Best Table Saws for 2024 – 7 Models Tested!

Best table saws

You won’t spend much time in construction or woodworking before you need a good table saw. With so many options out there, who makes the best table saw? I’ve used and reviewed dozens of table saws over the years, so I know what features and performance levels make for a great tool. The Pro Tool Reviews crew and I got down to business to compare seven top-performing models. Hopefully, this helps you narrow down your potential list.

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How Do You Find the Best Table Saw?

Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, a quality table saw has one job: Make precise rip and crosscuts in wood. If want to make specialty cuts, like dadoes or rabbets, you need a top-quality saw supporting those features.

To help make your decision easier, I cover the performance, cut quality, key features, and pricing of some of the best table saws I’ve personally had my hands on.

Best Jobsite Table Saw Overall

DeWalt DWE7491RS

DeWalt DWE7499RS with Stand

Key Features

  • High-powered motor makes this one of the best jobsite table saws
  • Features a rolling stand for maximum portability 
  • Has 2” dust connection ports
  • Rack and pinion fence system allows for quick, accurate adjustment


  • Motor: 2 hp, 15 amp, 4800 rpm
  • Blade Diameter: 10 inches
  • Dado Capacity: 13/16 inches
  • Rip Capacity: 32-½  inches

DeWalt is a quality brand name that delivers on its promise with this table saw. It cuts cleanly and powerfully and I love the rack-and-pinion fence adjustment. It lets you dial in the width quickly when making rip cuts.

The DeWalt DWE7491RS Jobsite Table Saw also provides quick and easy portability. The rolling table design is easy to raise and lower. It’s also not top-heavy and won’t roll over, making it one of the best table saws for beginners (Don’t get offended, Pros!).

This saw has a powerful 2-horsepower motor that rips through all types of hardwood and pressure-treated lumber. The 10-inch saw blade cuts up to 3-1/8 inches in depth at 90 degrees and 2-1/4 inches at 45 degrees. An optional dado throatplate lets you add an 8″ stacked dado up to 13/16” inches thick. In short, it has all the features you need for almost any woodworking project.

Price: $649

Best Table Saw for Contractors

SawStop CNS175-TGP236

Key Features

SawStop CNS175-TGP236 Contractor Table Saw
  • Patented SawStop safety system recognizes human skin
  • Cast iron table with two steel extension wings 
  • T-Guide fence assembly for smooth operation and precision cuts
  • The most customizable saw in the SawStop lineup


  • Motor: 1.75 hp, 15 amps, 4000 rpm max
  • Blade Diameter: 10 inches
  • Dado Capacity: 29/32 inches
  • Rip Capacity: 36 inches

The SawStop safety system has saved over 6,000 fingers (and counting) with the patented technology that recognizes human skin. The T-Glide fence assembly can’t be beaten at this price—making this one of the safest and best-performing table saws in its class.

This is also the best table saw for contractors looking for a combination of precision and performance. It has all the features you need to make specialty cuts and the power to make them. Precision is built into this table saw, starting with a heavy cast iron top with a diagonal flatness measured at 0.010” maximum gap and two steel extension wings. Want more functionality? SawStop has in-line cast iron router tables that let you do even more with your tool.

Price: $2257

Best Rolling Table Saw

Bosch 4100XC-10

Bosch 4100XC-10

Key Features

  • Gravity-Rise wheeled stand makes this one of the best portable table saws
  • Smart Guard system with adjustable riving knife and anti-kickback device 
  • Self-aligning SquareLock fence
  • Dado compatible


  • Motor: 4 hp, 15 amp, 3,650 rpm
  • Blade Diameter: 10 inches
  • Dado Capacity:  13/16 inches
  • Rip Capacity: 30 inches

The Bosch 4100XC-10 Jobsite Table Saw offers the best combination of portability and stability with its wheeled stand. Setup is easy with the single-action design, and the rugged 8” tires will move across the uneven terrain found on most construction sites. The onboard storage system makes it easy to keep everything you need with the saw at all times.

It doesn’t feature the now-popular rack-and-pinion fence design, however, we like the well-made fence regardless. The stop sign-shaped safety cut-off switch makes for a nice touch.

This saw features a large aluminum table top for cutting 4-foot wide sheets. It has a powerful motor and soft-start circuitry for smooth operation. The Constant Response circuitry maintains speed while cutting, and restart protection avoids accidental startup to make this a safe, reliable, and powerful tool.

