I have been suspecting that the guy I bought my saw from did not really know how old it was. The saw was his father-in-laws and he got it when his father-in-law passed away. He said that he knows the dust collector was bought less than two years ago and he thought the saw was bought at the same time. If so, then it wasn’t bought new.
I was afraid the saw was older because of the condition of the table top & fence and the fact that the motor cover was metal and not plastic. Once I got inside the machine, I dismissed my fears because of how unbelievable clean and rust free the saw was.
Well, I finally sent the serial number to Delta and found out that the saw is in fact an older model. It was produced in 1998.
Not as good of a deal as if it was a 2005, but I am still happy with it.
- Planning on getting new pulleys this weekend and some link belt (maybe from the KC Woodworkers Show).
- I am also thinking about getting a Wixey digital saw fence readout. Do you all think this is a worthwhile investment? ($99 from Woodcraft with Wixey angle guage – I already have one Wixey angle guage though)
- I am thinking about investing the $100 in a Un-T-Fence as well.
Has anyone used them? Suggestions?
-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas