Porter Cable Table Saw PCB270TS Review
If you are searching for an excellent light weight table saw that offers you quality design and functionality without denting your wallet, check the PCB270TS by Porter. You can rest assured that the Porter Cable Table Saw PCB270TS review is unbiased and will help you understand what makes this device stand apart from the rest and why you should purchase it. Apart from being easy to use, this saw is easy to use as well
The Porter cable cabinet table saw is unarguably an excellent equipment, as it scores highly on design, functionality, and price. Weighing 250 pounds and boasting of a 15 amps motor with a maximum circulation speed of 3450 rotations per minute this saw is both efficient and good. Keeping its friendly price in mind, this unit has more than sufficient features to act as an challenger for more expensive models. The 120 volt/ 15 amp motor is good and performs well. The level of noise this saw emanates is slightly more, but that does not hamper its overall quality.
Questions and answers:
Q: Does this model emit excessive noise?
A: It is a bit noisy
Q: Can you tell me more about the base?
A: It consists of four legs
Q: Does it have dust collectors?
A: It has a 4 inch dust collecting port
My take on this portable table saw:
Incorporates modern features
This model, a replacement for the previous version of Craftsman, incorporates modern features that play a long role in making this version much safer than the previous one. The manufacturers have moved the blade angle hand wheels as well as the height adjustment to the front side of the machine. They have installed the bevel indicator on the table’s surface. Installing the included riving knife prevents the ripped lumber from binding and pinching the blade. In an attempt to increase the safety of the unit, the manufacturers have included a dust port that the user can attach to a shop vacuum. The machine cannot trap all the sawdust, but the vacuum captures most of it, particularly the minuscule portions that float in the air and enter the lungs.
Do not be fooled by the simple design of this saw, as it provides excellent functionality. Operating this machine is quite simple even for the first time user once they go through the instructions provided in the include user’s manual. This is something that most other saws in this category cannot boast about. I was pleasantly surprised by the accuracy of the PCB270TS. Those who want to set up the tool according to their personal preferences can achieve the goal with the help of the table top bevel that allows them to adjust the blade as per their requirements.
Since the top part of this unit is made of cast iron, you can rest assured about its longevity. The highly resistant materials used to manufacture this saw ensure that it will be easily able to cope with accidental damage and sudden hits. Users will be pleasantly surprised by the accuracy of this machine, the credit for which goes to the rip fence. There is noting to complain on the design front, as the overall design of this unit is much better than other table saws in the same price range. The unit also has a moveable scale that greatly improves its functionality. Overall, it is an awesome table saw, considering its conservative price
The unit does not lag behind on the feature front. It boasts of a perfectly flat fence that prevents deviations from taking place. Safety is paramount when using a cabinet table saw and it makes no sense purchasing a saw, which is not absolutely safe. Put this device through its paces for a couple of days and you will find that it is extremely safe to use, regardless of the fact that it does not have some of the more innovative features found in certain models. However, this is not a big issue, especially when you consider the pocket friendly price of this unit.
Good anti kickback system
The saw of this unit boasts of a good anti kickback system as well as a transparent blade guard, which is more than enough. Apart from that, this unit boasts of a 4″ dust collecting port. You can redirect the sawdust by purchasing an extension that permits you to connect a vacuum hose to the port. As with any other saw, maintenance of the unit is paramount, as it allows the same to provide optimum performance. As the price of this unit is significantly less than other models of the same category even individuals with tight budgets can afford it.
Who can use this table saw?
The fact that this unit is significantly cheaper than other models of similar capabilities makes it the prime choice for do it yourself enthusiasts as well as for individuals who have a restricted budget but want to purchase a cabinet table saw unit. This device is also the preferred choice of professionals who want to purchase a budget range device for experimental purposes for honing their woodworking skills before purchasing a costly device.
What I did not like about this saw
This entry level saw, despite its features makes too much noise. I was not satisfied with the base that is made up of four legs instead of a one piece solid foundation, compromising the stability of the device. The user manual is not educative enough for first time users. The section on maintenance is unclear and individuals using saw machines for the first time might have to seek the help of a professional for the job.
I hope that the manufacturers take a look at the overall accuracy and the smoothness of performance of this unit, as any improvement on these two aspects would greatly enhance its quality. Although this unit performs well on small projects, it is slow if one tries to use it for a bigger job. This translates that you have to spend much more time to complete a big job with this unit compared to the time a premium model would have taken to complete the same job.
What do users say about this table saw?
On a typical basis, first time users and do it yourself aficionados prefer to purchase this unit because of its low price and its ability to perform small jobs proficiently. Professionals who want to hone their skills prior to purchasing expensive units say that, given the low price, this is the ideal machine to perfect their woodworking skills on operating a table saw. The overall feeling is that this is a decent and affordably priced entry level cabinet saw. This unit is not for those who are on the lookout for table saw machines that offer great precision, and can effortlessly undertake big woodworking jobs.
I have had mixed feelings while writing this Porter Cable Table Saw PCB270TS review. Although this unit functions reasonably well, I can see room for improvements. The manufacturers can easily boost the quality and ranking of this table saw by incorporating some minor changes. Price wise, this saw is quite impressive and first time users will simply love it. Obviously, one should not compare its functionality with that of high end table saw. That being said, first time users will hardly find any reason to complain. However, if you plan to embark on your woodworking journey, and do not want to burn a hole in your pocket, then do not hesitate to buy this product. I can assure you that it will provide you with excellent value for money as long as you use this saw for small projects. If you are on the lookout for an easy to use table saw without burning a hole in your pocket, look no further than the Porter cable PCB270TS.