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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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Love my cabinet saw!

Love my cabinet saw!

01-30-2013 12:41 AM by Eli Akin | 29 comments »

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. Wh...

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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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Saw-Stop customer service

Saw-Stop customer service

09-14-2012 02:22 AM by Cole Tallerman | 14 comments »

As you may know, i’m building a 12” jointer. I needed a multi-ribbed v-belt so i called saw stop asking if i could buy that part from my table saw, for my jointer. The guy asked me my name and when he saw that i had a sawstop he said he would send it for free! I also asked if they can sharpen their own blades, (I like the one it came with) and he just sent me another one of those for free as well! 23 hours later i am sitting here with a new and free belt and blade. Now that is som...

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What a great piece of equipment

What a great piece of equipment

07-20-2012 02:53 AM 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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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 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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Is it worth the Premium Price?

Is it worth the Premium Price?

04-11-2012 06:44 PM by TrentFysty | 21 comments »

Let me first say that I am writing this review to provide potential buyers with a first hand experience, not to open up the ever growing debate of madating the safety technology or what kind of person the founder is. With that said, on to the review. Backround: Let me start out by saying this is the 4th Table Saw I have owned. I started with a Delta job site saw that wasn’t good at all. It was mostly plastic and while it cut wood, it wasn’t much more then a circular saw turn...

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All is not perfect in Saw Stop Land

All is not perfect in Saw Stop Land

03-12-2012 07:26 PM by ccweems | 95 comments »

While I don’t own a Saw Stop saw and do not doubt their quality and their potential for safety I was given pause by a part counter guy. I asked about the saw and the noted feature. I was told that there didn’t seem to be any problem about the saws or the safety feature but there was about the expense of “false alarms”. He said that most of the stop cartridges were sold due to false activations. When you see the demo of the guy holding the hot dog and then stopping ...

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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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