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WeekendWoodworking

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03-28-2015 03:57 PM

Topic tags/keywords: steel city steel city tools steel city tool works

If you own (like I do) Steel City Tools or considering buying some please note…

Has anyone else noticed that the Steel City Tools website has been down for several days. At first it(the website) errored out and then finally said under maintenance. Now it comes up with this…

Welcome to steelcitytoolworks.com
We are presently undergoing maintenance on our website.

Steel City Tool Works, LLC 4 Northpoint Ct. Bolingbrook , IL 60440
Tel: (630)812-1647 Fax: (630)771-0571

I called the number and it said the office is closed and as of 3-31-15 Steel City Tool Works LLC with cease operations. If refers you to the distributor you bought the tool from. And gives a number to call for parts that will be effective 4-1-15.

I am sick as I have a SC Bandsaw I bought a couple of years ago and just bought (within the last few weeks) their jointer, mortise machine and drill press.

Steve at Weekend Woodworking

-- Steve at WeekendWoodworking


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#1 posted 03-28-2015 04:06 PM

Yes I have and I also own 3 pieces of there machinery. I called the dist. I purchased mine from and was told they have been bought out by General International and are moving to Canada. I received the same info when I called Steel City directly.

I am also a bit worried.

James

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#2 posted 03-28-2015 04:19 PM

Didn’t they just very recently revamp their entire line of table saws?

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

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#3 posted 03-28-2015 04:32 PM

yes they did back in late 2014

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#4 posted 03-28-2015 04:52 PM

I hate that. I remember when it was launched and had hopes they would make it. They had some innovative ideas like granite tops, etc. But they have been on the edge since original founders sold.

I considered them a couple of times, but just felt they were to unstable to take the chance.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#5 posted 03-28-2015 07:59 PM

I wonder if that could mean some steep discounts on remaining stock?

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

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#6 posted 03-28-2015 08:01 PM

I wonder if that could mean some steep discounts on remaining stock?

Doubt it… all they are doing is moving the office that handles the paperwork for import :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#7 posted 04-25-2015 12:57 PM

This was posted on Fine Woodworking. Having just purchased their jointer, drill press and mortise machine through WoodWorks, I am sick. Have their band saw as well from a few years ago.


Steel City Tool Works closed its doors on March 31. The company created an industry buzz when it was established in 2005, with a staff of veteran, independent machine experts and designers who aspired to bring the best value in woodworking to their customers. That aspiration was reflected in their motto, “By Woodworkers, For Woodworkers.”

Many insiders at the time speculated that their journey would be an uphill climb, and with a tough economy hammering away at the industry, those insiders proved to be right, with a number of changes and restructuring of the organization. According to a statement on Steel City’s website, they went through a lot of changes during their ten years of business until little remained of the original Steel City organization. And in 2014, the company saw its largest restructuring yet. A small team of industry professionals, several being Steel City veterans, founded the Axiom Tool Group. This new team’s goal was to carefully point Steel City Tool Works in a new direction. The new focus was to “provide quality machinery, steeped in technology, and sell it at competitive prices.”

One industry insider said the company made a valiant marketing effort to understand how to reach their customers and tool dealers using the internet, but it was ultimately unsuccessful.

In response to the company closing, Steel City recommends tool owners seeking product support to contact the distributor where they purchased their tool for service, and to call the Steel City technical support line for replacement parts.

Read more: http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/117747/steel-city-tool-works-ceases-operations#ixzz3YKChwqkL
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-- Steve at WeekendWoodworking

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