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Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: Saw stop
« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2019, 03:10 PM »
That sounds like a better ending.

SawStop has known to be good with its customer service along, though the "lumber yard" is unknown to us.

Did you know you were paying full price for a floor or display/demo unit when you closed the deal?

If so, the lumber yard's subsequent offer of the free dust shroud and extra blade (what kind?) was a good gesture.

If not, the lumber yard should have delivered you a brand new saw (without the dust shroud/extra blade), with which you would not have encountered the problems you have experienced to start with!
I did not know it was a demo
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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Saw stop
« Reply #31 on: May 31, 2019, 04:31 PM »
Festool and Sawstop are both owned by the same company, but Sawstop is being handled as a separate company.  I asked the question about subforms once I heard the news and again with the acquisition of Shaper.  (Shaper is independent also.)  Both of those tools have a community as far as I know and to create an expectation that those companies would monitor or answer here would probably not be realistic at this point.  I don't see it happening.

Of course, all things are subject to change.

Peter

Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: Saw stop
« Reply #32 on: May 31, 2019, 06:10 PM »
That sounds like a better ending.

SawStop has known to be good with its customer service along, though the "lumber yard" is unknown to us.

Did you know you were paying full price for a floor or display/demo unit when you closed the deal?

If so, the lumber yard's subsequent offer of the free dust shroud and extra blade (what kind?) was a good gesture.

If not, the lumber yard should have delivered you a brand new saw (without the dust shroud/extra blade), with which you would not have encountered the problems you have experienced to start with!

This is the shroud ,
Should work well,with the port out the back.
Charlie



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Offline ChuckM

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Re: Saw stop
« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2019, 07:14 PM »
Snip.

... to create an expectation that those companies would monitor or answer here would probably not be realistic at this point.  I don't see it happening.

Peter

I don't feel or see that the OP or anyone on this thread was making or having that expectation. Others did make some good suggestions to the OP such as contacting the seller and SawStop direct about his problems. This SawStop discussion has gone on just like any other non-Festool brand.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2019, 07:16 PM by ChuckM »

Offline rmhinden

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Re: Saw stop
« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2019, 07:46 PM »
Since Saw Stop is now part of the Festool family, wouldn't be a good idea to have a Saw Stop sub forum?

I think so, especially since I just purchased a PCS and I think there are a lot of sawstop owners on the FOG.

Bob

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Saw stop
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2019, 09:07 PM »
I own and greatly enjoy using a SawStop Industrial saw and a bunch of Festool products.

I can’t imagine enough SawStop issues that would populate a separate forum.
Birdhunter

Offline LooseSox

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Re: Saw stop
« Reply #36 on: May 31, 2019, 11:07 PM »
@pettyconstruction

I've got the saw stop jss and that overhead guard. I use the Festool cms split hose with an adapter with the 36mm end to the 2.25" port on the back amd the 27mm end goes straight into the guard. Almost dust free cutting of mdf!

Offline Peter_C

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Re: Saw stop
« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2019, 01:53 AM »
Curious what lumber yard? At least you are being taken care of.

Offline Alanbach

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Re: Saw stop
« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2019, 09:54 AM »
@rmhinden - I have two dedicated rip blades. Both are Forrest Woodworker II’s. One is their 20 tooth rip blade. It is fast, doesn’t burn, but the finish it leaves is not always glue seam ready. I use it for really thick hardwoods over 2.5-3” thick. The other is also a Forrest Woodworker II but it is their 30 tooth rip blade. A little slower but it produces beautiful glue ready edges that don’t need to go back over a jointer or be dressed in any way. That is my go to rip blade. I make a decent amount of end grain cutting boards so not having to joint the pieces after ripping to width has been a real step forward for me. I love the 30 tooth WWII.

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Saw stop
« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2019, 10:23 AM »
I used a friends Saw Stop cabinet saw when I was last in the states, I don’t know exactly what model it was, he said it was the top of the range model? It was a lovely machine, I’d love one in my main workshop.

I hope one day we’ll be able to buy them over here.

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Saw stop
« Reply #40 on: June 01, 2019, 02:01 PM »
The top of the SawStop line is the Industrial model. I own one and it is an amazing machine.
Birdhunter

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Saw stop
« Reply #41 on: June 01, 2019, 03:05 PM »
No other cabinet saws can match the SawStop in dust collection (when both the dust shroud and 4" dust port are used properly). Unless I am making edge cuts, I don't need a dust mask, not even when ripping MDF.

This morning, I edge-ripped/jointed walnut and spruce with the WWII 30-T. Day and night compared to the WWII 40-T when ripping the walnut.

« Last Edit: June 01, 2019, 03:13 PM by ChuckM »

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Saw stop
« Reply #42 on: June 01, 2019, 03:51 PM »
@Birdhunter and @ChuckM You chaps are so lucky. We have a couple of decent saws, and they’ve served us well. I’d buy a Saw Stop in a heartbeat though.

I believe my friends saw is the industrial, how smooth are they!  [thumbs up]

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Saw stop
« Reply #43 on: June 01, 2019, 04:31 PM »
I run a Forrest blade on my Industrial SawStop and there is absolutely no vibration. Mine is a 52” 3HP model. There are 5hp and 7.5hp models. I cut some thick hardwoods and have never heard the saw slow down.

Even without the safety feature, I’d buy the saw. It is an amazing saw.
Birdhunter

Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: Saw stop
« Reply #44 on: June 01, 2019, 09:10 PM »
Curious what lumber yard? At least you are being taken care of.
I don’t think naming the store will help,
but what a great thread this has been. A true wealth of information .
Thanks everyone for the help and comments ,
Keep em coming.
Thanks again,Charlie


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Offline Peter_C

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Re: Saw stop
« Reply #45 on: June 02, 2019, 12:30 AM »
Curious what lumber yard? At least you are being taken care of.
I don’t think naming the store will help,
but what a great thread this has been. A true wealth of information .
Thanks everyone for the help and comments ,
Keep em coming.
Thanks again,Charlie


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I would have considered it a positive not a negative as they took care of you. There are only so many lumber yards around, especially ones that sell high end tools.

Offline JimD

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Re: Saw stop
« Reply #46 on: June 11, 2019, 09:14 PM »
Coming in a bit late on this but I have a couple comments.

I have a 1.75hp PCS.  I think the motor is about the same, maybe exactly the same as the jobsite saw.  I have had it trip once due to getting too hot.  I was cutting 1 inch oak (a stair tread I was recycling) and the wood was pinching the blade on the back side because the splitter is too small IMHO for a full kerf blade.  I was using a 50 tooth Infinity all around blade (40 ATB, 10 rakers).  The splitter thickness is the same as the center of the blade (2.3mm or about 0.090 inch).  I would like to have a .1 inch riving knife but haven't found a source. 

That doesn't sound like the OP's issue, however.

I also have a 24 tooth Infinity ripping blade and a Freud 24 tooth ripping blade.  Either would have been better suited to what I was doing.  But the 50 tooth should have been able to handle 1 inch oak.  And it did except for that piece. 

Underpowered saws can be a bit touchy.  Under powered seems to be anything less than 3hp.  But with everything right, I have made a lot of sawdust with 15A table saws.  Including 3+ inch rips in hardwood.

Offline Steven in Iowa

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Re: Saw stop
« Reply #47 on: June 20, 2019, 06:38 PM »
I know the SawStops have a feature that will shut it off if the moisture level is too high so it won't have a kickback.
Rookie to be sure!