Best Portable Jobsite Table Saw Reviews 2024

Best Portable Table Saw Reviews

Table saws are undeniably the kings of cutting sheet goods. The concept is simple: place a motor below a solid table to spin a blade through the surface and watch the sawdust fly. The idea may be simple, but there are a lot of things to think about when you’re looking for the best portable jobsite table saw for your next job.


Best Portable Jobsite Table Saw – Our Top Picks

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Best Portable Jobsite Table Saw Overall

Flex 24V Hybrid Cordless 10-Inch Table Saw

Flex 24V Cordless Table Saw Review

Flex blew open the competition for the best portable table saw with the introduction of two new models. We tested both and they each earned our recommendation. However, it’s the 10-inch model that we like best. Like its 8 1/4-inch brother, it’s a hybrid table saw, operating on either a Flex 24V battery or AC adapter. It also introduces CutSense—a technology that senses when the cut is complete and automatically shuts off the saw to conserve battery power.

Aside from that, it’s a solid all-around build with excellent cutting power. It’s a full 10-inch saw with the capacity to cut 4x material in a single pass. Its rack-and-pinion fence adjustment system is a favorite among PTR’s staff. Plus, there are LED lights built into the fence to aid your vision in lower-light situations.

Pros

  • Excellent cutting power
  • Smooth cutting, even with the stock blade
  • Hybrid 24V battery or AC power
  • Rack-and-pinion fence system
  • Secure, accurate fence design
  • LED fence lighting
  • 4x lumber cut capacity (10-inch model only)
  • CutSense automatic blade stop (10-inch model only)
  • High-contrast green measurement indicators

Cons

  • No significant drawbacks

Numbers to Know

  • Motor: Brushless
  • Blade Speed: 5500 RPM
  • Blade Diameter: 10 inches
  • Dado Capacity: TBA
  • Max Cutting Depth: 3 1/2+ inches at 90°
  • Rip Capacity: 30 1/2 inches

Price: $599.99 bare, $749.99 kit with a 10Ah Stacked Lithium battery and charger

Best Corded Portable Jobsite Table Saw

DeWalt 10-Inch Table Saw DWE7491

Best Portable Table Saw Overall | DeWalt DWE7491

With new models and even new brands entering the table saw field, DeWalt’s DWE7491 still tops our charts as the best corded portable jobsite table saw years after its initial launch. We love the rack-and-pinion fence system, there’s plenty of power from its 15-amp motor, the accuracy is excellent, it has a wider table than many, and the rolling stand gives it a nice stable platform. Throw in a reasonable price tag that includes the stand, and it’s the most complete option available in our team’s opinion.

Pros

  • Rack-and-pinion fence adjustment system
  • Secure, accurate fence
  • Excellent rip capacity
  • integrated rolling stand

Cons

  • No significant drawbacks

Numbers to Know

  • Motor: 15-amp
  • Blade Speed: 4800 RPM
  • Blade Diameter: 10 inches
  • Dado Capacity: 13/16 inches
  • Max Cutting Depth: 3 1/8 inches at 90°, 2 1/4 inches at 45°
  • Rip Capacity: 32 1/2 inches

Price: $649 with stand

Pro Tip: Note that table saws often have additional shipping charges due to their size and weight. If you’re ordering online, many retailers will ship to your local store for free.

Best Cordless Portable Jobsite Table Saw

Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt 10-Inch Table Saw

Metabo HPT MultiVolt table saw | Best Cordless Portable Table Saw

When searching through the best cordless portable table saw options, there aren’t a ton of competitors, but the competition is growing. Traditional powerhouses, Milwaukee and DeWalt have them with Metabo HPT adding one a little later. More recently, Ryobi joined the group with an HP Brushless model, and Flex launched theirs in early 2024.

As our top overall pick, Flex is our choice for the cordless category, too. Close on its heels, Metabo HPT is another solid choice. While all of the cordless saws we mentioned have compelling reasons to buy them, Metabo HPT stands out in a few ways. First, it’s a full 10-inch saw and it has a monster 35-inch rip capacity. It’s also one of just two hybrid options. By adding the AC adapter, you can use the saw with a battery when it’s convenient or on AC power when you need unlimited runtime.

Pros

  • Hybrid 36V or AC power
  • 10-inch blade
  • Rack-and-pinion fence system
  • Secure, accurate fence
  • 35-inch rip capacity
  • Material support on fence and out-feed
  • Sturdy, smooth cutting experience

Cons

  • No on-board blade storage

Numbers to Know

  • Motor: 36V brushless
  • Blade Speed: 5000 RPM
  • Blade Diameter: 10 inches
  • Dado Capacity: 13/16 inches
  • Max Cutting Depth: 3 1/8 inches at 90°, 2 1/4 inches at 45°
  • Rip Capacity: 35 inches

Price: $599 bare tool

Best Portable Jobsite Table Saw for Safety

SawStop Jobsite Saw Pro

Best Portable Jobsite Table Saw for Safety

When you want the ultimate in table saw safety, there’s SawStop and then there’s everyone else. It uses flesh detection and when any part of your skin touches the blade, it drops down below the table and slams into an aluminum brake. It’s also lightning-fast. The blade might draw blood, but you’ll almost always avoid a trip to the ER.


