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Forum topic by Jason Lester posted 01-01-2017 08:06 PM 524 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jason Lester

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01-01-2017 08:06 PM

Topic tags/keywords: delta 36-725 tablesaw table saw used

well I have been back and forth on what I wanted for a first tablesaw. I’ve made a few things in the last few months and always seemed to wish I had a tablesaw. It sure would have made things easier a time or two.

I researched and read a ton of info on here and would love to buy a G1023 or similar saw but I have plenty of equipment I need to outfit myself in my garage. So I decided to get the Delta 36-725. I was looking at the ridgid but after reading a few things on here and the delta seemed to be worth the little more cost. So I went looking at Lowes…. Well Christmas slowed me up and I started looking on Craigslist etc and found one used. I picked it up yesterday for 400 with two extra blades and looks like its barely been used… only thing missing was the anti-kickback pawls…not sure if I should find some or what. Are those a universal thing? I have never used them so I have no clue…do I need them?

I’m super excited to build some projects on it now. I was looking at woodcraft before i got the saw and was looking at aftermarket miters and other stuff. Thinking of a miter sled. either build or buy not sure.

All and all I think I did pretty good. if it lasts me a while and I really use it I will upgrade eventually.

Anyway had to share.

-- Jason


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06066

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#1 posted 01-02-2017 01:15 PM

Nice score!
A lot of my machines I bought used either on eBay or Craig’s list.
My best find was a 12” DeWalt Radial Arm saw around 1940s vintage.
There is also an auction house called IRS Auctions. If there is a company near you selling their old machines sometimes you can do very well, you have to be patient though.

-- Rule No1, dont bleed on the project.

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#2 posted 01-02-2017 02:24 PM

Awesome pick up. Going to buy myself one as well in the next few months. I would buy used, but Delta has a 5 year warranty on new ones, which is perfect for me since I’ll probably sell within 5 years, should I be ready for a larger 3HP saw.

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#3 posted 01-02-2017 02:35 PM

I have the 36-725 and admittedly do not use the blade guard or the anti-kickback pawls. I know… shame on me, but I find them to be a nuance to use.

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#4 posted 01-02-2017 02:40 PM

I’ll use pawls if ripping anything but plywood. Hardly use blade guard at all.

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#5 posted 01-02-2017 04:03 PM

I’ve never installed the pawls or blade guard on my Ridgid.

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#6 posted 01-02-2017 07:21 PM



Nice score!
A lot of my machines I bought used either on eBay or Craig s list.
My best find was a 12” DeWalt Radial Arm saw around 1940s vintage.
There is also an auction house called IRS Auctions. If there is a company near you selling their old machines sometimes you can do very well, you have to be patient though.

- 06066


Nice I’ll look around for some other sources. I need a few more things.

-- Jason

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#7 posted 01-02-2017 07:24 PM



Awesome pick up. Going to buy myself one as well in the next few months. I would buy used, but Delta has a 5 year warranty on new ones, which is perfect for me since I ll probably sell within 5 years, should I be ready for a larger 3HP saw.

- Medici

Yeah I thought about the warranty too… but 400 with extra blades and almost like new I figured I did ok. As long as the motor doesn’t act up I’m happy.

-- Jason

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#8 posted 01-02-2017 07:27 PM

As for the kickback pawls… glad I don’t need to have them necessarily … I contacted the guy I bought it from. If he finds them I’ll get it from him. Otherwise I wont worry about it.

-- Jason

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#9 posted 01-04-2017 03:18 AM

Well I got to cut a few things today. Building a cross cut jig. Boy I like it so far. I have been struggling to cut something striaght with my borrowed tools etc. First cut against the fence after checking and realigning it after moving it, and it is dead on. Nice. So I need this cross cut and a miter sled and I will be good for a few projects.

-- Jason

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