While talking to the SawStop people two weeks ago, this coming Monday, to hammer down any should or should nots the rep suggested finding the hydraulic assist lift mobile base ASAP as they were not in stock and are on a 4~6 week B/O status. I contacted my WoodCraft dealer to assure that I would get one but they too were out as was the other local WoodCraft. I was advised to buy the mobile base where ever I could find it. Circle Saw Supply, another local supplier, had them in stock and I bought it immediately on Tuesday last week so that is handles.
I also am going with the HTC 15 roller out feed again however WOW, HTC wants $500 to sell and ship it to me and guess what, they are on B/O. I have to be careful which version I buy, the later universal mount style is needed because of the lower back dust port on the saw. So finding an older unit will not work. I finally locate on at Seven Corner Hardware in MN, It is the new universal style, $299.00 +$10 for shipping. Sold! Wednesday morning last week I get an e-mail that the item has not shipped because shipping will actually be $70, not $10. We do some negotiating and I settle on $50, so not we are talking $350 shipped. The out feed roller arrived Monday this week but things are not looking good as it is unloaded from the UPS truck. The two boxes had been rained on and two corners were worn open, not simply torn open. So the UPS guy suggests inspecting before accepting and this reveals that it had also been dropped and it was no longer square. I refused shipment. I notified Seven Corners Hardware and they advised me that this unit was their last and were not getting any more. Credit would be issued when they got it back. I was notified that credit was issued today.
Tuesday I called Grizzly about the out feed roller and talked to the lady and she suggests that I talk to the technical department to insure that the version that I am looking for will be the latest universal model. I talk to Greg at Grizzly and explain the situation which he is unaware of although he take charge and makes sure he understands the situation and how to tell the difference from new and old style. He said it would take a couple of days to call for an inspection and he gave me a reference number. I call ed back yesterday morning and with the reference number was told that the inquiry had just been updated and that the unit was indeed the later universal design. I immediately placed the order and it should be here on Monday.
That's all for now.