Plywood is generally produced in large, oversized sheets that need to be cut down to size. When using a circular saw it can be difficult to make a perfectly straight cut all the way across, normally the cut ends up skewed. Also when using a table saw it can become dangerous, because the sheet could way up to 100 lbs. and the table may not be large enough to support it. The safest and most precise way to cut plywood and other sheet material is with a quality panel saw. They are available in both powerful, full featured horizontal models, and space saving and affordable vertical models.
Many workshops have a need for a panel saw, but not all of them have the luxury of surplus floor space. For those shops, a vertical panel saw is a smart choice: they can handle the same work as a horizontal saw, but with a much smaller footprint. These saws suspend the sheet vertically and move the blade up and down across the material, resulting in clean accurate cuts. Even in high production situations, these saws will produce the professional results you expect from a quality cutting machine.
If you regularly cut large sheets of plywood with a circular saw, then a horizontal panel saw could be a smart investment. The primary difference between horizontal and vertical panel saws is that horizontal models are generally more powerful and feature rich. When you're in the market for high end capacity and versatility, shop our selection of quality horizontal panel saws.