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GRIFFIN777

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07-11-2018 08:22 PM

Hello all, I am a novice wood worker at best. I mostly do simple diy work but I have the desire to make some furniture and built-ins at my house. I want to get my first table saw and need your help on deciding if the one i am looking at is a good idea. Here is the CL link https://bend.craigslist.org/tls/d/delta-10-contractor-table-saw/6606416297.html.

my questions about this particular posting are this.
1.) Is the fence easy to get aligned properly
2.) the gentleman selling it said that it hasn’t been used for 3 years. is this a concern?
3.) does $500 for the whole package seem reasonable?

Thank you in advance


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redham

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#1 posted 07-12-2018 02:18 AM

1. The fence should be pretty easy to align. It looks to be old school Biesemeyer which is very solid.
2. No, but you will probably need to change the belt on motor. Turn it on and check to bearing rattling on the motor.
3. With everything included on his posting, its not bad as a starter kit.

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PPK

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#2 posted 07-12-2018 01:48 PM

Hey Griffin:
Nice tools there! This is actually my “exact starter kit”. The Table saw is a Delta X5, Model no. 36-451X with Biesemeyer fence. It was worth about $1000 new when it was sold in early 2000’s. Yes, it is very easy to adjust. Its a good fence. No concern concerning age, as long as the motor runs fine.
The router is a porter cable 690 valued at about $140 new. Great, basic router too.

I would heartily agree that $500 for the package deal sounds good. You could justify your price reduction based on the fact that it’s obviously used, and the leg kit and extension table seems to be off or missing. (These wouldn’t be hard for you to make!) Some people say you shouldn’t pay more than 40-50% of the mew price for used, and this falls in that range.

Good luck!

-- Pete

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PPK

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#3 posted 07-12-2018 01:53 PM

Oh! I think I get it, the rolling table attaches to the saw, doesn’t it?

-- Pete

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TimberAndAshDesigns

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#4 posted 07-12-2018 01:54 PM

I’m on board with the other guys, $500 seems to be appropriate as long as everything is in good working order. Good luck!

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 07-12-2018 01:58 PM

1- very easy
2- not at all
3 – i see $625.00 but $500.00 would be a better dealio

but never forget rule #5 : http://www.owwm.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=158513

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jonah

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#6 posted 07-12-2018 02:11 PM

It’s a decent table saw with a very good fence. That said, I do think $500 is a bit steep. Sure, it cost $1000 when it was new, but that was 25-30 years ago. It seems like it’s in good shape, but I’d want to be closer to $400 than to $500. $500 isn’t a horrible deal, but it’s definitely on the high side.

The outfeed/side table doesn’t really add much value for me.

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#7 posted 07-12-2018 03:57 PM

It’s a good saw with a great fence, traditional old school outboard motor, and old school splitter instead of a modern riving knife. $600+ seems steep, but it does include a router. Can’t tell for sure, but it looks like it might be PC690. If you need a router, that’ll add some value. If not, you could always sell it to recoup some. I didn’t spot a whole lot else in your area right now.

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GRIFFIN777

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#8 posted 07-12-2018 04:27 PM

Thanks everyone for your responses. I do not have a router so that does add a bit of value to me. In regards to rule number 5. I had alread been on contact with the seller and made tentativee arrangements before posting. But wanted some further input still.

You have all been a great help!!

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redham

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#9 posted 07-12-2018 08:22 PM

Looks like everyone is simply looking at the picture and not reading the posting. There is dust collector is included which is hidden behind the t/s.

For older tools you have to look at fair market used value (condition). Used fair value varies extremely depending on regions.

If you breakdown the package here is decent approximation:

Delta T/S about $250-$300 (rusty top?. dry belts, bearings still good?)

P/C router. older model work horse, $65-$100

Biesemeyer Fence (older gen – even better) – Solid steel tube and guides – probably the best value here as you can transfer the fence system onto any table saw and add value with it. You can use it for the rest of your life.
It is a really simple mechanism but probably one of the most important components of your wood shop. Just learn how to calibrate it. $200-$300

1HP Dust collector: $100

All together a solid starter kit. The Biesemeyer will cut your learning curve down quite a bit and give you many of options.

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knotscott

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#10 posted 07-12-2018 10:41 PM


Looks like everyone is simply looking at the picture and not reading the posting. There is dust collector is included which is hidden behind the t/s. ...
- redham

Guilty as charged. The D/C definitely sweetens the pot.

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jonah

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#11 posted 07-13-2018 01:18 AM

There’s no way the router (with a bad cord) is worth that much. I’m also guilty of not reading the posting.

It’s hard to tell what the dust collector is, but it certainly does add some value. I think $500 is fair if everything works well. Be sure to run the saw, the router, and the dust collector to see if they run smoothly. If not, it’s not a deal breaker, but I’d ask for money off.

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#12 posted 07-13-2018 01:37 AM

Why would you advertise a saw of that caliber with that picture!?

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BroncoBrian

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#13 posted 07-13-2018 04:29 PM



Why would you advertise a saw of that caliber with that picture!?

- JCamp

That seller must not work in sales.

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