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10-21-2019 06:19 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sawstop

There doesn’t seem to be much sale-price variation from vendor to vendor. True? There is a local Rockler store near me, and a number of other ‘retailers’ in Southern California where I live. But Rockler orders the saw from the manufacturer, and I suppose I could do the same. Amazon seems rather anonymous. But so are all the internet suppliers. Recommendations are where to buy Sawstop?


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#1 posted 10-21-2019 06:38 PM

SawStop controls the price for all vendors. You’re gonna pay the same wherever you go. All sale prices are set by SawStop. I bought mine at Woodcraft in store. Most brick and mortar dealers carry some stock. If you order online you’re most likely going to have it shipped from SawStop.

-- But where does the meat go?

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#2 posted 10-21-2019 06:39 PM

doesn’t really matter sawstop sets a minimum price they all have to sell by so just get it from the most convenient supplier you want.at best you can get free shipping or something.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 10-21-2019 06:42 PM

I think you will find that the price is the same wherever you shop. One difference might be in shipping. I bought mine from Johnson’s Workbench in Charlotte, MI. They delivered the saw to my home (about 60 miles away) for less than I would have paid to have the saw drop shipped from other suppliers. Another perk was that the purchase put me into a premium customer category and I got a nice discount on all of my purchases for a year.

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#4 posted 10-21-2019 06:52 PM

I got mine from Acme tools, but the price is going to be the same. Seems to me that the on line prices were a little cheaper, but then the added shipping made exactly the same as any brick and mortar. If I had a store that sells them nearby I might have went with them….especially now that sales tax is pretty much collected by everybody.

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#5 posted 10-21-2019 08:43 PM

The Rockler in a sales tax-free state near me stock SawStop and doesn’t charge an additional shipping fee. You are not close to Oregon (another sales tax-free state), so that is a little far for you to go. Online is an option, but with shipping it might equal out. I would call the local Rocker and get a price.

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#6 posted 10-21-2019 09:46 PM

Ask Amazon if they can deliver it, and set it up? Then ask your local place selling equipment, and see what they say. I’m between a WoodCraft North, and South, usually just shop the North place. Also have a Rockler South, and both can deliver, and set up any of your new tools for a few bux. Plus Amazon doesn’t have anyone to come by if something goes wrong.

I’m a huge believer in feeding the local, for no other reason than to keep their doors open. In the past Amazoo was always way cheaper. I’ve seen a huge narrowing in that gap, and Amazoo never has had squat for service. Feed the local.

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#7 posted 10-21-2019 09:49 PM

It is most likely an example of MAP pricing (minimal advertising price). A retailer can’t advertise lower but once you are in the door they can sell for whatever price they want. A way for a Saw Stop (or other) to avoid price erosion. If they allow company x to advertise at 400 under online then the consumer will force all sellers to sell for 400 under in time. Company x, y, and z then go back to manufacturer and demand their price to drop in return Saw Stop ends up being pressured to lower its cut of the pie to get Rockler, Woodcraft, etc.. to carry product. If a company advertises below MAP then legally the manufacturer can remove the product from the store and restrict them selling that product again.

The Federal Trade Commission has given online sellers a loop hole however. You all have seen it online as the product will have a message saying click to add to cart and see price… The FTC has ruled that a shopping cart isn’t technically advertising.

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#8 posted 10-21-2019 10:11 PM



It is most likely an example of MAP pricing (minimal advertising price). A retailer can t advertise lower but once you are in the door they can sell for whatever price they want. A way for a Saw Stop (or other) to avoid price erosion. If they allow company x to advertise at 400 under online then the consumer will force all sellers to sell for 400 under in time. Company x, y, and z then go back to manufacturer and demand their price to drop in return Saw Stop ends up being pressured to lower its cut of the pie to get Rockler, Woodcraft, etc.. to carry product. If a company advertises below MAP then legally the manufacturer can remove the product from the store and restrict them selling that product again.

