Table Saws might be the perfect option when working with wood. Lock-on precision, high accuracy is guaranteed when you use a high quality table saw. However, it must be kept in mind that when it comes to table saws, they might sound like an expensive choice. Yes, they really are except a few caring companies which have invented mini table saws, which would leave you astonished. All under $300, is extremely economical. Today we’ll tell you about some best saws, under $300.
1- DEWALT DW745 Compact Job-Site Table Saw with 20-Inch Max Rip Capacity – 120V (Best Overall)
- Motor Current: 15 Ampere
- Motor Power: 1850 Watts
- No load RPM: 3850
- Weight: 22 kg
- Fence system rip capacity: 610 mm
- Saw blade: 24 tooth SERIES
- Blade spanner: 2 spanners included
- Bevel capacity: 0-45 degrees
- Rip capacity: 20 inch
- Cordless/Corded: Corded
- Voltage: 120 Volts
- Size: ⅝ inches
- Color: Yellow
- Stand: No stand included
- Warranty Description: 3 year warranty
- Money back guarantee: 90 days
- Free service: 1 year
DEWALT, Table saw. Sounds like the best and perfect option, yeah it really is. Under $300, you may never get a table saw by such a reputed company. Thanks to DEWALT, that they made a cheaper saw which perfectly fits in all their quality standards. Highly powerful motor, highly sharp blades and a perfect locking mechanism. Talk about the safety features. DW745 has it all done for you. As we told you about mini saws, do note that all this highly powerful setup is only mini, and all portable enough. It’s so lightweight that even a 17 year old can easily carry it.
Lesser Rip Capacity is always disappointing. One would want to cut more than what the saw actually offers. Therefore, DEWALT came up with an ideal rip capacity size. Even though this saw is just “mini” and all that, but you get to have an ideal rip capacity of 20 inches. The extendable rails would allow you to place large pieces of wood onboard while the blades ensure that they are evenly cut off. Even the cut depth is more than you’d have thought of a mini saw. At 45 degrees, you can cut through 2¼ inches while at 90 degrees you may cut through 3⅛ inches easily.
All Safety Systems Active:
All safety systems for DEWALT DW745 are fully active. A convenient guarding system ensures for a variety of applications. This is because one can have tool free adjustment of several components. Therefore, when you won’t be touching more components, you can stay safe from the harmful effects of them. The active braking system also makes sure that not an inch more is cut than what required. Thus further safety. A modular guard system is always on to protect your hands and fingers. The machine can fit snugly around the house so no risk of the saw falling of the table and cutting what’s not to be cut.
- On board tool storage
- Extendable rails
- Dust collection port, ensures faster cleanup
- High quality, strong and powerful motor
- More bevel capacity
- Increased cutting depth at beveled angles
- Carbide tipped blade, enhances blade life
- Tool free adjustments
- Being stand-less causes difficulties in operating it
- No motor cooling systems
- Requires table extensions for cutting large pieces of wood
2- Multifunction Mini Table Saw Woodworking Grinder Cutting Saw (Best Small Scale Applications)
- Motor RPM: 7000
- Motor Power: 96 Watts (Lesser than ideal)
- Power Supply: 12-24V DC
- Weight: 3.9 kg
- Cutting thickness: 29mm/1.14 inches
- Saw Blade Bore diameter: 16mm-20mm
- Steel frame: 3mm
- Table Saw Size: 9.45 inch X 7.87 inch X 4.53 inch
- Alloy saw blade: 110 mm
Multifunction Mini Table saw is just so inexpensive but that also defines its applications. Most suitable for small DIY Projects, this machine is able to perform small scale jobs and regular house applications. It is a handy saw, which is used to craft and shape small objects. You might find the slide of the miter fence somewhat stiff but some oil would do the part. The multifunction saw is best suited for craftsmen who require precise and small cuts, but with accurate marks. Therefore the mini table saw is highly calibrated and comes with the required parts for accurate cutting, shaping and crafting. It is available in interactive silver and golden color. Made up of pure metal, the Multifunction Mini Table saw, won’t ditch you in times of need.
