Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 228
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dadsminion OK saw for home use
I am a home user and not a professional. This saw had a nice stand and worked well for several years till the motor burned out. The replacement motor from Ryobi is $300 and the replacement from an independent supplier is $116. So when the motor goes out plan on buying a new table saw. Unlike other reviewers, for me it cut straight and I used it to build wooden stairs as well as many other projects. But like many other posters, I could not use it with the safety shield because it was too hard to align and would cause the wood to bind or cut crooked.
August 23, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SomeGuy nice little saw buy not accurate
This is a great saw for the price but do not expect much in the way of accuracy. I bought this saw to build some simple outdoor games for the family and it worked great. When I tried to do some things that required a little note accuracy with the cuts I quickly realized that it was going to take a lot of fine tuning and several personal modifications. The fence is horrible and takes excessive amounts of set up time to get it remotely accurate so plan on an alternate solution like a custom built fence or several different types of sleds. The miter tracks are not the same width across the span of the table which makes fitting sleds or even the accompanying miter gauge hard to fit properly. The worst part is that, at least on mine, the areas directly next to miter slots are not level with the rest of the table or even level with each other and this has an extremely negative affect on the accuracy of any cut. I say this is the worst part because it is the hardest to fix without excessive amounts of work. If you only need to do minor work that requires little to no accuracy, or you have the time and means to make a lot of personal modifications, then this is a great saw. Obviously this is not meant to be a professional saw, due to the price tag, but I did expect a little more accuracy in the construction. It is only really suitable for cutting soft wood although it can cut hard woods with some effort. I have purchased several Ryobi products and this is the first on that has been substandard with the manufacturing defects in the table not being level and the miter slots being off so bad. With a lot of effort I managed to get the cut accuracy fairly close and able to make most cuts with reasonable precision. I would recommend the saw for the average DYIer on a budget or a beginning woodworker. The beginner woodworker would eventually have to move up to a more accurate and powerful saw so why not go ahead and spend a little extra now and save yourself the headache later.
March 21, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BouchBuilder Disappointed
Besides missing a part required for assembly, once I went back, got the part, finished assembly...the blade did not line up right. The somewhat saving grace was after hours of adjustments, it's now a pretty decent saw for small home projects. My fault, should've checked box for all parts BEFORE I left the store!
November 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shotmaster03 High quality saw for the price
I bought this saw because I needed an inexpensive table saw for a laminate flooring job. Easy installation, good quality cuts. Blade stayed sharp and never chipped any of the planks. Doesn't have any bells or whistles but at this price point you shouldn't expect any. Giving it 5 stars, bought it for a one time job and it did it to perfection, no problems. Also the saw is light enough you can move it short distances without any problems. It started to rain while I was working and I had to move it to the covered front porch, no problems.
April 23, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ronan It works, but has serious limitations
This table saw works. It does cut wood. But there are several limitations that make me wish I had waited another paycheck and gotten a better saw:
1. The oddball miter slot - can't get accessories.
2. Don't know about anyone else, but I have difficulty getting feather boards positioned properly.
3. Can't use dado blades with this saw - arbor is too short.
4. Unless secured to the floor or used in grass or something, it jumps on start up, and will slide. Definitely needs more weight hooked onto it or to be secured.
5. The fence does not line up correctly. I think someone else mentioned about measuring from the front of the blade AND the back of it.
It's not a horrible saw, but definitely take the time to calibrate it and be aware of the limitations.
May 28, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Boss314 Cuts wood, low accuracy
I loaned a "friend" a rifle and when he "lost" it i got several tools in return. This saw being one of the tools. I usally only buy quality, so I have never owned a Ryobi. This saw is junk... The fence pops loose during cuts, the motor jumps so hard on startup that it will throw the fence or board off the table. There is one redeeming factor. I recently used it to mill down a mesquite log for a rolling pin project. I didnt want to get all the pitch and sap on my Jet so I used this little guy. WOW, it actually cut the roughly 20 inch diameter long down to a manageable 3X3. I plan on trying this again it worked so well. All in all, i would not recommend buying this if your a pro or even a handyman. Homeowners who rip 3/4 stock once a month you will do fine.
