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Forum topic by Betsy posted 04-25-2009 06:40 PM 1184 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Betsy

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04-25-2009 06:40 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sawstop

So I created a lot of flap when I was considering buying a new saw. I settled on the SawStop 36” cabinet saw. I was considering the contractor’s model. But I decided I like the cabinet better. So this is how the saw arrives.

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One tip for all you potential owners. Pay someone to haul it home. I paid a delivery company a whopping $40 to deliver into the garage. I could not have rented a truck that cheaply. You need a lift gate or a few really strong friends to do it yourself. It was well worth the $40.

The saw boxes sat until the Easter weekend. But once started – this is how the saw looks a mere six hours later.

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(Those white spots in the pictures is dust on my camera lens – not on the saw!)

I still need to rearrange the garage a bit, but I should soon be able to woodwork and PARK in my garage. What a concept.

The assembly was amazingly easy as was the calibrations. All I had to do was write a check! I paid a local electrician $125 to assemble, calibrate and install a 10’ cord. Another few dollars well spent. I could not have done the assemlby by myself. This saw is Heavy!

Overall, so far I am very impressed with the saw. Regardless of it’s safety features, it really is a very good saw. The mobile base is also fantastic. With just a foot step you can raise this very heave piece of machinery and move it with a small push.

I don’t intend to change my safety practices one iota as a result of buying this saw. But I do feel better about my woodworking with my health issues.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!


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lew

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#1 posted 04-25-2009 07:34 PM

I am never going to speak to you again!!!!!!! ;^)

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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johnpoolesc

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#2 posted 04-25-2009 07:43 PM

a well deserved gloat.. you can play with the big boys now

-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.

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Russel

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#3 posted 04-25-2009 07:50 PM

Oooooooo Pretty.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 04-25-2009 08:43 PM

Betsy, this is a gorgeous saw. You have every right to glad that you added this to your shop.

Is this the Industrial Cabinet or the Professional Cabinet series saw?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Rustic

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#5 posted 04-25-2009 08:53 PM

Russel you took the words out of my mouth

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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FlWoodRat

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#6 posted 04-25-2009 08:56 PM

Betsy, now we have another good reason to LUST for you… LOL. just kidding. nice saw ma’am…

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#7 posted 04-25-2009 09:49 PM

I am drooling big time!

That is a gorgeous saw and I am quite envious. I can’t wait to see what you think of using it.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#8 posted 04-25-2009 10:44 PM

Have years of fun with it I get those marks on the lense too when the battery needs changing at least thats what I do and it goes good luck Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Betsy

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#9 posted 04-25-2009 10:55 PM

Thanks guys. Scott – I went with the Industrial series.

Right now my first projects is to make some jigs to use with it. Then it’s back to my rocking chair. To bad the saw won’t make me a better craftsman – but sure will be fun to use.

Scotsman – I’ll have to check on the battery theory – you could very well be right.

Thanks again guys.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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Woodchuck1957

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#10 posted 04-26-2009 01:03 AM

I don’t believe that SawStop makes a Proffessional Series Cabinet Saw, if they do, it isn’t listed in their website.

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juniorjock

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#11 posted 04-26-2009 01:47 AM

You’re right WC….... It’s really a DELTA with a SawStop logo on it…..............

Great looking machine Betsy.

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Gary

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#12 posted 04-26-2009 01:52 AM

So, where do you live??.....do you leave your garage unlocked??....when will you be NOT at home???
I love new tools.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Karson

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#13 posted 04-26-2009 01:55 AM

Beetsy: Congratulations and Have fun.

-- 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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#14 posted 04-26-2009 03:03 AM

nice saw betsy ! looks like an extremely well built saw

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Woodchuck1957

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#15 posted 04-26-2009 03:11 AM

Whatever that was supose to mean JJ.

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