So after mulling and procrastinating for about three months now I finally plunked down the cash for a sparkly new tablesaw.
In the end it came down to the Steel City or the Jet XACTA and I went with the Jet. Lee's glowing recommendation of Steel City almost pushed me the other way but in the end a few details pushed me back to the Jet.
It was just a couple of things really, Jet had the angle wheel on the right which seemed more convenient and it had a better blade guard. I didn’t like the fact that on the Steel City the better blade guard was reserved for their deluxe table saw so I wondered what other ‘deluxe’ features they hadn’t included in their more basic riving knife equipped model, and I won’t lie I just thought the Jet looked cooler :)
Anyway, I got it all via Amazon (got a mobile base too) so no tax or shipping. Really looking forward to getting this thing setup, just need to run a fresh 240V line to the shop.
-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso