Test 2023: Best circular table saw for do-it-yourselfers | Kopp & Kluepfel

Which circular table saw is the best for do-it-yourselfers? Do-it-yourselfers like to tinker occasionally in home improvement their workshop at home. It is difficult to find the right circular table saw, as the range of saws is very large. Especially do-it-yourselfers often have a hard time with this decision, because for occasional use, the circular table saw should not cost too much. This article advises which is the best circular table saw for do-it-yourselfers. We clarify! The best circular table saws for do-it-yourselfers

In the test comparison, we have put together our selection of the best circular table saws for do-it-yourselfers: The test winner: Bosch Professional GTS 10 XC

The Bosch Professional GTS 10 XC has convinced in most and decisive features. Even the setup worked without problems, as the operating instructions are very understandable and detailed formulated. The large machine table is particularly convincing, because even large workpieces find sufficient space. Best of all, the saw table can also be enlarged.

The supplied saw blade has a diameter of 254 mm and is therefore particularly suitable for lumber. For finer work, another saw blade should be clamped, which should have at least 40 to 60 saw teeth.

The large machine table enables the sawing of large workpieces and also improves occupational safety.

The stops are very easy to use and the motor is really powerful. The scales are clearly displayed, with the Bosch Professional GTS 10 XC also having a pre-cut locator.

These cuts are possible on this circular table saw:

The miter angle can be adjusted up to 45°, with the saw blade tilting to the right. When undercut, however, the saw blade tilts to the left. Accordingly, the angle of inclination becomes negative. Price-performance winner

Our price-performance winner: Einhell TC-TS 2025/1. Both the performance and the price are in a very good relationship to each other. The Einhell TC-TS 2025/1 circular table saw is ideal for demanding do-it-yourselfers who often spend time in their workshop. Not only the powerful motor, but also the large saw blade, which can be clamped, allow solid wood to be easily cut. Both longitudinal and cross-sections are possible. Panel materials can also be sawn easily and no longer pose a challenge as the machine table can be enlarged. By operating a handwheel, both the cutting depth and the angle of inclination of the saw blade can be adjusted. Best circular table saw for do-it-yourselfers: Cost

Cheap circular table saws are already available at a price of less than 100 euros. However, these models often do not have a long service life and are also less powerful. These saws are mainly suitable for cutting firewood. Fine precise cuts are hardly possible. The best circular table saws cost between 200 and 400 euros and are particularly suitable for occasional use by craftsmen. Professionals often have to spend more on their machines, whereby a very good circular table saw can cost about 800 euros.  Overview: Table Circular SawWhat is a Table Circular Saw?

A circular table saw is a machine that is mainly used in woodworking. Workpieces of different materials can be cut on this saw. The saw blade is mounted on a table, with only the upper part of the saw blade visible. On the saw table, the workpiece can be easily guided to the saw blade, whereby the hand-guided circular saw is detached.

The circular table saw is suitable, for example, for this work:Sawing of floorboards (e.g. parquet, planks or laminate)Sawing of beams (e.g. for interior design)

With just a few simple steps, the angle of the saw blade can be changed.

Depending on the material and production of the saw blade, different materials can be sawn:WoodMetalPlasticOther building materialsHow a circular table saw works

Circular table saws stand firmly on a flat surface and should not tilt. The motor of the machine is started via power supply. In most cases, the saw blade is operated by V-belts, but this results in a loss of energy.

Circular table saws can be operated with normal current (230 V) or high voltage current (480 V).

In order to cut the workpiece particularly cleanly, the speed should be correspondingly high and the saw blade sharply ground. A clean cut favors a good work result.Protective devices on the circular table saw

Working with a circular table saw is very dangerous, which is why some protective devices are prescribed:Adjustable splitting wedge with forced guideEmergency stop switchGuide areaAdjustable parallel fence with either high or low guide surfaceProtective cover with separate bracketProtective cover with suction device (dust and chip extraction)Machinable table insert to cover the saw blade except for a 3 mm jointMotor brake that brings the saw blade to a standstill after a maximum of 10 secondsCladding of the drive surface around the saw blade below the tableFeeding and rejection assistance such asSliding poleSliding timberDeflection barsParallel fence

It is very important to adjust the parallel fence correctly, as this will prevent the workpiece from tilting.

The trailing edge of the stop should be at an angle of 45° to the leading edge of the saw blade.

Only in certain exceptional cases may the workpiece be sawn without parallel stop. Due to the absence of the stop, the workpiece can slip and rotate on the machine table. Protective cover

The protective hood prevents the workpiece from rising and possibly flying off the machine table. By lowering the protective cover, the workpiece is pressed onto the machine table.

The protective cover should be adjusted to the thickness of the workpiece and lowered onto the machine table.

If the tool concealment is attached to the splitting wedge, the distance between the workpiece thickness and the concealment should also be kept as small as possible.

A wide protective cover is an advantage when sawing with an inclined saw blade. Best circular table saw: Which saw blade?

These composite circular saw blades are distinguished: Cutting shape Area of application flat tooth (FZ) Longitudinal and cross-sectionsSolid wood panel materialsAlternating tooth (WZ) Separating cutsFormat cutsSolid woodPrinkwoodHollow tooth (HZ) CutsSheet cutsPanel materials with or without coating Trapezoidal tooth (TZ) CutsPanel materials with coating Plastic profilesOne-sided pointed (ES) Cut-off cutsFormat cutsSolid wood (transverse to fiber) What you should do with Pay attention to saw bladesThe maximum permissible speed of the saw blade is defined by the manufacturer. Make sure that this speed is never exceeded!Never place the saw blade directly on the machine table, but always on a soft surface. This underlay could be made of wood or paper. This allows you to prevent possible damage to the cutting edges.By using a cleaning bath or the use of acetone, you can loosen and remove resinification on the saw blade.Damaged saw blades must not be used!The use of low-noise saw blades is recommendedChip angle of the saw blade

The rake angle of the saw blade has an influence on:Feed forcesCut qualityInternal forces

The rake angle varies depending on how the wood is to be cut.

If, for example, the workpiece is to be cut in the direction of the fiber, choose a saw blade with a large rake angle.

If the workpiece is sawn transversely to the fiber, then a saw blade with a small rake angle is recommended. Which saw blade is best suited for circular table saws?

When buying a circular table saw, a saw blade is usually included. Depending on how often the machine is used, sooner or later the saw blade must be changed.

Saw blades made of chromium-vanadium are particularly suitable. Carbide saw blades do not have a long service life. Why a circular table saw?