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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 the Gripper.
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Yes, it certainly is something to think about. Thanks! I decided to buy a pair of Grippers just *for* the narrow work, though.
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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.
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On 8/16/2010 6:29 PM, Leon wrote:

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 with volume.
The guy who invented it is a lawyer and he doesn't seem to be able to get out of that mindset.

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On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 20:41:37 -0400, J. Clarke wrote:

Not to mention that the markup on most stationary power tools is pretty low to start with.
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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.
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That's just for the Right to use the patent. Then you add on the cost to manufacture the hardware and electronics. NTM, the cost of changing production methods, etc.

Probably more like 40%.

Assuming you can sell an added 40%+ to the customers.

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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.
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If I were in the market for a saw and the price between the SawStop and the major brands was less than 50% or so, I'd go SawStop. The quality Appears better and there is that peace of mind ...
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You are the second to say that the quality of sawstop is better. I am surprised at that.
What other saws are you comparing sawstop to, saying the quality is superior?
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I'm just saying it Appears better, side to side with Delta and Jet.
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Interesting. How would you rank Jet vs. Delta, and Delta vs Powermatic?
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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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You know, just thinking about it I wonder how much price has to do with the Appearance of quality. The price sets some expectations and perhaps one sees that which is not visible ...
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Powermatic has in the past had a superior arbor and trunion, IIRC SawStop has equal if not stronger.
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"Leon" wrote:

-------------------------------- Remember my post (T/S Inertia) about Powermatic spinning 20-30 seconds longer than General or UniSaw on power down?
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Yup.
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With out question I would say "current latest models" from Delta, Jet, Powermatic...
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Looking at them today (business in Atlanta - must play with toys). I think the SawStop is every bit as good as the new Unisaw. I don't think either is worth twice an old Unisaw, though.
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But darn I am not in the market either....otherwise I'd be on it.
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