Best Table Saws for the Money! (Table Saw Buyer's Guide)

Best Table Saws for the Money! (Table Saw Buyer's Guide)

Best Table Saws for the Money! (Table Saw Buyer’s Guide)
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  1. Scott Bennett on March 30, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    Great advice. I have a Skil compact saw. I know, it’s junk. It actually took the top of my thumb 2 days ago because of it being so light weight and unstable. I was ripping a board. It bogged down and the saw tipped and then flopped back so quickly, I couldn’t get out of the way in time. I now have lost the top of my thumb from about halfway down the nail up. I am now looking at different cabinet saws. My wife was okay with me spending the money to upgrade before, but now she is insisting that I upgrade. Be careful out there

  2. jbird7181 on March 30, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    I wish I watched this before I bought the crappy dewalt job site saw. I couldn’t find a bad review on it, that is until I bought it and wrote one. Watch a lo5 of reviews the beara was most helpful and not just the saw its self but accessories ext. for it. Thanks

  3. Thomas Bailey on March 30, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    Learned something new today. I always thought my grandfather’s Unisaw cabinet saw was named due to it being a good saw used for building cabinets, not that the saw mechanism was mounted to the base cabinet. Great info!

  4. Guy DeVilrook on March 30, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    I cant believe that after a couple of minutes, I’m listening carefully to a talking bear just like its totally normal…..I dont know who you are Yogi but you just earn my subscription.

  5. tim miller on March 30, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Grizzly for me!

  6. Howard Swing on March 30, 2022 at 6:30 pm


  7. Forrest Berg on March 30, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    My man, watching you talk about table saws as a bear put me in a great mood this morning

  8. Isaac Rummell on March 30, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    My grandpa had a homemade table saw. Big blade, no adjustment at all, no guards.

  9. Troy Nesby on March 30, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Any recommendations on building a table around your compact saw so 4×8 rips/cuts are easier?

  10. Jim Stewart on March 30, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Awesome video thank you brother 👍 I’ve been doing woodworking off and on since I was 13 or 14 and I’m looking for my first table saw- (compact or portable jobsite). Something like the Metabo would work but just wanted to see if there are other makes you recommend. I’m a DIYer and do occasional small projects and small home repairs. Definitely want 10-inch blade/15 amps but I’m also thinking and expandable table in case I need to rip large sheets. Don’t need a huge rip capacity but I think it’s good to have in case you need it. I was thinking about the Ryobi RTS12 because money is always the main issue, but I’m willing to spend $300 give or take to get something better. Merry Christmas and thank you! God bless!

  11. Zaar Hai on March 30, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Can you please comment on Incra LS fences?

  12. Adam the Woodworker on March 30, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Hi, would that Grizzly V belt upgrade you recommend at 36:10 also work for a drill press motor? Maybe not that exact one but like that same style?

  13. Scott S on March 30, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    This bear is stupid.

  14. Brian L on March 30, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Can that Delta from lowes be modified for better dust collection? Can it rip hardwoods with a better diablo blade?

  15. Derek Dean on March 30, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    I highly recommend the 8 1/4 Skilsaw table saw. That said, I’m upgrading to a sawstop cabinet saw.

    I would keep my Skilsaw but due to my stupidity and error of judgement, I got into a fist fight with my saw and came in second place.

    After the ER (I got clipped, but insanely fortunate how it turned out) but my wife said, we’re getting that one that saves fingers. I said it’s expensive. She said we’ll swipe a credit card and deal with it.

    So I shut up. And started looking around.

    But if I were shopping around for different saws, I’d go Laguna fusion 1 or fusion 2 all day long. Just tinkered with one. Loved it. If you want a sawstop. Awesome. But dollar for dollar, Laguna is amazing.

    Pps. The bear is right. I got clipped from massive kickback that occurred using dado blades. It caught the oak board and ripped it out of my hand and tossed my hand onto the blade.

  16. Allen Hazen on March 30, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    @The Den Of Tools I started woodworking 2 years ago and have always used your videos to decide what tools I should buy quality vs cheap and I’ve watched this video 3-4 times had been shopping for a Table Saw for the last year and I ended up buying the Dewalt Dwe7491RS and loved it but always wanted the Delta you recommended as the best table saw under $1,000 , I have my grandfathers old craftsman but today 12/15/2021 for a few hours Lowe’s had the $679 delta marked down 50% to $339.50 and I drove 2 hours away and scored one along with a Metabo 12” dual bevel sliding compound miter saw for $169 incredible deals I have pics of receipts but don’t know how to send them to you

  17. Paul Beckham on March 30, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Very good tablesaw review! This bear knows what’s he’s talking about. Except no mention of the Powermatic 66, it is hands-down better than Delta Unisaw

  18. Ryan Haugle on March 30, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    So is the recommendation the Unisaw or a SawStop?

  19. Lincoln Baker on March 30, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Great video. Thank You!

  20. Jamison Roberts on March 30, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    SawStop is only one for me. I have the Professional 3hp and the jobsite version. The safety is #1, the other features follow.

  21. LordPadriac on March 30, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    I have to disagree whole heartedly with the Lowes Delta saw recommendation. I have that saw. I hate that saw. It spins a blade and it cuts wood and it’s made of metal but almost everything about it is terrible. The dust collection doesn’t, the fence will not stay square for long no matter how you lock it down, it’s very under powered and the base is a crime of unstable garbage. The saw sits at around $680 – $800 depending on the sale and time of year. If you’ve convinced yourself to spend the cheddar on the Lowes saw save another month and get one of the Grizzly Hybrid saws. You’ll be much happier.

