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10-12-2015 02:04 PM

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I have an opportunity at a Delta 33-990. Not knowing much about this saw, I am turning to you boys for some insight. Good? Bad? Leave it a lone and get a Dewalt? What are your thoughts? Thanks!

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#1 posted 10-12-2015 02:44 PM

I assume when you say get a Dewalt you mean a chop saw. If thats the case then forget the chop saw unless you do trim work. If you mean a Dewalt RAS then get it because it is older than the one you listed.
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#2 posted 10-12-2015 02:47 PM

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#3 posted 10-12-2015 03:30 PM

I think groyuti hit it right on the head.

I’d skip it. Hold out for a 10” DeWalt with the cast iron arm.

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#4 posted 10-12-2015 05:21 PM

A Delta RAS can be really good, but the best ones are the older turret arm models…..that’s not the 33-990. I’d pass on it and either look for the turret arm model, or the solid cast iron Dewalt.

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#5 posted 10-13-2015 03:20 PM

Thanks for the input boys. Bummed I missed gryuti’s input… I would prefer one of the older ones as recommended
, but haven’t pinned one down yet. I think I will hold out on this one though. Thanks again for the info.

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#6 posted 10-13-2015 03:37 PM

John, as Fred was saying Delta made (bought) some really awesome RAS’s. They were called Multiplex saws originally made by Red Star, then was bought out by Delta. There is a battle of pride between Multiplexers and DeWalt Cast Iron Armers as to which was the ultimate best design. But you would not go wrong either way.

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#7 posted 10-13-2015 09:06 PM

I have had an opportunity at one of those, but it was sloppy in every way. I am guessing it had seen a lot of use from its looks. I do like the idea behind the design though.

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#8 posted 10-13-2015 09:13 PM

I do not know this on personal experience, but supposedly that design has some kind of roller bearings that when one location is wore out they can be turned and everything is right as rain again.

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#9 posted 10-13-2015 09:47 PM

As mentioned I would wait on 12” Delta saw. Skip the Dewalt. If your patient the saws are pretty cheap. $80 a few weeks ago.

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