Posted on December 19, 2014 by Stuart
As mentioned recently, I had an opportunity to demonstrate the SawStop Industrial (5HP) to a group from the Instrumentation & Technology Development Facility (Monash Instrumentation Facility), and the Faculty of Science, both from Monash University.
The following video was taken and edited by Steve Morton, from the Scientific Imaging Service within the Faculty of Science, Monash University. Used with permission.
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Posted on November 4, 2014 by Stuart
Gave the I Wood Like website a run today, specifically around their new online shopping cart.
Very seamless and easy way to purchase blades, brakes, inserts, even entire machines (both SawStop and MiniMax).
The blade purchased will be the subject of an upcoming review.
Details of delivery address and payment details have been removed from the video, for obvious reasons!!
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Posted on September 20, 2014 by Stuart
I haven’t paid too much attention to sliding tables before, although the Sliding Extension Table on the Triton was rather handy.
The latest offering from SawStop looks rather interesting, and I’ll be giving it serious consideration when it becomes available down under.
Aluminum Extrusions: T-6 Aircraft Grade
Table Depth: 47.25″
Table Travel: 55″
Table Crosscut Capacity: 48″
Table Crosscut Capacity (flush mount): 36″
Fence Width: 43″
Fence Extends To: 58″
Fence Scale: Imperial / Metric
Fence Scale Pressure: Adjustable
Miter Gauge Measurement Range: +- 60 degrees
Mounting Type: Pre-drilled holes for SawStop saws
No doubt it will be able to be fitted to other tablesaws.
I do wonder if anything has been added to insulate the fence from the operator- I would imagine that if you cut the fence accidentally while you were contacting it, the brake would activate.
In any respect, I can well see how useful an add-on it would be- very tempting indeed.
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Posted on September 14, 2014 by Stuart
The guys down at I Wood Like have done a lot of work recently, and have done a complete rebuild of their site. It looks much like it did before, but has had a significant upgrade, especially around the new online store.
For those that don’t know, they are the importer/reseller of the SawStop tablesaw, so I have been working closely with them on the video front, providing footage about the SawStop.
At this stage, they have my video of the assembly of the saw, the video of the saw in use, including the brake, and a short of the blade brake in action.
Upcoming footage on their site includes my video about the guard & riving knife and using the dado blade (and a short video of the same). The next video after that will be about fitting the genuine SawStop wheel kit, which is a much better solution than the standard machine wheel kit I have been using.
As the I Wood Like site grows, it will be interesting to see their next round of developments.
The online store that is now up not only covers the SawStop and the related accessories, but also a range of other machines, including the MiniMax bandsaw, panel saws, combo machines and more. That includes a range of BSP Blue sawblades. Not sure what they are like yet, compared to the blades I know, but will be interested to find out, and the SawStop Titanium blades measure up.
Will also be interested in seeing how some of the other machines measure up to those we are familiar with. So many tools, so little time!
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Posted on August 28, 2014 by Stuart
Posted on August 27, 2014 by Stuart
Had a look at the blade(s) after the fact, and found out where the significant cascading sound comes from when the brake activates. 12 separate tungsten carbide teeth ripped loose of the blade. Most presumably are due to the spacer blades not being in direct contact with the aluminium brake, so were able to move when the blade was (rapidly) decelerating, and knocked the teeth off as they slid past.
It is a good effort, stopping that much spinning steel on a dime!
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Posted on July 30, 2014 by Stuart