02 Sep The SB1111 Table Saw from South Bend with Readouts
This new table saw from South Bend (which shares ownership with Grizzly Industrial) is a 10″, 3 HP, 220 Volt machine with extension rails that is available through the Grizzly distribution system. The manufacturer says that the saw “is solidly built with a higher degree of accuracy, high-end components, and longer-lasting reliability than any other table saw on the market”. To back up that assessment, the SB1111 is covered by a South Bend 2-year warranty covering parts and factory defects.
With the extension rails in place, the ripping capacity is 52″ to the right and 18″ to the left of the blade. There’s a digital readout on the fence for the width of the cut, and two digital readouts on the control panel (bottom left in the photo) for blade height and tilt.
This is a heavy-duty machine designed for reducing sheet stock. It has a 1-1/2″ thick, precision-ground, cast-iron, beveled edge table that is mounted on a heavy-duty, one-piece steel cabinet – all of which will minimize vibration during operation. There’s a locking ON/OFF switch for safety, large cast-iron handwheels for easy adjustments, and large anodized handles on the miter gauge and rip fence.
The single-phase motor draws 13 Amps at 220 Volts. The maximum depth of cut at 90 degrees is 3-1/8″ and at 45 degrees it’s 2-1/8″. The distance from the front of the table to the center of the blade is 14-7/8″ and the tabletop is 35-3/4″ off the floor. The saw has a standard 5/8″ diameter arbor, spins at 4,000 RPM, and supports dado sets up to 3/4″ wide. There’s a 4” dust port in the bottom of the cabinet but no at-the-blade collection. The table size with extensions is 76″ wide and 65-5/8″ deep. The saw’s actual footprint is 22″ x 24″, and the overall dimensions are 91-1/2″ W x 73″ D x 43-1/2″ H. Its approximate shipping weight is 742 lbs. There’s a quick-release blade guard and spreader, but no riving knife. The SD1111 is listed at $3,045 plus $229 freight.
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