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steel city 3590, have they gone under?

Hey guys, im considering upgrading from my current TS3650 ridgid to either a steel city 3590, or the o715p. I saw somewhere that steel city has gone out of business does anyone know if this is true?

Right now i can get a 3590 cast iron top shipped for 10 dollars under the price of the 0715p, but the thought of them going out of business does concern me, but also i am wary after hearing that the 0715P had the same blade shift as the R4512.

My reasons for wanting to upgrade are mainly i prefer the T fence's, the space savings of an inboard motor, and well a shiney new tool..i really like the concept the 3590 also has the mobile base built in.
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I'm not sure which model the Steel City 3590 is, but the same manufacturer (Orion, IIRC) for Steel City makes/has made several of the Craftsman table saws, so there is a lot of interchangeability of parts between the two brands. Sears is pretty good about providing parts support for their tools. I think there's also overlap parts-wise with several Ridgid saws.

You might browse through ereplacementparts.com and see whether parts on any of the C'man saws are similar to the 3590. Sears' manufacturer code for these saws is 351. FWIW, last year I bought a C'man 351.22116 hybrid saw, and couldn't be happier with my choice.
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JDownhowe...the 3590 i believe is the twin of the 22116, identical accept the steel city version you can get with the cast iron top or granite, and it has a built in mobile base, but doesnt appear to have the built in out feed setup the 22116 has.

upon some more reading today it sounds as if general has bought out in some fasion steel city and its rumored that they are whom you call for parts and that they will honor the 5 year warranty.
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Sounds like good news for parts. Given the choice of built in out feed or mobile base, no contest- the mobile base. As I said, I'm extremely pleased with my 22116- it's certainly solidly built and smooth operating. I have no first hand experience with either the R4512 or G0715P, but in the limited use I've had so far with bevel cuts, I haven't noticed (or heard about) any blade shift with the Steel City/C'mans.
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Most blade shift videos I've seen about Ridgid/Craftsman/Grizzly appeared to be user errors.
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Most blade shift videos I've seen about Ridgid/Craftsman/Grizzly appeared to be user errors.
This doesn't mean the problem didn't exist. I had to have new trunnions put in my ridgid for exactly this problem.
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