“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 can’t believe anyone would use anything but this saw. Having used it first hand now, knowing my finger would be gone, nothing can speak more than that. Being a PGA Golf Professional in addition to woodworking, I can’t thank SawStop enough for having all of my fingers.”
“I just wanted to drop a line to you guys and let you know how much I love this saw.
It would be worth its purchase price even without the brake. It’s fit and finish is unparalleled. When I first went to look at one at dealer in Virginia, they had it sitting on the showroom floor next to a Delta Unisaw and the Unisaw looked cheap and shoddy compared to your product. I’ve had it for several months now and it lives up to every expectation. It’s truly the “Rolls Royce” of table saws.”
“I was installing new shelves for a closet and needed to trim about an inch from each shelf end. I was on the last shelf when I noticed that my girlfriend, Gina, had come out into the garage. I finished that trim pass on the last shelf and pressed the kill switch to cut power. The blade began to slow as I was lifting the shelf off the saw table when I caught a glimpse of Gina coming up to the table to assist me by removing the shelf scrap from the table. As her hand reached for the scrap piece, I drew a quick breath to tell her to STOP. It was too late.”
“All we heard was a “tink” and she reeled back – stunned. I couldn’t believe it! I didn’t know how severe the damage was but knew it was going to be bad. We rushed her to the hospital where we were fortunate to find one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the state of Illinois. It took about 3 hours of surgery to repair the damage.”
“The cost of her injury was incredible. The trauma and rehabilitation to the finger was $4000.00 out of her pocket and another $10,000.00 in insurance costs. I think about that day and how the SawStop could have saved it all. The monetary cost of the accident alone would buy 4 SawStop saws with all the added accessories. No matter how much emphasis I place on safety, I know that accidents can and will happen. Thanks for such a great product!
“We should have bought a SawStop to begin with. After spending six hours in the hospital and several thousands of dollars in medical expenses I thought, ‘why did I even skimp’…SawStop is well worth the money. After having cut off part of my finger, my wife and I decided that we needed a table saw that provides an extra layer of Safety for both of us. Even the most seasoned woodworker, no matter how safe or experienced, can experience that one little thing that goes wrong. That one little thing can turn into a huge event. Even though I can’t feel what’s left of my finger tip, I’m fortunate that what happened to me could have been far more disastrous. Now, our SawStop saw gives us a level of reassurance just in case “that one little thing” goes wrong again. Money well spent!”
“The level of precision to which this saw can be tuned exceeds that of other major contenders in the market. The beefiness of the internal components, the vibration free double pulley drive, the vertical post elevation system and the virtually perfect fit and finish from top to bottom would put the machine at the top of the class even aside from the safety system. I have spent a long time checking out many machines before my buying decision and I hope these comments help other woodworkers looking for quality.”
“I wanted the best North American style 10 inch saw on the market.
Sorry Powermatic and Delta, even without the technology the SawStop has them beat. The controls alone are akin to spinning the wheel of a bank safe, smooth and effortless. This saw screams quality. Out of the box alignment…perfect. Table and cast iron wings, ditto. Folks if I could find fault somewhere, I wouldn’t hesitate to let you know.”
“Just a note to tell you I finally turned my new cabinet saw on and it purrs like a lion with a kitten’s voice. Please pass this on to your outstanding service department and tell them everything worked out great! I appreciate dealing with people who seem to care about the customer, a rare find in these times. The whole experience of purchasing my cabinet saw was great. I’ll let you know how my work progresses now that the saw is fired up.
Thanks again to very nice people.”
“I have had your saw now for about 4 months. To attempt to explain the level of comfort that I now experience in the shop is difficult. Gone is the threat of someone obtaining a severe injury while operating the table saw. The removal of the threat makes the whole experience much more enjoyable and relaxing.
This is the best saw I have ever operated. Probably the best purchase I have ever made. I would like to point out that the quality that is built into this saw and many or the safety features put it in a class where there is no equal. Congratulations on making such a fine product.”