Best Table Saw Reviews 2017
We have reviewed some of the best table saws that are in the market today. Many people use a circular saw for ripping their way through wood. That is indeed a handy and quick method of getting some work done.
Where they fail miserably is that they are a bit clumsy, not particularly accurate, and not that great at doing smaller and finer cuts. That is where a table saw will come into its own. Now I should say right upfront that not that many people will need one of these in their workshop.
They will take up room, and if you are not going to be cutting wood on a regular basis, then I would not recommend investing in one of these as they are not cheap. However, on the other hand if you are a professional, or someone who likes working on projects, then I think these are great.
The basic premise behind them is that the machine stays fixed, while you work with the wood. They can also crosscut, rip, miter and even bevel.
Table Saw Buying Guide
Know Your Space
In almost all cases these will be used by woodworkers throughout the country. One of the most important considerations you should take into account is the amount of space you have available to be able to locate your saw and do your work. For many of us that space is pretty limited. We try to include our saw along with other tools inside our garage. That garage also happens to hold a ton of other things so space is premium for many people.
The ones that are affordable are called bench top saws (portable saws) and they are not quite as good as the contractor’s saw that you would find in factories or wood stores. These bench top saws are similar in nature to a table saw and are more cost effective for most people.
A Working Tool
Your table saw will get a lot of work. Even if right at the start you think you may not use it that much, then please trust me, it will become a real work horse for you. Therefore it needs to de really durable and be able to withstand a lot of use and abuse. The chap in the video below offers some very useful buying advice for people getting a table saw for the first time.
Pick The Right Blade
The blade is what does the cutting and the better the blade the better the cut. In this case size matters a lot guys! The 10″ blade is ideal for most users. Something like this can also be shared with your other saws such as a mitre saw. That is always worth keeping in mind.
Table Saw Capacity
This is an important feature of any table saw. It is the distance between the rip fence and the blade. It is this distance that determines what widths of wood you can cut. Many of the table saws will have an extendable rip fence which allows you to greatly increase these widths. This is a “must have” feature in my opinion.
Storage and Portability
Bench tops or portable table saws are pretty easy to lift and store away when you are finished your work. I like the idea of a stand with wheels as this makes it easier. Table saws, even small ones, are still heavy enough if you have to lift them regularly. Having it on stand with wheels will save your back and arms.
In this article though, I will be concentrating on the actual table saws, and what to look for, if you are considering buying one of those.
This is often overlooked but I think it is one of the most important features of all. A table saw will create a lot of dust and you need to have something that will deal with the bulk of this.
Dewalt DW745 – 10″ Table Saw
This one costs around $300 and is the one that I use myself especially if I am out working on a job. I don’t think there is a better one out there, and this saw will get through tough hardwood with some considerable ease.
It has the Dewalt brand name of course so you know the quality will be good. Apart from that, the only way I can explain this, is that you have to use it, to see just how powerful this one really is.
This product would always be my number one choice. If you can afford it just buy it and you will not be disappointed.
There is a lot to this saw, so rather than try to cover it all here, I have a more detailed review right here.
Rockwell RK7323 Blade Runner
Many people will not have the budget for the one above. I checked around to see what else was available in the market and this one certainly caught my eye. This one will cost you under $120 and it gets really super reviews. Over 62 buyers at Amazon have rated this one at an average 4.3 out of 5 stars which is indeed a sign that this is a very good product.