Top 10 Best Cast Iron Saws

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These Are Some Of The Highest Rated Cast Iron Saws Available Today
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2. Shop Fox W1819 Table Saw

  • (43 Points)
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Does Everything with ease and consistent accuracy. For the price I don't see how you can go wrong. It is however, very practical for a small shop like mine. I have made a couple cabinets and I am thoroughly impressed. The table has the capability to adjust to a level position.

It's true that the DEWALT DW745 was the Cast Iron Saws that we graded most highly. Having said that, there were several other really premium quality Cast Iron Saws we wanted to showcase here that just barely fell short.

Next on our list is made by Shop Fox which is a very credible tool brand. Shop Fox's Table Saws are one of their leading offerings. It was terrific to try out the W1819. I was very pleased with this tool!

This Table Saw is only $2042.04. That is a terrific deal for a high quality Saw like the W1819 by Shop Fox. The Shop Fox W1819 is definitely a solid option. Of you are not sure about our top choice, I would select this Saw.

Full Shop Fox W1819 Review

Shop Fox W1819 Features

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Precision ground and polished cast iron table and wings and massive cast iron trunnions

Quick release riving knife, blade guard and splitter assembly

Wide span easy glide T-fence system with positive camlock and phenolic face and smooth gliding nylon runners

Adjustable T-slot miter gauge with anodized fence extension and flip stop

Magnetic switch with thermal overload protection

Aside from the option we covered already, I would definitely evaluate the W1837 by Shop Fox and the Ridgid R4512. Both tool brands are popular for their premium quality Saws. Each of these unique options earned very good customer ratings as well. Customers awarded the W1837 an score on average of 4.2/5 stars. Compare that to the Ridgid R4512 which boasts an average rating of 3.5/5 stars.

The Shop Fox W1837 provides a few really choice features such as 2 HP, 120V/240V, single-phase motor prewired to run on a 120V, 20A circuit. The Ridgid R4512 although, is hard to beat with 13 Amp motor delivers up to 3450 RPM plus Cast iron table minimizes vibration.

Each of these couple tools make a terrific decision if you're shopping for Cast Iron Saws
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3. Shop Fox W1837 Table Saw

  • (28 Points)

The quality was apparent from the first bolt. Includes stamped steel wings for sides--prefer cast iron. This is my second Shop Fox table saw and I'm a happy customer. The major problem I had was assembling the saw on the stand. That is supposed to further cut down on vibration.

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4. Ridgid R4512 Table Saw

  • (14 Points)

It was really nice as well and hard to say which is better. The blade never really bogs down. Miter gauge has definitely been updated. It does not have a dust problem. On the doorstep, out of the box and setup, maybe 30 minutes.

Honorable Mentions

We found several more exceptional Cast Iron Saws for sale. Here are a few to select from if the tools above probably won't meet your needs. We identified quite a few superb Saws throughout our investigation. Using exhaustive study and testing, the selections above were our favorites. That doesn't mean there aren't several additional fantastic Cast Iron Saws.

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5. Grizzly G1023RL Table Saw

  • (7 Points)

The power and torque this thing has is almost scary. That's when I realized that I needed a better saw. The rip fence is very accurate and has a rack gear operation. Light weight, durable and mobile. Once finished, it is an awesome saw.

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6. Delta 36-5152 Table Saw

  • (6 Points)

You get what you pay for, and this saw is worth every penny! This saw is heavy and having a helper or two is nice. The entire package was bound to a wooden palette. I can see why this make is considered the Cadillac of saws. Easy assembly and little to no adjustments necessary.

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7. Grizzly G0771Z Table Saw

  • (5 Points)

It rips completely effortlessly, dados like butter. Granted I had a Grizzly 744 before so not a fair comparison. Ok, now for a slightly more in depth review. Had it more than a year still going strong and cuts great. The saw arrived on the scheduled delivery date as promised.

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8. Powermatic 1791229K Table Saw

  • (4 Points)

The Powermatic Table saws are top of the line. The fence is good but not great as others have noted. This is my second Powermatic table saw and I'm a happy customer. It's well balanced when you pick it up. It pretty much laughed at anything I threw at it.

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9. Goplus SU-1210-TENEW Table Saw

  • (3 Points)

There's hardly any plastic anywhere. The fence is good but not great as others have noted. All that being said that fixed it and it works fine. One thing, it's so easy to just pick up. On the doorstep, out of the box and setup, maybe 30 minutes.

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10. Grizzly G0605X1 Table Saw

  • (3 Points)

Accurate right out of the box with a great fit and finish. But overall I'm really pleased with this saw. For the money this is an outstanding value. So I always measure out and chalk anyway. Oak, maple, even had to cut some soaking wet Ponderosa pine.