ROTFLOL Now that's funny.
To the best of my ability I answered the OP's questions. Others did
the same. We all assumed he was real and sincere in asking and, if
that is the case, I hope our combined contributions in some small way
help him with his decision.
But you, sir, are what I would define as a "pick and twist" artist.
Rather than make a contribution of your own, you look for things to
"pick" from the posts of others and "twist" them to lead the thread
tangenitially in whatever direction it will go. Accuracy and
relevance are unimportant.
So in the words of another who recently discovered this in an earlier
thread "that's it for me, your attitude is depressing".
Now to get that newsreader with the plonking feature
I definitely was sincere! :-) It has been interesting to read the other
I am going back to the store today to check it out one more time before
I lay my money down. You guys have given me a lot of insight and I am
armed with things to look for now too!
Thank you SO MUCH for all of the great replys!
Raises hand . . .Uh mine did. When my blade was at 90 degrees to the
table, it was perfectly parallel to the miter slots and also perfectly
parallel to my carefully calibrated fence. But when I tilted the
blade to 45 degrees, the resulting burn marks showed me right away
that I had a problem. I ran Ed Bennett's TS-Aligner Jr. along the
blade while tilted and found that it was no longer parallel to the
miter slot. I'm an engineer, but still the answer to the problem
didn't come to me. Finally I checked the literature and video that
came with Ed's gadget. He explained what the problem was and how to
fix it. The table top was tilted front-to-back relative to the plane
of the blade tilt. A couple of shims under the low end of the table
top and the problem was solved.
I suspect a great many saws have this problem. It's just difficult to
diagnose and repair without sophisticated tools and the time and
desire to fix it.
"Even an old blind hog finds an acorn every now and then."
The _required_ tools aren't all that sophisticated. Some purpose-made
tools will make it easier than others, and it's apparent that the video
might have been a very valuable part of your tool kit.
I have seen the techniques laid out in several books for finding and
repairing most alignment issues, including aligning cabinet saws at both
ends of the blade tilt travel.
I stand corrected...the comments that I made were based on the difference
between a cabinet saw and a contractors saw, forgetting to check with the
SteelCity website as to the saw in question.
I will say, however, that other than that the SteelCity ISN'T one, what
makes a hybrid a hybrid was correct. Small point, but a point none the
Still wrong, but...oh well
<mental note...check for full info FIRST>>
Just so you know, the Sears 22124 is a rebadged Steel City and also
has cabinet-mounted trunions. Their OR35505 is based on the same
mechanism--it's kind of a hybrid saw in reverse--a cabinet saw that
looks like a contractor's saw.
The one I got was marked as a type II industrial fence. Their version
of the Besemeyer (SP) with HDPE side slabs and heavy guage steel
components. Their "delux" fence is a cheaper variation on the same
theme with Melamine covered MDF side slabs, lighter guage seel stock
and fewer adjustment options.
Those are the only two I have seen from them. So I can't speak to the
others they may have. I do know they offer the actual Besemeyer brand
fence as an option.
Having compared the Delta and Steel Cuty hybrids side by side
(literaly, at Tool King) I was impressed by the Steel City, clean
castings, heavily built, positive controls and the details made it
for me. That and a review of their respective owners manuals, amazing
what you can glean from them. The Delta looks to be a pain to adjust.
As noted, you have more places to search for pricing.
If you want one. Depends on shop size.
I have a Steel City drillpress, got a good look through their line at the
distributer, and they all look pretty good. Guess I was impressed enough,
because I bought the oldest kid a planer and jointer with his "grandma"
money. He loves 'em.
I like my Mississippi Delta saw, but if in the market, I'd probably buy S.C.
You snowed in again, George?
Just think of all that spalting going on under the snow!
(I won't mention that it's 60f here this morning)
damn, did I say that out loud?
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