When I say noise free, I mean noise free and by that I literally mean 0 noise levels. A mini table saw, basically being used for DIY, small scale projects should actually produce no noise at all. Neither is it being powered by external electric outlet, nor it has some heavy power consuming motors which should produce noise. Therefore, the multifunction mini saw, is a small and simple, nice and neat table saw which guarantees accuracy and precision. The cutting desk of this amazing saw has many of your required tools such as a ruler and backer which ensures that you don’t have to look out for one every time you start working. The cutting desk also allows for on board tool storage so nothing to worry about.
Highly ideal power consumption:
Try working with this table saw instead of manual saws. It consumes as less power as a human hand. Therefore, you can select this machine for your small scale precise applications of wood crafting, without worrying for the electricity bills. With only a power consumption of 96 watts you get to have 7000 rpm (no load speed). But all comes to an end at the application part. Obviously you can’t cut large pieces of wood or logs with this saw. Please remember it is only meant for small scale DIY projects.
- Clearance hole makes it easier to clear unwanted debris
- Acrylic protective plate makes line of sight fully clear
- Double markup angled scale
- Laser print scale
- Enhanced cooling due to radiating holes
- Push Ruler with countertops
- Electrical wiring gets short
- Sparks often
3- TruePower 01-0819 Mini Electric Table Saw
- Size: 4 inches
- Voltage: 120 volts
- Power Source: AC
- Item weight: 5 pounds
- Dimensions: 7 x 8.5 x 7 inches
- Cordless/Corded: Corded
- Saw height: Approx. 5.1 inches
TruePower also sounds a better option as a mini saw. Again it’s more like a small saw for small scale projects. One which isn’t much heavy duty and not much heavier or large in size too! However, if one compares it with the Multifunction Mini Table Saw, then there is a lot of difference in both of them. TruePower is a better one than Multifunction application wise. Relatively it has more of motor power which implies that it is able to perform the regular sawing applications.
Being corded means that it can deliver high uninterrupted power. All safety features are designed in an intelligent manner, i.e. the on/off button is placed just at the trigger which a user can easily access at time of emergency.
No compromise on stability
TruePower has nothing to compromise on the stability of machine. Because more stable a machine is more safe would it be. If it falls down while running, that would create unintentional cuts and nobody wants that. Therefore stability is an important feature which shouldn’t be compromised on. There are perfect rubbers on the legs which create a lock on mechanism so the machine won’t fall down from vibrational movements and random shocks. Not only that but the dual handle on the saw would also give more stability on the user end while one is working.
Guard Return with Safety Button
Obviously, an electric saw must have safety features otherwise it is a piece of hazardous junk. Thus concluding that safety features are a must. TruePower introduced a whole safety switch just around the trigger button. This helps the user to stop the working operation anytime very easily. In case one’s hand or fingers comes in the way, they can stop the working operation immediately just by a push of button. Not just this safety button but there is a safety blade guard also. This guard protects the blade at all times so no one can get a random cut by uncovered blade. And the best part is that this blade automatically returns to its position after use
- Automatic guard return
- Less size means easy to fit in tight spaces
- Dual handle to provide steady control
- Safety button located just with the trigger
- Compact machine, more power
- Comes unassembled
- The working voltage is only for American users and not global
4– Ryobi Portable Table Saw with Rolling Stand and Onboard Storage
- Motor Ampere: 15 amps
- Warranty description: 3 years
- Size: 10 inch
- Power source: Corded electric
Ryobi portable saw has a lot of features which one should consider before buying it. An ideal table saw for regular home repair, regular carpentry works, and other small scale or large scale renovation projects. The rolling stand of this amazing saw can fold in/out literally without any effort to offer comfort and convenience to the user. A stand in a saw is something extremely necessary because stand-less saws are most hated by carpenters and saw users. Even table saws are only best suited with a stand. A lock on mechanism on the stand ensures less vibrational moc=vements and thus precision and accuracy. The crystal clear calibrations on the miter gauge let you know exactly what you are cutting thus precision guaranteed 100%.
