The 10 Best Hybrid Table Saws
This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in January of 2020. When it comes to table saws, size does matter, and choosing the right one can be a tricky process. These hybrid models are more powerful than the smaller, portable, benchtop types and offer a greater level of accuracy. Yet they are also more versatile than the much heavier, fixed, cabinet models, as they often feature integrated casters that allow them to be moved around the workshop. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
March 12, 2020:
Hybrid table saws are quickly becoming the saw of choice for many. They are more robust than regular contractor or benchtop types, yet offer the stability and precision of a cabinet model, at a much cheaper price. There are several factors you will need to consider when choosing the best one for you.
First and foremost, electric saws are inherently dangerous, therefore we recommend they only be used by trained professionals, along with adequate safety wear, such as eye protection and work gloves. For true peace of mind, the SawStop CNS175 uses their patented safety system, which can stop the saw blade within five milliseconds of coming in to contact with any part of the body. Other notable models with good safety features are the Laguna Tools Fusion, which utilizes a zero-clearance throat plate to stop dust clogging the blade and has a thermal cut-off switch, or the Jet Proshop 708494K, which has a transparent blade guard for improved observation, and a quick-release riving knife to help prevent kickbacks.
If you need to move the saw on a regular basis, then you will likely prefer a model with an integrated caster system, such as the Ridgid R4512, Shop Fox W1837 or the Delta 36-5152 which all feature a single-action foot pedal. Other models are mobile but will need to be moved using a separately purchased base.
The final thing to consider is the material you will be cutting. If the primary use will be for sheet wood, such as ply or MDF, then the Grizzly Industrial G0691, Powermatic 1791230K and the Delta 36-5152 all have large cast iron worktops and extension wings. However, if you plan to work with hardwoods or very thick lumber then your priority should be motor size and cutting depth, therefore, the 3-horsepower Grizzly Industrial G0691 and the Woodtek 159356 would be the most suitable options.