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Stamped Steel or Cast Iron Wings? Eagle River AK

Over the long haul, you'll find that cast-iron wings have atleast four valuable benefits that are worth the extra money. First, acast-iron wing is much more rugged and is more likely to remain flatafter years of use.

The Home Depot
(907)276-2006
400 Rodeo Place
Anchorage, AK
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(907)644-5646
1715 Abbott Road
Anchorage, AK
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(907) 563-9800
515 E Tudor RD
Anchorage, AK
 
The Home Depot
(907)357-8181
1255 Palmer Wasilla Hwy
Wasilla, AK
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

Spenard Builders Supply- Eagle River
907-694-3527
17320 Northgate Park Eagle River, AK, 99577
Eagle River, AK
 
The Home Depot
(907) 276-2006
400 Rodeo Pl
Anchorage, AK
 
The Home Depot
(907)563-9800
515 E Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

Home Depot
(907) 644-9012
1715 Abbott RD
Anchorage, AK
 
Alaska Industrial Hardware- Eagle River
907-694-2988
12330 Old Glenn Hwy Eagle River, AK, 99577
Eagle River, AK
 
Lowe's
(907) 269-2400
1200 North Muldoon
Anchorage, AK
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Stamped Steel or Cast Iron Wings?

Stamped Steel or Cast Iron Wings?

Should I spend more money on cast-iron wings?

Q. I can save money by buying stamped steel rather thancast-iron extension wings for my new tablesaw. What do cast-iron wingsoffer that steel wings don't?

A. Over the long haul, you'll find that cast-iron wings have atleast four valuable benefits that are worth the extra money. First, acast-iron wing is much more rugged and is more likely to remain flatafter years of use. You can inadvertently bend a steel wing by grabbingit when you move your saw or by dropping something heavy on it, such asa full sheet of plywood. Second, a cast-iron wing adds about 25 lb. tothe top of your saw table. That additional mass helps soak upvibration. Two wings are even better. Third, a cast-iron wing providesa dead-flat surface that's useful even when the saw isn't running. Anunplugged tablesaw makes a great assembly table, and a single cast-ironwing adds almost 50 percent more flat surface area to the main table.The ribbed surface on a stamped steel wing is anything but flat.Fourth, believe it or not, a cast-iron wing is a convenient surface forsharpening tools. Simply attach some sandpaper with low-tack sprayadhesive. The wing is flat, rock solid and more accessible than themain table—perfect for lapping the backside of chisels and plane irons.

 

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