The quiet, 220-volt motors in these saws cut through the hardest stock, hour after hour, without bogging down. Cabinets are metal and extend to the floor for the best dust collection. The tops are cast iron, wide, and stable, which makes it easy to cut sheet goods. The trunnions are cabinet-mounted, so you get minimal vibration and maximum accuracy. They're also heavy; some weigh over 600 pounds. Once a cabinet saw's in place, that's where it stays.
Good for: Advanced cabinetmakers who need power and accuracy but not portability.
What to look for: Cast-iron table extensions; trunnions and fence that can be fine tuned; accessible adjustment wheels; bump on/off switch; dust-collection port.