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SawStop Router Lift, Cast Iron Table, Mobile Stand, Fence & Bora 3.25hp Router

SawStop Router Lift, Cast Iron Table, Mobile Stand, Fence & Bora 3.25hp Router

03-09-2021 12:24 AM by darthford | 10 comments »

Review: Inspection and Assembly of SawStop router lift, cast iron router table, mobile stand, downdraft dust collection box, and fence. Plus a Bora Portamate 3.25hp router motor. Here it is fully assembled. There was a lot of assembly required over several days. I have to say everything fit perfectly there wasn’t a single hitch or issue during assembly. I was quite impressed with the quality, fit and finish. The components seem heavy duty. Here’s the back, that fence is ...

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JessEm at a steep discount?

JessEm at a steep discount?

01-21-2021 06:17 PM by WillliamMSP | 1 comment »

I wanted to post a review of this fence because there’s not a lot of information out there – I hope that this proves useful to prospective buyers. In short, this fence is marketed as an accessory made exclusively for a couple of SawStop router table tops, but I believe that it’s a lightly modified JessEm Mast-R-Fence II that would be suitable for a wide range of router tables. It’s worth noting that, currently, the Mast-R-Fence II retails at $229 while the RT-F32 has an MSRP of $169,...

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Post Assembly Impressions--Even Before My First Cut!

Post Assembly Impressions--Even Before My First Cut!

12-24-2020 09:49 PM by jayseedub | 10 comments »

Just some initial reactions about this saw, now that it’s assembled and fresh in my mind: 1) It’s HEAVY. I don’t even have the cast iron wings—and it’s heavy in the box, heavy to carry in, heavy to install. Get it? It’s heavy. 2) The stamped steel extension wings are thin. Thinner than my old Ridgid 2412 from 20 years ago. Thin. But it doesn’t matter. Once they’re bolted to the fence system and the side extension table they feel thi...

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A major shop upgrade

A major shop upgrade

08-25-2020 11:11 PM by ic3ss | 12 comments »

I was able to save some cash and bought a SawStop 3hp PCS last year. I sold my trusty old Unisaw to a buddy. I bought it right after I moved into our new house and it sat sadly in the box for over three months while I was traveling for work until I could get to it. I had a new toy that I couldn’t play with. My 3 car garage/future shop was full of boxes and disassembled tools, my bench was in pieces, it was a mess. I was in woodworker Hell. Well I’ve been using it since ...

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SawStop Contractors Saw

SawStop Contractors Saw

02-21-2020 04:39 AM by Fleamo | 13 comments »

I purchased the SawStop at my local Woodcraft store. Picked up the one with the 36” T-Glide fence which is most robust. The mobile base works well in my small garage shop. The out feed table attaches and removes easily with three bolts that can be threaded and unthreatened by hand before moving the saw. You cannot move the entire beast with the mobile base when the outfeed table is fastened. The saw is quiet, smooth and most importantly safe. I have added Jess-em stock feed guides using Magsw...

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Expensive and not compatible with just about all SS accessories I own

Expensive and not compatible with just about all SS accessories I own

10-23-2019 02:04 AM by Green_Hornut | 13 comments »

I’m sorry to say that I am really disappointed with the SawStop Folding Outfeed Table. Because of the incompatibility with other SS accessories it has the feel like some type of poorly engineered third party add on. They should at least state what SawStop accessories it does not work with. Some incompatibilities have been noted in other reviews such as on Rockler but a new one is that the installation also requires you to cut off a portion of your Over Arm Dust Collector. I started with t...

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The SawStop meets or exceeds my expectations (so far)

The SawStop meets or exceeds my expectations (so far)

05-27-2019 12:30 AM by NoSpace | 2 comments »

I finally got the SawStop. I bought it just before prices went up and couldn’t bring it home for a month until I cleared space in the 1-car shop. I can’t compare this to other saws of its class, but my experience may be useful for those in a similar situation, where I had a DeWalt jobsite saw that I was able to make suit my needs and should I upgrade or not? The safety mechanism I figured I couldn’t justify NOT getting, as losing a finger could ruin my day job, and what&#...

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Better saw than most

Better saw than most

03-22-2018 09:10 PM by TheStairMaster | 19 comments »

I worked with various table saw brands thru out the years, the one brand I always liked was the Powermatic, I owned a few starting with the 66 model and always enjoyed this brand, but, lately, due to safety concerns having children around the shop, I decided it is time to look into the Saw Stop brand and, of course after a little research, I decided that it would be in my best interest to go with the ICS 5hp single phase.Man do I like this saw….this is a beast of a machine, precise and ...

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Sawstop PCS with Incra TS-LS and Dust collection mod.

Sawstop PCS with Incra TS-LS and Dust collection mod.

09-24-2017 04:23 AM by Rudy81 | 12 comments »

After many years of working on a basic Jet JWTS-10 that I got off Cragislist, I finally got a chance to purchase a Sawstop PCS. The saw purchase came after adding a Clear View Cyclone to the shop, but that’s another story. The Sawstop packaging was outstanding. Ease of assembly and directions were excellent. Fit and finish were also excellent and I found the tool alignment and calibration to be very good right out of the box. I purchased the PCS 3hp. unit with the 52” fence sys...

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About the Little Things

About the Little Things

04-12-2017 01:48 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 34 comments »

There are a lot of Sawstop reviews both here on LJ’s and on Youtube and other places. Everyone says that it is a quality item and has the infamous safety feature. I’ve only had my new Saw for a couple of weeks and made a few dozen cuts with it and you already know about the saw in general having seen the hotdog videos I’m sure, but there’s more to point out. Some companies have a different philosophy. What comes to mind are companies like Tesla. Get the best enginee...

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