There simply is no way to choose the best table saw on the market today because there are several types of table saws, each one intended for a different type of user, and each essential for that specialist. So instead of having a simple list where we would feature the best and work our way down from there, we are going to take you on a tour of the best table saws and talk about what their intended use is and why we believe they are the best in that particular category. So while we have provided you with the list of your top 10 choices below, right after that you can find the in depth reviews we have provided for each product. Make sure to scroll down to them to find out what the best product for your current needs might be. To give you just a very succinct idea of what we mean we need only points to the fact that there are cabinet table saws on our list which are intended for commercial use in a fix workplace, and there are contractor table saws meant private use or small businesses.
1. Shop Fox W1819 3 HP 10-Inch Table Saw
If money and space were not a problem the Shop Fox W1819 3 HP 10-Inch Table Saw would be the ultimate stable saw for every woodworker. In the real world, however, this is a cabinet table saw and as such it is very big, very heavy, and very expensive. So it only makes sense in an industrial setting. It does have some very impressive features like a 3 hp motor, a very heavy and therefore very stable cast iron table top with wings, and the possibility to adjust the angle of cutting in 2 dimensions. Other equally impressive and useful features are the defense with positive camlock, which is more precise than anything you will find on a contractor table saw. It also has a magnetic switch with the build in overload protection that will keep the machine from overheating. It has a massive 29 1/2 inches rip capacity and a 4 inch dust for that will keep your work surface nice and clean.
2. Grizzly G0690 Cabinet Table Saw
While we do feel that the Shop Fox table saw is the better alternative, there are people who will always be loyal to the Grizzly table saw company. In all honesty the Grizzly G0690 Cabinet Table Saw is quite an impressive cabinet table saw with a 3 hp motor and a 10 inch blade. It has a 29 1/2 inches rip capacity with a maximum dado width of 16 inches. The tabletop to is cast iron so it is both heavy and stable with extensions that can give you the maximum width of 62 inches. The angle can be adjusted in 2 dimensions and the fence stays true no matter the angle due to its nylon runners. With the table you also get a high quality riving knife and a blade guard.
3. DeWalt DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw
Now that we have talked about your best options for an industrial table saw, we can move on to look at some of your best options for a contractor or even a private owner with deep pockets. It is our number 1 choice in this space because it comes with its own table/rulings stand so it is a lot more stable and easy to use them most other contractor table saws. First thing to note is that as we move away from the industrial table saws the power is no longer measured in horse power, but in amps. The fence is mounted on a rack and pinion system which allows for easy adjustments and also very precise movements. The standard itself is the really impressive feature because it breaks down in seconds and you can start wheeling it away to the next job site. The maximum the capacity is 32 and half inches which, for this kind of table saw, is quite big.
4. Bosch 4100-09 10-Inch Worksite Table Saw
The market for contractor table saws is dominated by the race between Bosch and DeWalt. So it should come as no surprise that Bosch also has a rolling stand system, and it is only a little bit more expensive. The biggest advantage that the Bosch 4100-09 10-Inch Worksite Table Saw has is the fact that it uses a brilliant gravity rise system that makes it a lot easier to set up the table saw once you get the job site. Except for that the rest of the technical specifications are pretty standard with a 15 A motor and a 10 inch blade. Another interesting feature is the smart guard system that can be set up without any tools and that includes a riving knife and anti-kickback pawls.
5. DeWalt DW745 10-Inch Compact Job-Site Table Saw
As long as you are willing to give up the rolling stand you can actually get a very impressive DeWalt table saw for a relatively small price. The Dewalt DW745 10-Inch Compact Job-Site Table Saw is worth so much more than the current price particularly when you take into consideration the fact that you get the 15 amp motor, the fence set up with the rack and pinion system that allows a 20 inch rip capability, and the whole fence system is set up on a telescoping arm so that it can be retracted for transport. The entire table saw is set up in a metal roll cage so you can set it up very easily at any job site as long as you have a flat stable working surface.
6. Makita 2705 10-Inch Contractor Table Saw
We truly believe that we have given an excellent option to every type of specialist and job, in our first top 5 best table saw choices, so we hope that you will make your choice from one of those. However there are some interesting table saws that we have left for the 2nd part of our list which might be of interest. The Makita 2705 10-Inch Contractor Table Saw uses a 15 amp motor and a tool less blade guard system. So it would be very difficult to explain why Makita they ask so much money for their contractor table saw, except that this is one of the very few in its class that can take a dado blade.
7. Bosch GTS1031 10-Inch Portable Jobsite Table Saw
Bosch is obviously keeping their eyes on their main competitor DeWalt, so the Bosch GTS1031 10-Inch Portable Jobsite Table Saw is somewhere in that price range, does not support a dado blade, and features the same type of durable roll cage that can be easily placed on any work surface. They use the standard 15 A motor and 10 inch rip blade. The fence is quite precise, perhaps even slightly better than DeWalt, but so marginally so that it does not explain the price difference. The one thing that we did appreciate was the perfectly balanced carry handle that they placed on the roll cage.
8. Rockwell RK7323 Blade Runner X2 Portable Tabletop Saw
The interesting thing about the table saw is that it does not really need a rip blade, and instead can use a regular banshee saw to do a more precise and accurate job. That is exactly what the Rockwell RK7323 Blade Runner X2 Portable Tabletop Saw is doing and because of it they can cut down on the price of the motor and of the blade, and come to the market with a cheaper alternative that will still get the job done. They are table salt is actually smaller and lighter because of that so depending on the type of job you have ahead of you this might actually make a better just.
9. SKIL 3410-02 120-Volt 10-Inch Table Saw
SKIL have always been able to bring to the market excellent products that were well under the average price. Their SKIL 3410-02 120-Volt 10-Inch Table Saw costs less than the DEWALT DW745, and yet it comes with its own stand. It may not be a moving stand but it is a more comfortable solution and very easy to set up. The motor itself is not as powerful and the fence is nowhere near as accurate as the one on the Bosch or on the DeWalt, it still gets the job done and it does so for a fraction of the money.
10. Craftsman Evolv 15 Amp 10 In. Table Saw
the last product we are going to feature on our top 10 list of the best table saw is the Craftsman Evolv 15 Amp 10 In. Table Saw. It is the cheapest table saw on the market today and amazingly it has a 15 A motor. We have tried it out extensively and have come to the conclusion that it is a very reliable machine, and were quite impressed with the accuracy of the fence. We left it for the last place simply because it is a newcomer on the market and we have no track record spanning several years about it. We would judge based on our tests that it will stand the test of time but it does the present a bit of a gamble so we are only mentioning here as a “maybe”.