Let’s talk about the best Black Friday 2022 deals on table saws.
There are quite a few tables saws on sale for Black Friday this year, whether you’re looking for basic table saw to start out with, or your dream cabinet table saw for a woodworking workshop upgrade.
There could be other deals – so check back on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Black Friday 2022 Deal Guides
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Acme Tools Black Friday 2022 Deals
Amazon Black Friday 2022 Tool Deals
Home Depot Black Friday 2022 Tool Deals
Lowe’s Black Friday 2022 Tool Deals
Dewalt Tool Deals for Black Friday 2022
Milwaukee Tool Deals for Black Friday 2022
Makita Tool Deals for Black Friday 2022
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Note: Prices are accurate as of the time of this posting and are subject to change.
Craftsman Table Saw – the Budget Model
With portable table saws, you get what you pay for.
This Craftsman table saw comes with a folding stand and is priced at just under $199. Read the user reviews so you know what to expect, or find a way to budget more for a portable/jobsite saw from a pro or higher-tier brand.
Ryobi Table Saw with Folding Stand – $189 at Home Depot
Ryobi Table Saw – $149 at Home Depot
Dewalt Jobsite Table Saw – the Best Compact Saw Deal
The Dewalt DWE7485 compact jobsite table saw is a great size for a portable table saw. It’s easy to move around, well-made, and delivers great performance for its size.
This tends to be a season-long deal, and there are occasionally great bundle deals if you also want the matching folding stand.
If you need a stand, there’s a bundle deal where you can get the matching folding stand for $329. Or, you can always pick up the folding stand separately, for ~$67 at Amazon.
Dewalt Compact Table Saw with Folding Stand – $329 at Amazon
Ridgid Portable Jobsite Table Saw
This Ridgid R4518NS table saw comes at a lower price than Dewalt’s, and also has a larger blade size (10″ vs 8-1/4″). If those two factors are important to you, this might be a better deal. If not, it might be better to spend an extra $20 for the Dewalt.
Ridgid Table Saw with Rolling Stand
If you need to transport your table saw, whether from jobsite to jobsite, or out of the garage and into the driveway, a rolling stand will make things a lot easier.
The Ridgid R4514 is a always a good value. Compared to smaller portable jobsite table saws, it has a larger table and blade size (10″ vs. 8-1.4″).
Bosch Jobite Saw with Rolling Stand
Bosch’s beefy 10″ portable table saw comes with a gravity-rise rolling stand.
This is an “early Black Friday” deal at Acme for $599 plus shipping, but I also spotted it for less at Amazon, including free shipping.
Metabo HPT 10″ Table Saw with Rolling Stand
The Metabo HPT C10RJS is another portable table saw with 10″ blade and rolling stand. This is generally a good “high bang for the buck” model.
Skil 10″ Worm Drive Table Saw with Roller Stand
The powerful Skilsaw SPT99-11 isn’t on sale yet, but typically does go on sale around Black Friday. Check back if this one’s at the top of your shopping list.
Dewalt Rolling Table Saw Stand
This Dewalt mobile table saw stand helps to make jobsite saws more mobile. It’s at a good price right now ($164 but subject to change).
We’ll be keeping an eye out for new saw + roller stand bundles.
Dewalt Jobsite Table Saw with Rolling Stand – at Amazon
Powermatic Table Saws – Save 10%
All Powermatic equipment – including table saws – are 10% off right now for Black Friday 2022. The sale ends 11/28/22.
It looks like Powermatic’s entire line of table saws are included in this promotion.
Jet Table Saws – 10% off
JET also has a Black Friday deal for 10% off woodworking machine tools and accessories, ending 11/28/22.
It looks like every JET workshop table saw is included in this promo.
I believe that the Jet/Powermatic are also going on at Woodcraft and Rockler – and I’m guessing other dealers as well. The 10% off seems to apply to at least some Rikon and Baleigh machinery as well at dealers that carry those brands.
Rockler’s 20% off (on 1 item – using code V20790) does not apply
A recent email from Grizzly – touted a sale on some of their higher-end table saws:
Usually at this time of the year, I’d also be hearing from Felder – but they seem to have been silent for a while – although their website does say that some of the Hammer saws are on sale:
If I were in the market to replace my old Unisaw – a Hammer K3 would be on my short list – although a Sawstop would also be “in the hunt”
The Skil SPT-99 is a fantastic package- the big wheels are totally worth it for wheeling around job sites, up and down stairs, in and out of boats, vehicles, etc. The stand folds and unfolds so nicely, it takes no effort. Makes a heavy saw feel like nothing to wheel around and store. I decided to go for it over the Dewalt for the stand, and I’m happy I did- Someone who intends to keep it primarily in their shop might prefer the rigidity of the 4 leg Dewalt. I can’t see buying a job site saw in 2022 without the rack and pinion fence.
I have to wonder how many of these saws are made in the same factory. When you cross-shop and start looking at details, you start to notice a lot of identical parts across different brands.
