One of the smartest investments you can make when it comes to outfitting your workshop, a hybrid table saw changes everything.
The sheer amount of flexibility and adaptability you get out of a hybrid table saw is unlike anything else. Sitting right between a full-blown cabinet saw and a contractor saw, the hybrid offers incredible power and performance at an unbelievable value.
At the same time, finding the best hybrid table saw or your specific needs and budget is always a little bit more challenging than most expect. Not because there are so few great options but because there are so many.
|1. Grizzly Industrial G0651
|2. Powermatic PM1000
|3. Shop Fox W1824
|4. Grizzly G0715P
|5. Laguna Tools Fusion 36
|6. SawStop 1.75Hp Contractor Saw
|7. RIDGID R4512
But that’s why we have put together this detailed guide.
Below we shine a light on all of the best hybrid table saws for 2020 and beyond, the kinds of tools that have the potential to transform your capabilities as a woodworker right away.
Let’s get right into it!
Our Best Hybrid Table Saw Reviews and Comparisons
1.Grizzly Industrial G0651
One of the most impressive hybrid table saws you’ll find available for sale today, this Grizzly model ranks right up there with the best of the best cabinet saws at a much more affordable price point.
Very heavy duty, very well-made, and featuring some of the most useful options you’ll find on any hybrid tablesaw, this is very much a “workhorse” designed for serious woodworkers and passionate DIYers that aren’t looking for anything but the very best.
- 3 hp and 220 V single phase motor has plenty of power
- 52-inch rip capacity is some of the longest in the business
- Quick-release spreader guard guarantees you don’t have to worry about back slides or pinching
- Rail-mounted magnetic switches improve safety across the board
- The legitimate riving knife is adjustable and controls kickbacks
What We Like About Grizzly Industrial G0651
As highlighted earlier, this Grizzly is a real workhorse of a hybrid song.
We love how heavy and stable it is, how much workspace it has to operate on, and how high-quality the overall build components are, too. Grizzly has a legendary name in the world of fine table saws, and this hybrid option is not a letdown.
What We Don’t Like About Grizzly Industrial G0651
Like a lot of other table saws (including those that cost thousands of dollars more than this one), the rip fence is a little bit lackluster right out-of-the-box. It’s one of the first upgrades you’ll want to make for sure.
- The fantastic overall design, fit, and finish
- Very easy to assemble right out-of-the-box
- Super smooth, super flat, and locks into position
- 52-inch rip capacity is nice to work with
- Extremely accurate cuts that are repeatable
- Very long-lasting performance
- The rip fence is (as highlighted earlier) very lackluster
- You are going to have to pony up some extra cash for this great saw
2. Powermatic PM1000
Another professional level hybrid table saw that offers a lot of the capabilities cabinet saws bring to the table (minus a handful) without the sky-high price tag, this PM 1000 table saw can be considered the “baby brother” of the PM 2000 from Powermatic.
A very well-made and obviously smartly engineered shop style table saw, this beauty runs off of a one and three-quarter horsepower motor and a standard 115 V current – meaning you don’t have to run 220 V power out to your table saw to get your shop up and running.
The accuracy and consistency of cuts you’ll get out of this tablesaw are also very impressive. It’s well-made, it’s a real performer, and it isn’t going to cause your job to hit the ground when you see its price tag.
- 1 ¾ horsepower motor running off of 115 V
- Innovative throat plate design
- Smart blade guard system
- Integrated splitter blades
- A built-in dust collection system
What We Like About Powermatic PM1000
There are a lot of things to like about the PM 1000, but the biggest thing has to be it’s super flat and accurate surfaces that are cabinet-level without costing you an arm and a leg.
Anyone that’s ever done any amount of serious woodworking knows that you need a super flat and accurate surface, to begin with. Anything sloppy or anything wobbly is going to cause a world of frustration and throw your cuts all out of whack.
That isn’t ever going to be a problem with the PM 1000.
Instead, this hybrid saw cuts accurately over and over again – not just because of the super flat and stable table but also because of the blade design and engineering, too.
What We Don’t Like About Powermatic PM1000
Look, this thing is heavy – HEAVY!
It looks a little bit smaller than some of the other options out there. But don’t be fooled into thinking that it is a compact table saw. It is not by any stretch of the imagination.
You’ll need a little bit of extra room for your infeed and outfeed sections, too.
Other than these relatively minor issues, though, there’s not much to dislike about the PM 1000.
