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3 Reasons Professional Woodworkers Prefer The SawStop Table Saw

The award-winning SawStop won "Best Table Saw" Wood Magazine's top 2018 tool in the 3-HP Cabinet Table Saw category. DrillPressView even named it the "Best Cabinet Table Saw for 2019." The SawStop brand carries with it a legacy of easy use, and table saw safety.

With its ability to make precise cuts, the SawStop can handle a variety of woodworking projects with ease. The saw's versatility is further enhanced by its ability to accept a variety of blades and accessories, allowing woodworkers to customize the tool to suit their needs.

Here are three reasons why professional woodworkers consistently recognize the superiority of SawStop.

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1) Industrial Durability

Durability is also a key factor in SawStop's popularity among professional woodworkers. Built to last, the saw is made from high-quality materials and is designed to withstand heavy use. This means that woodworkers can rely on the SawStop to perform day in and day out without worrying about breakdowns or malfunctions.

The SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw makes no compromises on the ruggedness and reliability of its design. This machine is durable enough to last a lifetime. Made of cast iron, steel, and aircraft-grade T-6 aluminum, the SawStop PCS has been the heaviest and most powerful 10" table saw in the industry since its debut in 2004. The robust, thicker-gauge materials provide:

  • High rigidity
  • Low deflection
  • Minimal vibration
  • Maximum stress tolerance

There's not much more you could ask for in a quality cabinet-making table saw, which is why professional woodworkers of discerning taste prefer SawStop.

2) Professional Versatility

Right out of the box, SawStop is likely to be perfectly aligned to the exacting specifications of an expert craftsperson. But when you want to make adjustments, SawStop is ready for anything. For example:

  • The turn of a few bolts can realign the pivot-axis design of the blade to infinitesimal precision.  
  • A T-Glide fence is meticulously tunable using an array of bolts and nylon spacers along the fence tube.  
  • Various sizes of anti-kickback pawls freely accommodate the stock of any size, thick to thin.
  • Switching SawStop's innovative blade guard system over to a riving knife is quick, easy, and tool-free—a few clicks and twists will change the parts in seconds.

There's simply no replacement for the accuracy and versatility of professional-grade tools when you're making cuts for fine woodworking, hardwood flooring, and craftsman cabinetry.

You can even order the SawStop in a variety of professional packages that come equipped to serve your needs—whether you prefer 1.75HP or the heavier duty 3HP, a compact 30" fence system, or an expansive 52" T-Glide fence.

3) Legendary Safety

Perhaps most importantly, the SawStop is widely recognized as one of the safest table saws on the market. With its patented safety mechanism, the saw is able to detect when the blade comes into contact with human flesh and immediately stop the blade, preventing serious injury. This feature has made the SawStop a popular choice among professional woodworkers who prioritize safety in their work.

Historically, table saws have been incredibly dangerous. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported 33,400 severe saw injuries in 2015,  92% of which came from contact with the blade. This report led them to the determination that table saws presented an "unreasonable risk" of blade-contact injuries.  

Meanwhile, OSHA estimates over $180,000 in total costs to an employer for a single amputation, which would take over $6 million in new sales to recuperate. This liability is simply unacceptable as a standard risk.

Thankfully, there's a solution. SawStop is the only professional tool that reduces the debilitating injuries common to other cabinet saws—lacerations, nerve damage, amputations, and worse—to nothing more than a band-aid and a new brake cartridge.  

How Does SawStop Protect Woodworkers?

  • A tiny electrical signal monitors the blade at all times during operation.
  • This signal makes it possible for the tool to detect the conductive energy of your body the instant that skin touches the blade.
  • The safety system will then activate, and an aluminum brake immediately jams into the whirring blade, bringing it to a complete stop in under five milliseconds!
  • Momentum recoils the blade safely below the table, where it can't do any more harm.
  • Power to the motor shuts off, and any further operation deactivates.

After the saw rescues you from disaster, it's incredibly easy to restore it to working order. All you need is a new blade and brake cartridge to reset your saw in less than five minutes. In addition to its safety features, the SawStop also includes a number of other features that enhance its ease of use and overall performance.

For example, the saw includes a digital display that allows woodworkers to precisely adjust the height and angle of the blade, making it easier to make accurate cuts. The saw also includes a powerful motor that can handle even the toughest cutting jobs.

The SawStop cabinet saw has revolutionized the industry and redefined what it means to be a professional-grade table saw. It has earned its reputation as the best table saw for woodworking through unmatched durability, versatility, and safety.

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