Delta 36-540 tablesaw or Rockwell/Beaver 3/4 hp tablesaw

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09-24-2015 03:51 PM

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Hello, I am a younger woodworker and have decided to invest in a table saw.
I do have previous experience with them and other tools as well.
I am considering either a Delta 36-540 or a Rockwell/Beaver 3/4 hp tablesaw.
Both are similar price and I am really not sure which one to get.
Any advice is much appreciated.

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#1 posted 09-24-2015 05:07 PM

I would go with Rockwell over a newer Delta any day.

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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#2 posted 09-25-2015 02:02 AM

How young? What’s your budget? What will you be making? What condition are the saws in?

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#3 posted 09-25-2015 04:17 AM

The cost of both tools is the same, and the condition.
I will be making smaller furniture, and doing lots of ripping and cross cutting because most of the wood is from pallets. I will not really need to change the angle the blade. I will also be cutting plywood, but nothing huge.
I won’t be cutting much if any large peices of hardwood, so having tons of power isn’t totally necessary,
although it would be preferred.

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#4 posted 09-25-2015 04:51 AM

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