Portable Table Saw Reviews come in three varieties: contractor’s, portable, and stationary table saws. All of these saws vary in weight, horsepower and price. When considering the purchase of a table saw, it is important to consider your primary uses for the saw and your budget restrictions.
Portable table saws
First, the portable table saw is the lightest of the three. On average, it weighs between 40 to 100 lbs. with a range from 3 to 15 amps in power and has a 10″ blade diameter. The portable saw is easily transported form job site to job site due to its compact nature and space saving design. Compared with the other two types (contractor’s and stationary), the portable one is the least expensive. It also is designed for normal voltage in homes, workshops and jobsites. Portable saws range in price from $100 to $700 depending on the make and model. Unlike, the stationary table saw, the portable table saw is designed for light to medium workload, which makes this saw a great choice for home projects demanding light to medium intensity.
Contractor’s table saws
Next, the contractor’s table saw has a blade diameter of 10″, exhibits one to three horsepower and weighs anywhere in the range of 200 to 300 lbs. Similar to the portable saw, contractor’s saws can also be brought back and forth from jobsite to jobsite. The contractor’s table saw, with increase horsepower, exhibits the cutting ability, stability, support and power for working with larger workloads. This saw is characterized by its long-lasting performance and durability. Contractor’s saws range in price from $500 up to $1000 depending on quality and design. The contractor’s saw is recommended for medium to heavy-duty work both at home and at jobsites.
Stationary table saws
Third, the largest and most expensive of the three table saws is the stationary table saw, also known as the cabinet table saw due to its enclosed cabinet base platform. The stationary saw’s blade diameter is 10″ or 12″ depending on make and model. This saw has 3 to 5 horsepower and can weigh anywhere from 400 to 800 lbs. Due to its heavy-duty build, it is not portable, as indicated by the name. Therefore, this saw must be on site in order to use during work. This saw is extremely durable and contains many high performing parts, which are protected by the cabinet style design. Amongst the three table saws, the stationary saw exhibits the greatest power, cut capacity, stability and support. This kind of saw varies in price from $900 to $5000 depending on make and model. This table saw is recommended for demanding professional use either at home or at the jobsite.