Specs are provided by each manufacturer and are not verified by Tools of the Trade.
DeltaMax. Blade SizeCut Capacity (10-in. blade)Table DimensionsBlade TiltSpeedWeight
36-L31X-BC5010 inches3-1/8 inches at 90º
2-1/8 inches at 45º
27 x 40 in.45º left, 0º right4,000 rpm642 pounds
Delta 36-L31X-BC50
StoryID
501445
ToolNumber
1
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627247
Tester Comments
The Unisaw is regarded as the industry standard, and I was pleased with it; it's a well-designed and -built tool. There was plenty of power and a nice fence and miter gauge. I wish the plates on the fence were easier to adjust, but once set the fence was solid. The power switch was one of the best in the test with an easy-to-use off button. I would like to see better guards and dust collection.
Price
$1,899

Contact
Delta
800-223-7278
www.deltawoodworking.com
GrizzlyMax. Blade SizeCut Capacity (10-in. blade)Table DimensionsBlade TiltSpeedWeight
G1023SL10 inches3 inches at 90º
2-1/8 inches at 45º
27 x 40-1/8 in.45º left, 0º right13,450 rpm410 pounds
Grizzly G1023SL
StoryID
501445
ToolNumber
2
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627247
Tester Comments
This is a hardworking and accurate saw with a great fit and finish. This unit ran very smoothly, though I'd like to see it ship with a nicer fence and a blade wrench. If something breaks, Grizzly seems to be an accessible company with good parts inventory. For shops with a limited equipment budget, I'd look hard at this saw.
Price
$995

Contact
Grizzly Industrial
800-523-4777
www.grizzly.com
JetMax. Blade SizeCut Capacity (10-in. blade)Table DimensionsBlade TiltSpeedWeight
JTAS-10XL50-110 inches3-1/16 inches at 90º
2-1/8 inches at 45º
27 x 40 in.45º left, 0º right3,450 rpm468 pounds
Jet JTAS-10XL50-1
StoryID
501445
ToolNumber
3
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627247
Tester Comments
This is a solid, well-built machine. The large table and top-shelf fence worked well together. Jet uses three belts between the motor and the saw arbor, and power transfer was fine; the machine ran smoothly. I liked the finish. The saw is certainly up to working full time in any professional shop.
Price
$1,599

Contact
WMH Tool Group
800-274-6848
www.wmhtoolgroup.com
LagunaMax. Blade SizeCut Capacity (10-in. blade)Table DimensionsBlade TiltSpeedWeight
TS12 inches2-3/4 inches at 90º
2-1/2 inches at 45º
31-1/2 x 38 in.0º left, 45º right3,450 rpm970 pounds
Laguna TS
StoryID
501445
ToolNumber
4
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627247
Tester Comments
Design innovations on European saws show up on this machine. The working riving knife and blade guard (with dust port!) should be standard features on any model. These refinements coupled with a massive undercarriage and integrated dust collection set this saw apart. I also liked the blade change. The possibility of adding a scoring blade or sliding table designed to work with the machine is a nice bonus.
Price
$2,495

Contact
Laguna Tools
800-234-1976
www.lagunatools.com
PowermaticMax. Blade SizeCut Capacity (10-in. blade)Table DimensionsBlade TiltSpeedWeight
6610 inches3-1/8 inches at 90º
2-1/8 inches at 45º
28 x 37-1/2 in.45º left, 0º right3,450 rpm623 pounds
Powermatic 66
StoryID
501445
ToolNumber
5
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627247
Tester Comments
A very well-built machine with a nearly flawless finish. The trunnion is well-designed and massive. This saw boasts the best fence of the lot and a nice miter gauge. The model 66 is a proven standard, too. With the addition of working safety guards and improved dust collection, it's hard to beat the Powermatic.
Price
$2,349

Contact
WMH Tool Group
800-274-6848
www.wmhtoolgroup.com
SawStopMax. Blade SizeCut Capacity (10-in. blade)Table DimensionsBlade TiltSpeedWeight
3123010 inches3-1/8 inches at 90º
2-1/4 inches at 45º
44 x 30 in.45º left, 0º right3,450 rpm800 pounds
SawStop 31230
StoryID
501445
ToolNumber
6
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627247
Tester Comments
This saw is terrific. For starters, it's got realistic safety guards and dust collection along with easy-to-use adjustments. The fence worked well and the construction is substantial and solid. The safety system starts with an overall thoughtful design and the blade brake system is just a further?but incredible?refinement. This is a really well-put-together machine.
Price
$2,799

Contact
SawStop
503-638-6201
www.sawstop.com