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Revamping my Delta Contractor Saw #2: It's Here!

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Blog entry by Mark Colan posted 08-18-2010 10:32 PM 2339 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Motivation and Goals Part 2 of Revamping my Delta Contractor Saw series Part 3: Prep and Tune-up »

I ordered the Incra LS32-TS-WF from Woodcraft.com Tuesday Aug 10. Woodcraft forwards such orders to Incra for shipment. Incra shipped it Thursday Aug 12 via UPS ground. I got a tracking number only by asking for it, but it correctly predicted that UPS would have it at my door today, and it came this afternoon.

Two boxes. One is long and narrow; that would be rails, and perhaps some fence parts. The other deeper and wider, not as long, and weighing about 50 lbs. Kind of mystifying. Why could it be so heavy? Doesn’t include a table, and a lot of the rest is aluminum.

I am building a kitchen pantry extension in the basement, and the basement is a bit hard to use because things have been moved around. I want to get to a certain point (where I can put some big things back where they belong) before I start the saw revamp project.

I’m hoping to take Friday off and have a 3-day weekend. I hope that will give me a chance to start this project.

But it’s very exciting that it is here!

By the way, wood craft had this for sale at $599, about $60 less than Amazon, and free shipping, too. Toolking has it for $559, and I knew that when I ordered. So why woodcraft? I don’t know for certain that I can use this fence with my Uniguard saw blade guard, since the Uniguard uses the same screws needed for the fence. I do have a solution, but just in case, I want to be able to return it, because I intend to keep the Uniguard. Woodcraft made it clear that it was returnable within 45 days. Toolking, not so much. I have no experience with toolking.com other than asking about this return policy. For someone who is sure that they won’t need to return the product, $40 is good savings.

I wish I had thought to order on Saturday instead of Tuesday, since we had a “sales tax holiday” here in MA, and I might have saved another $39.

-- Mark, hack amateur woodworker, Medford (greater Boston) MA



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RonPeters

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#1 posted 08-19-2010 01:38 AM

Can’t wait to see pictures….

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#2 posted 08-19-2010 09:02 AM

I put the inca fence on my table say and love it. Great addition.

-- John

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#3 posted 08-19-2010 03:54 PM

I love toolking and their spin-off site tooliday. I’ve never had to return anything, though, so I can’t help you there. I bought my Wixey angle gauge, Bosch miter finder, blades for my miter saw, and some spade bits from them. No hassles, and they will beat any price you can find on the internet that they can verify.

I look forward to hearing about your Incra as you get it installed. I’d so love to upgrade my TS with that setup. Of course the fence upgrade would be worth way more than the saw, but I don’t think that’s uncommon with these.

-- Robb

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