The hunt for the best portable jobsite table saw
Table saws are undeniably the kings of rip cuts on the jobsite and in shops but which is the best portable jobsite table saw?
The concept is simple: Place a motor below a solid table to turn a blade somewhere in the 4,000-5,000 rpm range through the surface and watch the sawdust fly. But how big should the table be? How large should the blade be? How light should it be? These and other questions have to be answered when you’re on the hunt for the best portable jobsite table saw.
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To level the playing field and since the stock blades that come with table saws vary widely, we used Diablo’s 40-tooth general-purpose blade on each saw. This blade shares many features with other Diablo blades. The carbide teeth are cut from Diablo’s TiCo high-density carbide. Perma-Shield non-stick coating helps the blade move through material with less friction.
By Kenny Koehler, Pro Tool Reviews
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