Best 10-inch Table Saws – Reviews & Buyer’s Guide 2020
Choosing a table saw can be a scary prospect for amateur woodworkers and DIY enthusiasts. As one of the most expensive pieces of equipment that you can purchase for your workshop, it’s often a decision that’s fraught with worry and doubt.
If you can relate to this feeling in your own search for the best 10-inch table saw, then you’re in luck – because we’ve been testing and reviewing table saws for years, and have compiled this list of reviews to aid you in your search.
Read on to learn everything you need to know about 10-inch table saws, from what to look for in your first at-home table saw to our top picks for every price range. By the time you’re finished reading this guide, you’ll be fully confident in your ability to choose the perfect table saw for your needs.
A Quick Glance at Our Favorite Picks in 2020:
|Best Overall||DeWalt DWE7491RS 10-Inch Table Saw||
|Bosch GTS1031 10″ Portable Jobsite Table Saw||
|Best Value||TACKLIFE MTS01A 10″ 15-Amp Table Saw||
|Premium Choice||SAWSTOP JSS-120A60 10-Inch Jobsite Saw||
|DeWalt DW745 10-Inch Table Saw||
The 5 Best 10-Inch Table Saws:
1. DeWalt DWE7491RS 10-Inch Table Saw – Best Overall
There’s no other name in construction and woodworking that commands quite as much respect as DeWalt, thanks to their reputation for producing amazingly powerful, durable, and user-friendly machinery. But with the DWE7491RS 10-inch table saw, they’ve really outdone themselves.
Equipped with everything you could possibly need to tackle jobs in your home workshop or onsite at a construction job, this portable table saw from DeWalt is a marvel of modern engineering. Its integrated rolling stand combines with a massive 32½-inch rip capacity to give it go-anywhere, do-anything versatility that’s leaves other table saws envious.
But when you add an extra-powerful 15-amp motor and accurate, easy to adjust rack and pinion telescoping fence system, it’s easy to see why we’re in love with this table saw. It’s a little bit heavier than we’d like for a portable table saw, but that’s easy to overlook in light of all its other features being so on-point.
In short, there’s no other 10-inch table saw that rivals the versatility and performance of the DeWalt DWE7491RS at a comparable price, and that’s why we give it our highest recommendation.
2. Bosch GTS1031 10″ Portable Jobsite Table Saw
If you prize portability, then the Bosch GTS1031 10” Portable Jobsite Table Saw will definitely give our top pick a run for its money! Weighing almost half as much as the DeWalt that stole our number one spot, yet offering just as much cutting power, it’s a strong competitor from a well-respected company.
The first thing you may notice about the GTS1031 is its dual carrying handle and roll cage. Perfectly designed to keep it safe even on the busiest construction sites, this gives it a leg up in durability that many other compact table saws lack.
Featuring a 15-amp motor that can produce an impressive 5,000 RPM under no load, it sacrifices no power for its added portability. Were it not for its limited 18-inch rip capacity, this table saw from Bosch may have received our coveted top recommendation. As it stands, we recommend it to anyone who wants a lightweight, portable table saw but isn’t willing to sacrifice cutting power.
3. TACKLIFE MTS01A 10″ 15-Amp Table Saw – Best Value
A relative newcomer to the power tool scene, TACKLIFE has been offering incredibly inexpensive equipment only since 2015. In that short time, they’ve amassed a sizable following of dedicated enthusiasts who vouch for the quality and value of their products. Even so, we’ll admit that we were skeptical to test their MTS01A table saw – but the results surprised us.
The simplified design of this table saw from TACKLIFE was the first thing that clued us in to how they can sell their tools so inexpensively. Don’t expect any bells or whistles from this table saw but consider it if you’re looking for a budget-priced saw with full-sized power.
What might make the MTS01A the best 10-inch table saw for the money is its 15-amp motor, powerful enough to compete with table saws twice its price or more. We’re not in love with the aluminum tabletop extensions – they feel far too flimsy and unstable at their far reaches – but can give this a pass considering the price of the machine.
Overall, this table saw from TACKLIFE would make a good pick for anyone who knows they want a table saw’s utility and power but is working with a small budget.
4. SAWSTOP JSS-120A60 10-Inch Jobsite Saw – Premium Choice
If nothing but the best will do for you 10-inch table saw, SAWSTOP produces one of the most impressively outfitted jobsite table saws around – but it comes with a steep price tag. Mounted on a folding roller cart that gives it great versatility for a wide variety of projects, this 113-pound beast of a saw has the most powerful motor of any in our review.
Like each other table saw on this list, the SAWSTOP JSS-120A60 is powered by a 15-amp motor. Unlike the saws that have come before it, however, this table saw produces a remarkable 4 horsepower – giving it more than enough strength to make short work of even the toughest hardwoods, tile, and metal.
