This blog is about what type of table saw should I buy. When you need to do quick rip cuts, a table saw is your go-to tool, but which one do you need? Don’t worry, you got this.
Step 01. There are two types of table saws: stationary models and Jobsite models.
Stationary table saws are designed for ripping large pieces of wood, including breaking down sheet plywood with high-performance motors and premium parts to offer the greatest cut capacity, stability, and support. If you have a workshop and need a table saw that can stand up to frequent and demanding use. A stationary table saw is ideal.
Jobsite table saws come in two models: Compact or Contractor.
Compact models are lightweight, generally don’t include a standard wheelbase, and are great for home renovations or on-the-go jobs. They are made to be transported easily carried around on the Jobsite.
Contractor models give you a larger range of cutting capacity or features, and often have a collapsible scissored or wheeled stand that’s attached to the saw.
Step 02. Make sure to check the fencing system, you need one that gives you a reliable parallel alignment with the blade. When you lock the rip fence in position. This is the best way to get accurate ripping clean cuts.
Step 03. Finally, choose a saw that has the features that matter to you look at the rip or cut capacity that the saw offers to both the left and right sides of the blade. If you’re doing basic work such as trimming deck and fence a rip capacity of 20-inches or lower is sufficient. However, if you’re venturing into more varied work such as custom carpentry, you will need more options. Look for a saw with a minimum of 24 inches to the right of the blade.
A soft start feature will manage the intensity of motor startup offering you more refined performance and minimizing the chance of tripping a circuit breaker.
Constant Speed Control:
Constant speed control lets you maintain your speed under an unexpected low like a knot in the woods. This reduces the chance of kickback and helps ensure you don’t get a bird in the material.
Bevel Angle Range:
Check the bevel angle range on your saw. Generally, you’ll see a range of about minus two degrees to 45 degrees, which is sufficient for most jobs. If you want added versatility look for a saw with a beveled range that exceeds past 45 degrees.
A saw with a dado capacity allows you to add a dado blade for different kinds of woodworking such as cabinetry.
Dust Collection System:
Look for a good dust collection feature that helps keep your workspace clean and safe. Some models can be attached to a wet dry bag. Dust collection reduces the amount of dust and particles that accumulate inside the machine helping to prolong the machine’s life. Now that you know what you’re looking for in a table saw remember that safety is imperative you read the instruction manual before operating make sure to use the blade guard and kick back paws that come with your table saw and always wear proper safety.