Best Table Saw Under $1000 – Experts Reveal Their 3 Favourites of 2018

Best Table Saw Under $1000 - Experts Reveal Their 3 Favourites of 2018When shopping for a table saw you can go cheap, middle of the road or all out. If you’re looking to keep the price under $1000 you’ll be shopping middle of the road saws. Which isn’t a bad thing at all as I feel this price point is where most do-it-yourselfers should be shopping. The candidates for the best table saw under $1000 are usually higher end contractor or “job site” saws.

While you can get a cabinet or hybrid saw in this range, you’ll most likely want to stay away from them at this price. A solid contractor saw with a good stand will do just about anything you’ll need it to do short of cutting large pieces of plywood.

Jet JBTS-10MJS 10-Inch Jobsite SawJet JBTS-10MJS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw

The Jet JBTS-10MJS is a great saw for the money. If you are new to woodworking or want to get started with an easy to assemble saw, this one will work for you. The Jet comes with a 15-amp motor that features a soft start, meaning it won’t just click to highest revs right from the start, it will spin up gradually.

The Jet also features an outfeed bar that comes in handy if you’re cutting stock longer than around 10 inches, it won’t hold very long pieces but is a nice feature that most saws at this price point don’t have.

My only complaints about the Jet are the non-standard miter slots that force you to use Jet products. The miter gauge that comes with the saw isn’t very good (Stock gauges usually aren’t) but your options are limited. I’d suggest making your own miter gauge or jig.

My other complaint is the stand that comes with the saw isn’t very good, seems a bit flimsy to me compared to others in this price range.

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Bosch 4100-09 10-Inch Worksite Table Saw with Gravity-Rise StandBosch 4100-09 10-Inch Worksite Table Saw with Gravity-Rise Stand

The Bosch 4100-09 is a champ at this price point. The Gravity-Rise stand is just a solid piece of equipment. I’ll call it the best of this bunch, breaking it down and adjusting it is just so easy. The Bosch saw features a soft start and seems to actually over-rev a bit before settling in at maximum revolutions. Not a problem, just something to get used to when using it.

While the Bosch seemed to need a bit of adjusting on delivery, once it is honed in it is a rock solid saw. I’ve had absolutely no issues with it. That being said, adjusting this saw is harder than any other saw I’ve had. The hex nuts to adjust it are in hard to reach areas and getting a tool on them is near impossible, then keeping the wrench on the nut to then make the adjustment is difficult as well.

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DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table SawDEWALT DWE7490X 10-Inch Job Site Table Saw with Scissor Stand with Dado Throatplate for 10-Inch Portable Table Saw

The Dewalt DWE7491RS is a great saw for the money, while still a job site saw, this saw is as good as some cabinet saws I’ve had. It comes with a very well made stand and a rack and pinion fence system that makes adjustments very easy to achieve. The fence system allows you to rip material up to 32 1/2 inches wide. While this is possible, I didn’t like the feel of a cut that big and resorted to asking for a helper to hold the stock. This could just be me being too careful though.

The Dewalt saw had the best dust collection system of all the saws on this list. It has a large dust port on the bottom that fit my shop vac perfectly. There was still some dust from my cuts but I’ve seen much worse.

The only problem I had with this saw is the manual was a bit off. It didn’t mention certain buttons at all and seemed to miss whole steps needed to assemble the stand. I was still able to get everything together and a few internet searches found all the info I needed, but I think Dewalt should revisit their manual.

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Wrapping up

In conclusion, while if you are staying under $1000 for a table saw you have a lot of great options. Of the three reviewed my overall choice would be the Jet JBTS-10MJS as the best table saw under $1000. It seemed to be the most solid saw and the easiest to adjust. The cons I had with it seemed like the easiest to overcome as well.

Do you agree with our list? Would you add another saw to it? Let us know in the comments!

Originally posted 2018-04-27 18:01:06.