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11-20-2010 11:15 PM

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I am looking at getting a SawStop and want to know can I use my accessories that i already have? I have an Incra 1000 HD miter gauge and a Grizzly Tenoning jig just as an example.

-- mrg


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#1 posted 11-21-2010 12:43 AM

I have an Incra miter guage and it works fine. I have the Woodcraft version of the tenoning jig and it is okay after some adjustment.

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#2 posted 11-21-2010 12:47 AM

Thanks ScottC for the reply.

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#3 posted 11-21-2010 01:26 AM

Same story here. I had to adjust the fit on my Incra gauge since it was a little sloppy but that is to be expected since mine was tuned for the miter slots on my old Craftsman saw.

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#4 posted 11-21-2010 03:20 AM

I have to build new sleds as the one’s I built for my Delta don’t work, but everything else is okay.

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#5 posted 11-21-2010 03:41 AM

Will it work and stop a dado blade?

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#6 posted 11-21-2010 04:03 AM

If you are asking if the sawstop break will stop a dado blade, the answer is yes .. but… it requires a different brake cartridge for a dado stack, as the brake cartridge actually does a diagnostic test to ensure everything is okay, and the dado stack would be too far from a normal brake cartridge for it to work, so the saw will not turn on. You have to have two brake cartridges if you are using a dado stack. The dado cartridge is thicker, and wider than the normal cartridge. To change the brake cartridge adds approx. 3 minutes to the saw set up when changing to a dado stack, and back. The dado cartridge is $100.00 in Ontario Canada. The regular cartridge is $80.00.

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#7 posted 11-21-2010 04:29 AM

To use a dado stack on the Sawstop, you need a dado brake ($80) as well as the zero clearance insert for a dado stack (which is another $80 I believe…might be off by $10).

So it’s an additional ~$160 to use a dado stack on a Sawstop, in addition to the stack itself, of course.

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#8 posted 11-21-2010 04:52 AM

Thanks guys for the feed back.
Going to look at them this week and decide between the new cabinet saw and contractor saw. The size getting it in the house and down thr basement is my main concern.

-- mrg

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#9 posted 11-21-2010 05:31 AM

sorry.. I forgot about the insert.. it is required as well..

you will not be disappointed.. they make a good saw

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#10 posted 11-21-2010 10:14 PM

MRG, I ordered the PCS version via Woodcraft. If you have it delivered to their store, there is no additional shipping charge. The main part of the cabinet saw came in one big box. I hired a company called “2 guys and a truck.” It was actually 3 guys. They picked it up at WC brought it to my house, helped unpack it and carried everything down to the basement. The extension table and the fence each came in their own boxes. The cabinet had the middle piece of iron installed on it but the side tables are separate. It is doable and I wouldn’t let that discourage you. Bottom line is I paid less for the movers than what shipping to my house would have cost.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way! Good luck with whichever version you choose.

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#11 posted 11-22-2010 01:20 AM

If you have an aluminum push stick, get rid of it!

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#12 posted 11-22-2010 06:44 AM

You can also bypass the safety feature to use a dado if you wish. Also you can make your own zero clearance inserts much cheaper.

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