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Posted on Special needs son and woodworking.

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#1 posted 08-20-2017 05:12 PM

He is mentally around 8 years old. He does not have behavior issues and has a very kind heart. He will listen to what he is told to do and was in the wood shop at school with no issues for 2 years.

Yes, you are correct that I question safety. But I would be considering it if it is him or just me. My thing is also the quality of the product we would be getting as well. I can’t afford to buy it twice. Lets say that I knew for sure the Saw Stop hybrid was not nearly as good as the Powermatic but the Saw Stop has the safety feature. I would buy the Powermatic and just pull the breaker when I was done to avoid the wild hair situation. I will not let him use the table saw regardless of what one I buy for us to use . A sander or those type tools he can use but I will under no circumstances use the table saw.

I just hate all the add ons to the Sawstop and I wonder to start off with is it a good quality saw when I will not be able to afford the upgrades on the fence and the cast iron top. I also hate every time I go into a Woodcraft or my local dealer they won’t even talk to you about other brands they push the Saw Stop so hard. I get it won’t cut your fingers off and that is a great thing. But that does not mean it is the only option people have as well. I am not a wealthy man so I am trying to figure it all out. Grizzly looks nice but the whole ship it back to them when there is an issue get me. Also the agents I have talked to have terrible attitudes. If I lived there then sure I would look at them but I am in SC and that is a long drive!

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