Just for information, the Saw Stop is now available in Canada at
Maybe this model can save your fingers but that costs an arm...
By the time you add shipping, taxes, a few spare cartridges, a couple of
options...ooohhh..let's say close to $5000.00?
A barely used 10-FOOT Altendorf slider with 12" blades and separate
scoring motor can be had for less than that.
Running a saw like that will seldom put you anywhere close to the blade.
Unless somebody's a farging idiot and doesn't use a push stick.
--I'm a new owner of a Saw Stop. Haven't used it too much yet,
but I'm a happy camper. Have been making do with a Rockwell
contractor's saw for 25 yrs and finally upgraded to this; it's at least
as good as the Rockwell; i.e. I've no intention of going back, heh. Had
to get this one because I'm occasionally interrupted when power tools
are on; bad combination with fingers near blade. Well worth the extra
bucks to add these safety features, IMO..
"Steamboat Ed" Haas : Bummed to be living in the
Hacking the Trailing Edge! : Golden Age of Bullshit...
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