Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 121
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BryanW Poorly made saw
A few things were really under engineered on this saw. I bought this saw because of it's expanding table and extra wide rip cut capability. I immediately noticed that the bars that the table slides on are small diameter, and mounted in plastic which flexes. This made this thing pretty much useless for making a rip cut with the table extended because the weight of the wood flexed the plastic mounting the sliding extension. Very poor design there. The extension is also made of stamped metal vs cast like the rest. The next issue is the odd sized miter track with the lock's on it. It is near impossible to make a good sled for this saw, forget making clean straight or miter cuts with the miter gauge, it is loose, and the gauge is poorly made. The texture on the top of the table created friction with the board that you are cutting. The bushings on the fence were loose which made it a pain to adjust. The last thing was the cheap setup to adjust the riving knife. By far the worst design adjustment i have ever messed with. I returned this saw after less than 10 minutes of use and bought the rigid r4516 for the same exact price. This saw doesn't have a stand and is slight smaller, but for the same price it is a Way better built saw. The extension slides on tracks instead of bars, the extension is cast aluminum instead of stamped, the miter track is a standard 3/4 with a t slot at the bottom so conventional miter bars and gauges will work. The miter gauge is made of aluminum and adjustable. It fits the track tight and makes rather good cuts. I will be building a sled for precise cuts. The rip fence is better designed and way easier to adjust. the riving knife is 10 times easier to adjust also. Takes minutes compared to hours to get right. This was me second ryobi saw that i have had issues the last was a 7.5 inch miter saw. It is near impossible to zero out and make straight cuts. This will likely be the last ryobi product that i ever purchase. Do yourself a favor and buy the Rigid, it is by far the best 200 dollar saw on the market.
December 7, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Caleb Piece of plastic junk!
After taking an hour to put the darn thing together, I go to turn it on and the "plastic key" breaks! It is flimsy and made of plastic and not worth $20, much less the $200 it cost! Last time I ever buy a Ryobi product! Thing is headed back to be exchanged without ever making a single cut!
July 8, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ship The first time i set up the saw, I tightened the bevel lock lever and the plastic compression washer cracked in half and flew across my garage.I made a new one out of metal and had to make some adjustments on the spring tension.(should have been adjusted at the factory)Seems to be working fine now. There are too many plastic parts but that is what makes it affordable and portable.It is easy to break down and put on a shelf and has many nice features. I would recommend it to a friend if they can fix the bevel lock.
January 24, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by alen last model zrrts21 is beter
last model zrrts21 is better because this model does not have dust chute
August 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by roadrunner Good Table Saw for Price
I purchased this saw 6 months back to be used to install our flooring in three large bedrooms. The table saw handled everything that I threw at it and still works great. By no means is it the best table saw I have ever used but I was on a budget and needed something in stock at HD. The only complaint I have is the rip fence could be a little better, has a little too much play for consistent straight cuts when moved frequently.
January 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tkchris This was a good purchase. Light weight and easy to handle, works wonderful.
The stand was easy to assemble and can be set up and removed easily from the saw. The saw is lightweight and accurate for cutting, perfect saw to take on the job site.
August 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Groversmith1 Good features for the price
I opted to spend a little more money and get the higher quality ryobi saw. Im glad I did. The larger table, longer table rails and collapsible stand all make this a better tool. The guide seems pretty solid and reliable, although you should double check your measurements since the ruler is just a decal. Good tool for the price and saw enough for a DYIer.
April 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Operator Very good for the price
Easy to set-up, was working in under an hour, did have some trouble getting the guide bar adjusted do to the location of the screws, other than that it has done very well.
July 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by design1scode2nd Good saw for homeowners
I used this saw mostly for trim work around the home and building things like book cases or paneling. There is a lot of plastic so this saw is not going to hold up if you are trying to use it as a job site saw. Spend the money on something better if you are going to do that. For your average home owner or DIYer it’s a good value.
First thing I did was upgrade the blade as the stock blade isn’t good for ripping down hardwoods.
December 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dale A great saw for the money
It is easy to assemble, directions are exactly easy to follow for both assembly and use.
It is portable, quick set up and take down with places to store attachments.
