If you’re looking to purchase a new table saw, Black & Decker is certainly one of the most trustworthy, household names in power tools today. When it comes to Black & Decker table saws, there’s no reason why it should be any different!
Of course, there is a wealth of table saws to choose from, and sometimes it can be difficult figuring out which style of tool is right for the job. To help you out, here’s an overview of some of the top choices in Black & Decker table saws, and what each model has to offer the do-it-yourself home handyman.
Black & Decker 10” Firestorm Table Saw
The 10” Firestorm has a large, cast iron table that will provide you with a smooth work area, and the motor is very powerful with 15 amps and 3Hp. One of the key selling features of this table saw is its integral safety feature: it has an oversized switch to shut off the saw, big enough to fit with either your hand or knee! The leg bases are also rubberized, ensuring the stability of the saw – it won’t tip over when working with large pieces.
The aluminum fence is self-aligning, allowing it to lock parallel to the saw blade, and the T-slot miter gauge is stable enough to stay in place when you’re trying to work with oversized materials. Really handy is also the dust extraction port – this attaches to your dust bag, or if you have one, it’ll attach right to the shop vac, allowing you to keep a clean work environment even while still working on your projects.
Black & Decker 10” Table Saw with Stand
This 10” table saw has a 13 amp motor, allowing you to cut through thick materials and work on tough household jobs with ease. The stand also helps with storage and use, while the rip fence is self-aligning and will lock parallel to the saw blade on its own. To make things even easier on you while working, the height control and blade tilting controls are at the front of the unit, so that you don’t have to reach around the machine unsafely.
Although a little smaller than the Firestorm, this unit also has a T-slot miter gauge, which helps protect it from falling and is quite useful when working with larger materials. In addition, the unit has its own toggle switch that has a lock-out key which you can remove – have small children around the house? This feature helps to prevent unintentional mishaps when small hands start pressing power tool buttons unknowingly!
Black & Decker 15-amp 10” Table Saw with Stand
Larger and more powerful than the previously described 10” table saw, this 15 amp table saw is perfect for the handyman who has heavy-duty jobs to do – this is one of the most powerful and durable of Black & Decker’s saws, including a carbide-tipped saw blade to cut through almost all kinds of wood, plastic, and non-ferrous metals.
Personally, I would opt for this model, given the choice. You get the best adaptability for all your projects. Need to rip extra-long pieces of material? No problem, the rear outfeed support and the extension wing support will let you do this without fear of tipping or inaccurate cuts.
The miter gauge in this unit is also a T-slot, and it includes a robust locking fence that helps you to make accurate cuts regardless of the material. The integral dust collection feature helps to keep your work area free of dust and material refuse, and the rubberized table soles maintain stability while you work.
photo by Patrick Fitzgerald