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Top 10 Table Saws in 2020

Top 10 Table Saws in 2020

Table saws are one of the most common types of power saws, but they’re not meant for everyone. The main purpose of these types of saws provide the user with the ability to crosscut all types of hardwood into more manageable pieces. When outfitted with features such as a miter gauge and fence, table saws offer up the ability for straight cuts and angled cuts which allow you to put the finishing touches on your next DIY project.

Both professionals and enthusiasts alike depend on table saws to offer functions which you just won’t find with any other type. If you’re in the market for a new saw, then the following review and buying guide on the Top 10 Table Saws in 2020 will do just that.

1.      Powermatic PM1000 1791000K Table Saw 30-Inch Fence – 10.0

Powermatic is clearly one of the biggest names in power tools and its products like the 1st one in this review which helps distinguishes them from all the rest. The Powermatic PM1000 is a heavy-duty table saw that was built to last, and gives professional woodworkers everything they need. The cabinet style design offers a sturdy construction base which is more than enough to handle any cutting projects while providing the user with ample storage space for all accessories.

The PM1000 table saw features a 30-inch fence which is more than enough for cross-cutting full sheets of plywood. Some of the highlight features include a conveniently placed on/off switch, blade surround and collection hose which provides a mess free area, guard assembly that doesn’t require tools and a strong miter gauge that pivots a full 30-degrees.

Specs and Features

  • Weight: 418-pounds
  • 1.75 HP
  • Tool-less guard assembly
  • 115V power
  • Miter pivots to a full 60-degrees

2.      SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 3-HP Professional Cabinet Saw Assembly with 52-Inch Professional T-Glide Fence System – 9.8

When it comes to cross-cutting safety, there’s no better name than SawStop. The innovations they pack into each of their table saws brings out the best in user safety which is highlighted by SawStop’s innovative Safety System. This prevents serious injury to the user as the saw completely stops cutting if the blade contacts skin.

Powered by a 3-HP motor which is plenty of power for fast, powerful cross-cutting action. Effortless cuts are seen with the 52-inch professional T-Glide fence which assures precise and smooth cuts while cutting all types of hardwood. The fully-enclosed cabinet provides the user with an industry leading dust collection system which can be outfitted with the TSA-ODC Overarm Dust Collection accessory that’s optional.

Specs and Features

  • Weight: 515-pounds
  • 52-inch T-Glide fence system
  • 3-HP, 13-amp motor
  • Enclosed cabinet for storing accessories
  • 220-volt
  • 10-inch blade diameter
  • 5/8-inch arbor
  • Maximum cutting depth: 3-1/8 inches
  • Maximum cutting depth @45-degrees: 2-1/4 inches
  • 4-inch dust port

3.      DeWalt DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw with 32-1/2-Inch Rip Capacity and Rolling Stand – 9.6

If you’re looking for a budget friendly option, then the DeWalt DWE7491RS which scores an impressive 9.6 out of 10 is just that. This 10-inch jobsite table saw provides the user with portability which can easily be moved from site to site and comes complete with a rolling stand. Boasting a rip capacity of 32 ½-inches which rips through all types of tasks including large shelves and tabletops.

The DWE7491RS jobsite table saw is powered by a powerful, but efficient 15-amp motor which churns out speeds which are perfect for cutting hardwood floors, deck boards, stair railings, lumber and other types of material. For a dust free work area, simply hook up a shop vac to the 2-inch dust port and let her rip.

