Sawstop PCS: Unbox and Review #1: Taking off the Covers...

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Blog entry by Morton posted 12-15-2009 06:38 AM 2274 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am the proud owner of a new Sawstop Professional Cabinet Saw (PCS). I picked it up just a couple of days ago from Brentwood Machinery in NH and brought it into the shop. It comes with the rails, T-glide fence and extension table. I went with the 36” rails as I have a smaller shop and I use a festool TS55 to break down larger sheet goods. I also opted for the mobile base to move it around when/if I need to.

Sawstop in Boxes

I just started opening the packaging today and was not disappointed by all the reviews I had read saying that Sawstop does a fantastic job at their packaging. The first thing I noticed was the color-coded hardware sheet that even had tear-off strips to remove from the cardboard!

Sawstop Hardware Parts

Since I only had an hour in the shop today, the only other thing I got done was to tip up the saw itself. It’s ready for assembly and cleaning!

Sawstop PCS Upright

-- Morton -

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#1 posted 12-15-2009 07:19 AM

Thanks for posting. Mine arrives in about a week so I’m thrilled to be living vicariously through you while I impatiently wait.

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#2 posted 12-15-2009 08:31 AM

Nice pictures, looking forward to the rest of the blog.


-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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#3 posted 12-15-2009 10:17 AM

Makes me wish I had a new saw all over again. I love unwrapping and putting together new toys.


-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 12-15-2009 01:44 PM

Morton, I see that Christmas came early for you this year. It is always an exciting time when we get a new tool in the shop but a new table saw really gets the adrenaline flowing. Have fun. I know you are anxious to get the saw up and running.

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

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#5 posted 12-15-2009 03:16 PM

Woo Hoo. Good for you!!

My that is a nice looking saw,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 12-16-2009 02:25 AM

I just put together my new industrial version of this saw this weekend. I was blown away by how well set up it was right out of the crate – the only thing that needed adjustment was the fence parallelism with the miter slots. Everything else was closer than I could measure with a dial indicator.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#7 posted 12-16-2009 05:44 PM

Congratulations on the new saw Morton. I’m sure most of us would like to have one like it, so it will be fun following with on the set-up.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 12-17-2009 09:37 AM

Hey Morton.

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#9 posted 12-17-2009 05:41 PM

You’ll love it. I know I love mine!

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