- Cabinet-level tablesaw (minus a handful of features) without the cabinet-level price tag
- Very well-made, high-end construction materials, and legendary build quality
- Smart anti-kickback system really works
- Efficient and easily repeatable blade action
- Stays locked into position when you set it
- Super heavy
- A bit of a pain to assemble
- Requires quite a bit of manual leveling before you get it exactly where you want it
3. Shop Fox W1824
If there’s one reason to get your hands on this Shop Fox hybrid table saw it would have to be based on the reputation this table saw has in the serious woodworking industry.
People that work with wood for their livelihoods demand tools that are going to get them the results they are after every day, in and out, every time they fire these tools up.
A lot of tool manufacturers promise that kind of capability – but most fall short.
Shop Fox (and this hybrid table saw in particular) exceed all expectations.
- Precision-ground cast-iron work surface
- Extremely low friction extension table made from composite materials
- Full cast-iron trunnions
- T slots miter gauge and T-shaped fence with cam locks and HDPE faces
What We Like About Shop Fox W1824
Sitting perfectly between the world of cabinet table saws and contractor table saws, Shop Fox specifically made this table saw with commercial woodworkers operating on a tight budget and serious hobbyists in mind.
Relatively compact, this hybrid table saw still offers plenty of workspaces to work with. The services are incredibly flat and incredibly accurate (great for fine woodworking and cabinetry) and there’s a lot of extra room to do larger rips when you have the composite table fully extended.
What We Don’t Like About Shop Fox W1824
Assembling this Shop Fox is pain right in you know what. There’s just no way of getting around that.
You’re going to want to get a couple of buddies to help you out (the different components are pretty heavy and difficult to slap together alone), but all in all you’ll get through this and will get to enjoy a really great saw for the price.
- Unbelievable high-quality construction components throughout
- A super-smooth work surface that is oversized
- Very smooth and accurate cutting operation
- Consistent and reliable cuts time after time
- Affordable price point
- Definitely takes a lot of time to assemble
- Takes a lot of time to dial in and fine-tune, too
4. Grizzly G0715P
It should surprise no one that there’s another Grizzly hybrid table saw landing on our list of the top options in 2020.
This Grizzly – the G0715P – is a model of efficiency. With its super-smooth operation, reliability and consistency of cut, and top-tier build components across the board it’s really not hard to fall in love with all it offers.
Combine that with a 2 hp motor that’s plenty strong enough to power your blade through most any material, creating precision and super clean cuts every timeout, and this is a great option for sure.
- 2 hp 110/220 V single phase motor
- Precision-ground cast-iron top with expandable wings
- Measures 27 inches deep and 40 inches wide
- Has an overspeed of 3850 RPM
- Quick change splitter guard and riving knife built right in
What We Like About Grizzly G0715P
While not the most powerful hybrid table saw on the planet, it is capable of producing super accurate as well as quick clean cuts that only much more expensive table saws are capable of, too.
You don’t have to fiddle around with a lot of different settings to dial in this Grizzly, either. While it doesn’t come ready to rock and roll “right out of the box” isn’t going to take much to dial in different settings – and those settings stay locked in when you fire your saw up again and again.
The ability to change different blade types, to modify your cutting angle, and to enjoy high-power/high-speed performance from all of your blades and angles is a nice bonus. This is a hybrid table saw that professionals and amateurs will love working with.
What We Don’t Like About Grizzly G0715P
There aren’t a lot of things to be unhappy with when it comes to this Grizzly hybrid tablesaw, but the heaviness of the tool is immediately noticeable.
That extra weight definitely adds a bit of stability and security to your tablesaw platform (always a bonus that contributes to consistent cuts) – but it’s a beast to move around.
The price tag is a little bit on the higher side of things, too.
- Absolute top-tier quality across the board
- Built to last decades with just a bit of maintenance
- Superfast and clean cuts
- Highly adjustable
- A real heavyweight
- Definitely on the expensive side of things
5. Laguna Tools Fusion 36
Laguna Tools have been making really great high-end table saws for a couple of years now, and this particular model – their 36-inch model – is a real dream to use.
Trending a little bit more towards the cabinet side of hybrid table saws than towards the contractor side of things, this is a super impressive piece of equipment. It’s definitely heavy – but that adds extra stability – it is a little on the larger side of things, but that only means you’ll be able to tackle different kinds of projects with this Laguna Tools model in your shop.
