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Hats off to SawStop for the technology - They are just doing what every business is trying to do - make money. However, If they cared so much about the average woodworker, they'd have an entry level saw with the technology that the hobbist could afford - They are competitve with the high end saws, but what about the millions of us that can't "play in that arena". You don't think we have the technology if we could afford it? I'd like to have a Mercedes in my driveway, but it's not within financial reach...fortunately Ford still makes vehicles, or I'd be riding the bus! What does this technology add to the manufacturing cost?...I'd love to know....
Norm has been such a great teacher and mentor to so many of us. My hope is that this decision to end production is his, and his alone. I know his shoes will be impossible to fill, but I hope someone will step forward to continue the wood working legacy Norm had started. Marc Spagnolo, I think you would be great, and I know you would have the support of many sponsors and fans.
My best to you Norm. May you have many years remaining to do whatever it is that makes you happy!
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