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Posted on Please save me from drinking the SawStop Kool-Aid

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#1 posted 11-09-2012 02:22 PM

I agree. I currently do not see a reason to purchase a Powermatic or Delta cabinet saw if the Sawstop is the same price. Those saws have no advantages over the Sawstop. Basically, it’s like getting the safety feature for free.

I hate the politics of all that, and I suppose if I were more idealistic in that regard (e.g. as full of piss and vinegar as I used to be) then I would be leading the boycott. But until there are similar safety devices on other saws, my next saw will be a Sawstop…and BTW I own a 3HP Delta Unisaw.

We all try to be safe in the shop, which is most important because we want to avoid catastrophes. But it’s the things we DON’T foresee that can cause the loss of a digit(s). For that reason, I’d love the extra layer of protection that such technology provides.

-- jay,

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