The Mini Craft Table Saw – 4 Essential Reviews

As I have said before in this previous article of mine: it is definitely handy to have a mini craft table saw aka a mini circular saw, to be able to craft dollhouses and miniatures, especially for dollhouse furniture.

I own the ‘Proxxon 37070 FET Table Saw‘ now, which is a pretty good machine that I am quite happy about.

( Would you like to see what the other crafting materials are that I have in my workplace, then please go ahead and have a look at my Youtube video below, where I walk you through everything that I have 🙂 ).


But of course, there are other mini table saws that are cheaper as well and enough for your needs, so I am going to review those as well for you today.

Before we go on, you might want to take a look at the safety precautions that you need to take before you start working with these machines.

 

Table Saw Number 1: JF72102

 

JF72102 Sliding Woodworking Table Saw

Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4/5)

Product name: JF72102 Sliding Woodworking Table Saw, brand name: LZHZXY

The best place to buy: AliExpress

Price: $89,88

Content :

  • Model: JF72102
  • The saw blade diameter: 210mm
  • Saw blade protection cover
  • Saw blade tilt adjustment knob
  • precision ruler
  • exhaust port
  • safety switch
  • vaccuum cleaner interface
  • English manual

Technical data:

  • Voltage: 220V ~ 240V
  • Power: P1:1200W  P2:680W
  • Frequency: 50Hz
  • Speed: 4800r / min
  • 90°  when the maximum cutting height: 45mm
  • 45° maximum cutting height: 42mm

Size and weight :
Net weight: 14,5 kg. Gross weight:17kg.
Size: 58 * 45.5 * 35cm (L * W * H)

Warranty:

You will need to contact the seller to ask about the warranty, but it is usually 2 years (with ‘normal’ use, meaning use the machine how it’s supposed to be used).

AliExpress also has buyer protection of 75 days (money back)

The Good.

– quite a cheap device

– heavy, that should mean more stable

– very easy to use

– For cutting wood, non-ferrous metals, plastics, Plexiglas, glass fiber reinforced sheets, foam, and many other materials.

The Bad.

– it seems that the metal plate on the device is quite thin, so it is easily dented

– Not suited for ‘heavy duties’ and DIY stuff around the house.

Final Conclusion:

If you’re into small woodwork, I would recommend it.

 

Table Saw Number 2: Proxxon 37006 KS

Proxxon 37006 KS 115 Bench Circular Saw

Stars: ⭐⭐⭐(3/5)

Product name: Proxxon 37006 KS 115 Bench Circular Saw

The Best place to buy: AliExpress or Amazon (you can compare prices)

Price : check out the price here.

Content: sturdy work table made from die-cast aluminum, adjustable longitude fence and graduated miter gauge (0-90°),

2-9/32 inch (58 millimeters) saw blade

Technical data :

Maximum power : 85 watts, Speed 5,000rpm, Cutting Capacity: Wood : 5/16″ (8mm), Plastic & Circuit Boards: 1/8″ (3mm), non-ferrous metals: 1/16″ (1.5mm).

Size and weight : 6.1 x 21.6 x 3.9 inches, 1,8 kg (4 pounds)

Warranty : Quote: ‘ Limited Warranty of Proxxon Power Tools for home use. Prox-Tech, Inc. warrants to the original purchaser only that all Proxxon consumer power tools will be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase.

Support: free AliExpress tech support included

The Good.

– a lot more decent and sturdy table saw than number 1

– a lot lighter as well

– should be able to cut 1/8 aluminum and copper and 1:16 brass sheet, balsa wood, and thin wood

– I see lots of miniaturists working with this device

– works good enough for basic dollhouses and miniatures, but:

The Bad.

– not enough power to work on DIY things around the house

– doesn’t seem to cut through polycarbonate sheets, tubing, PVC, barely cuts through 1/8 basswood, etc. So far I think it’s only suitable for thin wood if you ask me! (only up to 1/4″)

– the blade doesn’t tilt/ not adjustable up and down

More :

This little machine was perfect for when I first started out about 10 years ago, learning the ropes (and lots of other miniaturists use this one). I used it for about 6 years, but I sometimes got frustrated that some things I couldn’t cut or work more precisely.

It is perfectly suitable (I think because it is not my niche), to work with model building railways, or for example wooden ships. Or if you never do the heaviest work yourself and only work with miniature kits and such.

It’s a small saw for light work and does a beautiful job within that framework.

