Picking a best-overall saw here is tough. Most of the saws have
enough power and accuracy to handle just about anything a serious
woodworker would throw at them, but itís the little things
that make all the difference.
I think the Bosch is the best overall choice for woodworkers,
because itís accurate, smooth, and powerful. It doesnít really
have a single stand-out feature, but all of its features rank near
the top. Itís one of two saws with an arbor lock (for easier blade
changes), and it was the most powerful saw. Also, it easily has
the best stand and most useful accessories. Taken together, itís
an excellent package.
The Ridgid and DeWalt saws are also very solid performers. But
since the Ridgid has the lowest price with a stand included, it gets
the best-value award.