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Forum topic by wavespy posted 04-09-2009 07:32 PM 1503 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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wavespy

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04-09-2009 07:32 PM

Hey, I am getting ready to purchase a new Steel City 35626 table saw. Has anyone used this saw and how do you like it? It looks and sounds like its a great saw, but I would like to hear a few more oppinions about it.I would appreciate any information .


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TraumaJacques

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#1 posted 04-11-2009 07:12 PM

Hi.look into Reviews under Table saw I have read several SC reviews there. I personaly do not own one but have been looking into buying a new saw so I also have been snooping. The only negative thing I have ever heard about Steel city was one guy last winter had the arbor break on him while putting on a dado set.
I have not heard of an incident since.

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MedicKen

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#2 posted 04-11-2009 07:51 PM

I am not too familiar with the 35626. Does it have the cast top or granite? If not cast remember that you wont be able to use magnetic hold downs and feather boards. The Steel City saws are basically clones of the Craftsman saws with a few minor changes. I have a Craftsman and am fairly happy with it. If I were dumo money into another TS I would look at an older unisaw or the new Powermatic 2000. But that is my opinion.

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Don

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#3 posted 04-20-2009 09:20 PM

I’m giving some serious consideration to buying their 35905G. It’s a 3 HP and is on sale for $1,400. I also would like to find more reviews from people who own a SC table saw, but haven’t had much luck

-- Don

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woodfly

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#4 posted 04-20-2009 09:41 PM

I bought the SC 35912 about 4 months ago. Granite top, 50 inch fence, 3 horse. I have had a few issues and have not been impressed with their customer service. Knowing what I know now, I would make a different choice. I will have to make the time to post a review.

-- Mike

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Don

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#5 posted 04-21-2009 04:47 AM

Woodfly, would you please let me know what issues you have experienced? About 4 months ago I bought a Delta contractor saw and am so displeased with it I’m going to sell it for a loss. I don’t want to make another mistake. This can get very expensive.

-- Don

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 04-23-2009 08:26 PM

I have only seen but not used any of the steel city tools but I think there made by western tool and I have never had very good service from them. If you want a less expensive table saw that has a granite top and riving knife. Check out Rigids new saw, It’s not a cabinet saw but I’ve read some good reviews and it’s around $600. If you can afford it I would suggest ether a contractor style or cabinet style saw stop there spendie but how much does a finger cost plus they have very good reviews other than price. The other issue I think about with a granite top Is I could not use my magnetic feather boards and I love them. The main Idea with granite is suppose to be that it won’t rust or warp, I don’t know of anyone that has had a table saw top that warped and most people don’t use there table saws out in the rain.

Jim

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chip101

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#7 posted 04-24-2009 05:31 PM

I agree with a1Jim, the Sawstop is really the best and the safest table on the market. I know it is expensive, but in the long run (my guess is you will use it for about 20 years) it will pay for itself with quality cuts and good customer service. I have called Sawstop technical service a number of times and have always recieved excellent service. I’m a high school and college woodshop teacher and have five sawstops in the shops.

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