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TOOL NEWS: SawStop adds 110-volt closed-cabinet tablesaw

SawStop has added to its ever-growing lineup of tablesaws with a 110-volt version of its Professional Cabinet Saw. This new model, available in August, is essentially the same 10″ saw as the 3-hp version we reviewed in the May 2010 issue of WOOD Magazine (and won a Top Tool award), except this one has a 1-3/4 hp motor and 30″ rip capacity. This new saw features the same heavy-duty cast-iron table, steel cabinet, and cast-iron trunnions (which mount to the cabinet rather than the top, for easy adjustments), as well as top-notch dust collection. And, of course, it includes SawStop’s patented blade-brake safety system. Weighing just 367 lbs in its basic configuration, this left-tilt saw will sell for $2,299. It includes an aluminum T-square-style rip fence, but a traditional Biesemeyer-type fence is available. Also available as options are 36″ and 50″ rip capacity fences and rails, as well as a mobile base integrated inside the cabinet or an industrial mobile base the cabinet sits in. For more information, go to sawstop.com or call 866-SAWSTOP.

12 Responses to “TOOL NEWS: SawStop adds 110-volt closed-cabinet tablesaw”

  1. When is saw stop going to make an affordable saw for the garage shop person, with out having to go to the bank and apply for a national debt loan.

  2. I agree with you Norman, But when will the people of our great country come to the realization that we ALL must take responsability for our own actions? At age 73 I have a few scars from the use of tools, but all them are from the use of hand tools (saws, hammers, screwdrivers, etc ) I have a very great respect for any power tool as it is almost always operating at a very high speed with very sharp cutting edges. The next thing we will hear an outcry for saw stop type hand tools.
    Sorry but thats my soapbox for today.

  3. I agree too, Merlin.

  4. I do own a sawstop for the added safety aspect, but one still does have to use common safety practices to avoid injury. There is always the risk of injury. For me however, the additional cost the saw outweighed the cost of a possible trip to the ER caused by blade contact. I know it may not be for everyone, but it was an easy decision for me. But I know the saw cannot stop every element of danger from the daily shop experience . . .

  5. Sawstop is the BEST at any cost and even without the saftey aspects of the saw. I’m told at Woodcraft there selling 7 to 1.

  6. Aloha: Been using 3 SawStops in our shop since they first came out. We are a DIY shop and have a responsibility to take care of/protect our customers (the bromide here is ‘safety first’). The SawStops have had their brakes replaced several times – but no one has gone to the ER! They’re worth every penny! (No, our customers aren’t necessarily careless – we’ve found that sometimes wet wood (which we now check with a moisture meter), buried nails (we’ve ordered a ‘metal finder’), and yes of course fingers, all will stop the blade instantly – ergo the need for keeping a stash of new brakes on hand). But again, the bottom line is NO (MAJOR) INJURIES! Keep in mine also, the speed at which the wood is being pushed through the blade, as well as the user’s downward pressure on the wood, can affect the extent of any possible injury – it’s possible to get a moderate cut (requiring nothing more than a handwash and small bandage) depending on how the wood is handled. All in all – NO MAJOR INJURIES! (Can’t say that too often!) As for the ‘garage’ user – whine now or really whine later :-) – buy yourself some safety and peace of mind – shell out the extra bucks for a really fine saw system. Signed: SawStop CEO. (JUST KIDDING!)

  7. I was all set to buy one of the 110 volt models until the boiler on my furnace cracked. Keep warm or new saw–I guess it’s the furnace for now. But on a more serious note, I for one am glad tools are becoming safer and easier to use. Nothing will ever be 100% safe, but if there’s a better way of doing things, then use the better way. Just wait and see what happens when this technology goes on the market. Just like we are seeing all kinds of cheaper Fein multi tool clones, we’ll be seeing the Saw Stop technology when the time comes. Unless someone invents something safer first.

  8. After ripping my finger open last March 2009 on a chop saw, 4 stitches in the nerve, (watched the whole procedure), seven more on the outer skin, and a $6000.00 plus surgery bill. I am now just starting to get real feeling back.
    The way I look at it…I’m buying a good quality $800-$1,000 table saw and paying $1,500 for a good finger/hand insurance policy. Do you know of any better safety insurance you can buy? That not only pays your hospital visit, but give you back your hand fully intact. Hats off to SawStop.

  9. I am a garage shop/hobbiest wood worker
    I order one of these new 110 volt cabinet saws as soon as I heard about them I have wanted a sawstop cabinet saw for a while but did not want to have to hire an electriction to put in a 220v line for it. Of course I won’t actually get it untill august.

    The math was simple for me, yes it cost $3300 (has some upgrades), but I need all of my fingers to do my job. I try to be safe but if something ever did happen I would lose that amount in 2 weeks from not being able to do my job. not to mention the pain and suffering that would come with cutting your fingers off. The saftey facter is worth the extra price.

    for everyone who thinks these saw are to expensive. you get what you pay for. it should last me for the next 40 years, and I have peace of mind to go with it.

    thats a bargin if you ask me

  10. I have been using my Craftsman table saw for over 20 years doing various woodworking projects, most of the time without the guard and without incident, till last October. Had a board kick back as I was reaching for the fall off piece of lumber and cut the tip of my finger. It was serious enough to take a trip to the ER and a wake up call. Was the last time I used the saw. Went out and purchased the Saw Stop industrial cabinet saw. With all of the extras ran me over $4,000. Worth every penny. The function of the saw are superior to what else is on the market. The stop function is an added bonus. As I have accumulated tools over the years I have come to find you get what you pay for.

  11. I’m a high school technology teacher and we bought a top of the line Saw Stop last year. Our district vocational director griped a little at the $5000, until she remembered we are a self insured school district and one cut off finger could cost us $100,000.
    I always teach safety, proper techniques and concentration, and we haven’t had one go off on us yet, but the peace of mind is sure nice. Keep up the good work Saw Stop. By the way–great customer service and tech support!

  12. I am mark in 10th grade I had a accident on a saw let me tell you sawstop works




 
 
 
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