Friday, December 12, 2008

My Saw's Here, Finally!

About 5:00 this afternoon (Friday) I got a call from Woodcraft saying that my SawStop contractor's saw had finally come into their shop. I immediately called several of the movers in my vicinity to get quotes and without much delay set up delivery for Tuesday. That, at least, is a day when I will be here all day and once the crate is unloaded into the basement, I'll be able to devote several hours to unpacking, assembling and setting it up.

I had a 20 amp. power line run to the location where the saw will live so that much has been taken care of. I have a few small pieces of furniture and hardboard to move out of the way, an old portable armoire to disassemble, a bookcase to move, and then I'll be able to roll my jointer out of the middle of the floor where it resides at the moment. I'm trying to reset the knives in the jointer at the moment and am finding that to be a learning experience, but that's a story for another day. I should have all that (except the jointer knives) done by Sunday afternoon.

Some time ago, the editors of Popular Woodworking assembled a SawStop contractor's saw in their Cincinnati office to test it out. On their website, editor Glen Huey described his experience in assembling and setting up the saw. You can read about it here. I've read and studied it and I downloaded the 106 page manual that comes with the saw and have also started reading that. I want to be ready to assemble things as soon as I can.

So for now it's preparing and waiting until Tuesday. Then the fun begins. I'm sure I'll have more to say about the installation of this most important piece of equipment later on.


1 comment:

  1. 106 page manual??? That must be quite the book! I have the Sawstop cabinet saw....I'll have to go and pull out the manual and count the pages!

    Congratulations!! You will love the saw.