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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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Additional Informaton

Additional Informaton

05-07-2013 03:22 PM by RegP | 7 comments »

As I reread my prior post on the sawstop a few things things come to mind. The brake is triggered by contact with a living thing. If you are not gripping the hot dog, we taped one to a board, the saw will cut through it. It has nothing to do with grounding or the meat. It is triggered by capacitance of your body, that contact and it is very slight, pulls the voltage down, because there is voltage on the blade through the arbor – not a simple thing to do – with very little ...

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What we did to a Sawstop Industrial and Contractors saw.

What we did to a Sawstop Industrial and Contractors saw.

05-05-2013 01:00 PM by RegP | 19 comments »

I am a retired Industrial Arts Teacher. During my career I taught may students the basics of table saw use. I got the chance to to help demo them to a groups of fellow teachers at several inservices attended by as many as 100 fellow shop teachers. We were able to address and test a number of concerns. We burnt up 20+ brakes and blades that day. 1 – Nails in the wood – We were able to rip a 2X4 sample with 3 1/4 air nails driven into about an inch apart through the cut line. We...

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Craftsman 21802 13 Amp 120 Volt 10"  Table Saw Model number 137.218020

Craftsman 21802 13 Amp 120 Volt 10" Table Saw Model number 137.218020

04-28-2013 12:07 PM by LokisTyro | 4 comments »

I’ve had this saw for over 2 years and I thought it deserved a long-term review. It’s a decent performer that’s great for light-duty and the not so precision-intense projects. I’ll try to go over everything that my current knowledge will allow me to. Be aware that this is my first review! Out of the box everything went together nice and easy. There’s not much assembly required and if you’re a keen mechanic or builder you should have everything sorted out...

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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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Good Saw Good Price

Good Saw Good Price

04-14-2013 04:14 AM by Huckleberry | 12 comments »

I just picked this saw up today to replace my old Delta Rockwell. Set up was not too bad on this saw, and dialing it in was pretty easy and straight forward. Within four hours I was making saw dust on this table saw. There are enough in depth reviews on this saw on here so I won’t bore anyone with this. I am at this point rating this saw pretty good and will update this rating as I put some hours on this saw. Time to make some more saw dust!

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Grizzly is unbeatable for the money.

Grizzly is unbeatable for the money.

04-12-2013 06:12 AM by DonLumberJohnson | 15 comments »

Without a dial indicator and thousandths of an inch feeler gauge there is not a perceptible inaccuracy with this saw. Out of the box it is as flat and square as can be seen without a micrometer. It cuts flat the fence is square the miter gauge sucks but is good at 90 and 45. Vibration is null everywhere. I can cut 3/4 inch birch at midnight with an ultra thin kerf blade and the sound of the saw at my curb is a whisper. Also, it looks like a beast because it is, 400+Lbs of metal and torque. ...

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R4512 - 3 out of 3 at my HD had alignment problems

R4512 - 3 out of 3 at my HD had alignment problems

04-09-2013 01:50 PM by Craftsman70 | 31 comments »

This is not a full and extensive review, because I only had my R4512 for a couple of days. I’m doing this review for others who were in the situation I was. I was looking for a newer saw in the $500 price range and really wanted the R4512. I wanted to love the saw. I looked past the negative reviews believing the alignment/trunnion issues were only on earlier models and had been addressed. Opening the box, it all looked good. The wheels and lift system are the best. I liked...

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Grizzly G0690 even with problems still good value

Grizzly G0690 even with problems still good value

04-05-2013 04:49 AM by pjones46 | 46 comments »

Based on many of the reviews I have read, the Grizzly G0690 Cabinet saw was the best bang for the buck. As there have been many reviews given I will only add a few comments to those that I have read. The saw arrived without a ding, dent or missing part and went together well. I was very disappointed with wiring as it appeared to be only 14 gauge wire with a 220 plug configuration I had never seen. I had my electrician rewire it completely with 12 gauge wire and use a more conventional tw...

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Powermatic PM2000 - Assembly and setup review

Powermatic PM2000 - Assembly and setup review

03-23-2013 02:18 AM by darthford | 16 comments »

I finished the assembly and setup on this tablesaw last night and wanted to share my observations good and not so good. Shipping: Arrived in good shape overall, one minor shipping rub on the cabinet base through the yellow paint to the black base paint and one minor rub on the black extension table. My two bothers lifted the saw as I yanked the pallet out from underneath, no hoist required. The good 1. Mobile base is great, all four wheels rotate so its easy to maneuver the saw in an...

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