If you’ve ever thought about buying a used table saw, rearranging your workshop or moving to a new home with your table saw, you have doubtlessly wondered about its weight. Moving a table saw can be a huge undertaking, but then some woodworkers move theirs from job site to job site all the time. So, how much does a table saw weigh?
The average weight of a portable job site table saw is about 69 pounds with the lightest hovering around 45 pounds and the heaviest reaching 100 pounds or more. Stationary table saws have a wide range of weights from 245 pounds to over fifteen hundred pounds.
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There are several factors that affect the weight of a table saw and several more that influence the portability of a table saw. I will outline both so that you can make the best decision about which table saw is the best fit for your needs.
Table Saw Weights
The weight of a table saw is an important detail to know. If you’re looking for something portable, weight is a major factor in how much work it will take to move your table saw around.
If you’re looking for a stationary table saw, you may want to be sure your workshop floor is reinforced if you’re getting one of the heaviest models.
Portable Table Saws
Here are the weights of some of the portable table saws available on the market today.
Portable Table Saw
Weight in Pounds
General International 13 Amp 10 in. Table Saw with Stand
DeWalt 10" Compact Jobsite Table Saw with Stand
DeWalt Flexvolt 60V Max Table Saw
Ryobi 10 in. Table Saw with Rolling Stand
Craftsman 10" Table Saw with Laser Trac
Bosch 10" Worksite Table Saw with Stand
Grizzly G0870 10" 2HP Table Saw with Stand
SawStop 10” Jobsite 1.5 HP Saw with Stand
You can see that there is a pretty wide range of weights here with some of the higher end models coming in at over double the weight of the lower end models. The average weight was 69 pounds for portable table saws.
Stationary Table Saws
And here are the weights of some of the stationary table saws on the market today.
Stationary Table Saw
Weight in Pounds
SawStop Contractor Saw
Craftsman ProSeries 10" Contractor Table Saw
Grizzly G0605X1 12" 5 HP 220V Extreme Table Saw
Grizzly G0853 14" 10 HP 3-Phase Sliding Table Saw with Digital Fence
There is a huge range of weights available for stationary table saws, but if you’re just looking for a basic stationary table saw, you won’t have to worry about the heavy models.
Most basic stationary table saws weigh between 250 and 350 pounds, but you need something more heavy duty or with added features, that weight will go up quickly.
If you need to move a stationary table saw, you will want to take off the fence rails, extension wings, and remove the motor to make it as light as possible before lifting it.
Factors that Influence a Table Saw's Weight
The material that the table saw is made out of will directly affect a table saw's weight, but it will also affect the durability of it. Even if you are looking for portability, you may not want to choose the lightest table saw with the lightest materials.
The General International portable table saw is the lightest, but it also uses plastic in places where other models use metal. Plastic will simply not hold up as well as metal.
The portable table saws that come in at heavier weights have carts that make is far easier to transport the table saw. These carts or stands add weight but make it possible to push a table saw across your job site instead of carrying it.
The size of a table saw will vary depending on the size of the fence, the size of the motor, and the overall design. The larger the table saw is, the heavier it will be, but a large table saw also allows for more power and larger fences. These may be important features depending on the kind of work you do.
Factors that Influence Portability
If portability if your main concern, weight is just one factor you should consider when making your purchase of a table saw.
The size of table saw not only affects the weight, but it will affect how well it fits into your workshop, truck, and jobsite. A large, bulky table saw may not fit in a jobsite that has tight quarters.
Stands and Carts
A heavy duty table saw stand with large sturdy wheels will absolutely add weight to the table saw, but it will also make it infinitely easier to move it across the job site, or even just across your workshop. Bringing the saw to the work can save a lot of time and energy.
All the heaviest portable table saws on the list above have study stands with rugged wheels that could get across most job sites.
The weight of the SawStop Jobsite saw is 79 pounds without the cart. With the cart it is 108 pounds. The cart adds 29 pounds! The cart that comes with the Bosch 10” Worksite Table Saw also adds 29 pounds.
The Ryobi Table Saw with a rolling stand has a different, slightly less sturdy design to its cart that resembles a folding table. While I could not find the exact weight of the stand, it is certainly far less heavy than the carts on the SawStop and Bosch table saws.
The General International Table saw comes with a stand, but the stand does not have wheels on it. Luckily this table saw is light enough for most people to carry either on their own or with a second person.
Most of the carts and stands that come with table saws have pretty sturdy looking wheel that would travel easily across grass, gravel, and bumpy ground, but if you need to move it across very uneven ground, the cart may not help.
The Craftsman 10” table saw is one example of a “portable” table saw that isn’t really all that portable. In its defense, it does not claim to be a job site saw.
It has wheels that allow it to be tipped and pushed around your workshop, which can come in handy if you only want to bring your table saw out for certain jobs. If you’re looking for a table saw with shop portability, it is a good option.
If you can’t get a table saw over uneven ground with its cart or stand, you would have to detach the table saw from the cart and carry it. Some table saws are light enough to carry on your own, but even a light table saw could be an awkward carry. While carrying a table saw on your own may be possible, it is usually better to get some help.
If you’re looking for a table saw that doesn’t come with a cart, then you should look into a table saw that hand carry handles to make the job of moving it easier.
If you’re looking for a quality portable table saw, then weight is just one factor to consider. Be sure to look at all the portability features a table has to offer and also the quality of materials used to make it. The weight of the table saw won’t matter if it doesn’t last.