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Sawstop prices increasing February 1 - Cian - 01-11-2019

If you were considering purchasing a Sawstop, you may want to get one prior to February.  That is all.  Wink

http://criticalpowersystemsinc.tech/sawstop-price-increase/


RE: Sawstop prices increasing February 1 - Handplanesandmore - 01-11-2019

Since SS is now part of the Festool family which is notorious for hiking prices every year, I won't be surprised if SS will announce price increases in the future.

Did you guys see the sawstop on the Festool tablesaw demo? Festool may be releasing its own tablesaw with the SS technology soon.

Simon


RE: Sawstop prices increasing February 1 - Strokes77 - 01-11-2019

This is gonna be awesome...

Regular old Sawstop Hate, mixed with Green Envy...

Message boards will need to increase their bandwidth...


RE: Sawstop prices increasing February 1 - Handplanesandmore - 01-11-2019

(01-11-2019, 12:54 PM)Strokes77 Wrote: This is gonna be awesome...

Regular old Sawstop Hate, mixed with Green Envy...

Message boards will need to increase their bandwidth...

Laugh Winkgrin


RE: Sawstop prices increasing February 1 - Stwood_ - 01-11-2019

So...
Sawstop patents about to end, and lawyer/owner sells out. Makes big bundle, consorts around with the big guys now.

Festool designs their own saw in the background.
Festool purchases Sawstop
Festool finishes up their own saw with SS techno.
Festool gets all new patents and keeps the SS market and prevents Bosch from entering the USA for another 20 years.

Big Grin


RE: Sawstop prices increasing February 1 - Handplanesandmore - 01-11-2019

If it really plays out the way you described, then we can expect to see even more and bigger price jumps.... Uhoh

Simon


RE: Sawstop prices increasing February 1 - fall - 01-11-2019

(01-11-2019, 04:41 PM)Handplanesandmore Wrote: If it really plays out the way you described, then we can expect to see even more and bigger price jumps.... Uhoh

Simon

Along with the sawstop brake cartridge  Confused


RE: Sawstop prices increasing February 1 - WxMan - 01-12-2019

(01-11-2019, 08:02 PM)fall Wrote: Along with the sawstop brake cartridge  Confused

So, you made me wonder....

Went out to Amazon and found two apparently different SS cartridges.  Link

- Amazon's page says both are by "SawStop"

- One is $103.50 plus $16.95 shipping.  Looks like the cartridge I've bought in the past.  Transparent blue plastic housing.

- The other is the "standard" $69.00 and no shipping for Amazon Prime.  Different part number from the above unit.  Amazon's page says this cartridge is "Compatible with SawStop saws that currently receive transparent BLUEcartridges".  Can't tell what color the housing is.

What's the difference?

I'm tempted to buy one to see; like others, I think Festool will start jacking the price of cartridges as well.  Won't be a bad thing to have two spares.


RE: Sawstop prices increasing February 1 - fredhargis - 01-12-2019

Looks to me like the $69 one is a "subscribe" deal. Which begs the question: is someone really so careless they would "subscribe" to get cartridges?


RE: Sawstop prices increasing February 1 - WxMan - 01-12-2019

Fred, I don't know about the subscribe business.  Like you, I'd question the sanity or safety practices of somebody who has a regular stream of cartridges coming into the shop.  

I fired mine off once; was behind schedule on a commission shadow box and wasn't paying attention to how close the Incra miter fence extrusion was to the blade.  I laid the blade over for a bevel cut; it contacted and fired the cartridge.  That was about 5 years ago.  

My dado cartridge fired once while the saw was not in use and the dado stack was stopped.  SS replaced that one free of charge.  I don't know what they found out about it after they got the fired cartridge back for forensics.

I keep a spare blade cartridge on hand all the time; dado cartridge, too.

The Amazon page on the individual $69 cartridge indicates a one-time buy for $69; there's a subscribe and save button below that.