LumberJocks

Love my cabinet saw!

  • Advertise with us
Review by Eli Akin posted 01-30-2013 12:41 AM 4898 views 2 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Love my cabinet saw! Love my cabinet saw! Love my cabinet saw! Click the pictures to enlarge them

Just wanted to give a quick review on my new PCS175. I have been saving for an extremely long time to make this purchase. I am a musician and a graphic / web designer so if I lose my fingers, I lose my career and I wanted to lower my chances of that happening. Regardless of the breaking system, the saw is incredible. Best assembly instructions that I have ever used by far. I do recommend 2 or three people to put this thing together, at least until the cast iron extensions are attached.

When we got the saw together, we had planned to have to spend extra time setting and calibrating it. It was PERFECT! We were surprised, we just plugged and played.

The cast iron hand wheels are very easy to turn and extremely smooth operation. The beisemeyer style fence is great. no deflection, great adjustments for paralleling the blade, slides across the rails with ease. The overall fit and finish of the saw is just beautiful.

I can’t think of one bad thing to say about this saw. It has taken everything that I have put through it without trying. I have only had this saw for two weeks, but I look forward to the many years that I will spend on this saw. If you are in the market for a cabinet saw, find a dealer and go check this saw out. So far it has been worth every penny!

-- Eli Akin, www.theakinsonline.com




View Eli Akin's profile

Eli Akin

25 posts in 696 days



29 comments so far

View TheDane's profile

TheDane

3975 posts in 2409 days


#1 posted 01-30-2013 12:53 AM

I love mine, too!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

View CL810's profile

CL810

2390 posts in 1734 days


#2 posted 01-30-2013 12:58 AM

My experience as well.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

View oldnovice's profile

oldnovice

3865 posts in 2114 days


#3 posted 01-30-2013 01:02 AM

Beautiful piece of equipment! Expecting good project from that!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

View lab7654's profile

lab7654

254 posts in 993 days


#4 posted 01-30-2013 01:07 AM

Congrats! I see your old Skil portable in the background, so this must be one exiting upgrade!

-- Tristin King -- When in doubt, sand it.

View cutworm's profile

cutworm

1065 posts in 1540 days


#5 posted 01-30-2013 02:17 AM

Impressive. Enjoy!

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

View Swampy's profile

Swampy

38 posts in 1091 days


#6 posted 01-30-2013 02:43 AM

You’re gonna love it. I sure do love mine.

-- Gary Vondermuehll

View thedude50's profile

thedude50

3530 posts in 1224 days


#7 posted 01-30-2013 06:16 AM

I love my Saw Stop too only I went with the 3 hp version

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112852 posts in 2323 days


#8 posted 01-30-2013 06:37 AM

congrats enjoy.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View mcase's profile

mcase

438 posts in 1875 days


#9 posted 01-30-2013 01:53 PM

Know the feeling. I fell in love with mine while setting it up. That was five years ago and I still love it. The 52” fence is a great addition. You will love that too.

View freidasdad's profile

freidasdad

144 posts in 1733 days


#10 posted 01-30-2013 03:23 PM

Congrats on the new saw. I got mine about 3 weeks ago and love it. Even without the safty feature it’s one great saw.
The rear outfeed table shown in your pics…did you build that yourself or did you purchase it? If you bought it could you tell me where? That looks like a very nice outfeed table.

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown

View Eli Akin's profile

Eli Akin

25 posts in 696 days


#11 posted 01-30-2013 03:43 PM

I did build my outfeed table. I just put some black laminate on plywood, cut the strips that frame it out, built some legs out of 1×4s, and connected it to the sawstop. Probably cost me about $40. Gave me more workspace than the $100 outfeed from sawstop. I will post my outfeed table as a project so that you can see what the rest of it looks like. Thanks!

-- Eli Akin, www.theakinsonline.com

View freidasdad's profile

freidasdad

144 posts in 1733 days


#12 posted 01-30-2013 03:55 PM

Thank you. I appreciate the info and look forward to the posting of the build.

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown

View Manitario's profile

Manitario

2378 posts in 1629 days


#13 posted 01-30-2013 08:07 PM

I have this saw with the 36” rails; I had the same excellent experience setting it up. I’ve had it now for a year and 1/2 and it has been a pleasure to use.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

View NormG's profile

NormG

4510 posts in 1750 days


#14 posted 01-31-2013 02:57 AM

Congratulations on the new saw

-- Norman

View EdwardR's profile

EdwardR

66 posts in 1000 days


#15 posted 01-31-2013 12:16 PM

Same saw with 36” fence here. Putting the saw together was a breeze LOL. I sat and watched the young lads from my local dealer who have a side job doing delivery and set-up. I used the saw twice since last April since my leg collapsed and i am just starting to walk again but i love it.

showing 1 through 15 of 29 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase