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Old 12-24-2019, 11:35 AM   #1
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Why would somebody buy this? If you need a portable saw isn't their Jobsite saw more than adequate? If you need a larger saw wouldn't their cabinet saws be the preferred option?

Serious question here. What am I missing? Why do they even make something like this?
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My guess would be for someone who wants to spend less than the cabinet saw, and wants more sturdiness than the job site saw? Or they want to buy one saw to fill both needs. Or maybe they rip a lot of large sheets onsite, and donít like the stability of the job site saw with those? I would use a track saw at that point, but crews are rough on tracks, so maybe it works better for them? Delta makes job site, contractor and cabinet saws as well. Ideally I would have a cabinet saw and a job site saw. I guess it all depends on your needs?


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Serious question here. What am I missing? Why do they even make something like this?
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I've often thought a contractor saw would be worth it for a high end trim job. Not like I'm bringing out a cabinet saw, but I've never seen a jobsite saw that's really as good as I want it to be.
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Serious question here. What am I missing? Why do they even make something like this?
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An online friend of mine is buying the Sawstop cabinet saw for his hobby shop. Apparently his last tablesaw cost him over $15,000 in medical bills. I guess it makes the cost of a Sawstop saw seem cheap. I'll probably just buy a SharkGuard for my workshop saw.
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https://www.thesharkguard.com/
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The portable has a "1.5 HP Universal" motor verses a "1.75 HP Induction" motor on the contractor saw. Universal motors are always much louder than induction motors, and from the stats, you get a 1/4 more rated horsepower.
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An online friend of mine is buying the Sawstop cabinet saw for his hobby shop. Apparently his last tablesaw cost him over $15,000 in medical bills. I guess it makes the cost of a Sawstop saw seem cheap. I'll probably just buy a SharkGuard for my workshop saw.
I know a few people who have cut themselves ripping a piece of wood on a table saw. But none of them were experienced contractors or tradesmen.
But fear is a big seller when it comes to jacking up the price of something you wouldn't need if you just use common sense.
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Why would somebody buy this? If you need a portable saw isn't their Jobsite saw more than adequate? If you need a larger saw wouldn't their cabinet saws be the preferred option?

Serious question here. What am I missing? Why do they even make something like this?
When I read this, I assumed your question of, "Why do they even make something like this?" is referring to the size of the saw.

Instead of why do they make saws that stop when your finger touches them.
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I know more than one guy who have damaged themselves with a tablesaw. All professionals.
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Seems I should clarify my question.
I'm asking why would someone choose a contractor style saw in general. I just happened to be cruising through the sawstop website when I noticed that they make a contractor version.

Contractor style saws were alot more common 20 years ago, when most small jobsite saws weren't as accurate or powerful as they are now.

Contractor style saws have a belt driven motor that hangs out the back end and gets in the way. Supposedly, the belt drive provides a smoother cut.

A long time ago I had a contractor style saw but it was a craftsman and had a terrible fence, and was a pain in the butt to move around.

So I was wondering if the sawstop version was a good saw, or if it was a compromise between a smaller portable job site saw and full size cabinet saw, that ends up not having the benefits of either.

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Good info.

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The portable has a "1.5 HP Universal" motor verses a "1.75 HP Induction" motor on the contractor saw. Universal motors are always much louder than induction motors, and from the stats, you get a 1/4 more rated horsepower.
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I thought Bosch could not make and sell these saws? Well they are still selling them in Canada some how haha.

REAXX 10-inch Jobsite Table Saw

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/bos...and/1001022550

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I thought Bosch could not make and sell these saws? Well they are still selling them in Canada some how haha.

REAXX 10-inch Jobsite Table Saw

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/bos...and/1001022550

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My understanding was that they were allowed to sell all of the product that was produced, but not allowed to manufacture anymore of them.
I could be wrong though.

Our local Rona had 4 of them and were clearing them out for up to 80% off.

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I know a few people who have cut themselves ripping a piece of wood on a table saw. But none of them were experienced contractors or tradesmen.
But fear is a big seller when it comes to jacking up the price of something you wouldn't need if you just use common sense.
I don't like the man steven gass or the saw that the fess tool company now owns. I would not own the saw but I do know the even guys with common sense do make mistakes and get hurt.
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I still to this day don't understand how sawstop won. Completely different mechanism
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I still to this day don't understand how sawstop won. Completely different mechanism
I think because the idea and end result was the same.
I think the Bosch air bag cylinder is a better idea.
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I think because the idea and end result was the same.
I think the Bosch air bag cylinder is a better idea.
For sure, Bosh figured it out without junking the blade.

I will never own a sawstop either. Couldn't give me one
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For sure, Bosh figured it out without junking the blade.

I will never own a sawstop either. Couldn't give me one
Why not? I think they're a pretty good saw, even aside from the safety standpoint.

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