“I’d been looking at getting your saw for a couple of years. My uncle and his best friend have been friends for 60 years, and both are now in their 80′s. They’ve both been avid woodworkers all their lives, and are still active. Each of them recently, on the same day and within twenty minutes of each other, managed to slice the tip off of a finger using their table saws. I recognize a sign when I see it.
I just got the contractor saw with the 36″ fence, and the standard blade that comes with it. I’ve taken up lutherie as a hobby and the precision required forces me to work closer to blade than I like.
How good is this saw? My current project has a book-matched curly maple back. I rip-sawed the two pieces to fit on the SawStop. The resulting joint was perfect for gluing ‘as was.’ An absolutely remarkable piece of equipment.”
“I purchased the SawStop contractor’s saw this weekend and just wanted to share a few quick comments.
1. The instructions for this tool are excellent. They have exactly the right amount of information and images.
The step by step breakdown of assembly made putting the saw together quite easy.
2. The quality. Having previously lost a finger tip, the only way my wife would allow another table saw in the shop was if it was a SawStop. Because I know the issue with the other saw was the user (I would guess most accidents are caused by that guy), I was more concerned with the quality of the saw, not just the safety features. I could not be happier. This is a beefy, solid saw with far more luxury than many would expect from a “contractor’s saw”.
3. Out of the box: Wow. I don’t know how much of this is effort and how much is luck, but once I set my saw up I was impressed to find that in virtually every way it was already dialed in…from the fence being aligned perfectly, to the 0 degree setting for the blade being absolutely spot on. I’ve never had less time getting a saw tuned.”
“I JUST KNEW it’d be worth the wait and it sure is! This saw is a dream! OUTSTANDING engineering and excellent manufacturing quality! I applaud SawStop for not cutting corners on quality. I cannot stress this more. It was worth being on the waiting list for years to get this saw!” Furthermore, the quality of the saw alone makes it THE SAW TO PURCHASE!”
“I waited several years and passed up buying less expensive saws because I was waiting for the SawStop. I figure, whatever extra this saw costs is less than the cost to re-attach [an amputated] finger.”
“No comparison…SawStop is way ahead of the competition. It is definitely in a class of its own. If you wanted to buy my saw back, you would have to offer me more than I paid for it. Put me down as a satisfied customer.”
“The fit and finish of this saw is far superior to any other contractor saw on the market. SawStop took the time to really improve the standard design. This is the Cadillac of contractor saws. SawStop thought of everything. I could not be more satisfied with my purchase.”
“I am very pleased with the saw. It is meeting all of my expectations and I am looking forward to getting many years of safe use from it. The SawStop is of better fit and finish but the safety system makes it worth it.”