- 1.75 hp motor with 115/230 V AC prewired
- 10-inch blade on a 5/8 inch arbor
- Integrated mobility kit with high-strength casters
- 100% dustless cabinet design
- Smart release riving knife and built-in safety blade guard
What We Like About Laguna Tools Fusion 36
A couple of things to like when it comes to this Laguna Tools Fusion hybrid table saw are the impeccable design, the raw power of the motor itself, and the accuracy and cleanliness of the cuts it is capable of.
From a design standpoint, the compact nature of this hybrid table saw definitely hides a bit of the use and utility you’ll get out of it. This tool performs the same way that much larger tools will without taking up as much space in your shop.
The built-in wheels are another big bonus, zipping around your shop without much headache and without much hassle – even though the hybrid saw itself is a bit on the heavy side of things.
A superpowered 1.75 hp motor, driving your saw blades at incredibly high speeds to cut through anything and everything you want to feed. All 10-inch blades (including dado blades) can be fit into this hybrid table saw.
All of this produces consistency and reliability that you just don’t find with a lot of other options in the space. You won’t have to fiddle around all the time with different settings to keep your cuts consistent
What We Don’t Like About Laguna Tools Fusion 36
Assembling this Laguna Tools Fusion tablesaw is a bit of a bear, though.
This is definitely a project for two (or more people) to tackle at the same time. Though this is a compact tablesaw it is still pretty heavy and pretty bulky.
Secondly, the sheer amount of settings you’ll be able to fiddle around with can make adjusting your new tablesaw a little daunting. Push through – and read the owner’s manual a couple of times – and you’ll be good to go!
- Very good build quality
- Smart, compact design does not compromise capabilities
- Highly accurate and consistent cuts every time
- A great dust collection system
- Assembly is a pain
- Settings can be overwhelming for newbies
6. SawStop 1.75Hp Contractor Saw
SawStop is absolutely legendary in the table saw the world – cabinet table saw, hybrid table saw, or contractor table saw, it makes no difference – for their saw stopping technology.
This company was really the first to pioneer an emergency saw stopping solution that not only start a running saw blade instantly in its tracks but also dropped it into the housing of the saw itself immediately upon coming in contact with a human finger.
This iconic technology changed the game completely, transforming this company overnight and helping you to enjoy unstoppable success still today.
This hybrid/contractor saw is a great option for those that want this kind of safety technology.
- 1.75 hp 110/220 V motor
- 10 inch saw blade with 5/8 inch arbor
- Legendary SawStop technology built right in
- Oversized worktable
What We Like About SawStop 1.75Hp Contractor Saw
Every review of SawStop tools begins and ends talking about their safety technology, and this one is going to be no different.
When you see it firsthand for yourself – there’s plenty of YouTube videos out there where you can see folks at this company pushing hotdogs against the spinning saw blade only for it to slam to a halt and drop immediately into the housing – you’ll never want another tablesaw ever again.
Seriously. The amount of fingers that this kind of saw could have saved is unbelievable.
If you want to be 100% safe when you are cutting with this kind of power tool nothing else can compete.
What We Don’t Like About SawStop 1.75Hp Contractor Saw
The only bummer regarding this particular tablesaw is that once the safety technology kicks in and saves your finger the whole unit is going to have to be replaced – the blade and the brake system as one unit.
That gets really expensive in a hurry.
On top of that, this tablesaw has a notorious reputation for overheating in the motor system. That’s going to cut down the durability and longevity of your new tablesaw at least a little bit.
- Hands down the safest tablesaw you’ll ever use
- Top-tier fit and finish absolutely across the board
- T glide fence is intelligently designed
- Great dust collection and funneling system
- Overheats every now and again
7. RIDGID R4512
RIDGID has been making great, high-quality tools at inexpensive price points for decades now and this hybrid tablesaw fits right into that tool collection.
Well-made, smartly engineered, and very inexpensive compared to almost every other hybrid tablesaw out there, if you are particularly budget conscious when you are shopping for a new tool this is where you’ll want to focus your attention.
- 13 amp motor powers 10-inch blades at 3450 RPM
- Cast-iron tabletop is very smooth, heavy enough to minimize vibration and bouncy
- Plenty of clamp adjustment points across the board
- Built-in accessory slots that extend the utility of this saw
- Great warranty
What We Like About RIDGID R4512
The overall design of this RIDGID hybrid table saw puts it on par with much more expensive options that are really attractive to the serious/professional woodworker world.
What’s even more impressive about this RIDGID hybrid table saw, though, is that it is affordable and accessible enough for even brand-new woodworkers to add it to their shop.