December 17, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bullfiddle53 Easy to assemble and use. Very satisfied.
This is my first table saw, so I checked out reviews of this one as well as others and this one came well-recommended. Like others in this price range, you should check the alignment of the fence with every cut, but that should be the case no matter what you're doing. I used the saw to rip very hard bamboo flooring and pine quarter-round and I have no complaints at all on the saw's performance. Since I only used the saw for a few hours in a single day I can't speak to durability, but it appears to be sturdy and powerful.
April 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by marcus Good basic saw for a bargain price but it's not a professional tool.
I got this saw for a home remodeling project and didn't want to spend a lot of money. This unit did it's job well for what I asked it to do. I used it to make the cuts installing 2000 sq ft of laminate floor, cut trim and millwork, and build a fence and a couple of gates so far. The miter gauge has some slack in it so I made my own jigs and a crosscut sled. The fence is flimsy and not very solid but it works OK when you measure and set both ends before you cut. The factory settings for blade alignment were OK on mine, the instructions give clear directions on blade alignment. Some other reviews are trying to compare this to more expensive, high end, professional saws. This isn't one of those. It is a basic, bargain priced, home handyman saw. It works well for that.
March 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beachbum Very powerful, clean, accurate cuts!
I am really pleased with this saw! There is more than enough power to handle most any job. This saw is a real bargan. I have been a woodworker for over 50 years and I can reccomend this saw to you. My last table saw was a 10 inch Makita and I can honestly say that my new Ryobi is better built and has much more power!! NOW, one thing that I have to check each time I use the rip fence is to measure both ends of the rip fence as it relates to the blade. For example, if you want to rip a piece 1 inch wide make sure that you square up the rip fence on both ends, with the blade, to make sure that you get a finished piece that is 1 inch on both ends. Be sure to disconnect the power BEFORE you measure. All in all, I have to say that the saw is a quality built tool.
February 19, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sean Ryobi 15-Amp 10 in. Table Saw
I got about 4 to 5 years hard use out of this saw, before I burnt it up today. At the time, I paid only $100 for it. I work as a handyman and have put in many floors and fences with it over that time. It is light weight and easy to move around on my work truck. It is noisy and dusty, but for the price, it was the best table saw I have ever had.
I wish that it has not gone up another $30 in those 4 or 5 years, but that is the way it goes.
I will buy another one to replace it.
February 22, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LGLDSR73 Fence Is Patently Horrible
As many have pointed out, the Fence on this is patently horrible. Notwithstanding also is that I have serious issues with a 10" blade spinning at 5,000RPM less than two feet from my head with said blade attached to a $129.00 Saw. As someone else pointed out, save your money and buy the Ridgid Table Saw for $499.00. This saw has received rave reviews and I've worked for years with one. Bullet-proof and built like a tank it easily compares to Saws such as the Jet which cost twice to three times as much..
May 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kostas Very good purchase
I purchased this to do my laminate flooring and boy was it a great call. I thought about a circular saw but this is what you need. It is relatively easy to assemble and operate. I would recommend spending a little extra on a nice blade because the cheap blade I purchased wore out before even finishing a small size room. Buy with confidence!
September 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gdgarth Amazing saw for the money
I bought this saw to rip some trim boards as part of a window replacement project. I was amazed at how accurate it was.
Since then, I've used it for a number of projects, from siding to framing. It's held up really well.
About the only limitations on it are due to the small size - the table is small enough that you can only rip about 12", but that's enough for most things. If you need to rip sheets of plywood regularly, you need a bigger table (or make an extension for this).
All in all, a great deal for the money.
