I received this e-mail from the SawStop folks this AM. (for anyone that
We have recently received quite a few calls and emails asking about the status
of our saws, so we thought it would be a good idea to send out this update
letter to people on our mailing list.
At the end of August we attended the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta,
Georgia and displayed our new cabinet and contractor saws. The show was a great
success and we received numerous compliments on our saws. Many people said our
saws looked better and operated more smoothly than other saws.
We started shipping our cabinet saws to customers immediately after the show.
However, we have only been able to ship a few saws because many of the saws we
received from our manufacturer had minor issues such as paint scuffs, rust
spots, and improper cable routing. We are correcting these issues and shipping
these saws out, but these issues have prevented us from shipping the saws as
fast as we would like. We expect to receive our next shipment of cabinet saws
around the end of October. We will inspect those saws when we receive them and
then ship them out. We plan to receive additional saws every two or three weeks
after that until we fulfill all our pre-orders. We have quite of number of
pre-orders so it will likely take several months to fulfill all of them,
probably into February 2005.
The contractor saws we displayed at the trade show were engineering samples.
There are still a couple of things we want to do to improve the saw (like
modify the standard fence and make the elevation gears a little smoother) and
we have delayed shipping in order to make those improvements. Our best estimate
is that we will start shipping our contractor saws in December.
We have sent and are sending cabinet saws to various magazines for review. We
understand Fine Woodworking magazine will publish a review of our saw in their
next or subsequent issue.
We appreciate your patience as we work to bring out our new technology. When
you see our saws we are confident that you will consider them worth the wait.
As always, please feel free to call or send us an email if you have any
questions or comments.
22409 S.W. Newland Road
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070 USA
Phone - (503) 638-6201
Fax - (503) 638-8601
Email - email@example.com