Best Portable Job Site Table Saw – Head-2-Head

Best Portable Job Site Table Saw – Head-2-Head

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Best Portable Jobsite Table Saw – Head-To-Head

This portable jobsite table saw head-to-head includes 8 saws from; Bosch, Delta, DEWALT, Hitachi, Makita, Ridgid, SawStop and Skilsaw. Originally, we had also to include Ryobi as a budget friendly option for DIY’ers or guys just starting in the trades. However, we were not able to adapt that saw to our testing rigs so we pulled it from the testing (you may see some photos with the saw but again we’re not including it in the results).
•Bosch Model 4100-09 10 In. Worksite Table Saw with Gravity-Rise™ Wheeled Stand
•Delta Model 36-6022 Portable Table Saw with Stand
•DEWALT Model DWE7491RS 10″ Jobsite Table Saw 32 – 1/2″ Rip Capacity, and a Rolling Stand
•Hitachi Model C10RJ 10″ Jobsite Table Saw w Fold Roll Stand
•Makita Model 2705X1 10” Contractor Table Saw with Portable Stand
•Ridgid Model R4513 Heavy Duty 10 in. Portable Table Saw With Stand
•SawStop Model JSS-MCA Jobsite Table Saw
•Skilsaw Model SPT99-12 10″ Heavy Duty Worm Drive Table Saw

Table Saw Evaluation Format

Once again our team has put some serious time and effort into our Head-to-Head evaluation to bring you the most comprehensive information available. For this evaluation, we broke things into several categories including: Precision & Accuracy, Performance (power), Price, and Ergonomics. For each of these categories we’ll rank the saws and at the end we’ll name the Best Portable Jobsite Table Saw based on all the results combined.

•Precision & Accuracy – In this category we evaluated the accuracy of the table saws straight out of the box, and how easy it is to make calibration adjustments. We also discuss the quality of the fence system as it relates to ripping accurate cuts.
•Performance – The performance evaluation took a very deep dive into the power of the saw motors and how well the saws managed different ripping materials including plywood, pressure treated Southern Yellow Pine 5/4 decking and Mahogany 5/4 decking. We measured saw RPM’s and Amps for each of the cutting materials under constant feed rates.
•Price – Price is always an important factor in determining which saw is best for a user. We’ve included the current pricing found online for each of the saws at the time of publication.
•Ergonomics – Ergonomics are really important to users and an important category to consider when purchasing any power tool. In addition to traditional ergonomics, we also included functionality in this category.

Portable Jobsite Table Saw Features

Before we present the testing results, it’s helpful to set the stage by listing all the features and specifications for comparison. All 8 of these jobsite table saws are similar in size and capacity. Each of the saws uses a 10 inch blade, 15 amp motor and they are all able to use a dado set. Specific differences in the saws are listed below.
•Bosch 4100-09◦Weight: 112 lbs (w/ stand)
◦MAX no Load Speed: 3,650 rpm
◦Dept of Cut at 90 Deg.: 3-1/8″
◦Depth of Cut at 45 Deg.: 2-1/2″
◦MAX Rip Cut to Right of Blade: 25″
◦MAX Dado Cut Width: 13/16″
◦Traditional sliding fence.

•Delta 36-6022◦Weight: 92 lbs (w/ stand)
◦MAX no Load Speed: 5,000 rpm
◦Dept of Cut at 90 Deg.: 3-1/2″
◦Depth of Cut at 45 Deg.: 2-1/2″
◦MAX Rip Cut to Right of Blade: 30″
◦MAX Dado Cut Width: 13/16″
◦Traditional sliding fence

•DEWALT DWE7491RS◦Weight: 90 lbs (w/ stand)
◦MAX no Load Speed: 4,800 rpm
◦Dept of Cut at 90 Deg.: 3-1/8″
◦Depth of Cut at 45 Deg.: 2-1/4″
◦MAX Rip Cut to Right of Blade: 32-1/2″
◦MAX Dado Cut Width: 13/16″
◦Rack and pinion fence

