To round out our look at these table saw reviews, here’s a true heavyweight table saw, a fantastic cabinet from SawStop.
This table saw is certainly not cheap and it is absolutely not for everyone. For portability or use on the job site, check out one of our other recommendations. If, however, you have the budget to spare and you want a saw fit for any factory shop or commercial outlet, though read on…
Before we explore this saw more fully, a brief breakdown of the major features:
In terms of the very best table saws, cabinet models are in a league of their own. At a colossal 493 pounds, you won’t be moving this in a hurry! That’s hardly the point, though. A saw like this is not meant to be carried around so if you want a permanent fixture capable of seriously heavy-duty cutting, keep reading…
The 3HP motor runs on 220V. You can cut precisely even if you need this saw for professional use. It’s built to cope with even demanding applications and to keep running for extended periods without overheating or letting you down.
There’s a 36-inch glide fence which allows you to make a range of cuts in multiple directions. The maximum depth of cut is 3 1/8 inches at 0 degrees and 2 ¼ inches at 90 degrees. This is pretty standard for table saws in this class and gives you the ability to undertake a wide range of cuts.
Every woodworker knows the plague of working in a dusty environment. The SawStop has a fantastic dust collection system so you can enjoy your cutting without your eyes being strained. Almost all of the dust is wicked away both above and below the table. Up above, the blade does all the legwork and there’s a neatly designed shroud which pulls all this dust away from the blade. The 4-inch port means you can slip your shop vac on with no issues.
When you have a table saw as large and capable as the SawStop, safety is paramount. Dust is only one issue when it comes to operating risk-free. You’re in completely safe hands thanks to an exceptional patented system to lessen any likelihood of injury…
The blade carries an electrical charge. If your skin contacts your blade, the signal changes. The safety system is activated. The aluminum brake stops the blade and sends it under the table. Power is shut off and restarting is straightforward. This system alone makes the SawStop worth considering if you want a hazard-free factory or workshop.
Another valuable safety feature is a lockout key. This prevents any unauthorized users from firing up the saw. The last thing you want is your kid wandering into the workshop and starting up your table saw.
The start/stop paddle allows for hands-free shutoff if you have both hands occupied. Simply use your knee to grind things to a halt.
The heavyweight trunnion on the SawStop has the thickest arbors you can find on a 10-inch saw. These have gas pistons which make for extremely smooth operation. The gearing is extremely rugged and open to minimize the way in which dust tends to compact.
If you want more mobility, you can pay a little more for the mobility base. You’ll get pivoting and stationary casters allow you a bit of wiggle room. There’s also a further upgrade assembly available which serves up a 1000-pound lift capacity, 4 pivoting casters along with a hydraulic piston lift.
Cutting full sheets of most materials is a pleasure with the SawStop. As far as cabinet saws goes, this is a real prizewinner.