Ryobi RTS10 ‘Benchtop’ Table Saw – Comments On
I recently bought an inexpensive ($129) RTS10 Benchtop Saw from Home Depot, after previously owning an older BTS10. Some thoughts about it:
I use a Festool TS55 track saw and MFT 1080 for everything I can. All crosscuts that exceed the 5 1/2 inch capacity of my chop saw. Rips of anything over 3 or 4 inches up to 4 feet. All sheet goods breakdowns. A great, easy to use, safe saw! This perhaps is the one Festool worth its exhorbitant price. And the only saw I’ve used worth 5 stars. (Sawstop excluded – which I can’t afford…)
My problem is: longer, narrow rips. The TS55 is a real pita on those. So thats really my only requirement for this saw – narrow – say up to 6″ max rips up to 8′ long off a max 12″ stock but usually 6″ stock or less, 2-4″ rips, 4′ long. No plywood – only rips in pine, cedar, a bit of maple and cherry.
It is much better than the BTS10. I think the change to powder coated steel is actually an improvement over the crude and lightweight AL castings and fence of the BTS10. Wax the surface with paste wax.