawStop

Highlight: Saw blade stops and retracts when it contacts skin.

Tool stats: 4,000 rpm, 3-hp motor, 426 pounds, 36-inch rip capacity to the right of the blade with table extension.

About $2,900; SawStop

SawStop PCS175

SawStop PCS175 Cabinet Saw Courtesy SawStop

Highlight: Saw blade stops and retracts when it contacts skin.

Tool stats: 3,450 rpm, 1.75-hp motor, 367 pounds, 36-inch capacity to the right of the blade with table extension.

About $2,300; SawStop

Powermatic 2000

Powermatic 2000 Cabinet Saw Courtesy Powermatic

Highlight: Built-in retractable casters to move the saw around.

Tool stats: 4,300 rpm, 3-hp motor, 627 pounds, 30-inch rip capacity to the right of the blade with table extension.

About $2,700; Powermatic

Laguna MTS0200-0180

Laguna MTS0200-0180 Cabinet Saw Courtesy Laguna

Highlight: Sloped dust chute improves dust collection.

Tool stats: 4,500 rpm, 3-hp motor, 485 pounds, 50-inch rip capacity to the right of the blade with table extension.

About $1,695; Laguna Tools

General 650R

General 650R Cabinet Saw Courtesy General

Highlight: Available as a left or right tilt table saw.

Tool stats: 4,000 rpm, 3-hp motor, 495 pounds, 50-inch rip capacity to the right of the blade with table extension.

About $3,000; General

Grizzly G0651

Grizzly G0651 Cabinet Saw Courtesy Grizzly

Highlight: Digital bevel readout.

Tool stats: 3,600 rpm, 3-hp motor, 638 pounds, 52-inch rip capacity to the right of the blade with table extension.

About $1,995; Grizzly

Delta 36-L552

Delta 36-L552 Cabinet Saw Courtesy Delta

Highlight: Heavy cast-iron base for improved stability and vibration control.

Tool stats: 4,00 rpm, 5 hp motor, 665 pounds, 52-inch rip capacity to the right of the blade with table extension.

About $3,500; Porter Cable