Specs and Features

  • Weight: 110-pounds
  • Dimensions: 31 x 24.5 x 31-inches
  • Motor: 15-amp
  • Rip capacity: 32-1/2-inch
  • Dust port: 2 1/2-inch
  • Voltage: 120-volts
  • Teeth per inch: 24
  • Depth of cut at 90 degrees: 3-1/8-inch
  • Depth of cut at 45 degrees: 2-1/4-inch
  • Rolling stand
  • Rack & Pinion Fence System

4.      SKILSAW SPT70WT-01 10″ Portable Worm Drive Table Saw – 9.5

SkilSaw introduces this beauty which has become a top-seller on Amazon with nearly 100 all-positive consumer reviews. This 10-inch Worm Drive table saw is designed with portability in mind and doesn’t require a lot of space to operate. Featuring a rip capacity of 25-inches and a depth cutting capacity of 3 ½-inches, it proves that value and performance can be found in the same table saw.

The SKILSAW SPT70WT-01 Worm Drive features a self-aligning fence which is simple to set and stays stable throughout the entire cut. Users have noticed a near vibration-less operation and faster cutting speed with the outfitted 15-amp motor. Not bad considering this portable table saw comes in around $350 and weighs less than 50-pounds.

Specs and Features

  • Weight: 49-pounds
  • 15-Amp motor
  • 1800-watts
  • 25-inch rip capacity
  • 3-1/2-inch maximum cutting depth
  • Onboard storage
  • Includes 10-Inch Carbide 24-Tooth Rip Cutting Blade, hex wrench, and blade wrench

5.      DeWalt DWE7499GD 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw with Rolling Stand and Guard Detect – 9.4

The DeWalt DWE7499GD scores a 9.4 out of 10 and offers users a portable model which outperforms others in its class. Featuring DeWalt’s state of the art safety technology which includes a Guard Detection System which notifies the user if the saw is operating without the guard assembly attached. The sturdy construction is built to last which will give years of use and comes highly recommended for both users and enthusiasts.

This jobsite table saw is powered by a 15-amp motor and has a 32 ½-inch rip capacity. Giving users plenty of storage while keeping all accessories in one convenient location is a bonus and is something you don’t typically find in a portable model. This model comes complete with a rolling stand which is simple to detach and attach and provides a stable foundation while in use.

Specs and Features

  • Table dimensions: 26-1/4-inch X 22-inch
  • Weight: 110-pounds
  • 32-1/2-inch rip capacity
  • Pro Guard components
  • Rack & Pinion Fence System
  • 2-inch dust collection port
  • 3-1/8-inch depth of cut at 90-degrees
  • 2-1/4-inch at 45-degrees

6.      SKIL 3601-02 Flooring Saw with 36T Contractor Blade – 9.4

This flooring saw by Skill isn’t exactly your conventional table saw, but it deserves to be mentioned among the best of the year. The Skil 3601-02 is a portable flooring saw which allows you to bring the cut to the floor making your next flooring project much easier. Outfitted with a 36T contractor blade for an ultra-smooth and precise finish is what flooring specialists and DIY experts rely on the most.

The versatility of this saw gives you the ability to make cross-cuts, miter cuts, and rip cuts. Weighing in at only 24-pounds, the lightweight design makes it possible to move from site to site with ease. Outfitted with a miter gauge which gives you 3 deterrents including 0, 22.5 and 45 degrees which is more than enough to take on any flooring project you have in mind.

Specs and Features

  • Weight: 24-pounds
  • 7-amp motor
  • Speeds to 11,000 RPM with no load
  • Miter Angle Range: 0°, 22.5° and 45°
  • Includes: 3601-02 Flooring Saw, Contractor Saw Blade with 36 Carbide Tipped Teeth, Aluminum Fence, Vertical Workpiece Clamp and Dust Bag

7.      Sawstop CNS175-TGP52 1-3/4 HP Contractor Saw with 52-Inch Professional T-Glide Fence System – 9.3

SawStop makes this review once again, but this time with a contractor table saw which features a 52-inch Professional T-Glide Fence System. The innovations by SawStop is seen with superior safety features and high-end performance which appeals to users of all skill levels. The innovative fence system provides the user with a smooth, effortless cutting operation and a large work area which is suited for all types of ripping projects.

The Sawstop CNS175-TGP52 is powered by a 1 ¾-HP motor and gives you mobility when outfitted with a jobsite cart and mobile base. This contractor saw fits the needs of any user and adapts to any task with over 100 potential configurations. This model comes highly recommended for all types of uses including DIY, professional and those looking to expand their potential.

Specs and Features

  • 1-3/4 HP motor
  • SawStop Safety System
  • 52-inch T-Glide Fence System
  • Cast iron table 20 x 27 inches
  • Extension wing 12 x 27 inches
  • 4-inch dust collection port
  • Compatible with 10-inch standard blades and 8-inch dado sets
  • Extendable options including a Job Site Cart and Mobile Base
  • One-year limited manufacturer’s warranty

8.      SawStop PCS31230-TGP236 3-HP Professional Cabinet Saw Assembly with 36-Inch Professional T-Glide Fence System – 9.3

The SawStop PCS31230-TGP236 is not meant for the light at heart, but is perfect for those looking for a heavy-duty table saw which will become a permanent fixture if your shop for many years to come. This model comes with a cabinet assembly and comes equipped with a Professional T-Glide Fence System that measures in at 36-inches.

Highlighted by all SawStop’s innovations giving users maximum benefits of performance, durability, stability, and safety. For an ultra-smooth operation, simply lock in the fence system and you’ll get effortless cuts with precise measurements without any deflection. Just like other SawStop table saws, this model can be outfitted with both 10-inch standard blades and 8-inch dado sets.

Specs and Features

  • Weight: 491-pounds
  • 3-HP motor, 13-amps, 220-volts
  • 36-inch Professional T-Glide Fence System
  • 10-inch diameter blade
  • 5/8-inch arbor
  • 8-inch diameter dado
  • 4-inch dust port
  • 12×27-inch extension wing
  • 2-year manufacture warranty

9.      Shop Fox W1819 3 HP 10-Inch Table Saw with Riving Knife – 9.2

The Shop Fox W1819 is one of the most recognized table saws in the business, and comes highly recommended for both beginners and professionals alike. There are two models to choose from including one with a 29 ½-inch rip capacity and a much larger model with a 49-inch rip capacity which is better suited for larger projects.

Both are powered by a 3-HP motor which and come complete with a riving knife, splitter and blade guard. The T-fence system offers a wider span along with a positive camlock and phenolic face and smooth gliding nylon runners for a smoother operation. Worry free use is seen thanks to the overload protection and a magnetic switch for improved safety.

Specs and Features

  • Weight: 536-pounds
  • 3-HP Lesson motor
  • Arbor speed: 4300 RPM
  • 29-1/2-inch rip
  • 4-inch dust port
  • Camlock fence with HDPE face
  • Blade guard with a quick release feature
  • Easy glide T-fence system with a wide span
  • Nylon runners inside the fence
  • Cabinet for storage with accessory hooks
  • Thermal overload switch
  • 34-inch tall table height

10. Makita 2705 10-Inch Contractor Table Saw – 9.2

This 10-inch contractor saw from Makita rounds out this review and has been impresses users for a few years now. The Makita 2705 is a budget friendly and is highlighted by a portable design that doesn’t skip out on performance. Powered by a powerful 15-amp motor that delivers speeds to 4,800 RPM which is more than enough power to deliver any contractor’s project.

The Makita 2705 table saw features a simple to use blade system which locks into place and doesn’t require a tool to install or remove. Setup and adjustments are simple with the side guards which are adjustable which provide precise measurements from the rip fence to the blade. Users have also come to appreciate the 3 different cutting positions for through, non-through and dado cuts.

Specs and Features

  • Weight: 82-pounds
  • 15-amp motor
  • Speed: 4,800 RPM
  • Modular blade guard system that does not require tools
  • Adjustable dual side guards
  • anti-kickback pawls
  • 3-position height adjustment
  • Extension table
  • Electric brake
  • 25-inch maximum ripping capacity


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