Hammer- K3 Winner 31x48 Tablesaw - Fine Woodworking Tool Review
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Hammer- K3 Winner 31x48 Tablesaw

Hammer - Hammer- K3 Winner 31x48 Tablesaw

With a 3-kilowatt motor, the Hammer K3 WInner 31x48 sliding tablesaw delivers serious cutting power.

$3250 (As of 9/25/2012)

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Editor's Review: How to Tune Up Your Tablesaw

by Roland Johnson

review date: September 25, 2012

Being an admirere of European automobiles, I appreciate well-engineered machines like the new Hammer K3 Winner tablesaw (I tested the 31x48-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.

Hammer K3 Winner 31x48 Tablesaw

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).

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Editor Test Results:

Table Flatness N/A
Parallel Test N/A
Arbor Runout N/A
Noise Level N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Hammer
Manufacturer's Web Site www.hammerusa.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-700-0071
Max Rip Capacity 48-in.
Fence N/A
Horsepower 4 HP
Amps N/A
Volts 230 V
Blade size 12-in.
Blade tilt 90°– 45°

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