|Item Weight||491.4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||69.1 x 33 x 34 inches|
|Item model number||PCS31230TGP236|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||Two Years|
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- 69 1/8" w, 33" d, 34" h
- Unmatched fit and finish with a keen attention to detail
- SawStop safety system
- 36" Professional T-Glide Fence System provides smooth operation, precision measurement and sure lockdown without deflection
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From the manufacturer
Engineered for Serious Woodworkers
High Level Specs
- Motor: (all 60Hz, TEFC): 1.75HP or 3HP available
- Cabinet Footprint: 19 3/8″ W x 19 3/8″ D
- Cast Iron Table: 20″ W x 27″ D
- Extension Wings: 12″ W x 27″ D each
- Weights - Table Saw Only: 317 lbs. (1.75HP), 335 lbs. (3HP)
- Blade Diameter: 10"
- Blade Tilt: Left
- Max. Depth of Cut, Blade at 0 deg.: 3 1/8"
- Max. Depth of Cut, Blade at 45 deg.: 2 1/4"
- Overall Saw Dimensions 30 in.: 61 3/4″ W x 31 1/8″ D x 34″ H
- Overall Saw Dimensions 36 in.: 69 1/8″ W x 33″ D x 34″ H
- Overall Saw Dimensions 52 in.: 85 1/4″ W x 33″ D x 34″ H
- Dust Collection Port Diameter: 4"
SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw
A Safer Saw
Woodworkers take pride in their creations. Serious table saw manufacturers do the same. With the 3HP Professional Cabinet Saw and 36" Professional T-Glide Fence System, SawStop dedicated countless engineering hours to ensuring nothing was missed. From the true vertical elevation, to the smooth repeatable cutting, and the industry-leading T-Glide Fence, everything designed to deliver repeatable excellence. It delivers the performance you need with the peace of mind only SawStop's patented safety system can provide. Count on it.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, there is a table saw injury every 9 minutes, and 10 amputations every day in the United States. Even the most safety-conscious woodworkers are at risk of an accident. And when that accident happens, the consequences are life-changing: extreme pain and trauma, loss of income-earning abilities, and loss of the ability to pursue hobbies. It's time to protect yourself. SawStop saws have saved thousands of fingers.
Professional T-Glide Fence
The Professional T-Glide Fence System is constructed of the highest quality thick gauge steel. It provides smooth operation, an expansive work surface, precision measurement and sure lockdown without deflection.
99% Dust Collection
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has classified sawdust as a cancer-causing carcinogen. SawStop addresses this safety hazard with the most complete solution available. Combined on a SawStop cabinet saw, the shroud and Dust Collection Blade Guard capture an industry-leading 99% of created dust.
Available Accessory: Overarm Dust Collection (TSA-ODC).
Built To Last
The proof: A heavy-weight trunnion unlike any on the market, with the thickest arbors of any 10” saws. True vertical trunnion travel, with gas-piston assist for ease of operation. Durable, open gearing for minimal dust compaction and easy operation. Quiet and true poly V-ribbed belts for sure power transfer with minimal vibration.
The Professional Integrated Mobile Base has two fixed wheels, two 360 deg. casters, and ergonomic one-foot operation that mechanically lifts the saw in a single motion. The Industrial Mobile Base w/PCS Conversion Kit has four 360 deg. casters, and hydraulic piston assist. Three quick pumps of the foot petal raises the saw. These mobile base options make is easy to move your saw around your shop.
How It Works
The blade carries a small electrical signal.
When skin contacts the blade, the signal changes because the human body is conductive.
The change to the signal activates the safety system.
An aluminum brake springs into the path of the blade.
The blade comes to a complete stop and power to the motor is shut off.
After the blade comes to a stop, the blade's angular momentum drives it beneath the table, removing the risk of subsequent contact.
All of this happens in less than 5 milliseconds.
Resetting the saw yourself is easy. Simply inspect the blade for damage and replace the brake cartridge, and your saw is operational.
This entire process takes 90 seconds and you're back to work.
