We Reviewed 35 Table Saws – Here Are The Best Ones For You

by | Apr 20, 2017 |

Table saws come in so many different types and from so many different manufacturers that you might feel your head spinning when you search for one.

To make things easier for you, we broke down the options into several categories.

The first type is a cabinet saw, which features a solid base on the bottom. Most manufacturers opt for cast iron, which is more durable, and most come with a dust collection port or system too. You might opt for a hybrid type that combines elements of both a cabinet and a contractor model.

Contractor saws are lighter in weight than standard options but are suitable for use both on job sites and in your own workshop. You’ll also find portable versions that weigh even less and come with features like a cart for moving it or an attached table that you can use on the job site.

Our Top Rated Choices by Category

Overall Table Saw

The Powermatic 1792011K Model PM2000 is our top overall table saw.

Also our top Powermatic choice!

It features a five-horsepower motor with one-phase technology that keeps the motor running smoothly as well as a 50-inch fence system that makes more accurate cuts.

We also like some of the other features on this model, including its poly-v belt drive system, arbor lock with a push button design for blade changes and caster system for fast and convenient moving.

Cabinet Table Saw

The SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 3-HP Professional Assembly is our top cabinet choice.

 Also our top Sawstop choice

 It comes with a heavy-duty cabinet that sits on one end as well as an extension table that features its own legs that fold down from the top to support the table.

 The 52-inch T-Glide system will make you love working with boards of different lengths because this system can support those boards as you cut in different ways.

Hybrid Saw

Our top choice in this category is the Shop Fox W1824 Hybrid with Extension Table.

This hybrid model features a cast-iron base with a dust collection port and an extension table that pops up from one side to give you significantly more work space.

Cast-iron trunnions keep the base and table from shaking when the motor starts up and runs, and its comes with both a T-shaped fence for making different cuts and a simple power button that also powers down the motor. 

Contractor/ Jobsite Saw

The Makita 2705 10-Inch is our number one choice for a contractor saw because Makita specifically designed it for those who spend a lot of time working on job sites.

It has a 15 amp motor and a 4,800 RPM rating as well as a tool-less blade assembly that lets you change the blade for working on different jobs without struggling to find the right tool to remove that assembly.

The riving knife has a release lever that lets you move into three different positions and pawls that reduce the risk of the knife kicking back on you.

Portable Saw

We really liked the Bosch 4100-09 10-Inch and found that it outperformed those from other manufacturers that cost more.

The gravity-rise stand makes it easy to set up the tool on the site because you can let gravity do the work for you, but this stand also acts like a cart that folds up around for moving it around that site.

With a 3,650 RPM rating and a capacity for working with materials up to 25-inches wide, this model can help you work on projects at home too.

35 Top Choices On The Market Today

Powermatic 1792011K1. Powermatic 1792011K Model PM2000 (Check Price on Amazon.com)

One look was all it took for us to realize that it would place in our number one spot. Measuring 39-inches tall, it sits right near the stomach of most users and allows you to use it for hours without feeling a twinge in your back or any other discomfort caused by constantly leaning over the top.

The five-horsepower motor has a 2,000 RPM rating that works with the riving knife and included blade to cut through any type of wood board or sheet.

Powermatic added a longer than average table to give you a larger surface to work on and a heavy-duty cast-iron base that keeps the vibrations produced by the motor from making your hands shake.

This cabinet or base also features a dust port that collects most of the dust that comes off your wood as well as casters that let you roll it around your workshop if you ever need to move it. It also comes with two crank wheels on the front and side and a push button arbor lock.


SawStop PCS312302. SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 3-HP Professional Assembly (Check Price on Amazon.com)

If you have a dedicated workshop and spend hours working with wood every day, you need this Sawstop, which is well worth its high price tag.

Designed for professionals, this cabinet model is not only the best one available from SawStop but the top one on the market because it comes with an extension table that significantly increases the size of its surface as well as a safety system that sends an alarm when the blade touches clothing or skin to automatically shut off the blade. The extension table has legs that fold down in seconds to support the wood and the surface, but those legs also fold back up to sit flush with the bottom of the table for easy storage.

