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Forum topic by Andy80 posted 05-26-2017 03:04 AM 696 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-26-2017 03:04 AM

I found a Delta 10” contractor table saw on CL, asking $480, specs below. Its an older model. Is it worth the price? I’m new to the table saw owning group. I usually use a buddies

DELTA 10” Contractor’s table saw

- 27×52 cast iron top + extension
- 40” Shop Fox fence
- Mobile base
- Magnetic safety switch avoids restart of the saw after power failure or trip; ON button needs to be pressed again.
- Dual outlet to plug in sander or any accessory; no need to run an extension cord
- Wired for 115v motor
- Miter gauge
- Zero clearance and dado inserts


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#1 posted 05-26-2017 03:39 AM

Delta contractor saw covers a very wide range. Delta made scadzillions of them in lots of configurations. Some would be worth the money, some wouldn’t. The highest end models sold for about $900 new so even for those versions with machined pulleys, cast iron extension, and a Bies or Unifence, you are at the upper end of it’s used value. And since it has a Shop Fox fence, it probably is a lower end model. Need more info.

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#2 posted 05-26-2017 09:35 AM

Without a pic or model # to go by, my guess is that’s it’s worth no more than that, and isn’t a steal at that price. Take a look….if it’s in great shape, I’d consider making a reasonable offer. It’ll likely be an older style traditional contractor saw with an outboard motor, no warranty, and no true riving knife….it’s also likely to be right tilt. None of those are show stoppers, but are things to consider in the overall value. What else does the same money buy? At some price point a new saw enters the picture.

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#3 posted 05-26-2017 09:45 AM

$480 is very high unless the thing is absolutely pristine and comes with lots of extras.

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#4 posted 05-26-2017 10:18 AM

Thank you very much for the feed back.

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#5 posted 05-26-2017 12:28 PM

The only thing that really adds value to the saw is the mobile base, but those aren’t expensive (the Harbor Freight one works fine on something like a contractor saw). The Shop Fox fence is fine, but then so was the fence that originally came with the saw, I’d wager.

With a couple of pictures, we could tell you more.

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#6 posted 05-26-2017 01:07 PM

If you to list your general location someone here might know of a great deal for you.

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#7 posted 05-26-2017 01:08 PM

I went with this saw instead. $100 off from local guy.
https://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/tls/6144224216.html
Thanks again

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#8 posted 05-26-2017 02:24 PM



I went with this saw instead. $100 off from local guy.
https://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/tls/6144224216.html
Thanks again

- Andy80

That’s a good buy at $100 if it runs. It’s worth more than that in parts. Check to be sure it doesn’t have the dreaded alignment shift when you raise and lower the blade.

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#9 posted 05-26-2017 02:27 PM



I went with this saw instead. $100 off from local guy.
https://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/tls/6144224216.html
Thanks again

- Andy80


As in you purchased it for 500 (asking price) which is 100 less than MSRP?

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#10 posted 05-26-2017 03:48 PM

Yeah, $500 out the door. New in box

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#11 posted 05-26-2017 06:31 PM

The Delta is a better saw. The Ridgid has a design flaw which causes alignment problems which is probably why he sold it.

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#12 posted 05-26-2017 08:53 PM


Yeah, $500 out the door. New in box

- Andy80

That’s why I never recommend cragislist ( and often bring wrath from some members here I even can guess why )
The table saw in question is $549 Home Depot.

I think you got ripped off big time. On the bright side however those couple of hundreds is actually a small amount for a good lesson.

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#13 posted 05-26-2017 09:21 PM

Actually $529, at least when I just checked.

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#14 posted 05-26-2017 09:22 PM

And for what it’s worth, a new one would get you the Ridgid LSA (basically a limited lifetime warranty). Unless you have the receipt for the craigslist find and it hasn’t been more than 90 days since purchase, you’re out of luck on the LSA.

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#15 posted 05-26-2017 09:30 PM

Not quiet sure about the rip off. I got mine for $500 brand new in the box. Home Depot has the saw for $599 plus tax. Where I’m from you call that a deal buy saving $142.
Thanks again

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