Given that this is your second identical such query in the last couple
of days, and given that a couple of perfect answers to the first one
were posted, (namely to do a search to obtain the voluminous data
extant relating to your question), I'm led to the conclusion that you
don't want to do the research, but are more interested in letting
others do your work for them.
Thanks for all the helpful answers!
No doubt you have all spent the $3,000 but don't have time to talk about
FYI, my other post, and any answers, has disappeared, so I tried again
thinking it never got out.
Yep, I can search as well as any, but also wanted some fresh ideas from
current users of current saws.
I understand that Wilson, but if you had done a quick search you would have
found some very recent discussions on the topic. There isn't really going
to be anything any fresher than what has been discussed over the past couple
of months. It is common courtesy to first search and then ask, just in the
name of not asking questions that have been discussed frequently or
As to your other post disappearing and all that - even to the point of your
original post... if you really wanted to hear something new, or you had
problems seeing your original post, a simple explanation would save you a
lot of grief. To simply post the question as you did and then follow it up
with the very same question after others had responded is only going to earn
the types of responses you saw.
Since the saw has only actually been in workshops for less than two
years (or thereabouts), anything you read from the archives will
likely be as fresh as you could possibly need, even if it's 1 year and
10 months old. And certain to be in the archives are two threads that
I can think of posted here within the last two months.
Incidentally, your other post (and any answers) are (drum roll) in the
Robatoy (in firstname.lastname@example.org)
| Wilson wrote:
|| Does anyone have one?
|||| How's it compare to Unisaws?
| ALL RIGHT!! EVERYBODY MOVE ALONG NOW.......NOTHING TO SEE HERE!!!
PLEASE, SIR, STEP AWAY FROM THE ABYSS!!
DeSoto, Iowa USA
For my two cents, Wilson.....
I would not buy a SS. For the $$ it will require you could go to
grizzly.com, buy a very nice cabinet saw and have plenty of balance
for other equipment.
For some folks the SS might be worth the extra money. The premium you
would pay is certainly cost effective as compared to an injury. I
think it would depend on a self assessment of your safety habits and
And, personally I don't mind seeing your post. While this topic *has*
been raised and well discussed, that does not always mean the
specific/exact info you are seeking is within the archive.
I'm a long time lurker.....
Sawstop...we have one in our shop at work (Hatteras)....also have two
pros......love the lefthand bevel/besmyer type fence/saftey stop
cons.....although it has been stopped twice because of friction and metal
tape near blade while the lights where not aligned @ $300 to $500 each time
or so they tell us. also blade guard is a bit flimsy and has caused the saw
to be tagged 3 times (shut down for repair).also for our cabinet shop, it is
used 80% to cut plywood, it doesn't have the power ,(maybe belts are
saftey wise ..go for it......otherwise go to grizzley/unisawpowermatic
have had a old powermatic...new unisaw..new grizz....would take them first
and still have some change
for what it's worth
That is an issue you need to be prepared for. I know of only one saw
and it has "stopped" without reason once in the 4-6 months since it
was purchased. The owner runs a Cabinet shop and bought it under
pressure from the Insurance Co. He said that it cost him about $400
but the biggest issue was downtime waiitng for the new parts.
While it is mostly anecdotal, misfires seem to be an issue.
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