A good quality table saw is one of the most useful power tools a woodworker, DIY enthusiast, or tradesman can have, they allow a wide variety of jobs to be done quickly and easily.
From ripping down sheet material to cutting precision dovetails the tasks that a table saw can perform is astounding, making it one of the top three tools a beginner should consider as well.
When looking to buy a new or used table saw to add to your workshop or site box one thing to consider is how heavy are table saws, knowing how much a table saw weighs allows you to choose one on the market that will suit your needs.
The lightest, Benchtop table saws have an average weight of 72.3 lbs (32.8kg), next are Jobsite table saws, which average 76lbs (34.5kg). Contractors’ saws are slightly heavier at 130lbs (59kg), Cabinet saws have an average weight of 447lbs (202.8kg) but heavy-duty industrial table saws can weigh over 1500lbs (665kg).
Depending on how you intend to use your table saw there are different types that will fit your needs, from portable Jobsite saws to industrial, precision cabinet table saws. In this article, we look at how much table saws weigh and which ones might suit you.
How heavy are table saws?
Just like the overall dimensions of the table saw, the weight of a table is an important factor to understand and consider when you buy a new or used unit, the working table height is another important factor, which you can find out more about in our linked article on how high should table saws be
If your work requires a portable table saw, for example, if you are a tradesman or contractor that moves from site to site a lightweight, easy-to-handle table saw will be top of your list.
In our comprehensive list of saws currently on the market, the lightest table saw is made by Einhell and weighs just 28.6lbs (13 kg)
However, if you are looking for a high-precision table saw that will be permanently set up in your workshop, you will need to know that your workshop floor is strong enough to take the loading. The heaviest saw on our list is made by Sedgwick and weighs 1071.5lbs (486kg) and is intended for heavy-duty, industrial use.
Moving something this big around and putting it into a workshop without knowing how much it weighs could lead to problems and having to reinforce the floor especially if you choose a large cast-iron cabinet saw.
To help you find the right table saw for your needs or even if you are just interested in the stats, we have put together a comprehensive list of table saws currently on the market showing how much they weigh and picked out the highlights to make choosing one easy.
Take a look:
|Make||Model||Weight Kg||Weight Lb||Type||Blade Dia|
|Axminster||AC254TS||89||196||Bench top||254mm (10")|
|Axminster||AC246TS||70||154||Bench top||216mm (8.5)|
|Clarke||CTS14||17.5||38||Bench top||254mm (10")|
|Delta||36-6013||29.3||64.7||Bench top||254mm (10”)|
|Draper||99258||19.8||43.6||Bench top||254mm (10”)|
|DeWalt||DWE7492||26.5||58||Bench top||254mm (10")|
|DeWalt||DCS7485T2||21.5||47||Bench top||210mm (8")|
|DeWalt||DW7485-QS||22||48.5||Bench top||210mm (8")|
|Einhell||TC-TS 2225 U||26.2||57.7||Contractors||254mm (10")|
|Evolution||Fury 5-S||22.6||49.8||Contractors||254mm (10")|
|Evolution||Rage 5-s||29.5||65||Jobsite||254mm (10")|
|Hammer||K3 Basic||310||683.4||Cabinet||315mm (12")|
|Hikoki||C3610DRJ||29.5||65.0||Bench top||254mm (10")|
|jet||Deluxe Xacta||149.7||330||Cabinet||254mm (10")|
|jet||Xacta 12"||260||573.2||Cabinet||305mm (12")|
|Laguna||Fusion 3||157||346.1||Cabinet||254mm (10")|
|Laguna||Fusion 2||165||363.7||Cabinet||254mm (10")|
|Mafell||Erika 85ECE||40||88||Jobsite||254mm (10")|
|Metabo||TS254 M||24.4||53.8||Bench top||254mm (10”)|
|Metabo||TS36-18 LTX BL 254||34.4||75.8||Jobsite||254mm (10”)|
|Metabo||TKHS 315M||75||165.3||Contractors||315mm (12”)|
|Milwaukee||M18 Fuel||22.3||49.1||Bench top||210mm|
|Porter Cable||PCB270TS||113||250||Contractors||254mm (10")|
|Sedgwick||TA450||486||486||Cabinet||450mm (17 1/2")|
|Skil||SPT99- 01||23.4||51.2||Bench top||205mm (8")|
|SIP||SIP 01986 10"||23.4||51.6||Contractors||254mm (10")|
|SIP||SIP 01332 10"||177||390.2||Cabinet||254mm (10")|
|SIP||SIP 12" Cast Iron||195||429.9||Cabinet||315mm (12")|
|Grizzly||G0869||32.5||72||Bench top||254mm (10")|
|Shop Fox||W1837||123.4||272||Hybrid||254mm (10")|
What are the different types of Table Saw?
There are 5 different types of table saw, available each type with its own features that suit different uses and some which are a mixture between them these are often called hybrid table saws.
the 5 main types are:
- Benchtop Saw
- Jobsite Saw
- Contractors Saw
- Cabinet Saw
- Panel Saws
Benchtop Table Saws
The smallest and lightest table saws are the Benchtop units which have a simple layout of a flat work table with a motor mounted inside a body that sits on a flat surface such as a workbench.
They are usually lightweight ranging from 38lbs (17.5kg) up to 196lbs (89kg), making them easy to move around.
They tend to be very simple with fewer options, and cheaper than most other table saws, making them an ideal choice for beginners or DIY enthusiasts that don’t have a lot of room or tradesmen that move from site to site.
The downside to benchtop saw are the tables are not usually made from cast iron to help reduce the weight and cost, and cheap saws tend to have flimsy guide fences and plastic housings, which makes accurate cuts more difficult, however, lots of DIY enthusiasts buy one like this to start with and modify it to improve it, this is what I did with my first table saw and I still use it today.
For a more robust and accurate benchtop table saw the DeWalt DW745 compact range is very popular and provides the high quality of the DeWalt brand whilst weighing between 47lbs (21kg) and 58lbs (26kg) is also lightweight and mobile.
Jobsite Table Saws
Jobsite table saws are usually a slightly improved version of the benchtop saw with an additional mobile frame or folding legs with wheels. These saws are as great for working on different sites as they can easily be folded down and loaded into the back of a small truck or van.
Contractors’ saws are the next step up from Jobsite table saws, typically they are heavier, ranging from 130.5lbs (59kg) to 645lb (293kg), and less mobile than the previous types of saws.
Contractors’ saws include a fixed base or legs to provide a set working height. They often come fitted with a cast iron table making them more accurate and sturdier than smaller, lighter table saws.
They are also more expensive and when fitted with options like additional side tables and sliding cross-cut mechanisms, they can be as heavy as full precision cabinet saws.
Fully upgraded contractor saws are often called ‘Hybrid’ saws as they cross over into the levels of full cabinet saws, yet they can be more mobile.
As a very versatile machine, they are popular with serious DIY enthusiasts and small workshops providing accuracy with a compact design and reduced cost over full cabinet and panel saws.
At this professional level, table saws weigh on average 465lbs (211kg) which makes them very stable with high precision for accurate cuts.
Cabinet saws are often used by medium-sized workshops and furniture makers for producing high-quality items.
The heaviest saws on our comprehensive list are manufactured with full cast iron tables mounted on solid metal bases, with high-power motors and accurate rip fences which allow for cutting full sheet materials down to size with ease. 12″ Saws from SIP like this 01446 12” All Cast Iron unit or the Sedgewick TA315 weigh 2362lbs (1072kg) and more.
The last type of table saw are full panel saws, they are the largest and heaviest machines on the market with high-quality parts for industrial use these large machines often weigh over 2000lbs (907kg), the range of saws from Felder for example have digital readouts for high accuracy and full sliding tables to allow for full sheet materials to be cut down to size easily
They are expensive and not usually seen in the realm of the DIY world but it is nice to know beasts like this exist.
For more information on table saws, take a look at our article explaining how high they should be for a comfortable working height
This article was written by: Richard Quinton – The DIY Help Desk Owner, Engineer & technical specialist.
Richard is one of the key partners in The DIY Help Desk team. He is a qualified Engineer, writer, and publisher, educated to Master’s level. He is a keen advocate of DIY and home improvements.
Richard enjoys helping others to learn new skills and reach their goals and believes that passing his knowledge and experience on through his writing is an effective way to positively impact the lifestyles and well-being of others on a larger scale.