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Saw stop!

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by smokinj, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. smokinj

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  2. Joful

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    Cool! Should've had one of these at my house last Thanksgiving, when I watched my FIL cut off his finger on a table saw.

    I've only seen the demo's, usually done on a hotdog. Pretty cool. Triggering the mechanism will cost you some money, destroyed blade, brake shoe, and sometimes other component casualties... but it will save your finger or hand!

    I run a 1903 Oliver table saw, which swings two 14" blades or a single 20" blade, on a 5 hp motor. Has a rolling table, dual miters, and weighs in around 2200 lb. Very, very cool... but with a kid in the house and another on the way, I'm starting to think a Sawstop might not be a bad idea.
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    That's why my dad bought in in the first place he about lost his thumb. Now he has set off the stop a couple times since. He just turn 80 in Feb and he got some project's all ready in mind for me to do. First is a rabbit cage that will fit in his landscape. (Its a very impressive land scape to say the least) I got the call about an hour ago and it comes with 1000.00+ in saw blades. Super excited I am using a 1950's craftsman with maybe a 3hp if that.
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    I'm really glad to see this company make it. I've been watching their development for years.
    Like many good ideas I think the inventor tried to sell the license to existing table saw manufacturers and didn't get far.
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    Yep, those are the cat's pjs.
    I've got a 3hp Delta from the late 80's that still runs like a top, but if someone wanted to give me a SawStop, I'd be more than happy to oblige.;)
    You gonna' put up the pics when your handy work is done, sj?
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    Yea my Mom just called and he wants his rabbit hutch asap. Its going to be a condo for sure! Least I can do. Really not what the saw was made for but he wants it.
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    Congrats. Aside from its safety features, the saw is rated highly in terms of power construction, etc. Nice!
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    I'm waiting to see pictures of the hutch.

    (saw looks great, just really clumsy to limb with. ==c)
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    They look great and what a safety feature. All I have is some long push sticks...:(

    The table saw is in the top 3 in the order of tool scariness for me.
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    Yeah, right up there with chainsaw.
    I'll bet there are a lot folks with scars on this site.
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