Updated: April 5, 2019
Here’s the details on the new SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw (PCS) I bought recently.
I ended up buying the 1.75hp SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw with the 36” top and T-Glide fence.
I don’t think I need the 3hp model, and it’s $430 more. I don’t have room for anything bigger - I barely have room enough for this.
SawStop had a deal through April 30, 2019, where if you buy a PCS, you can get a free Integrated Mobile Base:
or a free Overarm Dust Collector:
I didn’t want that version of the overarm dust collector. If I ever get one, it’ll be the Floating Overarm Dust Collector. And I need wheels, so the decision was a no brainer - I wanted the mobile base.
The problem is, SawStop won’t give you the free mobile base until after you buy the PCS. Once you get the PCS home and fill out the form with the serial number of your saw, they’ll ship the base to you. So that means you have to keep the saw in boxes until your base gets there.
I’m on the SawStop Users’ Group on Facebook. One of the members mentioned that they work at a Woodcraft store, and they will send you home with the saw and the base, all together. They buy some extra bases and basically give them to you, then they fill out the rebate and SawStop sends them a new base.
So I called the Woodcraft in Fountain Valley, CA, and mentioned the problem, and before I could say anything more, they told me about how they’d send me home with a saw and a base. So I took them up on it, and paid for the saw that evening (it was right before closing).
The next day I went and picked it up. And let me tell you, the owners there (I assume they’re a married couple) are the nicest people you’ll ever want to meet.
The Box Dimensions
For anybody who wants to know the box dimensions, here they are. I rounded up to the nearest inch:
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