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The SawStop 3HP Professional Cabinet Saw with 36" Professional T-Glide Fence System offers versatility and safety. It delivers the performance you need with the peace of mind only SawStop's patented safety system can provide.
Ideal for both craftsmen and hobbyists, the SawStop 3.0 horsepower Professional Cabinet Saw (model PCS31230-TGP236) delivers the performance you need with the peace of mind only SawStop's patented safety system can provide. The safety system detects when someone accidentally contacts the spinning saw blade, and then stops the blade in milliseconds — resulting in just a nick on a SawStop saw instead of the devastating injury. Built to satisfy the toughest expert users, the Professional Cabinet Saw features superior dust collection and an exacting fit and finish. This model comes with a 36-inch T-Glide fence system for added strength and increased precision as well as rails and extension table.
Maximizing Practicality, Precision, and Mobility
The Professional Cabinet Saw provides 99 percent dust collection both above and below the table. Above, the dust collection blade guard (included) traps and evacuates fine particles left on the table surface. Below the table, advanced shrouding shapes the turbulent air from the blade to deliver dust to the 4-inch port for collection. The optional TSA-ODC Overarm Dust Collection accessory helps carry the DC blade guard's collected dust away and unites it with the 4-inch port on the back of the saw.
Other features include a riving knife that minimizes kickback and provides protection during non-through cuts, and a left-tilting blade that helps prevent wood from binding against the fence. The Professional Cabinet Saw has a 220-volt power requirement, making it great for avid hobbyists and discerning professionals.
For mobility, the optional MB-PCS-000 integrated mobile base offers quick and easy mobility, with two pivoting and two stationary casters. You can also upgrade to the optional MB-PCS-IND mobile base assembly, which features a 1,000 pound lift capacity, four independent pivoting casters, and a hydraulic piston lift.
A Safer Saw
What if you could stop a saw blade and prevent a serious injury? That sounds like a really good idea.Today, that idea is protecting woodworkers in tens of thousands of SawStop table saws in North America and around the globe.
The SawStop safety system includes an electronic detection system that detects when a person contacts the blade. The system induces an electrical signal onto the blade and then monitors that signal for changes. It can tell the difference between a finger and a piece of wood as the human body has a relatively large inherent electrical capacitance and conductivity, which will cause the signal to drop when a person contacts the blade.
When contact is detected, a fast-acting brake stops the blade, with a heavy-duty spring pushing a block of aluminum (called a brake pawl) into the teeth of the blade to stop the blade from spinning. The teeth cut into the aluminum and bind, thereby stopping the blade in about 3 to 5 milliseconds — or 1/200th of a second.
At a Glance
PCS31230-TGP236 3 HP Professional Cabinet Saw
- Prevents serious injury with always-on protection
- Included 36-inch T-Glide fence system provides smooth operation, precision measurement and sure lockdown without deflection
- Fully enclosed cabinet, industry leading dust collection
- Ideal for professional woodworkers, hobbyists, and low-volume production shops
- Compatible with 10-inch standard blades and 8-inch dado sets
- Left tilting blade helps prevent wood from binding against the fence
- 220-volt power requirement
- One-year limited warranty
How It Works
#1 -- Detect
- The blade carries a small electrical signal.
- When skin contacts the blade, the signal changes because the human body is conductive.
- The change to the signal activates the safety system.
#2 -- Activate
- An aluminum brake springs into the spinning blade, stopping it.
- The blade's angular momentum drives it beneath the table, removing the risk of subsequent contact.
- Power to the motor is shut off.
- All this happens in less than 5 milliseconds!
#3 -- Reset
- Resetting the saw yourself is easy. Simply replace the blade and affordable brake cartridge and your saw is operational.
- The entire reset process takes less than five minutes.
