The modern furniture industry has introduced a wide range of new materials for furniture manufacturing, but most customers agree that nothing compares to warmth, coziness, reliability and elegance of wooden furniture. There is a true art in woodcraft and high – quality, solid timber is such a potent raw material in the hands of the skilled manufacturer. Our company has been exploring the limits of this field for decades and our experts are implementing their rich knowledge, skills, experience and sense for beauty into every manufactured piece of furniture. There will be a short guide on how to find the best inexpensive table saw.
However, if you have some of your own ideas, a little bit of talent and skills for woodcraft and a wish to test it in your own home, we are ready to assist you with advice and tips from the experts. Aside from skill, wish and quality wood, you will need some powerful tools. Table saw is one of them. Here are some general guidelines on how to pick the best table saw for your domestic woodcraft.
Define your plans and projects
The market offers a wide range of table saw models, but you probably won’t need a model designed for professionals, such as those we use in our company, but rather some of the models optimized for DIY domestic projects. Determine the most challenging task you are planning to conduct and opt for the DIY table saw model that will enable you to do it. Also, consider the space limitations, keeping in mind that the table saw requires a certain area for the mere construction of the tool and some additional safety room.
Adjust the model to your goals
There are three main types of table saw, each with pros and cons. Bench table top saws, also known as job site saws, are commonly used models among amateur enthusiasts. These models are light, portable, perfect for limited working space, moderately challenging woodcraft tasks, relatively affordable and do not overload electric supplying in your house. On the drawback side, these models have limited power and won’t cut through thick stocks. Contractor table saws are frequently bought among DIY wood manufacturers.
These models are more powerful, suitable for heavier tasks and larger projects, provide precision and versatility, but will not burden residential electrical installations. Finally, cabinet saws are the closest to professional machines DIY manufacturers use. These machines are powerful enough to conduct extensive projects, serious woodcraft work, provide extreme precision and usually come with additional features. Cabinet saws are not mobile, require significant working space and higher voltage. Opt for these models only if you are aiming big when it comes to wooden furniture manufacturing.
Specific product features
In each of the previously mentioned groups of table saws, you will find a large assortment of models and products. When picking the right one for you, pay attention to some specific features. Look for flat top and accurate miter gauge, saw model with integrated dust collector, models that come with more than one blade and have motor providing sufficient power to meet your needs.