A portable table saw is a great tool for fine woodworking. It allows you to make precise cuts in a variety of materials, including hardwoods. The saw is also easy to transport, making it ideal for use in a workshop or on the job site.
20 Best Portable Table Saw For Fine Woodworking
1. DeWalt DWE7485 8-1/4 in. Compact Jobsite Table Saw
Metal roll cage base for jobsite durability
Compact size for easy transportation and storage
On board storage for guard, fence, wrenches and miter gauge
24-1/2 in of rip capacity for ripping 4 x 8 plywood or OSB sheets
Rack and pinion telescoping fence rails make fence adjustments fast, smooth and accurate
This Dewalt table saw is equipped with a 15-amp 5800 RPM motor that will let you rip through hardwood with ease. The dual rack and pinion fence rails help make adjustments faster, smoother, and more accurate.
The compact size makes this table saw easy to transport and store, and it has a 24. 5-in rip capacity when it comes to ripping 4 x 8 plywood and OSB sheets. The metal roll cage base is more durable than plastic bases.
The table coating reduces friction for smoother cutting. Weighing in at just 46 lb, this table saw can easily be moved on and off the job. It’s even equipped with a dust port that allows for 2 1/2-in vacuum connection to minimize clean up.
Before laying out this sort of money on a circular saw I did endless research on this and other sites selling the machine, but the best reviews came from YouTube. Although more expensive than some of the others it is worth every penny of the extra cost.
In particular, the most important part of a table saw is the fence and I cannot fault this. It is fixed at both ends and is controlled by a rotating wheel. There is a scale and pointer to give the finished thickness.
You do have to calibrate the saw before using it for fine work but this is very straightforward and the are some excellent instructions on YouTube for this very machine. Once calibrated it holds its settings although I would recommend that you regularly check the squareness of the blade to the table as the method of fixing is not the strongest.
Blade changing is quick and simple. There is an outlet for dust extraction but you will need to pack out the hole if you are using a standard vacuum hose when visiting site. It has everything I need for both carpentry and joinery.
Ordered the DeWalt DWE7485 table saw from FFX, it arrived within 24hrs! Saw blade was vertical on arrival requiring zero adjustment from factory setting. Similarly the blade was parallel to the fence and required no adjustment.
I ordered a pair of JessEm feather boards and DeWalt safety pawl before trying the saw, having discovered the dangers involved – this is my first table saw! The noise when operating is not excessive, and is easily lessened with basic ear protectors.
With my first cut of a piece of skirting board I thought the blade had dropped down, as there was no resistance or change of sound, but the board had been cut without effort. The cut finish with the blade supplied as standard was very clean and smooth.
The power ON switch was easy to locate, and the STOP button very easy to operate by hand or knee. The blade stopped rotating very quickly after hitting the STOP button. A very well made table saw, with a quality feel.
The rip fence is amazing, very easy to adjust, and locks solidly at the required settings. I can recommend this saw.
Had a cheaper, less powerful table saw before this one. It lasted through a few projects, and did it’s job. However there was always a fair bit of work to get accuracy to an acceptable standard as the fence was a bit wobbly and the blade had some play as well.
Recently decided to bit the bullet and upgrade to something a little more premium for the next few projects on the horizon. I can’t believe the difference it has made. The saw was accurate straight out of the box, the rack and pinion fence is extremely solid and soo easy to operate.
Where before I would have spend minutes for each new sized cut. I now takes seconds. The blade is decent and fine for general ripping, but I plan to upgrade to a Diablo blade as I occasionally have some finer work.
It has ripped comfortably through cypress pine as well as merbau. Reviews complain about the mitre fence, It does have a slight play, but but for my purposes it was fine. Portability wise, it has a bit of weight, but easy grips ensure that you are Ok moving it around a bit.
Highly recommended with the standout being the rack and pinion fence system.
The new metaboHPT 10 In. jobsite table with fold and roll stand features a 15 Amp motor with 4,500 RPM’s to powerfully and easily rip through tough hardwoods. The stand is designed with sturdy legs for easy set up and break down, providing stability while in use.
The C10RJM stand also incorporates durable wheels to ensure the user can maneuver through tough terrain with ease. This table saw provides convenient on board storage for the push stick, blade guard, anti-kickback pawls and other accessories.
Capable of a 3-1/8 In. cut at 90 degrees and 2-1/4 In. cut at 45 degrees, the user-friendly table saw is sure to be a second to none on the jobsite!.
Altogether a good saw. I picked it up because of the awesome rip capacity and because it was on sale. I tested it right away cutting a decent amount of red oak and white oak boards. I am a carpenter and i am working on flooring jobs once in a while.
The motor is pretty powerful and handles oak very well. That s a big win in my book, and i can honestly say i was really trying to push it to the limit, popping the barkers twice. I can t say i was impressed with the dust collection though, but to be fair it’s not great for table saws in general.
Not really impressed with the flatness of the table either which is at the limit of acceptable on my saw and also the paint was chipping in certain places also. The fact that is has a bunch of critical plastic components make me pretty worried and i would have returned the saw but it’s not really my main saw so i am eager to see what the future holds.
The fence system it’s pretty awesome, almost identical with the one the yellow brand has. That was actually a selling point for me, i would consider it medium duty though and i was already wondering if i can find parts in order to replace it , just in case.
I want to be honest t, i would not pay full price for this saw. i would go to industry standard buy sadly i consider that one at least 100$ to 150 $ overpriced. Regardless, after finding this Metabo saw on sale, using it , studying it, thinking about the wear and tear, abusing it a bit even to actually decide if it will be returned right away, i am actually pretty pleased with it and will probably recommend it to a fellow tradesman.
For the sale price it would be best bang for the buck in this category in my opinion. I have been working with a multitude of saws for the past 20 years.
I, and apparently, a lot of others have had trouble with the riving knife aligning with the blade leading to “snags” as the board tries to make up the difference. Simple fix. First, have a beer or soda; soda might be better.
Next, cut a thin slice of the empty can, maybe 3/8 wide. Attach some double stick tape to one side of the shim. With a long nose plier, slip it between the knife clamps on the side that needs shifting.
Mine was the main body, not the movable jaw. Attach to the fixed jaw, not the knife. I found one layer of aluminum. aluminium for you other English speakers. and one layer of tape works perfectly. so far.
2 thicknesses of aluminum was too much. Some suggest bending the riving knife, but what if you overdo it? This is, at least, reversible.
Measure twice, cut once, and make quick work of everything from plywood to pine and beyond. With the power and precision of the Skilsaw 10 Inch Portable Worm Drive Table Saw, you’ll get the job done right the first time.
