The Best Table Saws For Precise Cutting of Various Materials

Complete DIY projects with confidence using our handpicked table saws, designed for accurate cuts on a range of materials
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Table saws are best used for precisely cutting a range of materials such as wood, MDF and metal with superior accuracy. In terms of its construction, it consists of a fixed blade that protrudes out of the table as well as a supporting rail. Although there are many budget options, it’s worth doing your homework to find a machine that best suits your requirements.

To assist you in selecting the right table saw, our handpicked selection lists top-performing models, chosen based on our first-hand experience using multiple machines to cut a range of materials. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.

Best Overall: DEWALT DW7485 Heavy Duty
Evolution Rage 5-S Table Saw
Best Value: Evolution Rage 5-S Table Saw
Bosch Professional GTS 10 J Table Saw
Best Portable: Bosch Professional GTS 10 J
Makita MLT100 Table Saw
Best Heavy Duty: Makita MLT100 Table Saw
Evolution Fury 5-S Table Saw
Best Beginner & Budget: Evolution Fury 5-S Table Saw
VonHaus DIY Table Saw
Best Budget Runner-Up: VonHaus DIY Table Saw

How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Table Saws

Table saws are improving each and every year and through the years of using them for various cutting applications, we’ve tried and tested many machines from the best in the business. Our current favourite table saw is the DEWALT 7485 (as shown in the photo of our very own machine) and it’s our favourite because it really does tick all the boxes. Of course, as it’s manufactured by DEWALT, it does come with a premium price tag but for the money, it’s built to the highest of standards, very portable, provides plenty of performance and is backed by a reputable brand for peace of mind.

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As well as owning and using the DEWALT 7485 for quite a while now, we’ve also experienced and tested many other table saws. For example, below we tested two table saws by the Evolution brand and we were impressed by both.

We tested the Rage 5-S over a few months and we were really impressed by the high-powered gearbox and blade system that it offered. The other Evolution table saw we tested was the Fury model, which was Ed’s (another member of the DIY Works team) first table saw and considering it’s a budget table saw, it was easy to use and perfect for beginners.

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Before purchasing the DEWALT table saw, we used to own the Makita MLT model and although it was a brilliant machine, we required a more portable alternative. However, if you are in the market for a heavy-duty professional table saw, the Makita MLT (as rated in the above list) is highly recommended. As shown in the images below, it offered plenty of adjustment and it was built to the highest of standards with the performance to match.

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As well as testing and using a number of table saws over the years, we also based our recommendations upon plenty of research and a number of factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the electric motor’s performance, cutting capacity, construction quality of the machine and blade, safety features, ease of use and setting it up, portability, adjustability, supplied hardware, weight, warranty and value for the money.

The Best Table Saws

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1. Best Overall: DEWALT DW7485 Heavy Duty

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DEWALT are the most well-known power tools brands in the UK and their DW7485 table saw is a highly rated option. Although expensive, it’s built to the highest of standards and is backed by the reputable brand. Compared to many of the alternatives, this table saw is fairly lightweight at just 22 KG, which makes it highly portable for taking from job to job.

Pros
  • High powered 1,850 watt motor
  • 610mm of rip capacity from the fence system
  • Rack and pinion fence rails
  • Tool-free guard adjustment
  • 24 tooth carbide blade
  • Heavy duty steel roll cage
  • No-load speed of 3,800 RPM
  • Soft start and overload protection
Cons
  • Most expensive table saw within our roundup

The lightweight and heavy duty design of the DEWALT table saw makes it the perfect option for job sites. Apart from the expensive price tag, the DW7485 is the best table saw on the market. The brand also offers a cordless option that uses the brand’s batteries but be prepared for the eye watering price tag when compared to this highly rated model.

2. Best Value: Evolution Rage 5-S Table Saw

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Evolution Power Tools are an upcoming brand in the UK that produce a wide range of table saws. The Rage 5-S model in particular is their high powered option with an optimised gearbox and blade system. The benefit of this is that it increases its life span as well as the cutting capabilities of the table saw. In terms of the cutting capabilities, the 28 tooth carbide blade cuts wood with or without nails, composite decking, steel, aluminium, laminate, plastics and much more.

Pros
  • Japanese tungsten carbide tipped blade
  • Provides multi-material cutting
  • Blade guard with extraction port
  • Adjustable rip fence
  • Bevel and mitre capability
  • Easy to transport with foot pedals and wheel
  • Supplied with blade spanners, fixing bag and instructions
  • Includes a 3 year UK warranty
Cons
  • Not as high quality as some of the premium alternatives

To conclude, the Evolution Rage 5-S is by far the best budget table saw on the market that’s suitable for cutting a range of surfaces. Whether you are cutting plastic or wood, the carbide tipped blade provides accurate cutting with ease. The brand also back this model with an impressive three year warranty for complete peace of mind.

3. Best Portable: Bosch Professional GTS 10 J

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Bosch are another highly reputable brand in the UK and they offer a wide range of table saws. This GTS 10J model is a premium option that has a powerful 1,800 watt motor with soft start and overload protection. As with the DEWALT alternative, this table saw has a compact design and carry handle, which makes it a great portable option to consider.

Pros
  • Offers up to 455mm cutting capacity
  • Weighs just 26 KG
  • Integrated table extension
  • Available as a 110 or 240V saw
  • Compact design with carrying handles
  • Tool-less height adjustable riving knife
  • No-load speed of 3,650 RPM
  • 10 inch blade with 30 teeth
Cons
  • Dust extraction could be improved (based upon our testing)

Overall, the GTS 10J Bosch table saw is another premium option from a big brand in the UK that’s built to the highest of standards. However, what we really like about this model is its portability and when compared to the alternatives, it’s certainly the most portable table saw within our roundup. Whether you are a beginner or professional tradesman, this table saw won’t disappoint and it’s also backed by a three year manufacturers guarantee for complete peace of mind.

4. Best Heavy Duty: Makita MLT100 Table Saw

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Makita are a brand that are highly rated by professional tradesman in the UK and their MLT100 table saw is a great option. It uses a powerful 1,500 watt motor that delivers 4,500 RPM for cutting materials up to 91 mm in depth.

Although it has a compact design, it’s fairly heavy at 38 KG but this is an indicator to how well-built the machine is.

Pros
  • 1,500 watt motor
  • Removable blade guard
  • Electronic brake
  • Double insulation
Cons
  • Not the easiest to transport due to its weight (38 KG)

The MLT100 is a high quality table saw but it does come with a premium price tag when compared to some of the other options. However, it’s the more affordable alternative to the brand’s flagship model but it still offers similar performance.

5. Best Beginner & Budget: Evolution Fury 5-S Table Saw

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Another table saw by the highly rated Evolution brand is the Fury 5-S model, which is a more affordable alternative. However, it still uses the same patented technology and is backed by the same three year warranty for peace of mind.

Although they share many of the same features, there are differences between this model and the Rage 5-S. The main difference is that this has a 1,500 watt motor and it also doesn’t have a foldable or portable design.

Pros
  • Optimised gearbox and blade system for accurate cuts
  • 1,500 high torque motor
  • 24 tooth blade included
  • Sturdy four legged base
  • No-load speed of 3,250 RPM
  • Suitable for cutting most DIY materials
  • Backed by a three year warranty
Cons
  • Not suitable for heavy duty use

If you intend to use this table saw inside your home workshop and don’t necessarily require the additional power, it may be the best option to consider. Whether you want to save money or you are a beginner looking for your first table saw, this model by the Evolution brand certainly won’t disappoint.

6. Best Budget Runner-Up: VonHaus DIY Table Saw

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The VonHaus table saw is designed for those that are on a tight budget and simply want a cheap option for occasional use. Although it’s one of the cheapest table saws in the UK, it’s still backed by an impressive two year warranty.

Pros
  • 1,800 watt electric motor
  • Quick clamp rip fence
  • Four legged sturdy base
  • No-load speed of 5,000 RPM
  • Adjustable height and angle
Cons
  • Not as high quality when compared to the alternatives

To conclude, this DIY table saw by VonHaus is a great machine for the price and a fraction of the cost when compared to many of the big brands. However, it does have its limitations in terms of the fence accuracy but overall, it’s a great beginner table saw that’s ideal for anyone on a tight budget.

Conclusion

Table saws are an essential tool for professionals or DIY enthusiasts that require maximum accuracy when cutting through a range of materials. However, if you are looking to buy your first table saw as a beginner user, there are plenty of budget options to choose from. If you require further information with regards to table saws, feel free to get in touch and we will try to provide our assistance where possible.

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