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Forum topic by richardchaos posted 09-16-2017 03:24 PM 1397 views 0 times favorited 39 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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richardchaos

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09-16-2017 03:24 PM

After reading and watching some stuff on the SAWSTOP line of table saws, I am going to start saving my pennies to get one The one below is what I want…

If you have one or used one I would like to ask a few questions…

1) Have you set off the BRAKE?
2) Is the BRAKE easy to set off?
3) Are you happy with the horse power?
4) SET UP TIME?
5) Any other opinions?

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell


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Redoak49

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#1 posted 09-16-2017 03:32 PM

There are lots of threads on this with VERY STRONG opinions. Are you asking or trolling.

Yes, I have set off the brake when it came into contact with my Incra miter gauge.

I have the PCS model so not applicable to the model you show.

Most agree it is good quality with very good instructions and service.

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Gilley23

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#2 posted 09-16-2017 03:38 PM

Somebody get StumpyNubs in here too sell this thing LOL

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richardchaos

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#3 posted 09-16-2017 03:45 PM

Sorry was asking question. NO TROLLING! OH where is STUBBNUBSY? LOL! I ear a thread somewhere else that a simple staple on the end of a piece of stock will set it off. REDOAK49 did your sawstop make one hell of a KAPOW when set off? Was your blade ruined?


There are lots of threads on this with VERY STRONG opinions. Are you asking or trolling.

Yes, I have set off the brake when it came into contact with my Incra miter gauge.

I have the PCS model so not applicable to the model you show.

Most agree it is good quality with very good instructions and service.

- Redoak49

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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richardchaos

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#4 posted 09-16-2017 04:01 PM

SO I went looking around and found this.. I AM SOLD!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tff0eHCmFQw


There are lots of threads on this with VERY STRONG opinions. Are you asking or trolling.

Yes, I have set off the brake when it came into contact with my Incra miter gauge.

I have the PCS model so not applicable to the model you show.

Most agree it is good quality with very good instructions and service.

- Redoak49

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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ArtMann

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#5 posted 09-16-2017 04:09 PM

I have never heard anyone complain about the quality or functionality of Sawstop products. I will not debate that and I am one of those people who would never buy anything from them. I think you would be pleased.

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AZWoody

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#6 posted 09-16-2017 04:26 PM



I have never heard anyone complain about the quality or functionality of Sawstop products. I will not debate that and I am one of those people who would never buy anything from them. I think you would be pleased.

- ArtMann

I have to agree with Art on that. I’m on the side of not wanting to provide business to them due to how I feel about their business practices but the quality is unimpeachable. If I really had need for a conventional table saw, I would really be hard pressed not to have them at the top of the list.

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bigblockyeti

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#7 posted 09-16-2017 04:44 PM

I can offer no opinion on the quality of any of the saws as I have zero personal experience with the contractor saw and little with the PCS. I will never own anything with their name on it as a result on Mr. Gass’s efforts in removing my freedom to buy what suites me for the sake of his own personal profit.

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CharlesNeil

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#8 posted 09-16-2017 04:53 PM

WEllllll.. I have had one since they first came out , and subsequently own or have owned most of the name brand table saws.. In my experience and personal opinion , It has held up and done a terrific job . I think you will be well pleased .

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patcollins

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#9 posted 09-16-2017 04:54 PM

I don’t have one but I wouldn’t buy the contractor version because it has the motor hanging out the back, I use my garage as my shop so this is valuable car space.

Only thing I have heard anyone say bad about them is that the stamped wings are a bit of a nuisance since they aren’t flat and have saw stop stamped in them.

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JackDuren

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#10 posted 09-16-2017 06:40 PM

There won’t be much noise. It’s there and magically disappears….Leaving you confused…

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JackDuren

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#11 posted 09-16-2017 06:50 PM



I can offer no opinion on the quality of any of the saws as I have zero personal experience with the contractor saw and little with the PCS. I will never own anything with their name on it as a result on Mr. Gass s efforts in removing my freedom to buy what suites me for the sake of his own personal profit.

- bigblockyeti

Then why the post?

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TheFridge

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#12 posted 09-16-2017 07:21 PM

It’s ‘Murica.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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RobS888

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#13 posted 09-16-2017 08:04 PM


I can offer no opinion on the quality of any of the saws as I have zero personal experience with the contractor saw and little with the PCS. I will never own anything with their name on it as a result on Mr. Gass s efforts in removing my freedom to buy what suites me for the sake of his own personal profit.

- bigblockyeti

Then why the post?

- JackDuren


Just to get his opinion about the owner out there.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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JackDuren

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#14 posted 09-16-2017 08:09 PM

I think we are past opinions of the creator at this point. Time for people to start focusing on the safety…

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ColonelTravis

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#15 posted 09-16-2017 09:18 PM


I think we are past opinions of the creator at this point.
- JackDuren

No we’re not. I used to own a SS and they are impeccable machines. I sold it because I use hand tools primarily. But the owner is a monopolistic jerk. Bosch tried to compete and look where that got them. How in the heck is any other manufacturer supposed to come up with their own braking tech?

SS customer service, though, is as great as their saws.

Would I buy another SS if I needed a TS? I don’t know. My hesitation does not come from the saw itself. Before the year is over, all TS manufacturers might be forced to put in brakes like SS and the question will be pointless. Maybe it won’t happen, but if I had to bet money on it, I bet it will happen.

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