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BTS20 Portable Tablesaw

Ryobi - BTS20 Portable Tablesaw

This portable tablesaw from Ryobi can rip a 4x4 in half in a single pass, yet its size and weight allow for easy loading and unloading from a truck

$200.00 (As of 7/1/2005)

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Overview
Editor Choice-Best Value

Editor's Review: Testing the Best Portable Tablesaws

review date: July 1, 2005

The Ryobi BTS20 is our choice for best value among the portable tablesaws we tested. It was only one of two saws that could rip a 4x4 in half in a single pass. In addition to its power, the Ryobi BTS20 was the most portable. Its stand folds up easily, and its wheels are large enough to handle muddy yards. It rides up and down stairs with ease and is a breeze to load and unload from a truck because it is light and compact. Unlike most of the saws we tested, which use a lever with gravity-powered slide action for bevel adjustments, it uses wheels for both bevel and height adjustments. This method is slower, but dialing in precise angles is easier. On this model, however, these adjustments are inconvenient; they require the most revolutions and have small-diameter knobs. The side-support wing is tightened with knobs under the table, which is also inconvenient. Onboard storage is terrific.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating N/A
Table Flatness N/A
Blade to Miter Slot Parallel N/A
Arbor Runout N/A
Noise Rating 93 db.
Portability 4 out of 5
Adjustments 2.75 out of 5

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Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Ryobi
Manufacturer's Web Site www.ryobitools.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-525-2579
Weight 86-1/2 lb.
Dimensions 34 in. by 17-1/2 in.
Max Rip Capacity N/A
Dust Collection N/A
Fence Type N/A
Table Size 34 in. by 17-1/2 in.
Blade Size 10 in.
Blade Tilt N/A
Horsepower N/A
Amps N/A
Accessories N/A