Best table saw under $1500, 2000, 2500, 3000, 3500, & 4000 dollars | Cabinet & Hybrid Reviews

Best table saw under $1500, 2000, 2500, 3000, 3500, & 4000 dollars | Cabinet & Hybrid Reviews [2018]

Read on to learn about these six and the other strong contenders. Let’s get started.

Please note that if you are looking for a cheaper table saw cabinet or hybrid table saw these may not be the best option. You can read my review of the best contractor, jobsite, benchtop & portable table saws under $200, $300, $400, $500, $600 & $1000.

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Best overall table saw, in any price range

Jet 708675PK XACTASAW Deluxe the best overall table saw any price

When taking into account price, value, included features, and power capabilities, I named as my top pick the Jet 708675PK XACTASAW Deluxe cabinet table saw. It came in under $3000, making it mid-priced for the options reviewed here. It boasts a 50-inch rip capacity and a 3-horsepower motor, allowing it to tackle any tough project or materials that come its way.

Although the Jet 708675PK XACTASAW Deluxe runs on 220 volts, rather than the standard 110 volts, it is worth the extra effort to equip your home workshop for the higher voltage if necessary. It has all three key safety features (riving knife, blade guard, and anti-kickback pawls) and a miter gauge to complement the fence system.

There are less expensive options that give good power and rip capacity, as well as more expensive options that might give more sturdy bases, but the Jet 708675PK XACTASAW Deluxe can be useful to all types of woodworkers: serious hobbyists and professionals alike. For those interested in the Jet brand but who don’t need as large of a motor or rip capacity, the Jet Proshop 708494K JPS-10TS is another good option (as well as our top pick for the under $1500 category).

You can buy the Jet 708675PK XACTASAW Deluxe here.

Best table saw under $1500

Jet Proshop 708494K JPS-10TS best table saw under $1500Our Best Of pick for under $1500 is a hybrid table saw, the Jet Proshop 708494K JPS-10TS. It gives you the power and features of a cabinet table saw, but at a less imposing and cumbersome size (weighing in at 299 lbs. with a 1.75-horsepower motor) and a price that more customers will likely be more willing to consider.

The Jet Proshop 708494K JPS-10TS includes two key safety features, a blade guard and riving knife, but no anti-kickback pawls. The standard rip capacity is 30 inches, with an option to upgrade to 50 inches. The motor power makes it reasonable to rip larger, harder materials with this saw, despite its smaller footprint and lower price.

Similar to the cabinet table saws reviewed here, the Jet Proshop model is made from cast iron, giving it the durability and stability desired for large, intensive woodworking projects. The motor is housed inside the table saw structure and a 4-inch dust port is provided for easier cleanup and worksite maintenance.

The Jet Proshop 708494K JPS-10TS a great option for those who want professional features without the size, and price, that comes along with them. Based on the power for its size, price, and positive feeback from people who own this model, I gave this model a 4.4 out of 5 rating.

You can buy the Jet Proshop 708494K JPS-10TS here.

Best table saw under $2000

Grizzly G0690 best table saw under $2000For those looking for a powerful and sturdy table saw but don’t want to break the bank, look no further. The Grizzly G0690 offers a small rip capacity, at 29.5 inches, but much more power than the portable or contractor table saws with larger rip capacities.

This model offers a 4-inch dust port in addition to the enclosed cabinet around the motor, providing easier dust control and a quieter working experience. It has a 3-horsepower motor, like the other large saws reviewed here, and therefore possesses the ability to cut through the full range of materials.

A blade guard and riving knife come with this powerful saw, increasing safety, though no anti-kickback precautions are included. An extensive fence system helps create consistent and repeatable cuts.

The G0690 runs on 220 volts of power, so it is not ideal for standard home situations unless the location is equipped for larger appliances, similar to a refrigerator or an electric dryer. This model is made of cast iron, contributing to its high weight of 530 lbs. but also increasing its durability and sturdiness.

Based on the lower-cost option for a heavy-duty cabinet saw and the features included, I gave the Grizzly G0690 a 4.5 out of 5 rating. You can buy the Grizzly G0690 here.

Some of the other models by Grizzly that are still great value for the money include the Grizzly G0691 (reviewed later on under “How to choose the best cabinet table saw for you: Under $2000”) & the Grizzly G0651.

Best table saw under $2500

Powermatic PM1000 best table saw under $2500For those willing to go a little higher in price, the Powermatic PM1000 cabinet table saw is the best option under $2500. A cabinet table saw with a smaller footprint, this model gives buyers the option of a 30-inch or a 50-inch rip capacity (both options still come in under $2500). Both are great rip capacities for larger projects, but having the option to upgrade to a larger size is good for those who want that smaller footprint but the ability to rip larger materials.

The Powermatic PM1000 weighs in at 347 lbs., which is fairly light for an entirely cast-iron build. It has a 1.75-horsepower motor, smaller than many of the other table saws reviewed here. However, compared to some of the larger Powermatic models (like the PM2000 reviewed later), it runs on 110 volts, making it ideal for home woodworkers who don’t have power setups for larger appliances (some table saws here require 220 volts, which requires a different power source set-up similar to refrigerators or washer/dryer combos).

With the enclosed cabinet base and 4-inch dust port, dust management is easier and less of a hassle, and the Powermatic PM1000 also comes with a poly-vinyl drive belt made to reduce vibrations. Large table saws with powerful motors are good for cutting through harder woods, and this model is no exception.

In terms of safety, the Powermatic PM1000 comes with all three key features: a blade guard, riving knife, and anti-kickback pawls, and the model also includes a miter gauge.

I gave the Powermatic PM1000 cabinet table saw a 4.8 out of 5 rating, based on power for price, ability to use at home, and key safety features. You can buy the Powermatic PM1000 here.

Best table saw under $3000

Jet 708675PK XACTASAW Deluxe best table saw under $3000If you’re moving up into the under $3000 price range, the Jet 708675PK XACTASAW Deluxe cabinet table saw is our top option. Like most cabinet table saws, this cast-iron model is intended to be housed in one location, as it weighs in at 500 lbs. It comes with a 3-horsepower motor, a jump up from our Best Of option for under $2500.

