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#1 posted 04-24-2011 09:50 PM

I have an early (no dust collection upgrades) Industrial model. I wanted the “best” cabinet saw I could get, and I liked that they designed it from scratch, rather than just copying an existing design. In addition to the brake, it has a designed-in riving knife, linear raise/lower, bigger arbor bearings, etc. Everything is massive. To answer your questions:

1. No and yes. If there’s anything to regret, it’s that on the Industrial model, the motor cover is on the right side of the cabinet (under the table), which means you can’t build as wide an accessory cabinet under there as with the Professional model, and you have to wheel it out of the way whenever you want to open the motor cover. You can minimize the need for this if you learn to change the brake cartridge from above the table.
2. No and no. Still on my first brakes (one regular and one dado). I’ve never used it in “bypass” mode (never cut treated wood, plastic or metal).

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