• Editor Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
  • 80%

  • Jet JBTS-10MJS
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  • Last modified: October 20, 2015
  • motor
    Editor: 94%
  • fence
    Editor: 98%
  • rip capacity
    Editor: 99%
  • Ease of Use
    Editor: 85%

The Jet JBTS-10MJS Review

A portable table saw is necessary when you need to work at different worksites. However, manufacturers often end up compromising on the quality of the table saw when they make it portable. The JBTS-10MJS from Jet is a good portable saw

The Features if the Jet JBTS-10MJS

One of the first things you will notice about the Jet JBTS-10MJS from Jet is the small weight of this table saw. However, you do get a few accessories with the table saw such as a rip fence, a rear extension, miter gauge, aluminum extruded rails, push stick, and miter gauge.

The 15 amp motor is powerful enough for cutting through the majority of materials quickly. A soft start feature has been provided which increases the longevity of the engine. The spin of the blade is also quite good. The dust shroud feature is quite helpful as it ensures that the dust does not become a hindrance while you are working with the saw.

The rolling stand provided is quite a good one. However, other rolling stands in the market are better. The stand is quite sturdy, and the stability is nice enough. On the other hand, the small size of the wheels increases the difficulty of maneuverability over stairs and curbs.

Assembling the JBTS-10MJS

Assembling the JBTS-10MJS

Assembling the JBTS-10MJS

It is not too difficult to assemble the Jet JBTS-10MJS as it is packaged nearly assembled. You simply need to attach the various components such as the miter gauge, blade and blade guard. Once attached, the table saw must be adjusted and calibrated to increase the accuracy.

Be that as it may, the table is not a flat one that leads to a variety of problems. Apart from the difficulty of making square cuts, you will find it harder to calibrate the table saw to enhance accuracy. The fence is another source of irritation as it is hard for it to remain square with respect to the blade. Clamps are necessary to hold the fence in the correct orientation. In spite of your hardest efforts, you will still find that the accuracy of the table saw is not a excellent one.

The Durability

Unfortunately, the durability of the Jet JBTS-10MJS is not a excellent one. Plastic has been used in the table saw, and it is incapable of withstanding the rigors of daily use. This is all the more concerning as there are other table saws with a better durability at its price range. On the other hand, the motor is quite a sturdy and durable one.

The Pros of the JBTS-10MJS

The Jet JBTS-10MJS Review

The Jet JBTS-10MJS Review

  • The weight of this table saw is quite small.
  • The JBTS-10MJS has a powerful motor
  • A rear extension has been provided so that large sheets can be supported.

The Cons of JBTS-10MJS

  • The tabletop is not a flat one who can create some issues during operation
  • The fence is quite a difficult one to use. Clamps are a must to ensure accuracy.
  • The small wheels attached to the stands compromise the maneuverability, and you will find it nearly impossible to transport the table saw over stairs.

Pros

  • The weight of this table saw is quite low.
  • The JBTS-10MJS has a powerful motor
  • A rear extension has been provided so that large sheets can be supported.

Cons

  • The tabletop is not a flat one which can create a number of issues during operation
  • The fence is quite a difficult one to use. Clamps are a must in order to ensure accuracy.
  • The small wheels attached to the stands compromise the maneuverability and you will find it nearly impossible to transport the table saw over stairs.