Today I'm covering benchtop table saws. This is part two of two in my round-up of our most useful table saw reviews. Part one covered the larger models. Today I'm covering benchtop table saws. Part one covered the larger models. Today I'm covering benchtop table saws.
The Powermatic 1792001K PM2000 is an award winning cabinet table saw that features a 1-phase, 3 HP motor with rout-R lift and Accu-fence system which set a new standard for innovation through thanks to the saw’s large body design and an incredible range of patented features.
Contractor saws are a good blend of size and capacity. Contractor table saws come with open, fixed legs, rather than the rolling stand of a portable saw or the enclosed base of a cabinet saw. They're bulkier than portable saws, but in most cases they also have larger tables, making it easier to cut plywood and sheet stock.
Even with just the enclosure on the bottom of the saw, it cuts down on flying dust tremendously. With the dust extraction system being relatively powerful, sometimes I just run it while doing work on the lathe or with a router. It has enough volume that it will circulate roughly all the air from the workshop through the dust extractor every 15 minutes, so running it, even near the source of dust, tends to clear the air of fine dust over time.
My brother had those mounted on his table saw. I went ahead and bought some magnetic featherboards. I might end up buying a stock feeder. I like the idea of have a steady and consistant feed rate. I have a shaper and will be building some doors so the stock feeder would be handy.
MicroLux® Mini Tilt Arbor Table Saw for Benchtop Hobby Use (290.00) sand the MicroLux® Miniature Table Saw (160.00). I own the Micro-lux miniature saw with fixed arbor version and have been very happy with it for many years. Please note that cutting anything thicker than a 1/4 inch is too thick.