Chuck, nice to see you!
I think the safety factor is a big thing, but on top of that, the SawStop saws are just simply well made, and well engineered. The new "Pro" model with the advanced top DC is a step above anything else out there that I've seen.
I paid a little more for the industrial model, but that was also due to shipping and customs etc. If I was in the US or Canada, and was in the market for a new cabinet saw, and I was NOT looking on the cheap end, like the Grizzly 1023 (which I understand is a great bang for the buck saw) then I'd certainly be looking at the new Delta, Powermatic and SawStop. With all things being equal, I don't really see how the SawStop cannot win in that comparison Especially if you have any kids around the saw, or employees
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