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Posted on Starting with Sawstop Contractor then possibly upgrading

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#1 posted 02-01-2017 02:17 PM

Well, you will definitely lose setting when you sell.

Perhaps a good compromise would be to start with the 1.75hp PCS. It is a middle ground price wise, smaller footprint and a great saw. You may want to check with SS, but I believe it is possible to buy the motor and other parts necessary to upgrade the PCS to 3hp in the future. You’ll pay more for the parts, but you won’t have lost money on the contractor saw, and you may decide you never need those extra HP anyway.

I have the 3hp PCS, and I can tell it does better on some cuts than my old 1.5hp saw. So the extra HP is nice, but you can usually just go slower or take extra passes to get the job done with less.


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