Basic description of a Flip Over Saw
I was asked the other day what the heck is a flip saw? So, for all those new to the business of buying tools I will just basically describe what a flip over saw is and who makes them.
A flip over saw is a combination mitre saw and a table saw in one machine. This is possible due to a clever design whereby the table or bed of the saw can be inverted or ‘flipped over’.
- In one mode it is a fully functioning combination mitre saw, capable of straight bevel cuts and combination mitre cuts (angled in both planes).
- Flipped over, the base of the mitre saw is now a flat table saw, complete with an adjustable fence and depth of cut adjustment as well as angle adjustments, to enable cutting of angled fillets etc.
I hope that is clear and the photos give a good illustration of both modes.
Who Manufacturers Flip Over Saws?
There are many different companies that include a type of flip saw in their range but here are some of the common ones:-
- [intlink id=”2122″ type=”page”]DW743 from Dewalt[/intlink] which is a long standing favorite and arguable the ‘daddy’ of them all!
- [intlink id=”2126″ type=”page”]LF1000 from Makita[/intlink] which is a new comer to the market and very competatively priced.
- [intlink id=”2127″ type=”page”]D27105 from DeWALT[/intlink] which is the next generation of flip saw from the DeWALT giant.
Now I just know that I am going to get into trouble with this list, but PLEASE feel free to comment and add your favorite if I have forgotten it!
I haven’t included various cheaper flip saws such as the ones made by MacAllister or Silverline amongst others, as I kind of kept it to the professional types. But again, feel free to comment and let me know your experiences with the budget flip over saws on the market.
I hope this helps explain a little and don’t forget you can go more ‘in depth’ and follow the links in the above list to see more information about each of the flip over saws right here on this site.