Metabo TS 254 M Review – The best affordable table saw on the market?

Metabo TS 254 M Review – The best affordable table saw on the market?

How good is the Metabo TS 254 M table saw? I’ve been using Metabo’s newest and most affordable table saw for about 8 months now and share my thoughts in this video.
Metabo TS 254 M –

Link to detailed written review:

Machine Atlas:

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0:00 Introduction
1:05 Motor
1:28 Fence
2:18 Miter Gauge
4:07 Saw Blade
6:42 Blade Guard
7:01 Dust Collection
8:01 Portability
8:42 Build Quality
9:48 Conclusion


  1. Machine Atlas on May 22, 2022 at 7:57 pm

  2. Dave Redd on May 22, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Thanks for the review it’s helped me make my mind up….. and yes I will be getting one for $250 Australian more it seems like it is far superior to the ryobi 254mm saw.

  3. Mario on May 22, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Hi, I will try to explain in English and hope it will be understandable.
    You can adjust your fence perfectly. I could see that you can not put the lever completely down so your clamp in the back is too tight. Loose it until your fence will always align automatically. Now you already have repeatable setting. If it is not parallel yet then you need to adjust the angle with the screws on the top of the fence. I spent some time for adjusting but now it’s perfect.

    Regarding the miter gauge: did you try to loosen the 2 screws of the guidance? I think you can have some small influence to get the perfect square and tighten it again. Would be better than tape and you could also use another longer fence profile.
    I hope I could help. I’m really satisfied with this saw because I could adjust any setting of the saw. Not to forget about the small rollers of the parallel fence. They have big influence for gliding performance and squareness to table surface.

  4. ricardolrivas1 on May 22, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    HI there, thanks for your great review. I am considering getting it . Do you think is powerful enough to do cross cross through a 2 inches beech or hard maple chopping board? Thank Best Ricardo

  5. Efekt Murowany on May 22, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Thanks for good video!

  6. kchilz32 on May 22, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    That’s the German made one. Better than the one they sell in the USA

  7. Les James on May 22, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    One of the best reviews I have seen, thank you.

  8. pepeibz21 on May 22, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    ¿Does this table saw hanndle dado blades?

  9. Polak on May 22, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Metabo hobby ok

  10. Volodymyr Feshchenko on May 22, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Thank you for very detail review! I have heard, that this saw has non-standart miter slot. Maybe you know, it will fit to Incra, Kreg or Microjig miter bars? Thanks

  11. abiraffa woodwork on May 22, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    One of the best reviews i have seen.. thank you for sharing

  12. 54 MGTF on May 22, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Good review 👍

  13. Mr Rang on May 22, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Just turned mine on for the first time this weekend, blade grabbed the rubber plate and seized, causing it to spark and go loose, breaking the blade locking lever along with it…taking it back on Monday…hopefully replacement won’t have the same problem!

  14. Ade H on May 22, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Does this saw have a pull out table extension

  15. NauticalAero on May 22, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Thank you for the good review. I read your written review a couple months ago too and decided to buy it. However, in the meantime, the saw has never been in stock in the webshops in NL. Any suggestions as to where to buy from?

  16. Rob Harmer on May 22, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Great video review, very informative. Do you have any suggestions on dust extraction fittings and tubes to connect to the rear dust port?

  17. Valdis Andersons on May 22, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    I had to shim the miter gage on mine as well, might be a common issue with them. I used a piece of 120 grit sandpaper and I’m getting perfect 45 deg miters from it now. I’ve done a fair bit of cross cuts on it and a few rip cuts, seems to be holding up fine so far (except the table coating, seems to wear off quickly). I’ve had a good experience with dust collection, very little mess on the top and bottom, almost all the dust gets blow out the dust port. My biggest issue was with the miter gage not sliding well with any load on it, some dry lube does seem to help but does not solve the issue entirely. If the sliding table attachment comes back in stock anywhere I’d consider getting one for cross cuts. Overall there are some nitpicks here and there that make the impression that they were rushing the thing out of the factory, some sharp bits had to be filed off in the fence bracket to make it slide properly, a loose screw in one of the table extension rails, bevel stops needed adjustment to be exact on 90 and 45 degrees, the fence ruler marker was not zeroed to the blade. Apart from the nitpicks it’s a sturdy and very capable saw. I don’t work with hardwoods and the main tasks I would throw at the saw are what a DIYer home owner would throw at it (framing, cladding, shelving, etc.).

  18. LW In Aus on May 22, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    I recently purchased this saw. So far so good. Out of the box, it was really close to perfect. Blade was set right on 90 degrees and the scale for the fence was pretty close to 0 when snug up against the blade. Miter was about ½ a degree out when the rubber blocks were snugged up to the track and your tape trick got it really close… my the things you can do with duct tape! Happy with the cuts and it does ok with most woods here in Australia except the hardest of the gums…with those sometimes it’s best to do a scoring cut. One thing you did not mention on the review, this is unique in this category…. The ACME screw to lift the blade. I checked the Bosch, Dewalt, Makita, and Hitachi and all had a standard threaded screw which over time is a single point of failure, NOT with this saw…. The buttressed threads will likely last longer than I will! Your review was great helped me make a good cost effective decision. Only one minor challenge, there was a package deal including the stand and a free reciprocating saw…. At a discounted price… and they were largely sold out across Australia. The sliding table is unavailable until about June-July 2022. Thanks for good and thoughtful review!

  19. NobbyWood on May 22, 2022 at 8:38 pm


  20. pepeibz21 on May 22, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Best review I have found in youtube. Thank you, help me a lot. gracias y saludos

  21. Hagen Brooks on May 22, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    6:22 The position of the blade can be adjusted. There are 4 bolts you can loosen, 2 in front and 2 at the back. I suggest only loosening the 2 at the back (slightly) and adjusting the position until it’s aligned with the mitre tracks.

    The fence can also be adjusted to always be parallel with the blade by adjusting the tension at the far end of the fence. I’ve also found that pulling the fence towards you while adjusting it to your desired position, helps in keeping the fence parallel.

  22. Yuriy S. on May 22, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Thanks 👍