A table saw is a power tool commonly referred to as a saw bench. The table saw consists of an arbor mounted circular blade that is powered by an electric motor. The blade sticks out through the surface of the table that provides support and stability for the material that is being cut. Table saws are commonly used for wood works.
The earliest instance of a patented table aw was in the America’s around 1777 but there have been records of earlier use. There are many different types of table saws that a consumer can purchase and it all comes down to what they intend to use the saw for. Table saws have been categorized by 4 different types of table saws that are available for use. These four categories are:
Contractor Table Saw
These are the heavier more solid table saws. They normally are attached to bases and have wheels to help with transportation because they are too heavy to carry.
Benchtop Table Saw: This is the table saw that is mostly found on the job site. They are lightweight and portable and offer maximum stability. They are lightweight enough that they can be lifted by one person and transported. They fit easily on a workshop table hence their name.
Cabinet Table Saw: These are normally very heavy and made from steel or cast iron. This is because they strive to minimize vibrations which promotes accuracy. These table saws have closed cabinets. This table saw tends to see better clean up and less debris build up making it safer to use.
Hybrid Table Saw: These hybrids are intended to compete with higher end saws without the large price tag that is attached to the high end machines. They offer some of the features that have made cabinet table saws so famous and offer a cabinet to help with dust collection allowing for a safer work zone.