The Federal Trade Commission has given online sellers a loop hole however. You all have seen it online as the product will have a message saying click to add to cart and see price… The FTC has ruled that a shopping cart isn’t technically advertising.

- TravisH


yeah festool which is part of the company that owns sawstop pulled the festool line from rockler because they advertised a lower price before the sale started,this was a few years ago,they still havn’t got it back.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#9 posted 10-21-2019 10:11 PM

I’d buy it locally. That’s how I bought mine. Pricing was the same give or take an insignificant amount. I like the idea of having local service in the event of a problem. While unlikely, if you had to send it back, much easier to do that locally as likely they would come get.

In my case, I was missing one of the hardware packs. The local shop ran one over ASAP. If that had happened with an online order, I’d most likely would have had to have SawStop send it to me, which would have at least kept me waiting a few more days.

And now with sales tax being charged for online orders, you don’t even have that as a reason to buy online.

-- Clin

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#10 posted 10-21-2019 10:54 PM

I didn’t read all of these so I don’t know if it was answered. The saw is pretty much the same price everywhere. Often they’ll offer the wheel base or dust collection as a free add-on. If I had to do it again I’d get the dust collection. Not that it’s that wonderful, but I’d do that for the freebee and opt to pay for the industrial wheel set instead of the professional wheels (if you’re getting the prof. saw that is). It’s okay but you have to tug a bit to get it to turn. If you’re not moving it then it’s not necessary.

The $250 delivery fee can be waived if you pick it up. They’ll put it in the truck for you. You have to unload it. I did it myself with some creative 2×4’s off the back of my truck and up three stairs and through a door by myself. A couple of people shouldn’t have too much trouble.
Mine came from woodcraft as I live in Maine and NH woodcraft has no tax…Another reason to pick it up for me as if it’s delivered to a tax area they’ve got to tax you. Saved a few bucks that way. Rockler has it also. Other places too.

BTW.. the saw is amazing. And putting it together takes awhile but the layout of parts and the directions are unparalleled.

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

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#11 posted 10-21-2019 11:57 PM



I didn t read all of these so I don t know if it was answered.

- Craftsman on the lake

Just curious. If you can’t be bothered to read all of the advice given by others, then why spend a dozen lines giving your personal opinion?

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Craftsman on the lake

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#12 posted 10-22-2019 01:54 AM

I didn’t read all of these so I don t know if it was answered.

- Craftsman on the lake

Just curious. If you can t be bothered to read all of the advice given by others, then why spend a dozen lines giving your personal opinion?

- Kazooman

I didn’t give a personal opinion. I just said what I did.
Geesh, what’s the problem?

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

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#13 posted 10-22-2019 03:39 AM

My local woodworking store has the Sawstop in stock so no shipping cost is charged.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#14 posted 10-22-2019 08:52 AM


My local woodworking store has the Sawstop in stock so no shipping cost is charged.

- Woodmaster1

Yes, but what about delivery to your home from their store? It is a very heavy pickup, worthy of a forklift. I mentioned in a post that I did pick it up on my own to save that cost but if they had to ship it to my home the delivery would have been $250 for the 40 miles from Woodcraft. If someone can manage to get it on their own there could be a fair amount of cost saving.

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

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YesHaveSome

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#15 posted 10-22-2019 01:54 PM


My local woodworking store has the Sawstop in stock so no shipping cost is charged.

- Woodmaster1

Yes, but what about delivery to your home from their store? It is a very heavy pickup, worthy of a forklift. I mentioned in a post that I did pick it up on my own to save that cost but if they had to ship it to my home the delivery would have been $250 for the 40 miles from Woodcraft. If someone can manage to get it on their own there could be a fair amount of cost saving.

- Craftsman on the lake

Mine fit pretty easily in the back of my SUV and I was unable to unload it myself with a couple of 2×4 ramps. Mine is the contractor saw though. Not sure how much bigger the boxes would be for one of the cabinet saws.

-- But where does the meat go?

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