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Forum topic by agallant posted 1265 days ago 820 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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agallant

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1265 days ago

So for the hell of it I looked at what I could get at grizzilie for the same price as the 3hp sawstop I ordered. I am kinda tempted to back out and get the following for about the same price.

G0458 – 18” 1-1/2 HP Single-Phase Open End Drum Sander
G0715P – 10” Hybrid Tablesaw with Riving Knife, Polar Bear Series
G0675 – 10” Jointer/Planer Combo


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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 1265 days ago

Uh…yup. So tell me, just how is that “Fobik Finger Fear” thing working out for you?

But seriously, that is $ome $erious $hop $tuff to consider.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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agallant

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#2 posted 1265 days ago

I am just going to keep on telling my self that the 3HP and non finger cutting was worth the extra money.

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 1265 days ago

Sawstop is a pretty good saw from what I hear. There are always trade offs in buying equipment and it is often difficult to way everything and come up with a good balanced decision so I know what you must be going through. However, I certainly wish you luck.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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TheWoodNerd

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#4 posted 1265 days ago

I’ve owned both Grizzly and SawStop table saws.

Without a doubt, the SawStop does not cut wood any better, in any way. Its fit/finish is at a higher level, which is nice to work with and comparable to PM and Uni. Only you can decide if the improved end-user experience is worth the extra bucks.

Personally, after seeing a colleague lose several fingers (and his photography career) last year, I went out and bought a SS purely for the brake. For me, the quality of the machine itself is a nice extra.

-- The Wood Nerd -- http://www.workshopaholic.net

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rieferman

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#5 posted 1265 days ago

I was taught that the heel of my “park hand” (left hand holding the piece against the fence) cannot pass the front lip of the table, and that my “action hand” (right hand pushing the piece past the blade) must always use a push rabbit, and that the guard should be down for any cut that can use it. I follow these rules religiously, therefore, I would buy the three machines and skip the sawstop.

-- New to woodworking, old to barn fixin'

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TheWoodNerd

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#6 posted 1265 days ago

Not every accident is from negligence. The guy I was talking about was hit from behind by some falling materials on a jobsite, pushing his hand into the blade. Besides, even though I’ve been woodworking for almost 40 years without any incidents, I’m not arrogant enough to think I’m beyond making mistakes. If anything, with age I’m more cognizant of my limitations.

For me, $1000 spread over many years is cheap insurance to protect a $100k+ per year career.

-- The Wood Nerd -- http://www.workshopaholic.net

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Jon Spelbring

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#7 posted 1265 days ago

Last year I upgraded from a Craftsman Hybrid to a SS. I do not regret it. It’s a better saw. The fit and finish is excellent. I was going to upgrade anyway, and it came to a choice between SS, Uni, and PM. The brake sold me. I’m careful to a fault, but the extra procection is worth it to me.

-- To do is to be

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rieferman

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#8 posted 1265 days ago

Sorry, I didn’t mean to imply that anyone wanting a sawstop was wrong etc. I was just giving what my rationale would be. I think they’re great saws.

Regardless of precautions taken, accidents CAN happen.

-- New to woodworking, old to barn fixin'

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HorizontalMike

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#9 posted 1265 days ago

Well, I seriously doubt we will hear about ANY SawStop accidents resulting in injury, regardless of the cause and EVEN IF the SawStop was put in bypass mode. I personally don’t think Ga$$ would let that kind of information get out. It would ruin his litigation efforts, much less his business model. Just saying…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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