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Forum topic by WhoMe posted 05-28-2015 05:35 AM 1380 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-28-2015 05:35 AM

After my kickback accident back in early Feb which I posted here to remind people to be careful out there. My purchase schedule for a Saw Stop went from “as soon as I can afford it” to “you’re going to get that Saw Stop now aren’t you?” from the wife a couple days after my accident. My initial motivation was to get a quality saw and I have been noticing that several times, I had not been fully concentrating while using my old saw. So, I wanted the SS to be that extra safety factor that my brain was lacking although I always use all my safety equipment. Well the brain fart that got me hurt happened and that drastically shortened my purchasing schedule. I was really really lucky and that I did not lose the ends of 3 fingers.

So, the purchase of a 3hp 36” PCS and industrial mobile base was made at the end of feb. I had to wire the garage for 220V and then life continued to present challenges. After more than a month of sitting at where I purchased it then more than a month BOXED in my garage after it was delivered, I FINALLY got the chance to put it together over the Memorial weekend. Yes, it was difficult to wait that long but the life challenges were higher on the priority list than the saw.

I’m not going to do any review as many have been posted before and mine would be the same. Except that I have only used it once since putting it together. BUT, turning on the saw and using it that one time got me giddy and anxious to work on a project to use it.
I do have to say though, I am lucky to have the new saw now and I realize that from a tool standpoint, making due with my old saw was way too long.

Now to start using the saw.. Weeeeeeeeeee….....................

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#1 posted 05-28-2015 05:43 AM

Very nice. I would like to have one of those in my garage next year, if it all works out.


-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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#2 posted 05-28-2015 05:47 AM

If it gets cold where you live and your shop isn’t heated, keep in mind the saw doesn’t like the cold. This past winter, my saw kept giving me a defective/fired cartridge error if the electronics got too cold, so I emailed technical support and they recommended leaving the main power switch on to keep the electronics warm enough.

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#3 posted 05-28-2015 03:08 PM

Congrats, it’s a very nice saw.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#4 posted 05-28-2015 03:14 PM


If it gets cold where you live and your shop isn’t heated, keep in mind the saw doesn’t like the cold…

- Rob

I can provide a warm shop for safe keeping if needed :)

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#5 posted 05-28-2015 04:05 PM

WOW congrats. I remember that feeling firing mine up the first time. One of the nicest parts is that you smile every time you use it. I don’t know about you, but the way they make the easy/on off for the safety equipment, it makes you use it instead of working around it.

You will get many years of enjoyment, and stay safe!

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#6 posted 05-29-2015 03:27 AM

Good for you. Probably gonna take the plunge this year myself.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#7 posted 05-29-2015 01:09 PM

I’ve had the same saw for 18 months now. If your experience is the same as mine, you will absolutely love it!

-- You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes you just might find, you'll get what you need

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#8 posted 05-30-2015 10:13 AM

Nice purchase. If that’s what it takes to remind you to think safely, glad you got it.

Don’t forget a SS will kickback just like any other TS.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#9 posted 05-30-2015 12:28 PM

Looks like my Sawstop did when it was new down to the base…I am certain you will enjoy it.

I think the Sawstop like all newer saws has a good riving knife which greatly reduces kickback. In addition, if you use the guard, the anti-kickback pawls reduce kick back. Of course that implies that you leave the guard on….....

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#10 posted 05-30-2015 03:04 PM

Thanks all.
As for the kickback, by having a brain fart and not using my push stick that One Time, caused my injury. I can absolutely guarantee that what happened would happen on ANY table saw.
As for the part where the kickback drew my fingers across the top of the blade, that is where the saw stop comes in. I wouldn’t have lost finger nails, got stitches or went to the hospital.
Now if I can find time to work on some projects…

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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