Anyone hav experience with a Delta 2000 series table saw?

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02-02-2017 02:43 AM

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I’m searching for a saw to replace my 15 year old delta ts200 which is just about wore out. In my area there ain’t much in the way of used. One guy did hav a craftsman 113 but he must hav sold it cause after a few texts he just stopped replying. Anyway there’s another guy that has a Delta 2000 series that looks to b in good shape. He’s wanting $300 for it I think he’s already dropped the price once from $350 so he probably won’t come down much more. Assuming the price is $300 and a 3 hour round trip is it a good saw that will last me a long time?

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#1 posted 02-02-2017 02:44 AM

He’s some pictures

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#2 posted 02-02-2017 10:48 PM


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#3 posted 02-03-2017 01:17 AM

I just picked up the same one I saw on Craigslist a few weeks ago to replace the Craftsman I had. Mine came with the mobile base and a 6” Delta stacked Dado set. He also had the original manuals. I paid $400 for the on I got. It was like brand new and was kept in a heated basement workshop it’s entire life. I felt that $400 was a really good deal. I’m upgrading the fence soon. I would check out the fence alignment. The rear rail had slight warping and made it difficult to adjust so that it just floated above the table. In fact when I took the rear rail off, it was so warped it looked like a recurve bow. One thing that I just noticed the other day was the measuring tape on the front rail seems to stretch a bit as you move further along it. When the saw blade is set against the blade, the tape measures dead on zero exactly. By the time you get to 6 or 7 inches it’s off nearly a 32nd of an inch. By the time you get to the end it’s 3/32.

None of this really bothered me because I had already planned on replacing the fence. I just have to double check with a tape. I saw this exact saw many years ago on the New Yankee Workshop for the garage workshop build and really wanted one. It also appeared on NYW Table Saw 101. When I saw this pop up on CL, I jumped on it fast. From what I understand, the ones that replaced this weren’t very good. I don’t know how much truth to that there is however. If it’s in good shape I would say grab it for $300.

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#4 posted 02-03-2017 03:25 PM

I prefer a saw that has cast iron wings. The lack of them devalues the saw somewhat.

I understand the lack of good used woodworking equipment. There just isn’t much available where I live.

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#5 posted 02-03-2017 03:40 PM

That’s a decent basic contractor saw. Back when they were still made in the USA, right? Do you know what fence is on it? $300 with a Biese or Unifence would be a nice deal IMO. Still might be with the generic stock fence, but less of a deal. Condition is important to value too. What city are you nearest to?

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#6 posted 02-03-2017 06:03 PM

I did contact the guy. He won’t go below 300. Said he’s the original owner and he bought it around 15 years ago.
Nearest city to me is chillicothe Ohio. Im actually about 40 min south of there tho. The saw is on the east side of Columbus It’s at least an hour an 40min from me. I’ve tried finding one local but not much luck. I did find a craftsman 113 for a 100$ but the guy must has sold it cause after I talked to him one day he never answered my calls or texts

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#7 posted 02-04-2017 11:20 AM

Seems like a lot for a very old style right tilt contractor saw. I’d pass.

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#8 posted 02-05-2017 10:48 PM

I passed on it. To far away An seemed lik he was on the high end of the value of the saw.
The guy that originally had the 113 on Craigslist reposted it. I contacted him and offer $80 and he took it. Came with everything but the owners manuals… even a dado insert. It’s in good shape minus a small bit of rust on the top and it has the sheet metal style sides on it instead of the case iron ones. Over all seems lik a really good saw for $80 and was close to my house It was a lot of an improvement over my old saw

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