New Tool Alert

A quick look at some of the best new tools we saw in Atlanta.
By Christopher Schwarz
Pages: 68-69

From the November 2006 issue #158
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It isn’t every day that you see a new tool company appear out of nowhere with a complete line of high-quality woodworking machines, but that’s almost exactly what happened in late August as Steel City Tool Works unveiled an impressive battalion of heavy-duty machinery at the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta.

With more than 30 machines in its stable (so far), Steel City’s line of tools is a warning shot across the bow of the big manufacturers: Delta, Powermatic, Jet and Grizzly. That should come as little surprise after you learn that the people who thought up Steel City are people who worked for many of those major manufacturers and importers. After years of working in the trenches, they struck out on their own.

From the November 2006 issue #158
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