|Review by Joe||posted 10-04-2009 12:15 AM||7443 views||1 time favorited||37 comments|
- Delta The new American made unisaw, 3hp W/36" fence
- Brand: Delta | Category: Tablesaws
I said to my wife “I think I am going to buy a new table saw” She said “why”..... you have one already. I said a present to myself for retiring out of the Navy with 22 years. She said go ahead just make sure you get the one you want. “WHAT”......
Well here she is. Yup, this is all I got done today Just putting it together. Hmm… a review on putting it together. Easy, you get this black folder manual looks like something you get with a new car. Anyway in this is a DVD and needed paperwork that will show you how to set it up. Went together easy did it by myself, could of used a hand here and there. I have not checked any tolerances. I will do that tomorrow along with powering it up. Bad thing is I do not have 220 outlets in my garage. So I will have to get that taken care of also.
More to follow…..
Got everything needed to make an extension cord until I get a dedicated 220 outlet.
I doubled and tripled checked everything I did yesterday. Plugged her in and turned her on. I thought it would be loud or louder than my other delta (contractor 1.5hp). Anyway in sounded strong. Very smooth too, so I had to throw a nickel and penny on the table. Test passed.
There was virtually no arbor run-out I was surprised. I also set the fence. I thought it should slide back in forth better than it does. Maybe it needs to be broke in.?
The front gauges were dead on at 45 and 90 degrees. I checked them with my digital gauge. The hand cranks are solid as a rock and the locks work, not just clamps.
Blade was parallel with the miter slot. Speaking of the blade, the blade they supply is damm good.
Dust from a table saw is a thing of the past with this saw. Very good dust collection.
I love the riving knife and anti-kick back pawls. The guard is a two piece and I think it’s a work of art. No tools needed to remove any of them.
Ok, after setting all that needed to be set, it was time to cut a test piece. I through up some 8/4 hard maple. I have no idea why anyone would need more power. (strike that last comment). It handled it like it was ¾ pine. Man that sucker has some pure power.
As of now I have no complaints. I need to break it in for a while. It always great until the new wears off. I unusually have buyer’s remorse, about this time. This saw for me was defiantly a want not a need. My other delta would do everything I needed it to do. So why did I spend that kind of money on a table saw? Not sure really, I guess I am trying to stimulate the economy and I wanted it. Like my oldest my boy said “that Saw is sick”
-- Senior Chief