SawStop Contractor Model Purchase from Cradle to Shop #6: Continuing "Waiting" Saga

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Blog entry by CharlieD posted 06-26-2008 07:45 PM 904 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Update of no update - As of today 6/17 still waiting on arrival of saw Part 6 of SawStop Contractor Model Purchase from Cradle to Shop series Part 7: Saw Arrived »

Update – Yesterday (6/25/08) I called Woodcraft to check on the status of my SawStop Contractor model. Expected delivery date to the store of July 7. There was much confusion around my order which was a little disconcerting.

The conversation went from we don’t have an order from you, it’s mislabeled, you ordered only a set of cast iron wings, you returned an outfeed table, your order was marked as a “sale” and should have been marked “back ordered”, and ended with I need to research it and will call you back. I did get a call back and was assured everything was Ok. We will see….... hopefully on July 7. In the mean time I printed out the owners manual from the SawStop website and started reading up on it. I do have a question for my educated brethren. I read a lot about checking a new saw for level, true, etc., shouldn’t a new saw be within acceptable tolerance? Hopefully, my question doesn’t make any of you recoil in terror?

-- Charlie - Texas

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#1 posted 06-26-2008 07:52 PM

Yes a new saw should be within some acceptable tolerances. I would expect a sawstop to be that way.

Good luck on getting it set up.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 06-26-2008 09:02 PM

ya all new saws should be within acceptable tolerances. FWW did an article on hybrid saws so you might want to see that and look at those tolerances that they talk about. and this saw is worth the wait. i saw one over the weekend and wow. it is amazing. very well build and very sturdy, and heavy duty. thanks for the post!

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#3 posted 06-27-2008 12:15 AM

I saw one of these puppy’s at the Woodcraft in San Antonio a couple of weeks ago. They look really nice. Hope you get yours soon.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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