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Forum topic by bigpapaporsche posted 02-07-2017 01:41 AM 1340 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-07-2017 01:41 AM

I recently was fortunate enough to find a used Sawstop Contractor Table Saw on CL, it was like finding a “Needle in the Haystack,” at a very good price to boot! I’ve wanted one of these for years, but never had the money. My old Craftsman TS did the job for years, thanks in large part to a Delta T3 fence that I had installed 10 years ago and the dual Router Tables mounted on either wing. My Dust Collection System, if thats what you want to call it, was just ok even though it had evolved over the years.

That was then, this is now!

Thanks to my Good Luck, I have the opportunity to really improve the over all safety in my little shop. A friend of mine said, “it like getting in your car and putting your Seat Belt on, you just do it!” Safety has become a real focal point for me, just watch some of SS videos and that will make a believer of you. Additionally, I have 10 other reasons for taking the plunge to a Sawstop. They are my Thumb, Index, Middle, Ring and Pinky Fingers, times two! I don’t want to work “Short Handed,” if you get my drift! I am turning 68 years old tomorrow and I realize that I am not as sharp as I once was and I can’t afford an injury, I look at the SS as a good investment! I also sold my RAS, to further improve safety. The proceeds for my old TS and the RAS will help off-set the SS costs!!!!

The SS I bought has a 30 Inch, right of blade capacity and after I upgrade the Fence, next week, to their Professional Grade Fence, I’ll have 36 inch of capacity. The added Extension Table area will also serve as a Work surface and will let me install a Router Table in one Wing and an under table storage drawer under the other Wing, for extra blades/tools/manuals/mitre gauge etc, similar to their Jobsite model’s storage drawer. Finally, I plan on drilling holes in the TS’s top, for clamping items similar to the ones is on a Festal Tools Workbench. Eventually, I’ll mount my new SS on top of a custom Cabinet so the complete unit will become a Work Station!

That more than I wanted to say for now, and your comments are welcomed.

One last thing and I don’t want to forget it. I have never experienced the level of HELP, that I have experienced from Sawstop’s Technical and Parts Dept, they are more than outstanding and greatly exceeded my expectations!!!!!!

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#1 posted 02-25-2017 07:52 AM

Happy belated birthday :-) It sounds like you have a good plan for getting the most out of your new SS.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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