The extension table has legs that fold down in seconds to support the wood and the surface, but those legs also fold back up to sit flush with the bottom of the table for easy storage.

The included rails do a great job of keeping wood at the right angle that you need and of keeping the wood flush with the table, and you can use the crank wheels on the base to adjust the blade for making deep or shallow cuts. You’ll also like that it features a lock down option that literally locks the wood to the surface of the table to ensure that it never slips out of place.

SawStop PCS31230-TGP236 3-HP3. SawStop PCS31230-TGP236 3-HP Professional Assembly (Check Price on Amazon.com)

Though similar to the last one on our list, this SawStop PCS31230-TGP236 3-HP only features a three-horsepower motor, but it also comes with all of the other features that make SawStop such a great company.

One of those features is safety system that SawStop designed to work with a braking system, and this system allows the blade to send out an alert when it touches anything that might cause an accident, which then tells the brake system to automatically come on and stop the blade. It also features a 36-inch T-Glide fence system designed for professionals who want to make more accurate cuts at different depths.

Measurement markings run across both the front and the side of the cabinet and work with the crank handwheels to let you change the angle when making bevel cuts and adjust the height of the blade to make deeper cuts. It comes with a similar extension table to others on the market that features legs you can fold down and lock in place when using the table and then fold back up later. It also has a switch button that powers the motor and an emergency stop button on the cabinet.

SawStop PCS175-TGP2364. SawStop PCS175-TGP236 1.75-HP Professional (Check Price on Amazon.com)

Anyone who ever worked with a table or cabinet model before knows the fear that can occur when the blade catches a shirt sleeve or finger, but you won’t experience those same fears when you have this in your shop because it comes with a patented safety system that uses an electric brake system to stop the blade when a problem like this occurs.

You’ll also love having a conveniently located stop button on the front that lets you completely shut down the motor during an emergency. It also has a handwheel on the front that adjusts the blade height and a separate handwheel on the side for making bevel cuts.

As this model comes with a smaller 1.75-horsepower motor, you might think that it cannot compete with those that have a larger motor, but this one does a good job of cutting boards and can work with some sheets too because of its T-Glide fence system, which measures 36-inches long. The included blade tilts to the left when in use to keep your wood from rubbing against the fencing or the table itself. It comes with both stationary and pivoting casters on the base too.

Powermatic 1792010K PM20005. Powermatic 1792010K PM2000 (Check Price on Amazon.com)

Powermatic makes its second appearance on our list with its 1792010K PM2000 , which features both a five-horsepower motor as well as a poly-v drive belt system that ensures that motor runs smoothly without running as loudly as larger motors sometimes do. The 50-inch Accu-Fence System designed by Powermatic does a nice job of keeping boards straight as you make your cuts and of keeping those boards firmly in place.

It also comes with a cast-iron base, a dust collection system and built-in casters that help you move it to clean underneath the cabinet, and as this system is retractable, you’ll never worry about the casters making the table shake or move.

Eight-inch crank wheels on two sides of the base make it easier to make bevel adjustments or to change the height of the blade, and you’ll notice measurement markings alongside each wheel that help you make specific depth cuts. The 1792010K PM2000 comes with a durable cast-iron top and a table that extends the overall length by more than 30 extra inches. Thanks to its magnetic switch, it can monitor for power surges and other issues to keep the saw from accidentally turning itself on.

Delta 3 HP Motor 10 in6. Delta 3 HP Motor 10 in. UNISAW (Check Price on Amazon.com)

This Delta 3 HP Motor 10 in. UNISAW with 52 in. BIESEMEYER Fence System is something of a combination saw because it can handle almost all the jobs that you need to do without requiring that you reach for your toolbox or another power tool, and it even has a blade assembly that you can remove without tools for changing the blade.

A trunnion system made from cast iron absorbs the vibrations that the motor produces to keep it from shaking, and it has a durable table surface that keeps your wood from shaking too. Front cranks help you adjust the blade in seconds, and you can use the measurement markings to decide on the height of that blade.

The base of the cabinet has an angled design that keeps dust from getting underneath and finding a way to the motor, and it comes with a dust collection hose that you can easily hook up to the port on the base. You also get a 52-inch fence system that is large enough for most wood boards. Its cabinet features a large power button and can work with an optional smart storage drawer that will give you room for extra blades and other tools.