However, unlike the Powermatic PM1000 and the Jet Proshop 708494K JPS-10TS models reviewed above, the Jet 708675PK XACTASAW runs on 220 volts, making it better for professional shops that are wired for higher voltages. If you want to use this in a home shop, you will likely have to do some rewiring, as normal house outlets put out 110 volts.

Dust collection occurs within the cabinet structure, keeping clean-up easy and painless. The poly-vinyl driving belt dampens vibrations and makes for a smoother cutting experience. This model comes with a 50-inch rip fence, one of the largest rip fence options included in these reviews, and a miter gauge.

Safety features included are a blade guard, riving knife, and anti-kickback pawls, making it a top choice for safety. I gave the Jet 708675PK XACTASAW Deluxe a 4.9 out of 5 rating, based on its power output (despite the 220-volt requirement, it’s worth the extra effort), safety features, and voltage requirement. You can buy the Jet 708675PK XACTASAW Deluxe here.

Best overall table saw under $3500

SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 best overall table saw under $3500While it is one of the most expensive top-rated cabinet table saws out there, the best table saw under $3500 gives the user his or her money’s worth. The SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 uses a 3-horsepower motor and has a 52-inch rip capacity, giving plenty of workspace for the user and power for any material, whether softwood or hardwood.

The enclosed cabinet around the motor makes this model quiet and simplifies dust control as compared to the smaller, less expensive open table saws. It also possesses a conductive blade system which automatically shuts the motor down when it senses skin on the blade. This model really does have state of the art safety features.

The PCS31230-TGP252 has a table capacity of 1,000 lbs., making it effective for even the heaviest of materials. It is user-friendly and good for those with minimal woodworking experience, though an expensive investment like this model would likely be favored by professionals or other serious woodworkers.

This cabinet table saw utilizes an extensive fence system, with an extension table and also rails. There is an option to purchase an integrated mobile base featuring two stationary casters and two pivoting casters, though this model is intended to be placed and used in the same location frequently.

I gave the SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 a 4.1 out of 5 rating, knocked down only by the high price and resulting limitation of who will purchase this saw. You can buy the SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 here.

Best overall table saw under $4000

Powermatic 1792010K PM2000 best overall table saw under $4000My top choice for the under $4000 range is the Powermatic 1792010K PM2000 cabinet table saw. This is a great option for fans of the Powermatic brand but who want more power and a bigger rip capacity than the Powermatic PM1000 or 17920001K PM2000 reviewed earlier.

The Powermatic 1792010K PM2000 model boasts a 5-horsepower motor along with a 50-inch rip capacity. It operates on 220 volts, making it most suitable for professional workshops or home shops correctly wired to power larger appliances. Although it weighs just under 700 lbs., this model comes with a built-in caster system to help mobilize the table if necessary (I would suggest, however, keeping such a heavy table saw in one place).

The cast iron build combined with the poly-vinyl driving belt makes the Powermatic 1792010K PM2000 an exceptionally quiet model, and the cabinet base encloses the dust collection system, simplifying dust cleanup. Some customers have, however, complained about the dust collection system as compared to other models.

The Powermatic 1792010K PM2000 possesses the three key safety features—riving knife, anti-kickback pawls, and blade guard—along with a push stick and a miter gauge to complement the fence system.

I gave the Powermatic 1792010K PM2000 cabinet table saw a 4.2 out of 5 rating, based on the combination of price, motor power, and rip capacity, compared to those within the category and with less expensive models. You can buy the Powermatic 1792010K PM2000 here.

Best table saw by price – Comparison Table

Model + type Rating Price Power Weight Rip Capacity
Delta 36-5100 Hybrid table saw
Delta 36-5100 Hybrid table saw comparison
4.1 $$ 15 amps 260 lbs. 30 inches
Shop Fox W1851 Hybrid table saw
Shop Fox W1851 Hybrid table saw comparison
4.3 $$ 2 hp 442 lbs. 30 inches
Jet Proshop 708494K JPS-10TS Hybrid table saw
Jet Proshop 708494K JPS-10TS Hybrid table saw comparison
4.4 $$ 1.75 hp 299 lbs. 30 inches
Grizzly G0690
Grizzly G0690 comparison
4.5 $$$ 3 hp 530 lbs. 29.5 inches
Grizzly G0691 Cabinet table saw
Grizzly G0691 Cabinet table saw comparison
4.4 $$$ 3 hp 557 lbs. 50 inches
Woodtek 159665 Hybrid table saw
Woodtek 159665 Hybrid table saw comparison
4.2 $$$ 2 hp 225 lbs. 30 inches
Laguna Tools Fusion Hybrid table saw
Laguna Tools Fusion Hybrid table saw comparison
4.1 $$$ 1.75 hp 266 lbs. 36 inches
Shop Fox W1819
Shop Fox W1819 comparison
4.3 $$$ 3 hp 536 lbs 29.5 inches
Baileigh TS-1044H Hybrid table saw
Baileigh TS-1044H Hybrid table saw comparison
4.1 $$$ 1.75 hp 260 lbs. 36 inches
Shop Fox W1820 Cabinet table saw
Shop Fox W1820 Cabinet table saw comparison
4.3 $$$ 3 hp 528 lbs. 50 inches
Powermatic PM1000 Cabinet table saw
Powermatic PM1000 Cabinet table saw comparison
4.8 $$$$ 1.75 hp 347 lbs. 30 inches
SawStop PCS175-PFA30 Cabinet table saw
SawStop PCS175-PFA30 Cabinet table saw comparison
4.7 $$$$ 1.75 hp. 317 lbs. 30 inches
Jet 708675PK XACTASAW Deluxe Cabinet table saw
Jet 708675PK XACTASAW Deluxe Cabinet table saw comparison
4.9 $$$$$ 3 hp 500 lbs. 50 inches
Delta 36-L352 Type 2 Cabinet table saw
Delta 36-L352 Type 2 Cabinet table saw comparison
4.8 $$$$$ 3 hp 656 lbs. 52 inches
SawStop PCS31230-TGP236 Cabinet table saw
SawStop PCS31230-TGP236 Cabinet table saw comparison
4.7 $$$$$ 3 hp 449 lbs. 36 inches
SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 cabinet table saw
SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 cabinet table saw comparison
4.4 $$$$$$ 3 hp 515 lbs 52 inches
Powermatic 1792001K PM2000 Cabinet table saw
Powermatic 1792001K PM2000 Cabinet table saw comparison
4.3 $$$$$$ 3 hp 694 lbs. 50 inches
Delta 36-L336 Cabinet table saw
Delta 36-L336 Cabinet table saw comparison
4.1 $$$$$$$ 3 hp 625 lbs. 36 inches
Powermatic 1792010K PM2000 Cabinet table saw
Powermatic 1792010K PM2000 Cabinet table saw comparison
4.2 $$$$$$$ 5 hp 675 lbs. 50 inches
SawStop ICS31230-36 Cabinet table saw
SawStop ICS31230-36 Cabinet table saw comparison
4.0 $$$$$$$ 3 hp 705 lbs. 36 inches

