Buying a table saw is probably one of the most important investments you’ll make as you shop for woodworking tools for use in your shop.
A good table saw can quickly turn your simple mediocre woodworking shop into a super woodworking workshop because it’s one of the most important machines that simply makes a difference in any wood shop.
Once you get it, you’ll wonder how you’ve manage to carry out your projects without it. Provided you get a good one, you’ll going to be using it in all your projects.
Since getting a good one is important, I’m going to be providing you with 5 things you need to know before buying a table saw for use in your workshop.
There are different types
If you’ve only seen cabinet style table saws, you may think those are the only type of table saws out there. And because cabinet table saws are expensive, you may get reluctant to get one that’s suitable for your needs.
Well, the truth is, there are other cheaper types of table saws. Portable jobsite table saws are the least expensive of them all. You can get one up and running in your workshop with just less than 400 bucks.
There are different types of table saws. However, whatever type you decide to get, it is very important that you get one that has a very flat top. A table top table is made up of the part that houses the blade, and extension wings to increase the size of the table.
The part you want to be dead flat is the part that houses the table saw blade. If it’s not flat, you’re going to get a hard time getting it to cut accurately.
A good fence is key
Table saws come with different types of fence. No matter how good looking the table saw you want to buy is, you have to check the fence it’s equipped with.
This is because a bad fence can totally ruin your purchase. Make sure the fence moves freely and locks in place when you need it to.
Get a new blade
When you buy a new table saw, one of the best things you can do for yourself to get the best out of your new table saw is to get a new stock blade to replace the one that came with the saw.
Many a times, table saw manufacturers don’t equip the saw with the best quality of blade. So, it is up to you to get a good quality blade in order to get the best out of your table saw.
Without a good blade, even the best table saw socks.
There you go. Those are some of the things you need to know before buying a new table saw.