TS2400-1 Portable Tablesaw Review
This portable tablesaw from Ridgid has an excellent miter gauge and a great fence adjustment
Since we reviewed this Rigid tablesaw in 2007, a lot has changed in the industry. Riving knives are becoming more common, if not standard. Saw Stop finally got some competition in the portable tablesaw category. There are cordless tablesaws now. And Rigid is on to the R4513, as their main portable tablesaw. The TS2400 continues to be available in the used tool market, so you may find this review helpful if you are considering a second-hand saw. No matter which tool you choose, please, work safe.
TS2400-1 Portable Tablesaw Review:
This is a solid, all-around portable tablesaw. It has very good blade adjustment, an excellent miter gauge, and the best fence adjustment of any saw we tested. Its onboard storage also is top-notch. The stand is sturdy and folds and unfolds in two motions. Friction from its rubber feet make it a little difficult to slide in and out of a truck bed. The blade guard is easy to remove and install by turning a knob at the back of the saw. But the guard doesn’t ride up and down with the blade, so it may be less effective at reducing kickback. Also, the table extends over the on/off switch, putting it out of view and hard to get to in a hurry. Because the sliding side-support lever lifts up, it’s convenient, but unless you remember to slide the fence onto the extension table first, you’ll smack the lever with the fence. The measuring scale is an unrolling tape measure that seems likely to break. This was by far the heaviest saw we tested.