A table saw's rip capacity refers to the amount of space between the edge of the table saw's blade and the edge of the fence. The best way to understand this specification Is to refer the capacity to the size of the object being cut. If the rip capacity is 20 in., a 12x12 board is too large. Within Portable Table Saws, rip capacity ranges from 0 in to 32.5 in. Check out the best-selling product, the 10 in. Pro Jobsite Table Saw with Stand.