February 1, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cherokee very disappointed with Ryobi
bought it to do some home repairs, not able to get it zeroed in, and yellow knobs broke off after a months. i sent ryobi and e-mail asking for replacement knobs, and was told to take it back to the store for warranty. i told them that i didnt want to break it down, and take it back, that all i wanted was the knob on the front of it. was told that it would have to be looked at 1st before they would replaced a cheap little knob. so i will take it back, and buy another brand,
January 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by gunsmith great saw
I bought my first saw 12 years ago in Va. and used it to remolder a 1200 sq.ft.home also build mt own privicey fence around the yard. I rippied 2x4,2x6,4x4,4x6 and smaller.The saw cost 99.95 then. It finally died last week while I was ripping landscape timbers. I purchased anothe to finish the wifes project. The saw has had some upgrades from the older model. It now comes own stand, a better blade and rip fence. Great for the home owner. I feel that I got more than my moneys worth and I hope this one lasts 12 years
July 26, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by roadster20 Saw will not cut straight
I bought this saw to rip landscape timbers in half.The first one i cut was off 1/2 in. in 8ft.would not cut straight.So i took the blade guard off and the piece of metal that holds it on. IT is right behind the blade.That is what makes this saw not cut straight.I ripped 10 more landscape timbers. And they all cut straight. The saw has got the power to go right through them. So if you don't mind using a table saw without a blade guard this saw will work fine. I do mind so this saw will be going back to home depot
May 28, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by joelav22 READ THIS REVIEW BEFORE PURCHASING
Before I get into the specifics of this table saw, I want to talk about this class of tablesaw in general. This is referred to as a jobsite saw. It is very small, very light, and portable. This saw is designed to be transported from place to place very often. As such there are compromises.
This applies to every jobsite class saw - not just this one:
1 - The clearance in front of the throat (blade) is very small. This is really the limiting factor for this saw. It makes cutting larger boards or sheet goods difficult. There is no fix for this.
2 - All jobsite saws have direct drive universal motors. The motor that drives these saws is basically the same thing that drives your hosehold vacuum. These are loud, generate a lot of vibration and heat, and only achieve maximum power at RPM's they will never generate on a tablesaw.
3 - These are very light. As such, lightweight materials are used.
A lot of people make the mistake of selecting a saw like this for woodworking (cabinet/furniture/box making). This is not what this class of saw is for. This is a jobsite saw for ripping decking, flooring, and studs.
Now, about this particular saw.
I am one of those people that thought I could get away with a 129.00 saw for fine woodworking. I was wrong, but I learned a lot about tablesaws, and this one in particular.
Obviously the price.
Power. This saw cut everything I asked it to cut, and I kind of asked a lot of it. With a low tooth count rip blade (like the one included) it had no problem with 8/4 hardwoods
The fence. I see a lot of complaints about the fence, however with some careful set up and tweaking, it can be made dead accurate and remains dead accurate.
The riving knife and guard are easy to adjust and not in the way
The height adjustment stays put and moves freely
The 0 degree and 45 degree bevel stops can be adjusted.
The table was nice and flat
Non standard miter slots. You can't use aftermarket accessories
The miter gauge has far too much play. This makes cross cutting useless. However I made a cross cut sled for mine and used it a lot. More accurate and a lot safer anyway
A lot of vibration
Aluminum top scratches easily
Overall I was very pleased with this saw for what it is. I don't think you can do any better for the money. If you need a saw to get you through a flooring install, to frame out a shed in the backyard, or to drag with you to properties you manage, this is a terrific option, and far safer than older used options around this price.
I had mine for about 7 months before I upgraded to the Ridgid R4512 - which is really the entry level saw for fine woodworking
February 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jayess Good saw, great value
Got this to replace a table saw lost in Hurricane Sandy. Used it in rebuilding our place as a contractor saw, on the ground for plywood, on sawhorses for trim, commando, that is no stand (chucked it) or guard (not recommended) using a good blade that I had. For a minimum price, I got decent results. Yes, it jumps a little when you start it, accuracy must be double-checked, chips fly everywhere. Light weight & cheap(my old one was way better, but triple the price 30 years ago!)