Finally a portable table saw for getting in and out of the boat!!!!!
You laugh, but my business at the moment is building lakeside cabins. Our current and future projects are all water(or ice) access- No roads.
Those big wheels really bridge that gap between the dock and the boat nicely! 😉
I’ve used the Metabo-why that brand is not bigger is beyond me. I have used the dewalt job site saw, own a rigid job site saw, have used the Bosch, and the metabo has been the best I’ve ever used. Smooth motor, great fence design.
I like the Metabo tools, too. Their best tools are either class-leading (nailers, triple hammer impact driver) or right up there. Glad to hear you like the saw. I love my pneumatic pin nailer from them. So good!
It’s the horrible branding. Obviously it’s not the only reason, but there’s no way it helps.
I used to see their tools around a lot more back in the corded Hitachi days. Their miter saws, etc were really common.
Why the hell did they go with Metabo HPT? Especially when actual Metabo (which is obviously very rare) is still a known brand in certain industries? It just comes across as sneaky and dishonest, even when they have nothing to hide. At minimum it’s confusing. I guess they thought HiKoki was too ‘weird’ or ‘Asian’ for North America, but it’s literally a portmanteau of Hitachi Koki- the old name which nobody had a problem with. (And if you did, you probably weren’t going to stray from your ‘Murican’ brands anyways…) How do you even build a brand image to market behind, when your brand is just made up nonsense?
Anyways I agree, they’re the brand that does everything right. They offer an AC adapter for their 36v tools, the one thing that every tool user claims they want!
Speaking of which, the 36v version of their 10” table saw is supposedly the smoothest running 10” saw on the market, thanks to the brushless motor.
I didn’t want to ramble-which I do a lot-but you are 101% right, the 36v adapter is in my opinion one of the best options for a commercial trim carpenter that has access to power, but also the capability for cordless. I’ve used their dills/drivers: smoother than my Bosch and a other tool to me, even Makita. Their presence in stores is so miniscule that it makes one think it’s a dying brand when really it’s just an unknown gem.
Sorry, I’ll never touch another powermatic tablesaw again, I’ve had 1, worked on 3, they’ve all been dogs.
Fyi, saw the DeWalt 10″ portable w stand on sale at lowes
Sad to hear your report since it may be a sign of the times. Many of the vaunted brands of my youth have either lost their luster or (worse yet) no longer exist. Of course, there are also many notable exceptions.
When I bought my Unisaw in the 1970’s – for me it was a toss-up between it and Powermatic. Both were priced around $1000 (equivalent to $8000 today) Blade tilt direction – not quality was what decided for me. If I were buying today – neither brand would be my first choice. Maintaining build-quality in an era of consumerism. that sometimes focuses more on price than quality, can be a challenge. That Powermatic that Stuart pictures sells for $2700 – that’s equivalent to $338 in 1970 dollars. While the equivalency is by no means perfect – it likely means that corners had to be cut (some might euphemistically call it value engineering) to keep the price competitive. Not everything has to follow this pattern. Electronics for example are much more capable and cheaper than the once were. What I paid for and got with my first Zenith color TV would be considered absurd today – but “heavy-metal” machinery production may not have benefitted as much from technology advances.
BTW – the Hammer K3 Winner saw that I might look at (if I was to replace my Unisaw) is priced around $5800
I would say true high end woodworking machinery is as good as it has ever been for the price- The Hammer K3 is cheaper today than your Unisaw was in the 70’s, despite being considerably more advanced- both functionally and mechanically.
I would also bet the Austrian workers are paid a much higher wage than the Americans who last assembled the Unisaw down in South Carolina.
I think the main issue with all the classic North American machinery brands fading away is a lack of innovation. For whatever reason, nobody bothered to compete with the European brands in the professional cabinetry, millwork and wood manufacturing spaces, and all that was left was a race to the bottom.
The classic 10” ‘cabinet’ saw is no longer the king of the shop, and there is just no way to make money selling them.
If you’re a professional cabinet shop, you’re going to buy a sliding saw from Felder group, SCM, etc.
If you’re in education, it’s SawStop or nothing, it’s just not negotiable at this point. $4000 for the top of the line SawStop is a drop in the bucket vs institutional insurance premiums.
The small-scale woodworking and hobbyist market is already saturated by the thousands of quality vintage Unisaws being sold by institutions (replaced with SawStops) and widows of senior woodworkers for pennies on the dollar.
Perhaps it is a lament of old age – or just nostalgic remembrance – but I think that build-quality on many items has declined. While many currently manufactured goods have features and operational characteristics that were unheard of when I bought my Unisaw. I’m not sure that (beyond the addition of new technology) that current saws are better built or will last as long. With the current expectation that technology advances occurring at a rapid pace, I think that we may have a cultural bias towards accepting reduced longevity in favor of lower price. If you think that technology advances will have you amortize and trade in a machine tool in something like 15 years, then do you really need a tool that will last 40 or more.
