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08-12-2010 03:55 PM
I added a 3rd TS, we currently have the Ridgid 3660 and 4511 (granite top). Both Ridgids work nice. I have always wanted to get a nice cabinet saw though, either Delta or Powermatic someday. Couple days ago I picked up a delta cabinet saw with 32” unifence. The shop it was in had dim lighting and hard to check and I could not tell much but it was wired 220. Plus I figured at 300.00 it was a decent deal and it appeared to run smooth and strong, it just hummed with little to no vibration. It felt substantial and was on a nice “kickstand” type mobile base. I had been looking to swap out my 3660 because of poor dust collection and motor hanging out the back. Small issues I know.
I took the Delta apart when I got home to clean it all up and apply lubricant to the hand cranks/mechanical areas. The unit was very dirty and dust filled. Upon taking it apart, I discovered the trunnions mounted to the top. I thought with cabinet saws the trunnion is mounted to the cabinet. Also, I was thinking it is probably a 3 hp motor but it states “2 hp” and that it is 230v at 8.6 amps. Both the Ridgid saws is listed as being 6.5 amps at 220v or 13 amps at 110. So how does this compare with the Ridgid saw. I think my 3 hp Grizzly shaper is listed as 16 amps. I was actually looking for a minimal of a 3 hp saw. Any clarification on motor specs here is appreciated.
I like the 3 hp or larger rating because anything I throw at my shaper, the shaper never gets bogged down and just seems very powerful, whereas both of my Ridgid TS will bogg down at times which means the user has to slow down feed rate, etc…
So can anyone give me any information about this saw. It runs good and I am going to clean it up and lubricate it nicely so it should be like new, it will be like a new saw when I am done with the restoration. It is mostly all in good shape anyway. I am currently on the fence about keeping it or selling it for 300 or maybe 400 or whatever it is worth.
I will say it seems built very well, it says “made in USA” and all the wrench sizes I used to take apart was 3/8”, 1/2”, 9/16 and 5/8”. That is different because most things I work on requires metric.
Thanks for all the help,
P.S. when we get fully set up with our new shop I plan to post pics and such. We have been very busy between set up, my full time job and we have kept doing custom jobs one after another.