Price: $629

Most Powerful Jobsite Table Saw


Skilsaw SPT99-12 Heavy-Duty Worm Drive Table Saw

Key Features

  • Worm drive motor offers excellent torque
  • Steel table top
  • Maximum rip capacity on the left of the blade is 16-½”
  • Integrated dust port elbows
  • Superb rolling stand with oversized wheels
  • Rack & pinion table adjustment


  • Motor: 4.4 hp, 15 amp, 5000 rpm
  • Blade Diameter: 10 inches
  • Dado Capacity: ½ inch
  • Rip Capacity: 30-½ inches

The Skilsaw SPT99-11 table saw works well for DIYers looking for more power and features. It has more functionality, power, and precision with its brass-geared worm drive motor, and the wheeled stand offers the best in portability. At a total of 53 pounds, it’s a lightweight saw on a 16-inch wheeled stand, and the easy-load handles make it easy to move over stairs or load into the back of your truck.

The cutting power of this saw and the 3-⅝” cutting depth allow for cuts of stacked lumber so you can increase your productivity. This professional-grade tool rips through plywood with a high-torque motor and high RPMs. It’s as accurate and precise as any saw in its class, making it the perfect choice when portability and power are your priorities.

Price: $649

Best Cabinet Table Saw

SawStop Industrial Cabinet Saw

Best Cabinet Table Saw

SawStop Industrial Cabinet Saw

Key Features

  • Strong 5HP motor (3HP and 7.5HP also available)
  • SawStop flesh detection blade-stopping technology
  • Accurate T-Glide fence system
  • Durable build designed for industrial environments


  • Motor: 230V, 5HP, 4300 RPM
  • Blade Diameter: 10 inches
  • Dado Capacity: 5/8 inches
  • Rip Capacity: 36 inches or 52 inches

With brands such as Grizzly, Powermatic, and Sawstop dominating in terms of model options, narrowing it down to just one model for the best cabinet table saw proved to be a challenge. In the final analysis, the safety of SawStop won our crew over, with the Industrial Cabinet Saw earning our top recommendation. Within that line, we prefer the 5HP, three-phase, 230V motor as a balance of high performance. It should also ease the hit to your budget. From there, you can get either a 36-inch or 52-inch rip capacity, depending on your needs.

With so much attention on SawStop’s flesh detection technology, it can be easy to assume that they’re primarily about the tech first and the saw second. In our experience, it’s clear that they know table saw design and make a darn fine saw that can also save you from serious injury.

Price: $5349 (36-inch), $5459 (52-inch)

Best Sliding Table Saw

Baileigh Industrial Sliding Table Saw

Best Sliding Table Saw

Baileigh Industrial Sliding Table Saw

Key Features

  • Base, digital, and CNC options available
  • 1HP, 8000 RPM scoring blade included
  • Fully-extruded, anodized aluminum table
  • Rugged all-steel base stabilizes the machine and reduces vibrations
  • Includes fences for ripping, crosscut, and angled cuts
  • Digital readout and CNC upgrades available


  • Motor: 7.5HP, 220V, 3-Phase, 3000 – 6000 RPM
  • Blade Diameter: 12 or 14 inches (16 inches on the CNC model)
  • Table Size: 15 x 125 inches

If you’re on the hunt for the best sliding table saw, you’re in a different league—one that’s much more expensive to play in. We highly recommend you take the time to demo several options when you’re making an investment this large in your business.

That said, be sure to put Baileigh Industrial on your list. It’s a brand under the JPW tool group that’s also responsible for Powermatic and Jet, among others. Baileigh’s sliding table saw starts with a base 12-inch/14-inch blade model and then adds a digital readout as one upgrade level or a full-on CNC option with a 16-inch blade capacity at the top of the line.

Price: $16,098 – $33,484

Best Budget Table Saw for the Money

Skil TS6307-00

Best Budget Table Saw for DIY Use

Skil TS6307-00

Key Features

  • Built-in folding stand
  • Rack and pinion fence adjustment
  • Parallel blade alignment micro-adjustments
  • Includes a dust port elbow


  • Motor: 15 amp, 4600 RPM
  • Blade Diameter: 10 inches
  • Dado Capacity: 5/8 inch
  • Rip Capacity: 25.5 inches

The big deal surrounding Skil’s TS6307-00 is what you get for the price. With a 15-amp motor and 4600 RPM operating speed, it has more power than other DIY table saws that opt for smaller motors. With its rack and pinion fence adjustment, onboard tool storage, and blade height/bevel adjustments, you can easily see the Pro-inspired design elements from contractor-grade models. One big difference is that the integrated folding stand doesn’t have wheels, but the saw is still light enough to load into the back of your truck without too much trouble.

When you consider the performance and feature set against the $299 price tag, Skil is an easy choice for us as the best budget table saw for DIY use.

Price: $299

Understanding the Types of Table Saws

Before you shop, it helps to understand the basics. Learn the different types of table saws and the features to look for when you’re selecting the best table saw for your projects. 

Selecting the right tool starts with choosing the right type. Learn more about the three main types of saws.

