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SawStop Dust Collection Blade Guard & Over Arm Dust Collection

SawStop Dust Collection Blade Guard & Over Arm Dust Collection

1329 days ago by Darell | 19 comments »

Received this dust collection system for Christmas. Goes to show that momma pays attention when I send her hints. LOL! Anyway, installation is very easy and straight forward. The biggest issue, at least for the Contractor Saw is that the splitter & riving knife are slightly thicker with this upgrade. The old splitter/riving knife being .079 and the new one .090. This means you will need to readjust the riving knife lockdown clamp slightly so there isn’t to much pressure on the...

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SawStop Contractor Saw

SawStop Contractor Saw

964 days ago 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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A Satisfied SawStop User

A Satisfied SawStop User

787 days ago 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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Contractors Saw

Contractors Saw

1921 days ago 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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SawStop Industrial Cabinet Saw review

SawStop Industrial Cabinet Saw review

812 days ago by CyberDyneSystems | 28 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 3HP Professional Cabinet Saw W/ 36" T-Glide Fence System

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

639 days ago 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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SawStop Review

SawStop Review

465 days ago 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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What a great piece of equipment

What a great piece of equipment

761 days ago by Andrew | 25 comments »

I got this saw a few months ago. I figured I like it enough to write a review. Yes, the Sawstop always leads to heated discussions. This is a review of the saw and nothing else. I will admit, the safety is what first made me look at the Sawstop, However, it is the last thing I think about when I use it. I hope I never have to make use of the braking system, but if I do, I’ll be glad I got it. Speaking of that, I have not had any false triggers as of yet, and I hope to not ever. Th...

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The Greatest Birthday Present / Bonus in History

The Greatest Birthday Present / Bonus in History

166 days ago by Kenyon94 | 22 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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Great saw, but not for the money

Great saw, but not for the money

489 days ago 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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