Best table saw for a workshop

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Jerry1, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Member

    Hi all,

    As the post says what's your opinions on table saws? Best one for cutting mfc without any chips. This is for a business as well so needs to be a proper saw not a hobbyist.

    Cheers
     
  2. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

    track saw the easiest
     
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  3. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Track saw gives you so much versatility, something you can't get with a table saw.

    Plus,if you have router, & can get mounting plate for it, to use with the track saw guide rails,it makes a router so much more useful,like routing slots,etc in large sheet material.
     
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  4. Mr Rusty

    Mr Rusty Well-Known Member

    +3 for track saw
     
  5. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Member

    Track saw not leave chipped edges on the back of the board?
     
  6. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Member

    Also have you guys any experience with edge banders?
     
  7. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Sadly no.
     
  8. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    For MFC you need to pay big bucks for a saw with two blades ditto edge bander.
     
  9. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Member

    I've used the festool track saw, does anyone know how the mafell compares? Also like my other comment even with a good blade would the track saw not leave a slightly chipped edge ??
     
  10. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Member

    Is that a saw with the scoring blade isit called??
     
  11. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    Yes.
     
  12. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Member

    do you know of any I've been looking on Google and can't seem to find any unless I'm not seeing them!
     
  13. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    Scheppach do one for about 4 grand.
     
  14. JustPhil

    JustPhil Member

  15. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

  16. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    No scoring blade.
     
  17. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    Rojek PK315 on three phase is what I have. I will double check the model number though.

    Its perfect for a small to medium sized workshop.

    Really good quality saw.

    Works well on both solid and boards.

    Has a scribing blade too and a 315mm main blade

    I think I paid around £3.5k for mine but they are around £5k now

    As for edgebanders it depends on what size components you want to edge.

    I use a Freud table top one and its fine for what I do.
     
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  18. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    Pretty certain that Rojek and Axminster Industrial come out of the same Czech factory.

    I bought my Rojek as an end of line off Axminster. They had a few logistical problems (they sold the last Series 5 one that I had actually already paid for by mistake and so sourced a Series 7 to replace it) But when they launched their Axminster Industrial they were the same saws with different colour livery as far as I could see.

    Good quality saws.
     
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  19. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

    ok a normal table saw rather than a panel saw can with great effort give a decent cut on both sides but with everything being perfect and anti splinter precations like sacrificial boards you also need around 20ft well supported to cut a 8ft board
    plunge track saw designed for the job splintering will not happen unless you do things badly like a blunt blade and damaged rubber edge
    you also only need 8ft fully supported and about 1 foot front and back as the saw needs a bit off extra track length to run on for perfect cut for the same 8ft board
     
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  20. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    I have both and for sure the track saws are great but for the "nerve centre" of a workshop nothing beats a panel saw.

    It its capacity for accurate repeat work that is its killer function.
     
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