Onboard Tool Storage
Tool storage is extremely rare in table saws these days and tools are the most important thing in sawing and wood work. Therefore Ryobi gives you onboard tool storage. Now place all of your required tools on the saw itself and it would happily take care of all of them. You need not to worry about any of your tools. Work with the saw and use the tools when required. As soon as you finish working with this portable saw place the tools at their designated places and you are free with it. And yeah, it just occurred to me that if the saw is portable and it has onboard tool storage, then it means that your tools are portable too, in a saw bag!
For more safety, the Ryobi saw has a blade guard. This blade guard would prevent random cuts by mistakenly left on blade. If you are not satisfied with the safety features or any other aspect of the machinery the company offers a 3 years warranty for their users. In this period of warranty, the users can claim in case they face a faulty machinery, or one with incomplete safety features as advertised. Push stick also makes the machine safer and more convenient than being safe. This push stick is their to fold the machine whenever required with a simple push. With Ryobi you also get to have extendable rails and thus more cutting space.
- Onboard storage space for tools and miter gauge
- Lightweight and easy to use
- Additional rear material support
- Rolling stand makes the machine compact and portable
- Creates more noise than others
- It is little bit expensive
5- Tacklife PTSG1A Table Saw
- Motor Ampere: 15 ampere
- Blade diameter: 10 inches
- No load speed: 4800 rpm
- Arbor size: ⅝ inches
- Dust port diameter: 1½ inches
- Item net weight: 57 pounds (lightweight)
- Power source: Corded electric
- Power: 1700 watts
- Material: Stainless Steel (blades only)
Tacklife brings you the best by them. Why this line about Tacklife only? Because honestly enough, we weren’t expecting such a product from this company but yeah it managed to make one such. By chance probably or whatever, a table saw can’t be any better than Tacklife PTSG1A. It has a fully calibrated, crystal clear scale, and a clear line of sight so you have nothing to lose. Thus a convenient and easy to measure system for a normal user. Tacklife didn’t wanted to produce something only for experts and therefore this machine is equally usable by normal users. Safety features, as always, mandatory ones are already added such as those like a blade guard prevent accidental injuries due to uncovered blades of table saws.
With the amazing feature of dust collector, you and your workspace would now remain neat and clean. Wood dust, and we do have a scientific name for that i.e. sawdust is extremely harmful for health. And when it comes to allergic people, they are badly hurt by sawdust and more often they have countless sneezes if the accidentally sniff some sawdust. Therefore, Tacklife made dust collector a mandatory part of their product which ensures a workspace free of any type of allergic dust. Stay safe, either it is the sharp machine blades or harmful sawdust.
Ordered and accurately designed machine
A table saw is good as long as it remains neat and clean itself. One really starts to hate a saw when its cord comes under feet and it is getting rustier, and emits heat. To prevent their machine in being ended up like that Tacklife integrated many features in this saw. They built a cord collection slot where one can roll up the cord so even when you are using it, excess cord can be rolled up and used when necessary. This also prevents wear and tear of the cord. Not just that but Tacklife also provides a carbon brush with their machine. Blades are already carbide tipped to serve dual purpose i.e. not to rust and be sharp.
- On board tool storage for user convenience
- Blade guard and push stick, safety guaranteed
- Being lightweight ensures portability
- More bevel capacity and cut depth
- Extremely noisy
- Skill saw not meant for professionals
- Plastic body construction
6- Benchtop Table Saw -USATM by Chicago Electric Power Tools Professional Series
- Miter gauge angle: 45 degrees
- Power source: AC Corded
- Horsepower: 2 HP
- Power: 1512 watts
- Motor Current: 13 ampere
- No load RPM: 5000
- Blade length: 10 inch
- Table top measurement: 26 inch
- Rear dust chute: 3 inch
Now with the benchtop table saw. It’s a saw with powerful motors and optimum power consumption. Benchtop makes it’s saws durable enough so the user only has to make a one time investment. And after that the machine lives for longer. Therefore, Benchtop table top is totally made up of strong and durable aluminum which would always give the same firm, strength and shine all the time. Not just that but the sharp carbide tipped blades would cut through actually anything you’d want to cut through. Let’s move on to what’s special in this machine.
