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#1 posted 10-18-2011 02:58 PM

Things I don’t like:
1. For $2K I think it should come with cast iron wings. When I bought it I knew it had sheet metal wings after living with them for some time I hate them, they are flimsy, hard to clean if you get anything in them(due to sawstop being written in them causing all of these little valleys for things to collect in) So to correct that issus you can tack another $200 on to the price tag
2. Dust collection is OK, I had an issue where some dust built up on the screw that raises and lowers the blade. I was not able to lower the blade all of the way until I cleaned it out.
3. Outfeed table sucks. I spent $99 on it and it is small and cheap, I ended up building my own.
4. the outfeed table and table on the left are MDF and cheap MDF at that. I mean come on for 2K+ you can’t give me at least sheet metal.
5. I get allot of false reads on the break sensor and have to move the blade before the saw will start.

For $2,000+ for a contractor saw I was thinking I would get close to perfection. It’s not. It will be going on ebay when I get back from Germany in a few weeks. As for what to replace it with I don’t know. I am going back and forth between the PM2000 and the PCS. I really do like the idea of having a blade break, though after the amount of times I have turned it off for fear of accidentally tripping it I am wondering if it is really for me.

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