Cabinet Saw Test
A review of 10 heavy-duty cabinet saws from Europe, North America and Taiwan
Synopsis: Niall Barrett and Lon Schleining team up to review cabinet saws, checking tabletops for flatness, arbor flanges for runout, fences for accuracy, and a giving each machine a once-over for safety. They looked at how difficult the saws were to assemble, and they evaluated power, noise, dust, and more. You’ll see the specs for each saw they inspected — blade size, blade tilt, fence, price, warranty, contact info for the manufacturer, along with notes from each evaluator. Schleining tells why he likes left-tilting saws, and both authors weigh in on service and parts. And they cite their favorites among all the saws they tested. Side information discusses two sliding tablesaws from Europe.
Few tools are as central to a workshop as a tablesaw. Buying one is not a decision woodworkers take lightly, and it’s no surprise that heated debates over cabinet saws take up a lot of bandwidth on…