Rear dust collector
Working atmospheres should always be neat and clean otherwise, they may create many problems for the engineers and workers. The sawdust and wood sharpenings are harmful for many users health. Dust is often in the form of pores which not only damages one’s lungs, when one breathes them. Secondly, the dust may also be harmful for allergics. The dust collector at the very rear of the saw helps to remove all dust. The dust itself gathers in the collector and this ensures a cleaner working environment.
Adjustable meter gauge
The miter gauge of a table saw is used to set the angles at which one wants to cut. Not just the miter gauge selects that angle but also it is used to hold the workpieces while working with them. The Benchtop adjustable saw, has an adjustable miter gauge which can be easily adjusted at the required angles. This helps the user in accuracy and precision. When the workpiece would be placed at the specific place where one wants to set it, then one can actually brake at the required cut mark.
- More number of saw tooth, sharper than ever
- Carbide tipped blades guarantee long life
- Miter gauge move left and right for accurate cuts
- High power, more current motor delivers performance
- Die cast aluminum table top, less rust, more strength
- Dust chute ensures cleaner working atmosphere
- Stand not included with package
- Rail does not locks on tightly
7- General International TS4001 Table Saw
- Power: 1500 Watt
- Voltage: 120 Volts (60 Hz Frequency)
- No load RPM: 5700 rpm
- Motor ampere: 13 ampere
- Max cut height at 90 degrees: 2 ⅞ inches
- Max cut height at 45 degrees: 2 ⅝ inches
- Weight: 43 pounds
- Corded/Cordless: Corded electric
- Warranty: 2 year limited
- Angled capacity: 45 degrees – 90 degrees max
General international table saw would give you best feels. To cut any large piece of saw you may trust on this table saw and when it’s available in just under $300, you need to consider it at least once before thinking to replace your saw. This amazing table saw has a stand with it which would reduce random shocks and vibrations caused by continuously vibrating saw. The stand also has a lock system which means that it would perfectly stay at its place therefore guaranteeing accuracy and precision on the user end. The table stand also has an adjustable height feature which allows the user to work as desired.
User manual included
Most machines particularly table saws are shipped in the form of large parts and they can be easily assembled. However, most new users of a table saw can’t assemble such a saw easily as like regular table saw users and carpenters etc. However, the General International Saw comes with a user manual. This user manual explains step by step assembling of a saw. This helps a new, layman user to assemble a machine perfectly which would otherwise cause money. Not just the assembly part, but all safety instructions and other instructions to guarantee the long life of machinery are given in that manual.
Highly calibrated scales
Calibration might be the most important thing in a table saw. If it isn’t properly calibrated, you will have to lose a lot of accuracy and precision. The miter gauge along with the table top has fully calibrated scales. Therefore one can cut whatever they want with full accurate measurements. The braking system of this saw is so accurate that it would stop on your mark. The blade guard would mean full safety and no cuts due to uncovered blades. Moreover, the cord slot rolls up all the cord so the cord won’t lie down in your feet and doesn’t wear and tears.
- Safety switch with removable security key
- Lock on mechanism with the stand
- Push stick ensures storage in housing
- High torque motor, cuts hardwood and pressure treated lumber
- On board tool storage for user convenience
- More spanning of blade, easy cutting
- Voltage working range is only for American users
8- SKILSAW SPT70WT-RT 10 in. Benchtop Worm-Drive Table Saw
- Horsepower: 5 hp
- Rip Capacity: 25 inches
- Weight: 49 lbs. (Relatively lightweight)
- Motor Current: 15 Ampere
- Depth of cut: 3½ inches
- Watt Power: 1800 Watts
- Power source: Corded electric
- Cord length: 72 inches
- Volts: 120 volt working range
- Size: ⅝ inches
- Material: Pure durable Aluminum
- No load RPM: 5300
Yeah, so an important aspect about table saws is power and blade sharpness. Brass gears of a table saw motor are committed to deliver more power and full speed always. SKILSAW has some of these similar brass gears which are powered by dual field motor. All of this working setup is portable and therefore you can take this saw with you, anywhere and everywhere. If you are a professional carpenter, then table saw might just be your right hand instrument. This is actually one of the best field saw ever, performance wise. Special features would help you explain the uniqueness of this saw.
