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Forum topic by jmroach posted 02-15-2009 09:48 PM 2668 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jmroach

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02-15-2009 09:48 PM

I’ll be getting a new tablesaw in the next few months and have narrowed it down to PM2k and the 3hp SawStop cabinet saw. For me it’s a bit hard to justify the extra $$ for the SawStop, but I think I’ve been overruled by my fiance & dad.

Anyway, has anyone bought a SawStop in Indiana? If so, any thoughts on the best place to do so?

Oh, one more thing—any good places to buy hardwood close to Indianapolis?

Thanks in advance,

-john


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#1 posted 02-15-2009 10:10 PM

Indianas a big state, where ‘bouts are you?

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#2 posted 02-15-2009 10:44 PM

Maybe you should consult aldente. It might be worth a drive to Ohio or Illinois or anywhere you can get the SawStop. Sorry aldente.

-- Just 'cause a cat has kittens in the oven, it don't make 'em biscuits.

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#3 posted 02-15-2009 11:39 PM

Here is a list of Indiana dealers. You can find them on the Sawstop.com web site.

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#4 posted 02-16-2009 12:46 AM

i’m near indianapolis, but wouldn’t be opposed to a bit of a drive. i have a few immediate family members who have gotten fingers in the blade before (just stitches though)—that’s one of the reasons i’m leaning in the sawstop direction.

Thanks, Scott. i’ve seen the list of dealers on the sawstop website—i was looking for some guidance to pare it down a bit.

i’ve seen places online to get the saw for quite a bit cheaper than the dealers advertised prices in indiana, but i guess sawstop prevents them from shipping out-of-state.

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#5 posted 02-17-2009 05:11 AM

no hoosiers out there?

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#6 posted 02-17-2009 05:29 AM

My local woodcraft (Merrillville, IN.) has/had a sawstop. But I’m just a little bit north of you…..just a little.

Good luck.

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#7 posted 02-17-2009 05:29 PM

Saw the guys demo the sawstop at Woodcraft in Merriville and would have walked out with the contractors version if I had had the money. When they turned it on the thing was so quiet it was unreal. You can probably have them toss in the dado brake set for free if you hem and haw a little bit.

-- Say what you mean and mean what you say.

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#8 posted 02-17-2009 07:47 PM

if your narrowed list includes the PM2000, i’d suggest you look at its sistersaw, the Deluxe Xactasaw. for a grand cheaper, you’d be pleased i think. i am.

http://www.newwoodworker.com/reviews/jxactasawrvu.html

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#9 posted 02-17-2009 08:21 PM

I’ve got the Sawstop contractor saw and I love it. I think you’d be happy with the Sawstop. I bought mine from Woodcraft in Oklahoma City. They were pretty good. No discounts though.

As for hardwood lumber in Indiana, I often run up to Russiaville, In. when I’m home visiiting my mom in Anderson and fill up my pickup bed with lumber from Hollingsworth Lumber. From Indy take 31 north to 26, turn left and it runs right by the lumber yard when you get to Russiaville. Website is www.hollingsworthlumber.com. They’re so much cheaper than here in Oklahoma so I buy what I can when I’m home. My wifes dad and brother buy so much wood there that they’re known by their first name when they walk in the door. They have a map locator on the website along with available lumber and prices. There’s also a place near Winchester but I forget the name. There’s probably someplace around Indy but I don’t know for sure.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#10 posted 02-22-2009 03:25 AM

thanks for the input, guys. there’s a woodcraft pretty close and they have couple sawstops there, but i’m not too excited about paying sales tax & shipping (the guy told me they only carry display models in the store and shipping is ~300). i’ll keep looking around and post if i find a better option…

i saw a xactasaw at rockler a few weeks ago and it looked nice. the fiance has all but told me that i have to get the one that won’t cut off my finger though…

-john

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#11 posted 02-22-2009 05:20 AM

Last I heard Sawstop does not sell online anymore. You’ll probably have to pay the sales tax. I didn’t have to pay shipping on mine at Woodcraft. The manager told me if they order 3 or more at a time they don’t pass on the shipping charge. I believe he said it was company policy. I bought the second of three that they ordered when I got mine. You might check around and find a dealer that keeps them in stock and see what their policy is or talk to the manger of your local store and see if he’ll work with you.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#12 posted 02-23-2009 05:03 AM

Thanks, Darrell. Sawstop definitely stopped selling online and seem to be very strict about who can sell to whom (regionally) I’ll definitely have another chat with the guys at woodcraft to see what they can/are willing to do.

FYI—I did my undergrad in Stillwater so I hope you don’t regret being so helpful!

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#13 posted 02-23-2009 05:49 AM

John:

Getting back to your question on where to obtain wood; I’m originally from Richmond. 25 miles North of my old home town, In Union City Indiana, is the Frank Miller Lumber Company, one of the largest mills in the country. They have a retail outlet, and are well stocked with domestic and exotic hardwoods. they are also an excellent source for quarter sawn lumber. Usually, about the second Saturday in April, they have a clearance sale from 8AM to Noon. It is very well attended. Be sure to take a pick-up truck or trailer. Give them a call.

re: Sawstop, there may be a law of unintended consequences here – a general feeling of invincible safety. Yet those who remove saw guards and riving knives can still receive serious kickback injuries. Safety is still a state of mind and no tool is “foolproof” safe. I’ve always followed my gut feeling, that if I have any doubts or discomfort about a particular operation, I don’t do it. In woodworking there are always alternative methods. Injuries happen whenever people get in a hurry, or are fatigued, or both – and don’t follow their instincts.

This is not to say that the Sawstop is not a good saw. However, If you purchase a saw with a good guard, anti-kickback pawls, & riving knife, and use this wisely with feather boards, push blocks, and push sticks, you will be just as safe.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#14 posted 02-23-2009 05:56 AM

No sales tax in Delaware. But you’d have to transport it. I don’t know if they’d ship.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#15 posted 02-23-2009 09:44 AM

John, no regrets at being helpful. Since I’m not a native Okie I don’t get my shorts in a twist about all that bedlam BS. LOL It is interesting to live here and observe the passion everyone seems to have when it comes to college sports though.

8iowa mentioned the Frank Miller Lumber Company. That’s the one I was trying to think of in my first post. I guess I got the location wrong though. I’ve never been there but I’ve been thinking of visiting on one of my trips home. I’ve read about them and it sounds like a great place to buy wood.

As to the Sawstop, I’m very happy with mine. You will read as many arguements against the saw as for it but in the end you have to decide what you’re comfortable with. For me, the time spent waiting for the saw to run it’s safety checks before getting the green light to actually start the saw is time that reminds me to think about what I’m doing and to pay attention. And that’s something everyone should do no matter which saw they use.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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