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RYOBI 15 Amp 10 In. Expanded Capacity Table Saw with Rolling Stand $195.49 + shipping - Direct Tools Outlet

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I thought about it for a second, then realized this is the model with only a right hand miter slot. No slot on the left.

Plus, 1 through 3 star reviews on Home Depot site are unkind to this model and bring up some good points. Many slam the fence and table extension as unreliable, cheap and unsafe.
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I thought about it for a second, then realized this is the model with only a right hand miter slot. No slot on the left.

Plus, 1 through 3 star reviews on Home Depot site are unkind to this model and bring up some good points. Many slam the fence and table extension as unreliable, cheap and unsafe.
Complaining about a fence or table extensions on a table saw is silly. If you're relying completely on the table saw to support your work, then it's likely you'll have trouble with large pieces of wood/lumber. I like what this lady did. Shebuilt her own expansion table [youtube.com]. E-Z Peazy.

Now for those who complain about alignment. All you need for any name brand table saw is a combination square. You can verify the fence is aligned in 5 seconds or less on any name brand table saw. Just drop the vertical measure of your square into the miter slot, then use the horizontal measure on your square to ensure the fence is aligned on both ends. If there are no gaps on either side and your square is aligned with your miter slot, then your fence will also be aligned. In other words, you're just squaring the fence with the miter slot, and doing so with a combination square.

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Might be educational to read the bad reviews. Fence tightened down and still slops around. Table extension giving way. Blade adjustments slipping mid-cut. Dado plate different thickness than the throat causing a snag spot while feeding the cut. Riving knife unable to hold adjustment during use. On and on. No single issue is unrepairable, no single issue is a deal killer, but multiple issues which require time and money to resolve quickly stack up to make a Slick Deal not so slick, innit.
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EDIT: A portable jobsite saw needs to be reliable and portable without a bunch of home brew extension supports or tinkering. If I'm at a month long project, it wouldn't kill me to tote along table extensions, et al. But sometimes I'm on a site for an hour or two. Don't want to fuss about with extra crap for quick jobs like that. I want to roll in, set up within 10 or 15 minutes, get the job done and scram. Time is money Chester, and I only have a limited amount of either. Fussing about with my tools and adjustments costs me both.
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Might be educational to read the bad reviews. Fence tightened down and still slops around. Table extension giving way. Blade adjustments slipping mid-cut. Dado plate different thickness than the throat causing a snag spot while feeding the cut. Riving knife unable to hold adjustment during use. On and on. No single issue is unrepairable, no single issue is a deal killer, but multiple issues which require time and money to resolve quickly stack up to make a Slick Deal not so slick, innit.
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I have a Ryobi table saw in my garage. Never any of the mentioned problems. Only thing is the fence takes a bit more than unusual to make sure it is aligned, but if you use a combination square it's E-Z. A lot of them will rest right in the miter slot and you can slide it up and down to check each side of the fence. Once your fence is squared up and is at the right measurement, cut away. No problem with the table extensions, but you should reinforce them anyway.

Personally I don't like the stands. I use a table for my table saw. I think they support the saw better and it's better for cleaning up access debris. The thing with table saws and extensions is there isn't an infinite amount of weight they can support on their own. At some point you need to reinforce the work area to support oversized material.
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There's also a lot of complaints about the miter slots being non-standard and the included miter gauge being poor.
This video [youtube.com]is a decent overview of the pros and cons of this saw. The main minus is the table extension is wobbly and not aligned. So the 27 in capacity is not really usable.

What's the best <$200 table saw? Lowes has this Craftsman [lowes.com] under $200 on sale sometimes. It does not have an table extension and otherwise seems similar.
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There's also a lot of complaints about the miter slots being non-standard and the included miter gauge being poor.
This video [youtube.com]is a decent overview of the pros and cons of this saw. The main minus is the table extension is wobbly and not aligned. So the 27 in capacity is not really usable.

What's the best <$200 table saw? Lowes has this Craftsman [lowes.com] under $200 on sale sometimes. It does not have an table extension and otherwise seems similar.
Craftsman table saw is subpar for the money. I actually bought that one last year and returned it. Mainly because of the junk pawls. The Ryobi isn't any better though. Only reason I have a Ryobi table saw is because I bought it for like $60 on direct tools, but I modified the work space to accommodate it. Same thing you should do with any cheap table saw. If you want a good table saw you're probably going to want to spend around a minimum of $500-600 and build a workspace for it, and that's still bottom of the barrel.
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Home DIY is my main reason to get this. Lots of good info in the comments. Thanks!
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Thinking about getting into woodworking. Hoping this is a good beginner tablesaw despite it's cheaper parts/flaws when comparing to dewalt. Need to find some good safety videos on how to use this thing as a beginner so I don't end up with a wood block zooming into my face at a 100mph.
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I have many Ryobi tools and they are good, but the table saw is really trash. I used one for several months and will definitely not buy it.
It's OK if you want to use a speed square every time you adjust the fence. I don't.
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this same was on sale at home depot for 269. i am getting this! hopefully i dont lose my fingers!
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