7 Best Cabinet Table Saws for Woodworkers
The cabinet table saw is a very popular and useful power tool found in most professional and even amateur workshops around the globe. It allows you to cut straight lines in material fast and efficiently, and frankly, anyone who needs to cut a lot of wood with precision and efficiency needs one in their workshop.
If you are on the lookout for a cabinet table saw, we have you covered. We will showcase some of the best cabinet saws money can buy.
Without any further ado, let us get started with this review. Hopefully, it will help you find the best cabinet table saw for your need.
You can also read other table saw reviews such as hybrid table saw, portable table saw, contractor table saw, table saw jig, Bosch 4100-09, DeWalt DWE7491RS, DeWalt DWE7480, DeWalt DW745, Skil 3410-02, Hitachi C10FL.
Table of Contents
- 7 Best Cabinet Table Saws - Reviews
- #1. JET 708675PK XACTASAW Deluxe Cabinet Table Saw
- #2. Shop Fox W1819 3 HP 10-Inch Cabinet Table Saw with Riving Knife
- #3. Powermatic 1792001K PM2000, 3HP Cabinet Table Saw
- #4. SawStop PCS175-TGP236 1.75HP Cabinet Table Saw
- #5. Jet Proshop 708494K JPS-10TS Cabinet Table Saw
- #6. SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 3HP Cabinet Table Saw
- #7. Delta 3 HP Motor UNISAW Cabinet Table Saw
- What to Look for When Buying a Cabinet Table Saw
7 Best Cabinet Table Saws - Reviews
Without any further ado, let us get started with this review. Hopefully, it will help you find the best cabinet table saw for your need.
Max Rip Capacity
1. JET 708675PK XACTASAW Deluxe Cabinet Table Saw
2. Shop Fox W1819 Cabinet Table Saw with Riving Knife
3. Powermatic 1792001K PM2000 Cabinet Table Saw
4. SawStop PCS175-TGP236 Cabinet Table Saw
5. Jet Proshop 708494K JPS-10TS Cabinet Table Saw
6. SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 Cabinet Table Saw
7. Delta UNISAW Cabinet Table Saw
#1. JET 708675PK XACTASAW Deluxe Cabinet Table Saw
Editor's Rating: (4.6 / 5)
Firstly, we have the JET 708675PK. This Jet cabinet saw is a fairly popular model that is used by many professionals in the trade. This model is a fairly old one, released in early 2006, but it has many interesting and practical features that still makes it a very performing cabinet table saw in a modern workshop.
It sports a powerful 3 HP motor that is adequate for any type of cutting on either softwood or hardwood. This powerful motor sends the necessary speed to the blades, at 4300 RPM allowing this device to cut right through material to produce a smooth and professional finish. Additionally, it comes with a riving knife that allows you to cut material more efficiently without kickback by preventing pinching of the blades. Of course, this riving can quickly and easily be removed thanks to the quick release mechanism.
Furthermore, one of the best features in this model is its ability to release the arbor lock and change blades in a matter of seconds. All this is achieved with the simple push of a button. The blade angle of 90 and 45 degrees is equally easy to adjust to the left with the angle adjustment lever situated right at the front of the unit. It has an XACTASAW that drives the blade away from the fence providing both a more efficient and safer bevel cut.
Last but not least, this model uses a very efficient Poly-V belt drive system that can withstand heavy duty usage and equally does so very quietly. In fact, this Jet cabinet saw is one of the most efficient and silent cabinet table saw on the market. Very few models can compete with it in terms of efficiency and noise level.
- High quality and tough cast iron build construction. Durable and long-lasting.
- Large work table of 20 x 29 inches.
- Efficient V-Belt system allows this unit to work very quietly.
- Easy to adjust blade angle.
- Transparent blade guard with riving knife to prevent kickback.
- Easy to use fence that can be locked in position.
- Dust collection compartment.
- More expensive than other models for the same specs and features.
Who should buy?
If you are looking for an efficient and silent cabinet table saw for professional use and heavy duty applications, the JET 708675PK Deluxe is one of the best cabinet table saw for the money out there. It has a generous 20 x 29 inches tabletop that will allow you to work easily with large stock and is a dependable and performing model.
#2. Shop Fox W1819 3 HP 10-Inch Cabinet Table Saw with Riving Knife
Editor's Rating: (4.6 / 5)
Everyone who works in the woodworking industry knows about Shop Fox. This model is smaller than the JET 708675PK but is still performing and dependable cabinet table saw.
The trunnions and general construction is from cast-iron which does a good job dampening vibrations and providing a stable foundation for your work. Additionally, the wings and this device can be expanded to provide a rip capacity of 29-1/2 inches. Further, you can upgrade to a larger 49 inches rip capacity with this model for more convenience. As expected, this model sports a very powerful 3 HP motor that will not stall on any type of load. It has a riving knife as well as anti-kickback pawls to prevent blade pinching and allow the material to move in only one direction - forward.