This Skilsaw worm drive table saw features a dual field motor that runs cooler so it can work harder longer. You’ll be able to do quick fix fence adjustments with the rack and pinion fence system, plus a left side support helps you manage extra large stock.
Keep dust and debris under control by attaching a vacuum to the dust chute, or use the convenient dust elbow to direct it into a bucket for easy disposal. This table saw comes with an adjustable and tilting 24 tooth Skilsaw carbide blade with a max cutting depth of 3 5/8 inches at 90 degrees.
Take this saw wherever the job takes you. The rugged heavy duty stand features 16 inch wheels, giving you the ability to roll over stairs or any tough terrain that might be in your way.
I came close to buying the SKIL table saw that has foldable legs and is not a worm gear. However that was taking for ever to get shipped so I upgraded and bought this one and am very happy I did as it is so easy to move around with I would say is the best rolling cage in the business.
So why only 3 stars? It is because I cannot get a perfect straight cut. If I cut say two inches one end will be two inches and the other end 1. 90 inches or so and enough that one can see the difference by just eyeballing it.
I spent several hours in adjusting the fence in the hopes of a straight cut. I even bought a digital measuring gauge to measure exact distances. Now the saw blade is not square. It is 90 degrees sq. to the table but it is twisted by about 45 mm from end to end when one does a test where a tooth is marked and measured and then the blade rotated till that same tooth is on the other side.
Now there are 4 hex screws to adjust the blade but I am unable to get them loose with the hex wrench provided. I then tried my own heavier duty hex wrench and I cannot get them lose. I even put a hollow pipe at the end of the heck wrench for extreme leverage and still cannot get the hex bolt lose.
So I am stuck with a twisted blade that one could adjust if one could loosen the screws.
I bought this because my son has one and I have used it for various projects. Really not hard to assemble. Took me about 30 minutes. It only required some minor adjustments to meet my exacting standards.
The 90 degree setting was about 1/10th of a degree off, but was not difficult to adjust. The fence zero was pretty much the same. I found the guide tape to be reasonably accurate, but I always use my own tape te set the fence.
The fence itself was parallel to within a small fraction and it was adjustable to tolerance. The plattin on my saw is flat, I checked it with a 4 foot level, a straight edge and a second level. Any imperfections are negligible and minute.
I couldn’t see a backlight shone behind the levels or straight edge. My son’s was equally accurate when I checked it. If the saw bogs or trips a breaker it is being fed too fast or the user is binding the cut.
I have cut sheet goods and ripped dimensional lumber without a problem. The hardest to rip was treated 4×4. It takes two people and the piece must be flipped to get a through cut. I was not sawmill accurate because the 4x4s were not straight, but the saw did the job nicely.
I have had a couple of other portable table saws, but the Skil is the best of the lot.
I have a contractor on-site doing some work for me. As I was wheeling this saw up my dirt driveway his worker said “Wow! What is that?” I had to show it off by folding it up and storing it in my workshop.
Meanwhile, the contractor is doing battle with his 2HP SEARS Craftsman table saw. I can hear it binding up as he attempts to rip some facia boards. I’m the homeowner who cringes when the contractors I hire show up with mitre saws that cut 92 degree right angles, or flip phones with resolution so low they can’t make out the pictures I send them of their workers papering over rotten roof decking.
I have pump jacks and a brake machine. I’m a former roofing and siding guy who now programs computers and who invests heavily into tools so I do the job myself. The contractors? They’re here because the wife doesn’t want my 63 year old butt on a scaffold.
Yeah, I’m THAT PITA homeowner. For years I’ve been itching for a table saw. Wife kept telling me to buy already. Looking at Jet and a few other $3000 saws. Never pulled the trigger I have a contractor on-site doing some work for me.
As I was wheeling this saw up my dirt driveway his worker said “Wow! What is that?” I had to show it off by folding it up and storing it in my workshop. Meanwhile, the contractor is doing battle with his 2HP SEARS Craftsman table saw.
I can hear it binding up as he attempts to rip some facia boards. I’m the homeowner who cringes when the contractors I hire show up with mitre saws that cut 92 degree right angles, or flip phones with resolution so low they can’t make out the pictures I send them of their workers papering over rotten roof decking.
Yeah, I’m that homeowner. Didn’t seem right. Man I’m so glad I procrastinated.
Worksite Table Saw with Gravity-Rise Wheeled Stand delivers both professional rip capacity and outstanding portability for a tool that can get the job done, wherever it is. The powerful 15-Amp saw delivers 4.
0 max HP for outstanding productivity. It also incorporates soft-start circuitry for smooth but quick ramp-up to the operating speed. It includes Constant Response circuitry to help maintain speed under load, restart protection to avoid accidental startup and overload protection.
The SquareLock rip fence is engineered for maximum trueness and great ease-of-use. It includes an enhanced auxiliary fence for narrow workpieces. The lighter GTA47W Gravity-Rise Wheeled Stand has 8 In.
treaded rubber-composite tires and a single-action design for easy set-up and transport. It is jobsite-ready with heavy-duty construction. The Smart Guard System features a three-position adjustable riving knife, anti-kickback pawls and non-obstructed-view barrier guard assembly.
The table saw provides a 30 In. x 22-1/2 In. tabletop with a 30 In. rip capacity for ripping 4 Ft. wide sheets goods in half.
I had one for about two years and I cringed every time I went to turn it on because of the extreme noise level. I had to start wearing ear protection every time I used it. I normally don’t wear ear protection with my power tools, and I’ve been using power tools for over 30yrs.
But the noise actually hurt my ears. It seemed to resonate and thus be amplified throughout the frame and housing of the device. The noise level of this saw is rediculous. Also, the fence could not be paralelled to the blade (maybe there was blade adjustments, I don’t know) without hand-forcing it to a subjective non-rest angle and locking it right away (and doing a test cut) before starting to saw.
Also, the fence did not glide nicely but had to be budged and coerced, not a lot, but just enough to be very annoying.
Had this saw for about 4 years on my work shop and used it occasionally. The fence needed to be constantly checked for trueness and last week the motor failed. I requested Bosch sell me the saw without the stand which I already had purchased with my saw.
They wouldn’t have it. Nope, can’t help you. Bosch lost a customer…. buyer beware!!!.
Once assembled only adjustment needed was squaring up the miter gauge and setting up the fence. Saw has soft start feature which is hard to find in a saw at this price range. The gravity rise table is a nice feature allowing me to easily move the saw.
After reading reviews on this saw I decided to purchase it. It now compliments my Bosch compound miter saw.
