Are benchtop tablesaws a realistic alternative to full-size tablesaws for serious woodworkers and furniture makers? Patrick McCombe tested six new saws from Bosch, Craftsman, DeWalt, Jet, Makita, and Ridgid. To be considered for the test, saws had to have riving knives and at least 24 in. of rip capacity. He found that all these small tablesaws had good power and made high-quality cuts. The differences were essentially in the details.


From Fine Woodworking #209