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 product179 of 219reviews
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82%of customersrecommend this product179 of 219reviews
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.
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
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 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).
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 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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
First off- The consumers that state the fence is "inaccurate". you are WRONG and don't know how to set it. To ACCURATELY set the fence, view the window at the front of the fence and set it to the desired width you wish to cut. THEN, push the fence against the edge of the table saw (which SQUARES the fence) and lock it into place.
Second- Where the heck can you buy a table/fence extension? Home Depot should have these things available!!!!
Pros: Easy to Use, Accurate, Good Size & Weight
Cons: Limited Features, no accessories readily available.
Keeping in mind that this is a very inexpensive table saw, it performs admirably for the average-Joe type jobs. The smallish table and loose miter guide make cross-cuts better left to a miter saw but the fence is pretty decent, so rip cuts are done well.The on/off switch is on the left- not typical with other table saws I have used, and takes a bit of learning for me but not a real problem. The motor is pretty 'torquey' and the saw can rotate a bit when starting up but I added a plywood shelf on the horizontal supports and that stabilized the thing pretty well. No provision for using a vacuum to catch the sawdust- that could be a concern in a small shop.
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.
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
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.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Accurate, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
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I checked both the fence and blade for true and both were spot on.
I didn't use the stand since I have this roll-a-round cart made from a defunct BBQ bottom.
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