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    I'd personally go with a Bosch ReaXX before a Sawstop.
    From what I have read I think its detection/breaking system is superior [plus it doesn't destroy the blade]. Don't care for the self aggrandizing antics of the Sawstop maker either. Don't think its on the market yet, should be any day now [though sawstop has once again recently sued Bosch to snuff competition, not sure how that turned out or if thats a factor in it not being on the market yet]. They said late last year it was slated for a fall 2015 release ,,, Its fall 2015, so we'll see.

    Worth noting that most table saw injuries are due to kickback, and of course "sawstop" technology won't help any with that, so that should always bear in mind when operating any saw.

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    http://www.abt.com/product/95799/Bosch-Tools-GTS1041A09.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=sc&ut m_campaign=GTS1041A09&camptype=cpcGooglePLA&kwid=p roductads-plaid^169453952644-sku^95799-adType^PLA-device^c-adid^77416723924

    Looks like it is available now...

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    I don't like giving advise .To compare a mobile saw with a universal motor to a statutory saw with induction motor is no contest the bosh at 1500 looks over priced .With a mobile saw its very hard to handle a full sheet by your self .Russ has a nice setup well thought out sawstop is great if you can afford .I wrote this before I saw the video on you-tube of kickback [i think there set up for drama] I've never seen anybody cut nick or lose limbs on a table saw that's experience in factories .There also a lot of good books on setting up saw true and square .I.m also aware of mobile saws responsible for emergency room visit a lot of that is inexperience .
    This is what I would get on a budget
    http://www.grizzly.com/products/12-5...ble-Saw/G0696X first choice
    http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-5...-Saw/G1023RLWX second choice

    I just bought a grizzly jointer http://www.grizzly.com/products/8-x-...Readout/G0495X with a feeder http://www.grizzly.com/products/Copy-Power-Feeder/G1093 very happy I wish could afford a European machine



    Good luck

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    OP posted 3 examples he was considering, all 10" table saws, and no, not advisable to routinely handle full sheets by oneself on any of them.
    Don't think the Bosch is any more over priced than the comparable sawstop, they are both geared towards a certain market, and most table saw users are not going to pony up $1.5k for a 10" table saw whos only advantage over a $350-$500 model is a safety feature that, they hope, will never be used anyhow.

    Rigid is a very good saw, use it alot on job sites. I work at a variety of union construction projects with crews from dozens to 100's to even 1,000's, one way I gauge whats hot and whats not is the tools being used/supplied by contractors on these sites. Majority I would say is Dewalt & Makita, with Bosch holding its own and Rigid/Milwaukee starting to make a nice showing.
    I sometimes work for European contractors and with them, Festool is the only tool line ,,, Nice tools but insanely overpriced for the average Joe.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OHk9EMDbe4
    The above video is a intro to push sticks that my secret finger stay away .Do you spend on a fancy stop that's a tricky question if I had a job site with 3 or more employees hands down a bosh

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    My 2 cents, I help run a woodworking shop with about a 1000 members, all over the age of 55. The last three saw accidents were all well seasoned woodworkers (150 years of work working) all of which had never been cut before.
    We dumped our 5 old saws and now have Sawstops. 5 years later, no cut accidents but lots of great wood projects. Great saw, no cuts.

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    Just purchased a sawstop 10" industrial saw. There was some assembly but not too much. Went through the set up routine and all factory assembly was dead on. All will be easy to adjust if ever needed. Only work done was to check for accuracy. The saw is well built and and accurately assembled from factory. Main reason for purchase was aging mind and body. Like others have said, a used delta unisaw is hard to beat if your not looking for the extra safety.

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    Thank you all for this. It is a lot of good info.
    "Once a person moves away from the computer and CNC some of the most important work begins." ~Joe Crumley

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    Depending on what your budget is, I'd say, look for a used Unisaw. I've had mine for nearly 20 years and it was 30 years old when I bought it. It is a 1965 model. Another used machine, if you can find one would be a Powermatic model 66. We had one at school and it's a great machine as well. If your budget allows, buy the big SawStop, it could be a huge savings if you ever have a 'mishap', it will more than pay for itself.
    Tom Bachman,
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    I've had a SawStop for 4 years... great machine, well built, great tech support. You can't be careless, but the safety features alone are invaluable. Super accurate right from the factory.

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