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Forum topic by avk210 posted 10-03-2017 05:27 PM 437 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-03-2017 05:27 PM

Hey All,
Thanks for this great site. Lots of great info, much appreciated. I am purchasing a mtn house and will have a space for dedicated woodworking with 220 already run. I am looking to upgrade table saw and found this on craigslist:
https://denver.craigslist.org/tls/d/5-hp-table-saw-450/6298424504.html

He sais he is unsure of the maker, it has a jet fence. He thinks its right tilt. I am new to woodworking and would rather get some good off the bat then keep upgrading. You guys think its worth it? What should I look out for?
I was looking for a delta contractor saw when I saw this.
Let me know what you guys think.
Thanks


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 10-03-2017 05:32 PM

Well, it aint gonna bog down unless you start throwing buicks at it. 5hp single phase … thats a lotta motor.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#2 posted 10-03-2017 05:36 PM

Ha,
Yes, definitely overkill but for around $300 not sure I should pass it up.

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#3 posted 10-03-2017 05:40 PM

It was the saw above or this one. The guy is firm at $400
https://fortcollins.craigslist.org/tls/6295331458.html

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#4 posted 10-03-2017 05:49 PM

The first one looks fairly strange… doesn’t look like the blade can actually be tilted, and there doesn’t appear to be a throat plate. Would have to see it in person to determine. Between the two, I’d rather have the Delta simply because the other one looks like an odd-duck no-name machine that could be a nightmare to work on, and the Delta has a Unifence, which alone is worth $150-$200.

Cheers,
Brad

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avk210

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#5 posted 10-03-2017 08:22 PM

Thanks,
Passed on the cabinet. It was an old powerkraft but had some hokey shit done on it. no switch, “I just turn it on and off with the breaker”. Fence was barely attached.
Goin to get a delta in a minute.
Thanks for the help

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#6 posted 10-03-2017 10:53 PM

Welcome to Ljs lots of good folks here and some very knowledgeable ones too

Here’s a blog by our resident table saw/blade guru that’s very informative re table saws

http://lumberjocks.com/knotscott/blog/32154

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#7 posted 10-04-2017 12:25 AM

The Delta is a solid saw. It’s a tad overpriced at $400, but not dramatically so.

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#8 posted 10-04-2017 12:31 AM

Removed

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#9 posted 10-04-2017 12:36 AM


Ha,
Yes, definitely overkill but for around $300 not sure I should pass it up.

- avk210

No such thing as overkill. My 2 table saws are 5hp and 7.5 hp. Never once have I said Oh crap I have too much power.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#10 posted 10-04-2017 12:42 AM

The funky cabinet saw in Denver was made
for Wards by Mooradian co. They made
some funky radial arm saws too. It was
a Los Angeles company and I see their
equipment on the used market here from
time to time.

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