The 24⅝-inch deep table is perfectly machined, making the JSS-120A60 perhaps the most accurate table saw of any we tested. On top of that, it’s also equipped with a precise and easy to adjust T-style fence and extendable shelf. Overall, it’s a fantastic jobsite table saw that’s hampered only by its considerable cost.
5. DeWalt DW745 10-Inch Table Saw
The small but mighty cousin to our top pick, DeWalt’s DW745 10-inch table saw is our favorite compact table saw for at-home use. Its 15-amp motor produces a less-than-amazing 3,850 RPM, but given its lightweight and exceptionally portable design we see this as a flaw but not a dealbreaker.
Weighing just 53 pounds and sold at a fraction of the cost of other 10-inch table saws, the DW745 is another excellent alternative for anyone on a tight budget. It’s well-designed, constructed of durable materials, and makes repeated cuts with great accuracy. Add in a steel roll cage for enhanced toughness on the jobsite, and it makes for one amazingly portable and useful table saw.
Give the DW745 strong consideration if you’re a first-time table saw buyer. Its somewhat underpowered performance gives it limited professional applications, but it’s more than powerful enough to tackle any job that an amateur woodworker or home DIY enthusiast can throw at it.
A table saw needs to have it all—power, rip capacity, support for dado cuts, a solid base, and dependability. For shop saws, you’ll also need a good dust management system. Depending on your needs, you might be able to sacrifice one or two of these items and prioritize others.
For instance, if you won’t be making dado cuts, you obviously won’t care if a saw has native dado support or not. If you’ll only be working outside on job sites, you might be willing to sacrifice dust management for greater power or a larger rip capacity.
If you’re in the market for a serious table saw, you already know what your needs are and aren’t. Prioritize your requirements and the best choice will become clear. Then you can buy accordingly.
10-inch table saws can offer the best of every woodworking world – if you know how to choose the right one for your needs. Follow along as we discuss the topics and questions that go into the testing and examination of table saws for our reviews.
Why Choose a 10-Inch Table Saw?
Useful at almost every stage of any building project, a 10-inch table saw will give you just the right amount of cutting capacity and power – without breaking the bank.
Of course, you may be wondering: Can’t I just use a circular saw for the straight cuts that a table saw can provide? After all, they’re a powerful and inexpensive option that’s also a favorite of professional builders.
While a circular saw certainly is an indispensable tool for making rough crosscuts and cutting lumber to size, it can never match the accuracy of a table saw when it comes to repeated cuts. In fact, this is where 10-inch table saws really shine: By increasing the precision of each cut made using adjustable guides and fences, they increase the overall efficiency and speed with which you can tackle any construction project.
What to Look for In a 10-inch Table Saw
All of the best 10-inch table saws we’ve tested share the following four attributes:
- Power, measured both by the maximum amperage of the motor as well as the RPM of the blade, will determine how quickly and efficiently you can work through tough hardwoods and manmade boards. For table saws, more power is always better.
- Accuracy is a product of the overall design of the table saw, including the flatness of the table and ease of adjustment for guide rails. Somewhat difficult to measure, it’s a quality that’s best experienced through hands-on testing.
- Portability will give you more options for how and where to use your 10-inch table saw.
- Stability complements portability by giving you a safe and effective work station.
Types of 10-inch Table Saws
You’ll find table saws with 10-inch blades in two main styles: Stationary or portable. Let’s look at each in more detail, before explaining why we consistently choose portable options when looking for a 10-inch table saw.
Stationary table saws are large, heavy, and possess the most abundant cutting capacity of any saw intended for home use. Powerful, precise, and expensive, they’re a great option for dedicated woodshops but lack the portability and versatility of other types of table saws.
The first portable table saws, called contractor or hybrid saws, were not all that user-friendly. Too heavy to reliably transport, yet not as powerful or stable as the stationary cabinet-style saws, their lower price was often their only redeeming quality.
As technology has advanced, however, portable table saws have improved with each generation. Now nearly as powerful as cabinet table saws and nearing the same cutting capacity, they also have the advantage of costing only a fraction of the price of their stationary brethren. For anyone short of a professional woodworker, a portable saw is likely the best 10-inch table saw to purchase.
It should come as no surprise that our top pick is produced by a standby name in home improvement, professional woodworking, and construction. Simply put, the DeWalt DWE7491RS 10” Table Saw offers the best possible combination of power, portability, and accuracy of any table saw in our reviews. It’s pricy but not overpriced and makes a fine addition to any workshop or jobsite.
Builders on a smaller budget should consider the TACKLIFE MTS01A 10” 15-Amp Table Saw as an excellent low-cost alternative to our top pick. While it lacks some of the bells and whistles that more expensive models boast, at its core the MTS01A is a well-equipped table saw that will make any home woodworker happy with its precision and easy adjustments.
- A Quick Glance at Our Favorite Picks in 2020:
- The 5 Best 10-Inch Table Saws:
- Buyer’s Guide