Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Consider buying a Saw Stop contractors saw.
Iím still new to this hobby, I have a cheap Ryobi saw I bought a couple of years ago when installing hardwood floor and I would like to upgrade to a better quality saw, and to me the safety feature of the Saw Stop is so important that I donít mind paying the extra $500.
Does anyone have any experience with the Saw Stop contractors saw?.
I have read some reviews online and they all say the quality (besides the safety feature) is at the same level as what you find in other $800-$1000 contractor saws (Grizzly, Jets and others), at least that is how I read the reviews.
By searching this forum for opinions I see that some people is strongly against it, not really sure why (other than the extra cost), but I look at it like the airbag in your car, it is a safety feature you hope you will never use, but in case of an accident your appreciate having that extra feature, even if it meant you had to pay a little extra at the time of purchase.