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#1 posted 11-27-2018 06:37 PM

Saws 30+ tears ago didn t have the problems present in today s offerings. These designs are nothing new. They have been around for many years without change. Somewhere along the line, somebody decided to make a change here and there to make it more cost effective and in the process, destroyed a good working design. When will they learn to leave well enough alone and stop trying to reinvent the wheel. I have a cabinet saw that is over 30 years old and has never had to be “adjusted or realigned”. That s because it was a tried and proven design; no reason to change it. That saw is still as accurate as when it was new. It s a Jet saw BTW. I have no intention of ever replacing it. I don t need any problems. I think I ll go out to the shop and hug my wonderful saw. Owners of the old unisaws and PM saws know what I mean.

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I agree with the vast majority of your words. However, and perhaps I’m biased as R&D is my living, if we didn’t try to continually “evolve” we would have missed out on some pretty cool stuff. Take Saw Stop’s flesh sensing technology as one major example. This might be a stretch but also the riving knives of today might be another example. Heck now that I think of it, the vast majority of “Growth” we’ve seen is based in safety and likely not truly a pondered-up feature. Anyways… I love tools both old and new!!!

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