Rated 3.3 out of 5Â by 106
Rated 4 out of 5Â by otowndiy Decent saw for the $$$
Bought this as I couldn't afford anything better. After using it for a couple months I can say this saw is worth the price tag.
The good: Strong motor, ripped walnut hardwood without a problem, portable, foldable stand is nice.
The Bad: Fence isn't 100% accurate, lots of plastic pieces and cheap materials but I expected as much, riving knife is hard to adjust without hurting your knuckles, very loud.
It gets the job done, is well priced, and portable. overall a good saw,
February 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ottawaguy Perfect for home projects
I used this to finish the basement, cut flooring sections, baseboard, etc. It was perfect for that, and portable enough to move from the garage to the basement.
January 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â 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 4 out of 5Â by watchyourfingers 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 out of 5Â 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