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Best Portable Jobsite Table Saw Reviews

For many people, the idea of buying a portable table saw seems like an unnecessary and rather large expense. After all, why would you pay more just to get a smaller version of a tool you already have?

After spending months reviewing the most popular jobsite table saws, our team — who has decades of experience in this industry, is proud to present our reviews and buying guide along with our top pick — the DEWALT DWE7491RS.

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It is important that you don’t rely on your stationary table saw for every project that you come across.

Sure, it’s fine for those large, long-term projects that you have a few months to work on, but what happens when a high-pay rush project comes along and you don’t have the time to get your stationary saw to the job site

Having the best portable table saw can help you get rush projects and save you a whole lot of trouble as it will reduce the odds of you missing a deadline due to delays in transporting your equipment. We live by the mantra that it’s better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

We hope that it helps you make an educated decision on which table saw to buy. Without further adieu, let’s get into it.

Our Top 3 Quick Picks

Bosch 4100-10

BEST RATED CHOICE

bosch 4100-10 worksite table saw

PRICE: $$$

This lightweight, cordless nailer fires away with nary a jam.

Dewalt DWE7491RS

BEST VALUE CHOICE

DEWALT DWE7491RS

PRICE: $$$

Place your nails with smooth ease, with this beginner-friendly tool.

Dewalt DW745

BEST BUDGET CHOICE

dewalt dw745

PRICE: $$$

This basic but well-built tool gives you the most bang for your buck 

Comparison Table & Runner Ups

While not every item on this list got into the top 3 — if it didn’t, we wouldn’t be calling it the top 3, now would we? — we still want to give massive kudos to the manufacturers of all the products listed below.

Any one of these could make for a great jobsite table saw. If you didn’t find anything you like from our top 3 picks, feel free to choose one from the comparison table below as they match their standards very closely.

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Product Name

Features

Price

Availability

DEWALT DWE7491RS

Dewalt DWE7491RS

Rip Capacity: 32"

Weight: 110 lbs

$$$

bosch 4100-10 worksite table saw

Bosch 4100-10

Rip Capacity: 25"

Weight: 60 lbs

$$$

dewalt dw745

Dewalt DW745

Rip Capacity: 16"

Weight: 54 lbs

$$

DEWALT DWE7480

Dewalt DWE7480

Rip Capacity: 24"

Weight: 53.7 lbs

$$

DEWALT DWE7480XA

Dewalt DWE7480XA

Rip Capacity: 24"

Weight: 66 lbs

$

Bosch GTS1031

Rip Capacity: 18"

Weight: 53.7 lbs

$$$

SKILSAW SPT70WT-01

SKILSAW SPT70WT-01

Rip Capacity: 25"

Weight: 49 lbs

$$$

makita contractor table saw

Makita 2705

Rip Capacity: 25"

Weight: 82 Lbs

$$$

ridgid jobsite table saw

Ridgid R4516

Rip Capacity: 25"

Weight: 63 Lbs

$$$

DPT 36-6020

DPT 36-6020

Rip Capacity: 30"

Weight: 87.8 Lbs

$$$

Top 10: Best Jobsite Table Saw Reviews

This is a selection of high-quality brad nailers that have made our shortlist. We considered a whole spread of weighted factors-- not just the brad nailer's 'power' and consistency, but also safety features, portability, and ergonomics.

Nonetheless, it is difficult to strictly rank these tools by overall performance, as they fulfill different niches and budgets, so a lot depends on your specific power tool needs. Read ahead for our detailed testing, to understand what's the most suitable for yourself in particular. 

1. DEWALT DWE7491RS

As soon as you see the DeWalt name, you know you’re in for a treat. This table saw may be on the more expensive side of the spectrum, but the power it provides makes the cost well worth it.

The rolling stand makes it far easier to transport while the four legs help you get the stability you need for clean cuts on each project. The 15-amp motor provides 4,800 RPM which is more than enough to cut through hardwood and lumber.

QUICK SUMMARY

  • Rolling Stand
  • 4,800 RPM
  • 32” rip Capacity
  • 15.0 amps Powerful Motor
DEWALT DWE7491RS

This product is definitely a top contender in the portable table saw category. That being said, nothing bad ever came out of taking a closer look — except that one time when my pal Johnny tried to pet a snake…

Johnny’s lack of caution aside, these are the three things that impressed us most about the DeWalt DWE7491RS.

