Table Saws: Traditional vs Slider


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I thought it might be nice to go through some of differences between the two types of saws. Trying to be objective, I'd say that if you have limited budget or limited space, a traditional table saw would be more suitable (although small sliders are available). If you are working with larger pieces that are heavy or awkward, then a slider would be to your advantage (but you can easily do small pieces on a slider with the proper jig).

A sliding table is essentially a built-in sled.

Safety is inherently better in a slider, as long as you use it as a slider. You'll need 220v for a slider.

This is just the high points. If you want a deeper dive, then you can check out: 

 

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