SawStop PCS175-PFA30 1.75-HP Professional Cabinet Saw Assembly with 30-Inch Premium Fence System, Rails and Extension Table
Ideal for both craftsmen and hobbyists, the SawStop 1.75 horsepower Professional Cabinet Saw (model PCS175-PFA30) 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 includes a 30-inch aluminum extrusion fence and rail kit.
The 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 (sold separately) 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 110-volt power requirement, making it great for the home shop as it delivers the convenience of plugging in anywhere as well as 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
PCS175-PFA30 1.75 HP Professional Cabinet SawPrevents serious injury with always-on protectionComes with 30-inch aluminum extrusion fence and rail kitFully enclosed cabinet, industry leading dust collectionIdeal for hobbyists, 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 fence110-volt power requirement; configurable to 220 voltsOne-year limited warranty
Blade carries an electrical signal (view larger).
Aluminum brake springs into spinning blade
when contact with skin is detected (view larger).
View 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.
Includes 30-inch aluminum extrusion fence and rail kit (view larger).
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.
SpecificationsMotor1.75 horsepower, 1 phase, 110 volts, 14 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 thickDimensions44 x 29-3/4 x 34 inches (WxDxH)Cabinet Footprint19-3/8 x 19-3/8 inches (WxD)
What's in the Box
1.75 horsepower saw with fully enclosed base, 30-inch aluminum extrusion fence system, 10-inch 40-tooth combination blade, miter gauge, riving knife, blade wrenches, and owners manual
Optional dust collection blade guard (sold separately, view larger).