Not completely analogous, but I think about the Leica M3 that I used in the late 1950’s and the M4 camera that I bought in 1968. I can certainly purchase digital cameras today that have features unheard of in 1968. But I’m not sure that I can find a digital camera that is built to the level of that M3, M4 or later M6 – and if one were built to that standard, I probably would shudder at the price tag.
I hear complaints about every brand – Powermatic, SawStop, and even Felder.
This is a big part of why I’ve put off a purchasing decision for so long.
Every machine has it’s weak spots, but regular cleaning, maintenance and adjustment has by far the most dramatic effect on user experience than most people care to admit.
I’ve worked at a number of places where I’ve been responsible for machinery upkeep and repair, and I can say with absolute confidence that the MAJORITY of people basically ignore their tools until a problem occurs. They let housings pack with sawdust, never lubricate, run them hard with dull blades…This behaviour is not the exception, it’s the rule.
Even though Grizzly, King, Craftex, General International, Powermatic, Jet etc, wouldn’t be my first choice, it’s still key to take the negativity with a grain of salt. Those machines are still out there making people money.
If you really aren’t sure but could use the machine, have you considered a good ol’ Rockwell Unisaw? 😉
Harrison makes a point about buying used machinery – but there are plusses and minuses. My Unisaw – dates from the Rockwell ownership age (1945 to 1981) – and compared to commercial shop use – mine is lightly used and regularly cleaned/serviced. I bought their version of a sliding table as an add on – and find it barely OK. So, if you’re thinking about a used Unisaw I would not recommend the purchase with a sliding table (probably rare anyway.)
If you have the room for a bigger sliding table saw – the modern versions from folks like SCM or Felder might suit you better. In our cabinet/wood shop business, we had bought a big Shop Fox which was OK (price was right) – but we also had a Unisaw , a Safety Speed Cut Panel saw, an Oliver rip saw and a big old Dewalt RAS. Sliding table saws like the Shop Fox have the advantage of having separate (motor and blade) scoring function.
Back to buying used, Harrison makes the case that there may be many old used Unisaws (perhaps Powermatics too) on the market – waiting to be gobbled up at competitive prices. That can be good, if you have the time and knowledge to inspect what you’re buying. It also helps if you have and ability to transport the item from the seller to your shop and get it set up – including electric service.
I had the experience of buying a big old Walker Turner radial drill press and base cabinet at what at first seemed a bargain price. I had access to a truck and forklift to move it – but I needed the help of some riggers I knew to get it into my shop. Then its refurbishment became a major project. I don’t regret having done it – but at my current point in life where I have more money than time – I would not do it again. Considering how much I use it to its capabilities – I certainly would not buy an expensive modern version for my home shop.
Back to table saws – while my limited experience working with a Hammer saw in a friend’s home shop – says that it is a fine tool – but I don’t have enough experience to unequivocally recommend it. He also told me that the bade that came with his was not to his liking – so he went with custom bored blades from Forrest.
Factory blades, even on good machines, suck. Get a good combo blade and rip blade. I bought a used Jet 10 inch hybrid saw with a ton of goodies (unopened dado stack, Forrest Woodworker II, Factor blade, and Wixey table saw gauge). It works great. The consensus among my woodworking guild here is the Saw stop is probably the best saw available now unless you go large (Felder or SCM). I am very happy with my Jet for now. It’s a good saw and the price was right. Would only upgrade for s Saw stop.
Buying used is the way to go. The hybrid saw was a good deal, and I got a really nice Steel City Jointer (6 inch industrial model for $350). There’s always someone looking to upgrade, who is moving, or aging out of woodworking who is selling equipment.
Can’t help but look at all those portable table saw pictures in succession and not think they are the exact same Chinese mftr putting out the same core saw product, and then each tool company just puts on their exterior cosmetics.
There are some shared manufacturers out there; only so many different brands can manufacture table saws in-house. With these though, there are differences in design, function, and feel.
I can just save ya’ll the trouble and tell you to avoid the Craftsman unless you plan on using it once or twice a year. I was given that model as a gift. Here’s some cons to it……
1) Non Standard miter slots. So no real selection of aftermarket accessories unless they are adjustable to its non standard size. Also the slots are slotted themselves and not on solid continuous piece.
2) The miter gauge itself is a stamped piece of junk with tons of side to side slop.
3) No ability to accept a Dado stack.
4) Flimsy stand that might limit the size of what you cut.
Save some extra cash and buy the new SKIL TS6307-00 10″ Jobsite Table Saw or the DeWalt DWE7491
Me personally, I just went with a Festool track saw and let my Table saw sit, and just use it once in a while for quick non precision cuts.
I didn’t want to knock it without seeing one in person, but looking at the pictures the stand on the Craftsman does NOT inspire confidence.
I wish there was a deal on Sawstop
I asked and was told there won’t be.