•Hitachi C10RJ◦Weight: 96 lbs (w/ stand)
◦MAX no Load Speed: 4,500 rpm
◦Dept of Cut at 90 Deg.: 3-1/8″
◦Depth of Cut at 45 Deg.: 2-1/4″
◦MAX Rip Cut to Right of Blade: 35″
◦MAX Dado Cut Width: 13/16″
◦Rack and pinion fence

•Makita 2705X1◦Weight: 114 lbs (w/ stand)
◦MAX no Load Speed: 4,800 rpm
◦Dept of Cut at 90 Deg.: 3-5/8″
◦Depth of Cut at 45 Deg.: 2-1/2″
◦MAX Rip Cut to Right of Blade: 25″
◦MAX Dado Cut Width: 13/16″
◦Traditional sliding fence

•Ridgid R4513◦Weight: 80 lbs (w/ stand)
◦MAX no Load Speed: 5,000 rpm
◦Dept of Cut at 90 Deg.: 3-1/2″
◦Depth of Cut at 45 Deg.: 2-1/2″
◦MAX Rip Cut to Right of Blade: 25″
◦MAX Dado Cut Width: 3/4″
◦Traditional sliding fence

•SawStop JSS-MCA◦Weight: 108 lbs (w/ stand)
◦MAX no Load Speed: 4,000 rpm
◦Dept of Cut at 90 Deg.: 3-1/8″
◦Depth of Cut at 45 Deg.: 2-1/8″
◦MAX Rip Cut to Right of Blade: 25-1/2″
◦MAX Dado Cut Width: 13/16″
◦Traditional sliding fence
◦Safety: Flesh Sensing Technology exclusive to SawStop

•SkilSaw SPT99-12◦Weight: 98 lbs (w/ stand)
◦MAX no Load Speed: 5,000 rpm
◦Dept of Cut at 90 Deg.: 3-5/8″
◦Depth of Cut at 45 Deg.: 2-3/10″
◦MAX Rip Cut to Right of Blade: 30-1/2″
◦MAX Dado Cut Width: 1/2″
◦Rack and pinion fencetion


  1. Christopher Sim on May 26, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Awesome job on testing these! Very professionally done! Thank you

  2. X Y on May 26, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Guys – You made (always make) a real good job – Your infos are worthful – in much aspects much more than most of "selling"-guys on Youtube — greetings from germany – keep on going like you do here

  3. Sebastian Lund on May 26, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    This is content. Good job guys, many thanks from Denmark.

  4. Wildman Tech on May 26, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Very comprehensive! Excellent work!

  5. John Merle on May 26, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    I’m surprised that rip capacity didn’t figure in to your evaluation.

  6. Christoph Hold on May 26, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    You cannot compare portable saws without festool, for me as a full professional there is nothing better!!!

  7. John Graham on May 26, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Thanks for the awesome saw-r review. 🙂 Seriously, that took a lot of time and effort. I was leaning toward a new Delta, but after watching this, I’m inclined to go with the Delta. I love all my other Delta tools. Much appreciated.

  8. Tim Morrison on May 26, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Left out the grizzly which is a beast

  9. Larry Hand on May 26, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Saw stop saves your fingers. You didn’t evaluate that. Seemed to be the best out of the box.

  10. Desmond Francis on May 26, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Yes man big up

  11. Dusty German on May 26, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    Can all things tested that are out of the acceptable range for precision work be corrected somehow?

  12. Jedidiah Bennett on May 26, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Great video. Great information. Greatly appreciated!

  13. Frank Genner on May 26, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Do you know what more amperage is indicative of? A larger motor.

  14. Drew Chapman on May 26, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Honestly I do not think price should have been a factor on the of comparison when it comest to the sawstop. Have a person mame them self for life on a job site and then try to explain to a judge or jury that the only reason you did not provide a saw with a built in safety device that could have potential prevented the injury was a some less than a thousand dollars. You will be taken the cleaners… Maybe my prospects is skewed because I come from an industrial background where safety features are considered of the upmost importance and when commissioning a peace of equipment we evaluate every potential way that some one could hurt them self and eliminate every risk that is practical. Bottom line if some one is injured and the only reason the risk was not mitigated was financial you are done for. There is an ambulance chasing lawyer around every corner and they love the term negligence… be smart protect yourself and your employees!

