SawStop’ to add compact & versatile CTS™ local range

The safest portable jobsite table saw in the world is headed to South Africa. Featuring SawStop’s revolutionary award-winning patented safety brake technology, the all-new, smaller, and more versatile CTS™ Compact Table Saw will soon join the brand’s Industrial and Professional Cabinet saws, and universal Contactor Saw on SawStop’s world leading South African range.

SawStop’s smallest and most portable saw, the CTS’ smaller footprint is ideal for the on the move woodsman. Small enough to easily stow in the bakkie or van, but big enough to safely deliver ultimate on-site cuts, CTS will revolutionise your jobsite. Featuring a 24.5-inch rip capacity, a rack & pinion fence, easy micro-adjustment blade tilting, and onboard tool storage, it all comes in a smart, compact, and easy-to-carry package.

The big SawStop advantage is of course that finger-saving emergency stop should the blade make contact with human skin. If the operator inadvertently even touches his spinning SawStop CTS blade, a small electrical current will sense it and activate the patented Safety System. It directly cuts power and fires a soft pin to halt the blade. SawStop has protected thousands of operators from on the job injury since 2005. 

Getting back to the new SawStop CTS. It’s 4,000 rpm 230 volt 50 Hz 10A AC universal configuration motor drives a large diameter 10-inch blade in a 584 x 574 mm table surface with a standard-width mitre slot. CTS’ exclusive SawStop micro-adjust feature allows the most precise cutting angles on any job site, while that solid Hi-Low rack & pinion fence ensures reliably most accurate cuts.

The SawStop CTS will deliver a 79.5 mm deep cut straight-up and 54 mm at 45°, 
with up to a 648 mm rip. The machine has a 64 mm dust port. It is not compatible with dado blades. On-saw storage keeps all your tools at hand. Compact and portable for easy travel to any job site, the CTS has a durable and rigid tube frame standing on rubber feet to ensure stable cutting. An optional folding stand brings even broader versatility. 

SawStop CTS comes with its Safety Brake cartridge, a riving knife, a 24-tooth ripping blade, and a standard lockdown insert all installed. Accessories include a mitre gauge, a 4 mm hex key, two blade wrenches, a blade guard with a spreader and anti-kickback pawls, and a push stick.

Supplied, serviced, supported, and fully backed by Vermont Sales throughout Southern Africa, SawStop accessories also allow you to customise your machine to your exact needs. Available at leading tool, hardware and similar stores across the subcontinent, you can also log on to to learn more about, configure and pre-order your new SawStop CTS online now. 

SawStop is a Vermont Sales brand. Established in 1985, Vermont Sales offers a huge range of tool solutions from more than 40 leading, tried, tested, and guaranteed  brands. Available through well over 3,000 outlets across Southern Africa, and backed by the Vermont Sales Force, the company also offers comprehensive training across all its brands.  Learn more at


Issued on behalf of VERMONT SALES

What:SawStop CTS Compact Safety Saw
Where:Midrand, Gauteng
When:Monday 6 May 2024
Community:South Africa National

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