The T-fence in this unit is perhaps one of its most interesting features. It has a Camlock mechanism that allows you to maneuver as well as lock it in position quickly and easily. It has a HDPE phenolic face which provides a smooth and comfortable glide that is very comfortable to use. Additionally, this ease of use allows you to gain more accuracy on the job.
The miter slot fence is equally interesting. It allows you to hold very long pieces of stock firmly in position as well as offer you precise adjustments when required. Furthermore, the blade can be tilted to the left anywhere from 0 - 45 degrees.
- Miter fence allows you to work with long pieces of stock more easily.
- Pawls prevent kickback and move the stock forward for a more efficient cut.
- Phenolic face fence is easy to adjust and can be quickly locked in position with the Camlock system.
- Option to choose between either a 29-1/2 inches or 49 inches rip capacity depending on your need.
- Magnetic power switch with overload protection. Suitable for heavy duty applications.
Who should buy?
This Shop Fox cabinet table saw brings a lot of value to the table and a cheaper price. It still has the features of other more expensive models but with a small table top. We recommend this model to those who work with smaller stock but still need a heavy-duty and performing cabinet table saw.
#3. Powermatic 1792001K PM2000, 3HP Cabinet Table Saw
Editor's Rating: (4.2 / 5)
This Powermatic cabinet table saw has for long been regarded as one of the best cabinet table saw on the market. If is a heavy-duty table saw with a tough and solid construction. The trunnions have been redesigned from past models to be more efficient and long-lasting. Additionally, Powermatic uses a conical-shape drive gear in this model for more efficient and less noise.
Power and precision is at the heart of this cabinet table saw. The large metal hand wheels are easy to use and allow you to make fine adjustments to almost anything - from the bevel angle to the blade height. The super flat and low-resistant cast iron work table provides one of the most spacious working space we have seen in a cabinet table saw. With its impressive 22 x 30-1/2 inches work table that can be further expanded to 42 inches by its wings, you will have a lot of space to work on.
Of course, the 50 inches fence system, as well as the miter slot are both very straightforward and easy to operate. They make it very easy to work with material, especially longer pieces of stock.
But we saved the best for last. This model can quickly and easily be folded into a more compact unit for mobility. It is not the lightest model out there, far from that with its 534.5 lbs weight but it is nice to know that the option to move it around is still there. Few cabinet saw manufacturers make this option readily available like this Powermatic cabinet table saw.
- Heavy-duty cabinet table saw with cast-iron construction. Durable and long lasting.
- Easy to make fine angle and blade height adjustments with hand wheels.
- Large table of 22 x 30-1/2 inches that be further be extended to 42 inches. Allows you to work with very long stock more comfortably.
- 4 inches dust port and the blade is enclosed in a dust shroud below the table for a cleaner cut.
- The price. It is an expensive model.
Who should buy?
This Powermatic cabinet table saw is one of the best cabinet table saws on the market. And there is a good reason for this. It is a performing 3 HP model that offers ease of use and performance on the job. Its 42 inches work table is large and if you regularly work with large stock and need both power and accuracy - this model is by far the best cabinet table saw for the money.
#4. SawStop PCS175-TGP236 1.75HP Cabinet Table Saw
Editor's Rating: (4.8 / 5)
The SawStop PCS175 is a more modest cabinet table saw. However, it is still quite performing despite its smaller 1.75 HP motor and 36 inches fence system. There is a smaller and more compact variant of this model - the SawStop PCS175-PFA30 with a smaller fence of 30 inches. Both units have been engineered with great detail in mind and is an ideal model for craftsman and hobbyists.
The smaller 1.75 HP motor in the SawStop PCS175-TGP236 or its other variant can’t compete with more powerful models in this cabinet table saw review but is adequate for any type of casual and general purpose cutting where precision is required. On the plus side, the 20 x 27 inches work table is decently built and sufficiently large to accommodate fairly large stock. Additionally, it can be further expanded to an impressive 44 x 27 inches for more versatility. What is more extraordinary is that this model can hold up to 1000 lbs of weight. It is definitely suited for working with fairly large and heavy stock.
Safety is also big on this model. The blade uses a conductive electrical system that automatically shuts the motor down whenever a finger touches the blades. This is a great security feature especially for beginners and absent-minded users. Tilting the blade is equally easy thanks to the large metal angle adjustment wheel located right in front of the unit. Of course, it can also be easily locked in position for repetitive bevel cuts.
It even has a 4 inches dust port to connect to an external dust collection system. Lastly, the base has 2 pivoting casters for mobility.
