Generally speaking there are two major types of table saw the bigger ones self standing eg. cabinet table saws and smaller ones, bench top table saws. Cabinet table saws are ones of exclusive use in shop for contractors that need large amount of work done on table saw on other hand bench top table saws will fit on your bench and are used by contractors that need smaller amount of work to be done on a table saw, they are easier to handle for smaller jobs, perfect for DIY-ers and suitable for job sites.

Dewalt DW745 10 in. Compact Jobsite Table Saw

This table saw offers absolutely best bang for the buck! Yes it is not as good as Makita 2705 but is more than 200$ cheaper. Another factor that you may find beneficial is it's weight, compared to Makita 2705 which weights 65 pounds this Dewalt weights only 45 pounds. Heavy weight means tool is more sturdier which is a nice thing if you are using it primary in your shop or garage. But if you are a contractor 85 pounds are a lot to drag around a job site or lifting it to a pick up truck. Also if you are DIY-er you will may not be able to exploit Makita 2705 full potential  in this case either Maita or DeWalt will last you a lifetime. 

 

Dewalt DW745 features:

 

Net Weight : 45 lbs

Shipping Weight : 53.2 lbs

Power: 15 AMP

Warranty: Three-year limited warranty, one-year free service, and 90-day money-back guarantee

No Load Speed: 3850 RPM

 

Makita 2705 15 Amp 10 in. Benchtop Contractor Table Saw

Makita 2705 is an excellent table saw as all Makita tools for that matter. It is sturdy, powerful, well made with excellent fit and finish, however it's not the cheapest one. It's sturdiness and rigid construction translate in heavy weight (65.5 lbs) which is a good think if it will seat on a bench in your shop or garage but no so good if you will be dragging it acros job site.

 

Makita 2705 features:

 

Net Weight : 65.5 lbs

Shipping Weight : 82 lbs

Power: 15 AMP

Warranty: 1 Year

No Load Speed: 4800 RPM

 

Skil 3410-02 10 in. Benchtop Table Saw

This Skill Table Saw is the cheapest one we have tested in fact does cost abbout 80$ less than DeWalt DW745. As a matter of fact Skill makes great DIY-er tools. This table saw can be also used for moderate contractor jobs. However in our oppinion 80$ is hardly justified reason to get Skil over DeWalt DW745. DeWalt is overall way better saw and it's a contractor grade table saw.

 

Skil 3410-02 features:

 

Net Weight : 45.1 lbs

Shipping Weight : 67 lbs

Power: 15 AMP

Warranty: 1 Year

No Load Speed: 5000 RPM