The most versatile, multi-material cutting quality table saw on the market. The RAGE5-S will easily cut steel, aluminum, wood, even wood with embedded nails and plastic, using just one blade. Excellent at ripping thin stock, making accurate cross cuts and handling sheet materials.
Featuring a collapsible leg assembly with wheels, this saw is easy to transport and move around the worksite plus its compact and easy to store ready for your next project. Supplied with a premium 10, 28 tooth carbide tipped blade.
Super tough tungsten carbide teeth stay sharper for longer giving an accurate, reliable & smooth cut through a variety of materials including steel!.
Delivery excellent. One rail was damaged but replacement was sent immediately. It takes a little while to build and set up so that everything is square but once done it cuts beautifully. The table extensions allow for cutting a relatively large sheet accurately I found the cut to be very smooth without any ‘tear out’.
I have used it on several different woods now of differing thicknesses and it has coped comfortably with all of them. The only issue is that it has a rather harsh start up and can blow fuses on a normal home circuit.
However, using an extension to slow the surge seems to have cured this. It stores easily after folding and is no trouble to move where required and open up again for use. Very pleased with this saw.
Bought this saw because the Rage TCT blade is good for cutting metal as well as wood, and used it for all sorts of jobs as a site saw on a self build project. We’ve used it to cut stainless panels, steel roof sheets and mostly all sorts of sheet materials and other timber.
The blade cut 25mm laminated ply worktops cleanly (as good as the factory cut edges) and made light work of 18mm WBP ply. The blade diameter and motor power (2400w) are a good compromise. More would be better, but this was OK.
Depth of cut (67mm?) is enough for most stud work and battens. Assembly was a bit fiddly, but follow the instructions and you get there without trouble. The frame looks flimsy, but is very stable, surprisingly solid in use.
The clamping rip-fence works well, but the sliding table is a bit jerky. (It just slides, not on roller bearings. ) We keep it clean, but it needs to be used carefully. The table top is cast aluminium, a bonus, whereas the motor housing is moulded plastic: could be more robust.
Some of the spring-loaded clamp screws shake loose, so look out for these and check before use. Off switch is well-positioned: one touch with your knee at the end of a cut and you are safe. Discarded the blade guard: falls down onto your workpiece and obscures your view.
Maybe I’m not using it right, but this is the one feature not thought through properly. Overall, very pleased with this tool. Contractors on site thought it a good bit of kit, not pro grade perhaps, but not far off.
4 stars is a bit mean, maybe, but there is some room for improvement. I’m sure this would come at a higher price, though, and this is very good value as it is.
I purchased the saw understanding that it had some potential flaws but the price, the extending table features and the ability to fold it away convinced me to buy it. As other reviewers I watched the YouTube video on how to construct and it took just under 2 hours.
Once assembled there was a little faff to get things sliding smoothly, the riving knife aligned and tighten some screws that were missed during manufacture. Please be aware though that there are some design flaws such as the plastic plate where the blade comes through.
It’s way too flexible and the gaps allows thin off-cuts to fall inside the blade housing. After spending time fishing bits of wood out of the blade housing, I used gaffer tape to remove the gaps on each side and this has worked really well.
The other aspect to watch out for is to make sure the fence is always parallel and worth measuring the fence distance to the front and rear of the blade before making cuts. If it’s off slightly it can be manually jiggled parallel before clamping tight.
Also be aware that the blade on this machine has a 1 inch bore rather than the more usual 30mm. Overall though, the good features far outweigh the niggles and its well worth the money (in the UK at least).
I’d say that the quality was acceptable for the price. Not great but also not bad. I’ve used it extensively to build a large bed and I’m really pleased that I purchased it. I’d also recommend watching the review on Casualdiy by Tomasz as he has done a really good review and has also reviewed different blades.
Portable Worm Drive Table Saw delivers our legendary Worm Drive power in a light, portable design. Created for jobsite productivity, this compact powerhouse features a 2-5/8 in. depth of cut and 25 in.
rip capacity to tear through sheet goods and slice up to 3x. Durable, all-metal construction stands up to jobsite abuse. The rack and pinion system makes fast, smooth fence adjustments for precise cuts.
Our patented Dual-FieldTM Motor stays cooler, so it can work harder, longer. Now you don’t have to sacrifice power and torque to get a table saw that’s easy to transport.
This saw has made my projects faster, easier, and more exact. I had hit a wall with how good the items I was building around my house could get. I got different tools to compensate, to an include, strait edges, cutting jigs and the kreg rip cut.
All of them had their own uses and helped in their own ways. They helped me build night stands, end tables, coffee tables and bed frames. But things in the front of the back were always a just a little off.
Not so much I couldn’t hide it with a little glue and sawdust, but the repeatability was always lacking. I was hesitant to get a table saw for the fear of, if you get hurt, good chance it’s on a table saw, (or router really.
) I looked over a handful and settled on this over the Hercules (I wasn’t paying full price for a dewalt knockoff) the Dewalt (great saw, but small, like a toy) the Metabo (I didn’t like the gear to raise and lower the fence was plastic, not metal, but it’s a beast of a saw) and the Bosch, I didn’t like the base being plastic, it somehow drops and breaks, then what?) Once I’d seen a free stand was included, that was that.
I ordered the skilsaw and out of the box, near perfect. Miter gauge is plastic but I have no idea why people complain, they should have a piece of plywood in front of it anyway, so really it’s plastic and plywood.
But it works. It cuts with ease. In a very odd way. I’m use to cutting wood. Not just with japanese pull saws and circular saws, but miter saws and chisels and whatever else. And you are always, cutting wood.
Actively, cutting through it. With this I pushed a piece of 3/4 plywood to make the first cut and I almost though the blade wasn’t up. It went straight through with no effort, it’s odd at first. I can’t tell you how loud it is, I wear ear protection.
But thus far, making shaker nightstands, I love this saw. I did by Dado blades and plates but haven’t used them. So far, I can’t be happier with this. Everything, exact, easy, repeatable and if I want I can shave off pieces 1/4 the size of a toothpick.
This table saw is everything it was touted to be. Out of the box it was accurate and well made with few plastic parts. The fence is excellent and accurate and can be micro-adjusted with the rack and pinion gearing.
Adjustments to the blade and fence are easy to make if they need adjusting. The fairly small footprint is easy to fit into my small shop and the dust collection works quite well with my dust collector.
I highly recommend this table saw for anyone who doesn’t have room for a cabinet saw or the money to get a higher end stationary saw.
My saw arrived timely (thank you Acme) and in perfect condition. It was a breeze to set it up. The blade sat square to the table and was parallel to the fence and the miter channels. It has plenty of power.