Make projects easier and quicker to complete, giving more time to play with the dog.
June 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RUSK97 It does spin a saw blade
Yes, I know I'm cheap, but I never seem to learn my lesson. I bought this table saw about 18 months ago for some light duty DIY jobs. I figured I didn't need a pro-grade tool for what I was going to use it for. Well, I must admit the Ryobi works. You flip the switch and it'll make some noise and the blade will spin. If you put some 2x pine in its path, the blade might even chew it up a little. Just don't expect to cleanly cut through hardwood thicker than 4/4 or it will bind. Do expect to spend a lot of time adjusting the fence for each cut. Don't expect the fence to stay in place for more than 3 or 4 rips. The idiotic 'tabs' on the table surface make it into a pseudo-T-track and makes it difficult to build a crosscut sled. As the tracks aren't standard 3/4, forget about buying an accessory sled.
I just gave up and went out and bought a Dewalt 7480 two weeks ago and what a difference that makes. I know, it costs 60% more than the Ryobi, but buy a good tool once and you'll be a lot happier than buying cheap junk and having to replace it later.
June 14, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by delong Good table saw for the money
This is a perfectly good, functional, table saw for the money. The motor is strong enough to tear through most DIY projects (change the blade out of the box, though) and the table top is large enough for such projects as well with a roughly two foot rip capacity to the right of the blade.
The calibration of the blade, fence, and miter aren't precise to the 32nd or anything, but good enough for most projects with ten minutes of your time to measure and adjust.
My one real complaint with this saw is its non-standard miter track and the "tabs" in the track. You can't use standard miter accessories with this saw. The track isn't the right size, or the tabs get in the way. Bad Ryobi, bad. It wouldn't have killed them to put a t-track or something on the top of the fence for featherboards, blocks, and other accessories, either.
January 30, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jerryc Seems flimsy
This was not my first choice but the local store did not carry the big Rigid model so I settled for this as I needed to finish a project ASAP.
Assembly was a little challenging as the instructions are a bit vague such as "Use the phillips head screw" but does not specify which one, as well as discussing the safety key for the power switch which was no where to be found.
I am hoping that it holds up to my light duty use..if not, I will order the Rigid and have it shipped in.
August 21, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ronald Great saw. Absolutely worst stand ever.
The saw works great. The table legs bent so badly when assembled that it definitely will not hold anything let alone the saw.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brolex Great for Home Use
This saw has performed great for me. I am not a professional and didn't need the ubber expensive saw. I love the extendable table and the fence has given me no trouble at all. I have made hundreds of cuts building a desk and have been happy with every one.
May 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by danmca This product is good for the DIYer.
Overall I am Happy to have this tablesaw. Only thing I would like to see is a "BOX" with a vacumn tube around the blade that would help reduce the amount of air and sawdust blowing back out the opening for the blade. The plate is actually for a dado blade set-up. I'll have to make another one that might help reduce the amount of air and sawdust blowback.
January 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by champ27red very nice saw for price.
I have owned the saw for a month performing many projects and have had no problems with the saw. I would definitely recommend this product to my friends and family.
May 27, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by jackofalltrades Good Saw_Cheep motor
I had this saw for 2 years now and for light duty and infrequent use its just OK. I have several Ryobi products and the story is the same with all of them,not well made,Ryobi cheeps out on too many parts,like the saw motor(makes too much noise,sounds like its about to fall apart,has a bad bearing noise)It would be a better saw if it had a better made motor.Also the fence needs to be adjustable (cant fine tune it at all)Needs a way to lock the blade height.
June 23, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bbj not bad
Of the many portable table saws that I have used in the past, this one is the best combination of features and value. I especially like the way that the stand is stored on board the saw. It makes it hard to forget when you are in a hurry to get to a jobsite. I wish a few more of the parts were made of metal, but at this price, I can deal with it.
January 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by oldfatguy A really nice 10" saw for the home owner with limited space
The saw is powerful enough for most homeowners and DIYS types. I've had mine for 3mos. and used it to cut 1/2" plywood and several hundred feet of laminate flooring. The table extensions are very useful. The rip fence is adequate, but the crosscut/miter guage is just barely adequate. The saw as it came out of the box cuts true and square. The units light weight might be a problem if you are cutting large heavy items. All -in - all a good buy for the price.
