Table Saw for Woodworking. This one tool can rip, cross-cut, miter-cut, square, dado, rabbet, and even apply shapes to edges of wood stock. Sliding table saws have a sliding table on the left side of the blade. Usually attached to a folding arm-mounted under the table. That is used for cross-cutting and ripping larger materials. When you make your cuts, you snug your wood up against it and push it through the blade. The large table area enables carpenters to cut large planks of wood and composite board by resting the material on the surface. Table saws can have an adjustable guardrail along one or both sides, which makes for fast and easy cuts that come out with uniform accuracy.