Compact, sleek, and attractive it will not take up a lot of space in your shop but still offers a maximum rip capacity of 30 inches. That’s nearly 24 inches smaller than some of the other rip capacities on table saws we highlighted above, sure, but it is a fantastic rip capacity all the same.
The table and the base of this tool are both made from cast-iron, adding a bit of weight and a bit of stability to this power tool that guarantees clean and accurate cuts.
The T glide fence is nice, the accessory rails are a big help, and the guarantee/warranty you get from the folks at RIDGID is top-notch as well.
What We Don’t Like About RIDGID R4512
On the flip side of things, the overall quality of some of the components on this RIDGID hybrid table saw isn’t exactly up to par with everything else.
The casters and the wheels on the bottom of this table saw are lacking in specific. They really aren’t “up to snuff” compared to everything else on this table saw and you’ll notice almost immediately.
Secondly, this table saw motor really has a tendency to overheat if you’re pushing high-volume cuts through it on a regular basis. It’s not bad for most purposes, but if you’re making cut after cut for longer than 30 minutes or so you’re definitely going to start to notice some extra heat pumping out.
- Well-made and smartly designed
- Portable enough to be wheeled around your shop
- Really intuitive to use right out of the box
- One of the least expensive hybrid tablesaws money can buy
- Overheats quite easily with volume cuts
- The quality of some components is subpar
- Swapping out blades takes a lot of time and energy
While you really can’t go wrong with any of the hybrid table saw options we mentioned throughout this detailed guide, the best of the bunch has to be the Grizzly G0690.
Very well-made, very feature-rich, and about as close to a full-blown cabinet table saw as you are going to get without having to spend the same kind of money you would spend on a pre-owned Honda Civic if you have the budget for this top-shelf hybrid table saw is where you’re going to want to spend your money.
This term kind of gets thrown around a lot, but this table saw – the Grizzly G0690 – really might be the last table saw you ever. It’s just that good.
To help you better sift through the options we highlighted above we put together a quick buyer’s guide of things you’ll want to focus on when shopping for a hybrid table saw.
For starters, you need something capable of putting out very accurate and superclean cuts on a consistent basis.
The main objective with purchasing this power tool, after all, is finding something that can cut all kinds of material plainly, accurately, and with a high degree of repeatability.
Look for something that can handle all different kinds of cuts accurately and cleanly, too. Your beveled and crosscuts should be just as clean and accurate as your rip cuts are.
Secondly, you’ll want to get a hybrid table saw that puts out plenty of horsepowers – though you don’t necessarily need a Harley-Davidson motor strapped to your table saw to get the most out of it.
1.5 hp motors are usually the bare minimum you should shoot for in this power tool. 2 hp motors are even better, and the beauty of choosing these kinds of motors is that you can usually run them off of a standard 120 V circuit. That means you don’t have to bond special electric hookups to juice your table saw.
3 hp to 5 hp motors are going to demand a 240 V circuit, but if you’ve got that kind of juice running out to your workshop, garage, or shed already it might be the way to go. You’ll definitely be able to power through thicker wood materials (three-inch-thick or thicker hardwoods, for example) without breaking a sweat.
A quality riving knife helps to protect against kickbacks, protecting you (and digits you can’t replace) from nasty accidents that plenty of people have had to live through before.
Flesh sensors (like those found in the SawStop we highlighted earlier) are a lot more common today than ever before, but not exactly widespread. This kind of technology can – literally – save a finger though, so it’s worth looking into.
You also want a saw that is easy to set up and easy to adjust, one that’s easy to clean and maintain, one that’s built out of high-quality construction materials, and something that helps you control dust.
Why should I go with a hybrid tablesaw, anyway?
Hybrid tablesaw options perfectly walk the fine line between cabinet saws and contractors saws. You get the best of all worlds – extreme performance and accuracy without a sky-high price tag – with this approach.
Why are hybrid tablesaws so heavy?
If these kinds of table saws are as heavy as they are for a couple of different reasons.
The extra weight controls bouncing around when cutting tough material, producing cleaner and more accurate cuts. The extra weight is also because of the high-quality materials used – particularly ground cast-iron – to produce a flatter and more consistent table surface, too.
Can I make fine furniture and cabinets with hybrid table saws?
You may not be able to pump out the kind of volume that full-blown furniture shops and cabinetry experts are capable of with a hybrid table saw, but these tools have all the same capabilities as cabinetry saws.
These tools will change the way you cut materials forever. All of your cuts will be a lot cleaner, a lot more consistent, and a lot more accurate with precision tools like the ones highlighted above.