|Forum topic by KBX500||posted 05-22-2011 04:39 AM||1620 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
05-22-2011 04:39 AM
Hello. This is my first post, but I have been a frequent reader here the last year or so. That’s why I’m posting in Lumberjocks – I know I’ll get some real help from the members here.
I’ve been replacing my motley collection of woodworking equipment with better brands & models in an attempt to get better results. So far I’ve gone from a used up Craftsman tablesaw and bandsaw, to a Delta Series 2000, Grand Edition contractor saw and Grizzly G1019Z bandsaw – they’re used, but in great shape, and that is generally my approach to buying tools. Buy good, proven used machines from people that I know have treated their stuff well, and spend the savings on new, high quality blades or accessories, and more equipment.
Which brings me to the Delta 10” sliding compound miter saw which I can get for $100. A woman is selling it for her grandfather and has no idea what the model number is. She does say that her grandfather only used it a few times, then left it to sit for a few years. I’m assuming that is accurate. I don’t know much about Delta’s miter saws, which ones are good and which aren’t. It does have a bag with Task Force on it. Is/was that Delta’s budget line ? What should I look out for on a unit like that ? The saw is about a 45 minute drive, one-way, and at least $40 in gas. What do you think ?
The Delta planer is a similar deal. I can see from the photo that it’s a benchtop model, about 10 years old, it works and they’re asking $75 for it. It’s nearby and I’ll probably head over tomorrow and get it. But, again, I’m not familiar with Delta’s benchtop planers. What should I look out for on a unit like that ?
Thank in advance for your advice.