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

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#1 posted 11-09-2012 11:01 PM

I have a Sawstop. It is a great saw, safety features aside. I hear a lot of griping about the cost of a SS here on LJ’s but you’d pay similar money for eg. a Powermatic TS. The saw is not simply a Grizzly quality with an added safety feature. Now for the safety stuff: I am a guitar player and an ER physician. I use a blade guard or a riving knife and pushsticks, feather boards etc and try and be absolutely as safe as possible. I hope to go my whole life without ever having the safety mechanism activate on the saw. However, the nature of accidents is that sometimes the unexpected happens. If that is me, I don’t want the cost to be my fingers or the use of my hand.

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