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SawStop 1.75HP Cabinet Saw with 36" rails review

SawStop 1.75HP Cabinet Saw with 36" rails review

06-30-2011 02:44 AM by Ty | 10 comments »

After much contemplation, I purchased the SawStop 1.75 Cabinet Saw with 36” rails. For several years, the only table saw I ever experienced was a Delta contractor saw. So yes, SawStop is a HUGE upgrade. First, the assembly directions are extremely well done. Absolutely no problem putting this saw together, other than the Woodcraft employee who didn’t know what SawStop was and failed to give me the correct rails. Aside from that issue, I was able to assemble the saw approximat...

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A Satisfied SawStop User

A Satisfied SawStop User

06-23-2012 06:17 PM by Dave | 40 comments »

Like a lot of woodworkers, buying a cabinet saw was a big commitment for me. It wasn’t just a big financial decision; I also wanted to be sure I was going to have enough time between kids, a career, and other stuff that I’d feel like I really got my money’s worth out of it. My Ridgid contractor’s saw was doing a nice job for me already. But I like to make cabinets and, at the end of the day, it’s just not convenient to break down a 4×8 sheet of plywood wi...

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SawStop Contractor Saw

SawStop Contractor Saw

12-30-2011 06:06 AM by NewEnglandsWoodWorks | 18 comments »

In woodworking almost always, the number one most used tool in the shop is a table saw (at least in my shop it is now). Well, it is because it is just plain hard to get by in woodworking without a table saw. I was without a table saw since the beginning of my woodworking career (two years ago). Just the inconvenience of having to buy lumber to width. Now as of 12/27/11 I am a proud owner of a SawStop contractor saw with cast iron wings and a 36” pro fence. Let me just say right now this sa...

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Contractors Saw

Contractors Saw

05-17-2009 05:10 AM by Wingstress | 39 comments »

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 g...

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The Greatest Birthday Present / Bonus in History

The Greatest Birthday Present / Bonus in History

03-06-2014 11:36 PM by Kenyon94 | 23 comments »

I feel guilty posting the backstory on this, but the story needs to be told. I just started into woodworking four months ago. First, I built a workbench with some basic handheld powertools and was generally obsessed with my new hobby. In early January, I was with my business partner who happens to be my longtime best friend and I was once again talking about all the stuff I wanted to build and the tools I wanted to buy. He asked me what my dream purchase was, and I showed him the SawStop hot ...

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SawStop Industrial Cabinet Saw review

SawStop Industrial Cabinet Saw review

05-29-2012 06:36 PM by CyberDyneSystems | 30 comments »

My review is of the SawStop Industrial Cabinet saw ICS51230: 5 hp, 1 phase, 230 V 20 A I have not included much for Photos, check out Stevenmadden’s review here for a nice selection;http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/1462 My pertinent background:A carpenter in various trades since 1986, I have had opportunity to use dozens of tablesaws over the years.I consider the older Unisaw (circa 1930’s – 2006 ish) to be the industry standard cabinet saw, and have worked on about 10 ...

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SawStop Review

SawStop Review

05-11-2013 10:49 PM by Dan Katz | 26 comments »

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 ca...

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SawStop 3HP Professional Cabinet Saw W/ 36" T-Glide Fence System

SawStop 3HP Professional Cabinet Saw W/ 36" T-Glide Fence System

11-18-2012 07:34 PM by Chris | 31 comments »

For many years I have used a General 50-185 Contractor saw. It performed well over the years but my woodworking has advanced enough that I wanted something a little better. I have looked at the major cabinet saw brands but came back to this one because the others didn’t really trump it in any way plus it has superior safety features. I know that there are a lot of SawStop haters out there but my decision had very specific reasoning to back it up. My right index finger was severed by shr...

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Great saw, but not for the money

Great saw, but not for the money

04-18-2013 01:21 AM by Cole Tallerman | 41 comments »

So let me start off by saying this review is based on 6 months of hobbyist work and comparing to other saws on the market. Last summer, I had an accident with an old .113 table saw. My parents would not let me use another table saw unless I got a SawStop. So being 16 (not much of a budget) i went with the cheapest one; the contractor saw with 30” rails. (I ended up upgrading to cast iron wings). The good: The saw came perfectly aligned and packed beautifully with great directions....

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The SawStop ICS base is wonderful saw base, but comes just short of 5*

The SawStop ICS base is wonderful saw base, but comes just short of 5*

05-13-2013 03:22 PM by gtbuzz | 7 comments »

OverviewIn short, this is an absolutely wonderful base that I love using with my SawStop 3HP cabinet saw, however I do have a few nits that keep this from being a 5 star product. Having said that though, if anyone else is in a similar situation to me, I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to recommend the industrial base over the standard professional base. For those that are unaware, SawStop makes two different mobile bases for their cabinet saws, one designed for the Professional models...

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