FYI: Steel City Table Saw Review

There have been a few folks here asking about Steel City Table saws.
Tools of the trade reviewed the 35601 along with 7 others:
<http://www.toolsofthetrade.net/articles/showarticle.asp?articleID $43&position=1&type=article&partID=1>
FWIW, they ranked it below a Jet, Grizzly, and a Dewalt
Paul Franklin
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: There have been a few folks here asking about Steel City Table saws.
: Tools of the trade reviewed the 35601 along with 7 others:
: <http://www.toolsofthetrade.net/articles/showarticle.asp?articleID $43&position=1&type=article&partID=1>
: FWIW, they ranked it below a Jet, Grizzly, and a Dewalt
A few comments:
a) they tested hybrid saws. Most of the Steel City line is industrial grade stuff (cabinet saws, etc.).
b) they gave the DeWalt a high grade partially based on it being the most portable saw, which I find a bit odd in a review which otherwise based its comments on how the saws behaved in a factory production setting.
c) All the saws were run on 110, althouygh most/all could have been run on 220.
d) The test of 'power' was pretty subjective -- running poplar boards through by hand but pushing them as hard as possible, and timing the results. Seems to me if you're doing production runs where speed is essential, this is the wrong type of saw to be using.
    -- Andy Barss
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Andrew Barss wrote:

Where's the data? No offense to Mr. Martin testing these but all he offers is a very brief subjective opinion with nothing to quantify the difference or even back up his "opinions". I own a Jet saw and have no interest in pushing Steel City or any of the other brands but this comparison is substandard at best.
Daryl
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wrote: | : There have been a few folks here asking about Steel City Table saws. | | : Tools of the trade reviewed the 35601 along with 7 others: | | : <http://www.toolsofthetrade.net/articles/showarticle.asp?articleID $43&position=1&type=article&partID=1> | | : FWIW, they ranked it below a Jet, Grizzly, and a Dewalt | | | A few comments: | | a) ...| | | -- Andy Barss
Thanks Andy for the info. As I said in a previous post, I am really looking at the Steel City Saw. I agree w/you that the article left a little to be desired .... ah weeellll:)
Tony Ryall
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