About Our Machines
A sliding table saw is a specialized tool used for making precise cuts in panels or boards. Panel saws are available as either manual or electric. Manual panel saws require more physical effort to operate, while electric panel saws are powered by a motor.
Woodworkers typically use panel saws to make precise cuts in panels or boards for cabinet making and other cabinetry applications. The saws are mounted on a sliding track, allowing the user to make long, straight cuts easily.
The type and size of the saw blade will vary depending on the size of the cut and the material being used. Different blade types can be interchanged on a sliding panel saw, allowing for different kinds of cuts to be made with just one saw.
What Is A Sliding Panel Saw?
A sliding panel saw is a sawing machine used to cut sheets and panels of wood and other materials. It consists of a saw blade mounted on an arm that slides along a guide rail. The saw can be used to make precise straight or curved cuts with minimal effort. They are extremely popular with woodworkers, carpenters, and cabinet makers.
What Are The Different Types Of Sliding Panel Saws Available?
There are seven types of table saws which include:
- Benchtop or Portable Table Saws
- Jobsite Table Saws
- Contractor Table Saws
- Mini Table Saws
- Cabinet Table Saws
- Hybrid Table Saw
- European cabinet saws
What Are They Used For?
All the sliding panel saws have one use in common, to help make straight or curved cuts which are often required for carpentry work and furniture making. Some come with specialized capabilities such as dado blade cutters which allow you to make rabbets, grooves, or tenons.
What’s Difference Between A Sliding Panel Saw & A Rip Saw?
A rip saw is usually a smaller type of saw used to cut wood along the grain, making it different from a table saw.
Sliding panel saws can cut through sheet and panel materials like plywood, MDF, and particleboard. They use a sliding carriage to move the saw and make cross cuts, miters, and bevels. They are more precise than rip saws and better for heavy-duty work.
What Can You Not Cut With A Sliding Panel Saw?
The sliding panel saw can cut through most materials like wood, acrylic, foam, wood products, and other soft materials. However, it is not suitable for cutting through metal, glass, or other hard materials. It is essential that you use the right blade for the material you are cutting to ensure a clean and smooth cut.
What Does Sliding Carriage Mean?
A sliding carriage is a rail that supports the saw blade. It can move back and forth along the guide rail and make crosscuts, miters, bevels, and other unique cuts. It lets you adjust and lock in different angles, making it easier to cut through materials with various thicknesses. See our entire panel saw range. Also checkout our jointer range.
See the very popular Maksiwa Sliding Panel Saw.