Ah, good point. I wouldn't have thought of that until...
I meant to only bring that up as something to think about. The Biese
splitter will not be an issue with the Gripper if you are ripping wider than
I don't know where you live but the SawStop out sells Jet, Unisaw, and
Powermatic combined at our local Woodcraft in Houston.
>He could have had his product in
Does any one really know what the license would have cost? On the flip side
of the coin, IIRC he was not even going to build the saw or compete with the
other companies. They chose to not buy the license figuring no one would
pay that much for their own safety. Now those other manufacturers are
loosing sales to SawStop.
I suspect that the industry could still buy the license however it would
naturally be more expensive since SawStop has more to loose now.
According to one account he wants 3 percent per saw initially increasing
to 8 percent as sales increase--I can't see any company in their right
mind agreeing to that--normally it's a high charge up front decreasing
The guy who invented it is a lawyer and he doesn't seem to be able to
get out of that mindset.
Less than 10%, that's all??
To be compeditive I would certanly bite. I thought initiallly it was going
to add 25% to the cost of the saw.
Profit percentage would remain the same, you don't eat the added cost, Mark
it up the same percentage and the profit margin remains the same. We could
only wish that equipment did not increase in cost 10% every few yers.
Yeah,,, IIRC the additional cost was going to average $275 per unit. So now
you sell the saw for $750 more. But wait they are already doing that with
out the SawStop technology, eh Delta?
No it was not that high.
SawStop seems to be doing great despite the big difference in cost.
When compairing sales at the local Woodcraft the majority are paying the
extra price for the extra piece of mind, safety, and better quality.
Never had my mitts on a Powermatic saw and the only reason I mention SawStop
was I spent some time looking at the other three last week. On Appearance -
which has a lot to do with how well they were put together by store staff -
I'd say SawStop, Delta, then Jet.
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