1-3/4HP 1PH 110-120V Contractor Saw with 36" Pro T-Glide Fence System
Shipping Fee of $250.00
The SawStop Contractor Saw offers versatility and safety in the shop and stability and mobility on the jobsite. It delivers the performance you need with the peace of mind only SawStop’s patented safety system can provide. The SawStop table saw’s unique brake design detects hand or...
This kit includes the following items:
- CNS - Saw Body 1.75 HP
- T-Glide Pro 36" Rails
- Professional Series 36" Extension Table
- T-Glide Pro Fence
- CNS175-TGP36: Includes 36" Professional T-Glide Fence System & Rails
- Motor: 1-3/4 HP, 110-120V, 15A *User-configurable to 220-240V, 7-1/2A
- Footprint: 25-3/4" w, 27" d
- Overall dimensions: 69-1/8" w, 45" d, 34-3/4" h
- Cast-iron table: 20" w, 27" d
- Extension wing: 12" w, 27" d
- Shipping weight (approx.): 280 lbs. without fence.
- Blade: 10" diameter, 5/8" arbor
- Blade tilt: left
- Maximum depth of cut: 3-1/8"
- Dado diameter: 8"
- Dado max. width: 13/16"
- Dust-collection port: 4" diameter
- Insert: zero-clearance lock-down insert
- Blade guard: Polycarbonate, thin profile
- Riving knife /splitter: 2mm thick
Instructions / MSDS
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Premium saw, premium pricing of accessories
Pros: Great, high quality saw. Light years better than my old Dewalt 744 it replaces (though takes up a lot more space!) Got the nicer fence w/ 36" rip capacity. Strong, straight and true. AFFD appreciated (Anti Finger Frappe Device) Great Out-of-box-experience. Nuts & bolts etc. packaged in little patterns in plastic. Great assembly directions. Stamped steel wings are fine for my purposes. Seem sturdy enough. This saw will more than perform my home DIY needs: make new Shaker style kitchen cabinet doors Custom pull out kitchen drawers teaching woodworking to kid Murphy Bed Shop furniture Custom weightlifting equipment Cons: All pretty minor, but wanted to at least share for reference. "Zero clearance" insert is really not, since there's about 1/16" gap on right side of the blade. But on the other hand they made it this way to accommodate 45 degree blade tilt. So the 45 degree position is definitely zero clearance. You therefore don't need to buy another throat plate for that, or enlarge the opening of your "almost" ZCI. Engineering for the blade to tilt to 45 degrees within this tight tolerance is impressive. Dust collection: Sawdust still flies out above blade, through bladeguard, with my current 2.5" hose/Fein shopvac/Dust Deputy setup. I may have to look at (expensive) dust collecting blade guard. Inability to (reasonably) make custom throat plates. Not a big deal, but needed to shell out extra $50 for a dado throat plate. Just be prepared to spend more premium money for premium accessories. Throat plate as shipped had a small 1/8"x 1/8" chip out of it. Nbd but kind of ruins the aesthetic. Obviously making that 45 degree bevel makes a razor sharp edge on the right side, so not having some chip out would be difficult. But still. Minor point, but On/off paddle feels a little cheap for a saw of this pedigree. You can feel the thin lip of plastic behind it when you pull it out to turn the saw on. As a product designer myself, I feel it would be better if the 1" or so in the back of the paddle were solid. Or if they wanted to have that lip then make it shallower, and make the rest of the paddle back thicker. Just my opinion/ suggestion to design team. Miter gauge is too sloppy. Attached an auxilary fence, and there's noticeable slop (1/8" total wobble from side to side).However I'll be making a crosscut sled anyway and not use the miter gauge. I may also use the hammer and chisel trick to slightly widen the miter bar to fix it. Owners manual has a big series of typos: the figures/illustrations are mostly mis-labeled and/or out of sync with their description by a page or two. Be prepared to do some page flipping, head scratching until you figure out the secret code. Bonus tips for assembly of base: 1. When building base legs, drop in temporary 3/8" or 1/2" bolts into the top 4 bolt holes to keep the overlapping metal holes open, before assembling/firming up the base. This will ensure the final bolts go in smoothly. 2. Turn assembled base legs upside down and attach to upside down table saw, while the tablesaw is still resting in the styrofoam, upside down in the crate. (Then tighten all bolts.) This method will take you only a minute or two, since everything is open and easily accessible. And the legs weigh less than the saw haha. You also don't have to crawl on the floor. And no trying to juggle and flip the table saw with a friend ;) 3. Cut away front of packaging that the upside down table saw is resting in (cardboard and styrofoam). Then, with a friend's help, tip the entire saw upright. Super easy. I used the pallet it came on for leverage on the floor, since the pallet was also against a wall, but probably not necessary. The legs when used as a fulcrum are plenty strong to support the load.
So glad I finally bought this!
I finally pulled the trigger on this saw! I added the 36inch T glide and its amazing. The assembly instructions are great. I have a small shop in my garage so I don't have dedicated dust collection. Without the adapter its a little annoying to have to reach under the saw (sometimes laying on the ground to put the hose on). Other than that I have no complaints. I added the woodworker 2 blade and it is giving me a glue ready edge. It has been a great addition to my shop.