SawStop PCS31230-PFA307. SawStop PCS31230-PFA30 3-HP Professional (Check Price on Amazon.com)

Whether you want to cut molding for a client’s house, or you just need to cut plywood sheets when doing basic construction jobs, this will help you handle all those jobs with ease. It’s three-horsepower motor is suitable for any type of job but runs so smoothly and quietly that you can work on projects in the middle of the day or night without disrupting those around you. It comes with a 30-inch premium fence system that sits right on the top for making smoother cuts and for supporting the wood, and it comes with the patented SawStop safety system that will keep you safe.

Though it does require 220 volts of power to run, that is the same amount of voltage that most buildings have, which lets you set up this table saw in your workshop or garage. The heavy-duty base has a four-inch dust port that pulls debris like sawdust away from the surface, but this collection system is also easy to clean and keeps dust away from the motor. Two casters on the bottom of the base have a stationary design and do not move, but the other two pivot in different directions for transport.

Powermatic PM10008. Powermatic PM1000 1791001K (Check Price on Amazon.com)

When you need a table saw that you can set up and use in your workshop without upgrading your circuit breaker or outlets, this Powermatic PM1000 1791001K Table Saw with 50-Inch Fence is a good choice because it needs just 115 volts to run, which is the standard voltage used by most homes. One of its more unique features is that its dust hose wraps around the blade surround to ensure that not a single speck of dust finds its way into the motor, and this system follows a clear path that makes it easier to clean out and empty the inside. Its power switch has an oversize design and allows you to turn the motor on and off before starting or after finishing a project.

The handwheel on the front shows you all the measurements necessary to select a height for the blade and to ensure the blade sits at that height, and the assembly around the blade is removable without any tools. It comes with a miter gauge that lets you make measurements up to 60 degrees in either direction. There is also an attached extension table that adds to the length of the top with folding legs.

SawStop PCS175-PFA309. SawStop PCS175-PFA30 1.75-HP Professional (Check Price on Amazon.com)

One thing you’ll notice about this SawStop PCS175-PFA30 is that while it performs just as well as the larger and more expensive SawStops, it comes with a more compact base that lets you use it without sacrificing a lot of space in your workshop. That heavy-duty base features several sets of measurements for making accurate cuts and for adjusting the depth of the blade, but you can also use the handwheels on the base for making angled and beveled cuts. It also features the SawStop safety system that prevents accidents with a signal that automatically turns on the braking system to bring the blade to a halt.

The included 30-inch fence system has a lock down feature that lets you stabilize your wood and keep it one place when making multiple cuts, and this system also lets you move the wood smoothly across and make precise cuts. It has a left-tilting design that keeps the wood from obstructing the blade and other parts and can work with 110 volts up to 220 volts. This saw is compatible with most 10-inch blades but can also work with eight-inch dado sets too.

Powermatic PM1000 1791000K Table Saw with 30-Inch Fence10. Powermatic PM1000 1791000K (Check Price on Amazon.com)

With this Powermatic, you can get all the power and performance that you expect from Powermatic without spending the large sums of money that some of its table saws cost. As it uses just 115 volts, you’ll find that you can set this one up in your garage or workshop and use it right away without making any changes to your electrical system first. It comes with a heavy-duty cast-iron base that has casters on the bottom for moving, but those casters can also retract inside to create the solid base that you need when working with wood.

To make things easier when changing the blade, Powermatic designed a tool-less assembly and surround that lets you remove those pieces and reach the blade with your own two hands and no special tools. The blade surround also has a clear path around the edges that allows the dust collection hose to transport dust and debris to the collection port and away from the motor. It comes with a 1.75-horsepower motor that works with a poly-v drive belt to improve the way the motor works while also reducing the sounds that it makes.

SawStop CNS175-TGP5211. SawStop CNS175-TGP52 1-3/4 HP Contractor (Check Price on Amazon.com)

If you want a SawStop but don’t like the amount of space that most of these models require, you’ll like that the CNS175-TGP52 1-3/4 HP Contractor model requires less space and has an open stand that lets you more easily clean up after you finish working. This saw is popular among contractors because it comes with an extension table that pops up from one side that features folding legs you can either fold up or down depending on how you use the table. The 52-inch T-fence system helps you glide wood across the spinning blade without worrying about the wood coming loose or breaking away.

