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07-17-2013 10:25 PM

what you think about sawstop or their owner/founder:

-- there's a solution to every just have to be willing to find it.

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#1 posted 07-17-2013 10:51 PM

Good grief!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 07-17-2013 11:44 PM

What has that Craigslist ad got to do with Sawstop or their owner/founder?
It obviously is owned by some idiot who shouldn’t own a table saw.

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#3 posted 07-18-2013 12:06 AM

this owner must have money to burn I tell ya

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#4 posted 07-18-2013 03:28 AM

That Stop Saw was a very nice sawtable at one time.

-- Anything is possible when you have no idea what you're talking about.

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#5 posted 07-18-2013 03:32 AM

I think any saw would be trashed after what that one has been put through.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#6 posted 07-18-2013 03:56 AM

Excuse me while I go throw up.

-- I've never been disappointed buying quality but I have been disappointed buying good enough.

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#7 posted 07-18-2013 04:09 AM

Holy hell, why do people spend so much on things and then not take care of them, this kind of crap makes me angry…it’s like a spoiled rich kid crashing a Bentley because he can, some people…

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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#8 posted 07-18-2013 12:04 PM

Ehhh, try not to judge without knowing the situation. Maybe he had medical issues. Maybe deployed over seas for a couple of years. Maybe he got divorced and his wife trashed his stuff. I actually lost a couple of my grandfather’s tools to similar conditions and it was out of my control so I suppose I have a soft spot for him. Besides, someone can probably pick this up a lot cheaper than he’s asking, spend a little time with it and have a nice saw.

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#9 posted 07-18-2013 12:57 PM

What a shame ruining a good machine like that. I have 72 yr. old machinery in better shape.

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#10 posted 07-18-2013 01:10 PM

Hudson Valley got hammered from Hurricane Sandy. Just a guess though.

I’d like to think that a person buying a SS is at the level of woodworking where he/she would appreciate it and wouldn’t let this happen intentionally. Again, just a guess…

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#11 posted 07-18-2013 02:01 PM

I think ChuckC may have hit the nail on the head … Sandy may have been the culprit here.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#12 posted 07-18-2013 03:30 PM

Why is he waiting almost a year to get rid of the saw? I would think that would be some prudent information “Hey I’m trying to get $1500 for a saw that was submerged for 6 months in flood water”.

I do agree with ChuckC on the fact that someone purchasing a SS should be at the level of appreciation for a cabinet saw of that quality why else would they drop $3000 on a table saw and not just get a crappy contractors one if they’re not going to take care of it.

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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#13 posted 07-18-2013 03:41 PM

Surely made me ill. What I wouldnt give to own a sawstop(can I say a few fingers?). After finally getting to use one it at school for a year, I fell in love with them. Lets go take all of his tools from him.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#14 posted 07-18-2013 03:54 PM

Story time…my 4 year old daughter was playing in the sprinklers last month. I saw her twisting on one of the heads and told her to stop. Two days later, the system goes off automatically at 7PM, per normal. My garage door is open because I’ve been working out there…but I’m in the house for family time.

The sprinkler, 7 feet from my garage door, normally shoots away from the garage to water our new St. Augustine lawn.

“Normally” didn’t happen this time!

I came into the shop at 9 PM to a flood, where for 30 minutes the rogue sprinkler head nailed my Unisaw/BenchDog/PRLv2/big Milwaukee router, my Incra fence, and my jointer. I started wiping everything down, but as you know, it was too late.

Everything still works, but I’ve been slowly removing rust ever since. Even the bolt heads on the Incra are rusted.

There are any number of reasons that could happen to the guy’s Sawstop, and it doesn’t have to be neglect.

All know is that somebody in Hudson Valley is gonna get a heck of a deal on a great saw.

-- jay,

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#15 posted 07-18-2013 04:27 PM

Well stated cosmicsniper…

Most likely the cause was outside this guy’s control. That said, I would be reluctant to pay even half price for that machine. I’d be looking for a “pennies on the dollar” type price.

We love to look at a train wreck, despite it’s horror. Thanks for sharing this train wreck, toolie.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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