I purchased my old Delta tablesae 16 years ago after the previous owner (a building contractor) had it for 10 years. So, by comparison, this saw is fantastic. One really irritating problem, I can’t connect my Dewalt shop vac to the exhaust port.
I’ve ordered 4 different adapters and none of them have allowed me to connect the vaca 13/4″ id male hose end to the saws 21/4″ od female exhaust port. Currently I’m using masking tape to hold it together! The irony is that the vac connects perfectly to my Skil miter saw.
The JET ProShop Table Saw offers features you expect from a high-end cabinet saw, in the compact design of a contactor-style machine. The redesigned transparent blade guard has independent leaves and the quick release riving knife reduces chance of kickback.
The exclusive ProShop fence system is available in 30 or 52 rip capacity.
It was obvious from the start that whoever wrote the assembly instructions did not use their instructions to assemble this saw, ever. If they had, they would have seen how bad they were. They were very specific in some cases and then provided no guidance in others.
The problems really showed when it came to installing the rails. I also believe that the hardware packages that were included were for another saw. At the end I had to scrounge in my shop for screws and nuts that would fit the piece I was working on to make it go together.
It is all straight and true now and runs. Now I will see how the saw operates in the coming weeks I only gave this 3 stars because I haven’t used it yet and am still a little hot from the assembly.
This saw features a 15 Amp motor and 5000 RPM to complete even the toughest DIY or professional jobs. Table Saw features integrated storage for accessories and a durable cast aluminum table top surface.
The included stand is foldable for easy transport and storage.
I bought this table saw after reading many reviews and watching several videos about it. The overwhelming reason for my purchase was to do repairs around my home. This model was easy to assemble and the directions were more than adequate in my opinion.
The unit only needed the most minute of adjustment out of the box , and for many, it would have been fine without any. The motor is powerful enough to cut most any wood product your average user would encounter.
I tested it out on a 4×4 post and didn’t notice any issues with bogging down or the overall quality of cut. Speaking of cut quality , the saw comes standard with a 24 tooth blade so it is what it is.
If you need better cut quality plan on investing in a higher quality blade as you would with any other saw. In closing I would have no issue recommending this unit to homeowners or the beginner who needs to get his feet wet and learn prior to investing larger sums of money for “producer” or professional level saws.
The value to price proposition is very strong with this unit.
The fence as is common with most entry level table saws is not precise – the back part does shift tiny fractions but I have some ideas I’m going to try to get it to stay fixed. The zero setting on the blade positioning actually gets the blade slightly off 90 degrees to the top of the table, so to actually fix it at right angle you can use a combination of a known square hardwood piece, the fence and carefully ensure the blade is perfectly at right angle and then tighten.
Just don’t rely on the written labels – it’s off by perhaps 0. 2 or 0. 5 degrees if you place it at zero. The biggest problem I saw was that the mitre track is non standard and if you want to use a box sled with this, that existing mitre track has edges sticking out that means a simple hardwood piece won’t sit perfectly.
I’m thinking about building a sled using the left and right side of the table top. There are two plastic pieces on the left side that acts as a stop when you fold the saw and use the wheels. They have to be removed if you want to create new tracks on the left and right.
Have to think if I want to proceed like this but I have not seen anyone present a better idea to use a sled on this thing. I thought I saw a picture of an outfeed assembly with this table saw but this doesn’t come with one.
Because the legs stand out a bit, if you really want an outfeed you have to see if your box or cabinet with adjustable height to take long sheets will go across – mine can’t go flush because of the legs.
You can build a simpler legs and use any solid flat sheet to act as a custom outfeed — or you can choose to remove the legs and stand it on a different box. I chose to keep the legs because it actually does fold over and the wheels allow you to move it around easily – as long as you don’t have stair – it operates like a dolly with a table saw stuck on when you unlatch the lock on the legs and fold it.
I may not move it out until I decide to redo my deck (2021!) but I just don’t feel like removing it.
Brought this home and after a few minutes noticed the numerous design flaws. First was the miter gauge slot. there’s only 1 instead of the regular 2 and it being on the right side of the blade. Which means jigs such as featherboard or making a cross cut sled which make making cuts easier are now not usable.
The “convenient” storage for accessories are very horribly places and badly designed. The storage for the blade guard is a really tight fit taking several minutes of maneuvering to finally get it into place and is just as difficult to take out.
The miter gauge, push stick and wrenches are all stored underneath the saw table and you have to undo a nut all the way to get them out. which means poor sight to see what your doing, uncomfortable way to take out the accessories, and risk of dropping them repeatedly on the ground.
The last design problem is that if you don’t want to use the stand it, is removable, but then the dust chute drags on the ground. Whoever designed this had no idea what they were doing.
The Milwaukee M18 FUEL 8-1/4″ Table Saw with One-Key (Bare Tool) (2736-20) delivers the power of a 15 Amp corded saw with 24-1/2″ of Rip Capacity and up to 600 linear feet of cutting per charge. Designed for the professional carpenter, remodeler and general contractor, the cordless battery powered table saw is optimized for power, portability and productivity.
I own a small construction company. About 5 years ago I switched from Dewalt to Milwaukee for our cordless power tools. I also own Makita and Festool cordless and corded tools where I find Milwaukee doesn’t compete or where Milwaukees tools are inferior.
I purchased the Milwaukee M-18 table saw about 2 years ago. At the time we had two Dewalt corded 10” job site table saws. The Dewalt saws were outstanding, as a matter of fact I sold both of them to men who work for our trim sub contractors and Insee them on our job sites often.
So, when I bought the Milwaukee M-18 8 1/2” saw, it had very strong competition from Dewalt in this tool. Overall, I and my workers are satisfied with this saw. It’s powerful enough to rip plywood, and 2x lumber.
I’ve also ripped LVL’s and very heavy advantech subfloor and 1 1/2” MDF sheets that were glued to gather and being wrapped in a thermoplastic labor for shop shelving. The saw is not as powerful as the corded Dewalt with a thin kerf blade nor can it cut as thick of a board.
I have 6 HD 12. 0, 6 9. 0, 2 8. 0 and a a mix of smaller cell batteries from the 3. 0 HD all batteries and we keep 3 on each van. Tonight we ripped down a bunch of non returnable 2×4’s, 2×8’s and 2×10’s that were in the trash pile from a new build custom home.
We use 1. 5” by 1. 5” boards for furring and rather than purchasing them, we take the scrap from newly framed homes and rip them down then band them together. It’s time consuming but we end up salvaging lumber that normally goes to a landfill.
