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    JimD's SawStop

    I am preparing to retire and decided to buy a SawStop PCS, 1.75hp over a month ago. I wanted it to be at the 38+ inch height of the Ryobi BT3100 on it's custom base so that I could continue to use the same outfeed/work table and so that wood could extend over adjacent machines. Plus I do not like a 34 inch tall saw. So I could use the SawStop bases. I initially planned to put workbench wheels on a 2x4 and plywood base but the ones I was looking at would not support the SawStops weight. So I switched to a PortaMate 3500 rated to support 650 lbs. It works but I would not want anything lighter. I built a base, put the saw on it, did not like the way the extension table was supported nor did I like the amount of weight on the left side front wheel of the portable base. So I extended it in both directions. The two legs that came with the SawStop for the extension table are removed and the table rests on a storage chest that rests on the same mobile base. I am still adjusting to the new tool but i generally like it. It is certainly the nicest table saw I have owned. Here are some pictures.
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    Re: JimD's SawStop

    Jim, I too have a SawStop (about nine years); it is a great saw, I have been extremely happy with its performance. Congratulations and Merry Christmas!
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    Re: JimD's SawStop

    When I retired my wife, love her to death, allowed me to buy a SawStop. Great saw. Merry Christmas.
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    Re: JimD's SawStop

    I too have a SawStop (the 3HP model) and am extremely happy with it.

    The one time I had an accidental misfire of the brake was when using that Osborne Miter Gauge. I made a cut at a 70 degree angle and then changed to a 110 degree angle without re-checking the clearance of the metal edge of the gauge to the blade. Long story short, it brushed the side of the blade and tripped the brake. I say accidental misfire as this was accidental on my part and a good learning experience, the Saw worked exactly as it should have. The saw can't tell the difference between that metal piece and my finger.

    Just a cautionary tale to drive home the lesson that you should check the clearance of the miter gauge and blade every time something changes.
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    Re: JimD's SawStop

    That is a beauty Jim! Congratulations!
    Experience is a hard teacher; she gives the test first, and the lesson later.

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