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Forum topic by doordude posted 07-20-2013 04:26 AM 942 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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doordude

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07-20-2013 04:26 AM

If money is of no concern; of which it is. but just for discussion. I’m deciding between a pro series 3 hp table saw, vs. 3 hp industrial saw both are Saw Stop’s. the pro is $2800 and industrial is $3800. The thought is; this will be the last saw I will buy. the pro would be adequate; but the industrial saw is just heavier material, in the top and trunion components. also 200 lbs. more for the industrial vs. the pro. You just never know what type of job might come along, cutting heavy lumber such as maple or the like; as in a cabinet shop type use.
What’s your thoughts?


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bowedstraight

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#1 posted 07-20-2013 04:43 AM

bigger is better they both are good saws but you may be spending alot of money on the saftey mechanism that stops the blade, Im sure your gonna try it out with the hotdog and it’s 75.00 a pop for the cartridge, my dream saw is the oliver 1963 model thats a beast

-- Work in the city woodshop in tha country

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#2 posted 07-20-2013 04:44 AM

Wait until they come out with a slider.

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#3 posted 07-20-2013 04:55 AM

my dream saw

-- Work in the city woodshop in tha country

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doordude

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#4 posted 07-20-2013 05:16 AM

Loren; a slider would be a cool feature to have.
Bowed; I know what the hot dog trick is and won’t waste my 75 bucks to see it. but bigger is usually is better, that’s my dilemma!

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bowedstraight

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#5 posted 07-20-2013 05:28 AM

if you have the money buy the industrial more weight less vibration smoother cuts I would say, is it 5 horsepower? I do most of my big ripping on the bandsaw but if I was going to spend the money I would go 12 inch more resaw capacity heavier blade,

-- Work in the city woodshop in tha country

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bowedstraight

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#6 posted 07-20-2013 05:32 AM

I have a 1023sl 10 inch but really I was wanting a 12 inch till I started lookin at blade prices, I like the look of the Sawstop but I really like the powermatic better but the oliver is my fav

-- Work in the city woodshop in tha country

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longgone

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#7 posted 07-20-2013 05:43 AM

I have a Saw Stop Pro 3 hp saw and I also looked at the Industrial Saw Stop. The additional money for the Industrial wouldn’t have been a big deal.
My decision was based on the fact that I am going to be the only person using it and the saw would not be running all day constantly.
I have ripped 12/4 Oak with it and the saw cut it easily and smoothly.
The Pro model is well constructed and should last me a lifetime. At 200 pounds less than the Industrial saw it ain’t going to move even with the heaviest lumber I would be cutting.

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#8 posted 07-20-2013 03:13 PM

I have the 3HP PCS – it’s my first cabinet saw, but I couldn’t imagine needing more power myself. It cuts through 8/4 purpleheart without blinking an eye. $1000 more seems like a lot for the “industrial” build quality. The Professional model I have is about 450 pounds. Not sure what sort if operation I’d need to be doing to have that much saw wobble – but it scares me to think about it.

I could see getting the industrial saw if you needed more HP (it comes in 5 and 7.5 I believe), or (as posted above) you were running the saw nonstop.

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#9 posted 07-20-2013 03:42 PM

Is there a different warranty between the two? I honestly have no clue, but may be something to consider.

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bowedstraight

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#10 posted 07-20-2013 04:32 PM

the pro should be fine, take the other money and buy me some good lumber

-- Work in the city woodshop in tha country

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#11 posted 07-20-2013 04:37 PM

The bigger PCS is a mighty fine saw….more than most of us will ever need. The $1000 price difference buys some excellent saw blades, mobile base, upgraded miter, and some wood.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#12 posted 07-20-2013 05:22 PM

Whichever you buy will most likely be your last table saw; I’m with scott. The 3HP PCS is more than enough saw for most of us. That leaves $1000 towards a bigger jointer, spiral head stationary planer, etc.

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

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#13 posted 07-20-2013 05:27 PM

“The thought is; this will be the last saw I will buy.”

I claimed that several times in the past!!!
I would go for the Oliver instead of import, that’s for sure.

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#14 posted 07-20-2013 06:07 PM

I have the 3 hp. With a sharp blade it never slows down. WOUNDERFUL saw. Very accurate adjustments. A pleasure to own and use.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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doordude

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#15 posted 07-20-2013 09:11 PM

thanks to everyone’s opinion and purchasing advice. I think i’ll go with the pro saw and use the extra cash for the incidentals that I know i’ll need.

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