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Tool Test: Portable 10-in. Tablesaws

These are the first five saws with safety features so well designed that you just might use them.

Tablesaws are usually thought of as large, shop-based tools, yet tool manufacturers have found a way to bring the functionality of the tablesaw to the job site via portable tablesaws. In this tool review, FHB editor at large Kevin Ireton takes a look at five portable 10-in. tablesaws. While he finds that four of the saws get the job done, Ireton says that the big news with portable tablesaws is the addition of a riving knife, a safety feature meant to reduce injuries related to kickback. Blade guards and antikickback pawls also make today's portable tablesaws safer to use.

Tool Test: Portable 10-in. Tablesaws
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