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01-21-2014 07:38 PM

I am thinking of buying a dog to live under a tablesaw in a small house I will build. What is best for what I want to do? Thanks in advance for all your kind replies.

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#1 posted 01-21-2014 07:41 PM

“I am thinking of buying a dog to live under a tablesaw in a small house I will build. What brand is best for what I want to do?”

I would make sure I bought one that wouldn’t bite me for making him live under the table saw. :-)

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#2 posted 01-21-2014 07:49 PM

+ 1 Mike :)

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#3 posted 01-21-2014 07:49 PM

Real bargain Labradoodles can be had on Craig’s list if you don’t mind buying used…

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#4 posted 01-21-2014 07:54 PM

The first thing you need to decided is if the dog is going to be stationary or mobile? Then, do you have 220Kibble available in your shop? If money isn’t an object, you might want to get the new DogStop. If the dog senses he’s biting his owner, his jaw immediately stops and pulls back. They are expensive, but safety first.

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#5 posted 01-21-2014 08:00 PM

This may be suited for you….. ;-)

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#6 posted 01-21-2014 08:02 PM

A stuffed one?

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#7 posted 01-21-2014 08:12 PM

I’d buy a qwas dogs

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#8 posted 01-21-2014 08:14 PM

I think you are in the wrong forum. Maybe you would get a better response if this was posted in “Power tools, hardware and accessories”.

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#9 posted 01-21-2014 08:16 PM

Please post a review of the dog as soon as you get it. Don’t bother to plug it in or even it uncrate first or anything. Really looking forward to it.

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#10 posted 01-21-2014 08:17 PM

Ugh, another of these questions. Look, first of all it really depends on the work you are trying to do. Are you building cabinets, or boxes? Just follow this advice: Buy the best dog you can afford at the time you buy.
Ideally, the dog should come with an integrated HEPA filter (like the Festool dogs they sell) to keep you safe. Also, anti-kickback pawls will virtually eliminate all need for a muzzle. On the older versions (see CL for the occasional deal), you generally won’t get these features, but the cast-iron, heavier dogs usually have better castings. Stay away from the ‘Made in China’ dogs. Taiwan also generally doesn’t put out great product in the under-table-saw dog category. France is okay, but it’s pretty one-dimensional in that all you’re gonna get is a poodle.
You should check out the long-running ‘Dogs of your dreams’ thread on this site. Lots of knowledgeable people over there. Good luck with your search.

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#11 posted 01-21-2014 08:22 PM

The more I learn about woodworking the more I’m drawn towards traditional dogs. I’d check around for a vintage dog as it seems that the quality of older dogs is often better than new cheaply made dogs. I love my European dogs and I’ve also had great luck with Australian dogs too.

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#12 posted 01-21-2014 08:28 PM

Renners, can’t stomach used.
Kdc, love purple.
Craftsman, how much do replacement jaws cost?
Mrfid, I’m confused. What do you mean? Help me…
Howie, only if it’s motorizied. I want to know when it needs to pee.
Waho, thanks but I’m talking real dog…

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#13 posted 01-21-2014 08:40 PM

I think you need to check out the dogs available from Growly. Since they eliminate the middleman and import directly, you can get a much better deal. Also make sure to check out their annual scratched and scarred sale, there are some real bargains if you get there early. Of course, I am recommending a Growly because it is the only under table saw living dog I’ve ever owned and don’t have any basis for comparison. But since I feel an incessant urge to contribute my lack of knowledge and be accepted into this online community, I have to post something based on things I’ve read and never experienced.

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#14 posted 01-21-2014 08:57 PM

well since this is suppose to be a legit part of the sight, your ignorant post here in abusing animals is down right wrong, but your prone to posting wrong posts anyway, so really no sense in saying anything here….

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#15 posted 01-21-2014 09:05 PM

Grizz, sorry for the wrong forum. Nailbanger was correct in his forum assessment… May someone grant you a big heaping pile of love. Steaming pile is the preferred in these situations.

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