Different types of table saws include band, cabinet, and circular types. The most popular by far is the circular style because it cuts through boards with a lot less effort compared to other types.
This is why most carpenters prefer this type of saw over others; they are also more precise compared to other types. Other types cater to specific needs for example, if you are planning on cutting only long lengths then a stationary table saw is best used for that purpose; while shorter boards would be perfect for use in portables or transportable ones.
Types of Table Saw
Due to their portability, there are two types of saws: portable and stationary types.
Portable Table Saw
They are also easier to carry around since they can be folded up or rolled down. As their name implies, these types of table saws are best used in the job site or on a workbench.
They have the capability to cut through big pieces of wood and are usually used for types of projects which require precision cuts such as trimming doors, moldings, furniture, etc.
The more common types of table portable table saws include the following:
Bench top Table Saw
The types of portable table saw that includes bench top types will usually include a stand but it is important for you to know that there are also some types which do not feature one. Usually features a stand but it can also be used without it depending on your preference.
These types may lack certain accessories compared with other types; however, they are relatively cheaper than other types as well as very light and easy-folding capabilities which make them quite ideal for people who are into projects that require precise cuts (i.e., trimming doors, moldings).
Compact Table Saw
Compact types may lack certain features which other types have; however, they make up for it in terms of portability and easy-folding capabilities.
These types of saws are very versatile and can be used for a number of different types of cuts.
They also feature foldable arm which makes them quite easy to carry around from one DIY project location to another. Compact types may lack certain accessories compared with other types; however, they are relatively cheaper than other types as well as very light and easy-folding capabilities which make them quite ideal for people who are into projects that require precise cuts (i.e., trimming doors, moldings).
When it comes to types of table saws according to their functionality, the main types include:
Sliding types – this kind is designed for heavy duty work. They’re larger than most types; hence its weight for greater stability. In addition, it features aluminum fence rails that adjust easily (and are also detachable) while having zero play at all times. The miter gauge slides on an aluminum insert while using Teflon friction pads instead of ball bearings for smooth movement without any friction or binding
Contractor types – also known as “jobsite types” because they’re usually used for heavy purposes.