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Forum topic by Sunstealer73 posted 02-23-2014 04:52 PM 709 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-23-2014 04:52 PM

My wife has given me the go ahead to get the Sawstop PCS that I have been eying for a while. I am currently using the Bosch 4100 which is great except the table size is pretty limiting. I used a cabinet saw for years on my dad’s farm and am anxious to get one of my own. That one actually took the tip of my left thumb on a kickback years ago, hence the desire for the Sawstop.

Our local Woodcraft has gone out of business and the next closest dealer is about 90 miles away. I don’t trust my old beater truck to go that far and back, so we’ll probably take my wife’s Nissan Pathfinder. Does anyone know if the boxes will fit in the back of it with all the seats folded or do I need to take a trailer? I’m planning on getting the PCS 1.75hp with 36” fence and industrial roller base.

Thanks!


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#1 posted 02-23-2014 04:58 PM

Maybe you could call and ask the dealer your going to buy your SS from they will measure the box.

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#2 posted 02-23-2014 05:10 PM

Or, if it won’t fit in the Nissan call uhaul or similar and see what it would cost to rent a small trailer and tow it with the Nissan??

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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#3 posted 02-23-2014 05:43 PM

Or call Sawstop (1-866-SAWSTOP). I got my 3 hp Sawstop almost 2 yrs ago from my local Woodcraft and brought it home in my Dodge Caravan. At first the Woodcraft guys told me they couldn’t get it in my minivan because it had to be hoisted by forklift, but the open tailgate wouldn’t allow them to get close enough to the car to drop it in there. The sliding side door openings weren’t big enough either. They at least agreed they would try and I figured if it didn’t work I would rent a truck. Well, it worked. The guy who lifted it with the forklift didn’t slide the lift all the way under the box, he just went in a little over half-way so the box wouldn’t tip off. He got the box in as far as he could without hitting the tailgate, then we pushed the box off the lift onto 2×4’s I placed on the bottom of the cargo area. The box still wasn’t in far enough, but the guy was able to move it forward in maybe 6” increments with the lift until I could close the tailgate door. They said it was the first time they had gotten one in a minivan, but maybe this would work for you. I guess it all depends on the size of the box and your cargo area.

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#4 posted 02-23-2014 06:19 PM

I don’t think you’ll get into a Pathfinder.

When I got mine, it would not fit into my Jeep Liberty, so I had the machine shop deliver it. They only charged my $25 … the driver backed up to the shop door and slid it onto the liftgate, then used a handtruck to get it into the shop.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#5 posted 02-23-2014 06:53 PM

Thanks guys. Looks like I’ll be taking a trailer. Dad has one like for lawnmowers and ATV’s that should work fine.

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#6 posted 02-23-2014 09:42 PM

Since you don’t have a local dealer, if you’re an Amazon Prime member you can get it with free delivery. http://www.amazon.com/SawStop-PCS175-TGP236-Professional-Assembly-Extension/dp/B009C7NF0Y/ref=sr_1_2?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1393191631&sr=8-2&keywords=sawstop+cabinet+saw

-- Earl

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#7 posted 02-23-2014 09:47 PM

The Amazon price is higher though, presumably because of the shipping.

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#8 posted 02-23-2014 09:49 PM

I buy more off Amazon than is healthy, but I think for that kind of money (and heft) I’d like to have a dealer, even if 90 miles away.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#9 posted 02-23-2014 10:42 PM

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#10 posted 02-23-2014 10:45 PM

Although the 1.75 is a step up for you, consider the 3hp, it’s really the perfect amount of hp.

-- Jeff NJ

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#11 posted 02-24-2014 12:34 AM

Are you going to run it on 110v or 220v? When I was looking, I wanted 220v and I found that by the time I got the 220v upgrade kit for the 1.75 saw that there was only a couple hundred difference between it and the 3 HP saw. Maybe something you want to check out.

-- Earl

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#12 posted 02-24-2014 01:03 AM

I need to run it on 120. I’ve ripped 8/4 on that size motor and never felt underpowered. I generally use a thin kerf blade when ripping thick stuff.

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#13 posted 02-24-2014 01:07 AM

Do remember that SS doesn’t recommend TK blades.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#14 posted 03-02-2014 04:05 PM

I picked up the PCS 1.75 with 36” fence and industrial base yesterday at Klingspor’s Woodworking Shop in Hickory, NC. I have the saw assembled, but still need to install the fence today. This is an impressive piece of machinery. They need to teach a class to every other company out there on how to write manuals and package hardware. I also lucked up in that they started their promotion yesterday for either the regular mobile base or the overarm dust collector hookup.

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#15 posted 03-02-2014 04:25 PM

Sunstealer73—You’re gonna like your new saw (I call mine ‘Black Beauty’). The only way assembly could be any easier would be if they’d send Steve Gass over to your house to do it for you.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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