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Posted on Granite vs Steel top for table saw

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Loren

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#1 posted 903 days ago

Advantages would be you can leave it outside and if you
are in humid area it won’t require regular cleaning of
the iron. Iron does tend to warp a bit, even if ground
flat. The highest-quality woodworking machines have
the iron castings aged for months before grinding – part
of Powermatic’s (usa made) reputation is due to this
type of quality control.

It seems to me that granite will tend to be flatter
than iron except in finely made high-end saws. Even
my INCA table saws, known for their precision, did
not have perfectly flat iron tables. They were flatter
than your average unisaw however.

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