SawStop also designs a very well-thought-out table saw that doesn’t sacrifice performance and usability to get the safety feature. Of the two saws targeting construction, the Jobsite Pro is our top choice thanks to a more portable package that includes an excellent rolling stand.

Pros

  • Exclusive flesh detection safety system
  • Excellent performance
  • Accurate fence design
  • Blade raises or lowers with one turn of the wheel
  • Micro bevel adjustment dial
  • Internal storage drawer

Cons

  • Flesh detection activation requires blade and brake assembly replacement
  • Expensive

Numbers to Know

  • Motor: 15-amp
  • Blade Speed: 4000 RPM
  • Blade Diameter: 10 inches
  • Dado Capacity: 13/16 inches
  • Max Cutting Depth: 3 1/8 inches at 90°, 2 1/8 inches at 45°
  • Rip Capacity: 25 1/2 inches

Price: $1,599

Best Portable Jobsite Table Saw Value for Pros

Ridgid 10-Inch Table Saw with Rolling Stand

Best Portable Table Saw Value | Ridgid R4550

For the budget-minded Pro, finding a quality table saw with a stand for less than $500 is tough, especially if you’re looking for the capacity of a 10-inch model. But if you bump that budget up a little, you can step into Ridgid’s R4550. This model upgrades to a rack-and-pinion fence system and supports rip cuts up to 32 1/2 inches. At $549, you get better quality and stability that many of the lower-priced saws struggle with and it includes a wheeled gravity-rise stand.

Pros

  • Rack-and-pinion fence adjustment
  • Cuts 4x in a single pass
  • Gravity-rise stand included

Cons

  • Not quite as robust as higher-priced models

Numbers to Know

  • Motor: 15-amp
  • Blade Speed: 5000 RPM
  • Blade Diameter: 10 inches
  • Dado Capacity: 5/8 inches
  • Max Cutting Depth: 3 1/2 inches at 90°, 2 1/2 inches at 45°
  • Rip Capacity: 32 1/2 inches

Price: $549 with stand

Best Budget Portale Jobsite Table Saw for DIYers

Skil 10-Inch Table Saw with Integrated Stand

Skil 10-Inch Table Saw with Integrated Stand

Using a 15-amp motor, Skil’s 10-inch table saw has excellent cutting power. Its rack-and-pinion fence system makes it easy to keep your cuts square, even if you’re just getting started with table sawing. Plus, the integrated legs offer an impressively stable platform for a table saw targeting DIY/Prosumer users. As far as pricing, Skil’s table isn’t only affordable, it’s the only saw on our list that’s priced lower than it was on our last update. Small mercies.

  • Motor: 15-amp
  • Blade Speed: 4600 RPM
  • Blade Diameter: 10 inches
  • Dado Capacity: 5/8 inches
  • Max Cutting Depth: 3 1/2 inches at 90°, 2 1/2 inches at 45°
  • Rip Capacity: 25 1/2 inches

Price: $299.00

Best Portable Jobsite Table Saw Blade

In most cases, the best portable table saw blade is going to be a 40-tooth option with carbide teeth, although 24-tooth blades are common and usually fine for framing. There are times when you want a finer finish on your cut and a 60- or 80-tooth blade may be more appropriate. Regardless of what tooth count you need, there are a ton of options from budget to premium blades.

Of those, we recommend CMT Orange Tools blades for both 10-inch and 8 1/4-inch table saws. With polymer-filled laser-cut anti-vibration slots and wobble-free stability, their Italian-made ITK Xtreme blades are our go-to blades.

Best-Selling Portable Jobsite Table Saws

It’s a big market out there with lots of saws to choose from. Here are some models that others are buying.

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Best Portable Jobsite Table Saws From Other Brands We Trust

Bosch 4100XC 10-Inch Table Saw
This is a field-proven workhorse table saw that’s reliable but runs at slower RPMs and lacks a rack-and-pinion fence system.

Price: $629 with stand

Delta 36-6023 10-Inch Table Saw
With a thoughtful design and solid performance, this model has everything a contractor needs and comes with a gravity-rise stand.

Price: $649.99 with stand

Festool CSC SYS 50 EBI Cordless Table Saw
This is a premium cordless table saw focused on precision woodworking applications with an incredibly compact frame that fits inside a Systainer.

Price: $1,499 – $1,999

Milwaukee 2736 M18 Fuel 8 1/4-Inch Cordless Table Saw
Milwaukee’s design is excellent, and this saw has a brushless motor and a high 6300 RPM top speed, plus the addition of One-Key for tracking and inventory management.