We also take any longer 2x scrap and clean them up for future use. For example all our homes are framed with 2×6 exteriors, 2×12 floor joists, 2×10 rafters or if called for… anything from 2x4x16 to LVL’s… we also clean up (cut back to square or into useful storable shapes.
Last year we threw away 6 40 yard dumpsters of scrap lumber. Anyway… back to the saw…. That being said, tonight I went through 3 M-12 batteries, well, 2 full batteries and about 1/2 of another. I cut about 600’ of 2x pine and Douglas fir (spelling??).
What I like: (1) lightweight compact and incredible transportable saw (2) ease of set up on the Milwaukee table saw stand. (3) simple and accurate rip fence. (4) power (5) Ease of adjusting blade height, blade angle, fence and the removal or install of the riving knife and safety cover.
Ergonomically… it’s well thought out… but not perfect. Truly, all Milwaukee needed to do was copy most of Dewalts portable table saw and in all fairness, it appears that Milwaukee did try. So where did Milwaukee fall short? Here are my thoughts and some of the thoughts of my workers.
(1) 10” blade would be appreciated. The 10” blade is more capable especially on 45-degree angles and on thicker materials. If Milwaukee can increase power… (2) Milwaukee uses a lot of plastic gears and poorly fit parts in the rack and pinion rip fence.
Yes it locks down but it just feels cheaply made in comparison to the Dewalt competition. (3) the rip fence measure tape is just a foil tape that has poor adhesive on the back. We leave these tools in vans.
Both saws we own have had the measure tape come Loose at the ends… then saw dust keeps them from being re-attached. Warranty covered the repairs but it took 3 weeks! (4) overall ergonomics and quality of build needs improvement considering that this saw is marketed as a “premium” professional contractor tool and it is not cheap.
Conclusion. We like the saw. We don’t plan on going back to Dewalts saws. However, we miss the quality of the Dewalt fence gearing, handles, larger blade, and overall power. With $20 dollars in better materials, with a little more thoughtfulness on ergonomics and a corporate goal that pushes excellence and absolute industry leading quality… well the saw could become something we are proud to own.
3 stars because 5 is perfect and 4 is the Dewalt saw.
Having a job come up that had no on site power, I decided to buy this cordless unit. once on the job site and opening the box an getting this setup, I noticed the blade was missing from the box, being the odd size blade and not having one on site, had to drive back to town to buy a blade.
Finally getting the unit running and checking everything for square. We ran our boards through the saw. Surprisingly the unit had the power to keep up and keep pace with our work. Being battery powered we we not sure if it will do what we wanted (being that we are used to the corded dewalt portable table saw).
We used the 12ah batteries and we only went through 2 of them for that day. Now the fence is something else. After running test pieces through and checking widths. we ran our boards through. during the glue up, we found that a lot of the boards were not lining up and process of elimination lead back to the fence.
The fence being clamped down it was loose. checking and fiddling with the catch did nothing. The manual does not show anything about adjusting the tension of the fence. We tried adjusting the fastener for the fence, but that either made it only snug or made it extremely hard to glide the fence.
Im not sure if this is normal for this saw. but this is a no no in my books and does not sit with my normally praising workmanship on Milwaukee gear. (and I own a lot of their M12, M18 line up). Basically Good power, great battery life, bad precision, bad fence.
I had to purchase this table saw three times,(i purchased it from the home depot)the first time I got it the saw had a crack near where the riving knife sits which made the blade not sturdy. Making the return to the home depot was a living hell, since i bought this as a combo kit with the stand, home depot insisted i had to return it all together, eventually i convinced them it is the exact same saw on their shelf.
The second table saw i got didnt even have its battery or charger. So i had to go to home depot yet again to get another saw, and the last saw i got the throat plate was warped, so i called milwaukee and asked them to send me another one which they obliged to do.
Just to find out that i had to swap the set screws the lock lever and the black sticker over to the new throat plate. Come on milwaukee i expect better i have bought a dozen milwaukee tools and have never had an issue like this.
Pros to this saw it is very compact and light, i immediately put a diablo blade on it. Cons i feel like the saw feels under powered when ripping a 2×8 8 ft stud i hope i dont have any issues ripping plywood, osb, melamine.
Improved air flow Provides electronic feedback Durable and heavy duty Dust Port Diameter 2. 5 inches Site-Pro modular guarding system allows for tool-free adjustments of guarding components appropriate for each application Exclusive telescoping fence delivers 24-1/2-inch rip capacity without sacrificing portability Rack and pinion fence rails make fence adjustments fast, smooth, and accurate Product details Benchtop · Wood Rack and pinion telescoping fence system makes fence adjustments fast smooth and accurate.
Patented material support can be used for narrow rip cuts. 32-12-in rip capacity easily cuts a variety of larger shelving and trim materials. Onboard storage system provides easy access to the blade guard assembly fence riving knife miter gauge wrenches push stick and cord wrap when not in use.
Rolling stand designed for easy set up and breakdown with excellent stability. Telescoping fence rails retract to create a small portable package. Flip over ripping fence allows for narrow rip cuts. 15 amp motor quickly rips through hardwoods with ease.
2-12-in dust collection port easily connects to a vacuum for efficient dust extraction.
I spent several weeks researching various modles of “Jobsite” or portable table saws: Skil, Metabo, Bosch, Sawstop, Rigid and of course DeWalt. I looked at many features: blade size, width of rip (able to rip a plywood sheet in half) , type/design of rip fence, stand design, set-up/alignment/adjustability for accuracy, motor power, etc.
I also read many, many customer reviews. One saw stood out for me, DeWalt DWE7491RS. It got high scores for every attribute that was important to me including a competitive price. I bought it yesterday and set it up today.
The quality of the build is excellent. All of the power train, controls and adjustments are metal. The alignment of all the critical components was near perfect right out of the box. I did find that there was shipping damage to the fence.
I called DeWalt customer service and a replacement fence is on its way at no charge. The table is flat, the blade is perpendicular to the table and the fence is parallel to the blade within 1/64 of an inch.
The blade comes to speed in a moment and does not dim the lights or pop the breaker. When folded up, it only takes about 4 square feet of floor space. It is relatively light weight and can be easily set-up/broken-down/moved around.
The legs are strong and steady given the angled attachment. I am happy with my choice, it is the right saw for me. I strongly recommend it to anyone who wants a high quality saw, moderate price, and compact size.
I recently moved and had to leave my 30 something year old craftsman table saw behind knowing I would have to replace it. When I looked at all of the saws at Lowes one thing was very apparent-You can buy a cheap table saw and that’s what you’ll get.
I really didn’t want to spend as much as I did for this saw but when it went on sale I couldn’t resist. Anyway, assembly of the stand was really easy and straight forward. The saw bolted right on and the stand is a breeze to stand up and put out of the way.
