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    Exclamation SawStop Contractor Saw TV sighting

    I searched a couple of forums and it looks like nobody has posted on this yet.
    I watched "Ask this Old House" today. Sparky the host and Tommy Silva did a little piece on table saw safety. They scared the life out of a wiener on a SawStop contractor saw. Sheet metal wings, open stand - it's the first I've seen of it.

    I know that many have been waiting for this to arrive, including me - because I could never justify the cost of the cabinet saw. I have no info on price. They did not dwell on the saw other than to demo the safety aspect.

    Pretty good product placement by SawStop - I bet that's the best exposure they've had to date.

    Picture from website: (Am I the last to see this?)
    Last edited by Ian Gillis; 02-17-2007 at 08:08 PM.
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    Ian, as luck would have it I was cleaning and organizing my office after reading this post shortly after you made it and came across a article in Workbench magazine February 2003. On page 56 there is a short article about it with the price at that time for a contractors saw at $699.00 for a 1 1/2 h.p. 115 Volt. It also listed the cabinet saw in the same article at $2199.00 for a 3 h.p. 230 volt.

    Hope that helps.
    A very wise man once said.......
    "I'll take my chances with Misseurs Smith and Wesson. "

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    Yeah, they did start talking about the contractor saw in 2003, but they haven't made it to retail yet. The website says it's still in field testing. I guess they forgot to send me a sample

    $699 was the proposed price in '03 and they seem to be sticking to that according to FWW. But they said $2199 for the cabinet saw back then and it's retailing for around $3200 these days. Time will tell, I guess.
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