3812 Portable Tablesaw Review
Although it comes with a wobbly stand, this portable tablesaw from Porter-Cable has plenty of power
This portable tablesaw is powerful and has a good miter gauge. Its soft-start feature eases into the amp load, and the electronic brake is a great safety feature. On the downside, cranking the knob to adjust the blade swings the stand unacceptably from side to side. This wobbly stand makes ripping sheets of plywood awkward. Discounting the stand, this saw is solid overall, with decent accessories and lots of power. However, the blade guard doesn’t flip out of the way or ride up and down with the blade, and it feels flimsy. While the guard is easiest to remove (no screws, bolts, or nuts), it feels like a throwaway and probably will be used only once.