The only adjustment I had to make was a very minor adjustment of the plastic scale for zero. All of the cuts I have made so far have been dead on. I didn’t have to make any adjustment for the fence, It works smoothly and was parallel to the blade.
It’s really neat the way that there is storage for all of the accessories to keep them out of the way. If I had to complain about anything it would be about the supplied wrenches. They are very thin and will deform if you tighten the nuts and bolts too tight.
All in all I think this is a quality product and well worth the cost especially when compared to cheaper saws.
This is my first time purchasing a contractor saw–gotta say I’m impressed with this DeWalt model. i used it for recent renovations on a home cutting trim work and plywood for various jobs around the house.
Everything was cut accurately with no issue with lack of power. I have not tried using this saw to it’s full rip capacity, but I do like how they designed the fence/table system to allow larger rips on plywood–will be interesting to see how it works out.
Right out of the box assembling this saw, I like how all of the accessories were neatly stored on the saw for transportation. The push stick is stored right there on the fence within easy reach when it’s needed.
I was surprised how easy it was to load in my truck afterwards, tilt the handle on to the tailgate–lift and slide, went in super smooth. I would like to see a zero clearance insert included or even available, the opening on the included insert is a little large and on smaller pieces it was a bit dicey.
A Dado insert is available separately. Overall very impressed with this saw and would recommend it.
The SKIL TS6307-00 10 in jobsite table saw has a 25-1/2 in (64. 77 cm) rip capacity and is equipped with a 15 A motor, integrated foldable legs, rack and pinion fence rails and a dust port elbow to keep your jobsite clean.
The 15 A motor quickly rips through hardwoods with ease, while the rack and pinion fence rails make fence adjustments fast, smooth and accurate. With its 0 to 45 deg bevel capacity, the quick release lever allows for cuts between two positive stops at 0 and 45 deg and its 4 x 4 cutting capacity allows for swift 90 deg cutting.
The integrated foldable legs seamlessly form into a folding stand to provide portability and convenience, while the dust port elbow systematically redirects dust to a container for easy cleanup. This large coated cast aluminum tabletop saw comes equipped with a 10 in, 24-teeth carbide blade.
The parallel blade alignment allows for ease of blade adjustment along the rip fence and miter slot, for precise accurate cuts. This table saw features a safety anti-restart switch in case of power outages.
I am an amateur woodworker and was looking for a tool I could get started with. I dream to eventually use this as a backup to a larger cast-iron model. This saw exceeds those expectations on most levels: PRO: Both the fence and blade angles were square (and 45) right out of the box! PRO: Even the stickers for the miter gauge and fence adjustment were spot-on.
PRO: The cast-aluminum table is quite flat (for a jobsite saw). PRO: The legs are solid, with the 4th leg having a thoughtful adjustability to eliminate tipping. PRO: The whole thing is tight and lightweight that I don’t miss the wheels offered on other high-end jobsite models.
CON: The gearing makes the noise VERY loud compared to anything I’ve ever used. I wasn’t expecting top-shelf features or premium out-of-box quality from an economically priced and portable saw, but I think I got it! I’ve used the black and yellow high-end competing saw and I like this one better – it even LOOKS cooler than other jobsite saws.
The only one I’d trade it for, is the SawStop saw, which is priced ~4x the SKIL.
This is an outstanding compact table saw. There’s nothing on the market that compares to this. The fact that it has built in legs is a game changer for me. The convenience of just grabbing the saw folding out the legs and you’re ready to go to work is a great feature.
The saw is sturdy and built well. Needless to say this is not a commercial saw, it’s a basic saw that is designed to handle most any job you give it. Another feature that I really appreciate is the saw folds up so you can put it in a cabinet for storage.
If you are a cabinet builder then this saw is not for you. As a do it yourself this is the perfect saw. This is also a perfect on the job site saw for contractors. If you’re looking for a small compact 10 inch table saw that is fairly priced, light weight, compact, and can get the job done then look no further you’ve just found it.
I bought mine from Lowe’s in Folsom Ca. I highly recommend this table saw.
The Worx Bladerunner Portable Tabletop Saw is really a table saw that you can take anywhere. Most table saws are enormous and can take up an entire dedicated table in your workshop—and forget taking them out of the workshop and to the job site.
But the Bladerunner is made to give you the power of a much larger saw in a form-factor that makes it much more flexible. The rack and pinion fence system enables smooth and accurate cuts. And despite its smaller footprint (15-3/4” x 17”), the Bladerunner easily handles larger shelving and trim materials.
It’s the ultimate DIY machine because you can take it anywhere around the house, so flooring, cabinets, racks, and railing projects are all accomplished much easier. Plus, it’s simple to use. This design allows you to keep both hands free, so you can fully adjust the material as you need to.
The quick, tool-free blade change system is compatible with any 4” t-shank jigsaw blade. And the base provides on-board storage for its miter gauge, rip fence, and blades. With a stroke length of ¾” and a no-load speed of 3000/min you’ll have more than enough capacity and power to tackle jobs both big and small.
Stop bringing projects to your table saw and start bring the Bladerunner to your projects.
I have used this 4 times. Anytime I try and cut wood using the guide, (like you would with a table saw), I cannot cut the wood to the same dimension. I am cutting mdf and kick board that is 1/4 of an inch.
The issue appears to be when sliding the wood along the fence, i put horizontal pressure (a little) to keep the wood against the fence. This deflects the blade and you end up cutting a piece that is smaller in width that you had intended.
If you have the metal arm up you will find that the cut does not pass by the metal arm guide. I have not found a way to cut (i. e. rip a piece of wood, like kick board, small sheet of mdf) straight. Even cutting large pieces of wood or plastic pipe and not using the guide, you still need to be careful that you do not push against the blade as you will deform it and not cut straight.
I own many many Worx products, and this is the first one I’m truly disappointed with. I had high hopes based on the size and features, but I was very let down by the performance. I used it for the first time today to rip some 1/2″ planks and 3/8″ strips as part of a project to add jambs to my pocket door, and the rip cuts were all over the place.
The blade wobbles (the board pushes it around too easily), so it was impossible to get a clean, straight cut. I had the blade cover well clamped, and used the guide per the instructions, I even took it real slow – but no help.
I had to run the board through a few times just to get a useable edge, but the board still looks horrible (I’ll have to use a healthy dose of putty to fix the finished product. Unfortunately, I’m out of the return period (I should have tested it out sooner), or I’d get rid of this tool.
I can see how this saw would be good for jigsaw cuts, but not as a table saw alternative or for ripping boards.
