If you’re shopping for a new table saw, then the chances are you’ve probably seen the two major varieties: the table saw that has a fixed table top rail and a sliding miter saw. Both of these varieties have their benefits, and I’m going to talk about both today. Read on to find out more.
A non-skipping miter saw does not have these rails, and instead has the ability to slide out of place when not being used. However, you will need to remove the saw from the table if you want to use it without the rails. Now, want to read up the whole article, but have too much time on your hand to do it? I have created a quick review of both a non-slipping and a sliding miter saw, so now you can return to the article later and read the entire thing at a more convenient time for you.
The differences between a non-skiing miter saw and a sliding miter saw are: The sliding miter saw does not have the rails around the table, while the non-skiing miter saw has these rails in the center of the table. This allows the table saw to slide out of the way whenever it’s not being used. This is ideal for a person who works on small jobs where they won’t be using the table for more than a few minutes at any given time.
You may be able to save a few dollars by choosing the non-skiing miter saw over the sliding one, but you should consider one of the other factors as well. For example, you may find that the non-skiing miter saw is less accurate because the rails allow the blade to move. The blades also will have more wear and tear with the use of these rails, which means that your cuts will be shorter, more random, and take a longer time to complete.
If you are interested in saving money, you may want to try out a sliding miter saw. The sliding variety is more affordable, because the rails allow the blade to move freely instead of having the rails installed directly onto the table top. It may be a bit more inaccurate than the non-skiing version, but you’ll still get a good result and not be frustrated by this type of machine as much as you would if you went with the non-skiing variety.
Both of these saws are great tools to have when you shop for a table saw. I highly recommend checking out all of your options before you decide on purchasing one!