Specs are provided by each manufacturer and are not verified by Tools of the Trade.
CraftsmanWeightTable DimensionsCutting Capacity Rip CapacityBlade RPM (no-load)Horsepower
22124400 pounds27" by 56"3-3/8" at 90&'
2-1/4" at 45'
30"/18"3,4501.75
Craftsman 22124
StoryID
501503
ToolNumber
1
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627584
Tester Comments
The Craftsman finished in the middle of the pack in power testing but had very low vibration. It came with tons of great extras, including a folding outfeed table, and fence and miter gauge storage; it has a great tool-free blade guard. It had poor dust collection.
Price
$1,000

Contact
Sears Holdings
800-349-4358
www.sears.com
DeltaWeightTable DimensionsCutting Capacity Rip CapacityBlade RPM (no-load)Horsepower
36-717 358 pounds27" by 54"3-1/8" at 90'
2-1/8" at 45'
30"/13-1/2"3,0001.75
Delta 36-717
StoryID
501503
ToolNumber
2
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627584
Tester Comments
The Delta provides average power but with good overall performance and very low vibration. It's the only model that came with side support legs, and it had the best instructions and superb dust collection. We had trouble with the blade guard.
Price
$949

Contact
Delta Machinery
800-223-7278
www.deltamachinery.com
DeWaltWeightTable DimensionsCutting Capacity Rip CapacityBlade RPM (no-load)Horsepower
DW746X254 pounds27" by 40-3/4"3-1/8" at 90'
2-1/8" at 45'
30"/16"3,0001.75
DeWalt DW746X
StoryID
501503
ToolNumber
3
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627584
Tester Comments
This saw packs great power in a portable package. It's a well-thought-out machine with easy blade guard adjustment. It exhibited moderate vibration during power testing, and its open bottom meant that more dust ended up on the floor.
Price
$999

Contact
DeWalt Industrial Tool Co.
800-433-9258
www.dewalt.com
GeneralWeightTable DimensionsCutting Capacity Rip CapacityBlade RPM (no-load)Horsepower
50-220CM1316 pounds 27" by 44"3-1/4" at 90'
2-5/16" at 45'
30"/12"3,4502.0
General 50-220CM1
StoryID
501503
ToolNumber
4
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627584
Tester Comments
The second-slowest in the group, and though it improved with a thin-kerf blade, we still tripped the thermal overload. Adjusting the blade guard was easy. It had poor dust collection.
Price
$989

Contact
General International
514-326-1161
www.general.ca
GrizzlyWeightTable DimensionsCutting Capacity Rip CapacityBlade RPM (no-load)Horsepower
G0478286 pounds27" by 39-1/2"3-1/4" at 90'
2-1/8" at 45'
30"/8"3,5002.0
Grizzly G0478
StoryID
501503
ToolNumber
5
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627584
Tester Comments
The overall favorite, this model combines the best power with the best price. Cabinet and castings are very solid and it has a great fence. Average dust collection. It comes with no accessories and its blade guard and its switch were not user friendly.
Contact
Grizzly Industrial
800-523-4777
www.grizzly.com
HitachiWeightTable DimensionsCutting Capacity Rip CapacityBlade RPM (no-load)Horsepower
C10LA300 pounds27-1/8" by 40-1/8"3-3/8" at 90'
2-1/4" at 45'
30"/18"3,4501.5
Hitachi C10LA
StoryID
501503
ToolNumber
6
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627584
Tester Comments
This model was the slowest in the group, but improved when we tried it with a thin-kerf blade. It was the easiest to set up, had the best dust collection, and has a few innovative features. Its blade guard and adjustment cranks were cumbersome.
Price
$949

Contact
Hitachi Power Tools
800-829-4752
www.hitachipowertools.com
JetWeightTable DimensionsCutting Capacity Rip CapacityBlade RPM (no-load)Horsepower
JWSS-10CSPF409 pounds 27" x 41-1/4"3-5/16" at 90'
2-1/8" at 45'
30"/10"4,0001.75
Jet JWSS-10CSPF
StoryID
501503
ToolNumber
7
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627584
Tester Comments
This saw finished a close second with a great combination of superb power and a solid build. It has the best blade guard and provides storage for the fence and miter gauge. Average dust collection. It is the most expensive.
Price
$1,200

Contact
WMH Tool Group
800-274-6848
www.wmhtoolgroup.com
Steel CityWeightTable DimensionsCutting Capacity Rip CapacityBlade RPM (no-load)Horsepower
35601325 pounds27" by 56"3-3/8" at 90'
2-1/4" at 45'
30"/13"3,4501.75
Steel City 35601
StoryID
501503
ToolNumber
8
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627584
Tester Comments
This saw provided average power with decent performance. It has a great tool-free blade guard. It was the loudest of the group and had noticeable vibration, and its dust collection was lacking.
Price
$899

Contact
Steel City Tool Works
877-724-8665
www.steelcitytoolworks.com