|Item Weight||515 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||85.2 x 33 x 34 inches|
|Item model number||PCS31230TGP252|
|Style||Cabinet saw set|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||Two Years|
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SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 3-HP Professional Cabinet Saw Assembly with 52-Inch Professional T-Glide Fence System, Rails and Extension Table
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- 85 1/4" w, 33" d, 34" h
- Unmatched fit and finish with a keen attention to detail
- SawStop Safety System
- 52" T-Glide Fence System provides smooth operation, an expansive work surface, precision measurement and sure lockdown without deflection
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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 52" 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 52" 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-TGP252) 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 52-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-TGP252 3 HP Professional Cabinet Saw
- Prevents serious injury with always-on protection
- Included 52-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||85-1/4 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, 52-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
Top customer reviews
You probably have read enough Sawstop reviews to know that this is an excellent product. This review does not deviate from that message. If you read nothing else, you might go to the end of this posting...
The saw ships via common carrier on a pallet + another package or two. Instructions are to inspect the saw for damage before accepting delivery. My shop is in a remote location, and the common carrier does not/will not deliver to my address. Consequently, deliveries of items such as this are to a 'freight depot', a lumber yard, and I did not inspect the saw as instructed because I wasn't there when the saw arrived.
The saw was very carefully packaged and delivered on time and without damage.
Transporting the final 50 miles to my shop required forklift loading onto a utility trailer. It would have fit in a pickup truck bed, but my truck was out of commission, and unloading from a pickup truck would have been extremely challenging.
Conclusion: Shipping was perfect.
If you've ever bought an Apple product (phone/Ipod/Ipad/computer), you too may have marveled at the thought that went into packaging. While not quite to Apple standards, much though went into packaging and the instructions for the Sawstop. I spent several hours enjoying the assembly of the saw. Instructions are crystal clear, packaging is darn close to ideal and the saw went together easily.
My previous saw, a saw I liked a lot, was a Powermatic 66. The contrast between how that went together a decade ago and how the Sawstop was assembled is remarkable. One company thought of the customer experience and one did not. You know who is who.
One person can assemble the saw, but a helper at some stages would have been nice, not necessary but nice.
Conclusion: Assembly instructions and assembly were perfect, quite enjoyable -- remarkably pleasant.
Fit & Finish:
Smooth, flat and beautiful.
This isn't better than my previous saw. It was/is what you'd expect.
Conclusion: Fit and finish is excellent but not a differentiator in a high-end saw.
The saw is quite, much quieter than my previous saw. Since I wear hearing protection (and so should you), this shouldn't really matter, but it suggests to me better tolerances, better engineering, better design and a better saw.
The saw's blade was perfectly parallel to the miter slots. Fence adjustments were easy. 45 degree and 90 degree stops were dead-on accurate. The saw cuts straight and true.
Dust collection is much better than my previous saw. You've heard this from others. Believe it.
Conclusion: Operation is fantastic. I couldn't be more pleased.
Mistakes I Made:
I didn't realize that the dado brake would be needed to use a dado blade. I figured, erroneously, that the brake was unnecessary. Consequently, I didn't order one. My mistake.
I also erroneously assumed that hooking my Fein vacuum to the blade shield/blade dust collector would be good enough. Consequently, I didn't order the overarm contraption for dust collection. Another mistake. [It is good enough; it's just inconvenient. I have doubts about the overarm dust collection accessory... time and use will reveal 'truth'. ] 8/2/14 update.... The overarm dust collector option works great.
Why Did I Buy the Saw:
My old saw, a Powermatic 66 was wonderful, and I had much fun it the shop with it. Spending a pile of money to replace something that good didn't excite me, and I couldn't bring myself to be extravagant.
Crossing paths with a guy who had recently lost part of a finger, someone who was now buying a Sawstop, changed my mind. I have two friends who have lost fingers on table saws. I'm pretty sure that both of them would gladly give up $3k to have their fingers back. And, I didn't want to be like the guy I met in the store who was buying a Sawstop after there was an accident.
Ask yourself: How much do I value my fingers?
[Side note: Not so many years ago I stuck my hand where it didn't belong, beneath a running John Deere riding lawn mower. The blade wasn't engaged, but a belt was still moving, something I didn't realize. The trip to the emergency room and surgeon's fee that my healthcare policy didn't cover was more than the cost of this saw. If you are wondering about costs, you might consider what a hospital visit could entail.]
August 2, 2014 Update...
To be safe, focus may be the most important skill.
Yesterday I lost focus, and the safety brake engaged.
Here's my experience:
1. An accident happens in an instant.
2. The engaging of the brake is an alarming event.
3. I have a tiny amount of skin missing from my index finger, not enough damage to warrant a bandage.
We live a very long way from a hospital. Yesterday would have been a long, bloody drive if not for the Sawstop. I was a believer in Sawstop before yesterday's experience. Having my finger still attached to my hand probably will turn me into an evangelist.
Ordering a replacement brake and Forrest Woodworkers II from Amazon was, of course, easy.
unmatched as far as i see. Just love it. Iv'e only had one issue with the saw and after talking to customer service who by the way were were great to say the least, it was a easy fix. For some reason when it was -30 below in my shop the red light would stay on and i couldn't get the saw to start.
Hmm, i wonder why? :) Good thing it didn't. I would think that might not be the thing for the motor. Don't know what i was thinking.Customer service walked me through the procedure and it was fixed. The fix is to just leave the power switch on in cold weather. Warmed the shop up to 45 degrees
and she started up. I don't plan on starting it in that cold of weather again,my bad. In my opinion ,its the best saw on the market today.
I'm very happy with my purchase and would do it again.
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Make no mistake, this saw is heavy. I needed a friend to help me assemble it.Read more