  15. Randy Ward on May 26, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Great test. I wouldn’t buy a saw stop at any price; reason is they developed the stop device and then tried to lobby the government to REQUIRE their stop device on EVERY saw made. That is criminal in my mind. Government mandated stuff is the opposite of what most tradesmen are about. No Sawstop for me, ever.

  16. Craig Harrison on May 26, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Rhiobi are shite. A company I worked for gave me a Rhiobi drill and that thing just made me angry. I swear that thing could barely drill one hole as long as you weren’t going through solid brick. I got it brand new. No one used their work drill. Not even good enough for DIY

  17. Eduardo Flores on May 26, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Would any put money on which one is the best one for a starting woodworker as of 2022

  18. toadamine on May 26, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    I’ve worked for everyone from massive commercial construction companies, to small family owned businesses, nobody buys a new saw for every job… And what do you do with all the "one job old" saws? Toss them in the dumpster? Gtfoh! 🤷🤣

  19. Scott Bionic Nerf on May 26, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    "We’re not a professional testing company." Not a professional testing company.?? Yet, without bias, you guys really put saws through the paces, checking their tune(verifying the quality of assembly) right outta the box like that.. I mean, Yes, I would do it, but that’s because my woodshop teacher from junior high school, Mr. T(no relation to the guy that worked with Sylvester Stallone all those years ago.),would roll over in his grave if he knew I plugged in and cut a paint stick with it, let alone, a piece of lumber.
    You guys your heads together, and your combined years of experience, which is truly invaluable to us. Now, after this video, many of your fandom can go out and make an informed purchase.
    Ok, some are look for another product test that their favorite brand did better in and make a purchase based more off of guilt or emotional needs, rather than straight up good advice. But most of us won’t! Again, thanks for all you do for those of us looking to go where y’all have already been.🤓😁😎🤠

  20. RhysMogg on May 26, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    I don’t think ranking RPM drop is meaningful. Even though Dewalt lost a lot of RPMs, its no-load speed is so high that it’s still performing better under load than most of the other saws. Just rank speed under load – DeWalt should have come 1st.

  21. Ronnie Marshall on May 26, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Bosch for me always

  22. Rodrigo Gutierrez Espinoza on May 26, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    Here in Chile we got a basic model of Dewalt with a bad quality fence, 1 model of makita with the sema problem and 2 models of bosch (10j, the best). The others are just toys.

  23. Austin Moriarty on May 26, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    I’ve been using the hitachi (now metabo) for two years now and it’s been a dream!

  24. Powdertrax on May 26, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    I just bought the Grizzly table top saw and really like it, plenty of power, 10” blade and a accurate fence. I specifically bought for small projects so I don’t have to pull out my larger Grizzly saw.

    When I went up to Grizzly I told the guy I was looking at either the Dewalt or Grizzly saw and he mentioned that they were build in the same factory and when you look at them the look the same and have the same features.

  25. Brian P on May 26, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    We meaning the guys that actual use any tools .
    Sorry I’m sure your a salesperson based on your punctuation and safety always .
    Your not showing any accuracy.

  26. Ian9toes on May 26, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    This was an insane amount of sophisticated testing. But for most people I reckon you could have simply had them all available during a project and then tell us which one was your go to saw.

  27. James Desjardins on May 26, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    This is easily the best video available for this category. Thanks for putting in the work.

  28. Toby Worth on May 26, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    This is really excellent work, guys. Fantastic stuff! Thank you.

  29. Ian9toes on May 26, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    Assembly is a moot point, who would ever sacrifice a lifetime of accuracy over saving 5 minutes in assembly.

  30. Ian9toes on May 26, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    I just bought the Sawstop jobsite Pro, and my research contradicts some of the observations on this vid, for me it came down to the Sawstop or the Dewalt so they’re the only saws I’m comparing here.