More speed, extreme power
If you are looking for a machine with solid construction and committed to deliver power then no more worries because SKILSAW might be the perfect solution to this. It runs at 5 horsepower and doesn’t cares whosoever comes in the way, but simply cuts everything, obviously except your hands and fingers. The SKILSAW perfectly fits on all the safety standards and the company has ensured the regular safety features in this machine. SKILSAW also promises for high performance because of a dual field, durable motor which has less reverse current. A long seventy inches cord eliminates the problem of staying near to an electrical output at all the times.
On-Board Tool storage
SKILSAW can easily handle as many tools as you bring with you. Because they know that the sole treasure of a carpenter are his tools, therefore they made up an on board tool storage. For accurate and precise cuts, this storage space is mandatory so you don’t have to pause between your work to access your tools. Continuous cuts, without any breaks, so you can finish more in less time. SKILSAW comes with a built in cooling system so the motor stays cool while hardcore carpentry.
- Powerful engine of SKILSAW, dual field motor power
- Pre built, integrated motor cooling system
- Self aligning rip fence
- More on-board tool storage space
- Lightweight and thus portable
- More rip capacity and depth of cut than rival saws
- Powerful gears made up of high quality brass
- Much less noisier
- Elevation wheel causes problems in wheel rotation
- Adjustments required to make the blade straight
- Some usual zero errors in calibration (user manual explains required adjustments)
9- Hercules Mini Benchtop Cut-Off Miter Saw
- Cut depth: ½ inches
- Miter cut angles: 45 degrees
- No load RPM: 7800
- Arbor: ⅜ inch
- Blade diameter: 2 inches
- Blade thickness: 0.020 inches
Hercules is a famous fairy tale character known for its strength and power, so is the Hercules Mini Benchtop Miter saw. As the word benchtop implies it is actually a table saw, precisely a mini saw which can be placed on a table and one can easily work with it. This mini saw, available in interactive yellow color might not seem a heavy duty saw at first look, and in fact it really is not. But under $300, we can say that you won’t make a bad choice if you buy this saw. It cuts all the light materials such as brass and soft wood and other similar materials. It is a machine perfect for regular household works of carpentry etc.
Miter cutting, in easiest possible words, simply means to cut on specific angles. This type of cutting, which may not be required in large scale carpentry works but it is very valued in small scale art and craft where even one degree of angle matters a lot. Therefore, our best suggest of Hercules Mini saw would be to small scale art and craftsmen. You just need to purchase this machine and it will take care of softer materials. The 2 inches blade diameter is again a perfect match for crafting applications
More Speed and RPM
It is often observed that small, mini table saws have a lot of RPM power. The reason behind this is the use of small motors in there. While this may give a feeling to one that using small motors means less speed, but actually there is a physical phenomena of reverse current which decreases the efficiency of motors. This phenomenon is found more in large motors than smaller ones therefore a small motor is able to provide more speed and no load RPM. With greater speed, comes more smooth cuts because the blade is extremely sharp which would leave no marks of cutting, thus smooth cutting guaranteed. You won’t be sanding after you have cut and craftsmen know the hard work of sanding so they might be happy to hear about this feature of the Hercules mini saw
- Increased cut depth as compared to mini saws
- More blade diameter, with less thickness, smother cuts
- No sanding required after cutting
- Cord slot to fold up excess cord
- Tightening clamps included, accuracy with precision
- Bad assembly design
10- NovelLife Multifunctional Mini Table Saw Woodworking Bench Saw with B10 Drill
- Motor RPM: 5000
- Power supply: 180 W (customized)
- Circular saw blade: 4 inch
- Steel platform thickness: 6mm
- Weight: 4.2 kg
- Bore Capacity: 20mm
- Max Cutting thickness: 27mm
- Power consumption: 80 W
- Working Voltage: 24 V DC
- Dimensions: 9.65X7.48X4.1 inch
A crisp of small and mini motors is when you are reading about all these expert table saws. Hercules Mini saw was obviously one heck of it. Now we return to the some genuine professional saws and on the ninth number we have this table saw, this really professional table saw by NovelLife, which is solely meant for professional DIY Projects. Such machines lie somewhere in between for high level applications and low level applications. With the NovelLife saw, you get to have a complete collection of tools required for basic DIY carpentry such as a drill, polisher and most obviously, a wood cutter. If you really like to take intrest in DIY projects then this saw might be the one made for you. It has high torques motor, the cuts of whom requires less smoothening. However, since DIY projects are all about smoothening therefore, such a cut is the one badly required by craftsmen.
