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mbs

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594 days ago

Just kidding! I had you going though, didn’t I?

I just finished responding to a question about the saw from someone who has decided to buy one. I’m amazed about the passion people have about the saw. It reminds me of Ali – everyone watched him either because they loved him or they hated him. Sawstop threads are one of the few topics where, no matter what the question is, people will chime in on their feelings about purchasing, owning, or operating the saw (me included).

I vote to make this posting the MEGA SAWSTOP TREAD! My goal is to get 1000 comments in a week. We can rotate our comments over and over again (just like we normally do) and maybe we can get the mods to pin the thread at the top of the power tools section.

One person can talk about the quality. The next about the cost of the misfires (including the blade). The next one can address the causes of the misfires. Then someone will need to mention the sales force tactics which somehow will diminish the quality. After that we’ll cover the customer service. Then on to the outrageous cost. Someone will have to mention the override switch and cutting wet wood. Then on to the comparisons between the unisaw and PM 66. By then someone will recall a friend who lost a finger. After that we’ll discuss where they’re made. Don’t forget to mention that sawstop owners are very happy with the saws. And schools are using them which means our kids are being polluted by the sales tactics (all kids will want one as if they’re an apple computer) I’m probably missing something but I’m sure it will come up in the rotation. Did I mention safety? And, don’t forget, we can restate our feelings as often as we like.

I’ll start – I like the vibration free quality of the saw. I can peel off .090” slices of 2” think walnut for laminations and go directly to glueing without any planing or sanding. I also like cranking up the blade. I just need two fingers (my unisaw requires two hands) Who wants to go next?

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.


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Rick M.

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#1 posted 594 days ago

Is Festool still in talks about buy Sawstop?

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#2 posted 594 days ago

I’ve never used one, but I want one badly.
The saw is extremely well built. The saw brake is icing on the cake.
Both of my hobbies I love involve intricate use of my fingers and hands (woodworking and video games), so a single accident at the tablesaw can make me a very miserable individual. Sawstop for me in early february if I can get things to go in my favor.

Edit to add: It shouldn’t matter what others say about the blade brake technology or the politics behind it. The simple fact is that it works, and does so reliably. If you’re the type of individual who realizes there’s always a chance for an accident even if you’ve never had one in 50 years, then why not have that extra insurance.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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live4ever

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#3 posted 594 days ago

Someone should write a play about this. Or a musical.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#4 posted 594 days ago

SawStop is for wimps. I’ve been woodworking for 150 years, mostly free handing 1 meter diameter crooked oak logs through a 2 meter 30 hp saw and I’ve never been sawn in half and still have one hand.

live4ever, I think we could start with a painting – me with sword drawn and a fleeing sawstop.

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#5 posted 594 days ago

No worries…. I never believed Congress could of managed such a task…..

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#6 posted 594 days ago

Steve Ga$$ is an a$$

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CessnaPilotBarry

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#7 posted 594 days ago

We can rotate our comments over and over again (just like we normally do)

I love this… ;^)

-- It's all good, if it's wood...

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#8 posted 594 days ago

I cut the same strips for backbrace lams you do on my $450 used Grizzly with no problem so I’ll stick to that for now and use the extra two grand for some quality walnut for a couple of chairs.

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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bigkev

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#9 posted 594 days ago

BTW, when I read the title of your post I was pissed, so yeah, you got me!

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#10 posted 594 days ago

I am no longer posting in saw stop threads… but I do want to help you reach your goal of 1000 posts..
And the title gave me a chuckle :) So since I am not saying anything about the saw I rationalize that I still am not posting in saw stop threads.

-- Who is John Galt?

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mbs

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#11 posted 594 days ago

I thought Ski was purchasing Sawstop. I’m sure it doesnt matter since skil and festool are basically the same tools, right?

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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mbs

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#12 posted 594 days ago

Victor, with only 150 years under your belt you’re still considered a rookie. Keep practicing and hopefully you’ll keep your good hand.

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mbs

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#13 posted 594 days ago

Bert – I recently read that Al Qaeda has decided to stopped terrorizing the US. They claim congress is doing a much better job than they can do.

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#14 posted 594 days ago

Mbs, your tongue in cheek sarcasm (is there such a thing?) is fantastic. You get three stars for the day and a “good fella” award on my how to post thread. Funny thing is you are getting a lot of serious posters.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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mbs

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#15 posted 594 days ago

Gotcha BigKev -

What blade are you using to cut your lams and is it a thin kerf or not?

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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