I saw this online and the reviews were pretty good overall for performance and versatility, but I don’t get it. I picked one up, unpacked it, took a look, turned it on to listen to it, then returned it to the store.
It’s very flimsy. This may be fine for light weight applications such as a hobbyist building bird houses, but nothing heavier than that. It says it can cut wood up to 1 1/2″ but you’d be there all day for each cut and after listening to it run, I suspect the motor would burn out pretty quickly.
Using it to cut metal pipe? You’d be better off with a handheld hacksaw. It’s a jigsaw mounted upside down to a plastic table. That’s it. Before buying this saw, seriously consider the applications you have in mind.
The Milwaukee M18 FUEL 8-1/4 inch Table Saw with One-Key delivers the power of a 15A Corded Saw, 24-1/2 inch of Rip Capacity and Up to 600 linear Feet of cutting per charge. Designed for professional carpenter, remodeler and general contractor the Milwaukee M18 FUEL 8-1/4 inch Table Saw with One-Key is optimized for power, portability and productivity.
The POWERSTATE Brushless Motor provides 5,800 RPM and higher speeds under load for corded cutting performance. REDLINK PLUS intelligence ensures maximum performance and protection from overload, overheating and over discharge.
The M18 REDLITHIUM High Output HD12. 0 battery delivers unmatched run-time in all applications. The rack and pinion fence system maintains accuracy and allows for quick adjustments. For maximum productivity, the tool has on board storage for the included accessory and a tool free guard and riving knife changes.
An all metal frame provides durability for daily jobsite use.
Members of my family and I have been long time users of Milwaukee tools and I recently got M18 table saw and had an issue that was resolved by the customer service team. They went well above and beyond my expectations and successfully resolved the issue and I have only positive remarks about my experience.
I recommend getting the saw table accessory, it is very easy to use and greatly improves the stability of the saw. The saw itself has some nice features such as ease of use, portability, component storage and power! I do a lot of outside work with my tools and prefer battery tools as they eliminate the need for A/C power and allow for remote work environments.
In my many years of experience Milwaukee tools have proven to be the most reliable tools and deliver the power to perform to my expectations.
The DEWALT DWE7491RS offers you greater mobility by pairing a DEWALT table saw with a rolling stand. This 10 in. jobsite table saw is powered by a 15 Amp motor with a 32-1/2 in. rip capacity that lets you cut larger shelving, trim boards, and hardwoods with ease.
A rack and pinion fence system makes fence adjustments fast, smooth and accurate. The rolling table saw stand is designed for easy set up and break down with excellent stability. Don’t let an inferior saw blade slow down your circular saw.
Step up to a DEWALT Construction Saw Blade DW3112 and slice through a variety of jobsite building materials, including construction lumber, plywood, OSB and siding.
I have owned 4 table saws and used several company saws over the years. This saw is by far the best “jobsite” table saw I have ever used. I was a little leery about the 8″ blade. There are so many more blade choices with a 10″ blade.
I haven’t missed the extra height of the blade and the blade that came with the saw has been fantastic for ripping, crosscuts, plywood, OSB. I plan on just using the same blade when I replace it. The saw is exceptionally thought out.
I love how the fence comes off easily and mounts underneath for storage. All of the other accessories and neatly (and tightly) stored on the saw as well. Super ergonomics! I mentioned I was leery about the 8″ blade.
But the 8″ saw has the same power as the 10″ model, but it spins the blade 1000 RPM’s faster. As such, the saw screams through anything I have ran through it with perfect results. The extra RPM’s make it exceptionally fast cutting.
I have been pleasantly surprised at how well it works. My last saw was a Makita. I was very pleased with it and thought I would buy another. I was shocked that the Makita was $140 more. The DeWalt is also much better designed and not only was it cheaper, I think it is far better.
Makita needs to up their game! I LOVE the frame on the DeWalt so much better than the plastic base on the Makita as well. This little DeWalt is exceptional and it stores so compactly and is really easy to lug around on the jobsite.
I love it and would HIGHLY recommend it to a friend.
I got this saw as a gift from my brother a couple of days ago. Unfortunately, it came with a pitted top that both had major indents and raised points. The fence also came dented. So, I took it back to exchange it.
However, the replacement had similar, though not as a terrible indents on the top and the mitre gauge came all scratched up. It appeared to have been used before and it was clearly an open box product (without any markings or a discount to indicate it was a returned item).
Finally, I went back and asked to have someone help me pick out an undamaged table saw and got one that was acceptable. Still the top on this one is not flat and the factory calibrations on the fence and saw blade were lacklustre.
It’s fine for the price, but just be careful when picking one out at the store. I will say the Home Depot employee that helped me exchange the product was super helpful and very nice. Even though I had to return it twice, I’d still recommend the saw for the sale price.
Purchased this when I first got into woodworking and did a great job at the time. It’s easy to assemble, but I wish the blade came preinstalled. The push stick and the fence aren’t the greatest, but the price you have to ignore those issues.
I used it to build furniture, flooring and other random DIY projects at home. If you are a serious woodworker, then this isn’t for you. For the average home owner or DIY’er, this is a great starting saw.
For a DIY hobbyist, this tool is useable if you use rafter squares and a ruler to set the rip fence. The crosscut miter tool is very sloppy in the miter slot, but that can be overcome by wrapping shrinkwrap around the slide bar.
That will snug the slide bar sufficiently but will allow it to travel without wiggling. The riving blade is very difficult to align (the biggest online complaint of users). There are two (difficult to reach) adjustment screws on the back of the saw but no instructions on how they work to adjust the movement of the riving blade to position it in line with the saw blade (no RTS08 user online seems to have figured it out).
Conclusion: Is it worth the hassle to manually set up and adjust the RTS08 for every cut? Perhaps, if you have the time and the know-how; and if you have a high frustration level.
Maximized for accuracy, capacity and run-time. The brushless motor delivers the power to cut all common materials. 24″ of rip capacity for ripping 4 x 8 plywood or OSB sheets. The rack and pinion fence allows for fast, easy adjustments.
Power-loss reset prevents accidental re-starts following a power disruption when the tool is left in the “on” position. Site-Pro Modular Guarding system allows for tool free adjustments of the guarding.
Metal roll cage base offers greater durability than plastic bases. Table coating reduces friction for smoother cutting. Table coating reduces friction for smoother cutting. 5/8″ arbor size. 1-3/4″ depth of cut at 45 degrees.
I bought this a few months back with the 12% off promo. I was trying to use it in remodeling and onsite stair work install for simple ripping onsite, everything else is built in the shop. I already owned two 6 amp hour batteries so i gave the bare tool a shot.
