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#1 posted 10-18-2011 03:18 AM

@flippedcracker I have come to the conclusion that SS price gouges the market because they are the only one with the break. The saw is not worth $2,400 for just the saw and some upgrades. A comparable contractor saw would run you around $1,000. They are charging at least a $1,000 premium for the break. While worth it if you have an accident they are taking advantage of the situation.

I guess to sum it up the 3HPPCS SS is price competitive with the Unisaw and PM2000 so why is the contractor saw so much more than the other contractor saws out there. That is what I am bitching about. If the technology cost $1,000 than shouldn’t the 3HP PCS be $1,000 more than the Unisaw or PM2000?

They are charging more for the home market. I know someone will chime in with a business case, and that is fine it’s America and they can charge what they want; I understand that. I am just complaining because the folks who buy the PCS are getting the break for free while I am paying for it a bit up front and a bit more when I try to bring the saw up to other high end contractor saws by adding cast iron wings and what not. I don’t think it would have killed them to give a bit more value to the home consumer. The idea that a saw that cost me $2,200 out the door still needs upgrades to be on par with a Grizzly contractor saw is preposterous..

Sawstop Contractor $1,799
Outfeed Table $99
Cast Iron wings $189
Dado cargradge$79
Mobile Base $169
Total: $2,355
Sales Tax @5%: $116.25
Grand total : $2,471

$2,471 for a contractor saw with a break. I am just warning people out there you are not getting $2,471 worth of saw. You are getting about $1,000 worth of saw and $1,475 worth of break.

Am I the first SS owner to say something bad about it after the fact? Honestly I have heard so many stories about the break just going off over wet wood or a missed staple I turn it off if I think there is a chance of tripping the break negating my $1,475 break. I really wish that I bought a PM2000. There I said it. Saw Stop haters rejoice!

Well now that I think of it I wish I got the PCS because then I would be getting the break for free.

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