What is the best table saw to buy in each price range?

This section includes specifications of the best table saws overall separated by type (cabinet and hybrid, for this particular review), so you can compare the advantages and disadvantages of each model and narrow down your favorites. Using this information, you should be able to determine what the best table saw for your needs and your budget is.

The following review covers only cabinet and hybrid table saws, because for the higher price, you will get higher quality builds and larger rip capacities than with pricier contractor table saws. Portable table saws do not show up in searches for these higher price ranges, as they do not offer nearly as many benefits for serious woodworkers or professionals looking for a sturdy build and larger power output. If you need the smaller size of a jobsite or contractor saw, or need easier portability for your projects, you’re going to want to check out our table saw review that covers all three types of saw.

No matter what price range you’re working in, it is most important to determine what jobs you want to complete with your saw and how portable you need it to be. You might end up with a powerful, heavy-duty table saw, but if it’s too heavy to move and you need to work at multiple sites, it could turn into a regrettable purchase in the end.

Keep reading to see top-rated options for every budget, and let us help you figure out which table saw is the best for you to bring home.

How to choose the best cabinet table saw for you

If you’re someone who is looking to use your table saw in one location for larger, more intensive projects, you’re going to want either a hybrid or cabinet table saw. They offer the stability you seek, the heavy-duty build to help you work with larger and tougher materials, and the rip capacities needed for big projects.

The more detailed specifics are lined out in our previous review of best value cabinet, hybrid, portable, jobsite & contractor table saws. However, the biggest difference between a hybrid and cabinet table saw will be rip capacities (cabinet table saws tend to have larger rip capacities than hybrids) and motor size (cabinet table saws tend to have 3–5-horsepower motors, while hybrids come in around 1–2 horsepower).

When it comes to cabinet table saws, your budget will likely be the deciding factor for which model to choose. Getting into the higher budget ranges (over $1000, in the case of this review) you will find that many share similar features, including safety, dust collection, and build, but come in with different weights, footprint size, and rip capacities.

I’ve reviewed a hand full of table saws in each budget range, so you can compare my Best Of picks with other options on the market. This better equips you to make an informed decision and a purchase that you won’t likely regret.

We’ve got cabinet table saw options reviewed here with 1.75- or 3-horsepower motors, rip capacities from 29.5 inches to 52 inches, and from multiple manufacturers. Whatever you’re looking for, you can see a review of that type of table saw. Cabinet table saw models were chosen for each Best Of category in this review, save for the under $1500 category, in which the Jet Proshop 708494K JPS-10TS Hybrid table saw came out on top.

If you decide you would like a table saw with a smaller footprint, or that you don’t need as much power, ripping capacity or price tag as you thought, you can see my reviews for best table saws from budgets between $200–$1000 here.

Reviews of table saws under $2000

Grizzly G0690 Cabinet table saw

Grizzly G0690 reviewFor those looking for a powerful and sturdy table saw but don’t want to break the bank, look no further. The Grizzly G0690 offers a small rip capacity, at 29.5 inches, but much more power than the portable or contractor table saws with larger rip capacities.

This model offers 4-inch dust port in addition to the enclosed cabinet around the motor, providing easier dust control and a quieter working experience. It has a 3-horsepower motor, like the other large saws reviewed here, and therefore possesses the ability to cut through a wide range of materials.

A blade guard and riving knife come with this powerful saw, increasing safety, though no anti-kickback precautions are included. An extensive fence system helps create consistent and repeatable cuts.

The G0690 runs on 220 volts of power, so it is not ideal for standard home situations unless the location is equipped for larger appliances, similar to a refrigerator or an electric dryer. This model is made of cast iron, contributing to its high weight of 530 lbs. but also increasing its durability and sturdiness.

Based on the lower-cost option for a heavy-duty cabinet saw and the features included, I gave the Grizzly G0690 a 4.5 out of 5 rating. Buy the Grizzly G0690 here. Some of the other models by Grizzly that are still great value for money include the Grizzly G0691 (reviewed further down) & the Grizzly G0651.

Pros Cons
Affordable version of cabinet table saw Low rip capacity compared to weight
Sturdy cast iron build Runs on higher voltage
Great for professionals or serious woodworkers

Shop Fox W1819 Cabinet table saw

Shop Fox W1819 assessment Though similar to the Grizzly G0690, the Shop Fox W1819 is another good option for those looking for a lower cost cabinet table saw. It comes with a rip capacity of 29.5 inches, but an option exists to upgrade the rip capacity to 49 inches (that option is the Shop Fox W1820, reviewed below).

Unlike the Grizzly, the Shop Fox W1819 includes anti-kickback pawls in addition to the blade guard and riving knife. It is similar, however, in its cast iron build, extensive fence system, and 4-inch dust port to improve cleanup and project precision.

The Shop Fox W1819 operates on a 3-horsepower motor, like most larger saws included here, but also requires 220 volts, and therefore is not equipped for standard home outlets. Since the manufacturer is fairly new as well, this model is not yet as popular as the similar Grizzly model.

