[Canadian Tire] Skilsaw SPT99-12 Heavy Duty Worm Drive Table Saw with Stand, 10-in [Can Pricematch with HD]
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- $100 off
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There is also a Dewalt DWE-7480 on sale for 299.99 and that's a great deal in my opinion, my father-in-law has one and I'm very familiar with it but I went with the Skilsaw for a several reasons:
1) Ability to accept dado sets.
2) The worm-drive provides more torq and power. I've read and watched literally every single review on the internet and this is not a gimmick. Not only will it power through cuts but the worm drive also allows the blade to go higher which means it's the only saw in this class able to cut 4x in one pass.
3) The stand it comes with is also best in class. The 16inch wheels lets you wheel it around very easily, even up the stairs with one hand according to one reviewer who's probably way stronger than I am.
If none of these things are important to you and it may not be for everyone then I would probably just get the DeWalt, I used it and you can't go wrong. If you want one of the most powerful and versatile saws and have space issues or just prefer the ability to move your table saw in and out of the way, this one is hard to beat.
Skilsaw also carries two table top versions but they each have some significant limitations. The main disadvantage is the older one has a slightly weaker motor and it doesn't have as good a fence (rack and pinion) as the big brother. There is a newer 8.5 inch version available with the rack and pinion fence but it only accepts an 8.5 inch blade, so you'll have less blade options and can't swap blades with your mitre saw if you have one. They're all good saws from what I read/watched but right now it's only $90 more for a better fence and a stand (plus just a better more powerful saw). Stands are usually $150 and upgrading a table saw fence will cost you at least half of what the saw cost so it's a no-brainer if those things matter to you.
Hope this helps someone! Cheers!