It is popular among contractors because it comes with an extension table that pops up from one side that features folding legs you can either fold up or down depending on how you use the table. The 52-inch T-fence system helps you glide wood across the spinning blade without worrying about the wood coming loose or breaking away.

Another nice feature is that it is compatible with the mobility products that SawStop makes, which attach to the bottom and let you transport it to other locations. Its open base features an emergency stop button, handwheels for making beveled cuts and adjusting the blade and a power switch. The table saw also has a built-in breaking system that will automatically stop the blade in case of an accident to keep the blade from cutting your skin or clothing.

Grizzly G0691 Cabinet12. Grizzly G0691 Cabinet (Check Price on Amazon.com)

The very first model from Grizzly that we felt worthy of adding to our list is this Grizzly G0691 , which comes with both a riving knife for making more accurate cuts and a set of longer rails for supporting wood. Made from cast iron, this base has both a miter gauge and a four-inch port for collecting dust and keeping debris away from the motor. Though Grizzly attached the power switch to the base, it moved this switch off to one side to put it in a more convenient location near the emergency stop button.

Though Grizzly attached the power switch to the base, it moved this switch off to one side to put it in a more convenient location near the emergency stop button.

The three-horsepower motor produces lots of power but works with cast-iron trunnions to keep that motor from producing vibrations that can distract you from your work. This table comes with a t-fence system for making cuts on two different sides, but this system easily snaps off for making adjustments or doing cuts without a rail. You’ll also like that the blade guard keeps your hands away from the blade and comes off without requiring that you use a tool and that it has a powder-coated finish.

SawStop CNS175-SFA30 1-3:4 HP Contractor13. SawStop CNS175-SFA30 1-3/4 HP Contractor (Check Price on Amazon.com)

This is one that you can use in your workshop or studio as easily as you can use it in the field. You can connect a mobility cart to wheel it to your job site, hook up a mobile base to move it around a construction site or use it as-is in your own shop. It comes with a 1.75-horsepower motor that works with an electric braking system to prevent the blade from spinning after it touches clothing, skin or other things.

At just over 58-inches long, this contractor model can also help you get jobs done without wasting a lot of space in your shop, but you’ll love that it has a fence and rail system that lets you use it with larger boards. Those rail and fence pieces feature a type of heavy-duty aluminum that can withstand the weight of harder woods too. It also comes with a handwheel for adjusting the angle of beveled cuts, a handwheel for adjusting the blade height and an emergency power stop button.

Shop Fox W1819 3 HP14. Shop Fox W1819 3 HP 10-Inch (Check Price on Amazon.com)

The cast-iron base on this Shop Fox with Riving Knife is so durable that you’ll never experience any vibrations or notice the base moving as you use it on top. This base has several slanted sides that allow more of the base to sit directly on the floor to increase its stability, but it also features a dust collection port on one side and two handwheels for making adjustments to the blade height and for making beveled cuts. The base also has cast-iron trunnions and feautures wings made from the same material as well as a powder-coat finish.

Turning it on is as easy as pressing the green power button on the front, and you can bring the motor to a complete stop when you hit the red button below the green button. Nylon runners work with the t-glide fence system to help boards move more smoothly across the blade to reduce the risk of splinters and cracks. It also has a magnetic switch that reduces the risk of overloading the motor or the motor turning itself on after a power outage.

SawStop CNS175-TGP3615. SawStop CNS175-TGP36 1-3/4 HP (Check Price on Amazon.com)

Though SawStop has a strong reputation among contractors, some of those professionals complain that the saws are just a little too big, but this reduces the overall footprint to let it work in smaller spaces. This gets rid of the bulky and oversize cabinets used on other models in favor of an open stand that reduces the weight while still keeping it stable, and you can easily clean out from underneath it too. It also works with some of the optional products that SawStop makes like its mobility base and job site cart.

