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

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steve6678

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#1 posted 11-09-2012 11:17 PM

Wow, lot’s of replies…I read 20 or so, good stuff.
I haven’t even considered the SawStop. Dunno why.
I too, am looking at and pondering a NEW, higher HP saw, I have 1 1/2hp, but after my recent project with Hard Maple, 12/4 to 4/4, I know I NEED more HP.
The Saw Stop (Cabinet) and I say cabinet, because I wouldn’t consider anything less than a 3HP Cabinet saw for my ole saw’s replacement, the cabinet SS seems a Fine Machine!
I’ve never pushed wood through one, and I’d like to try one out, but I have been considering Grizzly 1023 or 691, and higher $-wise a PowerMatic, I looked at Laguna but had a lot of issues with reviews.
I suppose, just because you work with your fingers…don’t we all, I’ve come awful close to getting a blade touch..
THE BIGGEST THING YOU CAN DO FOR YOURSELF RUNNING A SAW, A TS, IS KEEP THE BLADE TO MINIMUM HEIGHT!!!!!!!!!
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people run wood through WITHOUT LOWERING the blade to 1/8” above their work.
I do it AS A GENERAL RULE!!
All the time…everytime.
Maybe, if you do get cut…(who-ever—-forgive) it will only be a 1/8-1/16” slice.
So, good luck, and lower your blade, please.

-- Steve - Dust sucks!


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