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Posted on Granite vs Steel top for table saw

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#1 posted 02-08-2012 05:43 PM

Granite is flatter and heavier than cast iron, and is less prone to warp. It’s also more brittle than cast iron….not fragile, but definitely more likely to sustain damage from a heavy blow. You also can’t use magnetic attachments on granite. Another plus is that granite tops seem to universally have cabinet mounted trunnions vs table mounted. Most owner comments are favorable….many really love the granite tops. I don’t think I’d be opposed to owning a granite top TS if the right deal came along, but I’d be more comfortable with cast iron because I’m more familiar with it. My wife thinks granite looks nicer, but at least for now, she hasn’t gotten her way in my shop!

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