Electric panel saws are a great tool to have in the workshop or home garage, and every good DIY’er should aim to own one. They make work easier and generally more productive compared to manual saws.
Panel saws come in various sizes, with the smallest ones being designed for use by hobbyists in their home workshop and the largest ones being used in industrial applications.
The size of the saw will affect the maximum width and height of the material being sliced, with smaller saws having a limited capacity. However, even the smallest panel saw can be used to cut most sizes of sheet materials, so they are still valuable tools even for large projects.
What Brands Of Panel Saws Do You Sell?
We sell high-quality brands of “contractor” grade saws manufactured by the most trusted brands in the industry; Maksiwa, Saw Trax, and Safety Speed. These panel saws are designed for professional users and are built to handle the most demanding cuts. They offer a great value because they are portable, accurate, and easy to use.
What Are The Different Types Of Panel Saws Available?
There are two types of panel saws available: vertical saws and horizontal panel saws.
Vertical panel saws are the most common type. Most of them usually have a repositionable saw blade that allows them to make three kinds of cuts, cross-cuts and strip cutting. They require less floor space compared to the horizontal models.
Horizontal panel saws work similarly to regular table saws. It works by sliding the material across its table. If you’re used to working on table saws, switching over a horizontal panel saw should be easy. You’ll only need some time and practice to get acclimated with its operation.
What Are They Used For?
Panel saws are used by woodworkers, carpenters, and cabinetmakers to quickly and easily cut large wood panels into smaller pieces. They can also be used;
- To size MDF, particleboards, plywood, and other engineered wood.
- For making custom cabinets and joinery.
- To build dressers, tables, furniture, etc.
- Build cabins, tiny houses, and playhouses.
What’s Difference Between A Panel Saw & A Rip Saw?
A panel saw is a unique type of sawing machine designed to cut sheets into custom-sized parts.
On the other hand, a rip saw is a woodworking tool specially designed to make a rip cut –a cut that is made parallel to the grain of the wood.
What Can You Not Cut With A Panel Saw?
Panel saws are high-powered tools designed to cut through large sheets of panels, laminates, MDF, solid wood, plywood, plastic sheets, profiles, and melamine sheets. They are also a popular option for cutting aluminum, plastic, and wood in sign shops.
Other saws we sell include sliding panel saws.