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post #1 of 6 Old 08-14-2020, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Question your ideas on the RYOBI 8 1/4" table saw

your ideas on the RYOBI 8 1/4" table saw
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-14-2020, 04:12 PM
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welcome to the forum, Shooter.
what kind of work will you be performing with it ??
more information as to why you are asking the question
would help put us all on the same page.


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small projects

small projects: pencil box, flower stand, bench, saw stand.

just to be used around the home.
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-14-2020, 05:44 PM
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Where I live, you can buy used 10" benchtop table saws all day long for well under the selling price of this saw. Too many limitations with using this saw in my opinion.


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My personal opinion of Ryobi tools = Junk. I've owned several over the years and will not buy from them again. Accuracy and durability they don't have.

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post #6 of 6 Old 08-15-2020, 11:42 AM
where's my table saw?
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Avoid this one ...

If I recall correctly a Ryobi job site saw was the "culprit" in the multi million dollar lawsuit from which evolved the Saw Stop technology.

Yup, I was correct:

However, it was as much the operator's inexperience using a table saw as it was the fault of the table saw itself..... my opinion. Ripping without the fence was the error, if I remember correctly?

Anyhow, the landing area in front of the blade is too short.
Most likely the fence is too short and may not lock in place securely or not parallel with the blade....? You would need to test this in person.
It's designed to be light enough to carry around and that typically means it will be pushed around when feeding any thickness of material more than 3/4", again my assumption. You can bolt or clamp it in place however. Many folks build a plywood table around the small table saws to gain more capacity and to better support the large workpieces, another good after purchase solution:

It's not necessarily "unsafe" of it's own, anything with a high speed spinning blade can be considered unsafe. It's that the samll size, light weight and structural issues require additional devices or safety precautions. Skilsaw makes a new heavy duty worm drive saw that gets rave reviews. Notice how the saw is wiggling when they push those the thick laminations through it. It's not on level ground however:

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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