Jobsite Table Saws

These are the least expensive types of table saws, also called benchtop or compact. Lightweight and compact, these tools are easy to move and store. Some of them come with a stand, and you can easily disconnect them for transport to and from jobsites. Others affix to rolling stands so you can roll them on an off a truck or trailer.

Contractor Saws

Larger than a benchtop model, a contractor saw offers more power and stability for larger jobs. These tools are less portable than a jobsite table saw, but you can cut larger pieces of wood. Contractor saws have open bases and a stand to provide a larger surface for working on oversized projects.

Cabinet and Sliding Saws

Next to a sliding saw, a cabinet table saw is the most expensive option made specifically for power and precision. Cabinet saws have heavy-duty stationary bases, dust collection ports, precision adjustment capabilities, and powerful motors. Their closed bases are often made out of cast iron, and they typically weigh about 600 pounds.

Hybrid Table Saws

Some tools combine features from contractor and cabinet table saws and are considered hybrid saws. They allow you to have some of the best features of cabinet saws, like an enclosed case, but they don’t have as much power.

Features and Considerations

Table saws are packed with various features that affect their price, portability, and safety. Before making a selection, thoroughly check out the features.

Blade Size

Most table saws have 10-inch blades. These cut as much as 3-½ inches deep at a 90-degree angle and 2-½” at a 45-degree angle. If you use a smaller blade, you won’t be able to cut as deep.

Blade Tilt

The blade on a table saw tilts right or left, but not both ways. It’s a matter of personal preference, but there are advantages and disadvantages either way. Typically, you will have around 45-48 degrees of range in order to cut bevels and angles for drawers, cleats, and more.

Motor Power 

The motor’s power determines how quickly and powerfully these tools cut. Most contractor saws have a 1.5 to 2 hp motor, and cabinet saws often range between 3 and 5 hp.

Skilsaw SPT99-12 Heavy-Duty Worm Drive Table Saw

Dado Capacity

Dado blades are used for making wide cuts for interlocking pieces of wood together. The dado capacity refers to the width of the blade. Not all table saws are compatible with dado blades.


You slide wood or material against the fence when cutting. Fences can be adjusted, but for regular cuts, they need to be exactly parallel with the blade. Some fences adjust easily with a rack-and-pinion system. Other tools use a more or less robust fence that you slide manually across the table.

Rip Capacity

The rip capacity is the distance from your blade to the farthest point the fence can reach on the saw’s right side. Most rip capacities are 28, 30, and 50 inches.

Ridgid R4550 Portable Table Saw

Bevel Adjustment

This is a must-have feature if you plan to make bevel cuts. Look for a model that offers both left and right bevels and accurately makes angle cuts.

how to make bevel cuts with a table saw

Safety Features

Safety is always a priority when operating power tools. Look for a saw that comes with a blade guard, a riving knife, anti-kickback pawls, and an emergency shut-off switch.

Safety Tips for Working with Table Saws

Table saw accidents are common in the United States. Each year, about 40,000 accidents result in hospitalizations, and 10% of those result in amputations or disabilities. Here are the top safety tips for operating a table saw:

  1. Wear safety glasses.
  2. Install the blade guard before operating.
  3. Use push sticks and push blocks when making cuts close to the blade.
  4. Always disconnect the power before changing the blade.
  5. Stand to the side when making cuts to avoid accidental kickbacks.

Avoid accidents by learning more safety tips before operating a table saw.

Frequently Asked Questions About Table Saws

What is the difference between a contractor saw, and a cabinet saw?

The biggest difference between a contractor saw, and a cabinet saw is that a cabinet saw stand has an enclosed case, and a contractor saw is on an open stand. Cabinet saws are more precise and have dust connection ports. 

What is a rip capacity, and why does it matter?

The rip capacity is the distance from your table saw blade to the farthest point the fence can reach on the saw’s right side. A larger rip capacity lets you cut wider pieces of wood.

Can I use a table saw for cutting materials other than wood?

You can use these powerful tools to cut more than just wood. With the right blades, you can use a table saw to cut plastic, acrylic sheets, and non-ferrous sheet metals like aluminum.

How do I maintain and care for my table saw?

Keeping your table saw clean is the best way to maintain it. How often it needs to be maintained depends on how much you use it. Before servicing it, unplug your saw, and remove the sawdust and resin built up in the cabinet with a stiff brush and shop vac. Wipe it clean and lubricate all the gears and pivot points with a dry silicone-free spray lubricant. Check for proper alignment every time you work on your saw, and always make sure your blade is sharp.

Are table saws suitable for beginners?

These tools present a serious risk of injury, but that doesn’t mean beginners can’t use one as long as they learn proper safety techniques. The best table saw for a DIYer who’s just starting out has a sturdy base to allow for more precise cuts.

Editor’s Note: Check out our video review to see some of our testing and get a slightly different take on our best table saws for 2024:


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