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Forum topic by twoblacklabs posted 12-13-2013 07:03 PM 1258 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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twoblacklabs

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12-13-2013 07:03 PM

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Steel City 35950G (granite tops)
  • 1.75hp
  • Riving Knife
  • Can pickup with a 65 mile drive
  • Cabinet mounted trunions
Grizzly G0751p
  • Tons of favorable reviews
  • 2 hp
  • $100 cheaper
  • Riving knife
  • Table mounted trunions
  • 3-5 business day wait for shipping

Any input and or advise would appreciated.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?


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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 12-13-2013 07:48 PM

Couldn’t wrangle a Unisaw? (your dream) :) :(

On these, I have no idea… Just wait for Knottscott to chime in… for a knowledgeable report (IMHO)...

Sounds like you’re making progress!

Das is Gut! :)

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twoblacklabs

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#2 posted 12-13-2013 07:55 PM

There are unisaws on CL within 150 mile drive. Most are well above $1200. While I am getting insurance money to replace my trashed saw, I still have other tools to replace so I’m trying to be smart about it. Plus mama isn’t thrilled about me using all the insurance money to fix the shop. (I know, I know but that’s how it is).

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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#3 posted 12-13-2013 08:41 PM

I don’t think you would go wrong with either. For me, the riving knife and cabinet mounted trunnions would be worth the extra $100.

FWIW, the company I work is a Steel City dealer and we have yet to have any issues with a table saw we have sold, including a couple 35950G’s.

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#4 posted 12-14-2013 12:19 AM

I have the grizz and love it. Also epic customer service.

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#5 posted 12-14-2013 01:01 AM

How much is the Steel City? I believe its the same saw as the current Craftsman Granite cabinet saw. You could probably have it delivered to your local Sears for free. It seems to be unavailable from time to time though.
Just a thought.
But between the two saws you mentioned, I’d go with the SC due to the cabinet mounted trunions.

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-professional-1-3-4-hp-premium-hybrid-10inch/p-00922116000P?prdNo=7&blockNo=7&blockType=G7

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toolie

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#6 posted 12-14-2013 02:41 PM

+1 on SC. but they make that same saw in a CI unit. any reason for comparing a CI 715 to a granite 35990? the cab mounted trunions are nice but wouldn’t be a deal breaker. if you’re not in a rush, SC has had annual sale for the last two years that provide what appear to be good values. here’s their last sale flyer:

http://www.steelcitytoolworks.com/pdf/SteelCity_spring2013_promo_26feb2013_B.pdf

one thing to be aware of is that some of their TSs mate the extension wings to the tops at th emmiter slots and i’ve seen a couple of owners have issues with getting the extension wings attached to the top so the miter slot is the same width over it’s entire length. this has cause a couple of users to have issues getting the miter gauges to slide easily along the length of the miter slot. the issues were addresses by SC tech support as the issue was owner assembly related.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#7 posted 12-14-2013 03:12 PM

I have the grizzly .Been using it for two years no problems would recommend it to anybody looking in that price range

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twoblacklabs

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#8 posted 12-14-2013 03:54 PM

Cast Iron and Granite are the same price. Both are available with about a 1-1/2 hr drive. Delivery is about $100. My truck doesn’t do well on gas so probably worth the delivery fee.

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toolie

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#9 posted 12-14-2013 07:05 PM

i’ve heard that some 715s have had the same blade shift/alignment issue that some of the 4512s and cousin c-man saws have had. i’ve never heard of a similar problem on a SC TS.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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