Good saw with a few catches
I purchased this saw from the Milwaukee store which is a great store. The saw wasn't hard to assemble Except for the step that involved bolting the main housing with the motor to the stand. This is an extremely awkward movement and if it wasn't for a squeeze wrench I bough a few years ago at a garage sale I might be still trying to assemble that step. The 36" extended rail comes with a very flimsy table top with two flimsy legs. They move and deflect when the saw is moved. I'm trying to think of a way to better attach them then just bolting through straight pine. When assembled the saw cuts REALLY well The motor could use a little bit more horsepower (~2 maybe?) but if you replace the blade with a thin kerf forrest blade it rarely bogs down. at 120 volts even with a 20 amp circuit it flickers the lights when turned on. I wanted to convert it to 220 but then... You have to buy a 70 dollar kit to do this. This is completely unnecessary. The electronics could easily have been powered by a standard switching power supply that could handle anything from 100 VAC to 240VAC (50/60Hz) and most motors just require re-wiring. Most solid state relays are suited for 220 volts. I personally think this is just another way they gouge you for the saw. The zero clearance inserts are way over priced as well as some of the dust collection parts. It's borderline robbery. I create a dust collection port for about 15 dollars with a few parts from amazon and a foot of 4" dust collection tube. The overhead dust collection system is also Way overpriced and can be hacked together with some ingenuity. So in summary, the saw is solid and well built. assembling it is easy except for a single step and the accessories are WAY overpriced.
I love this saw.
I've only owned this for about a week, and prior to this I've only owned job site saws such as dewalt, so I don't really have the experience to compare it to it's peers. But using youtube videos to ensure it was square (wood whisperer etc), I was pleased to not need to make any adjustments of the blade to the table. Instructions for setup were amazing, except one discrepancy (which stood out for being the only one) in the installation of the extension table that says it screws into the wing, this is probably only true if you have the cast iron wings instead of the standard stamped steel. I'm extremely happy with it's accuracy and stability, which is why I wanted a serious saw, and although I never plan to have a body part near the blade, I do feel safer just knowing that the safety feature is there.
Precision, Quality, Safety
I've owned this saw for four years without setting off the brake but I'll accept Sawstop's word that it works. I've used my Sawstop to cut lumber for built-in furniture and a number of smaller projects. (Mostly I use walnut and cherry, the thickest boards being 5/4.) This saw cuts as precisely as the the 3 hp Delta cabinet model I used previously. All in all, it's an excellent choice for someone who wants to do fine work in a small workshop. The 1.75 hp model comes wired for 110 volts but I would strongly recommend converting to 220 unless you appreciate the Young Frankenstein effect on your basement lighting every time you fire it up. Also be sure to spring for the cast iron wings; the extra weight adds to the stability of the machine. Replace the stock blade too. Sawstop sells an outfeed table separately but you can easily make your own. As others have noted, the packaging and fit and finish on this saw are excellent. I would add that customer service is first-rate as well. It will take you several hours to assemble the saw but the experience is entirely pleasurable. You'll need an extra pair of hands but only to haul the motor assembly into the basement. The operating instructions are clearly written and bear careful reading, as the Sawstop differs substantially from a conventional table saw. Among other things, the brake clearance needs to be adjusted each time you change blades, and wet wood or contact with metal will cause it to fire. But there is a way to disarm the brake if you are cutting questionable material and if you read the instructions you should be fine. In sum, the Sawstop people make a high-quality tool that solves the age-old problem of cutting wood without removing errant fingers. It's an expensive machine, but well worth the money.
Picked up saw on 11/28/12.It took about 6 hrs. to put together. I was very pleased with the instructions and seperation of all nuts, bolts, and screws into packs for each phase of setup. Quality of saw is great. Blade and fence were square and plumb right out of the box. Only used once but dust collection seems ok. I bought this saw for the quality and safty and am happy I choose this saw.
Everything I hoped for
I purchased the Saw Stop not only because of the safety features but for the exacting build quality and overall fit and finish that user reviews have raved about. I made the right choice. The tolerances are tight and true, not to mention an unparalleled packing and instruction set. Customer service at Saw Stop is on another level. It is hard to find such quality these days in corporate America. Saw Stop delivers a new technology with a tried and true philosophy not forgotten - satisfy the customer. With me they have. The only thing that could make Saw Stop better is if they went 100 % American made! Thanks Saw Stop.
This is a great saw I would recommend it to anyone. The only issue I have found with it is the dust control - the saw advertisements and woodworking discussion boards Emphasized the saws dust control qualities. But the truth is - "not so much..." Of course - I DO keep in mind that I bought the saw to make sawdust! Also - I did get all the saw's accessories offered - every one of which I think were worth getting and recommend others getting as well. Having owned the saw for a month now - the only aftermarket accessory I think I need to get is a Miter Gauge - the one I received with the saw is "just OKay" - but I got a high-end saw at a high-end cost to high-end work. My only other thought about the saw is that I had to pay extra for a Dado brake cartridge - that doesn't make sense in my mind - that brake cartridge should have come in the box with the saw.