Other safety features include a main power switch with lockout key to prevent unauthorized users from turning on the saw and a large start/stop paddle with hands-free shutoff that can be stopped with your knee, allowing you to safely stop the blade even when both hands are busy.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, there is a table saw injury every 9 minutes, and 10 amputations every day in the United States. Even the most safety-conscious woodworkers are at risk of an accident. And when that accident happens, the consequences are life-changing: extreme pain and trauma, loss of income-earning abilities, and loss of the ability to pursue hobbies. It's time to protect yourself. The SawStop saw has saved thousands of fingers.
|Motor||3 horsepower, 1 phase, 220 volts, 13 amps|
|Cast iron table||20 x 27 inches; 44 x 27 inches with extension wings|
|Extension wing||12 x 27 inches|
|Blade||10-inch diameter, 5/8-inch arbor|
|Maximum depth of cut||3-1/8 inches|
|Maximum depth of cut at 45 degrees||2-1/4 inches|
|Dado||8-inch diameter, 13/16-inch maximum width|
|Arbor diameter at blade||5/8-inch|
|Dust collection port||4-inch diameter|
|Riving knife/splitter||2mm thick|
|Dimensions||69-1/8 x 33 x 34 inches (WxDxH)|
|Cabinet Footprint||19-3/8 x 19-3/8 inches (WxD)|
What's in the Box
3.0 horsepower saw with fully enclosed base, 36-inch professional T-Glide fence system, table extension, two adjustable legs, 10-inch 40-tooth combination blade, dust collection blade guard, miter gauge, riving knife, blade wrenches, and owners manual
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The packaging was great. The hardware and parts are so well marked, the manual so well written, you can't mess it up. It was also ready to go once everything was installed. The blade was dead plumb, the wings fit perfectly, and the fence gauge only needed the tiniest adjustment. I've never owned a full-on professional tool like this and everything was simple to understand, all parts were there, labeled and described as well as can be and the main parts ( the alignment, trunnions, and all ) were all perfect right from the factory.
Usage has been fantastic. With the 3HP motor, even with the factory issued blade, it cuts the hard maple I am mostly using like wet newspaper. I can barely feel resistance against the blade. :-) Cuts are square and accurate and my girlfriend is not afraid to use it.
I am not a professional and I am not a long-time woodworker either, so take my opinion as you will. I got into it three years ago and happened to make a little unexpected money and decided to get myself a nice birthday present. If you have the money and are looking at saws in this range, this is the saw to get. It cuts everything I've thrown at it so far, cherry, oak, maple, and a little bloodwood with ease and accuracy. It took me less than two hours to assemble from pallet to first cut and the added peace of mind that if I do screw up some time and get my fingers in the way, I'll still have them all for the next review I type.
*** update 1/5/2014
So, after 9 months of owning this saw I don't regret my purchase. It's an excellent tool. I do have one issue though and it has to do with the safety feature. Yup, I finally tripped the safety and blew a brake. I did not actually come in direct contact with the blade, but tripped it by conducting through a metal jig. It was my own fault because I had turned the safety off ( a handy feature the saw provides ), but each time you power the machine down it re-enables. A good thing lest you forget later. What happened here though, is I made a couple cuts, powered down, started it, disabled the brake, made a cut, powered down... third time I forgot and *boom*! Safety worked exactly as it is supposed to do. Sadly, I tripped it with a brand-new dado set. :-(
Ok, so on to the interesting part. When the brake blew it pushed the aluminum block into the blade as designed to do, but it also hit with such force that it pushed the outer blade and the next two adjacent chippers at about a 20 degree angle away from the normal perpendicular position they have. The blades were properly tightened with the arbor flange in place, but it still knocked them off-kilter. This effectively trapped the blade between the arbor and the aluminum brake heel. I could not remove the blown brake and I could not budge the blades. I tried various means of cautious prying but I was afraid if I applied any more force I'd possibly damage something. It simply was not coming out.
My next step was calling Sawstop technical support. They claimed that this has never happened, and I'm not saying they were wrong but in the time I examined the situation it seemed ot me that this could happen with a dado set or single blade brake due to the way the aluminum heel is constructed. I'm no mechanical engineer but it appears it wants to favor the side that my blown brake exploded to trapped the blades. They suggested I apply more force to pry it loose, so I tried. I applied steady pressure in three different places and began pushing the saw itself. The saw weighs about 400lbs easily. Yeah, not going to work. Ultimately, they had no solution, but before it got to wrangling a tech to come out I suggested cutting the aluminum out with a sawzall in such a way as to relive the pressure. They assured me I could try and not void the warranty. BE forewarned, I didn't have to test that promise and I advise you proceed with GREAT care and caution before attempting what I did. Be very sure you are comfortable because you can damage the machine and more importantly, yourself!
