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scm si 3800 query6/14
Looking at purchasing an SCM si 3800 from auction. I'm looking at it tomorrow.
From what I see in the pictures it has a digital control panel that sits behind the sliding table, I have never seen that before.
Can't find much info on the net but seems to be a mid 90's model.
Soooooo... my questions are.
Has anyone got one or had experience with this model. I used to do a lot of cutting on an SCM of this era with annual fences and it was pretty bulletproof and accurate when well maintained.
Is having the control panel in that position conducive to good cutting flow? I haven't used many panel saws with a digital rip fence but ones I have used have had the control panel above the blade. This has always made sense to me but I do see a lot around with the controls in the usual power button position, so there must be something good about it. Just trying to think about the pros and cons of both.