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Paul Lajoie

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#1 posted 04-25-2011 01:18 AM

I bought a Pro just over a month ago to replace my shopsmith, and am VERY happy with it. When I told my wife a couple years ago I really thought I needed a true tablesaw she agreed but didn’t seem very happy about it, till we went to a woodworking show and saw one, she was hooked. I then explained to her the cost of replacing the cartridge and blade each time it triggers, she says I would rather spend that amount then see you loose a finger and time from work so if you want a tablesaw then thats the one your getting she says. Who am I to argue. I hadn’t really thought about getting one, thought the cost would be to much. But I started researching them and others and read several reviews, the Sawstop was at the top on all of them, some saying just because of the safety device thru it over the rest. So now I’m a very happy owner of a Pro 1.3/4HP Sawstop. The fit and finish is is great, the miter slots, miter gauge, and fence were right on out of the box! I had to adjust the fence a 1/16th but thought about it later I had at least that amount of play in the rails. Would I but one again, absolutely! Do I find my self not paying as close attention to using the saw, absolutely not! I pay as much if not more to what i’m doing for the simple reason I don’t want to tell my wife I was goofing off and need to spend$65 for a new cartridge and $100 or more fro a new blade! So IMHO you can not go wrong buying a Sawstop. Other woodworkers have always told me to buy the most tool you can afford.


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