when did it go from saw bench to table saw

in another post i linked to a nice old manual
in there they referred to a saw bench and what i know as a table saw
when did the name change and why
marketing or some legalese
table saw is an okay name i guess
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Monday, July 25, 2016 at 10:20:53 AM UTC-5, Electric Comet wrote:

The name hasn't changed.

You cited a govt book/document. Most govt agencies are ignorant and have their own (different) names or descriptions, for most stuff. Sometimes, th ey have multiple names & descriptions for the same thing, like taxes. I d on't think they possess a standard dictionary.
Sonny
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Monday, July 25, 2016 at 12:18:06 PM UTC-4, Sonny wrote:

they have multiple names & descriptions for the same thing, like taxes. I don't think they possess a standard dictionary.

It's interesting that you say that. Here is another "govt book" related to the census in 1880 which also uses the term saw-bench for what appear to be table saws.
The term saw-bench is used in the index. On page 188, the saws are referred to as "saw-tables" and "saw-benches", although saw-bench is used most often on subsequent pages.
https://books.google.com/books?id=LvMqAAAAMAAJ&pg=PR7
The following site seems to reference "table saws" as far back as the late 1800's, the same time period as the census book cited above.
http://www.woodworkinghistory.com/glossary_circular_saw.htm
It seems that the term "circular saw" may have been the original name any saw with a circular blade and that eventually "table saw" replaced "circul ar saw" for saws with tables and "circular saw" remained the name for those things we carry around to job sites.
There are a lot of "source" links at that woodworkinghistory site, but I am unable to reach them on the computer I am currently using.
"Charles Holtzapffel, John Jacob Holtzapffel, Turning and Mechanical Manipu lation, by C. Holtzapffel, 1850 - Page 1473:
Circular Saws in the 1850 to 1900
New Table Saw ... LATEST tool in the Sypher-Arcon line is a table saw. -*. their Model 75. This new saw is a sturdy bench tool that follows large saw design ..."
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Worse than that, it was a Dept of Defense document. The DoD does everything different - heck, they even have electricity flowing in the wrong direction.
John
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.