|Review by Wingstress||posted 05-17-2009 05:10 AM||8167 views||3 times favorited||39 comments|
- SawStop 10-Inch Contractors Saw with 50" rails and 30" outfeed table
- Brand: SawStop | Category: Tablesaws
I just bought a SawStop two weeks ago. I bought the “contractors” saw instead of the cabinet saw. I put contractors in quotes because it still weighs over 300 lbs. I got the cast iron wings instead of the aluminum ones with a 36-inch fence, extension table, mobil base, dado cartridge, dado brake, for about $2300. Its the same exact table dimensions you get with the cabinet saw, but between $1000-$2000 cheaper. I would seriously look into the contractors saw. Really I don’t see any reason to get the cabinet saw. (unless you need 3hp, but I’m a box maker and it cuts 8/4 maple without even changing tone.) The contractors saw does not vibrate at all! It does have plastic turn wheels for the blade height and angle instead of cast iron, but you can buy cast iron wheels at grizzly.com fairly cheaply. Besides the safety feature, this saw F@#$ing KICKS @$$!!! It cuts so smooth and straight. I bought a $110 forest blade for it, but the Sawstop blade it comes with works so well I don’t think I need it. So far I’ve cross cut melamine, plywood, hardboard, mahogany, cherry, walnut without any tearout. I found myself cutting boards just to cut them, so I could run my finger down the smooth edge. The assembly directions come with color coated fasteners and poster board thick instructions that you can hang on the wall like a calendar. The owners manual is a spiral back book with full color detail. It is by far the nicest, coolest, best performing, awesomest (is that a word) tool I’ve ever seen! (from the second you take it out of the box) My advise to everyone that reads this is to go and buy this tool immediately!!!
-- Tom, Simsbury, CT