- Can hold 1.000 lbs of weight with hydraulic piston lift.
- Very large table top of 20 x 27 inches. Can further be expanded to 44 inches. Can work with very large and heavy stock.
- Conductive blade detects a finger and automatically shuts the motor off.
- Easy to make blade adjustments. T-Glide fence is very easy to use.
- Long cabinet table saw but not too wide. Not ideal for working with material like plywood sheets.
- Expensive for its specs and features. Cannot compete with other models on a price to performance ratio in this review.
Who should buy?
We recommend this model to beginners, hobbyists, and DIY enthusiasts. But only if you work mostly with long material like wood planks and not sheets. This SawStop cabinet table saw is a dependable model but is quite expensive based on a price to performance ratio. It has a long wingspan but is not too wide with a fairly short in-feed distance. Its motor of 1.75 HP is also not as performing as other models here. Get it if you like it. If not, there are better models to consider in this review.
#5. Jet Proshop 708494K JPS-10TS Cabinet Table Saw
Editor's Rating: (4.1 / 5)
The Jet Proshop 708494K is the smallest and most compact cabinet table saw we have in this review. Despite its small size, the motor in this unit is still rated at a decent 1.75 HP which means that it can cope fairly adequately with cutting softwood or hardwood without stalling.
Additionally, it weighs 298.8 lbs making this Jet cabinet table saw the lightest and most portable cabinet table saw so far. It is still in heavily built model with cast-iron and heavy trunnions that bring durability and longevity to the device. Furthermore, it has a very decent rip capacity of 30 inches or 52 inches depending on your choice. It seems that Jet is trying to make this model very user-friendly by even enabling you to choose between the construction material of the expandable wings. You have the choice between either cast iron or stamped steel.
This model equally sports a 4 inches dust board for a cleaner cutting environment. The blade can easily be adjusted to the left thanks to the blade adjustment hand wheel right at the front of the unit. The blade guards are transparent allowing you to see your cut at all times. Further, the mitre slot holds your stocking position for a more accurate cut.
The Jet Proshop also comes with a riving knife that helps prevent The stock from pinching the blade causing kickback. On the downside, it does not have pawls that is more efficient way of preventing kickback.
Lastly, the 30 inches T-fence in this unit is constructed from metal and is easily maneuverable. It uses a Camlock system that quickly and easily allows you to lock the fence in position.
- Cheapest model in this Cabinet table saw review.
- Comes with a riving knife to cut material more efficiently and easily.
- Offers the choice between rip capacity of 30 inches or 52 inches. Additionally, the wing material can be chosen between cast iron and stamped steel.
- Easy to use 30 inches fence system that can be locked in position.
- Blade angle adjustments is very easy to make.
- Comes with a 4 inches dust port to connect to your external vacuum or dust collection system.
- Does not have pawls to prevent kickback.
- Weaker 1.75 HP motor.
Since this is a smaller and more compact model, we recommended to those who do not have a lot of space in the workshop. Furthermore, DIY enthusiasts and hobbyists who usually work with smaller material will appreciate this cabinet table saw better than professionals.
#6. SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 3HP Cabinet Table Saw
Editor's Rating: (4.5 / 5)
The SawStop PCS31230 is an upgrade to the SawStop PCS175 reviewed above. It is a larger cabinet table saw with more performing motor for more heavy duty applications.
What we like the most about this cabinet table saw is its simplicity and yet effectiveness. It is built from Castilian which means that it is durable and long-lasting. The heavy duty 3 HP under the hood does a good job keeping up with any type of cutting task, from softwood to hardwood without stalling. It delivers a smooth and clean cut.
Additionally, the T-fence in this unit is smooth to maneuver and delivers the accuracy required for precise work. It glides easily on the table with low resistance and can easily be locked in position with the camlock lever. Again we see the same conductive blade system as in the SawStop PCS175. What this system does is automatically shuts the motor down when it senses a finger on the blade. An absolute must-have security feature especially when operated by beginners. The blades in this model are also tillable to the left with the angle adjustment hand wheel.
The transparent blade guard allows you to see your cut. It is also specially engineered in a way to trap sawdust below the table helping keep your work area clean. Additionally, it comes with a 4 inches dust port to connect to an external dust collection system or vacuum.
The 1000 lbs lift capacity is a welcome feature, especially for those who work with very heavy stock. Additionally, the 20 x 27 inches work table is large enough to accommodate almost any type of commercially available material. Just like the PCS175, it can be further extended with the extension wings to a dimension of 44 x 27 inches. This adds a lot of versatility and allows you to work with a wide range of material of different sizes.
- Riving knife with super flat table. Easy to maneuver material.
- 1000 lbs lift capacity table can hold heavy stock.
- Powerful motor delivering 3 HP of juice. Will not stall on any type of material.