WHY IS THIS A TOP PICK?

1. High Torque Motor

The motor was absolutely stunning. It provided the power needed to keep that awesome blade spinning. 15 amps provide more than enough power to cut through anything you might need to — or at least, anything realistic. We don’t anticipate that you’ll try to cut through rebar during a project.

2. Manufactured in Mexico

While other manufacturers have their products made in China, DeWalt has kept the production of this high-end portable job site table saw in the North American continent by having the hard-working Mexican population handle everything. It’s a good thing that this product got into the United States before the wall goes up.

3. Lethal Blade

The blade is 10 inches in diameter helping you cut through anything you need to. With a total of 32 teeth, you have more than enough biting power to get clean cuts and smooth edges. The closest comparison we could make for this blade is that it’s the power tool equivalent of a surgeon’s scalpel.

WHAT I LIKED

  • Powerful Motor
  • Toothy Blade
  • Good Construction

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE

  • Large & Heavy
  • Slightly expensive

2. Bosch 4100-10

This is definitely one of the best job site table saws that we’ve had the privilege of reviewing and including in our top choices list. The Bosch brand has a solid track record when it comes to producing table saws — both portable and stationary models.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the key points of this model as well as the features that make it one of the best options out there for someone who needs a mid-range portable table saw.

QUICK SUMMARY

  • 10-inch Saw Blade
  • 15 Amps Motor
  • 3,650 RPM
  • 4.0 HP
bosch 4100-10 worksite table saw

There are many things that make this Bosch portable table saw one of the best options out there. Whether it’s power, stability, or portability that you’re after, this product has it all. Why don’t we take a closer look at some of the best aspects of this product.

Before we do, just remember that all the following statements are based on the opinions of our research team. You’re free to come to your own conclusions and we’ll always respect your opinion.

WHY IS THIS A TOP PICK?

1. High-Octane Performance

If you’re looking for a powerful yet portable table saw, this Bosch is definitely for you. It has all the aspects needed to put out a lot of power. From the four horsepower output to the 15-amp motor — not to mention the 3,650 RPM cutting speed — there’s nothing that this table saw can’t cut through.

2. Portability

The gravity-rise wheeled stand makes it easy to take this table saw anywhere. The elevation wheel makes this model even more versatile. It lets you raise or lower the blade to the desired height. You can also use it to tilt the saw at an angle of up to 45 degrees.

3. Stability

The legs are stable enough to rival that of stationary table saws. That being said, they fold up which maintains the portability. Other table saws are more of an either-or with you having to choose between the stability of stationary saws or the portability of portable saws.

WHAT I LIKED

  • Versatile Positioning
  • Lots of Power
  • Portability + Stability

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE

  • Moderately loud while in operation

3. DEWALT DW745

Here we have another DeWalt product on our list. What can we say, they’re on top of their game. 

QUICK SUMMARY

  • 120V
  • 22 kg
  • 1,850 watts
  • 24 teeth
dewalt dw745

There are many things that make this table saw one of the best options for you — even beyond the fact that it was made by one of the most trustworthy manufacturers of the construction industry. There are three things that really impressed us when it comes to the DW745

WHY IS THIS A TOP PICK?

1. Steel Roll Cage

When you’re spending hundreds of dollars on a piece of equipment, the last thing you want happening is a drop that breaks it.


That being the case, you should choose a portable table saw that has enough armor to survive even the highest of falls. The steel roll cage featured in this model will surely keep your investment damage-free.


Drop protection is even more important for portable job site table saws compared to stationary table saws due to the fact that they’re on the move more often.

2. High-powered Performance

Every aspect of this product is built with power in mind. The 15 amp motor gets your blade spinning at a whopping 3,850 RPM. If you’re not getting clean cuts at that speed then you’re probably trying to slice a diamond.


The power that this table saw provides will not only offer the cleanest cuts you’ve ever seen but it’ll also shorten the amount of time you spend cutting since it slices through anything in a matter of seconds.


