The Ryobi 10 in. 15 Amp Table Saw with Stand is lightweight and easy to use, making it a great addition to any tool collection. It features a 15 Amp motor that can generate up to 5,000 RPM for powerful cutting. The 25 in. x 17 in. table provides support for large ripping operations. There is also an adjustable miter gauge for accurate cross cutting.
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82%of customersrecommend this product180 of 220reviews
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82%of customersrecommend this product180 of 220reviews
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.
Pros: Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Accurate, Light Weight
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.
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.
Pros: Easy to Use, Accurate, Light Weight
Cons: Limited Features
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this is for 45 degree miters
this is for cross-cutting and squaring up edges
This is the first project I completed with the help of this saw
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.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, easy to set up, compact storage when not in use
Cons: rubber stand feet do fall off, kick back device gets in the way
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The before pic, just after figuring out the hot tub wood was done for
Saw ripped the edges of the new 2 x 6 redwood at the correct angle
The finished hot tub in the process of being plumbed in with new jets
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.
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.
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).
Look folks, a woodworker/carpenter does not rely on a rip fence rule/scale, miter feed scale, or a perpendicular blades' accuracy setting. Measure everything. Use your tape and a square and it is worth its price... Well worth its price. It is not a cabinetmakers' table saw, but still very adequate for a typical DIYer/homeowner (with proper knowledge/expectations). :-)
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, All In One, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
Bought this table saw so that I could rip some of my own lumber rather than have it custom cut. It really does a fine job and for the price I couldn't resist buying it. The stand is sturdy and the blade is well protected. The anti-kick-back feature is a plus. I built an extension table to support large boards as I feed them through the saw.
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.
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.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, All In One, Accurate, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting
I gotta say, the on/off switch really kicked my butt. It literally took me 15 minutes to realize the yellow plastic key had to be inserted before the on/off switch would work.
I've used it to cut molding, laminate flooring and PVC piping - works great and says "Feed me more, George!"
Pro's: Lightweight - can be easily moved from place to place. Does everything I need it for. Instructions provided a picture of the wrong way to fit one of the safety devices.
Cons: Instructions don't discuss the red key. Instructions should tell you to use lock-tite on the carriage bolt threads (guess what fell apart - LOL). Saw is really loud. It keeps the cats away though :)
Pros: Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
I looked at and researched several table saws in the $100 - $200 range and found this one to be about the best for the money.
Several didn't include the stand and was generally about $30 extra... The saw needs a bit of adjusting before using and it's a good idea to make a dry run before actually cutting anything just to get a feel to the device.
After owning and using this saw a number of times for just over two weeks I found it to be better than I had expected. It is highly recommended that you read ALL of the instructions and follw them carefully. Make the necessary adjustments and you should be in good shape.
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
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
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.
As with anything, there may be some reviews that are sub-par. But it's the luck of the draw and the great thing about Home Depot is the return policy. So far, I've been cutting 3/4" oak hardwood flooring with no problems. It sure beats our old saw that was so much more money and didn't have all the safety features as the new saws. Be sure and get a 40 tooth saw blade if you intend to cut without splintering!! So far it is cutting like a hot knife through butter. You do have to 'true-up' the blade and get a feel of how/where it cuts but for the price you can't beat it!
This saw is okay for rough cuts only. The guide arm does not lock down securely. Also, the guide is not straight so the wood is unevenly guided into the cutting blade, which produces a crooked cut. The metal guide seems to be inferior metal that easily bents. Mine came out of the box slightly bent. Also, the table surface is not flat but is slightly warped, probably due to the inferior metal. Nevertheless, I cut 20 stair treads and (36" L x 14" H x 1"D oak) and 22 risers (42" L ), and the saw was able to decently cut (crookedness aside) the long lengths.
Great tool for the price. One of the cheaper table saws you can find, especially one that comes w/ a stand, and will do all of the necessary jobs for DIYers with great accuracy.
Would prefer if the fence was a little bit more sturdy, and you do have to measure it at the front and back end of the table to make sure it is level with the blade from front to back, but other than that, it's a great tool for the price.
Used it for a complete basement finish, including studs, wood flooring, and more detail work like crown molding and wainscoting. Would definitely recommend as an entry-level table saw.
Pros: Easy to Use, Light Weight, Great Value
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Review 20 for 15-Amp 10 in. Table Saw
from Manhattan, Kansas
Ryobi 10" tablesaw
PostedApril 10, 2011
No, I do not recommend this product.
This saw works great for doing basic framing, You have to watch the angle of the blade after every cut. I bought this saw to do cabinetry and ended up throwing some really good Maple away because of the blade slipping to as much as a 5 degree angle. Trying to find a way to lock the blade down is almost impossible. and you can't adjust past 0 degrees to be able to lock it tight any other way. good for the DIY'er but not good for someone that needs any kind of accuracy.