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Forum topic by amt posted 08-17-2014 06:47 PM 696 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-17-2014 06:47 PM

I picked up this saw yesterday for $100. It’s made in Italy, has a 12” blade, a 3 HP 3 phase motor, a track length of about 24”. The label has “Steff” and “530” on it, but I can only find auto-feeders made by Steff. When I search for Steff, Maggi pops up a lot, and they have 3 saws, but all are bigger than this one. I don’t think I’ll have too much trouble getting this thing working. I was just curious if any one else has seen or used a saw like this.

FYI, I plan on using an inverter VFD to drive this. Anyone here operate their 3 phase equipment on these?

-- -Andrew

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#1 posted 08-18-2014 02:42 PM

Well, I guess nobody has heard of this saw. Hopefully I should not have too much trouble with it.

-- -Andrew

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#2 posted 08-18-2014 03:01 PM

It’s a first for me….but the European models didn’t make it to states in droves. It doesn’t really bear a resemblance to other makes, either. I think it might be fun to tinker with it.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#3 posted 08-18-2014 03:27 PM

Yeah, I have been trying to find any other saw that bear resemblance to this one, but no luck so far. Nevertheless, it should be nice to have given that is has a 12” blade and a 3HP motor.

I am really looking forward to getting the VFD, as I should be able to brake the saw electronically. I have never liked the long spin down time on saws like this (and may table saws), as you really have to be aware of that spinning blade for a while after you made you cut (seems like minutes on my 9” RAS).

I have not decided on what blade to get, but I am leaning towards a Ridge Carbide 12” 100 tooth blade, as I will use this for cross cuts and dados, and that blade should have some flat bottom teeth to get a smooth dado cut.

-- -Andrew

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#4 posted 08-18-2014 04:15 PM

I’ve never heard of one, but man am I jealous.

If you contact a member named Loren on here he may know a little about it. He knows quite a bit about European machinery and if not may now someone who does.

You can’t get any sliding miter saws that crosscut 24 inches. I’m sure that will be a great user in the shop. Congrats and for a 100 bucks I would say that you suck.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#5 posted 08-18-2014 04:20 PM

All I know about Steff is it seems to be owned by Maggi.

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