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Forum topic by Jef posted 08-27-2009 05:38 AM 4415 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-27-2009 05:38 AM

I saw an interesting table saw the other day while shopping at Blaine’s Farm & Fleet. The brand name on the saw is “Duracraft.” F&F has numerous tools with this brand name. What caught my attention was the rip fence, which is identical to the one on my Ridgid R4511. I stopped to take a closer look. There were more similarities to my saw, but the next thing I noticed was the price tag which said “Duracraft” in large letters and under that name in small letters was “Steel City Tool Works.” The price was $399.99 marked down to $339.99. The saw has a cast iron top with stamped wings. It is a 3/4 cabinet model with open bottom and sturdy legs with no lift or wheels. The trunnions look the same as the 4511, cabinet mounted with motor in the cabinet and plastic cover with quick release handles on the right side. While the trunnions seem the same as the 4511, there is a rod sticking out the back of the cabinet through a curved slot which the splitter and blade guard are attached to. Looking inside the cabinet, there seems to be the same riving knife bracket as the 4511 with no riving knife installed. It has a better, large paddle switch and 1-1/2 hp motor wired for 120v. It seems like a pretty good deal for someone who wants a step up from a rear-motor contractor’s saw but is strapped for cash. It appears that this Duracraft, Ridgid, and Steel City are all coming from the same factories in China.

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#1 posted 06-16-2010 04:25 AM

Man there sure seem to be a lot of options when it comes to tablesaws and a lot of apparent overlap between the different ‘brands’. How do we keep it all straight?

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#2 posted 06-16-2010 04:27 AM

Interesting find.

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#3 posted 06-16-2010 11:00 AM

Duracraft also used to have a model that was very similar to the original entry level Craftsman 22104 with steel wings made by Orion. This one sounds like it has the updated trunnions.

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#4 posted 06-16-2010 05:25 PM

That’s not all that Farm & Fleet sells that looks like other products. They sell a belt/disc sander under the Powertec brand name that is identical to the Hitachi SB10Yl. I have the Hitachi, and after close examination of the Powertec unit, the only difference I can see between the two is the name on the sander and the color difference. The Powertec is currently on sale there for about $110 which is about $40 cheaper than the Hitachi.

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