The table saw’s basic design is similar to a circular saw turned upside down. Its name comes from the fact that it is attached to the bottom of a table. Do-it-yourselfers understand the value of stocking their workshop with a selection of high-quality tools. It is possible to do a better job and do it faster and more correctly. This article focuses on the Metabo Table Saw Review.
Metabo Table Saw Overview
Every woodworker, regardless of skill level, needs a good table saw. A bad table saw can only lead to mistakes. This Metabo table saw is classified as “prosumer.” It’s ideal for ripping and crosscutting normal wood, hardwood, plywood, and composite wood products, making it an excellent choice for beginning woodworkers. Tradespeople who work on building sites will enjoy a wide range of advantages.
Motor and Power Supply
The motor, a 120-volt, 15-amp unit, may be powered by a standard household power outlet. It has a speed rating of 4500 RPM and a soft-start feature to prevent abrupt blade rebound. The C10RJS, like other portable worksite table saws, has a direct-drive motor. The motors on these smaller saws are noisier than those on larger ones that employ a belt drive because of their smaller size and lighter weight.
If the motor is overloaded, it will shut down. After power is restored, a zero-voltage restart lock prevents the saw from restarting unexpectedly (and dangerously). This is a crucial safety feature that you’ll appreciate if you’re prone to blowing circuit breakers or losing power.
If your hands are busy with the workpiece on the saw, you can trigger a large emergency-off cover with your knee. Smaller switches on competing saws make precision operation more difficult in an emergency.
Manufacturers of table saws eventually decided that their standard professional models should have a 10-inch blade and 15-amp motors. Fortunately, the Metabo HPT C10RJS fulfilled this requirement. The tool’s 10-inch blade makes quick and accurate cuts. The blade also includes a 40-tooth and carbide tip that you may use for a range of jobs. With this blade, you may rip as well as crosscut. However, if the blade is incapable of cutting specific types of wood, you can improve it. You can also use the adjustment knob on the front to change the blade angle (0-45 degrees) and the blade height. Even if the angle is locked, you can change the height of the blade.
Table saw fences that do not extend far enough to the right of the blade might be a constraint. This gap is crucial if you want to tear a large sheet down the middle. To allow for the cutting of an 8-foot by 4-foot sheet, the fence must stretch out at least 2-feet, preferably more.
The fence on the Metabo C10RJS measures 35 inches or nearly 3 feet. This is a useful function, particularly on a building site. Thanks to a rack and pinion system, the extension moves in a straight path.
The plastic attachment for the pinion gear that drives the fence limits the utility of this addition. Given how far the adjustment knob protrudes from the table, I guess it wouldn’t take much to shatter the mount. That’s a significant design flaw for a saw used on a construction site and hauled in the back of a truck.
- The table is 28-3/4″ x 22″ with extra outfeed support.
- The set includes a saw, rip fence, miter gauge assembly, and outfeed support for a 10-inch 40-tooth carbide-tipped blade.
- The ability to bevel between 0 and 45 degrees.
- Cuts 3-1/8 inches at a 90-degree angle and 2-1/4 inches at a 45-degree angle—; 15 Amp motor with 4,500 RPM for tough cutting jobs.
- The motor is equipped with an electronic brake.
- A broad base provides stability.
- The motor’s power will not be affected by thick or dense material.
- It is critical to use a proper miter gauge.
- The rip width of 35 inches is the biggest in its class.
- Pawls are used to prevent kickbacks.
- A broad cut.
- Blade alignment may be necessary right out of the box, which is not covered in the manual.
- If you are not cautious when driving over obstructions, your axle may bend.
- Instructions may be tough to put together for beginners.
Is it possible to take the stand-off?
Yes, it is secured with four bolts.
What are the dimensions of this saw when folded?
We haven’t measured it folded, but I’d guess it’s approximately half as tall when completely opened.
How much space do you have available in the miter slot?
It’s 3/4 inch tall on the surface, with bottom slots for the miter gauge’s bottom bevels that keep it in place. To put it another way, the base features a 7/8-inch-wide miter gauge.
Is the Metabo equipped with a dado blade insert?
According to the guidebook, “Dado blades” require a certain table insert. Blades and inserts for dado tables can be purchased separately.
“A large wheeled saw table and a sturdy saw frame make it easy to put up and take down. The saw has a powerful engine and is quite accurate. A YouTube video shows a malfunctioning fence locking mechanism; a replacement costs $2.99 at a parts warehouse. If you use it frequently, it won’t be a deal-breaker. It’s a great saw, and I think it’s the best buy in its price range.”
“I purchased it after seeing it placed in the top three, if not number one, when I considered pricing. It just needed minor changes after it was put together. The table did require some assembly, but it went together quickly. After three months and a few projects, my only complaint is that a plate slightly behind the blade occasionally comes up and may snag on the leading edge of a piece of sliced wood.”