Santa has come early to my house. Been wanting one of these for a very long time, but couldn't pull the trigger. Couple of months ago, I reluctantly gave my 17 yr old the okay to use my old TS for some of his projects. I came home from work one day and he was cutting some plywood with nobody around. Even though I have taught him TS safety, and he wasn't doing anything unsafe, the hair on the back of my neck still stood up. So made the decision to buy the SawStop. The wife helped a lot by letting Santa pay for half.
So today I did the initial saw assembly. Took my time, enjoyed the work. Now I need some advice from SawStop and from other contractor saw users.
1. SawStop users - I bought the base 1.75 HP model with the 30" contractor fence. I would like to know what opinions are on this fence. It looks kind of light and flimsy to me. I thought about upgrading the T-glide fence, but another $200 seemed high. I have a Delta T2 fence that I think I am going to mount on this saw. Then I can include the SawStop contractor fence with my old saw when I sell it.
2. Contractor Saw users - My previous saw was a direct drive. I mounted an outfeed table to the rear fence angle via some hinges that allowed it to swing down. This let me roll the saw up against the wall of my garage for storage. I was hoping some of you could help with ideas of how to mount an outfeed table on the contractor saw (with the motor sticking out the back) which would also hinge down for storage. Any ideas of pictures would be very much appreciated.
Thanks everybody and Merry Christmas!