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#1 posted 10-06-2013 08:58 PM

BArnold…maybe just me but it seems to me that twice a year this board gets flooded with SawStop advocates. After awhile they go away. Maybe just a coincidence that they all hit at the same time but I suspect that there is some SawStop marketing behind this.

I’ve seen the machines on the floors of a few dealers…they look nice but my old Delta works just fine, I keep push sticks handy before I hit the “on-button” (in fact the only semi-serious incident I had was reaching for a push stick in the middle of a cut), I watch any rip cut for signs that something is FUBR and don’t hesitate to hit the off button. I do most cross-cuts on my miter saw or use a crosscut sled. When in doubt I’ll think about alternatives.

And then we get to discussions about bandsaws. I cut meat for years and stood in front of a bandsaw for several hours a day. Miter saws…I guess they will inflict great harm if you don’t watch where your fingers are or the piece was too short for a miter saw. Router??? I sold my table years ago and only do over hand routing…I can’t even imagine how a finger could get close to a cutter.


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