  22. jacob brown on March 30, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Why not a polar bear? Ever since coke fired then they are looking for work.

  23. Bingosuomi on March 30, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    where is european saws?

  24. Kati Perez on March 30, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    How does this bear know so much about table saws?

  25. Andrew Davis on March 30, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    That Metabo HPT jobsite table saw is an absolute piece of garbage. I can’t believe anyone who works in the construction industry would ever call it a "good" tool.

  26. Robert Ray on March 30, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Smart bear

  27. Randy Sullivan on March 30, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Because of your recommendation on the Delta saw I bought it and love it. Thank you tool bear.

  28. Wyatt on March 30, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    I nearly bought that delta contractor saw for $350 around Black Friday.. but I just don’t have the space 😭

  29. Kevin Armstrong on March 30, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    What is your opinion of Laguna , I am looking at the F2 ?, it’s a little cheaper than the saw stop .

  30. Don Proctor on March 30, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    for ripping hardwood say 2" material whats the lowest HP you would go with. Building my first shop and want a 1 and only table saw. Found and old 3hp 230v SP Jet cabinet saw 24 yrs old they’re asking $750 probably take less.

  31. Michael Boisvert on March 30, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Bought the Delta he recommended from Lowe’s last year, had motor replaced last month and already failed again. Delta was not helpful. Tech thought I might have had in in a 10 amp circuit and it is in a 30 amp circuit. Have to take it in 45 minutes away again and haul myself. Will never buy Delta power equipment again.

  32. ackattacker on March 30, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    The Shopsmith miter gauge slots are a little less than the industry standard 3/4". So the Shopsmith miter gauge will fit sloppy on all other table saws unless you adapt a different miter bar. Just FYI. It’s a great miter gauge though.

  33. Mickey Pigduck on March 30, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    If you want to save a bit of money, WD-40 will take rust off of a cast iron table saw table. And a big yes on the grrripper and a big yes on the incra miter gage. And as far as I’m concerned, a dial indicator is a must for table saw alignment. My blade is only out .002 front to back and my fence is only out .001 front to back from using one.

  34. adventuristnw on March 30, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    I had that new Delta 36-725T2 and you are right, it died super quick. Two of them in fact, as they bother were one of the very first ones. Delta customer service was on the spot with the second one and helped troubleshoot the problem. They drop shipped me a fixed version and paid to have the old one sent back for their R&D. Sold me on Delta.

  35. Traxlerwoodworks on March 30, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    I have the Ridgid 10" table saw with the granite top. It’s the best machine I’ve used for the money. Especially in cold areas. Never have to worry about cast iron tops

  36. wayne booker on March 30, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Dude, lose the freakin bear already. It’s weird.

  37. Henry Siegertsz on March 30, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Bees-my-er, not that I care to correct how you pronounce anything, I love accents and idiosyncrasies it makes us all different.

  38. Groovesalad1 on March 30, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    the minwax link goes to the v belt. can that be fixed?

  39. Michael Butler on March 30, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Bro Bear, A double thumbs up on the Grizzly Saws! I have a now-30 years-young Contractor saw from Grizzly model G1022 – 230 lb, Super heavy trunion, and have done professional cabinetmaking for 35 years now. As you say, for the price.. hard to beat! I even saved enough on the saw I bought to get the Biesmeyer T-Square 52" fence to go with! Would Love the SawStop; the boss says "No" after she read the price tag!! 🙂 Definitely spot on about the vibration in the cheaper saws – started out with a unimotor driven Rockwell.. Grrr..

  40. Rex Oliver on March 30, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Delta Unisaw-Seen and used these in the school shops I have been to-and any cabinet-millwork shop has at least one.They are what other table saws are judged from.

  41. Greg Elliot on March 30, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    I’ve been looking into Harvey vs some of their competition… any thoughts on their customer service?

    My major concern with the saw is the fence as I can’t figure out a way to make a sacrificial fence, or to do box spline style jigs

  42. Sir Fluorocarbon on March 30, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    I can’t believe you’re recommending the Delta. (I didn’t know about the recall until right now.) I was cutting furring strips for 1 hour; smoked the motor. Have done the same thing on my job-site De Walt for hours without even overheating. But there were so many other problems — the holes in the side extensions didn’t line up right. The exhaust for vacuum connection ran into the leg when cutting at an angle. The throat plate was 1/16 of an inch thick metal – which flexed with the slightest pressure, tipping your work-piece into the blade. The top was warped by 1/8". So now it sits in the corner of my shop reminding me to never buy Delta anything.

  43. C M on March 30, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    Just found your channel and love this video but this Grizzly table saw on here is now $1,000 more! Crazy.

  44. Jason Bolin on March 30, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Excellent video brother. Thanks!

  45. Paul Mangat on March 30, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    A lot of unexpected gibberish

  46. Al Biggers on March 30, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Do you have anything on Harvey tools?

  47. meatmaster 86 on March 30, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Hey there Bear! I’m a subscriber to your channel and was wondering if you would give your opinion of the Harvey table saw series which has a 2 HP, 3 HP, and 4 HP version. I’m a meat cutter by trade, going into woodworking and want a reliable table saw. Thank you for your time.

  48. Kim Hoff on March 30, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    I’m a big Menards guy, most my big tools like table saw, miter saw, and also skill saw. never had a problems with them but would like your all thought about there tools.

  49. djtblizzle on March 30, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    Delta is $680 as of 1/29/22

  50. Dida Do on March 30, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    I really enjoy your humor. I watched this video twice. Once for the info and then a day later today for entertainment. Really good. Greetings from BC :- )