Sawstop CNS175-TGP36 1-3/4 HP Contractor Saw with 36-Inch Professional T-Glide Fence System including Rails and Extension Table

January 1, 2014 - Comment

The SawStop Contractor Saw offers versatility and safety in the shop and stability and mobility on the jobsite. It delivers the performance you need with the peace of mind only SawStops patented safety system can provide. The SawStop table saws unique brake design detects hand or finger contact with the saw blade within milliseconds, instantly

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The SawStop Contractor Saw offers versatility and safety in the shop and stability and mobility on the jobsite. It delivers the performance you need with the peace of mind only SawStops patented safety system can provide. The SawStop table saws unique brake design detects hand or finger contact with the saw blade within milliseconds, instantly stopping and retracting the blade, helping to avoid serious injury. In addition to the groundbreaking safety features, SawStop manufactures one of the most precise saws on the market. The fit, finish and tolerance levels are second to none. The Professional T-Glide Fence System gives added strength and increased precision to the Contractor Saw. Includes: 1-3/4 HP Saw with stand, 36″ Professional T-Glide Fence System, table extension, two adjustable legs, 10″ 40-tooth combination blade, two stamped wings, blade guard assembly, miter gauge, riving knife, blade wrenches and owners manual. $150 SHIPPING CHARGE. Specs: Cast iron table: 20″ w, 27″ d Extension wing: 12″w, 27″ d Blade: 10″ diameter, 5/8″ arbor Blade tilt: left Maximum depth of cut: 31/8″ Dado diameter: 8″ Dado max. width: 13/16″ Dust-collection port: 4″ diameter Insert: zero-clearance lock-down insert Blade guard: polycarbonate, thin profile Riving knife/splitter: 2mm thick

Offering versatility and safety in the shop and stability and mobility on the job site, the SawStop Contractor Saw (model CNS175-TGP36) 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. This model comes with a 36-inch T-Glide fence system for added strength and increased precision as well as rails and extension table.

tabletop-beautyThe SawStop Contractor Saw (view larger).

Maximizing Practicality, Precision, and Mobility

The SawStop 1.75 horsepower Contractor Saw is a synergy of mobility and precision. First, its heavy duty trunnion and cast iron table top ensure a steady and true cut, no matter the configuration. And with over 100 different potential configurations for the Contractor Saw, you can make this saw fit your needs.

The Contractor Saw features a well shrouded blade to improve dust collection and reduce airborne particulates. The shroud tapers to a 4-inch port for direct connection to a dust collection system. The zero clearance insert supports the wood throughout the cut and reduces tear-out and chip-out.

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.

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At a Glance

CNS175-TGP36 1-3/4 HP Contractor SawPrevents serious injury with always-on protectionIncluded 36-inch T-Glide fence system provides smooth operation, precision measurement and sure lockdown without deflectionIdeal for construction professionals, maintenance shops, hobbyists and DIYers, and shops with limited spaceCompatible with 10-inch standard blades and 8-inch dado setsLeft tilting blade helps prevent wood from binding against the fenceOne-year limited warranty safety-detectBlade carries an electrical signal (view larger). safety-activateAluminum brake springs into spinning blade
when contact with skin is detected (view larger). safety-belowView of blade below the table (view larger).

How It Works

#1 — DetectThe 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 — ActivateAn 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 — ResetResetting 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.

CNS175-TGP36Includes 36-inch professional T-Glide fence system (view larger).

The Risks

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.

Specifications

Cast iron table20 x 27 inchesExtension wing12 x 27 inchesBlade10-inch diameter, 5/8-inch arborBlade tiltLeftMaximum depth of cut3-1/8 inchesDado8-inch diameter, 13/16-inch maximum widthDust collection port4-inch diameterRiving knife/splitter2mm thickDimensions69-1/8 x 45 x 34-3/4 inches (WxDxH)Footprint25-3/4 x 27 inches (WxD)

What’s in the Box

1-3/4 horsepower saw with stand, 36-inch professional T-Glide fence system, table extension, two adjustable legs, 10-inch 40-tooth combination blade, two stamped wings, blade guard assembly, miter gauge, riving knife, blade wrenches, and owners manual

contractor-dustport4-inch dust port (view larger).

Product Features

  • 69 1/8-inch w, 45-inch d, 34 3/4-inch 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.
  • Mobility options like Job Site Cart and Mobile Base

Comments

John R. Fuda "John" says:

Well-built, safe and awesome performance I’ve had this saw for about 18 months. Set up was simple but not quick. Used a superbar and masterplate to ensure everything was square (I did have to write Sawsstop to get instructions on how to set blade parallelism, since it’s not covered in the owener’s manual). Once set up the saw performed great. I was even able to get a cast iron router table extension installed. I’m fortunate to have not had to see how well the Saw’s main selling point – the safety mechanism – works, but even without…

Dave Oatway "Dave" says:

Best contractor saw I have used – all saws should have the safety features! I replaced a Craftsman high end hypbid saw with the Saw Stop after my wife saw the Time Warp demonstration. I have found it to be superior as a working saw, and appreciate the additional safety of the stop mechanism. It is easy to set up, powerful (I rip 2″ rough maple, cypress, and oak) and precise. The only issue I have had is sawdust building up under the lower stop – and it is hard to get to to clear. A bent coat hanger or compressed air work well.I added the cast iron fence…

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