The table saws are available on the market today almost all fall under one of the following classifications: hand or construction site circular saws, circular saws, hybrid saws, and table saws. When you buy a new saw, you first need to know what the classifications mean and what you can expect from the saws in each class.

The type of saw that needs to be considered for your business depends on the type of woodworking, the time you use for woodworking, your budget, and in part on the space and type of accessing your business offers. Read More

Portable table saws:

Portable table saws are designed to be easy to lift and move. They are therefore ideal for carpenters and others who spend most of their time on the construction site. Table saws perform the same basic function as larger table saws, but on a smaller scale. Instead of the powerful induction motor that is found in chainsaws of other classes, a lightweight universal motor is used, which usually has a little too little muscle mass and is also quite loud.

As a further concession to mobility, most portable saws have an aluminum plate instead of cast iron. The aluminum shell and the less powerful universal motor are not necessarily “problems”, but they are definitely less durable and also mean that the saw produces more vibration and feels less stable during operation.

Bosch table saw:

The improvements made in recent years to Bosch’s portable table saws on “construction site saws” made them more profitable for woodworkers and better than ever before for carpentry work. The portable Bosch 4100 shown here, with its 15 amp universal motor and 25-inch ripping performance, provides enough power for most common ripping tasks and adequate capacity for cutting sheet materials.


However, portable saws are incapable of rupturing thick hardwoods and do not provide the accuracy required for fine woodworking. As wage, hybrid and furniture saws are more realistic choices for professional woodworkers and serious hobbyists, we will take a closer look at them below. Power Mac model A4 table saw.

Job cutting:

Contract saws were originally designed to be transportable enough to be transported from site to site. These open table saws are characterized by a clear design and an affordable price. Pay saws are relatively light and usually available to home and homeowners. Until recently, they were virtually the only option for the small shop.

Pay saws make a few concessions in the name of affordability and portability. Although most pay saws have a solid cast iron tabletop, the extension leaves can be cast iron with an open bridge or stamped metal. The spigots, gearing and mandrel assemblies of a pay saw are less rough than more expensive saws. The saw motor depends on the back of the saw – a function originally intended to make the engine easier to remove for transport – and is most often connected to the slip-on assembly via a single V-belt.

Powermatic pay saw:

Pay saws are still the most cost-effective solution for the home-based business and are well-suited for carpentry, small furniture projects, paneling, and the manufacture of basic furniture. Many pay saws are now supplied with high-quality fencing systems.

The use of best quality saw blades and saw blades developed for a particular type of cut can improve the performance of a pay saw and bring it up to date for many advanced woodworking projects. Purchasing a payload saw with solid cast iron extension blades increases the saw’s stability and reduces the impact of vibration on the saw’s less powerful journals and gears.

Cabinet saws:

Cabinet saws – called because of the completely closed Cabinet – form the other end of the spectrum of the pay saw. Cabinet Saws meet the performance and durability requirements of professional woodworkers. Cabinet saws are much larger in overall design than pay saws – they are made of more cast iron and steel, have heavier spigots, gears and shaft assemblies, and more powerful engines than their pay saws. The cumulative result is a saw that can easily cut through even the thickest hardwoods throughout the day without vibration or vibration affecting the alignment and settings of the saw or the nerves of the operator.


A number of features characterize the furniture saw. The motor is located in the housing bottom and is therefore quieter. The completely closed floor offers the advantage that the dust extraction is facilitated. The motor and shaft assembly is attached to the cabinet base with heavy-duty spigots.