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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-23-2016, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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I stumbled upon a craigslist posting for a 1.75hp SawStop cabinet saw. The couple was moving and had to get the garage cleaned out and the price was really cheap.

Well, the saw had never been assembled. The mobile base was included, but the fence rails were the 52-inch length units which are too long for my needs. With all this good luck, I'm now dealing with the strange reality of the SawStop world. Care to guess the cost for a set of 36" fence rails? They're $169 for the set which isn't bad, but shipping is $50. The little extension table is only $69, but there again, the shipping cost is $50. So, for $240 in parts, I have to pay $100 in shipping. Go to a sawstop retailer you say.......it's the same story.

Anyone know of an on-line SawStop retailer with reasonable shipping charges?

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You might also ask as to how much it costs to fix that saw if it ever kicks off for its' intended purpose.
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If it clamps down on the blade you'll need a new blade and a new module. As Keith says, maybe you want to check all that now before you get to the point of no return. You might be better off to sell to someone who can use it as is and go with a different solution.

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If it clamps down on the blade you'll need a new blade and a new module. As Keith says, maybe you want to check all that now before you get to the point of no return. You might be better off to sell to someone who can use it as is and go with a different solution.
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If the price really 'iz' right and you really want it, buy it, then get a hack saw!

Or, take the rails to a machine shop/metal fabricator to cut the rails to the desired/workable length.

Have no idea what the table extension is made of, but my SWAG (Scientific Wild Arsed Guess) is it could also be cut down or a new insert made to fit.

Now as for your "sticker shock" over the shipping charges/total cost, check out what a good replacement aftermarket fence system costs these days including shipping. Saw Stop's fare just might seem to be so exorbitant after all. Nothing seems economical any more. If you ordered from Saw Stop, shipping rates to you would be cross country. Same with a Saw Stop dealer, the parts comes from Oregon.

As for the blade stop cartridge, yes that needs to be replaced after firing. But depending upon the blade, teeth can be replaced. There was a post on Saw Mill Creek a while back 'bout a Saw Stop user who sent his blade back to Forrest for repair. He claimed it came back good as new. Probably a great deal depends upon the quality of the blade.

I am not a fan of some of Saw Stop's advertising or marketing approaches. Not to incite/arouse ill feelings or start an argument, but let's say you trip the cartridge and a new cartridge and new blade is US$200.00. Depending on the type of an injury, $200.00 is -- or could be -- small compared to being treated by a physician or at the ER/hospital and may include time off from work.
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I agree with Ray cut it to fit what the difference going to be between 52 and 36 the same rail just longer
see if you can trade or sell to someone that has what you want, somewhere there's a guy with 36 inch rails that wants 52's

Woodcrafts sells the blade stop for 10" blade $69.00
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I'd email or call SawStop and tell them your situation.... They may agree to trade parts with you, since they have never been used..
My experience with their customer service has been excellent.....
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My email response from SawStop was ...... the parts cost $240 and the shipping is $100.

The price on the parts is not an issue. It's the shipping.

I think I've found an on-line retailer that will sell the rail/table/fence package for $350 and free shipping...
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Have you checked Amazon? If you are a Prime member (totally worth it IMO) lots of stuff ships free. I saw the brake cartridges on Amazon, not sure of the other stuff but wouldn't be surprised if they have it.
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My email response from SawStop was ...... the parts cost $240 and the shipping is $100.

The price on the parts is not an issue. It's the shipping.

I think I've found an on-line retailer that will sell the rail/table/fence package for $350 and free shipping...
New Math.

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