I gave the Shop Fox W1819 a rating of 4.3 out of 5, the same as it’s W1820 counterpart reviewed later, based on its price and value combined. Buy the Shop Fox W1819 here.

Pros Cons
All three key safety features included Newer manufacturer, not well-known yet
Sturdy cast iron build Runs on higher voltage than standard outlets
Great for professionals or serious woodworkers

Grizzly G0691 Cabinet table saw

Grizzly G0691 evaluation Another good option for those working with a budget under $2000 is the Grizzly G0691 cabinet table saw. This model allows owners to work with sturdier, large materials, thanks to its larger rip fence and cast-iron build.

This model, weighing in at 557 lbs., has a 3-horsepower motor, like the top-rated Grizzly in this budget, the G0690. However, the G0691 boasts a 50-inch rip fence, compared to the 29.5-inch rip fence with the less pricy model. For the small price difference, upgrading to this version is worth it for larger or professional jobs.

The Grizzly G0691 requires 220 volts, like the G0690, so it’s not ideal for home shop situations, unless you’re willing to rewire your electric system for this larger power requirement. The model includes two interchangeable riving knives and a blade guard, but no anti-kickback pawls. It also comes with a miter gauge to increase the accuracy of cuts, though customers have cited problems with the fence system and miter gauge.

Dust collection, like most cabinet table saw models, occurs within the cabinet structure, keeping clean-up mess- and hassle-free. I gave the Grizzly G0691 model a 4.4 out of 5 rating, just behind the G0690 model, based on its larger rip fence for small price increase (as compared to the G0690), miter gauge and rip fence reviews, and the safety features. Buy the Grizzly G0691 here.

Pros Cons
Large 50-inch rip capacity Customers have complained about inaccuracy when using miter gauge and/or rip fence
Two riving knife options come standard Runs on higher voltage than standard outlets
Larger rip capacity for small price increase compared to the G0960 model

Shop Fox W1820 Cabinet table saw

Shop Fox W1820 analysis The second Shop Fox model recommended for under $2000, the W1820 cabinet table saw boasts many similar features to its W1819 counterpart, but has a larger rip capacity for not too much of a price increase. For those not needing to rip larger materials, the W1819 is better suited.

The Shop Fox W1820 includes anti-kickback pawls in addition to the blade guard and riving knife. It has a sturdy cast iron build (giving it a weight of 528 lbs, almost 10 lbs. less than the W1819), extensive fence system, and 4-inch dust port within the cabinet structure to improve cleanup and project precision. A miter gauge is also included.

The Shop Fox W1820 operates on a 3-horsepower motor, like most saws included here, but also requires 220 volts, and therefore is not equipped for standard home outlets. Since the manufacturer is fairly new as well, this model is not yet as popular as the similar Grizzly models. Customers have also noted that the footprint of this table is very large, and can become a problem if you’re working with a small shop space.

I gave the Shop Fox W1820 a rating of 4.3 out of 5, the same as its W1819 counterpart, based on its price and value combined with the larger rip capacity. Buy the Shop Fox W1820 here.

Pros Cons
Large 50-inch rip capacity Newer manufacturer, not as well-known yet
All three key safety features included Runs on higher voltage than standard outlets
Great for those with larger workshop spaces

Under $2500

Powermatic PM1000 Cabinet table saw

Powermatic PM1000 reviewFor those willing to go a little higher in price, the Powermatic PM1000 cabinet table saw is the best option under $2500. A cabinet table saw with a smaller footprint, this model gives buyers the option of a 30-inch or a 50-inch rip capacity (both options still come in under $2500). Both are great rip capacities for larger projects, but having the option to upgrade to a larger size is good for those who want that smaller footprint but the ability to rip larger materials.

The Powermatic PM1000 weighs in at 347 lbs., which is fairly light for an entirely cast-iron build. It has a 1.75-horsepower motor, smaller than many of the other table saws reviewed here. However, compared to some of the larger Powermatic models (like the PM2000 reviewed later), it runs on 110 volts, making it ideal for home woodworkers who don’t have power setups for larger appliances (some table saws here require 220 volts, which requires a different power source set-up similar to refrigerators or washer/dryer combos).

With the enclosed cabinet base and 4-inch dust port, dust management is easier and less of a hassle, and the Powermatic PM1000 also comes with a poly-vinyl drive belt made to reduce vibrations. Large table saws with powerful motors are good for cutting through harder woods, and this model is no exception.

In terms of safety, the Powermatic PM1000 comes with all three key features: a blade guard, riving knife, and anti-kickback pawls, and the model also includes a miter gauge,

I gave the Powermatic PM1000 cabinet table saw a 4.8 out of 5 rating, based on power for price, ability to use at home, and key safety features, as well as customer popularity. Buy the Powermatic PM1000 here.

Pros Cons
Runs of 110V for easy home use Lower motor power than pricier model
Sturdy cast iron build
Great for those wanting powerful table saw without need to rewire electric system for 220V model

SawStop PCS175-PFA30 Cabinet table saw

SawStop PCS175-PFA30 assessment The most affordable of the SawStop options reviewed here, the SawStop PCS175-PFA30 cabinet saw gives users a strong enough motor and a 30-inch rip capacity, allowing work on larger projects but keeping your budget lower.

This model comes with a 1.75-horsepower motor housed in the enclosed cabinet system (as you may have noticed is par for the course with top cabinet table saws). The cabinet structure also contains a dust collection system that minimizes clean up hassle and time.

Like the other SawStop model, the PCS175-PFA30 includes the manufacturer’s exclusive conductive blade system which automatically shuts the motor down when it senses skin on the blade. It also has a blade guard and riving knife, giving it some of the best safety of the options listed in this review.

It operates on 110 volts of power, making it the SawStop model that is suitable for home shops not wired for 220V appliances. The larger SawStop versions with larger rip capacities and motors may be better for those looking to do professional jobs, but this model is more than enough for those working on recreational woodworking projects or not looking to upgrade their electric system.

I gave the SawStop PCS175-PFA30 a 4.7 out of 5 rating, based on its smaller rip capacity and motor (compared to other SawStop models), enhanced safety system, and 110-volt operation. Buy the SawStop PCS175-PFA30 here.

