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01-28-2011 09:29 AM

Hello I am in the market for a table saw, my projects consist of mostly frames, and some small furniture so far but i plan on continuing to advance. I have found a 10” Delta 35-600 table saw on craigslist for 250.00 and I am wondering if this would be a good purchase. If anyone could give some advice that would be great.

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#1 posted 01-28-2011 11:05 AM

yup

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#2 posted 01-28-2011 02:49 PM

Are you sure that’s not a “36-600”? If so, it’s a compact saw with a 22” deep table and a universal motor that was the predecessor to the TS300 that retailed for $299. I bought a new one on sale in 2001 for $257. It’s not worth $250 used….maybe half that if in good condition.

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#3 posted 01-28-2011 02:52 PM

No i’m sure about the model number the data plate was on one of the pictures.

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#4 posted 01-28-2011 03:29 PM

Mine looked like this:

From a glance it gives the appearance of being a full size contractor saw, but it’s smaller, lighter, and has much lighter underpinnings. Mine worked pretty well, but the motors are prone to failure and are cost prohibitive to replace. For $100 or so, it might work out, but for $250 I’d be looking for a good full size contractor saw with belt drive induction motor.

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#5 posted 01-28-2011 05:11 PM

I appreciate your help and advice

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#6 posted 01-28-2011 06:19 PM

can you post any pics?

I couldn’t find that model # by googling it. So, if it’s anything like the one knotscott is talking about, then I would have to agree with him.

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#7 posted 01-28-2011 06:24 PM

It’s weird. I found this PDF file on Delta and the only thing linked with “35-600” is Miter Boxes, Sawbuck, Radial Saw and Other Pendulum Type Saws…

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#8 posted 01-28-2011 07:26 PM

I feel like an idiot I dont know what was wrong with my eyes I went back to the posting and checked out the photo’s again its a 36-600 and he is still asking 250 so I’m glad I didnt impulse buy, I appreciate the help.

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#9 posted 01-28-2011 07:41 PM

Delta/Rockwell and Craftsman cranked out a lot of cheaply built
“contractor” style saws with the motors hanging out the back.
They don’t suck, per se, but I wouldn’t pay more than $100 for
one unless I was desperate for a saw and it was the only thing
available.

I’ve never owned one, but I’ve read good things about the
old 12” Craftsmans “motorized” saws. The motor drives the
arbor by means of a spinning, jacketed cable so it’s an unusual
design. The advantage of these saws is the motor doesn’t hang
out the back, but they are, I believe, more substantial saws than
the noisy benchtop saws.

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#10 posted 01-28-2011 08:00 PM

Glad you didn’t buy it either. Now you can keep looking for a better deal on a better saw.

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#11 posted 01-28-2011 10:06 PM

ok someone tell me there opinion on this, at the moment I have no table saw and of course I would love to find the great deal on a delta grizzly or jet but I’m not finding any. This guy wants 80 dollars for this setup including the table. The saw is a central machinery 10”

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#12 posted 01-28-2011 10:19 PM

The saw was close to a$100 new, was a questionable value at that price, and is worth very little used. The cabinet might be worth something, but I’d sure be inclined to pass.

The Delta 36-600 was a better saw IMHO, but was overpriced. I know this can get frustrating in a hurry, but patience should pay off. I’d be on the lookout for an older used full size cast iron contractor saw with a belt drive induction motor that hangs off the back…they’re plentiful, capable, and have loads of upside potential depending on the deal. Used full size contractor saws go in the $100 to $300 range frequently in my area, and sometimes are less…YMMV. Those old Emerson made Craftsman and Ridgid contractor saws can definitely make for good saws…Delta, Jet, Grizzly, GI, PM, Rockwell, Shop Fox, Bridgewood, Woodtek, Mao Shan, Geetek, Hitachi, and others made some decent full size contractor saws.

Just a few examples:
I found a setup just like this one for $125 a couple of years ago…the fence is worth that:

Saws like this show up often in the $50-$150 range, and can become good saws:

The Ryobi BT3### aren’t for everyone, but can also be good saws and can be found in the $50-$250 range used:

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#13 posted 01-28-2011 10:26 PM

I have to agree with Charlie in that there are some very good contractor saws out there. I owned one of the Craftsman saws (easily indentifiable by the cast-iron “web” table extensions). It was made by Emerson which is the same company as today’s Ridgid (which also made some excellents saws such as the model that preceeded the granite-top saw). It was a solid saw. The fence wasn’t great, but I fixed that by replacing it with an Incra-TS fence. You can find these saws on Craigslist all the time. If you can get one for $150 and everything seems to work, go for it. It’s a solid platform that can be upgraded easily with an aftermarket fence. Later versions of the same saw had a much-improved fence.

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#14 posted 01-28-2011 10:32 PM

I really appreciate the help with this its nice to be learning some things too as I know nothing about “good” table saws, i will keep posting my finds for more opinions.

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#15 posted 01-28-2011 10:44 PM

K heres another one looks like it needs a little work Its from the 50’s but that may be fun to get into. The motor works but its missing the blade, belt, and no rip fence or any attachments. The guy wants 30 bucks

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