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Posted on Starting with Sawstop Contractor then possibly upgrading

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#1 posted 04-25-2017 12:05 PM

Well after another month of researching and study Sawstop comes out with it’s March and April promotion. Buy a PCS and get a free upgrade … mobile base or overhead dust collection.

I thoroughly considered the Contractor with 36 in T-glide. Knowing it would be a better saw than my current AND have the safety feature. With Sawstop’s promotion it meant the difference between it and a PCS 3hp would be about $900 since I would have to pay for a mobile base for the Contractor. For less than a thousand, I could not reason ever upgrading the Contractor with better wings (which would likely be the first thing) .. or improving the dust collection as the differential would just get smaller …. and for a little more I could have had the Best saw for a lifetime that I would never outgrow.

The only other approach that seemed could be valid to me was … buy the Contractor with Premium fence for $1600 . Get a 3rd party cheaper mobile base and do not upgrade any more. Live with it for a year or two and see if it is all you need or sell it and buy the ultimate PCS 3hp.

So … I went ahead and bought the PCS 3hp with 52 in T-Glide. Half way through assembly and as everything I’ve read, manuals and process is great.

Thanks for input !

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