Sadly i have found it to lack run time and power. It doesn’t seem to fully use the batteries before it dies and runs them down to quickly. The build of the saw is great like the bigger model on the stand which i have had for years.
But for a light saw for doing small ripping i found it more frustrating than it’s worth. Probably going to sell it on ebay. I hope this helps if your on the fence of whether to buy or not. I went with the reviews and was disappointment.
Wasnt too sure about purchasing this item in the first place. Reason being was i bought the DeWalt flexvolt miter saw and loved that it was both corded and cordless. This product on the other hand was not.
So after awhile looking around i decided to purchase it. Im beyond satisfied with this table saw. I used it to to shorten down some solid oak doors after a home remodel we did. Let me tell you this baby never bogged.
It has really long run time using the 2 amp 60 volt battery. I can only imagine the run time i will be getting when i purchase the 3 amp 60 volt batteries. I also love how easy and portable this is i just lower the blade remove it from the stand and off we go.
Its also light weight which really helps. I also bought the recommend stand which is the dw7451 i wasnt able to find it anywhere else besides toolbarn for anyone wondering where to purchase this. But overall even though this is a 8 and quarter inch blade it does about 85 to 90 percent of the work i need it too.
I also heard their coming out with the single battery power cord so i will eventually be able to plug this baby in. Would recommend it to anyone saves so much time from not having to pull out extension cords.
Rack and pinion precise fence makes this saw a winner. The 60V 9Ah battery lasts for 10++ 2 meters long cuts of the hard wood 6cm thick. So it is good enough for most small projects. If you have a day long of wood cutting, you better have 2-3 spare batteries ready.
When it comes to power, this saw has enough power to cut through the hardest wood I could find without any problems. It really feels like corded saw with a lot of power. Well built using all metal gears and parts.
You won’t be disappointed with this saw. It’s superb.
Includes saw, rolling stand, 10-in blade and locking rip fence. 15 amp motor generates 3, 600 RPM to rip thick stock or challenging dado. 10-In carbide-tipped blade is durable and the built-in arbor lock allows for quick and easy blade changes.
30-In right rip capacity and 15-in left rip capacity accommodates a wide range of sizes. T-Square 3-point locking rip fence provides precise cuts, and steel rails with spreader accommodates the widest stock.
Easy-to-assemble tubular stand with easy-lift caster system. Cast-iron 27. 13-in L x 20. 24-in W tabletop offers plenty of workspace. Locking bevel and height adjustment wheels allow for consistency when making repetitive cuts.
Genesis 15-Amp 10 In. table saw. Features an 26 In. x 21-1/2 In. extra large aluminum cutting table giving you the space needed to work. Excellent for a variety of applications including ripping lumber and making miter and bevel cuts.
The self-aligning rip fence simultaneously locks at the front and rear of the saw. Amperage:15A, Blade Diameter:10 In. , Arbor Size:5/8 In. , No Load Speed:4800 rpm, Depth of Cut 90 Deg:3 In. , Depth of Cut 45 Deg:2-1/2 In.
, Ripping Capacity:10 In. , Cord Length:6-1/2 Ft. , Weight:60 Lb. , Dimensions:24. 6 In. W x 14. 2 In. H x 28 In. D, Warranty:2 Year.
I haven’t had the chance to actually use it yet, but its assembly was easy enough. The only thing I am unsure of is the table surface. Every table saw I’ve seen seems to be a very smooth surface, usually having been waxed for smoother motion across the table, this one is a little rough.
That may change with time and use, it’s also another reason why I have only given 4stars; the other being I still need to cut wood.
I bought this saw 7 months ago and its falling apart. The fence no longer is square (I have to double check in front of the blade and the back to make sure its square); the measuring lines on the table are not accurate; now the blade lifting mechanism is jamming! I have bought my first and last Ryobi product! Home Depot returns and Ryobi were not helpful at all in resolving my problems.
I’m stuck with a saw that probably won’t last more then a year and I’ve only built 4 small projects with it.
This table saw features an extra-wide steel table top for maximum material support. The powerful 15 amp motor delivers up to 4250 RPM for easily cutting through a variety of tough material. The table saw also features a 45° bevel and miter gauge for cuts at the most popular angles.
Out of the box on the first step of setup: raising the built in riving knife for blade mounting. There is a plastic, flip-up, release lever parallel to the riving knife. I flipped it up to release the riving knife and then used the plastic hand crank to raise the knife up from the casing.
The plastic lever has a lot of wobble on it. It was a little stiff and erratic while cranking it up—not a smooth motion with the wheel and it didn’t quite fully elevate. I checked again and it was in the “release position”.
It was high enough to put a blade on but when I went to lower it, I could feel a plastic-on-plastic grind & slip and the handle wasn’t lowering the blade. Got a flashlight out and found two things:The riving knife locking lever has a plastic cap at its base holding in a spring.
This had popped loose and was lying in the well of the saw. I retrieved and snapped it back in. Then I flipped the saw up and looked underneath where the interior gear teeth for the blade height handle are.
They are a stiff plastic, 90 degrees offset to one another. There were already signs of wear from my single attempt to raise and lower the blade and it appears the spring locking release lever was no longer fully releasing (hence my inability to lower it).
Not sure how I could fix it but seeing wear right out of the plastic box on the blade height gearing did not inspire my confidence for getting long use from the saw. Great features for the price but a bit fragile with a limited lifespan if you use it a lot.
I am a novice, who installed a hardwood floor in my kitchen. An experienced carpenter who was helping me had a non-portable Makita table saw and a “portable” Hitachi mitre saw which weighed a ton. I wasn’t going to use this Warrior saw initially but brought it out anyway to see if it would work for our application.
Boy did it work. Being truly portable, we could set it up on my deck to cut the hardwood planks then easily bring it inside for the night. Portable in this case doesn’t mean less power. This saw had more than enough power to do all kinds of cutting including ripping, grooving and angle cuts.
The Bauer 10″ all purpose blade worked perfectly with this saw. I am not a contractor and carpentry is not my hobby, but for jobs around the home and small projects, this saw is outstanding. My carpenter friend who uses Dewalt, Makita and Milwaukee tools was so impressed, he is going to recommend this saw for their Good Works volunteer home repair jobs where they can transport this easily from site to site.
There was one glitch. The spring on the lever that raised and lowered the riving knife popped off and I could not get it to stay on. I was still able to lower and raise the riving knife so that did not hamper the operation of the saw.
There are many different types of portable table saws on the market, each with their own unique set of features and benefits. However, when it comes to choosing the best portable table saw for fine woodworking, there are a few key factors that you’ll want to keep in mind.
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