Steel City 35965 or Grizzly G0690?

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Forum topic by chazmclean posted 12-09-2013 09:18 PM 1855 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-09-2013 09:18 PM

I am finally upgrading to a cabinet saw and am torn between two different models:

Steel City 35965
Grizzly G0690

Both are left tilt, 3HP cabinet saws but the Steel City has the motor on the right side as opposed to the left side. This is a pro for me as I currently have an Incra router table on the left side of table saw which i would lose if I go with the Grizzly. The Grizzly has a very good reputation, but the Steel City i have not seen much comment (good or bad) regarding that model.

Anyone have the Steel City 35965 (or longer rail version, the 35975) that can comment? I am particularly interested in the trunnion/motor mounting arrangement. The Grizzly has a very robust design the i like, but i wish it were mounted on the right side.

-- Charlie

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#1 posted 12-09-2013 09:31 PM

I’d pick up a used American made Unisaw in the same price range. Or better yet, save up and get a SawStop.

-- PaulMayer,

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#2 posted 12-09-2013 09:32 PM

I have had my G0690 for a few months now. I love it!! put on a good blade and it has taken anything I can throw at it ( coming from a POS craftsman ) cant say enough about this saw, knotscott was a big help.
my two cents 8-)

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#3 posted 12-09-2013 09:35 PM

I own two major pieces of Grizzly equipment, a bandsaw and a planer. Love them both. Service is great. For me, that is enough to make me go back when number three comes along.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#4 posted 12-09-2013 09:39 PM

If you choose Grizzly, this post may be of interest to you.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#5 posted 12-09-2013 10:34 PM

Thanks guys. I have decided to get the Grizzly (I was leaning that way). Anyone have interest in an Incra left side router table, since this won’t fit on the new saw?

-- Charlie

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