Table Saw Buyer's Guide

Table Saw Buyer's Guide

There’s about a dozen different table saw manufacturers on the market today, many of whom have more than one offering which occasional change and, of course, sale prices come and go. So, reviewing all of them is not really practical. Also, different types of projects require different types of table saws. Someone who is making picture frames and small decorative furniture pieces doesn’t need a heavy duty job site saw. And neither does the tradesman building barns on-site need a saw with a rip capacity of only 12 inches. At the same time some folks may prefer a particular manufacturer over others because of their experiences. For these reasons I am going to approach this video from a functional standpoint as opposed to a product standpoint. In other words helping you to realize the table saw features that suit you and your projects best so that you know what to look for when you go to get one. We are going to be looking at things like rip capacity, cutting depth, fence control mechanisms, miter gauges, stands, dust control, and more. And, I am going to be using a number clips from previous table saws reviews as examples.

For Current Table Saw Pricing:

** Ridgid R4513 15 Amp 10 in. Heavy-Duty Portable Table Saw with Stand

** Bosch GTS1031 10-Inch Portable Jobsite Table Saw

** DeWalt DW745 10-Inch Compact Job-Site Table Saw

** Ryobi 10 in. Portable Table Saw with Quick Stand Green

** DeWalt DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw with Rolling Stand

** Bosch 4100-09 10-Inch Worksite Table Saw with Gravity-Rise Stand

Video Gear & Editing Software Used For This Video :

** Camera
Canon VIXIA HF R80
(I actually use an older model which Canon no longer produces)

** Microphone
Audio-Technica AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone

** Microphone
External Lavalier Microphone with 20′ audio cable + Accessory Bundle for Canon VIXIA

** Lighting
Linco Lincostore Photography Equipment Photo Studio Lighting

** VILTROX VX-18M Professional Heavy Duty Video Camcorder Tripod

** Tripod
I3ePro Professional 72-inch Tripod 3-way Panhead Tilt Motion with Built In Bubble Leveling

** Editing Software
Corel VideoStudio Ultimate X10

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  1. CA Rasmussen on October 11, 2022 at 3:14 am

    altough I already made my decision. I am still going to watch this anyways.

  2. Michael Sparks on October 11, 2022 at 3:15 am


  3. Gregory James on October 11, 2022 at 3:17 am

    Which is best?

  4. Juharto Saliao on October 11, 2022 at 3:20 am

    How much

  5. Analog Man on October 11, 2022 at 3:21 am

    Just got my Grizzly G0869 table saw. Great user manual and easy assembly instructions. Took me a little over 1 hr. to put it together. Quality machine at a good price bought direct from Grizzly. Check it out.

  6. J. Gmo. Castrejon on October 11, 2022 at 3:22 am

    amigo crees que una rigid es mejor que ryobi quiero comprar una y me gustaria tu opinion desde acapulco

  7. AXNJXN1 on October 11, 2022 at 3:23 am

    As of Feb 2022, every link is either to an ‘unavailable’ product or to saws with the range of $700 & $1K….

  8. Roy Maduro on October 11, 2022 at 3:23 am

    Very valuable

  9. Iam Negan on October 11, 2022 at 3:24 am

    Wonderful job of explaining and comparing. A+++

  10. Adam B on October 11, 2022 at 3:24 am

    throw in an edit please…18:08 thats not a phillips its an allen head and you would need an allen key/ wrench to remove it

  11. Charles Denny on October 11, 2022 at 3:27 am

    Thank you. Very informative.

  12. J. a on October 11, 2022 at 3:27 am

    Thanks for the review. I do want to leave my opinion if it helps anyone. I have that same Bosch. I’d say it’d be perfect as a compact/portable saw, except it has that same issue shown on the Chicago saw at 8:20. That’s a big negative in my opinion. I use that same dewalt at jobs and prefer it over my Bosch. However the next size up in Bosch (and many other manufactures) has that same dialed fence seen on the dewalt. That’s so nice for adjusting for small increments. As for rigid… I’ll just say I’ve given them enough money and 2nd chances that I’m to the point when shopping for tools, my first priority is that it isn’t orange.

  13. S Ali on October 11, 2022 at 3:28 am

    Which Saw is Dato Capable?

  14. Ivan Cespedes on October 11, 2022 at 3:28 am

    So what’s the best for diys

  15. Yasin Mahamed on October 11, 2022 at 3:29 am

    Hello am looking for a very good long lasting table saw for wood working like beehive boxes and furniture and accommodates dado blades

  16. Dav Carps on October 11, 2022 at 3:29 am

    One of the best comparison videos I’ve see so far in the subject of table saws for my needs. Thanks for the great video!

  17. FADED PRODIGY on October 11, 2022 at 3:31 am


  18. Gary on October 11, 2022 at 3:31 am

    MateGuy-I just bought a Ridgid R4514 table saw-placed a straight edge on top of different parts of the surface and it has hills and valleys…some places has 1/16" to over 1/8" daylight. Most daylight is in the middle of the table near the blade. Can you verify some of your saw table tops with a straight edge? Will be returning the saw…thanks.

  19. Carlos Amaya on October 11, 2022 at 3:31 am

    Thanks for the detailed information , very helpful.

