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Forum topic by Mike Shea posted 05-21-2009 09:04 PM 1386 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mike Shea

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05-21-2009 09:04 PM

Well Sears finally granted me a replacement tablesaw. I have gone over 4 months without woodworking because i have been having problems with sears factory maintanance warranty. I owned the Craftsman 1 3/4 HP Hybrid cabinet saw model 22124.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00922124000P

the 22124 model was a descent saw and it had certain problems that i could not fix. It did not meet my woodworking needs and tolerances. sears finally granted a replacement and i am now looking at upgrading to a better saw.

last year sears came out with a true cabinet model 3 HP 10” cabinet saw with huge extensions and a beefy cabinet. i am asuming that the trunions are mounted to the cabinet. i cannot find any reviews on this fairly new table saw. i am trying to compare the two. my old saw has a besmier fence but the bigger newer model dosnt.

does anyone own or know someone that does own a 3hp 10” Craftsman Table saw model# 22804 or 22805

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00922805000P?vName=Tools&cName=BenchPowerTools&sName=Table%20Saws&sid=I0084400010000100600&aff=Y

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knotscott

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#1 posted 05-21-2009 09:14 PM

There’s a decent chance that it’s made by Steel City’s Orion subsidiary who made your 22124. You might try contacting them to see if they have any more info about it. Good luck!

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#2 posted 05-21-2009 09:22 PM

I haven’t used your saw but a good fence is #1 thing I check on table saws

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Mike Shea

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#3 posted 05-22-2009 12:55 AM

i looked under steel citys subsidiary and i found my old saw was made by them but i cant find anything on the new saw. it looks like it might be made by them also. i cant find one stinking review on it

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#4 posted 05-22-2009 01:17 AM

Beware of first generation machinery from any company. The first run usually doesn’t have all the bugs worked out and they rely on customers “complaints” to help them be solved. With that being said, if it is indeed a steel city clone with their logo on it it should be fine. I have only read good things about their machinery. Can you go look at the saw?

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Mike Shea

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#5 posted 05-22-2009 10:13 AM

no its a delivery only saw. they dont have it at any of thr stores to go look at. i wish they did. i also just found out that the new saw uns off of 230 volt power. i dont have any 220 volt outlets in the shop. i heard that its not dificult to add another sub panel and creat a didicated 220 outlet for the saw

-- i can do all things through christ who strengthens me

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#6 posted 05-22-2009 12:56 PM

The best thing I ever did for my craftsman saw is add the incra miter gauge and sliding table.

-- Berta in NC

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