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mikema

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#1 posted 11-09-2011 10:53 PM

There is no doubt that the saw stop technology is nothing short of amazing. Every time I see a live hotdog demo, I am always amazed by it. Personally, I am not going to run out and replace my still functioning TS, and I plan on using the TS until it quits, which being an older contractor saw, will probably be within the next 5-10 years. That said, I think in 2012 we will see the mandate that by 2015 all TS manufactures will need to implement some sort of “flesh sensing” technology that is able to very quickly stop a spinning blade. So while I am not planning on running out and buying a new TS right now, I am keeping an eye on what the market is doing, as this will likely affect my next TS purchase.

The cost is a concern, as the Sawstop is typically $800-$1000 more then equivalent TSes. One thing to keep in mind, is that is not necessarily the cost of the technology. They cost so much is that they are the only company providing the technology, its pricing is mostly based on supply and demand. Once other companies start making their own saws with this or similar technology, the price, in theory, should start to come down.

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