What you need to know when choosing a table saw. This important homestead tool allows you to cut all kinds of lumber and plywood with great accuracy, safety and ease.
The author gives advice on choosing a table saw. Here the author is using a DeWalt DW 744S. It has a 19-by-26-inch tabletop, and sells for about $500. This 64-pound table saw can be easily removed from its folding stand.
PHOTO: STEVE MAXWELL
Bosch's 4000-07, with a 21-by-29-inch tabletop, weighs 64 pounds without the stand and sells for about $500.
Diagram of a standard table saw.
Black and Decker's BT 2500 has a spacious 24-by-40-inch tabletop, weighs 150 pounds and sells for about $360.
The Ryobi BT 3100's two extra wheels make moving it easier. The saw has a 25- by-41-inch tabletop, weighs 107 pounds and sells for less than $300.