Pros Cons
Runs on standard 110V Least powerful SawStop model reviewed here
Conducive blade system for enhanced safety No anti-kickback pawls.
Good power for a smaller footprint

Under $3000

Jet 708675PK XACTASAW Deluxe Cabinet table saw

Jet 708675PK XACTASAW Deluxe evaluationIf you’re moving up into the under $3000 price range, the Jet 708675PK XACTASAW Deluxe cabinet table saw is my top option. Like most cabinet table saws, this cast-iron model is intended to be housed in one location, as it weighs in at 500 lbs. It comes with a 3-horsepower motor, a jump up from the Best Of option for under $2500.

However, unlike the Powermatic PM1000 and the Jet Proshop 708494K JPS-10TS models reviewed above, the Jet 708675PK XACTASAW runs on 220 volts, making it better for professional shops that are wired for higher voltages. If you want to use this in a home shop, you will likely have to do some rewiring, as normal house outlets put out 110 volts.

Dust collection occurs within the cabinet structure, keeping clean-up easy and painless. The poly-vinyl driving belt dampens vibrations and makes for a smoother cutting experience. This model comes with a 50-inch rip fence, one of the largest rip fence options included in these reviews, and a miter gauge.

Safety features included are a blade guard, riving knife, and anti-kickback pawls, making it a top choice for safety. I gave the Jet 708675PK XACTASAW Deluxe a 4.9 out of 5 rating, based on its power output, safety features, and voltage requirement, in comparison to the midrange price. Buy the Jet 708675PK XACTASAW Deluxe here.

Pros Cons
More horsepower than the less pricy Jet model Runs on 220V, not suitable for most home shops
Comes with all three key safety features
50-inch rip fence is one of the largest available

Delta 36-L352 Type 2 Cabinet table saw

Delta 36-L352 Type 2 analysisAnother solid option for the under $3000 budget is the Delta 36-L352 Type 2 cabinet table saw. This saw has one of the largest rip capacities reviewed here, at 52 inches, accompanied by a 3-horsepower motor. It is built from cast iron and weighs in at 656 lbs., and so (like most cabinet table saws) is meant to be housed in one location.

Like the Jet 708675PK XACTASAW reviewed above, the Delta 36-L352 Type 2 runs on 220 volts and so is better suited for workshops with electric systems wired for large appliances. Use in a home may require an upgrade of your electric system from the standard 110 volts.

The model comes with a miter gauge and push stick, along with a blade guard and riving knife to enhance safety. Some users have mentioned difficulty with assembly when aligning the two cast-iron extension wings, but otherwise had no issues.

Dust collection occurs within the cabinet stand, and customers have said it has about a 90 percent accuracy rate, keeping the workspace clear of debris and minimizing clean-up effort. The Delta came in behind the Jet model above based on its lack of anti-kickback pawls and the difficulties mentioned by customers in their reviews.

I gave the Delta 36-L352 Type 2 cabinet table saw a 4.8 out of 5 rating. Buy the Delta 36-L352 Type 2 here.

Pros Cons
Largest rip capacity available, at 52 inches. Runs on 220V, not suitable for most home shops
Push stick included with this model for safety No anti-kickback pawls
Powerful 3-hp motor

SawStop PCS31230-TGP236 Cabinet table saw

SawStop PCS31230-TGP236 reviewAnother strong contender for the under $3000 range is the SawStop PCS31230-TGP236 cabinet table saw. The mid-price option of the SawStop models in this review, this model comes with a rip capacity of 36 inches and a 3-horsepower motor. For a SawStop table saw with an even larger rip capacity, read on to our review for the SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 cabinet table saw.

The SawStop PCS31230-TGP236 weighs in at 449 lbs. and is built from cast iron. Like many of the options in the higher budget ranges, this model runs on 220 volts of power, and so is more suitable for professional workshops than home shops that likely possess only the standard 110 volts.

Along with the conducive blade system included with every SawStop model, which senses contact with skin and automatically stops the blade, the PCS31230-TGP236 has a riving knife, blade guard, and anti-kickback pawls, keeping SawStop at the top of the list for enhanced safety.

The dust collection port is contained within the cabinet structure, and customers have commented on the quiet operation of this model. If you’re looking for a SawStop model with a medium-sized rip capacity and a more powerful motor than the less expensive version, then the PCS31230-TGP236 is for you. It came in behind the two previous reviews for under $3000 because of its significantly smaller rip capacity for items in the same price range.

I gave the SawStop PCS31230-TGP236 cabinet table saw a 4.7 out of 5 rating. Buy the SawStop PCS31230-TGP236 here.

Pros Cons
Enhanced SawStop safety system included Smaller rip capacity for the price range
All three key safety features
Powerful 3-hp motor

Under $3500

SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 Cabinet table saw

SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 assessment While it is one of the most expensive top-rated cabinet table saws out there, the best table saw under $3500 gives the user his or her money’s worth. The SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 uses a 3-horsepower motor and has a 52-inch rip capacity, giving plenty of workspace for the user and power for any material, whether softwood or hardwood.

The enclosed cabinet around the motor makes this model quiet and simplifies dust control as compared to the smaller, less expensive open table saws. It also possesses a conductive blade system which automatically shuts the motor down when it senses skin on the blade.

The PCS31230-TGP252 has a table capacity of 1,000 lbs., making it effective for even the heaviest of materials. It is user-friendly and good for those with minimal woodworking experience, though an expensive investment like this model would likely be favored by professionals or other serious woodworkers.

This cabinet table saw utilizes an extensive fence system, with an extension table and rails in addition. There is an option to purchase an integrated mobile base featuring two stationary casters and two pivoting casters, though this model is intended to be placed and used in the same location frequently.

If you don’t need as large of a rip capacity and want to save some money, you can check out the other two SawStop options in this review: the PCS31230-TGP236 and the PCS175-PFA30. I gave the SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 a 4.4 out of 5 rating, knocked down by the high price and resulting limitation of who will purchase this saw. Buy the SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 here.

