|Review by cstrang||posted 1784 days ago||10124 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This is a good bang for your buck, when I originally purchased the saw I got it for around $1200, it is a little more pricy today but none the less a good buy. It comes wired for 120 from the manufacturer but when I received it I got my electrician friend to ramp it up to 240, not much that I have in my shop can bog it down now. In my old High school we had a saw just like this one with the sole difference of it being connected to standard 120, I notice a big difference between them, if you have any hybrid saw and have the opportunity to change it over to 240 I strongly recommend it. I also opted for the Biesemeyer fence system which is by far the best fence system I have ever had the pleasure of using, it has minimal deflection and you can set it to 28-1/16” and you know that board is going to be 28-1/16”. The dust collection is adequate with a single 4” port at the rear of the machine and a sloped surface inside the cabinet to direct dust downward however, I find myself at the end of every day turning on the dust collector one more time and opening the side door of the saw to push the dust down into the hose (this is the second drop from a 1200 Cfm collector about 10 feet away). One thing I noticed on most Hybrid saws is that the hand wheels are slightly undersized, it would be nicer if they where 6” dia. a feature which is available on some Hybrids. Another minor detail about buying Delta is ever since Black & Decker bought them out I find that their customer service has suffered. I live in Canada and they said it could take 2-3 weeks to receive a part I required for my table saw to work (a set screw came loose during operation and was sucked into the dust collector never to be found again) 2-3 weeks is a long time especially if you are waiting to complete an order, and as you all know a good table saw is the heart of any good woodworking shop. They did send me the set screw in one week, a lot of downtime, they don’t express ship to Canada, I don’t know why. If you are a resident of the United States I don’t believe you would have to worry about this as they said they can ship anywhere in the US overnight. This being said it is still a good buy for the money, I would recommend it.
-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.