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It's made by Steel City/Orion and was nearly identical to the SC35930. I owned a 22124 that was a predecessor….loved it. The 22116 has a riving knife, decent Beise clone fence, granite top, full enclosure ,and cabinet mounted trunnions. Nice heavy saw. Has the same guts as the former Ridgid R4511, but with a better fence. If it's complete, not damaged, includes the fence, etc….$350 is a great buy IMO.

 

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Ironically I just came out of the basement where I was using mine. I've had it for about 5 years with no troubles. Saw is very solid and has a pretty nice Biesemeyer clone fence. I replaced the stock blade with a thin kerf one. I also added zero clearance inserts and swapped the miter gauge. I mostly cut 4/4 stock and ply, and it doesn't have any problems with those. Have cut some 8/4 but not much, it did fine.

I did have to file down the riving knife width a little because it was a bit wide for my thin kerf blade and the wood got hung up on it.
 

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I believe made by Orion for Steel City and Sears, gets good marks from a number of folks whose opinions i respect on forums. I see 2 in that price range, one a floor model and one new in box-either way it's an excellent price on that saw. Shoot, it would be an excellent price used. Cabinet mounted trunions, fence looks pretty good in the stores i've seen it in. I'm not a huge fan of shopping with Sears, but on the outlet stuff i'm pretty sure the full warranty for the product applies. If any parts are missing, you can normally call the customer service number and they'll usually ship them out at no charge as well-but i don't know if that's all the time or i've just been lucky. At that money, if you don't like it you could at least break even (or better) on a resale.

If you're looking to buy a TS, that's a good value.
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got it this evening for $390, Full warranty. The right side granite wing is cracked. I can try to get sears to replace for free over the phone, If they wont its only $125 for the replacement part. Thanks for the advice. Other then the cracked wing the saw is in excellent shape. I even sprung for the $50 2 year in home warranty. I think i did well
 

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I have this saw and am very happy with it.

I had some trouble squaring the table top to the blade. I couldn't twist it far enough to make the miter slot parallel to the blade. I removed the top and drilled the mounting holes in the metal frame a little larger. This gave me enough room to tweak it and get it squared up properly. Since then no trouble at all.

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I own the 22124, which as others have said is the predecessor to the 22116 you're looking at. I believe the differences are that the 22116 has a granite top and wooden router table, however it also has the cheaper craftsman fence as opposed to the Biesemeyer the 22124 came with. Now, there was a mix up with my saw and I got the craftsman fence, however it is still a T-fence (B.Meyer style) and I love it so far. Accurate, repeatable.

The saw itself has not impressed me yet, but I think that's due to the blade. Their stock blade is a 40 tooth and rips poorly and crosscuts poorly. It's slow even though 3/4 pine. I only just got the saw a couple of weeks ago (new in box from Craigslist) and I'm soon to be putting a Freud 24T ripping blade on, thin kerf. I believe that'll transform the machine.

Other than that, it runs very quietly and very smoothly. I think once I upgrade the saw I'll be very happy, and won't need to upgrade for many years if/when I get to the point where I need a 3 or 5hp monster for real production work.

And seriously, for $350, if you get it and treat it well you can easily sell it for a hundred more extra even in a few years time.

P.S. If the splitter/guard set up is the same as the 22124 you'll want to go ahead and get the BORK and be done with it. I find that the blade guard is cumbersome and the mounting method will get in the way of any outfeed table you may want to build.
 

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You lucked out.

The Sears down the street from me had the floor model listed on the Sears Outlet site for $450.

I went in to check it out and figured I might get a great deal.

Unfortunately it was missing the entire fence assembly (including rails), no guard/riving knife, part of the granite was chipped, and someone cut the power cord right off the machine. It looked really abused for a floor model.

Needless to say, I did not buy it.
 

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got it this evening for $390, Full warranty. The right side granite wing is cracked. I can try to get sears to replace for free over the phone, If they wont its only $125 for the replacement part. Thanks for the advice. Other then the cracked wing the saw is in excellent shape. I even sprung for the $50 2 year in home warranty. I think i did well

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You might be able to repair the crack. Google should have all kinds of suggestions. Definitely spring for a decent TK blade and get it aligned. Congrats!
 

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knotscott- The crack is pretty bad, its split in 3 different directions and uneven. I am sure I COULD repair it if i had too, but I think in the long run im better off just replacing it.

greeacres2- I didnt even think about and extention table, that is a good idea.

joey502- I live in Richmond VA and the saw was located about an hour north of me in Fredricksburg VA. It was listed for $439, I talked them into giving it to me for $390, there were some listed for $329 at other stores. I thought for sure I could talk them down to that. I think I made out pretty well on the deal still.
 

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knotscott- The crack is pretty bad, its split in 3 different directions and uneven. I am sure I COULD repair it if i had too, but I think in the long run im better off just replacing it.
If you have any trouble getting the part from Sears, I wonder if a wing from an R4511 or Steel City Granite top saw would fit….food for thought if you're in a pinch.
 

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If you have any trouble getting the part from Sears, I wonder if a wing from an R4511 or Steel City Granite top saw would fit….food for thought if you re in a pinch.

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The sears parts website has it listed as "in stock" so.. Heres to hoping that is accurate. If not I will be looking to plan B. ... At this time plan B is just to complain about it not being in stock.

I think I need a new plan B
 

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I have this saw and am very happy with it.

I had some trouble squaring the table top to the blade. I couldn t twist it far enough to make the miter slot parallel to the blade. I removed the top and drilled the mounting holes in the metal frame a little larger. This gave me enough room to tweak it and get it squared up properly. Since then no trouble at all.

BJ

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I had the same issue with a used 22114. After drilling all 4 mounting holes larger and getting it aligned, it occurred to me that the cabinet was probably out of square.
 

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joey502- I live in Richmond VA and the saw was located about an hour north of me in Fredricksburg VA. It was listed for $439, I talked them into giving it to me for $390, there were some listed for $329 at other stores. I thought for sure I could talk them down to that. I think I made out pretty well on the deal still.

- Rivercitykenb
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Well done, I think you will be happy with that saw and you can't beat that price. I have the Steel City version except with the cast iron top and have been very happy with it.
 
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