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Posted on Grizzly G0661 or Craftsman 22116

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#1 posted 11-17-2012 08:51 PM

I just took a closer look at both saws; both are nice, but really there’s no contest.
For what the grizzly costs, you’d be overpaying for what you get. The extra $100 the craftsman costs will get you cabinet mounted trunions (worth it by far) and a more stable saw that will hold its settings for likely a lifetime.

To throw another in the mix: the steel city 35950 is $1300 shipped from home depot. It’s a true cabinet saw with 1.75 HP motor and cabinet mounted trunions. It looks very similar to the 22116 but has cast iron top and wings (I think HD has the granite version of the 35950 for the same price) and a built in mobile base. It also has a 5 year warranty.

I really want the sawstop 1.75HP cabinet saw, but due to recent events I may not have the cash to pay that much, so the steel city is my backup.

I’m on my 3rd tablesaw and will never buy another table saw that has table mounted trunions again.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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