    On here the Dewalt scored 1st place for ergonomics where the Sawstop only got 4. For me personally I reckon the Sawstop kills the competition in ergonomics. Full range of depth is just 1 turn on the SS where as the DW takes 40 turns. This may hurt the SS for fine adjustment for jointing work but I think it will be manageable, the angle adjustment is way quicker on the SS as well with micro adjustments, neither of these were mentioned in ergonomics.

    Now the stand on the SS is a work of art and once it’s setup the two wheels are still on the ground so it can still be moved around without packing it back up again. Every saw scored a 1 here but the SS stand is in a league of its own.

    However if your setup requires separating the saw from the stand the Dewalt with the deluxe stand would be a better choice.

    Of course everyone’s individual needs will dictate their preferences of what features matter the most, but for me price aside the Sawstop wasn’t a hard decision given it’s safety feature, and even if they all had the same Sawstop safety feature I think the Sawstop would still come out on top for me.

  31. Weldon Pinder on May 26, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    I appreciate your hard work but I was wondering did Milwaukee and Ryobi have a table saw when this video was made because I would’ve loved to see them in this head to head

  32. Marshall Loveday on May 26, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    I’m happy with my DeWalt DWE7491RS…………………………….

  33. Shanna Says on May 26, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Very comprehensive! Just what I was looking for! Thank you!

  34. Libor K on May 26, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Well done and well said ….

  35. Liv2 fish on May 26, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    22 years with the ridgid, love it.

  36. Ozzy on May 26, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    Great vid thanks! I gotta let some steam out. in my country all powertools are almost x2 the price. i was looking for a dewalt. in USA its 500 dollars. where im at its 900. and its like that with pretty much all tools. god help me

  37. Rino Adair on May 26, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Fantastic review based on testing and measurements rather than just opinion. Great to watch. Nice that, knowing that some measurements would from test saw rather than universal to every saw from that manufacturer, it was good to have the feedback on useability from the panel particularly about the rack and pinion preference.

  38. Dee Talashoma on May 26, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    That would be a Digital Travel Indicator, not an "inclownameter".
    And it’s precision depends on the manufacturer as well. If you paid less than $20 for it, it’s junk.
    And yes I do know what I’m talking about.
    NTMA Member.

  39. jason on May 26, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    The blade position to the mitre slot part is interesting. I bought some cheep blades as I was going to be cutting reclaimed shuttering/concrete forming timber. They usually have broken screws and nails buried in so I used the cheep blades for this purpose. When the blades were running on the saw and up to full speed you could physically see the blade wobble by what looked like 3-4 mm. This information for accuracy is so important, I probably wouldn’t have taken any real notice as they were just rough cuts with the cheep blades, but I had seen this video first. 👍🏻

  40. Cory M on May 26, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    I’m just a diyetrrrrrrr

  41. Max Kleyn on May 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    What a review! So informative and awesome graphs and data! Wow. If I could give a two thumbs up I would. This made up my decision even though I only had two in mind. Rigid vs Dewalt. The big factor was the price difference. This made up my mind to buy a dewalt. Thank you sir for the time you took to make this!

  42. James Ward on May 26, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    What about Grizzly? Was there some reason it did not make your test?

  43. Matt Mitchell on May 26, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Thank you!

  44. Jermaine Stewart on May 26, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    I have the Dewalt for about 4 years now. I think its quite good for the price and I like the mobile base. I also replaced the included miter gauge with the Incra miter 1000SE which made a big difference in terms of precision. You don’t need to spend that much on a good miter gauge though.

  45. Ed Esco on May 26, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Great video! Very helpful. Thanks.

  46. Keith Roberts on May 26, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    I heard they discontinued the Makita tablesaw do you know why?

  47. No1Reviewer Commenter on May 26, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Outstanding project, research, amd presentation. That’s fantastic guys! I just have a quick question: I wanted to know whether your floor (X and Z axes) were perpendicular to plumb (Y axis) and, whether the table top was parallel to the floor. With that information I can make more sense of the differences between the inbuild protractor Vs inclinometer readings. Thanks a ton.

  48. cole mahaney on May 26, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Craftsman is GREAT

  49. Chris Of All Trades on May 26, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    incredibly thorough review. thank you so much, this really helped me in picking my new table saw.