Got the mobile base under the saw today, and waxed her up. Nice and shiny, but not so much to reflect light and create problems.
Now for a few comments---
*The cabinet is well built and very solid. I notice no flex in it at all.
*The table has a nice semi-polished finish, and is flat within .001".
*When running, you know there is power driving the blade. When turned off it takes approx. 5 seconds for the blade to stop. It is quiet, and has a minimum of vibration.
*The fence is very stiff. It takes quite a bit of pressure to get it to deflect less than 1/16". I got the standard deluxe fence with the saw.
*Alignment of the arbor and fence were right on. Only adjustment I had to do was the 90deg. bevel stop.
*The index magnifier is easy to read and set.
*The blade guard flips up and out of the way for blade changes. It is also easy to remove with one knob.
*There is ample room for your hands to change blades.
*For $899 after the rebate it's a great saw. Even for list price of $999 it's a good deal. Steel City gets good reviews on all it's products.
*The miter gauge is junk. I'm glad I have an Osbourne EB-3.
*The saw rocks in the mobile base. I'll have to look into that.
*What is really confusing, 1/4"x20tpi bolts and nuts have a 10mm head. 5/16" bolts and nuts have a 12mm head. Strange having to use metric wrenches to tighten SAE bolts. Allen bolts are the same way, but at least you get the wrenches for them.
*The table insert is not exactly flat. Had a tough time adjusting it flat to the table.