Purchased this saw in early July, and after waiting for a 220V service to be installed, I began using it a couple of weeks later. It is so far superior to my BT3000 Ryobi contractor saw, that it's been banished to the barn. The main saw box arrived in perfect shape. The fence box was punctured in two places, but the contents were unharmed. I swear that the UPS loaders or final delivery "partners" must take offense at the word "FRAGILE". At any rate, every part of the setup went well, and the Bear Crawl base has worked out very nicely. I made a riser of four pieces of 1 1/8" sub-floor plywood about 2 inches larger than the saw base, screwed together with 4" construction screws. I lifted the saw by one end and shoved the base in about halfway under. Then just pulled it up and aligned it, screwing it down with 3 inch construction screws. I removed the tilted inside floor to screw the saw down, and when I replaced it, I sealed the edges with sticky foil tape. Then, I just followed the directions from the Bear Crawl manual and everything worked out great. I assembled and mounted it myself. I raised it because I'm 6'9" and, of course, everything in life involves some sort of compromise. The saw wings were fine--just one strip of masking tape leveled the left side wing; the right side was fine. The extension wing mounting holes were slightly off, but not enough to cause any issues. The fence took a bit of fiddly work to get the damned thing square, but I persevered. Squaring the blade to the miter slot was a matter off measuring--it was perfect (within 1/64"; beyond my skill level at this point). I used it to finish the Port Orford cedar box I built for a friend's deck furniture covers, and it was a joy to use. I also used it before it was on the mobile base to rip the risers, and since then for the same type of risers for the mobile base (Bear Crawl) for the 17" 35th Anniversary band saw I bought from Grizzly during the recent promotion. I am happy with everything so far. Next, there's a drill press and a shaper in my future--from Grizzly, of course! In the next post, I'll post some pics of the table saw and band saw.