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Blog series by Don updated 04-04-2010 08:24 AM 4 parts 9754 reads 40 comments total

Part 1: The Arrival

03-31-2010 04:28 AM by Don | 15 comments »

I finally got fed up with my cheap General hybrid table saw. It’s been a good saw for the money but I was a professional wood worker long enough to know the difference between it and a good cabinet saw and I was never very happy with it. I ordered the SawStop Professional cabinet saw from my local WoodCraft store a couple days ago and it arrived today:

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Part 2: Unpacking

04-01-2010 06:27 AM by Don | 11 comments »

I got most of it unpacked last night after posting the first blog. The instructions said to get a buddy to help roll the cabinet off the pallet and stand it up but I managed to do it alone. It’s heavy but doable alone if you know the right way to lift and follow the instructions. First Impressions:- It is really well packed. I’ll be surprised if I find anything that was damaged during shipping.- The instructions are very well written with color drawings. Even I’ll be able...

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Part 3: The Assembly, Phase 1

04-03-2010 05:16 PM by Don | 8 comments »

Last night I got the main part of the saw assembled including the extension wings, rails, and extension table. Getting the extension wings on by myself was a bit tricky. They are really heavy and I had to hold them up with one hand and get the bolts threaded with the other. I almost asked my wife to come help but then I remembered the last time she helped me in the shop. (Good thing she doesn’t read my blogs :) ) If anyone else does this, do not put the motor cover on when the ins...

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Part 4: The Assembly, Phase 2

04-04-2010 08:24 AM by Don | 6 comments »

It took less time to complete the rest of the assembly than I thought. The directions really are amazingly well written and the saw is well designed for easy assembly. I still need to move it into it’s final position and I have work to do building a new crosscut sled and outfeed table but the saw assembly is complete and it cuts like a dream. Some observations now that I’ve actually cut something:- It’s the smoothest running saw I’ve ever used.- The saw blade was pe...

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