SawStop includes a 36-inch T-Glide fence system that has a lock down option for keeping the wood in one set place, and this option also keeps it from forcing the wood into a new position. The 1.75-horsepower motor used is capable of cutting through almost any piece of wood. You can use it with the included 10-inch blade or a blade of the same size, but this also works with dado sets.

Grizzly G1023RLWX16. Grizzly G1023RLWX Cabinet Left-Tilting (Check Price on Amazon.com)

This Grizzly G1023RLWX has a left-tilting design that lets you run a board right across the blade without that wood bumping up against the rails or any other features on the top. This is a pretty unique model because it is one of the only ones available with a built-in router to help you make multiple cuts without using any other tools. In addition to both emergency stop and power buttons, it has two handwheels that lift and low the blade as well as change the angle for making a beveled cut.

Grizzly designed this table to meet the needs of those who might not have a lot of space available, which is why it has a small footprint but comes with a small extension table that slides out from one side. This table has two support legs that each have a screen on foot, which you can use to ensure the extension table is the same height. It has a four-inch dust port and a maximum cutting depth of 2-1/8 inches to three inches based on the angle.

SawStop JSS-MCA17. SawStop JSS-MCA Jobsite (Check Price on Amazon.com)

Regardless of where you need or want to work, this model will go with you because it comes with its own attached mobile cart. This cart has a great design that features two wheels as well as a handle that allows you to fold it down into a more compact size for pushing around the construction site, but you can also lift it and use the handles to push it around in the same way you would a wheelbarrow. This cart also has small pieces that unscrew to keep the saw flat and level when in use.

The t-fence system included has a patented locking design that you can slide along the top and then lock in the spot that you want to use. A small wheel on the front moves smoothly across the measurements listed to adjust the blade height, and it has a rip capacity of more than 25 inches. You’ll also like all its safety features that include a stop button and the locking stand that keeps the stand from moving once you set it up.

Grizzly G0690 Cabinet18. Grizzly G0690 Cabinet (Check Price on Amazon.com)

One of the reasons we like this Grizzly G0690 is because it works with both dado sets as well as 10-inch blades, and you can use the blades and dado sets made by Grizzly as well as those from other companies. The included riving knife works at the same time as the blade and comes with both a push stick and a guard that keeps your hands safe from the knife, but this guard comes off without any tools for changes and replacements. It has a three-horsepower motor and requires the same 220 volts of power that most other larger models need.

Another thing we like about this is that it comes with so many cast-iron pieces, including handwheels on the front and side and the base itself. Not only is that base strong enough to withstand the weight of materials and the saw, but it also has a powder-coated finish and has a large dust collection port on the side. Depending on the angle that you choose, you’ll find that this has a maximum cutting depth of more than three inches.

Jet 708493K JPS-10TS19. Jet 708493K JPS-10TS, 10-inch Proshop (Check Price on Amazon.com)

All the features that come with this Jet 708493K JPS-10TS make it perfect for any professional shop, but it’s so easy to use that even those with limited experience can get it up and running. The included riving knife works with the blade and allows the knife to work at the same time as the blade without causing any kickbacks. It also features an open base underneath the enclosed stand that lets you clean up after yourself with ease and an extension table that has steel wings capable of holding and supporting larger wood pieces.

Jet designed this with ease of set up in mind and created unique legs that you can put together in minutes before assembling the rest. It has a gauge slot for using the saw with a miter gauge and a power button as well as a stop button that you can use in an emergency. Jet also gives you steel wings that work with the extension table, which has folding legs, and a 52-inch fence system that you can remove as needed.

Shop Fox W182420. Shop Fox W1824 Hybrid (Check Price on Amazon.com)

Shop Fox W1824 works as both a table and a cabinet saw. It features a cast-iron base that can withstand frequent use and an extension table that extends the overall length of the table from one end. Unlike other extension tables that use legs that might get in your way, this table slides out from the top of the cabinet, which supports the table and eliminates the need for legs.

It uses a two-horsepower motor that comes ready for use with 220 volts, but you can also rewire it to work with just 110 volts. The included riving knife makes it easy to make notches and smaller cuts that do not go all the way through a piece of wood because this knife acts like a spreader and blocks the blade from cutting straight through. This model also has pawls that prevent kickbacks and a clear guard that helps you see the blade without placing your hands close to it.

