SawStop saws offer a safety feature unique in the industry: a braking system that can reduce a potentially severe injury to just a minor cut. Within 5 milliseconds of detecting contact between your skin and the saw blade, the braking system automatically stops the blade, retracts it under the saw’s table and shuts off power to the saw’s motor. All of this happens quicker than the eye can see and certainly faster than anyone’s ability to respond. Should the system ever activate, the cartridge used to stop the blade and the blade itself are easy to replace, allowing you and your table saw to return to normal operation in as little as 90 seconds.
To ensure the safety system is in working order, the saw runs a self-diagnostic every time you turn on the main power switch. If an issue is detected, a pattern of LED lights indicates its source. A temporary bypass mode allows you to cut electrically conductive materials, such as very green wood, that can cause false activations. If you’re unsure about a particular piece of stock, you can make test cuts in bypass mode and the safety system’s LEDs will tell you if the material would cause it to trigger when in normal mode.
Other safety features include a blade guard, a rip fence, a riving knife, anti-kickback pawls, hands-free shut-down, and the ability to disable the power switch to prevent accidental or unsupervised activation.
While the SawStop safety system is unique and effective, these are also exceptional table saws that deliver excellent cut quality, accuracy and reliability in addition to unmatched peace of mind. Fences glide smoothly yet are rigid when locked, blade height and tilt adjustments are backlash-free, and dust collection is a priority, not an afterthought.
SawStop's 10" contractor saw is versatile as it can be outfitted for minimum weight and footprint, for job-site portability or to enhance shop use. The base saw comes with a 20" × 27" cast-iron table (plus two 12" × 27" stamped steel extension wings) and a sturdy stationary base with adjustable levelling feet. The included blade guard has three separately hinged side panels to minimize exposure of the blade yet still allow good blade visibility. The 1.75hp motor connects to standard 110V AC power; a kit to configure it for use with 220V AC is available separately. You select either the aluminum fence assembly or the heavier steel T-Glide model, which has two options for rail length.
The base contractor saw equipped with the aluminum fence is the lightest stationary configuration and offers the smallest overall footprint. The aluminum fence operates between front and rear rails and provides a 30" rip capacity. Dual cursors make it easy to position on either side of the blade. While it is simpler than the professional T-Glide fence, you can fine-tune the fence/rail clamping force and the alignment between fence and miter slots. The aluminum fence is not compatible with the overarm dust collection accessory. This is a full-featured table saw that can be adapted with accessories should your needs change.
The heavy-gauge steel construction of the professional T-Glide fence and rail assembly adds rigidity for negligible deflection even in heavy use. The fence has removable low-friction face plates. A choice of rails provides either a 36" or 52" rip capacity; either option includes a side table made of wood with a low-friction laminate surface.
Due to their size and weight, SawStop saws are available only at our retail stores. Because they can also be a challenge to transport home yourself, we offer a delivery service that is free of charge for locations within a limited radius of our stores, with additional cost if you are located outside that limit. Please contact the location nearest you for details.