OK, here's the meat of this update. Use a metal blade and look at how the brake as several "bridges" that serve to absorb impact when the brake blows. Cut carefully around what you can reach. For me it was the largest one which was helpful. I cut a piece about an inch wide out and this released the pressure binding things up and I got the blades off and the brake out. I inspected the arbor closely as I feared the threads may have been damaged but they were OK. I checked everything else as well and observed no damage. Re-installed a new brake and I'm back in business.
I hope my solution helps anyone else who gets a jammed brake!
If what you are after is the safety feature of this saw and nothing else really matters, then you can stop reading this review now. Although I haven't tripped the system and caused the safety feature to engage, I have no reason to believe it wouldn't work as advertised and that is a big bonus. However, at the end of the day, this is a table saw. That is what I am reviewing here and in that regard I believe the Sawstop falls short of some of the other big manufacturers in this category.
I had some issues during assembly so right away I had a feeling things were not going to go well. One of the extension wings connection face was so badly burred that I had to spend a considerable amount of time filing it down to get a tight fit. Also, I spent a very long time attempting to get the tables as flat as possible with the main table. This is fairly normal with table saws, but I could never quite get the middle of my extension tables perfectly even. When the sides were even the middle was low or high and vice versa.
Most of the saw seems to be built with a good quality heavy steel, yet the motor cover was made out of cheap plastic. Not cool at this price point. To make it worse the rod that is used to mount that cheap plastic cover did not want to go into hinge. I had to get a mallet and "persuade" it which took a long time with a lot of frustration. A better design is needed here.
The right side tape measure on the rails was applied crooked and there is no way to fix that. I'm not sure if it's off enough to effect accuracy, but I don't like the idea of it not being on there perfectly straight as it is a fairly critical piece. Once finally assembled, with my extra efforts, all seems to be fine (with the exception of the misaligned tape measure).
In general terms the saw seems to work fine, but it lacks the feeling of rock solid stability that other saws like the Unisaw or Powermatic (or any number of high end saws really) have. It's hard to explain, but it feels a bit sloppy. The T-Glide has too much play/wiggle in it which makes it hard to stay on your measure line when locking it down. There is a way to tighten that up, but when I did that it wouldn't glide smoothly so I set it somewhere between the two issues.
It is next to impossible to make both faces of the fence 90' at the same time. I can get one dead on perfect but then the other will be off slightly. To make it worse, they use plastic allen screws to set and adjust them. Of course those stripped out quickly (why they would choose plastic here is beyond me!). It's like you have maybe 5 attempts to get parallel before you're out of luck. I also had to go through the process of adjusting the height off the table of each fence by turning something like 10 hard to get to allen screws on each side. Not the best design but at least they supplied a ball end deriver and it got the job done.
The saw does feel like it has plenty of power. If I take care to not go past 90' with the blade, take the extra time to really nudge the fence to my line on the measure and get it to lock there, I am getting square cuts. I guess I can't really complain too much. But it seems like at this price point they could produce a much better saw.
In the end I wouldn't buy this saw again. At this price point I could have had my choice of any number of other top brands. I like the safey feature, but I'm not sure it's worth it. Also, I feel the customer service at Sawstop is lacking and that is a huge issue for me. It's one of those cases where they project an image of great customer service, i.e. always answer the phone or emails, are super friendly and happy to hear you out, but when it comes to actually doing something that may cost them a bit of money they all of a sudden have a reason that they can't help. I guess the best way to put it is they simply lack some integrity and I think that would suprise most people. It did me.
Most recent customer reviews
Changed review to 5 stars after prolonged use. See comments in my reply to a post below.
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