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Old 12-25-2019, 08:16 PM   #21
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Why not? I think they're a pretty good saw, even aside from the safety standpoint.
Because I loathe the inventor and will not support his scummy ass
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He sued because someone else built a better mousetrap and somehow won even though the mechanisms are completely different


Edit....he sued simply because the other manufacturers wern't forced to incorporate his technology

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Why not? I think they're a pretty good saw, even aside from the safety standpoint.
Why not??? Steve gass sued every tool company that made a tablesaw for not licencing his technology is reason enough for me.
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Still very little discussion about the original topic: what is the purpose of a contractor saw?
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:00 PM   #25
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Still very little discussion about the original topic: what is the purpose of a contractor saw?
It's just a cheaper lighter version of their cabinet saw.

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I agree that contractor saws are kind of exempt for me. For a job site, a portable with a nice Rousseau table can do it all. If you have the space and ability to put an actual cabinet saw in the work site that would be great. But most are 240 volt and that isnít always easy to come by on site.
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I do feel like track saws have just about eliminated the benefit of a better jobsite saw. I don't like to rip sheet goods no matter what the table saw is.
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Old 12-26-2019, 09:57 AM   #28
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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 worked with a guy who worked with an 80-year-old man with over 60 years experience and all his fingers.

"You kids just don't have any common sense" said the old man.

Several days later the old man left two fingers in the chop saw.

Yeah, talk to me some more about "common sense" please.
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Still very little discussion about the original topic: what is the purpose of a contractor saw?
Originally meant that they were built to last longer. Stands up to daily and rougher use, typically more powerful also.

Next thing you know, companies like Delta put out saws labeled contractor that are fragile.

The one I'm taking to the dump is 12", 220V, and either gets temporary wiring from the panel or it has a range plug on it. Biesemeyer fence. Heavy cast iron table.

I can take the fence and wings off and carry it through many doorways with another person. I did that solo in my younger years.

You set it up where it's going to be used for some time, it isn't worth it otherwise.

You can get way better cut quality and feed rate performance than a jobsite saw and it can be set up inside at most jobsites.
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I do feel like track saws have just about eliminated the benefit of a better jobsite saw. I don't like to rip sheet goods no matter what the table saw is.
I agree. Some sheet goods are a heavy pita to rip on a table saw and if you aren't set up with rollers or the sawhorse you're using to catch the sheet tips over or you're solo and have to go around the other side of the saw to pull the material through it sucks. I've done it plenty of times but there are other tools to fill the niche these days.

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Sheet goods track saw or panel saw is the way to go, IMO. Most jobsite interiors don't have a lot of options inside for the 18X4'+ area to use a TS for sheet goods. Ripping planks, etc you can always open doors and windows to take care of infeed and outfeed.
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You guys know the lock up on pt or any lumber that has higher moisture them usual

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Why not??? Steve gass sued every tool company that made a tablesaw for not licencing his technology is reason enough for me.
Sounds like a millienal. Lol

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You guys know the lock up on pt or any lumber that has higher moisture them usual

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YEp, that's one reason I'm afraid to own a sawstop for Jobsite use. I'd probably trip it once a week on PT lumber.
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My old boss had a sawstop. Nice saw to cut on for finishing. Jackass owner aside it did save the hand of a cabinetmaker that used it.

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Still very little discussion about the original topic: what is the purpose of a contractor saw?
Originally meant that they were built to last longer. Stands up to daily and rougher use, typically more powerful also.

Next thing you know, companies like Delta put out saws labeled contractor that are fragile.

The one I'm taking to the dump is 12", 220V, and either gets temporary wiring from the panel or it has a range plug on it. Biesemeyer fence. Heavy cast iron table.

I can take the fence and wings off and carry it through many doorways with another person. I did that solo in my younger years.

You set it up where it's going to be used for some time, it isn't worth it otherwise.

You can get way better cut quality and feed rate performance than a jobsite saw and it can be set up inside at most jobsites.
What do you mean by the phrase "taking it to the dump"? Do you mean you are keeping it basically forever?
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What do you mean by the phrase "taking it to the dump"? Do you mean you are keeping it basically forever?
Meaning literally taking it to the dump and paying $4 per 100 lbs to get rid of it.

I'll ruin myself moving it around solo these days, and I stopped taking larger remodel jobs where it can make sense to use it on site.
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Meaning literally taking it to the dump and paying $4 per 100 lbs to get rid of it.

I'll ruin myself moving it around solo these days, and I stopped taking larger remodel jobs where it can make sense to use it on site.
Can't give it away? "Free. Will not help with loading."
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Meaning literally taking it to the dump and paying $4 per 100 lbs to get rid of it.

I'll ruin myself moving it around solo these days, and I stopped taking larger remodel jobs where it can make sense to use it on site.
Geez. Even our scrap yard will pay 3 and a half cents a pound for random scrap metal. I helped a guy off load a craftsman radial arm last time I took a load in. He was willing to give it to me, but I didn't need it or even want to mess with the warranty reward money.
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Can't give it away? "Free. Will not help with loading."
Who knows. If I knew someone who wanted it, I'd give it to them.

One big catch is I'm keeping the fence system. I may trash that later as well, but it takes up little floor space to keep it.

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