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The Heart of your Workshop

The Heart of your Workshop

The Table Saw is one of the most versatile machines in any workshop and it's critical to take the time to research the one that best suits your needs, as not all Table Saws are created equal.

Table Saw Basics

A table saw is designed primarily for cutting thinner boards in very straight lines, along or across the grain. Most 250mm or 10-inch table saws have a maximum cutting depth of around 75mm.
They are made up of a circular saw blade, mounted on an arbor and powered by an electric motor. Adjustment handles allow you to set the height and tilting angle of the blade and a locking fence is used to set a fixed distance from the blade. This would be a RIP CUT.

  • A mitre gauge or similar attachment is used to perform cross grain cutting at various angles.  This is referred to as a CROSS CUT.
  • Various jigs and accessories can be added to expand these uses or increase accuracy.
  • Specialty blades can sometimes be used to cut dados or wide slots in a single pass.
  • Table saws usually offer large tabletops, allowing larger materials to feed through the blade.

Table Saw Considerations

Table Saws are very accurate when set up correctly, but are limited by the height of the blade above the table (their cut depth capacity) and their maximum rip capacity.

The space required in your workshop is dictated by the size of the table saw, but also the space around it, where you would be feeding materials through the blade.  This is very important when dealing with sheet goods.

The danger from a poorly setup table saw is obvious. A spinning blade and contact with any body part never ends well, but it’s also important to remain aware of your workpiece or offcut being forced back toward you, if not properly controlled. This is referred to as ‘kickback’.

For clean, accurate straight cuts, or to work with sheet type products, the right table saw is a great investment for your workshop!

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Browse all the best brands of Table Saws at Carbatec today!

SawStop Table Saws are the only Cabinet Saws that detect blade contact with skin, triggering the Stop Brake Technology. The blade carries a small electrical signal, which the safety system continually monitors. When skin contacts the blade, the signal changes because the human body is conductive. The change to the signal activates the safety system and fires the brake, stopping the blade in less than 5 milliseconds!

SawStop Table Saw

Make all of the adjustments you need to your project materials by adding a Laguna table saw to your tool collection. Laguna offers a wide range of easy-to-use machines that allow you to precisely cut your materials into the correct shapes and sizes. These table saws also offer longevity, providing you with long-term dependability.

Laguna Table Saw

Carbatec has been a trusted brand for woodworking enthusiasts and professionals across Australia and New Zealand, since 1987.
Our quality woodworking products are designed and built to offer value and performance, making the latest features and technological advancements more accessible to Aussie woodworkers.
Backed by our no-fuss after-sales care and warranty support, you can trust Carbatec to keep you woodworking, as promised.

Carbatec Table Saw