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Posted on Shopping for a table saw! It's fun but I'm ready to purchase- any last comments

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#1 posted 03-04-2014 05:07 AM

I am in the pondering stage as well. My purchase probably won’t be for a while though. So I too have done all the prerequisite research and from what I have gathered the Sawstop seems to be the big favorite at the moment. That kind of makes me wonder some about the saw. For years guys just vilified that saw and could say nothing good about the inventer and his invention. They all wanted to hang him from the nearest yardarm. But suddenly it seemed everyone changed course and now the saw is the love child of the woodworking world???? I have not played with one but from what I can see it is a very nice saw. The only thing I see as the thing tipping the scales in it’s favor is the safety features. I am not saying it is not worth discussing but is it really the biggest factor in choosing a new saw? Sounds like there have been some problems as well with the saw’s safety features not a lot but enough that I have heard about them and that is enough to make me wonder. The replacement cartridges are not cheap and the blade is going to cost money as well as it seems if you fire off that brake cartridge the blade is toast.

Personally I have always lusted for a big yellow table saw. It was the first cabinet saw I ever saw and used and it was truely a dream to cut with. Quiet and smooth and power beyond anything I think most of us could ever use. And it is built like a brick poop house. They are not cheap but it is a one time purchase when you are looking at this level of tool so cry once and be done with it. I think I am leaning towards the Mustard as it holds a place in my memory and that weighs heavily in my decision making.

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