Pros Cons
Large rip capacity and load handling ability High price even for a cabinet table saw
Extensive fence system
Conductive blade system for enhanced safety

Powermatic 1792001K PM2000 Cabinet table saw

Powermatic 17920001K PM2000 evaluationMy runner-up choice for the under $3500 range is the Powermatic 17920001K PM2000 cabinet table saw. This is a great option for fans of the Powermatic brand but who want more power and a bigger rip capacity than the Powermatic PM1000 reviewed earlier.

Unlike the PM1000, the Powermatic 17920001K PM2000 operates on 220 volts of power, making it more suitable than the less expensive model for those with professional workshops or those with home workshops wired to output 220 volts. This model also has a much larger rip capacity, at 50 inches, and has a 3-horsepower motor.

With the larger motor comes a larger footprint: the PM2000 is made from cast iron and weighs in at 694 lbs., more than double the PM1000’s weight. That heavy weight, along with the poly-vinyl driving belt, does lessen the vibrations significantly, however, and makes it one of the sturdiest table saws included in this review.

The Powermatic 17920001K PM2000 possesses the three key safety features—riving knife, anti-kickback pawls, and blade guard—along with a push stick and a miter gauge to complement the fence system. It came in just behind the SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 cabinet table saw (reviewed above) based on the Powermatic’s smaller rip capacity, heavier weight, and its lack of the safety system unique to the SawStop models.

I gave the Powermatic 17920001K PM2000 cabinet table saw a 4.3 out of 5 rating. Buy the Powermatic 1792001K PM2000 here.

Pros Cons
Larger rip capacity than the PM1000 model Not ideal for home shops based on 220V requirement
Significantly reduced vibrations
Three key safety features included

Under $4000

Powermatic 1792010K PM2000 Cabinet table saw

Powermatic 1792010K PM2000 analysis My top choice for the under $4000 range is the Powermatic 1792010K PM2000 cabinet table saw. This is a great option for fans of the Powermatic brand but who want more power and a bigger rip capacity than the Powermatic PM1000 or 1792001K PM2000 reviewed earlier.

The Powermatic 1792010K PM2000 model boasts a 5-horsepower motor along with a 50-inch rip capacity. It operates on 220 volts, making it most suitable for professional workshops or home shops correctly wired to power larger appliances. Although it weighs just under 700 lbs., this model comes with a built-in caster system to help mobilize the table if necessary (we would suggest, however, keeping such a heavy table saw in one place).

The cast iron build combined with the poly-vinyl driving belt makes the Powermatic 1792010K PM2000 an exceptionally quiet model, and the cabinet base encloses the dust collection system, simplifying dust cleanup. Some customers have, however, complained about the dust collection system as compared to other models.

The Powermatic 1792010K PM2000 possesses the three key safety features—riving knife, anti-kickback pawls, and blade guard—along with a push stick and a miter gauge to complement the fence system.

I gave the Powermatic 1792010K PM2000 cabinet table saw a 4.2 out of 5 rating, based on the combination of price, motor power, and rip capacity, compared to those within the category and with less expensive models. Buy the Powermatic 1792010K PM2000 here.

Pros Cons
Most powerful option reviewed here, at 5 hp Extremely pricey
Larger rip capacity than other under $4000 options Dust collection system sometimes complained about by customers
Mobile despite large weight

Delta 36-L336 Cabinet table saw

Delta 36-L336 reviewWhen buying online, not many options are available in the higher price ranges (with reviews to accompany them), but the Delta 36-L336 cabinet table saw kept coming up and receiving praise from customers. It came in second for under $4000 based on the smaller rip capacity and motor power.

The Delta 36-L336, made of cast iron like many other options here, weighs in at a whopping 625 lbs. and operates on 220 volts, making it ideal for workshops with a lot of space that are wired for larger appliances. Despite the large size, and a 3-horsepower motor, the model has a rip capacity of only 36 inches. There are a number of less expensive options with much larger rip capacities and still sturdy bases.

The heavier weight does, however, lessen vibrations, making it easier to make clean cuts. Dust collection exists within the cabinet base, simplifying clean-up and worksite maintenance. In terms of safety, this model includes a blade guard and a riving knife (no mention of anti-kickback pawls), and customers have sometimes had an issue with using the fence system to get a clean, consistent cut.

Coming in second based only on the smaller rip capacity and motor power, I gave it a 4.1 out of 5 rating, due significantly to the high price and the fact that lower price options exist that have many of the same benefits and features as this more expensive model (including other Delta models, like the Delta 36-L352 Type 2 and Delta 36-5100 reviewed earlier). It is a solid option, with many good qualities, but lower price versions may make more sense for those who aren’t professional woodworkers or aren’t looking to make such a significant financial investment yet. Buy the Delta 36-L336 here.

Pros Cons
Very stable build Extremely pricey
Enclosed dust collection system Small rip capacity for a large model
Powerful 3-hp motor

SawStop ICS31230-36 Cabinet table saw

SawStop ICS31230-36 assessment Our priciest SawStop model to make the list is the SawStop ICS31230-36 cabinet table saw. This table saw operates on a 3-horsepower motor and gives users a 36-inch rip capacity, but for the large size and high price, I think less expensive options will do a similar job as this model.

It is the under $4000 option with the best safety system, however, as it comes with the conducive blade system unique to SawStop, which automatically shuts the motor down when it senses skin on the blade. Like other models from this manufacturer, the SawStop ICS31230-36 is well-known and liked for its accurate dust collection system, housed within the enclosed cabinet base.

The model, like other larger table saws, operates on 220 volts of power and is therefore most suitable for professional workshops or home shops wired for larger appliances. Unlike many of the other heavy models reviewed here, the SawStop ICS31230-36 does not come with built-in wheels, though I would not suggest attempting to move the just over 700 lbs. table saw once you have found a home for it.

The SawStop has proven itself, both in our reviews and elsewhere, to be a reliable and well-liked model, but for this version in particular, the cost can be prohibitive for many customers and it lacks useful features found in the other two options under $4000 (such as built-in wheels and higher horsepower/rip capacity measurements). Although there is nothing particularly wrong with this model, most woodworkers would be able to do what they need to with a less expensive version of the SawStop ICS31230-36.

