Types and designs of saws

The table saw is designed to provide uniform and accurate cuts. The iron or cast aluminum tabletop provides a level working surface. For precise wire cuts, it has an adjustable stop guide that attaches to the tabletop and holds the piece parallel to the blade. The saw also has a miter gauge that resembles a conveyor. It can be adjusted at angles ranging from 30 to 90 degrees and usually has two preset stops at 45 and 90 degrees.

Every table saw has two handwheel controls; one adjusts the height of the blade and the other bevels the blade for bevel cuts (zero to 45 degrees). The table saw has a removable metal plate called a throat plate with a blade slot. It is placed level with the board and provides access to the blade and shaft.

To protect against any accidents, the table saw has a blade guard with three important safety features: a blade cover, a splitter, and an impact device. The divider keeps the part away from the cut and allows it not to approach the blade. The impact device has teeth (or prowlers) to prevent a connecting piece from being ejected.

When it comes to choosing the right table saw, it is important to know that table saws come in four configurations according to table size, weight, engine size and voltage conditions. For the workplace, the options are a table saw (portable bench saw) or a table saw for the contractor.

Portable table saw

The models of table saws or portable table saws are the smallest and lightest. They usually weigh from 40 to 150 pounds and have a 20 by a 32-inch table. Transportable models use 13 to 15 amp motors, use 10-inch blades, and operate with a standard 120-volt electric service.