Next in our panel saw reviews is the second superb Safety Speed wall saw, this time the pricier and slightly bulkier H5, another industry classics and a staple in small workshops across the world.
If you’re looking for everything that a full-sized panel saw has to bring to your business without bankrupting yourself, although not cheap, the H5 represents outstanding value and brings an industrial panel saw into the sights of even smaller businesses.
You can enjoy the productivity gains you’d expect from a hulking Goliath while still staying within budget. Then all that remains is to watch that modest investment keep on saving you time and money for years to come.
Check out the features at a glance. They’re broadly similar to the C4…
As with all Safety Speed kit, don’t be fooled by the marketing pictures including every available optional extra. Price up what you’re interested in, whether it’s the folding stand or the wheels, and factor this into your budget before you get started. The alternative is to end up wildly overspending or going without so make sure you can get what you need without going into the red.
If you’re happy, the H5 packs the same powerhouse engine as its smaller brother, the C4. The 1600-watt unit allows you to work at full clip without ever losing out in terms of accuracy or finish. The primary purpose of any panel saw is to get more work done in less time and the Safety Speed H5 will help you accomplish this goal in spades.
Like with the C4, all the vital stats are as you’d expect from a commercial panel saw. Unlimited rip cuts and generous cross cuts up to 64 inches give you plenty of latitude whatever the application. You’ll get 96-inch maximum ripping width from this 8-inch blade so you’ve got all main bases covered.
Thinking of the blade, Safety Speed includes a fine-toothed blade with this panel saw. If you intend to work with non-ferrous workpieces, you’ll need to buy a dedicated blade separately.
If you’re looking for an even cleaner, safer workshop – and let’s face it, who isn’t? – you can purchase a kit featuring a lengthy hose that slips over the rollers. The saw itself hooks up to a dust collection port so you should be perfectly braced alongside whatever dust extraction system you use.
Build quality throughout is rock-solid despite the relatively lightweight nature of this wall saw.
We’ll underscore the leading benefits and very few downsides of this hard-hitting saw before pushing on with our panel saw reviews…