This is one of my most valuable tools. I can quickly cut long boards and plywood with a clean straight edge. I used to have a Craftsman table saw (not the new cheap crappy kind made of aluminum) but a 50 year old table saw with a milled steel table. That table saw was picked up at a tag sale for $25 and served me well for about 5 years. The thing that made me want to upgrade was the unreliable fence. I was always clamping fences onto the saw or braces to hold the fence in place and that REALLY slowed me down. I like this table saw because the fence is solid and stays where you clamp it. It has good power and is mounted on a good frame that lets you roll it right to where you need it and then into a storage location when not in use.
If you read up on them there are tons of uses for a table saw. I would consider this a must-have tool for a Pietenpol or teardrop builder that comes in handy all the time for all kinds of other home projects. Great for cutting rabbet joints and slots with a Dado blade, cutting angles, and cutting coves (like this neck support I use when working on guitars) that I cut with my table saw.
Ratings for Porter Cable 10″ Table Saw (1 to 10 – 10 is best)
- Usefulness: 10
- Price: 7
- Quality: 8