Quick Answer: When You Don’T Have A Table Saw?

What is the best table saw for DIY?

The Best Table Saws for DIYers and ProsBest Value.

SKILSAW 8-1/4″ Portable Worm Drive Table Saw.

Best for DIYers.

DEWALT 10-Inch Table Saw.

Best for Pros.

SawStop Industrial Cabinet Saw.

Best Value.

SKILSAW 8-1/4″ Portable Worm Drive Table Saw.

Best for DIYers.

DEWALT 10-Inch Table Saw.

Best for Pros.

Best Value..

What can I use if I don’t have a table saw?

A circular saw and a track or other guide could certainly be used for wider boards. If you don’t mind a rougher cut, you could also use a jigsaw.

Do you really need a table saw?

If you are, however, a relative beginner and you’re concerned about your ability to make precision cuts, and/or if you’ll be cross-cutting/ripping a lot of similar sized boards, go ahead and go with the table saw. It is by all means a convenient tool that’s worth having (if you’ve got the space for it).

Can I use circular saw instead of table saw?

In fact, it’s usually easier to cut long pieces of plywood with a circular saw and a straightedge than to wrestle unwieldy sheets through a table saw. A circular saw won’t cut as smoothly as a table saw, but with a couple of techniques, a little finesse and some practice, you can cut almost as accurately.