Bear in mind that the power generated from the motor might result in some noise, but with the output of power, it’s well worth it.

3. Guarding System

You can make adjustments to the guarding system without having to use any tools making it one of the easiest models to use.


The table surface is even coated to reduce the amount of friction generated and make for cleaner cuts overall.


Don’t waste your time with plastic bases, stick to the high-end system that DeWalt has put in place.

WHAT I LIKED

  • Great protection features
  • Accurate cuts
  • Clear instruction manual

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE

  • Stand sold separately
  • Heavy with the roll cage

4. DEWALT DWE7480

We’re going to go more in-depth as to why this product made the list, but let us start by saying that the combination of lightweight construction and power is certainly one that you don’t see every day.

Weighing in at only 45 lbs. you’d imagine that this product would lack power, but the fact is that it provides 4,800 RPM of power when cutting through anything.

Let’s take a closer look at both the features and the power-to-weight ratio that this portable table saw has to offer.

QUICK SUMMARY

  • 15 amps 
  • 4,800 RPM
  • Weight: 45 lbs
  • 24-½” Rip Capacity
DEWALT DWE7480

As we mentioned above, this product has one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any portable table saw that we’ve reviewed. That being said — and rest assured we’ll go deeper into that later — there’s a lot more to love about this portable table saw than its power alone.

WHY IS THIS A TOP PICK?

1. No Load Speed

While other table saws might take a minute or two to get fully revved up, such isn’t the case with this particular portable table saw as it gets to the 4,800 RPM listed speed practically as soon as you switch it on.
This means that you’ll get your work done faster and be able to head home early and spend time with your family.

2. Lightweight = Portable

While many portable table saws claim to be portable, some are far too heavy to be transported practically — especially if you travel to your job sites by foot.


The DWE7480 isn’t one of them as it only comes in at a weight of 45 lbs. The lightweight construction of this product allows you to bring it anywhere without delaying your schedule by sending you into hurdles at each corner.

3. High Power Motor

This product, much like other powerful DeWalt portable table saws, boasts a powerful 15-amp motor that generates a whopping 4,800 RPM. It’s amazing enough that a portable table saw can put out this level of power, but even more admirable when you factor in the total weight and size of the unit. It’s like a 5’2” man lifting a truck.

WHAT I LIKED

  • Comes with blade
  • Lightweight construction
  • Powerful

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE

  • No LEDs for nighttime cutting

5. DEWALT DWE7480XA

So we’ve already told you about the wonders of the DWE7480, but now we’re happy to introduce you to the next generation in the series — the DWE7480XA.

There are so many things to love about this premium option, and we’re going to patiently go through each one. Let’s get into it!

QUICK SUMMARY

  • Weight: 48 lbs
  • 15 amps
  • 24” Rip Capacity
  • 4,800 RPM
DEWALT DWE7480XA

As we mentioned, this upgraded model has quite a few features that make it worth the extra money. In addition to the build quality you see with the first model, this next-gen table saw sports a few extra bonuses such as:

WHY IS THIS A TOP PICK?

1. Dust Port

This table saw will make cleaning sawdust up a thing of the past. It has a dust port that you can hook up to a vacuum cleaner to ensure that your workstation stays nice and neat throughout the entire project.


Not only will this save you time after the project, but it’ll also help you cut cleaner and faster during the project seeing as you won’t have your vision obstructed by a mound of sawdust.

2. 24T Carbide Blade

When it comes to blades, this is one of the best ones you can get — and it even comes with the table saw itself.


While other items might come alone and have you purchase the blades separately or throw in a crappy blade that’ll break after the first use, DeWalt was sure to include a premium blade for anyone who buys this high-end portable table saw. Last but not least, let’s move on to the last feature that caught our eye.

3. Onboard Storage

Much like a motorcycle, this portable table saw has onboard storage that you can use to store the push stick and other components.


In fact, you can even use it to store your tools when they’re not in use to ensure that you don’t lose track of a tool and end up leaving it on the job site after finishing a project. It might seem like a simple feature, but it can save you hundreds of dollars in lost tools.

