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Forum topic by Yupa4242 posted 05-14-2011 02:37 AM 2596 views 0 times favorited 35 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-14-2011 02:37 AM

Egads!! Why does everything have to happen at the last min…

This is my problem I was planning on going to do a 5 hour road trip tommorow to the Woodsmith Store in Clive,IA to buy an In stock Steel City 35970GR 10” Granite Cabinet Saw 1.75 HP, with Riving Knife, 50” Industrial Fence System and Table Board for 1300 bucks. Until….
I spoke with a AMS rep that told me he has a never uncrated Craftsman Cabinet Saw 1 1/2 hp 50” with a Biesemeyer BC50 Commercial Table Saw Fence System he’ll let go for 875.00 he got it as a trade with some metal power tools 4 years ago.

I know the negitive feedback on Craftsman products but I think is sounds like a good deal. Now granted theres no warranty. The Steel City model has a 5 year warranty and has a riven knife with the granite top.

If I take a chance on the Craftsman I’ll have money left over to buy a Jointer….

Help I dont know what too do????? Still want to see Woodsmith Store if I don’t go but looking for you r insight Lumberjocks

tytytytyty

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#1 posted 05-14-2011 02:44 AM

Am I reading this right ,the craftsman is one half HP, or one and a half HP ??
What is the model #, of the ,Craftsman Cabinet Saw

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#2 posted 05-14-2011 02:47 AM

Ok i was a bit lax on my proofing my bad :P 1 1/2hp I dont know the model number I have the ability to go look at it but its a cabinet saw i dont thing there was hybrids 4 years ago

I edited above and thanks for the note .

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#3 posted 05-14-2011 02:57 AM

I would find out the model number, in order to find any info, I can first

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#4 posted 05-14-2011 06:31 AM

Hey Yupa4242!

As it happens I live close by and spend a good bit of time and money I might add at the Woodsmith store here in Clive. While I think you would love the customer service and sales reps there You might find yourself a little let down if you make a 5 hour roadtrip just to see the store. While it is a cool place I have seen pictures of some Woodcraft stores that would make the Woodsmith store look like a flea market. Don’t get em wrong they are well stocked and wonderfully organized The Steel city granite top saw is there at least it was if memory serves when I was there this past Tuesday.

I’m sure not trying to be a wet blanket….............enjoy your trip.

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#5 posted 05-14-2011 03:41 PM

With low responce I can only guess woodwooker’s take the fifth and keep to themselves I suppose the TS question is like a bad question that everyone is tierd of answering. Sigh…. Gonna take a chance on the Craftsman Industrial Cabinet Saw if It did not have the fence I would be driving to Iowa as we speak.

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#6 posted 05-14-2011 07:19 PM

Well the saw is the Craftsman 221240 10-Inch Professional Tablesaw and is in mint condition never unboxed will be getting this later today :D

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#7 posted 05-14-2011 07:47 PM

I have a 2 year old steel city table saw (3hp). From what I understand the steel city table saws and the craftsman ts are very similar. If the craftsman has a riving knife you may want to consider it becasue it’s not like the steel city ts is of a higher quality. I like my steel city ts, but you get what you pay for. If you don’t have a jointer I would try to get both.

Tim

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#8 posted 05-15-2011 04:54 AM

Oh this saw is sweet still have to assemble it …. something to do tommorow :) Also bought a Milwaukee circular saw , Freud 7 1/4 64 tooth blade for it . Freud *” dado stacking kit, mobile base, edge guide, alignment kit, and a Forrest II blade. That stuff cost a mint… gonna sleep on it :P

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#9 posted 05-15-2011 07:10 AM

Here’s a couple of reviews on the model
http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/2008
http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/240

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#10 posted 05-15-2011 08:36 AM

men do know how to shop lol…

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#11 posted 05-15-2011 02:02 PM

I had the 22124 for 3-1/2 years and loved it. It’s made by Steel City/Orion, and with good alignment and a good thin kerf blade, it’d cut to full blade height without a whimper. Don’t worry about the Crapsman bashers…I caught a bunch of flack for that purchase, but it doesn’t really apply to this particular saw. I’d do it again if I didn’t have 220v and didn’t stumble into a great deal on a Shop Fox 3hp cabinet saw. Enjoy.

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#12 posted 05-18-2011 04:51 AM

Took me all day to assemble this beast only to discover 2 missings parts the drive belt and the mounting kit for the duct cover. Sears belt is on back order and its unkown when a replacement will be available :(

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#13 posted 05-18-2011 05:11 AM

Dude ! Don’t bother with that belt, just get yourself a link belt.
That looks like a real nice saw
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_10?url=search-alias%3Dtools&field-keywords=link+belts&sprefix=link+belts

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#14 posted 05-18-2011 05:17 AM

I don’t know if that type of belt will work for this saw? the pulley on the blade and on the motor has got 5 grooves like on a car engine surpintine belt. I ‘m new to drive belts but the manual says Pro-V Belt ? If your suggestion will work great and ty . Going to grab my camera and photo it :)

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#15 posted 05-18-2011 05:21 AM

Sorry I did not know that
I don’t know why they would call it a V belt, if it is not a V belt, but you know how manuals are sometimes
Maybe it is a V belt with teeth
Edit: I think you a made good decision on the saw you bought

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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