Solid steel frame
Many machines have good frames but all made up of cheap quality alloys, or plastic. Steel frame by NovelLie, might seem like a new innovation, but the fact is that, nothing is more stronger than steel and so is the frame of this machine. Long lasting durable steel is something you would love to see. It is a sturdier frame, which keeps the machine and its components in place even after high vibrations etc. This durable frame serves as a platform which is totally flat so there are no ups and downs while you cut.
Intelligent Motor System
By an intelligent motor system, we do not intend to mean that the motor starts running itself when it sees a piece of wood. No, obviously, it is nothing like that. In fact when you are working with the saw, then at one time or the other, you may overload the motor unintentionally. To protect a motor from being overloaded, and thus its efficiency being reduced, or it may even burnout, NovelLife introduced a module in their motor. This module senses overloading, and regulates the motor speed accordingly. Therefore, if you often burn your machinery, even in DIY projects, then this is a perfect choice for you
- Shock absorbing features, pre-integrated in the saw
- Anti-slip feature to keep the working parts in place
- Circular saw blade comes within
- Calibrated miter gauge
- Acrylic protecting fence on cutting desk top
- Built-in speed controller module
- Damping pads to overcome base vibrations
- Not much table capacity
- More delivery time
Buyer Guide for Best Table Saw Under $300
Table saws are worthy to buy if they are economical enough. And $300 for a table saw is literally nothing when you are getting some really good saws such as that of DEWALT. This whole thing was to guide you about best table saws, price wise. However, price might not be the only factor affecting your purchase. Before you move on with actually purchasing a table saw, we would like to suggest you some logical tips.
Every company has a name and a specific reputation in their respective field. A good company reputation means that the products they are selling are good enough too and even if by chance you get a faulty product, good companies always offer you a fully refunded replacement. Therefore, before purchasing a colourful table saw which might have a lot of eye catching features, you should check the company history at least once. In the field of electronics and table saws etc. we can suggest you the perfect company name. Try and always go with DEWALT. Their products are long lasting and really worth it. If you can’t find a machine by DEWALT, then look for Hitachi products. Both these companies have always high rated products.
A cheaper machine, under $300, should not be such a machine which consumes a lot of power, because that would actually nullify the purpose of buying a cheaper machine (which was to save money). A cheap machine, should similarly be power efficient so you can always save your money. This feature is found in almost all of our above mentioned best table saws. A power consumption around 1500W would be ideal.
Many people bought some dramatically impressive saws without even properly noticing them and when they actually started with them, they realized that none of them is properly calibrated and thus, they had all their money wasted. Therefore, we would suggest that observe a machine carefully before actually handing over your precious money. The saw, the miter gauge and the top table should have proper calibrations. Only then can you accurately work,and have neat and nice cuts.
Conclusion: Choosing the Best Table Saw
The above mentioned top nine products are the best choice of machinery you can get under $300. We totally realize the fact that heavy duty machines were far lesser than those meant for small scale DIY Projects but the problem is that the simple manufacturing cost of an ideal, heavy duty table saw is far more than $300, set aside the profit. Still there were some good and cheap machines such as SKILSAW, and DEWALT etc. One thing to remember in general about saws is that, one should use them with extreme care and prevent them from water. Also that, one should not work with a saw for continuously longer times, without giving a break to the saw. This might overheat the motors and boom, you are gone with it. A smoke would be indicating, that you have succeeded in burning out the motor system of the machine. If your work requirement is as such then buy a machine which has in-built motor cooling systems. This would allow you to work continuously with more efficiency.
We hope we have successfully guided you with the best saws under $300. Before buying make a checklist of your required features in a machine and cross check it with the list of features mentioned here. You may not find a 10/10 product but maximum features matching is the one you should actually buy.
Good luck, until you buy your new table saw!