Lately, businesses have identified that there’s an apparent gulf in class between cost-efficient contractor saws and high-end cabinet saws. It has resulted in a whole new group of saw – The ‘hybrid’ saw.
The hybrid table saw includes several of the most necessary cabinet saw capabilities at a price that may still be in range for a keen beginner hobbyist.
A few hybrid saws possess a more cabinet-style foundation and other types possess a small enclosed base and legs. In each case, the base is enclosed, housing the motor inside.
Hybrid saws have more powerful trunnions and arbor bearings and in most cases have got a stronger drive belt system and gearing when compared to contractor saws. The trunnions of hybrid saws are oftentimes attached to the base of the saw, which makes the detailed placement of the blade with the miter slot less painful and more enjoyable.
The fact is hybrid table saws are a scaled-down adaptation of a cabinet saw. They’re lighter in weight and designed with less powerful motors. They aren’t in reality in the same class as superior cabinet saws, nonetheless, hybrids have proven to be stable and well made and can offer several positive aspects to a keen hobbyist.
Choosing the Best Table Saw for Your Needs:
The type of saw that may suit your needs best is based on:
Whatever woodworking you perform
The time you spend woodworking
Your budget and
Your own working area as well as the sort of access you’ll have to your working area (for example, think twice before having to move a large cabinet saw into a smallish cellar or basement)
If you simply spend only a few hours per week in your workshop, building small cabinets and working on modest craft-type projects, even though a cabinet saw could be wonderful to have, it is beyond what you’ll need.
Having said that, if you’re managing a nice workshop and so you demand a saw that could run for several hours without hesitation, a low-end contractor saw might slow you down and you’ll wind up being frustrated.
Hybrid saws provide you with flexible options both for dedicated hobbyists and in particular small-scale specialist workshops.
In addition to the type of saw you need, the particular characteristics of the saw are equally as important.
More and more inexpensive contractor saws offer you several of the capabilities that you might find on an excellent cabinet saw.
But don’t forget that while saws within the cabinet saw category share specific characteristics, they are not all produced at the same level of quality. Be aware of the level of a saw’s components, which includes the standard of:
The grind and finish of the top and extension wings
The fence system
The weight and positions of the trunnions
The features that make power to the blade stronger
When you buy a table saw you’re making a large investment which means that it is worth thorough consideration. So read through reviews, analyze specifications and check out the good and bad points of any saws you are considering.