  20. Paul Heywood on October 11, 2022 at 3:33 am

    *Saw is perfect **MyBest.Tools** , stable and accurate. Very easy to use.*

  21. Ordinary Guy on October 11, 2022 at 3:34 am

    I’m very new to woodworking and looking to buy my first table saw. My question is if I’m going to build a wooden table extension for my table saw.
    1. What is the design of the table? and where do I position the table saw in relation to the table extension?
    2. Will I still be needing the table saw’s right-hand side extension. Once I have a custom build table.
    3. How do I use the fence with the saw attached to a custom build table?
    Thank you so much

  22. Edwin McNew on October 11, 2022 at 3:35 am

    Sure do appreciate the honesty review!

  23. Excil Reid on October 11, 2022 at 3:37 am

    Thank u for ur information

  24. repairdrive on October 11, 2022 at 3:37 am

    Great video! I learned a lot!

  25. txbob on October 11, 2022 at 3:38 am

    I am thinking of buying a Dewalt –DWE7491RS—I am wanting to know it this saw can be used inside on a table rather than on the rolling stand….thanks for any feedback.

  26. Plywood Creative on October 11, 2022 at 3:40 am


  27. SuzukiKid400 on October 11, 2022 at 3:41 am

    Fantastic video.

  28. Sherif Kaissi on October 11, 2022 at 3:42 am

    Very very useful prior to purchasing a table saw . Thanks for the time .

  29. Joe Martin on October 11, 2022 at 3:43 am

    Which is best accurate portable table saw

  30. Andrew Smith on October 11, 2022 at 3:45 am

    This is a great video. One comment on the rio fence limitations. As long as you’re not ripping super wide pieces, it’s simple enough to turn your piece around and rip the negative up to your limitation. (Or get the circular saw out)

  31. A Dane With A Camera on October 11, 2022 at 3:47 am

    Very good guide. Wouldnt you rather use a mitre saw when cutting those 2×4 that the table saw, unless you are ripping them ?

  32. Nathanrum on October 11, 2022 at 3:48 am

    Don’t get the chicago electric table saw if you plan on it lasting you a while. The miter Guage wobbles in it’s slot so is no use if you need accurate cuts with it. The fence has a slight lip where the plastic clamping area meets the metal right at the beginning. This makes it so pieces are fed to the saw at a slight angle instead of straight. The fence also does not clamp down straight so you will have to check both front and back distance to the blade. Even if you get it clamped straight, it can move on you with pressure.
    I’d say great for on a budget and beginner but if you plan to stick with wood working, you will out grow it quickly and be frustrated with its inaccuracies. There are YouTube videos out there that suggest modifications for it. I had mine for 6 months and completely died while ripping a 2×4. So if you can, get the warranty.

  33. Barbara Smyers on October 11, 2022 at 3:48 am

    Thank you for such a clear and concise summary of what is important to look for when buying a table saw. As a newbie, I feel so much more confident in making a decision. Thus was just perfect!

  34. child of a KING charity on October 11, 2022 at 3:49 am

    Thanks so much for your review, this has been a great help to me, really appreciate it

  35. Joshua Glaude on October 11, 2022 at 3:49 am

    The new version of the bosch, I can resaw 2.75 inch hardwood that’s a couple feet long with no issue. That’s with a good blade of course. Using the blade that came it was possible but really rough.

    I have found though, with the fence, when you get it set, release the lock, and the rear side of the fence will move in line with the front, it doesn’t quite slide evenly with the front all the way across. The lock it down again.

  36. Real Cookie Lyon on October 11, 2022 at 3:50 am

    Great info thanks

  37. moxee33 on October 11, 2022 at 3:51 am

    Absolutely fantastic! Covered everything I always wanted to ask. Subscribed. Thank you 😀

  38. AkO on October 11, 2022 at 3:53 am

    I nearly bought the Ryobi due to price. I’m going with the Dewalt, it’s nearly triple the price but well worth the money. Thank you for a very informative Video.

  39. John Young on October 11, 2022 at 3:57 am

    Fantastic content, thank you very much for your time.

  40. Covencraft on October 11, 2022 at 3:59 am

    i’m thinking of making an extended table with a custom built 48" rip fence.

  41. walter davis on October 11, 2022 at 3:59 am

    Out those table saws. Which is good for cutting plywood.

  42. cole mahaney on October 11, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Harbor Freight for me

  43. Thundarr The Barbarian on October 11, 2022 at 4:01 am

    Thank you for this video very helpful for neophytes like me.

  44. hoorayimhelping on October 11, 2022 at 4:06 am

    This is such a great video because it discusses things that I (as a novice woodworker) am completely ignorant of, but could only learn about after I made a big purchase. Thank you so much!

  45. Lee Michaels on October 11, 2022 at 4:06 am

    I have the Dewalt 745. The fence is what I consider the best in this price range. I will NOT take a dado stack and the miter slots were not done well and are different widths. I have learned to work around it but just keep that in mind when you buy.

  46. Bruce Novotny on October 11, 2022 at 4:07 am

    Lovely and very informative video. Great approach and knowledge.
    Liked & subscribed.
    Thank you sir.

  47. Cravens Boughner on October 11, 2022 at 4:07 am

    My adventure with woodworking started with Woodglut.

  48. John on October 11, 2022 at 4:09 am

    easy guide, if you want any level of accuracy, don’t touch ANY of these jobsite saws, go to a machine outlet and pay for an entry level real table saw.

  49. RK FarmRanch on October 11, 2022 at 4:10 am

    Really appreciate your comprehensive video, it’s so helpful pointing out what to look for in a table saw. A real professionally done job thank you.

  50. bob bobbinson on October 11, 2022 at 4:11 am

    There is really only one thing to judge table saws on…. The fence…. Of those, you chose the Dewalt has a rack and pinion fence. its the only one of the bunch that ENSURES a straight fence therefore a perfect cut.