Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 228
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by KinkJarfld Great Little Saw
When I turned on my new Ryobi table saw for the first time I jumped. It was powerful. More so than the one it replaced. I used it to rip 2 x 4s. The blade that came with the saw is fine, but I will definitely switch to a heavy duty one in the future. I checked how true the fence and the blade were and they didn't require any adjustments. I also didn't attach the stand since I work out of 1/4 of a garage and have a portable table I made from the bottom half of a BBQ which rusted out on me.
July 19, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DustinD Wouldn't buy again. Cheap Plastic!
Bought this saw to fill a gap in my tool inventory, as I was getting annoyed having to borrow a table saw to finish some minor home projects. This saw was going to be used to rip wood, for frames and other small projects. I felt that the price of $129.00 was a good deal, as it couldn't justify spending $200 or more for a saw that won't be used a lot. Upon getting the saw home, setup was easy. My first time using the saw was to cut some 2x4 into 1x4 and then mitre the length at a 30* to make a French cleat. When I adjusted the angle lever, it stripped from the nut. To fix this I could break the plastic handle or just return the saw as junk. I will be returning it tomorrow! I had high hopes that this would work, but the plastic for the lever is a bad choice in material. Be cautious that this will probably happen to you.
June 16, 2014
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by New1maker A good little saw
Light weight, affordable and gets the job done. Great for those who aren't into heavy construction. I just made a headboard and can't be happier with the results.
September 5, 2013
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 3.0 out of 5.0 by iceman good saw/ bad accessories
I bought this to replace an older Ryobi 10" saw that I burnt out after about 10 yrs of use. Since my old saw was basically built into my workbench (see pic), I had limited options, and I thought this was my best choice.The actual saw cuts well, very well for the price,and the factory settings for blade squareness & bevel were good right out of the box, but the accessories for my old saw were better.
I've had some problems with the cap(?) for the bevel adjustment knob loosening up & interfering with the depth adjustment knob. Also, the depth adjustment knob seems to bind at a certain point when raising the blade. I've started to regularly clean & oil the threads for depth adjustment & that seems to help (never had to do that with the old one).
As others have noted, the rip fence has a tendency to clamp down crooked. I have adjusted the tension, and that improved things, but it's still not a "clamp & go" operation. I still need to double check the distance front & back to make sure it's parallel.
My biggest problem with this saw is with the miter gage. the miter gage slot on my old version was simply a rectangular slot in the table. The old miter gage had a tendency to tilt out of the slot if I started too far toward the front of the table, but otherwise it was a good fit. The slot on this model is more of a "T" shape, which I thought would be better. The "T" shape does lock the miter gage in very well, but there is entirely too much "slop" to be used accurately.
Yesterday I wanted to make a miter/crosscut sled, and would advise you to do the same if you want to make fairly accurate cuts. Since I cannot find a correctly shaped, snug fitting bar, I started by milling 2 strips of walnut to fit the miter slots (to be duplicated in aluminum later), and they fit nicely in the left slot. However, they would NOT fit in the right slot. HOW COULD THE 2 SLOTS BE DIFFERENT?
Overall, if you just need something for basic table saw operations, and don't care about tight tolerances, this is a good buy. It just needs some fine tuning. But if you need to do a lot of accurate crosscutting and mitering, either spend a day or two making a sled, or spend some money on a higher quality saw. I ripped/ resawed countless feet of lumber (a lot of full 2" thick old oak) on my older RTS-10, and that saw held up very well. I really expect this one to last just as long, but after reading some of the reviews I did buy the extended warranty (just in case).
December 9, 2013
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