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Forum topic by dale26 posted 01-20-2010 03:51 AM 2631 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-20-2010 03:51 AM

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It is time for me to upgrade to a better table saw, (my wife said I could). I am seriously concidering getting the Delta 10” hybrid, 36717 with the Biesemeyer fence. Do any of you fine folks out there have this saw or know of anyone who does. And if so, would this be a good choice or do you feel that another saw would be better. My shop is not wired for 220 so I am stuck with 110. I would appreciate your thoughts and coments. Be gentle with me I am new at this…..............

-- Dale-Stuck in Lodi

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#1 posted 01-20-2010 04:11 AM

There are a few reviews on its cousin the 36-714 you may wanna check out. When I was doing some research on what I wanted to upgrade too I was looking at the Delta hybrids (too pricey for my needs or budget) but they overall seemed to be getting pretty solid reviews.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#2 posted 01-20-2010 05:04 AM

Dale – The 36-717 is a undoubtedly a serviceable saw with a nice fence, but if buying it new at typical street price, I don’t think it offers many advantages over others in the same price range. The Delta hybrids offer the weakest trunnion combination of any other currently made, as in it combines table mounted trunnions with connecting rods as an arbor carriage. The Craftsman 22114 & 22124 combines cabinet mounted trunnions with the same connecting rod system. The Grizzly and Shop Fox hybrids all use table mounted trunnions with a one piece cast arbor carriage, as does the Jet Proshop & Jet Workshop, GI 50-220, Woodtek, older DeWalt DW746, and the Hitachi C10FL. The current Steel City 35920 & 35930, new Craftsman 22116, Ridgid R4511, and new GI 50-240GT combine cabinet mounted trunnions with the one piece cast arbor carriage, which is really the best of both worlds.

None of that means it’s not a good saw, it’s just that this is the right time to compare those sort of differences, and under the hood, the Delta rates last in this comparison group.

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#3 posted 01-20-2010 05:14 AM

I have a 36-714, as Jei’son said I did a review on mine. In short its a good saw and I love the Biesemeyer fence, if I did have my time back I would have gotten a saw with a table mounted trunnion as Scott mentioned.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#4 posted 01-20-2010 02:03 PM

I’ve got a 36-717. Overall I have been really happy with mine. I checked everyday when I was looking at saws, and after a couple of months I ended up getting it for $650 delivered. I definately couldn’t pass that up.

-- Nick, South Carolina,

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#5 posted 01-20-2010 03:57 PM

I am no TS pro and Scott seems to have your most intelligent answer. I just to find good deals. Right now I am not aware of any great deals on the market. Recently the R4511 went on sale and a lot of people bought that, no doubt some of those will hit CL adventually when some people discover it takes up too much space and rarely gets used. My idea would be to watch CL. Since you only have 110, I would study over the list of saws Scott gave you in dept and watch CL for one of those that would fit your need and taste. I personally have a Ridgid TS 3650 and a Ridgid TS 4511. I love the 3650 but have not even set up the 4511 yet.

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#6 posted 01-20-2010 04:01 PM

I have this saw and I really like it. It is my 3rd tablesaw that I have owned. It was 100% in alignment out of the crate. It easily passed the nickel test. I paid $696 for it delivered, also from Amazon. The Biesmeyer fence is very solid and accurate. The dust collection is good, not fantastastic. The motor wiring inside the cabinet needs to be secured up off the floor inside the base, otherwise the dust gets trapped. I use it maybe 20 days out of the year. If I were to use it more often, or have a permanent location in the shop for it so I didn’t have to move it around, I would have purchased a larger and beefier saw. In my opinion, it’s much better than the two contractor saws that I had – much better fence and dust control, and smaller footprint (front to back). I’d recommend it without hesitation.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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