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Forum topic by IHRedRules posted 04-25-2017 10:30 PM 747 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-25-2017 10:30 PM

I received an email from Sawstop today, it looks like they are expanding their product line a bit. Here is the link to the news on their website. http://www.sawstop.com/new-options#router-tables
The new dust collection guard and outfeed table seem the most interesting to me. Hope they will be competitively priced.


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#1 posted 04-25-2017 10:38 PM

reading on the router tables:
” Featuring maximum dust collection, these tables work best with the SawStop Router Lift, featuring a four-post, chain drive design and heavy-weight construction for repeatable precision and durability.” does that mean sawstop has a router lift comin out,too? i dont seem to find anything about it elsewhere

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#2 posted 04-26-2017 02:08 AM

Looks like a bunch of new stuff coming in several months. Probably be high quality, but with the price to match.

Certainly shows they’re rounding out their product line.

-- Clin

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#3 posted 04-26-2017 02:39 AM

I was thinking that the router table would feature the same safety feature but it doesn’t appear to.

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#4 posted 04-26-2017 04:22 AM

Way overdue. I was wondering when they would finally expand.

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#5 posted 04-26-2017 02:43 PM



I was thinking that the router table would feature the same safety feature but it doesn t appear to.

- JADobson

I think it’s just a router table and a separate lift. Router motor not included.

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#6 posted 04-26-2017 02:52 PM


I was thinking that the router table would feature the same safety feature but it doesn t appear to.

- JADobson

I think it s just a router table and a separate lift. Router motor not included.

- clin

I think that if they were to include the safety feature all three would need to work together.

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#7 posted 04-26-2017 05:12 PM


I think that if they were to include the safety feature all three would need to work together.

- JADobson

My guess is the safety mechanism for a router would be so much different that not much of their saw design would carry over, beyond the electronic detection. So lot’s of design work needed. Also, the safety mechanism on the table saw adds about $500 to the selling price of the TS. That’s more than many router, tables, and lifts would cost combined.

So I think the potential revenue per unit is much smaller. While maybe more routers are sold, since many people have more than one, I think the perceived value of a brake on a router is much smaller. While I’m sure a few fingers have been lost to routers, I think as a whole the risk of amputation is much smaller.

But, there’s no question they can still cause very serious damage. I have a friend with a screwed up hand because he accidentally tried to route out his thumb.

Simply put, right or wrong, a table saw is more scary than a router to most users.

I’m not sure many users would pay $50 more for a router setup to get a safety feature. And at that point, I can’t imagine it would be worth it to SawStop.

But, only SawStop knows for sure what their thoughts are on this.

-- Clin

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#8 posted 04-26-2017 05:27 PM

The format slider really looks like they skimped on material. This has a very narrow sled that rides along the side of the blade giving very little support to the wood being cut.
Also, the main miter bar looks like a single long piece that is slid over way to the right just to fit the photo but when set up to actually cut will be sticking way out to the left and will take up space.

Most formats have a miter bar that telescopes to be able to handle large pieces but can stay out of the way when not needed.

One thing i like is that the main guide rail is off to the side so that normal rips can be done much more easily than on a format saw where the main sliding rail is right next to the blade and juts out a bit, making the position you have to work from rather unbalanced for ripping using the rip fence.

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#9 posted 04-26-2017 06:54 PM

Damnit I just bought jessem table a few months ago because I couldnt find a wing table i liked for my sawstop

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