Jet 708492K JPS-10TS21. Jet 708492K JPS-10TS 10-inch Proshop (Check Price on Amazon.com)

When you need to make notches and make cuts that do not go completely through a piece of wood, you’ll love using the riving knife that comes on this model, which protects the blade and prevents it from making the deeper cuts that might ruin a piece of wood. This knife sits so close to the blade that you won’t experience any of the kickbacks that you might with other options. Save time and avoid struggles changing its blade too, which has a tool-less assembly around it.

The enclosed stand keeps the motor safe from dust and from overheating, and this stand has four legs that evenly distribute the weight to support it. A T-shape slot allows you to connect your own miter gauge, and an emergency switch brings the motor to a complete stop. Jet also includes both a steel wing for extending the table and a 30-inch fence.

Shop Fox W1837 1022. Shop Fox W1837 10″ 2 hp Open-Stand Hybrid (Check Price on Amazon.com)

With a two-horsepower motor, this  is great for those just starting out as well as those who don’t need the maximum horsepower provided by more expensive models. The open design of the stand leaves the bottom exposed and makes it easy to sweep underneath the saw to keep dust and other types of debris from potentially clogging the motor. Its heavy-duty base features four stationary legs and rolling casters on two of the legs that help you move the saw, but those casters also have a locking mechanism that locks each one in place.

In addition to the table, this table also has cast-iron wings that add more than 40 inches to your overall work area. The included fencing, which you can lock in place on either the front or rear, also lifts off the table to give you more space to work on and for making cuts without using those rails. It also has a rip capacity of 15-inches on the left and 30-inches on the right.

Delta Power Tools 36-510023. Delta Power Tools 36-5100 10-Inch Left Tilt (Check Price on Amazon.com)

No matter how much experience you have, you’ll find that this Delta is easy to use because it features a simple power button that turns the motor on and off with just one touch, and this button has an oversize design that any user can spot. Instead of using multiple rails like other manufacturers do, Delta Power Tools designed it to work with just one heavy-duty rail that sits directly over the top. It comes with a blade that tilts to the left, which keeps the wood from touching the table and keeps the wood from getting in your way.

The blade brake system designed by the manufacturer does a great job of reducing the risk of injuries because this system sends out a signal that brings the blade to a complete stop just seconds after you hit the power button. Casters on the base make this model more portable, but those casters also have a locking mechanism that locks the wheels in place to keep it stable and to prevent it from moving. It also features a quick assembly design that lets you set it up faster.

Bosch 4100-09 10-Inch24. Bosch 4100-09 10-Inch Worksite (Check Price on Amazon.com)

Setting up on the job site and breaking down at the end of the day is easy with this Bosch. Its gravity-rise stand does not require that you bend or stoop over because you can simply release the stand and let gravity drop it down into place. This stand has two wheels that can move across any construction site and two pieces that unscrew to keep the top even as well as a handle that you can use for pulling it with you.

Handles on the top can accommodate wood of up to 25-inches in size, and the table comes with a 10-inch blade that produces up to 3,650 revolutions per minute. It also has a 15-amp motor and a maximum cutting depth of more than three inches at a 90-degree angle. The included smart guard system keeps your hands at a safe distance from the blade while still ensuring you can clearly see the blade.

Jet JBTS-10MJS 10-Inch25. Jet JBTS-10MJS 10-Inch Jobsite (Check Price on Amazon.com)

Thanks to a 15 amp motor, this Jet comes on quickly and reaches the top blade speed fast too, but you’ll love that the motor has a soft start design that won’t rev or make as many sounds as other similar motors do. Designed to meet all UL standards, it features the same type of riving knife found on European models, which sits close to the blade to reduce the risk of kickbacks. It also comes with pawls that further reduce kickbacks and allow you to keep one or both hands on the material you need to cut.

Weighing right around 100 pounds, this job site saw from Jet is easy to transport because it comes with its own attached stand, which folds up and around the saw. This stand has two wheels on one side and a handle on the opposite side for smoothly pulling it around a job site, but the stand is also durable enough that it will fully support it when in its locked position. It also features a handwheel on the top that lets you make angled cuts and a second handwheel on the front for adjusting the blade height.

