Steel City 10" Titanium Tablesaw

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Steel City Tool Works
Model:
35640
Price:
$2,025

Description

Includes a 3 HP, 230V, single phase, dual capacitor TEFC motor with magnetic starter; 50" Industrial T-Square fence system, carbide-tipped 40 tooth ATB saw blade, laminated extension table, adjustable steel support legs, titanium extension wings, standard insert, dado insert, miter gauge, motor cover, and instruction manual with parts breakdown.

Dimensions:
H: 39" W: 82 1/4" L: 35"
Weight (Net): 535 lbs.
Phase: Single-Phase
Warranty: 1 Years

Detailed Specifications
Motor: 3 HP, 230V, 60 Hz TEFC
Switch: Magnetic
Blade Diameter: 10"
Blade RPM: 4,150
Arbor Size: 5/8"
Blade Diameter: 10"
Blade Tilt: Left
Max. Depth of Cut at 90°: 3 1/8"
Max. Depth of Cut at 45°: 2 1/8"
Max. Rip Right of Blade: 50"
Max. Rip Left of Blade: 12"
Table in Front of Blade: 12 1/4"
Dado Capacity: 13/16"
Table Size: 20" x 27"
Table Size w/Ext. Wings and Table Board: 40" x 27"
Table Size w/ Wing Board: 74 3/4" x 27"
Table Height From Floor: 34 1/2"
Dust Port Size: 4"
Base Dimension For Mobile Base: 20" x 20"

WOOD magazine review

Titanium-top tablesaw proves its mettle against rust

Review Summary

I live in Iowa, where summers are hot, sticky, and dripping with humidity. So I find the titanium-nitrite-coated cast-iron top on Steel City’s 3-hp cabinet-style tablesaw to be a huge advantage in my ongoing battle with rust. To see how the rust-resistant tabletop compares with untreated cast iron, I moved this saw next to a new 8" jointer. Both got through the winter in fine shape, but when spring arrived, I began to see rust on the jointer—and nothing on the saw.
To accelerate testing, I spritzed water onto the tops of both, even making a few small puddles, then let them sit for 24 hours. The result: rust where the water had been. The rust spots on the titanium-nitrite top wiped away with a clean cloth. No such luck with the jointer; it took a special cleaner to remove its rust marks. This rust-inhibitive feature adds $250 to the price of Steel City’s regular cabinet saw (model 35618). Sure, that’s a lot of money, but to me, it’s worth the peace of mind knowing I don’t have to wax it regularly. With or without the titanium-nitrite top, the left-tilting model (35640) is a superb tablesaw. It’s also available in a right-tilt model (35630). With the heaviest and largest trunnions I’ve seen on a 10" saw, it’s built like a tank. The large handwheels turn easily and the stops are dead-on, with no need for adjustment. The Biesemeyer-style rip fence and rails prove durable, accurate, and easy to adjust. The throat plate has a red-paint finish that’s dry but sticky, and it slows down workpieces when I push them through the blade. I replaced it with a maple zero-clearance plate. (Scott Box of Steel City said future throat plates will be powder-coated to cut friction.) —Tested by Bob Hunter

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

3

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