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Forum topic by tedth66 posted 08-15-2010 04:27 AM 1948 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-15-2010 04:27 AM

Topic tags/keywords: sawstop tablesaw table saw

I’ve been on a quest to set up my garage as both a shop and a place to park both my cars. I bought a Sawstop contractor saw and built a custom cabinet for it and added a router table on the end of the table. I bought my Sawstop for ~2300 bucks because I upgraded the wings to cast iron and upgraded the rails to 52”. The custom cabinet is great as it controls the dust and gives me a lot of storage. I love my Sawstop but the truth is it’s just too big as I need a dust collector and as most of you know, the dust collectors are huge and if I’m going to succeed on my quest then I need to scale down my tablesaw. My question is, what is my 1 year old Sawstop worth with the custom cabinet (router included)? If I sold my Sawstop with custom cabinet, I’d go buy the smaller Sawstop cabinet saw to replace this monstrous one.

here’s a link to my huge saw

Is my saw worth significantly less than what I paid for it or does the cabinet + router help eat some of the depreciation?


-- Ted

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#1 posted 08-15-2010 04:30 AM

I can’t help you with the pricing, but I do like the setup you created!

All the Best!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#2 posted 08-16-2010 05:57 AM

Thanks Jusfine.. i love the saw.

-- Ted

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#3 posted 08-16-2010 06:22 AM

Wow Ted, that is such a nice set up I can’t imagine ever wanting to part with it.
Maybe you could do a trade in at the store you bought the sawstop at.
Or, how about trying to solve the dust collection problem instead of losing $ on selling and re-purchasing saws.
Perhaps a smaller, but powerful cyclone system instead of a big two stager. Maybe put it outside the garage (in shed against the garage) and pipe the hoses through.
There are tons of books and info on dust control. Personally, I would start there.

oops, my bad. I see you have the little cyclone so probably know tons about dust collection.

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#4 posted 08-16-2010 06:47 AM

Thanks TwoKidsNoSleep,,, I put a lot of work in this Sawstop cabinet and I’ve only recently thought about where I’d store my dust collector if and when I buy one. I’m looking at a two-stage JDS model and it’s footprint is fairly small 28” wide but that might be 28” I don’t have. My Sawstop cabinet takes up 80+ inches of the back wall and I was thinking if I get the smaller professional Sawstop I’d be able to share the back wall with the dust collector. I’d hate to part with my Sawstop + custom cabinet I built but I would if it means operating in a healthier environment.

Yes for the Sawstop I actually use a bigger Rigid shop vac with a Dust Deputy and it’s working well. The dust collector would improve my dust collection on the saw but I’ve found I really need the dust collector for the planer and the jointer.

I’m definitely hooked on the JDS cyclone collector with the ‘small’ footprint but I need to solve this space issue.

thanks for the ideas…


-- Ted

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