Makita 2705 10-Inch Contractor Table26. Makita 2705 10-Inch Contractor (Check Price on Amazon.com)

At around 80 pounds, this Makita 2705 weighs a little more than other portable models but is more solid and will last longer than those lighter models will. The 15-amp motor delivers more than 4,000 revolutions per minute to help you complete your jobs faster without injuring yourself, and it has guards on each side that let you reach the measurement you want when setting up . Its riving knife works like a spreader to keep the blade from cutting through a solid piece of wood when you need to make intricate designs or notches.

Also compatible with dado systems, it has a release lever that lets you change the position of the riving knife in three different ways based on the blade you want to use or the depth of the cut. A clear guard on the top lets you see straight through to the blade as it comes into contact with the wood without your hands going near the blade.

DEWALT DCS7485T127. DEWALT DCS7485T1 (Check Price on Amazon.com)

The next time that you find yourself working on a job site without power, you’ll love having the DEWALT DCS7485T1 , which is the world’s first cordless table saw. DEWALT includes both a rechargeable battery that will last for hours or hundreds of cuts as well as a charger that plugs right into an outlet and fully charges that battery in just a few hours or less. A handwheel on the front of the table saw rotates to change the height of the blade, and you can use the measurements next to the wheel to see how high the blade will sit.

Telescoping rails let you use it with boards that you thought you needed a larger model for and use rack and pinions to keep those rails moving smoothly. It comes with prevention against resets that will keep the motor from turning on, even if you left the button in the on position before you lost power. It also comes with a metal roll cage that wraps around the bottom to form a base, which features handles on each corner.

DEWALT DCS7485B28. DEWALT DCS7485B FLEXVOLT(Check Price on Amazon.com)

One of the best things about investing in DEWALT power tools is that many of those tools use the same battery, and if you like the idea of using a rechargeable model in the field and already have a charger on hand, you’ll love the DEWALT DCS7485B. You can use FLEXVOLT batteries and chargers from other tools to power it. That battery automatically changes the amount of voltage required once you insert in a tool too.

The power button on the front makes it easy to turn on, but it has a design that keeps it from coming on after a power disruption when that button is still in the on position. A metal roll cage on the bottom has four handles with textured grips for carrying and setting down. With a 24-inch rip capacity, this is one of the few portable options that will work with plywood sheets.

Bosch GTS1031 10-Inch29. Bosch GTS1031 10-Inch Portable (Check Price on Amazon.com)

Designed as a portable model that you can use on any construction site, this Bosch GTS1031 has such perfect balance that you can grab and carry it with just one hand without worrying about damaging the saw or base. That base features plenty of hidden storage underneath that lets you carry wrenches, a miter gauge and anything else you might need on the job without lugging a heavy toolbox with you. Bosch also made both the base and the frame from heavy-duty steel that will meet the demands of any busy job site without suffering damages like dents or cracks.

A square lock rip fence makes this one of the best portable models, and this fence has a self-aligning design that cuts down on the time you spend setting up before making an accurate cut. The power switch on the front responds quickly to turn the blade on in seconds and turn that blade off just as fast. It also features a small handwheel on the front with measurement markings that help you set up the height of the blade, and you can adjust that height with a crank of the wheel in either direction.

DEWALT DWE7491RS 1030. DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite (Check Price on Amazon.com)

This DEWALT is one of the most lightweight and compact models on the market, which makes it great for contractors who spend a lot of time on construction sites and in the field. Unlike other models that come with a stand that you need to attach yourself, it comes with a stand that remains permanently attached to the base, which lets you set it up in minutes, but this stand also acts like a cart and folds around to help you roll it along behind you. This combination stand and cart features rugged wheels that will roll across dusty and dirty paths without missing a beat.

While you might think that it’s a little smaller than you actually need, it features its own fence system as well as a large rip capacity for using the saw with moldings and larger pieces of wood. A dust collection port on the base can work with almost any type of vacuum cleaner to remove the dust that you create and keep that debris away from the motor. It also has a crank handwheel on the front with measurement markings for moving the blade to the height you need.

