Graphical Construction Glossary >> Woodwork. >> Power Tools >> Triton Saw Bench
This is a particularly Australian idea. Using a standard 225mm power saw, bolted upside down in a demountable metal saw bench.
The Triton company makes quite a few accessories for woodworkers, but this one would have to be their biggest hit. It will accept just about any hand held power saw and turn it into a fairly decent saw bench.
It has the safety features of a dedicated bench, like a good on off switch and a riving knife, along with a fairly finicky fence setting. A good compromise for DIY-ers and also a lightweight (knock-down if necessary) unit for builders and tradies to take onto work sites.
The newer models have a far better fence system and the top blade guard has the facility for hooking up a shop vacuum for dust collection.
The reason that these things sell and are so common is the huge amount of people that already own a power saw but do not have the money to buy a fully fledged bench saw. It is beyond dispute that a saw bench is very convenient for an awful lot of sawing work. Ripping is a breeze compared to using the saw hand held.
Triton have expanded from the basic bench to also making a similar thing for routers. The same idea and a router mounted under the bench is transformed into a far more useful tool without a lot of extra expense.
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