I gave the SawStop ICS31230-36 cabinet table saw a 4 out of 5 rating, based on the high price, motor power, and rip capacity. Buy the SawStop ICS31230-36 here.

Pros Cons
High-end unique conducive blade safety feature Smaller motor and rip capacity for pricier model
Well-respected manufacturer, reliable purchase

How to choose the best hybrid table saw for you

While there are fewer options for hybrid table saws that come out on top in our research and reviews, there are a handful that are worth the look. Many hybrid table saws come in the lower budget range (for this review at least) due to their smaller average power (between 1 and 2 horsepower) and often smaller dimensions and rip capacities.

Hybrid table saws are good for hobbyists and professionals looking for the power and stability of a cabinet table saw, but a price that won’t cause serious sticker shock. They still provide good power and rip capacities, and can take on bigger projects than jobsite or contractor table saws (not included in this review, based on their prices). Read on to see what hybrid table saw options the reviews and research said come out on top.

Under $1500

Jet Proshop 708494K JPS-10TS Hybrid table saw

Jet Proshop 708494K JPS-10TS evaluation Our Best Of pick for under $1500 is a hybrid table saw, the Jet Proshop 708494K JPS-10TS. It gives you the power and features of a cabinet table saw, but at a less imposing and cumbersome size, weighing in at 288 lbs., and a price that more customers will likely be more willing to consider.

The Jet Proshop 708494K JPS-10TS includes two key safety features, a blade guard and riving knife, but no anti-kickback pawls. The standard rip capacity is 30 inches, with an option to upgrade to 50 inches.

Similar to the cabinet table saws reviewed here, the Jet Proshop model is made from cast iron, giving it the durability and stability desired for large, intensive woodworking projects. The motor is housed inside the cabinet structure and a 4-inch dust port is provided for easier cleanup and worksite maintenance.

The Jet Proshop 708494K JPS-10TS a great option for those who want professional features without the size, and price, that comes along with them. Based on included features, price, and other reviews, I gave this model a 4.4 out of 5 rating. Buy the Jet Proshop 708494K JPS-10TS here.

Pros Cons
Offers two of three key safety features Fairly expensive for a hybrid
Made from heavy duty cast iron
Option to upgrade rip capacity to 50 inches

Shop Fox W1851Hybrid table saw

Shop Fox W1851 analysisAnother solid option for under $1500 is the Shop Fox W1851 hybrid table saw. This 2-horsepower model is ideal for those who like the Shop Fox brand but who don’t need a 50-inch rip capacity or don’t have space for a larger, heavier model (like the W1819 or W1820 models reviewed here also).

The Shop Fox W1851 has a rip capacity of 30 inches, nothing to scoff at. It weighs in at 442 lbs., which compared to the other options reviewed here, is fairly light. Despite the lower weight, the poly-vinyl drive belt helps reduce vibrations while working.

Dust collection happens within the cabinet structure, like with most cabinet and hybrid models, and blade guard also has a dust port and channeled airflow for increased dust collection efficiency.

In terms of safety, the Shop Fox W1851 has a blade guard and a riving knife, but there is no mention of anti-kickback pawls. The cast-iron table saw comes with an aluminum rip fence as well as a cast-iron miter gauge.

The Shop Fox W1851 came in behind the Jet Proshop model reviewed above due to the Shop Fox’s much heavier weight and lack of upgrade option for the rip capacity. I gave the Shop Fox W1851 hybrid table saw a 4.3 out of 5 rating. Buy the Shop Fox W1851 here.

Pros Cons
Poly-vinyl driving belt to reduce vibrations Heavier than the other under $1500 options
Made from heavy duty cast iron
Good power at 2 hp for a hybrid model

Delta 36-5100 Hybrid table saw

Delta 36-5100 reviewFor a smaller version of a hybrid table saw in this price range, look no further than the Delta 36-5100 hybrid table saw. This model has the smallest motor, at 15 amps, of the under $1500 options, though it does match the 30-inch rip capacity both other models possess.

The Delta 36-5100 offers a partially open base, unlike the other two options, and utilizes steel tubing on the base, sacrificing some stability of the closed bases. The steel substitution does, however, lower the weight and make it more reasonable to move this option if necessary (though it will still take more effort than a jobsite or contractor saw, as this model weighs 260 lbs.). The model comes with one swivel wheel and two fixed wheels to help with that movement if you so choose.

This model comes with a blade guard, riving knife, and anti-kickback pawls, giving it top-notch safety. It also includes a miter gauge. The table top is cast-iron but the cabinet is made from steel, contributing to the lower weight. The table top is “mostly smooth,” according to some reviews, but a coat of wax will help remedy that.

The Delta 36-5100 came in behind the other two options in the under $1500 price range due to its much smaller weight and its open base (and subsequent lower stability). This model, however, is good for those who want the power of a hybrid table saw but also want the choice to move it when necessary (with a little elbow grease, of course). I gave the Delta 36-5100 hybrid table saw a 4.1 out of 5 rating. Buy the Delta 36-5100 here.

Pros Cons
Lowest weight options plus wheels, easier to move Heavier than the other under $1500 options
Made from heavy duty cast iron
Good power at 2 hp for a hybrid model

Under $2000

Woodtek 159665 Hybrid table saw

Woodtek 159665 evaluationIn terms of hybrid table saws under $2000, the Woodtek 159665 is a top choice. It provides a 30-inch rip capacity with a 2-horsepower motor, making it a solid option for lower weight table saws (weighing in at 225 lbs).

Dust collection occurs within the cabinet stand, making for an easy and mindless managing of your dust while working. It also comes with the option to upgrade to a 52-inch rip capacity, if you decide you need larger than the standard 30-inch for this model.

In terms of safety features, the Woodtek 159665 comes with a riving knife and blade guard, but no anti-kickback pawls. It also includes a miter gauge, though customers have reported issues when using the miter gauge. It has caster wheels that cannot be seen in the image, that allow easier movement of this model (though it will still take some effort – it weighs over 200 lbs. no matter how you look at it!).

