SawStop Review

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Review by Dan Katz posted 473 days ago 6012 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi Guys,

I recently posted that I had pulled the plug on my old Delta Contactors saw.
For my 64th birthday my Dad who is 90 bought me a new SawStop.
Since I don’t have any insurance I convinced him that it would be a good investment.
It was purchased through Highland Woodworking in Atlanta.
Everything arrived in perfect shape.
I planned on using my Incra TSLS fence, so ordered the shorter Pro-Glide.
Sawstop will not sell a PCS without a fence. (ICS maybe)
Set up was easy. Attaching the cast iron wings was made easier by using the rails to align.
It’s up and running but haven’t cut a board yet.
I used some of the bolts that came with the Pro-Glide to mount the TSLS brackets.
The rails are attached to the main table and right wing only as I hope to add an
Exaktor EX26X Sliding table later by simply sliding the rails over.
I still have the old Delta and may set it up as a router station and may need it for the molding head
function but would really like to switch to only a router based system. Any thoughts?

-- VillageCarver,Chattanooga

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#1 posted 473 days ago

I like the title of this article; got a good chuckle.

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#2 posted 473 days ago

“haven’t cut a board yet” . Thanks for the review. I guess I should be grateful this wasn’t posted as a project. ho hum

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#3 posted 473 days ago

congrats on the new saw.
+1 on mip.

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#4 posted 473 days ago

I bought a Ninja blender today, haven’t used it yet but I give it 5 stars.

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#5 posted 473 days ago

congratulations on your new saw…Great setup…I also just bought the SawStop Pro and did the same thing by using my Incra and accuracy. A great combination. I have been giving it a good workout am really impressed with its quality and precision.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#6 posted 472 days ago

nice review just got the same saw and installed my incra to it. made some modifcations so i can route at the right side and not have to move the fence positioner here is a pic just a thought for you to think about

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#7 posted 472 days ago

Should have asked dad to buy you health insurance until your medicare kicked in.

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#8 posted 472 days ago

Ah O’Blame-o care – the biggest stab at personal freedom since Mao….....Great saw you will like working with it

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#9 posted 472 days ago

Will Obamacare make SawStop obsolete? Just Wondering.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#10 posted 472 days ago

Tablesaw accidents are user error.

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#11 posted 472 days ago

Ha Ha Ha that’s funny Rick ,I’ve never seen a saw cross cut or rip by itself, of course it’s user error.

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#12 posted 472 days ago

Congrats, great reason

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#13 posted 472 days ago

I couldn’t agree more with the title.

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#14 posted 472 days ago

I love the title.. sad but true! Obamacare is making many people fear becoming sick or injured!

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#15 posted 472 days ago

Jim, I don’t think it’s funny. I’ve seen plenty of photos and videos where someone put their hand right in front of the blade to push a board, crosscut using the fence, ripping wet lumber or other improper use.

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