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Forum topic by oluf posted 05-18-2010 10:26 PM 1017 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-18-2010 10:26 PM

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It must be that I have been at this woodworking game too long. It is for sure that that I have not kept up with all the new terms. What is meant by the term “ hybrid Saw” ? Does it relate to the drive system, price point, mounting system i.e. bench top or cabinet, or something else? I also read the term “ cabinit mounted trunnions” used to describe a saw as if it were a good thing. On a 1000 lb . all cast iron saw I might agree, but on a sheet metal cabinet saw I want my blade and arbor mounted to the cast iron top that my fence and miter gauge are indexing to. Thank you foe acting as a glossary for me. I love to read everything from this site and think it is great even without an official glossary. Oluf

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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#1 posted 05-19-2010 12:07 AM

From an article on hybrid table saws:

“The hybridization is usually assumed to be the smaller contractor motor paired with a cabinet stand and internal motor mount; but more accurately, the true distinction is based on the trunnion design. Hybrid saws use contractor saw trunnion assemblies, which are built lighter and typically hang mounted from the bottom of the table versus the beefier cabinet saw trunnion assemblies, which are supported by the top of the cabinet itself.” A hybrid table saw is your middle ground between a contractor saw and a cabinet saw – it should give you increased accuracy and power but without the price tag and overall weight of a contractor saw.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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