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Benzene

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03-24-2016 02:20 PM

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Hi Everyone,

New here, I’ve been doing wood working as a light hobby for a number of years now. I sold my old table saw when I moved, a little contractors saw that gave me a real hard time.

I want a full fledged cabinet saw, as I have some projects lined up which will require a bit more umph.

Can anyone vett out a Delta X5 I’ve been looking at? Price is 1400, which seems like it might be a bit high, but I wanted some opinions.

Delta X5

I haven’t contacted yet but I’ve also been looking at this grizzly, a 5959 which is 12’’ and 5hp, priced at 1000

Grizz G5959

Thanks!


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toolie

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#1 posted 03-24-2016 04:39 PM

The delta, hands down. its left tilt, has the 60” sliding miter table, has what looks like a Biesmeyer fence, is 5hp and its single phase! i love my two 10” CI contractor saws, but if that were closer to me, i’d make and offer and sell the two saws i now own. always try for a better price, but if its a solid machine, anything between $1K and the asking price is a good deal.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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generic

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#2 posted 03-24-2016 05:29 PM

If they are close by, I would look at both of them and see what shape they are in. The sliding table might be nice, but typically you see those in more of a production setting.

I would also consider what you will be using it for. A sliding table may be nice, but it could also a pain having to walk/work around all the time. A 12” saw will allow deeper cuts. I doubt you will ever have an issue with power seeing both are 5hp saws.

A couple years ago I picked up a Grizzly G7209. One of the things I love the most about it is the table size. It makes 10” cabinet saws look tiny. I believe that the G5959 has a smaller top than the G7209, but it may still be larger than a 10” saw.

I believe the G5959 also has a removable arbor extension that allows you to swap out extensions and use standard 8” or 10” blades for things like dado stacks.

I love my G7209. It is the best thing I have bought so far. Even better than the helix head I bought for my jointer. even with a 14” blade and cutting old oak, it have never lacked for power. The fence is great too.

With regards to price, I think it is a little high. that is what I paid for my G7209 and it was practically like new.

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Vern Little

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#3 posted 03-24-2016 07:20 PM

I’d jump all over the Delta. I bought a used Unisaw 2 years ago and wondered how I made do with my old B & D.
It is so smooth you can stand a nickel on edge and start it and the coin still stands.

-- Earth first, we'll drill the rest of the planets later. Vern

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#4 posted 03-25-2016 03:25 AM

Only way to decide is to go and look at them both. A 5hp table saw will probably be the last saw you will every need to buy.

-- Julian

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#5 posted 03-25-2016 04:13 AM

The Grizzly is a full size saw, the table and wings are 38”X48”, and uses 12” blades with 1” arbor, however the saws arbors are changeable to 5/8” for 10” blades. The left blade tilt on the Delta is a hindrance with the sliding table attachment “blade tilts into the slider fence”.
Be aware, the sliding attachment requires a huge amount of room on the left side of the saw. My set up is a right tilt 12” Delta with the same slider attachment, works pretty good.

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#6 posted 03-25-2016 11:16 AM

The Delta’s got better heritage and better resale, but the Grizzly is a bigger saw. Go take a look at both and see what you like. The crosscut sled is cool if you have the space and a use for one….could be in the way for a lot of us. An offer can’t hurt. At $1400 you’re close to the price of a brand new G1023RL….not saying it’s robust as the Uni, but it’s a good saw for a hobbyist with a warranty, modern riving knife, etc.

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