- Very easy-to-use and newbie friendly. Power switch is located at the front and can be keyed to prevent unauthorized access.
- Large table of 20 x 27 inches that can further be expanded to 44 x 27 inches.
- The in-feed is a bit short. Not the most stable when cutting long stock.
This cabinet table saw is a powerful and dependable model that also brings a lot of versatility in the workshop. It can be used with a wide variety of material and is also very easy to operate. We recommend this model to both beginners and professionals alike.
#7. Delta 3 HP Motor UNISAW Cabinet Table Saw
Editor's Rating: (4 / 5)
Lastly in this cabinet table saw review, we have the Delta UNISAW. This Delta cabinet table saw comes into variant with either a 36 inches rip capacity or 52 inches rip capacity for more versatility, depending on your need and material you work with.
It is a fairly powerful 3 HP Cabinet table saw that can easily keep up with heavy duty tasks on any type of material. Additionally, you can purchase this model as a 5 HP variant that delivers even more performance on the job. This Delta cabinet table saw has been engineered for maximum power, efficiency, and ease of use.
It is solidly made from cast-iron which means that it is durable and long-lasting. Furthermore, Its build construction dampens vibrations allowing you to make more accurate cuts.
The 52 inches Biesemeyer fence system in this unit is one of the most accurate and easy-to-use system out there. It can easily be glided on the smooth non-resistant tabletop as well as be quickly and easily locked in position. The crank wheels that adjust the blade angle are both situated right at the front of the unit in a very easy to reach position. The 10 inches blades themselves can also be easily aligned to the miter slots in a matter of seconds.
The Cabinet smart storage drawer has enough room for you to store your blades, riving knives and other accessories. Lastly, as expected for a model of this price, it comes with a dust collection system helping you get a cleaner work environment. The moving parts themselves are sealed from sawdust helping boost the longevity of this power tool.
- Powerful 3 HP motor. You can further upgrade to an even more powerful 5 HP variant for heavy duty work.
- Internal parts are sealed and protected from sawdust. Longer life of moving parts.
- Very easy to make height and blade adjustments with the 2 large front cranks.
- Large 52 inches Biesemeyer fans is very easy-to-use and control.
- The internal dust collection system is not the best. Sawdust can accumulate, especially during heavy duty workload.
- No blade guard protection. Will need eye protection to operate safely.
The long 52 inches fence in this Cabinet table saw makes it ideal for working with long material like wood planks. Additionally, you have the option of choosing between a 36 inches rip capacity or 52 inches capacity depending on your need. Get this model if you need the longer fence system. Otherwise, scroll above and find another model as we do not think that this is the best cabinet table saw for the money. Although, it is still very versatile, powerful and dependable on the job.
What to Look for When Buying a Cabinet Table Saw
As with any power tool, there are some important factors to take into account before purchasing a cabinet table saw. To prevent you from making an expensive purchase, here are some pointers to keep an eye out.
#1. Table Saw Type
One of the most important factors is to first consider which type of table saw you need. As we have covered in the introduction, there are several types of table saws for different needs. If you need power and accuracy then the Cabinet table saw is unbeatable.
#2. Price to Performance
You can easily go over your budget when purchasing a cabinet table saw. Keep an eye out on the price to performance ratio and compare models from different makes to see which one has the best performance and features for your need. You will sometimes find that even models with smaller motors can be very expensive. What you what is a nice balance between price to performance that matches your need.
The Cabinet table saw is reputed for its power. You do not want an underperforming model with a smaller motor. Anything above 1.75 HP is great for general purpose work and should be able to cut 2 inches stock quite easily. If you are planning to perform heavy duty tasks, especially on material like hardwood, then go with a model that has at least a 3 HP motor.
#4. Open Space
You want the tabletop to be as open space as possible without any obstructions. This will allow you to cut material more efficiently and be more productive.
#5. Safety Switch
Make sure that the safety switch or power button is located right at the front of the unit. Many accidents have happened in the past because of awkward positions of the safety switch.
#6. Tabletop and Wing Span
You will need to choose a model depending on the type of stock that you worked with regularly. The larger the stock, the bigger the tabletop surface area must be. Additionally, keep an eye out on the wingspan which will allow you to extend the surface of your tabletop.
Generally, when it comes to cabinet table saws the more weight the better. This is simply because the weight of the devise help dampen vibrations thus allowing you to work more accurately and in a more stable environment.
We have finally come to the end of this cabinet table saw review. As we have seen, a quality cabinet table saw is not the cheapest power tool out there. However, it is an excellent investment in the long term as those devices are heavy-duty and very durable which makes them last a long time. They are also fairly easy to maintain. In any case, we hope that we helped you find the best cabinet table saw for your need. If not, scroll up and read it one more time.
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