Updated December 18, 2020 by Alexander Rennie

The 9 Best Cabinet Table Saws

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in January of 2019. When it comes to woodworking, table saws are among the most critical pieces of equipment in any shop, as they allow for smooth and precise cuts that might otherwise be impossible. This list features a variety of models to choose from, whether you're a seasoned professional or a home hobbyist. Always make sure to follow the proper safety protocols while operating these powerful machines. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Powermatic PM1000

2. SawStop TGP252

3. Jet 708675PK

Editor's Notes

December 14, 2020:

Due to availability concerns, we removed the Grizzly G0690 and SawStop PCS175. We replaced the Laguna Tools Fusion as well, because of some quality control problems.

We added two more high-quality Grizzly brand options, including the Grizzly Industrial G1023RL, a relatively compact model that would be ideal for a smaller shop or garage. Another addition, the Grizzly Industrial G0651, is a bit bulkier but comes with the benefit of lower shelf space. This model could be really convenient if you have a lot of projects going on, and want to keep your workpieces organized.

Though there are plenty of dangerous tools in a woodshop, cabinet table saws like these are capable of delivering catastrophic injuries in a split-second, making them especially hazardous. Their raw power and open blade deserve your utmost respect and focus, and should never be operated when tired or under the influence of mind-altering medication or alcohol. If you’ve never used a table saw before, try and get a professional woodworker to walk you through the technique and show you the ropes. If that’s not possible, spend some serious time watching instructional videos online. Make sure to never wear gloves while using a cabinet table saw (they both reduce your tactile awareness, and can get caught in the blade), and always keep the ground clear of dust and wood debris. Slipping and losing your balance can easily lead to a catastrophic injury. Earplugs should also be worn at all times.

The large size of cabinet table saws helps lower vibrations, and provide more room in front of the blade -- making them great for ripping long panels. But, if you are in need of a saw that can deliver a bit more versatility, one of these general-purpose table saws could be a great choice. Several of these options are even compact enough to be portable, allowing them to be transported to and from job sites.

Regardless of the table saw you choose, you may want to supplement your purchase with an extra table saw blade, especially if you have a lot of projects coming up.

January 31, 2019:

When selecting the best models we wanted to balance price, performance, and safety as best we could. While there will always be compromises somewhere, we feel we have done a good job of collecting a nice variety of options, ensuring there is one to fit every need. Both professional contractors and home hobbyists can find what they need here since we included true 3HP cabinet table saws and 1.75HP hybrid options.

4. Powermatic PM2000

5. Grizzly Industrial G1023RL

6. Grizzly Industrial G0651

7. Shop Fox W1811

8. Shop Fox W1819

9. Delta 36-L352


Alexander Rennie
Last updated on December 18, 2020 by Alexander Rennie

Alex Rennie is a writer from Los Angeles, CA, and holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Missouri. Having been a successful residential and commercial carpenter for six years in New York City, he has a comprehensive knowledge of woodworking, power tools, and the world of home DIY. His passion for construction and carpentry keep him up to date on the latest gadgets and techniques, and he never misses an opportunity to patch up a drywall dent or sand down a rough edge. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking the Santa Monica mountains with his family and their dogs, and fostering rescue animals.


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