Price: $449 – $599

Ryobi PBLTS01K 18V One + HP Brushless 8 1/4-Inch Cordless Table Saw
This is the best cordless option we’ve seen for serious DIYers who want cord-free convenience combined with a compact size.

Price: $339 bare, $399 kit with two 4.0Ah High Performance batteries and charger

Skilsaw SPT99-11 10-Inch Heavy Duty Worm Drive Table Saw
Using a true worm drive gearing system, this table saw has the strongest cutting performance we tested wrapped into a well-thought-out design.

Price: $649 with stand

Best Portable Jobsite Table Saw Buying Guide: What We Look For

Power

Even though you might be ripping sheet goods primarily, you may come across times when you need to rip 2x or 4x material. While most portable table saws are great on thin sheets, other lumber separates them in terms of power.

A 15-amp motor is an absolute must in our book. From there, it’s all about dialing in that power so there’s plenty of torque to back up the blade speed. Don’t let big RPM numbers do all the talking—we’d rather give up a few hundred RPM for a design with more torque than have the motor bog down on our toughest cuts.

Blade and Table Size

Recent changes are driving some saws with smaller tables to shift to an 8 1/4-inch blade. It’s a safety thing. Your total cut capacity comes down to around 2 1/2 inches so that 4x rip cut is no longer possible in one pass.

The big thing to keep in mind is that the 8 1/4-inch models typically have smaller tables, but still use 15-amp motors and have plenty of strength.

As far as the overall table size goes, we want at least 24 inches of cutting width. That gives us enough to rip a sheet of plywood in half and cover any other measurement we might want.

Accuracy

For the best accuracy on a table saw, don’t buy a portable one! Cabinet table saws are much better suited for ultimate precision when 1/16th of an inch makes a huge difference in your results.

Still, high accuracy is something you should expect from your portable table saw. Most of this happens along the fence. We try to avoid fences that are easy to lock down out of square when possible. Models with clamps on both sides tend to fall into that category.

Single-clamp fences typically do a nice job of self-squaring when you lock it down. Just be sure that it’s beefy enough not to push to the side when you start feeding material.

One of the easiest fences to use that’s also highly accurate is the rack-and-pinion style. The first one we used was on DeWalt’s popular DWE7491 and more brands have come on board with similar designs. In our opinion, it’s the way to go.

Stability and Portability

Stability and portability are two key areas that affect one another. As you’re shopping for the best portable table saw, something that’s lightweight can seem appealing. That might make portability very easy, but it can sacrifice stability to get it. Especially if you’re setting your table saw on something other than a dedicated stand, the last thing you want is the saw to move as you feed material.

Integrated stands can also cause problems. If the legs are wobbly, the saw can shift as you feed, throwing your cut accuracy off. However, there are some good ones.

There are some excellent dedicated stands you can use, too. Whether you prefer a separate stand or an integrated one, look for solid materials that offer little to no wobble with the legs deployed and adjustable feet to help level the saw on uneven ground.

The stand can also help with transportation thanks to onboard wheels. We prefer stands with large wheels to make rolling the saw over less-than-ideal ground easier.

So what’s the ultimate setup? We prefer a saw that’s heavy enough to resist shifting on a dedicated stand with high stability and large wheels. That’s not something that’s in everyone’s budget, and if you’re lifting your saw in and out of a truck bed, you’ll need a second person to help you out.

Dust Collection

If you’re primarily using your portable table saw outside, dust collection may not be a big priority. If you’re using it in a shop or indoors, it’s a different story. Most models do a fine job of collecting sawdust and there’s not much variance in the chute designs. Just pay attention to the diameter so you have the right hose or adapter and be sure to use a high-CFM shop vacuum for the best results.

To SawStop or Not to SawStop?

All table saws sold in the U.S. come with a riving knife, anti-kickback pawls, and a split blade guard. Because some cuts can’t be made with these safety features installed, they are removable. If you’re looking for a fun party game, see which of your uninitiated friends can install both correctly without a manual. While each one is different, their nature means you can use the saw without them installed. we’d be remiss if we didn’t tell you those cuts are more dangerous, so avoid it if you can.

The best safety technology is the flesh detection pioneered by SawStop. Bosch’s Reaxx also had a version, but it’s no longer available in the US. Efforts to mandate flesh detection technology in table saws have not been successful so far. That said, there’s no denying how effective SawStop’s technology is at preventing catastrophic injuries. And it helps that they make a really good portable table saw.

If it’s in your budget, go ahead and pull the trigger. The first time it saves you a trip to the ER, it’ll pay for itself and then some. After all, table saw injuries are still one of the most common tool-related injuries, and most people we know prefer the use of all ten fingers.

Additional Features to Consider

  • Kickback pawl, blade guard, blade wrench, and push stick storage
  • Additional blade storage
  • Dado capacity

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