Used Table Saws For Sale
Having a table saw on your jobsite, or in your workshop, is a great way to get your wood working tasks completed much quicker. If you have found yourself needing a new table saw, you may want to take the time to look at some prices of used table saws for sale. Chances are, you are going to find a much lower price for lightly used equipment than what you would pay for a brand new piece of machinery. You will also want to go over some of the considerations you will need to make when you are ready to make the purchase, as well as some safety tips to help you get the most use out of your new-to-you machine, without risking an injury to yourself.
Considerations When Purchasing
Size Of The Motor – The first consideration you are going to need to make is the size of the motor that you will find on the table saw. In general, larger motors are able to handle thicker woods, and more dense materials than a lighter capacity motor will be able to handle. With a higher capacity motor, though, you are going to be looking at a higher price tag for the machine than a lower torque motor. Low torque motors are also not sufficient for heavy duty use, such as when you’re using the saw on a job site performing regular cuts.
Size Of The Saw Blade – As a general rule, larger blades are going to last longer on a table saw because they contain more teeth. For each cut that you make each tooth will touch the material less, which adds up to a large amount of extra cuts you can make over time, before you have to replace the blade. Larger blades do tend to cost more money, and require a higher capacity motor than smaller blades do.
Included Accessories – If you are going to be getting regular use out of your table saw, you are going to want to try to find a used model that contains the accessories that will make your life easier, or consider purchasing them separately from the saw itself. Accessories such as the guards and fences, push sticks, inserts, and splitters to prevent kickbacks are all going to be necessary to help make your job that much easier, and allow you to get more cuts done in the same amount of time.
Portable vs Benchtop – Where are you going to be using the saw at the most? If you are going to be keeping it in your workshop and performing the work there, you can get away with purchase a benchtop saw that is not very portable, but allows you to get the job done quickly. However, if you are going to be transferring the saw from jobsite to jobsite, you are going to want to purchase a portable table saw that can fold up into itself and loads for easy transport from one place to another.
Tip #1: Always Wear Safety Glasses – Table saws are incredibly dangerous machines, especially if you do not use them properly and protect yourself from potential hazards. One of the biggest hazards is having the saw throw large bits of sawdust towards your face, because of the angle and direction that the blade is spinning. This can be avoided by using brand new blades, in most cases, but there are still times when sawdust will get into your eyes and make it hard to continue working.
Tip #2: Always Use A Push Stick – Using a push stick while you are feeding through the last bits of the piece of wood you are cutting will go a long way toward preventing kick back, and making sure that you leave with the same amount, and length of fingers that you started the day with.
Tip #3: Use The Right Blade For The Job – There are a few different types of blades that perform their designed work much better than other jobs. For instance, a single blade serves great for ripping and cutting wood, while a multiple dado blade is better for cutting out grooves, and cutting a dado cut into the material where a single blade would require multiple passes.
Tip #4: Consider Buying Zero Clearance Inserts – Zero clearance inserts are a replacement for the original guard on your saw. The zero clearance inserts help to eliminate the space between the blade and the guard, which helps prevent kick back and blade jamming.
Tip #5: Use A Pop In Splitter On The Blade – A pop in splitter on the end of your saw blade will help keep the material from being able to bind on the blade, which helps to prevent kick back as well.