May 31, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Windowtrimmer BAD DESIGN
Like previous reviewer this saw broke before i could plug it in. There is a serious design flaw, when i went to unlock the bevel to remove the styrofoam the washer broke. This should be made of metal as it is a critical component. . As soon as I can get the saw back to HD it will be returned. I hope the take the return because this saw is a huge disappointment which could have been avoided by spending another 5 cents on a metal part instead of plastic
January 24, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CabinetGuy Cheap Plastic
I am a cabinet installer and use this saw 2-3 times per week. I bought it about 7 months ago and after about a month of use one of the locks that holds the saw to the stand broke off. This past week the bevel lock had stripped out and I could no longer lock it at any angle. I took the saw to my basement to try and fix it, I then noticed that the height adjustment is also made of plastic and 4 of the 6 prongs that allow you to raise and lower the blade are broken. Sad that only 7 months of use and this thing is about useless to me as now 2 of the 4 locks that hold it to the stand have broken. I will say that the motor was fantastic and never had an issue with power, just the cheap plastic. I would not buy this saw even for a DIY specialist. I am VERY careful with all of my tools as they are my livelihood and do not abuse my tools in any way whatsoever. Spend the extra money on something that will last and stay away from this table saw.
December 19, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by samuils DOESNT DO WHAT IT SAYS without additional items
Bought the saw because I need the ability of maximum dado cut. It says on the box "max dado cut is 3/4"
Went home, set it up, it was sitting doing nothing while I was preparing the shop. Finally it came time to start working, but NO LUCK. Apparently in order to do dado cuts of 3/4 you need additional flange otherwise 3/4 wont fit at all. I thought ok, Ill see their armada of authorized dealers, surely they will have something as simple as that, never mind that I have to pay additional money for something that the saw already claims to do. Called all around, not a single dealer has the little flange. This is just ridiculous. I am growing really tired of Ryobi. Hope people read this and order the part ahead of time. Ryobi should have at least have a warning on the box so people would order ahead of time. What an annoying frustrating situation
June 7, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rick Money well spent
Good Value for the money, solid saw, good clamping force for ripping. Quick stands locking nuts could be a bit more rugged as one of them broke off during assembly.
April 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by thomas its ryobi... but it gets the job done!
Look its a ryobi, no its not some amazing high end tool. But it certainly works well enough to get the job done.
Nice and portable, easy to assemble and use.
Decent price point. And it functions for most jobs.
April 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Justy Great pproduct for a great price
I purchased this 10 inch protable table saw when my other one gave out in the middle of a flooring project. I was very surprised at the quality and duriblity of this machine for the price. Because this table saw is portable I am able to take it with me or lend it to a friend when they need it. I would recommend this product to others.
March 26, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by NotSoHandyman RTS21 vs RTS20
My local Home Depot store carried the RTS21 in place of the RTS20. Features seem to be the same, so I purchased it. I bought this model specifically for its ability to make dado cuts (as described in the product manual). The manual states that dado cuts require the additional dado blade (generic) and the dado throat plate, supplying the product number in the manual for the required plate. The throat plate interface with the table is different for the RTS21. The RTS20 plate will not fit. Ryobi support now says of the part referenced in the RTS21 manual that is required for dado cuts: "The part is still in the planning stage. It may be produced and released at a later date. I do not know when or if the part will be made."
Except for this critical flaw, the saw performed to expectations. Home Depot accepted the return of the saw and issued a full refund.
August 8, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RenovationAddict This is a versatile saw, easy to use. The guards come off easily to accommodate non through cuts. Basic saw, good quality
Overall this is a good solid saw. Nothing fancy, gets the job done. I used it for flooring, subfloors, paneling, etc. No complaints.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Heididea wonderful!
Bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband we both love it! Very easy to operate and handle.
May 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Josh Seems flimsy
.. but it is very solid. I did have a problem with the lock-ins for the stand but after getting the whole saw replaced, I did not have a problem with the new one. cuts are accurate and the fence is solid. I do wish they made a bigger extension for the sides but this serves its purpose for its price point.
December 6, 2013