previous
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • 9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
  • 12 Remodeling Secrets
    12 Remodeling Secrets
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • Video: Install a Fence
    Video: Install a Fence
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • Video: Build a curved step
    Video: Build a curved step
  • Video Series: Install a Rock-Solid Tile Floor
    Video Series: Install a Rock-Solid Tile Floor
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Solid Deck-Framing Advice
    Solid Deck-Framing Advice
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Remodeling in Action
    Remodeling in Action
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Deck Design & Construction
    Deck Design & Construction
  • Gallery: Custom Flooring
    Gallery: Custom Flooring
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
next
Pin It

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

Become a Fine Homebuilding Member

to view this article and over a thousand more

Learn More