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Forum topic by aawshads posted 09-18-2013 06:59 AM 901 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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aawshads

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09-18-2013 06:59 AM

Topic tags/keywords: steel city table saw

I know the age old question—What table saw should i get? Mine is a little simpler. I have the opportunity to pick up a very lightly used (read I bet it can’t have been used more than 5-6 times) showroom looking Steel City Cabinet Saw model 35965GR with a 5HP 3 phase motor and the original single phase 3hp motor for $925. New this seems to go for $1300-1599 from what I can find. I have a biesemeyer fence I will put on it if i purchase, so the factory system is not that important to me. I also understand all of the Granite vs Cast iron debate, but I am more looking at the saw itself. I am coming from an older contractor saw, and this is at the high end of my budget. I am open to used saws but I want them in decent condition, I plan on this being the last saw I own. You think it is a good deal?
Ok, i will step aside and let the experts weigh in.

**OK,
so there has been a change of plans. The deal fell through on that ts, but I think a better one for me just came up. This afternoon I am going to look at a 9 month old Grizzly g1023RLWX. Not big on the router extension, but that is a saw I think I will be happier with anyway, 5 hp, cast iron, for $75 more than the above deal. The saw is clean from a guy who appears to have taken very good care of it for the 9 months he had it. I have a couple of grizzly tools, and have been very happy with there products/service.


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#1 posted 09-18-2013 10:12 AM

Assuming you can sell the 3 phase motor for $100-$150 bucks, the saw will still run you about $800. Solid deal for you if the saw suits your needs, but not a steal IMO. Steel City does offer a very nice industrial Biese style fence. If that’s included and you like the fence, you’ll probably get more money if you sell the Biesemeyer. What else can you can get in your area for that kind of money?

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#2 posted 09-19-2013 01:08 AM

I’m guessing there’d me interest in your thread if you were interested too.

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#3 posted 09-19-2013 01:50 AM

sorry not sure what you mean. if i wasn’t interested i would not take the time to post. i find forums to be invaluable tools, been using them for over 20 years. learned a ton off of sites like this, have read tons of posts on here as well. this is a great site, that is why i joined.

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#4 posted 09-19-2013 09:52 AM

”sorry not sure what you mean.”

Abandoned posts are very common among first time posters. Many seasoned veterans will wait to see if the original poster returns to the thread before commenting.

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#5 posted 09-19-2013 11:33 AM

Buy the Grizz.

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#6 posted 09-19-2013 01:29 PM

I agree with Howie, I am going to buy the grizz. I looked at it, cut a couple of boards, aside from a little sawdust in the cabinet, it is in perfect condition. Thanks for all of the comments, hope to be making some dust by the weekend.

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