Sawstop: Assembled today

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 04-08-2017 12:33 AM 1134 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This isn’t a review, just a few observations.

Okay, I just came in from the shop after about six hours of assembly. I picked up a new Sawstop 3hp 36” cabinet saw today. I’ve been ready for it for awhile having done the 220 wiring and dust collection extension to it. My nephew came and assisted in sliding it out of the truck and up the short stairs into the shop. I can’t imagine doing that part myself. By picking it up at Woodcraft I saved $250 in shipping, and then it would probably just been to curb.

Yes, I did buy it for the safety feature. but also glad I didn’t have to pay for that and have to give up quality. The assembly and fit and finish are just like everyone says. “near perfection”. What a classy company. Assembly was a long process but rather satisfying as there were no hiccups because of missing stuff or questionable directions.

Right now the only thing I’m not that keen on is the extension table. The saw is metal or cast iron. The extension table is well made but it’s made of wood and particle board and has a black finish on it sort of like the stuff you see on that white shelfing they sell at home depot. Not paint, not formica, something in between. I see it getting scraped up over time.

So far I’ve just turned it on. The lights blinked but it wouldn’t start as I hadn’t inserted the blade yet. Later on I’ll do a formal review (a short one though at there are enough of them).

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#1 posted 04-08-2017 12:58 AM


-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 04-08-2017 01:44 AM

First, congratulations, you will enjoy the saw.
Six hours??? I think my pcs and ics base took a total of 3 – 4 hours.
Like you, assembly was easy with the great instructions and quality machined parts.
You will enjoy the saw every time you use it.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#3 posted 04-08-2017 01:49 AM

Get the blade on it and enjoy it. You will

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#4 posted 04-08-2017 01:57 AM

So Glad ya got it I have the Grizzly GO691, 3hp, It also has the black extension table and takes wear extremely well. I believe you should have no worries. ENJOY

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#5 posted 04-08-2017 04:58 PM

You’ll love it. I was worried about the extension table too, but it works well. I sometimes wish it was flat black, but no big deal.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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