Table Saw Number 3: M1H-ZP3-210 Multi-Function 8 Inch Table Saw

LUXTER Wood /Aluminum Cutting Portable Table Saw For Woodworking

Stars:

4 stars

Product name: LUXTER Wood /Aluminum Cutting Portable Table Saw For Woodworking

The best place to buy: AliExpress

Price: $166,14 (prices can change)

Content:

  • Multi-Function 8 Inch Table Saw Portable Electric Cutting Machine
  • All aluminium main countertop
  • the table can be stretched
  • has precise scale indication
  • height and angles adjustable
  • adjustable indexing plate
  • blade protection shield

Technical data :

  • Voltage: 220V 50Hz
  • Power: 1500W
  • Speed: 4500rpm
  • Saw blade size: 210*25.4mm
  • 0°Cut height: 75mm
  • 45°Cut height: 50mm

Size and weight :

  • Unfolded table size: 479*910mm
  • Table shrinkage size: 479*540mm
  • Packing size: 650*570*330mm
  • Weight: 17kg

Warranty

1 year for the machinery. AliExpress has a buyer’s protection of 75 days also. (money-back guarantee).

Support: free AliExpress tech support included

The Good.

  • easy to operate
  • fairly new product from 2020
  • can perform quite heavy duties and cuts through metal, wood, aluminium and PVC plastic
  • easy to carry

The Bad.

  • gets only three stars on AliExpress for this mini craft table saw, but I think that’s a bit unfair, as there is only 1 review without a decent reason as to why it is given 3 stars only. On other fora I have seen people giving this machiene 5 stars.
    So I gave it the benefit of the doubt, with 4 stars 🙂

Final Conclusion

In my opinion, this device looks like the best choice of the three, because for this price there is much more you can cut and do with, also around the house, than the previous table saws. But it is totally up to you, as ever;-)


Table Saw Number 4: PROXXON Table Saw FET, 37070

proxxon table saw


Stars:

4 stars and a half

Product name: PROXXON Table Saw FET, 37070, Green

The best place to buy: On Amazon

Content:

  • 1x PROXXON Table Saw 
  • tungsten tipped saw blade
  • vacuum cleaner adapter
  • Low-noise drive using DC special motor with compound belt driver
  • work piece pusher
  • non-slotted ABS sawing gap cover

Technical data :

  • Voltage: 110 – 120V AC
  • 60Hz
  • Speed: 7,000rpm
  • Saw blades between 2 – 3 11/32″ (50 – 85mm)
  • Mitre infinitely adjustable up to 45°
  • Cutting depth 0.04 – 5/6″ (1 – 22mm)

Size and weight :

  • Table size 12″ x 12″ (300 x 300mm).
  • Weight approx. 12 lb (6kg)

Warranty :

PROXXON Inc. warrants for a period of two years from the date of purchase.

Support:

Please contact the seller on Amazon.

The Good.

  • It works as well for dollhouse furniture and dollhouses, crafting jobs, model building, etc.. As a few light work around the house. As it also cuts non-ferrous metals, plastics, Plexiglas, fiber-glass reinforced sheets, foam and many other materials.
  • It is quite stable.
  • Easy to adjust, cuts easily and cuts with precision.

The Bad.

  • The price is somewhat higher
  • Doesn’t have speed control
  • There is no pointer for the fence against marking

Final Conclusion

This is the mini craft table saw that I bought myself many years ago, and I have used it a lot. It still works fine without having to replace parts or parts that break. And if ever it wouldn’t work anymore, I would buy it again!

Final Conclusion.

I think that I really gave you all the pros and cons of all the mini craft table saw, so it is really up to you to decide if you think the higher-priced saw is going to be worth buying it. I hope this article has been helping you to make that decision!

Do you have any questions about these reviews, just ask in the comments below! Or joining me on my newest Facebook group is also a possibility!

I wish you happy crafting!

Best regards,

Lizzy

3 thoughts on “The Mini Craft Table Saw – 4 Essential Reviews”

  1. I love making crafts with my daughter.   Our favorite is making race cars for girl scouts.   At this point however, we are just using a simple jigsaw.  This table saw looks totally awesome.  Have you used befor or anyone who has?  This would be an excellent investment.  This was an excellent written post.  I am going to bookmark this post and come back when we have the money to purchase it.  Thank you for this wonderful post.0

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    • Hi Jon, thank you very much for your positive thoughts ! Yes, I sure have used both saws before. The small one for 6 years, but then I got the bigger one which I use for lots off things and off course crafting ! If you ever purchase the saw, then let me know if you have any questions ! happy crafting !:-)

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  2. Hello Lizzy, crafting is one thing I love doing. Although I am not familiar with Proxxon Circular Saw, I have used some other saw before. The saw I am familiar with is the regular circular saw which is full manual. This Proxxon Circular Saw looks cool for many reasons to me. One major one being that it will make the job faster and more professional. Although it is a bit expensive, it’s worth the value.

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