SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw PCS
RatingThe saw is powerful, accurate, & practically vibration freeI purchased the PSC 3 horsepower 36 inch Sawstop mainly for the safety feature, but I would not have bought the saw if it were not least as good as the top grade cabinet saws on the market.
I am safety conscious but even the best of us make mistakes. One trip to the emergency room costs more than this saw. I need both hands, and all my fingers.
The fit and finish is superb! The saw is powerful, accurate, practically vibration free, and relatively quiet.
I upgraded to the T Glide fence system. It is essentially Sawstop's version of the Biesemeyer fence. I have not used the Biesemeyer fence but l cannot imagine it being any better than Sawstop's T Glide ( they cost about the same). The lockdown throat plate is Quick and easy to use. Extra throat plates are a bit pricey ($ 40). You can make your own although it's a bit of a hassle and they will not have the lock down feature. I especially like how the riving knife and blade guard change quickly and easily. You have to buy the Dado break (was not included) to use a dado blade on this saw. So plan on spending another eighty bucks if you want to cut dados. Brake changing only adds seconds to the blade changing process, it is simple and fast.
The Saw comes with detailed instructions, nuts bolts and screws are all clearly labeled, there's even a couple assembly tools included hex head Allen wrenches and one very cool long rounded Allen head screwdriver.
If you have ordered the mobile base, don't assemble the saw until you have the base. It's much easier to install with base while the saw is laying on its side.
You'll need a friend help tilt the saw to upright position.
RatingGreat sawFrom the assembly to my first use, nothing but good. My 1.75hp seems to have plenty of power for 2 inch cherry. Handles with ease. Great saw even if the safety feature wasn't included.
RatingWorth every pennyI went to Wood Werks to buy the contractor saw and ended up with the 3hp Professional model. I have been using it for about 6 weeks, and it is fantastic. Assembly is straight forward, and the saw was true right out of the box. I hope that I never need the safety features, but it is nice to know that they are there. I highly recommend the mobile base, great option for a small shop.
RatingBest Table saw on the marketThis is my second sawstop
RatingSaw Stop 3HPI can't recall the last time I was so excited over a tool - my PCS arrived mid afternoon and 5 Hours later I had it up and running. The detailed instructions were first class - if only other companies paid as much attention to detail. the most complicated thing was putting together the mobile base - but mainly because I should have read the instructions carefully :-)
Overall quality is first class - Highly recommend the Sawstop and the professional service offered by Nick Gohring at Wood Werks who answered my pre purchase questions.
I have already made new carriage doors for my woodshop. Have eliminated almost all the main dust in my shop now!! A very happy woodworker.
RatingTwo thumbs and eight fingers up!The safety features put this saw over the top for me. Packaging and assembly instructions are the best I have ever seen. Quality is top notch. Spouse buy in was instantaneous after watching the sawstop DVD. Treat yourself to a top quality machine and buy this saw.