Delta Power Tools 36-602031. Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10″ Portable (Check Price on Amazon.com)

Save money and still do work in the field with this Delta, which comes with its own aluminum stand that attaches to the base. This piece not only acts like a stand to keep the top level and upright, but it also features large wheels on one side that let you fold it up and push it around the site. It comes with both a fence system and a guard for keeping hands safe and on-board storage for holding all those pieces.

At the end of a job, you’ll love that the blade slides right inside the table, which keeps the surface smooth and allows you to wipe off any debris that accumulated. Measurements on the side of the table let you cut boards based on a specific length or width, and measurements on the front change the height of the blade. Conveniently located near those markings is a handy power switch.

DEWALT DWE7480 10-Inch32. DEWALT DWE7480 10-Inch Compact (Check Price on Amazon.com)

Though some portable models designed for contractors come with attached carts or stands, this DEWALT DWE7480 comes with a frame that supports it and lets you use it right on the ground or floor. Telescoping fence rails let you use it with boards and wood sheets that are larger than the saw itself, and those rails use a rack and pinion design that lets you make adjustments without any struggles. It comes with a metal roll cage that acts like a base and also protects the motors and other features from damage.

Its 25.5-inch rip capacity makes this perfect for creating intricate molding pieces for a home, but its capacity also helps it work with much larger pieces of wood too. It weighs less than 50 pounds and comes with multiple spots on the roll cage that can accommodate your hands for carrying it to and around job sites. It also features a blade with carbide tips and a design that lets you adjust the angle up to 45-degrees when making bevel cuts.

SKILSAW SPT70WT-01 10 Portable Worm Drive Table Saw33. SKILSAW SPT70WT-01 10″ Portable (Check Price on Amazon.com)

Contractors who need to take their saws with them and do not want to spend a lot of time setting up them in the field may find this SKILSAW SPT70WT-01 helpful. This is one of the only portable models you’ll see that comes with a worm drive made almost entirely from brass, which lets you know that it will not only operate quickly but that it will also last for several years or more. It features a self-aligning rip fence that automatically aligns to the top as well as a 15 amp motor that produces all the power you need on the job site.

If you need to take tools with you to make specific cuts for creating molding pieces and for other jobs, you’ll like that this model has storage for all those tools inside. It also has a rip capacity of 25 inches and a cutting depth of 3.5 inches, which are perfect for doing all the jobs that your clients need. At just under 45 pounds, this is easily one of the most portable table models now available, and you can conveniently carry it in a variety of ways.

DEWALT DW745 10-Inch34. DEWALT DW745 10-Inch Compact Job-Site  (Check Price on Amazon.com)

Even if you work in the roughest of locations, this DEWALT DW745 will keep up with the demands of your job. It uses a heavy-duty metal roll cage that absorbs crashes and impacts during drops, falls and other accidents, but this cage also keeps it from sitting directly on the ground to keep the motor from overheating. Weighing less than 50 pounds, this model is also light enough for one person to carry.

Its 1,850 watt motor helps it perform better than other models in the same price range, and it has an extended rip capacity that lets you cut plywood sheets and standard boards. A built-in protection system keeps the motor safe from overloads and lets it work with wood that is damp or even frozen. You also get parallel fence pieces, two blade spanners and a blade with 24 individual teeth around the edge.

SKIL 3410-02 10-Inch35. SKIL 3410-02 10-Inch with Folding Stand (Check Price on Amazon.com)

If you need to take your work with you into the field and do not have thousands of dollars to spend, this SKIL might just might be the perfect model for you because it doesn’t weigh a lot and doesn’t take up a lot of space, making it perfect for those who need to carry a saw in their work vehicles. It comes with a work table that measures 20-inches by 26-inches as well as an extension table that increases the size of the table to 36-inches. Though it might look small at first glance, it has a height capacity of 3.5 inches and can cut through up to four pieces of wood at the same time.

An included steel stand makes it easy to set up  because it features clips that secure the saw to the stand to keep it from moving. One small crank wheel on the front has a handle that you can turn with one hand to reach the blade height that you want, and it comes with its own built-in measurement system too. You also get a rip fence that automatically aligns to the top.