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01-15-2018 04:11 AM

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I have a chance to buy a delta 36-5000 for 300.00 is that worth it? I know these newer delta saws have not had the best following.


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#1 posted 01-15-2018 04:19 AM

If in good shape l would pay $300.

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#2 posted 01-15-2018 04:40 AM

This is what the post says

I have recently moved and have no need for this tool.
If interested please reply and I will respond ASAP. Very light use, (one house’s floors).
When purchase this unit went for $900.00

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#3 posted 01-15-2018 06:08 AM

From what I understand, it’s a slightly upgraded 36-725. I would say $300 is a pretty good price if it is in the condition described. They are selling new for closer to $1000 now.

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Brad

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#4 posted 01-15-2018 12:35 PM

I have the 36-725, which has slightly less power (I think it’s a 13amp vs a 15amp motor) and a 2-piece front rail, and I was happy to pay retail for it. The 36-5000 should be a one-piece rail, and at half the price of a new 36-725, I don’t think you can beat that.

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#5 posted 01-15-2018 01:23 PM

I know the price point is a good deal but its not such a good deal if its a pos. Its used so its out of warranty so any issues would be out of my pocket so im just trying to make sure im making the right decision.

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#6 posted 01-15-2018 02:54 PM

That’s a chance you take buying any used saw.

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#7 posted 01-15-2018 02:56 PM

Did the 36-5000 series have motor issues like the 36-725’s

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#8 posted 01-15-2018 03:00 PM

Don’t take too long thinking.

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#9 posted 01-15-2018 03:13 PM



Don t take too long thinking.

- ohtimberwolf

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#10 posted 01-15-2018 04:12 PM


Did the 36-5000 series have motor issues like the 36-725 s

- Banmn

I don’t believe the Delta 36-725 has motor issues more so than any other saw in its class. I think that is a perception because of the high popularity that saw has gained and you only hear about something when it doesn’t work. The Delta 36-5000 is a $1000 saw and I don’t think it has had the volume sales as the 36-725 has had and when you get into a $1000 for a saw I believe Grizzly has the market share. The down side of the Delta 36 series is the motor design where it’s incorporated with the arbor housing and not a free standing motor as on the Grizzly. I don’t see the Delta as DIY repair friendly.

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#11 posted 01-15-2018 04:21 PM

I had the 36-725 and really liked it. Sold it for 500.00 with some assessories. 300.00 for the 36-5000 is a very good deal if it’s in good shape, and it won’t be available for long.
Gerald

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