|Forum topic by Betsy||posted 04-25-2009 06:40 PM||1399 views||0 times favorited||27 replies|
04-25-2009 06:40 PM
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.
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.
(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.
-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine