As table saws go, I’ve had an opportunity over the years to use one from each of the three body types; benchtop, contractor and cabinet. While they’re all tablesaws and do the same job, the specifications of each are very different.
Where benchtop and contractor saws are portable in their own ways, the cabinet saw is one you probably won’t be throwing in the back of a trailer or truck and hauling around from site to site. In fact, the cabinet saw is a beast of a saw and is designed with the serious hobbyist and professional woodworker in mind.
I’ve been using my granite topped Steel City cabinet saw for a couple of years now and have been loving the features and specifications that came with it. But just recently, an opportunity came up to try another make and model of cabinet saw that has some upgraded features and specifications I didn’t think we’re all that important at first, but now that its here I can’t wait to test them out and share the results with all of you.
In today’s episode I’m introducing my brand new SawStop PCS175-TGP236 1.75HP 10″ Professional Cabinet Saw. In the interest of complete transparency, the opportunity to try out this model of saw and all the accessories and upgrades that accompany it was in exchange for a sponsorship and advertising deal on my website and in the show. I’m under no obligation what-so-ever to gloss over any warts I may think the saw has as I use it over time.
As of the time that I’m posting this episode, I haven’t had an opportunity to put the saw through it’s paces yet. But that should be remedied very shortly as we get ready to start a series of projects that will have plenty of cuts being made on the saw. Then in about 6 months, I’ll come back and give it as thorough a review of what I’ve experienced with the saw as I possibly can.
I don’t expect all of you to be as excited about this opportunity as I am, and I imagine some of you will express your opinions about it with me rather loudly. But I’m interested in hearing what your concerns are regarding the specifications when compared to other manufacturers and maybe even some of the myths you’ve heard too.
So without further delay…”Hello New Saw!”
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