Your wood is too big and does not fit in the oven? With a practical table saw, it’s easy to cut the wood to fit. It is an all-purpose weapon for the woodwork of any kind.
We’ve summarized everything you need to know about buying a table saw in our checklist . You can find a table saw for your workshop in our product recommendations.
- The housing of circular table sa ws is made of plastic or metal, depending on the model.
- Metal housings are particularly solid and torsion-resistant.
- Plastic housings are lighter and are therefore more suitable for transportable circular table saws.
- Circular table saws are available with and without a base.
- Circular table saws with extendable table extensions that can be adjusted to the size of the workpieces to be processed are advantageous.
- Make sure that a circular table saw with an underframe has a firm stand.
- Ideally, the height of the table legs can be adjusted to your height.
- A circular table saw should have at least 1,000 watts of motor power. With less power, there is a risk that the speed will drop when cutting, resulting in unclean saw edges.
- Most high-quality circular table saws have a power rating of 2,000 watts or more.
- The depth of cut indicates how thick the material you are cutting with the table saw can be.
- Machines with a cutting depth of 75 mm or more are recommended.
- The cutting angle indicates the inclination of the saw blade and can usually be set from 0° to 45°.
- Circular table saws are ideal if both the cutting depth and the cutting angle can be continuously adjusted. This allows the saw blade to be optimally adjusted to the thickness of the workpiece in question.
- Professional table saws have a so-called undercut function. This allows, for example, two wooden boards to be cut at different angles. This leaves room for the glue when joining the wood panels and creates a seamless transition.
- For the most versatile work possible, a rip fence and an angle fence should be included.
- The rip fence helps align workpieces for accurate lengthwise cuts.
- The angle fence allows for various angle cuts.
- A cover over the saw, called the saw blade guard, and a riving knife prevent small parts from being hurled toward the user.
- A push stick protects your fingers.
- An overheating protection is also important.
- For dust-free work, a table saw with a vacuum cleaner connection is recommended.
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FAQ About Table Circular Saws
The size and strength of your table saw depends on its intended use. You can find a practical selection of circular table saws in our product recommendations.
For DIYers, a small table saw with a power of 1000 to 1500 watts is sufficient.
The table saw should be set so that you don’t have to bend down when sawing.
With a chop saw, the vertical saw blade is pressed down on the workpiece from above. With a table saw, the workpiece is pushed into the saw blade. With a crosscut saw it is possible to work more accurately, but sawing takes longer. A circular table saw allows you to work faster, but tends to be less accurate.
For furniture making, a more powerful table saw with about 2000 watts is recommended. This will give you a clean cut pattern on your furniture.
Inexpensive circular table saws are available from 100 euros. Professional versions cost between 1000 and 10,000 euros.
With a table saw, the workpiece is pushed over the work table into the rotating saw blade to fit it. The saw blade is rigid and basically cannot be moved.
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