SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 3-HP Professional Cabinet Saw Assembly with 52-Inch Professional T-Glide Fence System, Rails and Extension Table

December 27, 2013 - Comment

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

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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.

tabletop-beautyThe SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw with fully enclosed cabinet (view larger).

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.

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At a Glance

PCS31230-TGP252 3 HP Professional Cabinet SawPrevents serious injury with always-on protectionIncluded 52-inch T-Glide fence system provides smooth operation, precision measurement and sure lockdown without deflectionFully enclosed cabinet, industry leading dust collectionIdeal for professional woodworkers, hobbyists, and low-volume production shopsCompatible with 10-inch standard blades and 8-inch dado setsLeft tilting blade helps prevent wood from binding against the fence220-volt power requirementOne-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.

PCS31230-TGP252Includes 52-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

Motor3 horsepower, 1 phase, 220 volts, 13 ampsCast iron table20 x 27 inches; 44 x 27 inches with extension wingsExtension wing12 x 27 inchesBlade10-inch diameter, 5/8-inch arborBlade tiltLeftMaximum depth of cut3-1/8 inchesMaximum depth of cut at 45 degrees2-1/4 inchesDado8-inch diameter, 13/16-inch maximum widthArbor diameter at blade5/8-inchDust collection port4-inch diameterRiving knife/splitter2mm thickDimensions85-1/4 x 33 x 34 inches (WxDxH)Cabinet Footprint19-3/8 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

contractor-dustportIncluded dust collection blade guard (view larger).

Product Features

  • 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

Comments

Jerry says:

An Incredible Upgrade Compared to Most Table Saws I Have Seen The performance of this saw is amazing and the added peace of mind can’t be understated. There is a lot of attention to detail-obviously this was designed by expert users. One minor compliant: I was unaware when I purchased it that the 10″ cartridge will not work with 8″ dado blades. If you plan to dado with this saw (and can afford it) add an 8″ dado cartridge and the dado insert. Also some advice I wish I could have heeded from a forum was to initially purchase the mobile base as it will be…

RichardB "RichardB" says:

Incredibly Impressed. It exceeds all expectations Even without the additional safety features this is a solid, well built, well engineered, fully thought out design. Strong, solid and accurate. Assembly manual is the best I have ever seen. The saw’s packaging is equally impressive ensuring that your new tool (toy) arrives without damage. If you have never had an injury with a table saw, or think you’re above a momentary lapse of safety attentiveness, the added safety devices may not be a primary purchase driver. Regardless, this is still…

Joe H says:

Saw stop It felt weird to order a big (cabinet) table saw online. The experience has been great. The saw was delivered in less than a week. Everything was intact. It has taken a while to put together mainly because I’m OCD about my equipment. The directions have been awesome. The saw’s fit, finish and operation is flawless. So many things have been given thought and engineered over my previous (high end) saw. For instance, blade changes were always a pain using a single wrench to tighten the arbor nut…

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