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Forum topic by namrufmot posted 01-11-2016 03:10 AM 878 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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namrufmot

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01-11-2016 03:10 AM

Small-time handyman and DIYer…birdhouses, firewood holders, trim, etc….nothing heirloom quality.

I grew up using a Delta 36-600 and despit it being loud it always did exactly what I wanted. Now I need a new tablw saw but can’t (damn wife) spend more than $150.

So I can wait until Lowe’s sells their Kobalt portable on sale, or pick up a MINT CONDITION Delta 34-670 for $120.

Which would be the better value/make me the happiest?

Thanks!


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 01-11-2016 03:16 AM

No question.. The Delta. Metal motor instead of a plastic one alone is worth the price of admission.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#2 posted 01-11-2016 04:30 AM

+1 to Brad. Not even a debate.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#3 posted 01-11-2016 10:24 AM

+2….Delta. No brainer.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#4 posted 01-11-2016 01:13 PM

Why even ask? Go buy the Delta!!

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#5 posted 01-11-2016 02:00 PM

The 34-670 is pretty much the same thing as the 36-600. I used one for years and it works great. I would definitely get that.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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#6 posted 01-11-2016 02:40 PM

Definitely not the Kobalt

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#7 posted 01-11-2016 03:01 PM

Delta

-- Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else

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#8 posted 01-11-2016 03:04 PM

FWIW….such unanimous agreement is rare around here!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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namrufmot

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#9 posted 01-13-2016 01:20 AM

Thanks gents….I got it!

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#10 posted 01-13-2016 02:53 PM

Pics or it didn’t happen!

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#11 posted 01-13-2016 03:36 PM

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