Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 121
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dkhtactical Excellent Table Saw
The Ryobi 10" Portable Table Saw with Stand was easily assembled by following the instructions. It is pretty sturdy for being so light, and has easily handled making the precision cuts I have be doing. I love that it has the sliding extension table, allowing for up to 30 inch cuts on the right. This table saw is perfect for setting up to do multiple identical rips, which is exactly what I purchased it for - but it is also capable of doing much more. A big plus for this table saw is that while it is capable of doing pretty large cuts, it is small enough to hide away in the corner of your garage when not in use.
I would highly recommend this Table Saw for the homeowner or hobbyist who is in need of a Table Saw for light to medium work. The problem with those individuals who are giving this Table Saw a bad review is that they purchased it to do more than what it was designed for.
May 6, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by segadura A good tool, especially for its price
Hi, I have had this saw for about 2 years now and used it not heavily but regularly. I have a contractor saw in the basement and keep this one in the garage on a cart I made with it. I have used it primarily to work with dimensional lumber all the way to re-sawing 2x4" studs to make 3/4"x3" boards. I did replace the original blade with a Diablo (which I do with all my saws). The saw has all the power I need. By always supporting longer lumber with infeed and outfeed rollers,I have no trouble getting the job done. The miter gage is flimsy and I added a longer wooden fence to it right away. The rip fence locks positively. The dust bag is a must since it collects a lot of saw dust. In my experience this saw can do a good job as long as you handle it properly. Since it is all around much lighter than a contractor saw, you have to pay attention to the way you handle the wood and not be in a hurry. The corresponding Dewalt, Bosh and Ridgid models are better but cost 3 times as much. If you, like me, are on a budget, I would definitely recommend the Ryobi. The two pictures are about a new firewood platform which I entirely made with this saw.
July 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PoorerRichard Not a bad saw at all...
My old, trusty table saw failed in the middle of a project, and with my shallow pockets, I had to compromise to replace it. I had several other Ryobi, small power tools in my tool locker, and after seeing the saw in the store and reading some reviews, I plunked down my money.
First, the motor is very powerful, well suspended and hasrelatively low vibration for such a lightweight saw. The electronic brake/direct drive system improves safety a great deal as does the excellent riving knife/blade carrier set up. The angle lock lever is a bit hard to reach, behind the lowering wheel, but it's not hard to get used to. The lowering wheel works very smoothly. In addition, the fence is nicely designed and quite accurate, with a solid two-point lockdown.
The caveats have to do with the use of a proprietary, sub-sized track system for the miter gauge. It's a 5/8" track, which rendered all my 3/4" track jigs and devices unusable -- however, with some very careful use of my drill press, I tossed the cheap plastic miter gauge and adapted the protractor off my Incra Gauge to this saw, with wonderful; results. See my images below. I also found 5/8" track feather boards available online. The saw's included anti-kickback system is terrible, so I will also toss that, but I will use the blade guard, which works very nicely. As far as accuracy, cutting hardwood flooring and mouldings, the saw performed as well as my old one, despite the remining slop in the miter tracks, which I'll figure out how to fix. If you;re handy, this isn;t a bad saw at all, and for an old guy, the lighter weight is actually a blessing. It's not a jobsite tool, but for the careful hobbyist, it is the best saw for the money.
April 29, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DIYGUY Not worth the money
My wife bought this saw for me 1 year and 3 months ago for Christmas. I only do DIY stuff around the house and have only used this saw maybe 20 or 25 times at the most. Well today the saw motor locked up and will no longer turn the blade. Determined it was the motor after smelling a burning smell and smoke from underneath the saw. I have a lot of experience with power tools and woodworking and would expect a $200 saw to last longer than this. It may be cheap but it is cheap for a reason. Spend a little more money now, because after checking prices for the motor it will be $165.00 for just the motor and that would be me replacing it myself.
March 8, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Evadman Not for the serious shop
I bought this table saw and thought it would be a good way to have a table saw without shelling out too much money...I am just getting into DIY and wood working so didn't want to go buy a $1000 saw. It had no issues as far as functionality goes, however when my projects started calling for fine tuned accuracy this saw failed. If all you are looking for is the ability to rip large pieces of wood or to be able to bring a table saw to various job sites then you might be fine. Do yourself a favor and save up for a better saw. I took this saw back to Home Depot and they were great about giving me a store credit which I used to buy the Dewalt model.
October 7, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Anonymous1 Terrible Miter Slot. No attention to detail.
The table does have a decent fence so long as you don't cut past the center portion of the table top. The miter slots are terrible. They are non-standard size, have play in them, and require an upside down "T" shaped bar to fit inside. I can't find that bar anywhere online and the one attached to a miter gauge doesn't fit snuggly in the slot. It can move over 1/8 of an inch in either direction and twist a few degrees either way because of this. Unless you plan to use this saw exclusively for construction site rough cuts for building foundations or something that doesn't require precision, I'd pass on picking this saw up.
February 3, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Tooljunkie Poor customer service
Too much cheap plastic-pieces break easily
Fence is junk
Miter gauge is very sloppy
Warranty work- s-l-o-w (three months for repair service)
Sent the saw in for warranty work. Could not get the blade to raise. After three months the saw came back only to work a few times and problem returned. Have to grab the blade and pull up while moving the knob. Now the gears (plastic) are wearing out (stripped).
If a company doesn't stand behind products they probably know they are making junk.
"Cost conscious" is Ryobi's way of saying "you get what you pay for" maybe!
November 23, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by beardedcanadian Avoid
I bought this saw a few years ago and didn't use it much. In all I have about 5 hours (maybe) of use on it. I have a larger saw and this one I thought I could use as a backup when I have to do something outside the shop.
I brought it out of the shop a couple days ago down to the house for a project in the basement. Fired it up and it promptly died.
It worked pretty well for the five hours that I used it over the past couple years, but I would NOT recommend it. When it did work, it wasn't very stable...and the dust collection bag is a joke.
Yeah, it is low priced, but that works out to about $40/hour...lol. Save your money and buy something a little more substantial.
October 29, 2014