How To Choose Table Saw

Table saws also may have features that allow them to make bevel cuts and miter cuts easier, along with the rip fence bar that allows you to make straight cuts that are truly straight. You may have a miter gauge that will enable you to move the piece of wood to create cuts at specific angles. A bevel system will allow you to easily create beveled edges on your woodworking projects.

From there, you may also want to think about the accessories that you may want. These accessories will let you do more with your new table saw. Extension tables are always good because they enable you to work with larger pieces of wood with less struggle. A mobile stand for your table saw will give even large stationary saws a way to be moved around. They are a great option if you are in a small shop or may need to move your heavy saw to where it is out of the way. Some saws may also be usable with dado sets. Dado sets allow you to cut straight slots with only a single pass, which is perfect for putting together shelves.

Last, but not least, before you complete your purchase of a new saw, you will want to ensure that it has features that will make it easy for you to complete the projects you want to tackle. These features may include:

*How Many Amps Does It Have? The more amps the motor can produce, the more cutting power you will have. This also means you can cut harder woods.
*How Does It Handle Dust? Some saws freely blow dust everywhere while others have blowers or hook to vacuums to ensure that the dust does not get in your way.
*Ease of Changing the Blade. If you purchase a saw that does not have a shaft lock, it may be harder to change out the blade.
*Does It Have a Magnetic Shutoff? A magnetic shut off will enable the saw, in the event of a power outage, to reset to the off position automatically. This means that when the power comes back on, you do not have to worry that the motor will turn on as well.
*Are There Blade Guards Available? Blade guards are on some saws to protect you from dust and possible chunks of wood that may fly off. It can also lessen the chance of kickbacks and you accidentally touching the blade.
*Is It Easily Adjustable? Some rip fences have control knobs that allow you to fine tune the fence. Some are also extendable so that you can work on more projects.
*Will It Power Off with a Kick Switch? A kick switch is another way of shutting off the motor on the saw. It can be “kicked” with a foot or a knee to ensure that you do not take your hands off the board you are cutting if it may pose a safety risk for you to do so.

After you have done your research and found the saw, and features, that you want for it to have, you will have to move on to deciding which blades you want to use. In some cases, this may also change the way you look at your table saw. Not all blades can be used on all saws. Therefore, you will have to check for compatibility with the saw you have chosen.

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