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Stamped Steel or Cast Iron Wings? Washington DC

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
(202)526-8760
901 Rhode Island Ave
Washington, DC
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(301)324-0180
150 Hampton Park Blvd
Capitol Heights, MD
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(301)345-6774
4700 Cherry Hill Rd
College Park, MD
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(703)823-1900
400 S Pickett St
Alexandria, VA
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(301)805-8149
10301 M L King Jr. Hwy
Lanham, MD
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(301)891-1106
3301 E West Highway
Hyattsville, MD
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(301)839-9600
6003 Oxon Hill Road
Oxon Hill, MD
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(703)534-9580
6210 Seven Corners Ctr
Falls Church, VA
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(703)642-3660
6555 Little River Trnpke
Alexandria, VA
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(703)619-5124
7710 Richmond Hwy
Alexandria, VA
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

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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