WHAT I LIKED

  • Storage
  • Blade Inclusive
  • Dust port makes cleanup easy

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE

  • Heavier than the base model
  • No instructions on connecting the vacuum to the dust port

6. Bosch GTS1031

Bosch has long been one of the top competitors of DeWalt when it comes to table saws — whether stationary or portable.

While the DeWalt products we’ve reviewed have impressed us so far, this specific Bosch table saw has definitely given the DW giant a run for its money.

There are many things that got the Bosch GTS1031 on this list, but we’re going to give you a closer look at some of the most impressive aspects of this product.

QUICK SUMMARY

  • 24T Carbide Blade
  • 5,000 RPM
  • Steel Base
  • Carry Handle

As we said, the GTS1031 has the capability to stand toe-to-toe with DeWalt and still get a few good shots in — something that most other manufacturers could only dream of doing. Here are some of the best features that caught our eye when we were reviewing this portable table saw:

WHY IS THIS A TOP PICK?

1. Steel Base

The steel base of this table saw provides unparalleled stability when you’re cutting through anything and also ensures that it’ll survive any falls without so much as a scratch. If you want a durable and stable table saw then this is definitely the product for you.

2. Top-notch Power

This product is only the second item on our list to surpass the 4,800 RPM benchmark set by DeWalt and enter the 5,000 RPM territory.


Whether or not the extra 200 RPM is perceivable is open to interpretation, but our team definitely noticed the increased speed while they were testing this portable table saw out.


If you’re the type of person who wants to maximize the performance of each of your investments, you’ll love the GTS1031.

3. 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

While we have no reason to ask for a refund when using this stellar product, it’s always nice to see manufacturers offering money-back guarantees.


The fact that they’d put their own money on the line shows that they’re very invested in their product and trust its capabilities entirely.


Very few manufacturers are confident enough to risk their money rather than risking yours, but Bosch knows that no one is ever gonna ask for a refund after using this formula one portable table saw.

WHAT I LIKED

  • Carry Handle
  • Steel Base
  • High RPM

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE

  • Short power cord
  • Slightly heavy

7. SKILSAW SPT70WT-01

While Skilsaw isn’t exactly one of the most popular manufacturers in the league of DeWalt and Bosch, we always ensure that we look at the performance rather than the brand name — hence the reason we include obscure names like Skilsaw on our lists. Let’s take a look at how this saw stacks up with the major players in the game.Enter your text here...

QUICK SUMMARY

  • 15 AMPS
  • 25” Rip Capacity
  • Weight: 49lbs
  • 5,300 RPM due to Worm Drive
SKILSAW SPT70WT-01

As we’ve mentioned, despite lacking a famous manufacturer like DeWalt or Bosch, this product still meets our needs and expectations for a table saw at its price range.

WHY IS THIS A TOP PICK?

1. Aluminum Construction

The aluminum construction features in this particular portable table saw helps you combine the durability of metal without sacrificing the lightness that you’d normally only find in plastic bases. If you want something that’s both strong and light, this table is the model for you.

2. Self-aligning Rip Fence

When it comes to clean cuts, there’s nothing better than having a self-aligning rip fence on your portable table saws. It really helps you add an extra level of precision and impress your clientele.

3. Onboard Storage

Much like the DeWalt table saw we reviewed above, the SPT70WT-01 also boasts the benefits of having onboard storage on it where you can store the push stick along with other tools and components.

WHAT I LIKED

  • Onboard storage
  • Aluminum construction offers durability while remaining light
  • Brass gears offer next-level performance

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE

  • Lacks major manufacturer to back it up
  • The packaging was difficult to remove due to excessive usage of zip ties

8. Makita 2705

While this portable saw is definitely one of the more expensive ones on the market, it’s undeniable that it offers a high level of performance that only the top table saw manufacturers can compete with. Let’s have a closer look at the statistics and features.

QUICK SUMMARY

  • 15 AMPS
  • 4800 RPM
  • Electric Brake
  • 3-⅝” Rip Capacity
makita contractor table saw

As we mentioned, this unit is a bit on the heavier side — in terms of ботх weight and cost. That being said, we still thought it deserved a spot on this list due to the fact that it offers great performance — especially when you consider the fact that it’s a portable table saw rather than a stationary one. Here are some of the things that helped us get past the large cost and weight barriers.

