Lots of people argue about who first invented the table saw. Personally, I like to believe the account that it’s the brainchild of a mid-nineteenth century Quaker woman. But I feel a lot more certain about where the table saw’s been than where it’s going. Though we’ve seen some incremental modifications — especially some great safety improvements like the riving knife and SawStop’s flesh-detection capability — I really have no idea what we’ll see as the “next big thing” in table saws.
What do you think? What feature would you really like to see on your next table saw? Or maybe a better question to ask would be: What all-new feature would pry your wallet out of that buttoned pocket and open it up?
Let us (and all the manufacturers who’re certainly reading this) know in comments.
(Thanks, Cliff Beckwith, for the great CC-licensed photo!)