A versatile addition to any workshop, a table saw can easily make a variety of cuts ranging from dado to compound cuts. Ace Hardware carries a large collection of table saws and bench saws from top-rated brands like Bosch, Craftsman, Porter Cable, Makita and Milwaukee. Whether you're searching for a miter saw stand, a stationary band saw or something in-between, we've got you covered.
Use our bench and stationary saw buying guide to find the right table saw for your projects and learn about some of the available features and accessories.
Three Basic Types of Table Saws
When shopping for a new miter saw stand or table saw bench, the first thing you'll need to know is what each saw classification means and what you can expect from its performance. The three most basic types of tables saws include bench saws, compact table saws and stationary saws.
Bench top saws are lightweight, affordable and easily transportable. These table saws are ideal for users who want to perform an array of light-duty work in garages or workshops. Although bench top saws don't typically include a stand or transport wheels, their lighter weight lets you carry them from jobsite to jobsite with minimal effort.
If your main goal is to cut soft materials like plywood or softer woods like pine, a bench saw might be a great fit for your needs. Alternatively, if you frequently work with full-size material sheets, a stationary table saw might be a better option.
Compact Table Saws
Compact table saws have many of the same characteristics of bench saws, but they're often designed with extra features like stands, anti-kickback pawls and metal rolling cage bases for jobsite durability. Both compact table saws and bench top saws feature lightweight construction and direct drive universal motors that deliver dependable performance for a range of applications. Some compact table saw models even resemble the design of full-size table saws, but their rip capacities tend to be more restricted.
Stationary Table Saws
Stationary saws tend to be more stable than compact table saws, especially if you're working on projects that require cutting large pieces of wood. Often used by professionals, stationary band saws and table saws are great for users who require extra power, cutting precision and rip accuracy for complex projects.
Corded vs. Corded Table Saws
If you regularly cut larger or thicker pieces of materials, a corded band saw or corded table saw may deliver the extra power and accuracy you need. Corded models are often preferred by users who primarily work in dedicated workshops or garage spaces. On the other hand, cordless tables saws may be a better fit for contractors who move from jobsite to jobsite.
Complete your workspace by shopping Ace Hardware’s selection of table saws, bench saws and stationary band saws as well as sawhorses
to keep materials in place when cutting or trimming.