WHY IS THIS A TOP PICK?

1. Dual Side Guards

The dual side guards on this portable table saw make measuring any material a breeze. Gone are the days when you’d waste time by trying to measure using the wrong side and have to walk all the way around to get your dimensions down.

2. Magnifying Lens

The magnifying lens helps you read the scale even if your eyesight isn’t what it used to be. It may seem like a simple addition but it can save you a lot of time through the years and help you stay efficient even after your eyesight starts to fade.

3. Smooth Action Rip Fence

The smooth action rip fence in this model will slide across the table like an ice cube on a buttered floor. Now you don’t have to waste your time dealing with sticky rip fences that jam up every next slide.

WHAT I LIKED

  • Magnifying glass cancels out the drawbacks of aging
  • Smooth action rip fence
  • Dual side guards

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE

  • Expensive
  • Slower than Skilsaw worm drive system

9. Delta Power Tools 36-6020

This product comes in two variants. One with a stand and one without it. If you already have a stand lying around, you might want to save a few extra bucks and buy the standalone version.

QUICK SUMMARY

  • 30” Rip Capacity
  • Weight: 88 lbs
  • Wheeled
  • Plastic Base
DPT 36-6020

There are quite a few things that made this product stand out even against stern competitors like DeWalt and Bosch.

WHY IS THIS A TOP PICK?

1. Retractable Blade

Have you ever worried about getting a cut while cleaning your table saw? Well, with these retractable blades you’ll never have to fear blood again. Just draw the blades down and wipe away.

2. Onboard Storage

The onboard storage helps you store the push stick along with other components and tools to ensure you can keep track of everything.
This might not seem like a lot, but it will really come in handy when you’re trying to find a certain tool that you need.

3. Large Switch

Much like the next item on our list, this portable table saw utilizes a large off switch to ensure you can shut it off in an instant in the event of an emergency.

WHAT I LIKED

  • Cool color scheme
  • Retractable blade
  • Onboard storage

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE

  • Wheels feel cheap
  • Plastic base

10. Ridgid R4516

While this isn’t the most popular of table saws, nor is it the best constructed, we felt that the overall value it provided deserved a spot on this list — albeit the last one.

QUICK SUMMARY

  • Weight: 63 lbs
  • 15 AMPS
  • Wheeled
  • Plastic Base
ridgid jobsite table saw

As we mentioned, this isn’t exactly an A-lister in the world of portable table saws. That being said, there’s still some merit to the features that it does have. Let’s take a look at them.

WHY IS THIS A TOP PICK?

1. Dust Port

This portable table saw includes a dust port. Seeing as the unit isn’t fully enclosed, you won’t get the best performance out of it.


That being said, the performance is sufficient to accomplish its purpose. Sure, you won’t get a spotless workstation, but it’ll be cleared up enough for you to do your work efficiently. It still beats models that don’t have dust ports at all.

2. Large Off Switch

You might be wondering why we’re talking about a feature as trivial as the size of the off switch. Well, believe it or not, the size of the off switch can actually be very important when you’re looking at everything from a safety perspective.


Picture the following scenario: as you’re cutting a piece of wood, the project manager comes around. His tie gets caught in the motor and he starts getting pulled towards the saw.


In a moment like this, being able to spot an off switch that you won’t miss can be the difference between life and death.

3. Ease of Use

This isn’t the most sophisticated of models, but that might be a good thing. It makes for a great training table saw for those who are new to everything. What use is having an expensive and complex table saw if you can’t even figure out how to use it.

WHAT I LIKED

  • Safety first due to large off switch
  • Functional dust port
  • Easy to use

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE

  • Heavyweight construction
  • Plastic base

OUR VERDICT

DEWALT DWE7491RS

BEST PICK

DEWALT DWE7491RS

It might be a bit costly but the price is still more than fair for the amount of power it outputs.


It’s also rather small and lightweight making it easy to bring it from one job site to another. If you want the best bang for your buck, this is the table saw for you.

Table Saw Buying Guide

Power

Power is the first thing that you should think about when making a decision on which portable job site table saw to buy. You have to ensure that the product you choose has enough raw power to accomplish the task you’re trying to achieve.

