Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 228
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Omid With what you pay you'll get enough power.
It is now about one year that I have this saw. The power is good and it gets the job done but it has some issues:
- The angle of the blade is not sync with the adjustment handle on the saw, so I need to check it manually to make sure about my desired angel.
- Fence is not accurate, so I use my square to check that.
- It's too noisy and dusty!!!
If you do woodworking occasionally, I would recommend to buy this, other than that better to go with a professional one. I gave 5 of 5, because my review is based on what I paid for this saw.
December 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CampbellRiverHandyman Perfect For What I Needed
Remember, this is a hundred dollar saw. You will not be able to build a house with it and that is not what it is for. I bought it to lay 1800 sq ft of bamboo floor. I did not really expect it to last much longer than that job but I was pleasantly surprised. It is still working just fine. A friend used it to rebuild the interior of her motorhome and my granddaughters and I have built many bird houses with it. It is on it's third or fourth blade and just keeps on ticking.
Highly recommended for light/medium handyman tasks.
July 9, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by KULMANHW For rough cuts it is okay but that's it.
Bought this table saw in the summer of '11 because it was on sale. Did not use it until late fall. Wish I would have kept the box to return it.
Pros: It cuts wood. - It is an inexpensive table saw that is good for the job site/home to do rough cuts, and it comes with legs. Those are the only good things that I can think of.
Cons: I never was able to zero in the blade or the fence. The blade has adjustment screws to zero in, but you can never quite get it. The whole motor mount just bends, and when you think you got it, it just springs back. The fence is a bit more adjustable but very hard due to method in which it is done. You have bolts on top of the fence that you have to play with, rather than set screws at the base. The mitre track is not standard size. So you can't even get a proper mitre attachment for it that doesn't flop around. The track is not uniform. On mine the track bottom bows and the top of the track is tilted. One side is higher than the other. I tried making a cross cut sled for it with hard plastic rails for the track, and it just binds in the middle. If you want to do cabinet work or anything that needs a bit of accuracy, look at something else. In fact I am so disgusted with this saw and with other Ryobi tools that I have, that I am getting rid of all of them, because everything is just built with "It's good enough" mentality, just so they can say that they have a dog in the race.
In conclusion it is good (because of the low price) if you want to see if you like woodworking, but as soon as you find out that you do, get rid of it or take it apart and use the motor to make a blower for dust extraction.
February 16, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by grandma great product for a great price
I like my new Ryobi. Following clear instructions on the operator's manual, I had no trouble assembling it. Even though it is powerful, it is easy to use. Its power had me worried in the beginning, but thanks to the safety features, I feel confident using it. It handles the ripping of very hard wood (Brazilian cherry wood) just great. Yet it is light enough so I can carry it outside onto the garage floor for easier access and light.
January 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GandalfTheGray A very capable saw
This is a good small saw for home use furniture and craft projects. I've used it to for several projects now and have been very pleased. Keep your expectations in line with what this saw is, its a hobby saw, it won't be suitable for contractor type construction and don't expect it to perform like a $2,000 saw.
There are a couple of things you need to know:
1- if you don't know how to use a table saw, learn how, watch videos, tons of videos, read books, ask a friend, whatever, learn how to use it safely.
2- the rip fence that comes with this saw I have found to be accurate, just double check your measurements from several points and you should be ok
3- the miter gauge that comes with this saw is almost useless. It does not sit snugly in the groove and is way too small to be useful with larger pieces of stock. So you must learn to build yourself some jigs, do this and you can forget about the horrible miter gauge. If the images attach properly to this review you can see some of the jigs I made, as well as a few of the projects I completed.
The saw will perform its job. Have patience. Measure twice, cut once.
January 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Arhandyman46 Nice saw for us amateurs.
My previous table saw was a Ryobi and it did the job for about seven years. The saw was easy to assemble and the table is very stable. As with my previous saw, I installed a shelf on the support brackets to hold tools and small stock. The picture I have included doesn't show the blade safety cover but it does show the shelf. I am impressed with the power of the saw and with the workmanship. It may not be for the professional woodworker or carpenter but this saw will last years in most homeowner workshops.
July 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LosRubios A durable, versatile saw for the average user
A couple of years ago we rebuilt our deck and 'old school' hot tub. I hadn't planned to rebuild the tub however it was quite badly rotted out by termites. We purchased some redwood 4 x 6 planks from Home Depot and then needed to angle each edge so they would join correctly when re-assembled in the circlular shape of the tub. Since it was a one time project I decided to buy the lowest price table saw I could find which I thought was capable of doing the job. I have to say that this saw is a very versatile saw. The blade is very easy to set at an angle however I would recommend using an angle finder as opposed to the angle gauge that comes fitted to the saw. I'd make the same comment about the rip fence as it is possible to lock it in place at a slight angle which can cause the blade and the wood to bind. These are minor though and what you might expect to have to do with a value priced product. My main complaints about this saw are the serrated jaws that stop the wood kicking back after it goes through the blade just got in the way and lightly scratched softer wood so I tied them up so they don't interfere with the wood going through the blade and it feeds through much more smoothly. The setscrew that holds the blade shield can also loosen with use and this allows the assembly to fall out of alignment with the blade which can also interfere with the wood as it goes through the saw. The rubber protectors that are supplied for the bottom of the support table frame will fall off when you move the saw around so glue them in place like we did. Finally, the handle that you use to lock down the rip fence can get in the way of the wood if you're lining up by sight rather than by measurement. Since buying this saw, we've used it to rebuild the hot tub, ripped an entire bundle of 100+ 2x4x12s lengthways for a roofing project, used it to rip engineered wooden flooring for our living room and most recently ripped 1/2" plywood sheets for curtain valance boxes. For the larger sheets of plywood, the saw bed isn't that large and can become a little unstable so it pays to have a second person to hold the saw bed firmly when feeding these through. Throughout all these projects the blade has remained sharp and hasn't been changed out as yet. When not in use, you can quickly dismantle the stand and simply sit it on a shelf for the next project.
July 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paul This is very good product and it does exactly what it suppose to do.
This saw is sturdy and good enough to do for me what I need to have done. I purchased it to build beehives so I normally have to rip 1" x 12" x 10' into several different sizes and it does it without problems. I don't know if this saw would be good enough for big construction projects but having it for what you need to do around the house, this saw is perfect. The stand is very sturdy and it is very easy to put together. Once you open it up, you may be able to start cutting in the next few minutes. I am not an expert and this is my first saw of this kind but it does make my life now whole lot easier.
May 22, 2012