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06-09-2013 11:49 AM

Anyone done some in depth comparison between Baileigh and Steel City saws. Comparing Baileigh E30 compared to the Steel City model 35950G. Yes the table is cast vs granite and 2hp vs 1.75hp. What makes the Baileigh worth $500 more than the SC? Not trying to bash one manufacturer vs the other just looking for an honest side by side difference for the money. Thanks.

Mike


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#1 posted 06-09-2013 01:29 PM

The only difference that I can see is the Baileigh appears to be the generic cabinet saw that has proved itself over and over. Grizzly, general, oliver, both make almost the exact same saw. Also, some people like magnetic accessories which wont work with a granite top.

You may also want to check out the grizzly:http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-3HP-220V-Cabinet-Table-Saw-with-Riving-Knife/G0690

The grizz is basically the same saw but slightly cheaper and you get 3 hp! Also remember that Baileigh has free shipping.

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#2 posted 06-09-2013 01:53 PM

Steel city has a 5 year warranty; baleigh only 1.

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#3 posted 06-09-2013 09:06 PM

If Im not wrong dont Baileigh geve LJs a discount or somthing like that.

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#4 posted 06-09-2013 09:29 PM

I thought I might be missing something big like a much better trunion or motor, something like that. After a lot of looking at any number of sites and reviews the big negative on SC seems to be broken parts in shipping, poor fit of parts causing some real headaches putting the saw together. Also some real problems with their customer service. I guess for the the money if every thing worked out ok the SC is a better deal at $999 compared to about a $1,500 for the Baileigh. I need to do some work on this before I spend my fixed income dollars on something that will end up being a heartache.

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#5 posted 06-09-2013 09:39 PM

I can’t offer you much help except to say that Baileigh is fairly new to the market and not many people have them so there isn’t going to be a lot of unbiased information on them just yet.

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#6 posted 06-09-2013 09:44 PM

Have u considered grizzly. Also, CL has been great for us yielding the best deals ever. I think 1,500.00 for a 2 hp table saw is steep. I have paid 1,100 for my 3 hp unisaw and 4 hp grizzly combined, and that also includes the cost I incurred for a brand new 4hp leeson motor for the grizzly.

I used to own the ridgid ts with granite top. It was ok but I prefer a cast iron top myself.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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#7 posted 06-09-2013 11:54 PM

I’ll second the suggestion to look into Grizzly’s offerings. They usually offer more saw for the money than others by cutting out dealer profit. If you’re willing to be your own middleman, the savings are legit. As one example, the Grizzly G0732 for $794 shipped, is the same saw as the Baleigh TS-1040C contractor saw that sells for $995 shipped. What the extra money goes towards is anyone’s guess.

$1400 spent on a Grizzly gets you a Griz G1023RL 3hp industrial cabinet saw, with $50 change left over towards a decent blade or a mobile base.


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#8 posted 06-10-2013 12:09 PM

Knottscott, just curious here, but would the g0732 you pictured be very comparable to a ridgid at HD that I think is priced at 600.00 or less.

Looks like the grizzly and baliegh saws look nearly identicle. Just appears baliegh feels their version is worth 200.00 more.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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#9 posted 06-10-2013 01:42 PM

Knotscott, just curious here, but would the g0732 you pictured be very comparable to a ridgid at HD that I think is priced at 600.00 or less.

Not really….at only 25” deep, the G0732 (and the Baleigh) are smaller than a standard size saw like the R4512 that’s 27” deep. I was just using those two saws as an example of pricing between Grizzly and Baleigh, not recommending either of those two models in this case.

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#10 posted 09-13-2013 08:44 PM

Have been waiting for SC saws to arrive at local woodworking store for over four months, have now decided on SS. They are having supply chain issues, if they can’t get product in distributors hands for sale to customers, in my opinion. Further, I can’t imagine what it will be like if there are mechanical issues. Baileigh was also on my possible list, their prices are not in line with the competition, even with their 15% discount currently on now, their price for a saw similar saw as the Grizzly 1023 3hp is $500 too much. I am willing to pay the premium for SS, given many months of careful consideration and dealing with the the various uncertain options. Think this is the best decision given the pros and cons of each option, for me, at least. Maybe Baileigh and SC will come around some day, but at the present juncture SS, looks to be the best option.

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#11 posted 09-13-2013 09:22 PM

Thanks for the update….which SS model are you getting?

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#12 posted 09-14-2013 12:43 AM

Purchased the Professional model, 1.75hp. 30” capacity. I work in the garage and room is a problem, so we can’t get too large. Woodworkng is a hobby, so we don’t need anything larger. This site has been helpful in getting information to make a decision.

Mike

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