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Considering Buying a SawStop - Thoughts?

by WoodshopTherapy
posted 11-10-2018 10:38 PM


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Dark_Lightning

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#101 posted 12-02-2018 02:31 AM



As I said; there are people on both sides of the sawstop debate. It will never be settled. Who is right and who is wrong? No one. I don t think it is right for anyone to condemn others for what their belief is. I have been condemned for eating a hot dog without mustard or any other condiments. To each his own.

- MrRon

You ate a hot dog without mustard!? <swoon> I bet you don’t like sauerkraut, either, you commie! :P

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#102 posted 12-02-2018 02:36 AM


As I said; there are people on both sides of the sawstop debate. It will never be settled. Who is right and who is wrong? No one. I don t think it is right for anyone to condemn others for what their belief is. I have been condemned for eating a hot dog without mustard or any other condiments. To each his own.

- MrRon

Is it possible to eat a hotdog without mustard? Ketchup no, but no mustard? WOW!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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MPython

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#103 posted 12-02-2018 03:00 AM

Scott, I was right where you are 5 years ago. Had a serious kickback with my Unisaw and was injured, uncomfortably, but not seriously. I have been using table saws for 45 years with no incidents. I have always considered myself ultra cautious. The kickback was a wake up call for me. Most people who are injured with a table saw don’t simply run their hand into the spinning blade. More often than not, there is some unexpected, violent event that jerks their hand into the blade with catastrophic results. My kickback was such an event, even though it didn’t result in a severe injury. It was an eye-opening event for me and let me know that, regardless how careful I am, there is always a risk. I came close; the next time could mean the loss of my hand or worse. I believe it was only a matter off time before that happened. I sold my Unisaw and bought a Sawstop ICS. I’m glad I did. I’ve not had any incidents since I bought it, but the extra measure of security is comforting. I’ve read criticisms that opine that the SawStop safety feature encourages reckless habits. That is nonsense. I use my Sawstop with the same care and caution that I’ve always used with table saws. I’m not interested in sticking my hand in harms way, even with SawStop’s technology; but it’s nice to know that if I do, it might not be as catastrophic as it would have been with my Unisaw. I consider the cost of my SawStop money well spent. The cherry on top is that it’s a really nice saw.

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BroncoBrian

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#104 posted 12-03-2018 04:38 AM



I ve read criticisms that opine that the SawStop safety feature encourages reckless habits. That is nonsense. I use my Sawstop with the same care and caution that I ve always used with table saws.

- MPython

Exactly. I believe that knowing that a small error could trip the brake and cost me a brake and probably a blade is enough to motivate me to stay away from the pointy spinning thing.

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#105 posted 12-03-2018 05:40 AM

At least around where I live (Western Canada), Sawstop basically owns the quality part of the market. You have a choice: SS, Grizzly or various private labelled Chinese saws. I initially bought a Grizzly to save money but it didn’t work and after a big hassle I had to return it. So I bought SS.

So besides the brake, one reason to buy SS is that you know its going to work. A grizzly, general, craftex, King, Magnum, etc might work fine, but its a lottery.

I’d like to buy a new jointer …. and I wish there was a SS equivalent that I could order and just know it would work with no hassle and full support for any problem etc. Don’t like paying tons of money for something that comes with an owners manual in broken english.

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