Most table saws will have power ratings either on their online listings — or on the box of the product if you’re buying it in a store.

All that being said, it’s important that you not only pay attention to the raw power the table saw has but also its compatibility with your job site. Having a table saw with a powerful motor is useless if the voltage it runs on isn’t compatible with the job site that you’ll be working at.

Stability

The next thing to look at when trying to choose your portable table saw is the stability of the item. The whole point of buying a table saw as opposed to a reciprocator or buzzsaw is the fact that it provides stability thus granting cleaner cuts and lower chances of injuring yourself.

All this is rendered moot if the table saw you choose is built in such a way that the stability isn’t up to par. When it comes to shopping online, it can be very hard to gauge stability.

Beyond looking at job site table saw reviews, you’re basically going to have to take the manufacturer’s word for it.

That’s why you should always stick to table saw manufacturers who have a good track record for stability to ensure that the unit is up to par even if you don’t get to try it out in person before making the purchase.

If you’re buying your table saw on Amazon, you could post a question in the Q&A portion of the listing.

You might get some valuable answers on the stability of the product from people who have already used it.

If the question has already been asked previously then Amazon will direct you to the original answer — thus providing the same information that you wanted only that much faster.

Tooth Count

Much like sharks, table saws can come with varying amounts of teeth. You might think that a detail like the tooth count is trivial since all saws will produce the same results regardless of the number of teeth they have.

However, you’ll find that the number of teeth on your table saw does, in fact, affect the accuracy of the cuts as well as how clean they are.

Most saws with 24 to 30 teeth will get the job done neatly but for truly stunning cuts you would be better off with one of the premium models that provide tooth counts upwards of 60.

There are even some specialty table saws with tooth counts in the three-digit range. However, those tend to be rather expensive and many in the industry argue that the difference in performance compared to more standard 60-tooth models is hardly noticeable.

One thing that we’ve learned to look out for is the fact that you should manually count the teeth of the saw. There are some manufacturers that exaggerate the tooth count on their online listings or product packaging.

Whether you’re looking at an image online or the blade itself, counting the teeth manually will help you ensure that you’re really getting the number of teeth that you paid for.

Portability

Of course, what’s the point of having a portable table saw if it isn’t all that portable. There are some products that claim to be portable yet are too huge and/or heavy to carry around.


This is even more prevalent in the online industry seeing as you won’t notice the large size or weight until your product arrives. The best way to ensure that a product is portable is by heading to your local hardware store and carrying it around for a few minutes.


If you’re set on buying the product online, you should at least review the details on the listing such as the weight and dimensions.

All sellers are instructed to list this information for shipping purposes — making it easy for you to gauge the size and weight even if you aren’t viewing the product in person.
Bear in mind that portability can be a subjective measurement and thus you shouldn’t rely too heavily on product reviews for this metric.

This is due to the fact that some people carry their portable job site table saws around while others put them in the back of a pickup truck.

Your preferred mode of transportation plays a big factor when trying to set the line between portable and stationary.

Features

Sure, some would argue that the bells and whistles are just clever tricks placed by manufacturers so that they can deposition their competitors and try to charge you more money.

And, while that can be true in some cases, there are actually some features that could make life a whole lot easier for you.

For instance, some models come with safety features that could save you a lot of money on hospital bills.

These include emergency switches and blade guards. Other features may not save your fingers entirely, but they’ll still save them from being strained. We’re, of course, referring to ergonomic features that some manufacturers have such as easy-grip handles and slide-proof coatings.

Last but not least, there are some features that improve the working environment around you. Whether it’s an add-on Bluetooth speaker or a few LED lights that brighten up the job site at night, these additions can be useful to have.

Conclusion

Whether you buy a large and toothy model that you plan to lodge in the back of your pickup before every project, or a mild-mannered smaller product, you can rest easy knowing that you’ve made an educated decision.

Now you know all about the details that matter while choosing the best portable table saw. From the power compatibility to the safety features, every little bit helps.

We know that there are many portable table saw reviews, but we hope that ours was particularly helpful in providing all the criteria and buying options you wanted.

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Happy cutting, everyone!