Subscribe now and save up to 56%
Being an admirere of European automobiles, I appreciate well-engineered machines like the new Hammer K3 Winner tablesaw (I tested the 31×48-in. model). The right-tilting saw is a smooth operator with a 3-kilowatt motor (a bit more than 4 hp) that delivers serious cutting power, an adjustable riving knife for enhanced safety, an electronic motor brake for safety and convenience, and a European-style rip fence that can be used in a high or low profile, all for less than most other sliding saws on the market.
Micro-adjust rip fence. The Euro-style fence lets you dial in the cut with precision.
Of course, the sliding table is the big selling point. Seldom seen on American saws, it provides super-accurate cuts with support close to the blade, replacing your shopmade crosscut sled and making miter cuts, trimming doors to fit, and a host of other fussy operations easy and safe, not to mention how excellent a sliding table is with sheet goods. This slider is silky-smooth in operation and has a locking pin that secures the table for ripcuts. The long crosscut fence is accurate and easily adjusted for miter cuts, and it features a stout flip-up stop for repeat crosscuts.
The 12-in. blade has a unique double 9mm pin arbor mount with a central 30mm bore. It’s available from Hammer, and dado blades are available from forrestblades.com (item No. DK06244; $337, with custom bore).
Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox
Become a member today
Get instant access to all FineWoodworking.com content.
Subscribe to Fine Woodworking
Save up to 56%
Kezurou-kai Mini, or NYC KEZ for short, is a gathering in which craftsmen and enthusiasts come together to celebrate Japanese style woodworking.
Fast, fun approach to making a comfortable, casual seat
Eliminate tearout, banish snipe, and get smooth results every time
Demystifying one of woodworking's oldest traditions
Custom-made sanding drums let you smooth any curve
Because the chuck key is so small and short, releasing a bit from my drill press stresses my wrist and fingers more than anything else I do in the shop.…
Become a member today and get instant access to all FineWoodworking.com content!
Plus tips, advice, and special offers from Fine Woodworking.
In-depth online classes from the experts at Fine Woodworking.
Enter now for your chance to win a Lee Valley block plane valued at $160.
© 2016 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Become a member and get instant access to thousands of videos, how-tos, tool reviews, and design features.