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SawStop Contractor Model Purchase from Cradle to Shop #2: Orderd ... Not ordered

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Blog entry by CharlieD posted 04-10-2008 06:09 PM 1397 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Placing Order Part 2 of SawStop Contractor Model Purchase from Cradle to Shop series Part 3: No New News »

Got a call from Woodcraft. They can’t take my order yet. Told to call back in 6 weeks. Woodcraft stated that SS is currently building inventory so they can ship adequate numbers once the date hits for distribution. Some of the information I got from Woodcraft differed from the SSp website so I called Sawstop. They were very informative and helpful. SS expects to ship at the end of May, first of June.

The base price of around $1500 is for the base model, stamped steel wings, standard aluminum fence. There is only one model with accessories that can be added. Mobile base, biesemeyer type fence, cast iron wings, out-feed table were the primary ones. Adding these will probably push the cost to over or around $2000. Here are (cut from the SS website) standard features and accessories. Note – The mobile base is not listed in the accessories. I asked the rep I talked to at SS and he verified that it was not there ….. but should be. *
Features
True riving knife to minimize kickback
Low profile blade guard for narrow cuts
Tool-free quick-change mount for guard and riving knife
Miter Gauge with spring bearings & indexing stops
Blade shroud for improved dust-collection
Large start/stop paddle for hands-free shut off
Main power switch with removable lock-out key
Aluminum extrusion rip fence
Heavy duty 1¾ HP motor
Vertical slide blade elevation for increased stability
Zero-clearance insert
Stamped steel extension wings
Heavy duty leveling pads on cabinet legs
Powder-coated cabinet
Optional cast iron extension wings
Optional T-Glide Fence System and extension table

ACCESSORIES
T-Glide™ Fence System
SawStop ® Brake Cartridges
Standard Cartridges for 10” Blades Dado Cartridges for 8” Dado Sets
Zero-Clearance Inserts
Standard Inserts for 10” Blades
Mobile Base

-- Charlie - Texas



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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 04-10-2008 06:55 PM

I am sorry to hear you have to wait for 6 more weeks. That is disheartening since I am sure you were ready to place your order yesterday. But good things come to those who are patient. I am sure that this is a wonderful saw. Besides it gives you some more time to decide on how to accessorize the saw.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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JamesRyan

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#2 posted 04-11-2008 06:46 PM

HI

Not sure if you have seen this article on the saw from FWW – it lists all the prices and they have a video clip as well.
http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworking/ToolGuide/ToolGuideArticle.aspx?id=30455

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#3 posted 04-11-2008 07:02 PM

I would try elsewhere or call saw stop direct to see who does have it.

Good luck with it

-- making sawdust....

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