cherokee6 Posted March 2, 2009 Report Share Posted March 2, 2009 I'm looking into a band saw and had made up my mind to get the Grizzly 14" Extreme series with a riser block. Woodworker's Warehouse has the Steel City band saw with basically the same specs and features but with the granite top on sale for $100 dollars less. On the plus side the Steel City also has built in wheels for mobiity but the fence is extra for about $130. The fence (a nice one!) is included with the Grizzly. (I have an extra mobile base for it also.) Of course there is always the worry of chipping granite as it will be in the garage and exposed to family living. (I can see it now: who cracked the table on my saw?! - reply: I dunno!) I also don't have any realistic reviews of it, where the Grizzly is a proven machine, reliable, with very good reviews. I don't even know if Steel City is a subsidiary of some other company, a flash in the pan the may not be around in a year, or whatnot. Also, none of their brochures show the inside of the saw. (I just found out that Rikon and Jet are made through Wilton). Any suggestions out there? Thanks for any input! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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