Suggested Improvements for SawStop Contractor Saw
I love my newish SawStop contractor saw, but there are a couple of things that I would improve. They are very minor though.
1. The dust collection is OK, but not as good as it was on my old Dewalt hybrid table saw. A lot of dust is ejected out from around the blade, even with the zero-clearance insert and a good 4" dust collection system attached.
2. The clear plastic blade guard is very thin, and can be accidentally pushed sideways into the blade if given light lateral pressure at its toe end. It just scrapes the blade, and does not get cut, but it should not be able to be pushed so easily into the blade in my opinion. Since the guard is plastic, it does not trigger the safety system.
3. When done for the day, I have repeatedly forgotten to turn off the power switch that powers up the blade safety system…this probably doesn't matter much other than lost energy usage, but it seems like the system ought to "fall-asleep" automatically if the saw is not used for a period of time.
Again, these are minor and I would buy the saw again in an instant.