The standard rip capacity can be operated on 110 volts, suitable for home use, while the 52-inch requires 220 volts and is therefore more suitable for professional workshops.

This model is a good option for those who want a decently powerful motor, and something sturdier than the Delta 36-5100 with wheels reviewed above, but who don’t need something as heavy duty as a cabinet table saw. I didn’t choose it for best under $2000 because the cabinet models in the range offer higher motor powers, more stability, and the same rip capacity (or larger) for the same price. I gave the Woodtek 159665 hybrid table saw a 4.2 out of 5 rating. Buy the Woodtek 159665 here.

Pros Cons
Better stability than less expensive hybrids Miter gauge has been reported by customers to be cheaply made
Optional upgrade to 52-inch rip capacity
Good power at 2 hp for a hybrid model

Laguna Tools Fusion Hybrid table saw

Laguna Tools Fusion analysisFor a little variety with manufacturers, we included the Laguna Tools Fusion hybrid table saw in our under $2000 reviews. As far as hybrids go, it is a standard mid-200s weight (266 lbs., to be exact) with a 36-inch rip capacity, slightly larger than some of the other hybrids featured here.

The Laguna Tools Fusion comes with a 1.75-horsepower motor, making it strong enough to handle large jobs and tough material, but small enough to work for those with less space to store the table saw.

It comes with a riving knife, blade guard, and push stick, along with a miter gauge to complement the fence system. The 4-inch dust port allows for easy dust management and worksite cleanliness.

It utilizes 110 volts, making it suitable for home workshops or professional shops not wired for the larger 220-volt models. The table top and extension wings are cast iron, giving the unit more stability (in addition to the closed cabinet base). Customers particularly praised the fence system for its stability and ability to remain locked in place throughout the entire usage of the table saw during a project.

Based on the fewer reviews I found on this product and the lesser know brand name (along with included features and customer reviews), I gave the Laguna Tools Fusion hybrid table saw a 4.1 out of 5 rating. Buy the Laguna Tools Fusion here.

Pros Cons
Operates at a standard 110V No anti-kickback pawls
Bigger rip capacity for a hybrid model
Customers like stability of fence system

Baileigh TS-1044H Hybrid table saw

Baileigh TS-1044H reviewAnother newer manufacturer for table saws, the Baileigh TS-1044H is a good option for those working on an under $2000 budget and who would prefer a hybrid table saw to a cabinet model. Customers expressed worries before purchasing because there are not too many reviews out there at this time, but the reviews that do exist all praise this hybrid table saw.

The Baileigh TS-1044H is at the top end of the under $2000 budget range, so it might not be the best option if you’re looking to save a little on a hybrid model, particularly since it has a common rip capacity of 36 inches and a 1.75-horsepower motor. It weighs in at 260 lbs., the middle of the under $2000 hybrid options mentioned here.

What is unique to the Baileigh TS-1044H is its digital readout that accompanies the fence system – this is the first model we’ve reviewed here with that feature, and it saves the user from having to second guess the precise length of your cuts. The model also comes with a riving knife, blade guard, and push stick, along with a miter gauge.

The enclosed cabinet base gives the model stability, but also includes built-in wheels to make transport somewhat easier (though it would be easiest to find a permanent home for this model, as it’s still over 200 lbs.!). It runs on 110 volts, appropriate for home workshops or professional shops that aren’t equipped for 220 volts.

I gave the Baileigh TS-1044H hybrid table a 4.1 out of 5 rating. Buy the Baleigh TS-1044H here.

Pros Cons
Operates at a standard 110V No anti-kickback pawls
Digital read out for the fence system Priciest option under $2000
Built-in wheels for transport

Most popular table saw

Powermatic PM1000 assessment The most popular table saw among all of these great options is the Powermatic PM1000, based on reviews and my own assessment. With the option of a 30-inch or a 50-inch rip capacity and a moderate weight (for a cabinet table saw, that is) of 347 lbs., the Powermatic PM1000 is a great option for serious woodworkers and professionals, but the lower price makes it a more likely purchase for numerous customers.

It has a 1.75-horsepower motor, smaller than many of the other table saws reviewed here. However, compared to some of the larger Powermatic models, it runs on 110 volts, making it ideal for home woodworkers who don’t have power setups for larger appliances (some table saws here require 220 volts, which requires a different power source set-up similar to refrigerators or washer/dryer combos).

With the enclosed cabinet base and 4-inch dust port, dust management is easier and less of a hassle, and the Powermatic PM1000 also comes with a poly-vinyl drive belt made to reduce vibrations. Large table saws with powerful motors are good for cutting through harder woods, and this model is no exception.

In terms of safety, the Powermatic PM1000 comes with all three key features: a blade guard, riving knife, and anti-kickback pawls, and the model also includes a miter gauge. Customers had other favorites, too, but it truly depends on your price range, needs, and space accommodations. For those who are looking for a more powerful version, we’ve also reviewed the Powermatic 17920001K PM2000.

Best table saw on the market in your price range

To finish up, I did my best to cover all relevant aspects of purchasing a table saw in a given price range, between under $1500 and $4000. My goal was to help you make the best decision for your table saw purchased, based on all the available facts and reviews, and I hope I succeeded. If you find yourself needing to review table saw basics and how to differentiate between the three main types (portable, cabinet, and hybrid), check out my other review on the best table saw for your money here.

Going forward, I hope you come back to use this article for table saw questions or suggestions when you’re working in a certain budget, or to other reviews to help you with your next big purchase. Whatever type you choose, and whichever model you choose, you can’t go wrong. Each item included in this review was chosen for a particular reason and is a great quality product from table saw manufacturing leaders. Just keep in mind your needs and budget, and you’ll reach the right conclusion for your purchase.

Even with all the information I’ve consolidated here for you, making a decision can still be difficult. There truly can be no single best table saw for every person or every job. The right table saw depends on numerous factors: the projects you’re completing, the materials you work with, your home or work shop size, and your budget range. So, to help you one more time before you go, I suggest taking another look at our reviews for best overall table saw (Jet 708675PK XACTASAW Deluxe Cabinet table saw) and the most popular table saw (the Powermatic PM1000) before you make your purchase.

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