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Sawstop PCS: Unbox and Review #1: Taking off the Covers...

12-15-2009 06:38 AM by Morton | 9 comments »

I am the proud owner of a new Sawstop Professional Cabinet Saw (PCS). I picked it up just a couple of days ago from Brentwood Machinery in NH and brought it into the shop. It comes with the rails, T-glide fence and extension table. I went with the 36” rails as I have a smaller shop and I use a festool TS55 to break down larger sheet goods. I also opted for the mobile base to move it around when/if I need to. I just started opening the packaging today and was not disappointed ...

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Sawstop PCS: Unbox and Review #2: Assembly

12-17-2009 05:15 PM by Morton | 9 comments »

The new Sawstop PCS is fully assembled! Everything I read on the internet about Sawstop’s great packaging was right-on; I was not disappointed! I unpacked the saw box and started reading the assembly instructions. On went the crank wheels, motor cover, extension wings, switch and tool holder. I of course cleaned the cast iron and then applied some T-9 Boeshield and wax. Next came the rails and fence. After the rails were on (which was very easy), the instructions said to put...

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SawStop Assembly #3: Adjusted the Fence Rail

04-27-2016 01:44 AM by HappyHowie | 8 comments »

I discovered that my cast iron table top was not flush with the top of the extension table. The rip fence would bump into the cast iron table. It was obvious that I had not installed the rail correctly. This meant I had to remove the rail and loosen the bolts on the right side of the saw. This was a very tedious process. I went looking for an extra set of hands to help me. After several attempts I finally loosened enough bolts or screws to get the saw table top and the extension tab...

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Sawstop

03-28-2009 08:17 PM by JimmyNate | 7 comments »

I finally settled on a Sawstop Contractor model for my table saw. First, the bad news: $1449.00 Contractor saw and steel stand$190.00 Cast Iron wings$390.00 52” T-Glide fence+tax= $$$$$$$$—-still too recent to do the math and remind myself. I didn’t get the moble base ($160) or the outfeed table ($???) as I don’t plan to move the saw around the shop and I plan on making my own outfeed table. The good news (happily there’s plenty of this): The assem...

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SawStop Demonstrations Don't Impress Me

02-25-2016 01:59 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 6 comments »

I have seen the SawStop demonstration with the hot dog a dozen times. But I always felt that it was done under premium conditions to insure that it worked properly with optimal results. At several of the demonstrations I had questioned the demonstrators and requested that they place the hot dog in a glove so we could see the results. My request was always denied and I was always told, “You shouldn’t wear gloves at the table saw.” Well, I live in the real world wh...

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Wixey WR700 Digital Fence add-on to a SawStop Cabinet Saw

12-31-2015 07:29 PM by TheMrWoody | 6 comments »

Here’s a write-up on a simplified installation process for adding a Wixey WR700 digital fence readout to a SawStop 3HP cabinet saw (36” fence), Model PCS31230-TGP236-pcs. I recently sold a Delta Unifence contractors saw and upgraded to a SawStop 3HP 36” Cabinet saw. I had the Wixey WR700 on the Delta Saw and removed it before I sold it so I could move this excellent measuring device to the new one. The SawStop fence uses bolts under the fence assembly to allow attachment and adjustment ...

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Sawstop: Assembled today

04-08-2017 12:33 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 5 comments »

This isn’t a review, just a few observations. Okay, I just came in from the shop after about six hours of assembly. I picked up a new Sawstop 3hp 36” cabinet saw today. I’ve been ready for it for awhile having done the 220 wiring and dust collection extension to it. My nephew came and assisted in sliding it out of the truck and up the short stairs into the shop. I can’t imagine doing that part myself. By picking it up at Woodcraft I saved $250 in shipping, and t...

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Table Saw Modifications #3: Table Saw Enhancement – Converting Extension Table Into Router Table

01-28-2017 05:10 PM by TrentDavis | 5 comments »

I’ve created a tutorial for converting the extension table on a SawStop table saw (or any table saw with a wooden extension table) into a router table. Check it out here:http://trentdavis.net/2017/01/27/table-saw-enhancement-converting-extension-table-into-router-table/

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SawStop or not? #3: The cheapest health insurance you can buy?

07-03-2014 10:00 PM by Rob | 5 comments »

In a recent thread about tool recommendations for a new shop, I made a comment that a SawStop saw is the cheapest health insurance you can buy. Most people don’t plan on cutting off their fingers on their table saws, and many woodworkers are quick to point out that the likelihood of any individual woodworker being seriously injured by a table saw on any given day is pretty slim. Frankly, I agree with both those comments and don’t intend to argue against them, but I do want to cl...

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SAWSTOP - Arrival and unloading

02-20-2012 04:19 AM by Rockne | 5 comments »

Long Story Short – Fingers are too valuable and I’m too inexperienced to NOT get a sawstop (I am a capitalist myself anyway). I sold my Ridgid granite-topped saw and bought a Sawstop 1.75 Professional Cabinet Model. Here it is arriving home for the first time: And Resting unopened comfortably. I probably won’t unpack it for a few weeks as I’ll be studying a good for an upcoming exam.

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