Tablesaw manufacturers have found ways to design their tools for maximum portability, and in this article, associate editor Patrick McCombe puts two of them to the test: the Bosch GTS1031 and the DeWalt 7490X. He identifies the five features that matter most in an ultra-portable tablesaw—power, riving knives, fence design, rip capacity, and portability—and describes how these two tools stack up. In the end, he leans toward the DeWalt because of its rip fence, but acknowledges that if portability were his primary concern, he’d choose the Bosch. A sidebar includes online comments provided by visitors to FineHomebuilding.com and the Fine Homebuilding page on Facebook.
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