April 16, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JeffB Good enough for one simple project, but no more
This was my first table saw. It worked ok for the first project, except for the fence working its way out of adjustment. Better reset it after EVERY cut. On the second project with it, the blade tilt mechanism started getting stiff. Now on the third project, The power switch froze in the on position, and I can't get it to return to zero degrees of tilt no matter what I do. Cheaply made, not durable, inaccurate, and a poor performer. Suck it up, spend the money, and buy the DeWalt instead.
November 25, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Cheap Table Saw-not precise
The guide does not fit the guide slot. It wiggles around and therefore one cannot make a straight cut.
Other levers and adjustments are loose and this saw is not for a professional or even someone wanting to make precise cuts. I think I am going to take mine back and get a better saw.
August 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ProjectGuy Nice compact saw
Nice compact saw with plenty of power and easy setup. The only down fall is no storage for accessories (like fence) and push stick storage on pegs is nearly useless, it keeps falling off.
October 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JackG Cuts great. Assembly Difficult
It is a great saw but assembly was very confusing.. Recommend legs and side brackets be all layed out on the floor before beginning assy. Difficult to figure which are legs and which are support brackets. Assembly of the safety guards was a nightmare. I still haven't figured out all of it. I am running with just the kickback mechanism. The other safety items just would not come together for me. The saw cuts easy and clean..
January 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Deckbuilder good table saw
I am really happy with this table saw. I am not the type of person who does alot of sawing or construction. I found this saw to be exactly what I needed. I was rebuilding my deck and found that this saw was powerful enough to get my project done. It was easy to put together as well as take apart.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Duncan Excellent Table Saw was perfect for cutting what I needed and cut was clean and straight
I bought this to redo a table for my wife. After putting the legs on it I used it for a few days, Its excellent machine and works for stuff I do around the house.
September 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Army Lightweight versatileproduct
Easy to set up and use. Lightweight enough to be portable even when attached to stand. Great and versatile product at a reasonable price.
September 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by paininthebutt good value,works nicely, could use a tighter square guide
This is an excellent saw for around the house jobs. Could use a tighter square guide slot, but if you use a line on the object to be cut you can still get a square cut. Rip guide is excellent
September 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BamBam Better than i thought.
I haven't done much carpenter work in the past few years so I didn't have a need for a table saw. After moving out into the country I find myself coming up with little projects here and there. I purchased this little thing to work on a screen porch. Very happy with the way it has performed so far. I have done a good bit of cutting and ripping with it and haven't had any issues. Reading reviews about it before purchasing it, many people complained about the blade not being square and the cutting guide not being very durable. I find that with any type of machinery like this you will always be making minute adjustments depending on how much you use it. The motor has power and has never bogged down. The frame is a little flimsy though. I put my foot on one of the support bars on the frame for leverage and it bent a little bit, so watch if you use your foot to hold it in place on big board cuts. Overall for the price I paid for this saw I am more than satisfied and think it will last me a long time as I will probably use it sparingly.
August 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jules Great Buy
Didn't know it came with a table which was a plus. Very easy to set up and has great safety features
on it. Sturdy and durable. Love the product.
September 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dyiman good saw
Good basic saw for the money. Wish it came with a catch bag for the dust.
October 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BDMNH18 Overall saw is worth the price*
I ordered this saw for my son in CA. so we could do a project while I was visiting over the holidays. Saw met my expectations EXCEPT for the cross-cut miter gauge. It was made of thin plastic with a flimsy metal guide. What made it worse was the huge amount of 'play' between the gauge and the metal table. I was building bookcases that needed to be somewhat accurate and I ended up cutting by eye rather than using the gauge. Another brand of gauge does not fit. Very upsetting.
January 10, 2012