Sawstop’s promised a jobsite for some time now. A saw with the same blade-stopping technology. For me, I wonder if (or when) the saw actually fires, would you have a saw left. I envision the entire trunnion assembly being shot through the tabletop with the force needed to stop the blade and drop it from sight. With the saw now coming to market, my bet is that the company has ran those tests and the results are that you still have a saw afterward. (At the show, nor anywhere else that I can find as of yet, tests are not being run. No hot dogs are injured.)
Even without having any information on the firings and what, if anything, happens to the saw, there are many neat ideas presented in the Sawstop Jobsite saw.
One feature I found way cool is the travel of the blade when setting its height. One full turn in one direction raises the blade completely. Turn the handle in the opposite direction and the blade fully lowers in one revolution. If you want to adjust blade bevel, simply squeeze the handle and the black disc behind it. Once squeezed you can slide the blade angle to whatever you desire. And you can tweak the setting with a fine-tune adjustment.
The fence lock on this saw is another innovation. Think teeter-totter. Push down a lever on the fence top to release the hold, move the fence then push the front end of the lever back down to lock things in place. And the hold was secure. I couldn’t budge the fence when in its locked position.
I wasn’t thrilled with the blade insert. It was flimsy and locked in with a spring-action mechanism. But the hidden storage was worth a look. If you slide the right-hand table out (lift a small lever to allow it to slide), a small storage area appears. It’s a great place to keep table saw related paraphernalia.
As with all saws from Sawstop, this jobsite saw is no cheap investment. Expect to shell out $1,300 when it becomes available. These saws should arrive in showrooms in a couple of weeks, with shipment to customers in March.
Take a look at this saw. Sawstop has done its homework and brought out a saw that will garner attention and sales.
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