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SawStop Contractor Saw



A table saw is one of the most important tools in any woodworker's shop.

Picking the right one means that you’ll enjoy using it for many years.

For many hobbyist woodworkers and professionals who work in small shops, a contractor style saw is a sensible choice. It can be easily moved around the shop (or even taken to a job site), it takes up less room than a cabinet saw, and it’s more economically priced. The new 1.75 HP SawStop Contractor Saw sets the benchmark against which other saws in this class will be compared. It not only includes SawStop’s renowned ‘blade stopping mechanism’ (it stops the blade within 5 milliseconds of detecting contact with skin), but it has a host of high-end ‘must-have’ features: a precision ground cast iron table; large trunnions that help absorb vibration and maintain accurate blade alignment; quick tool-free change over for the riving knife and anti-kickback pawls; a superior dust collection system that is truly effective; and a superior zero clearance insert throat plate.

Plus, there are a host of optional accessories that make the SawStop well worth considering. From $1,449, sawstop.com