Table Saws, Blades, and Accessories
Even an old beater can perform like a high-performance machine if you trick it out properly.
Why spend your hard-earned cash on a miter gauge when one comes free with every tablesaw? Because today's aftermarket crosscut accessories add increased reliability and accuracy -- in some cases, down to 1/10°.
We put 28 of the leading 10" models through rigorous trials in search of the perfect "do-everything" blade. The good news: We found several that qualify.
These machines combine some of the beefy qualities of 3-hp cabinet saws with the lighter weight and 110-volt convenience of contractor-style saws. You'll find out whether one belongs in your shop, and if so, which model to buy.
For $500 to $700, you can choose from a lot of tablesaws (we tested 11 for this article). So how do you decide on one? To find out, we put them through a series of tests cutting hardwoods.
With riving knives now required to earn approval by Underwriters Laboratories, manufacturers took the opportunity to freshen up their saws. We tested 9 of them.
Muff-style hearing protectors reduce the sound reaching your ears, effectively preventing hearing damage.
Those helping hands come from stock hold-ins and hold-downs, which secure workpieces on tablesaws, router tables, and other machines.