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ewell

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08-29-2011 09:58 PM

Talking to someone about buying the delta 36-750 model table saw. Doesnt have the extension and bessy fence option. It is used in thier shop and they want $650. My question is, would it be better to go with the used delta or just go ahead and get the grizzly polar bear hybrid table saw which is only abou $200 more shipped to my house? Keep in mind i would have to drive 3 hours one way to get the delta. Thanks guys. Ellis

-- Ewell, SC


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Bertha

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#1 posted 08-29-2011 10:01 PM

I’d rather have the Delta but the Grizzly fever here might mean I’m the only one that’ll recommend it. If you have a truck like mine, 3 hours = 180 miles at 12mpg at $3.80 a gallon = $57, so if that’s each direction, you’re already within $100. What year is the Delta? that’ll probably make a big difference on the advice you’ll get. Good luck!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 08-30-2011 01:18 AM

If the 36-750 is a Delta hybrid (I’m not certain), $650 would be pretty darn steep for a used one that doesn’t have a Biese. That leaves the Unifence, T2, or the dreaded “other”. Even if it were new with warranty, the design of the guts isn’t as elegant as the innerds of the G0715P IMHO. Delta’s hybrids were never considered “best in class”. They feature connecting rods as an arbor carriage, and table mounted trunnions….neither are show stoppers, but neither are strong points that most people seek out. Add the lack of riving knife to the equation, and I don’t think I’d pay much over $400-$450 unless it’s mint and has very good fence, mobile base, etc. Is it missing an extension wing too? Estimate an additional ~ $60-80 in gas to the cost. That saw is a tough sell if it’s the one I’m thinking. Gotta pic?

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Grandpa

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#3 posted 08-30-2011 03:59 AM

The Delta is probably the better saw. It has no warranty, wing table and an unknown fence. The hybrid saws usually have smaller trunions than the cabinet saws. Some really write them off because of this. Now it is preference. In my part of the US they are higher than in other places so that is a good price in the central US and a little high on the coasts.

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#4 posted 08-30-2011 04:03 AM

$650 seems high for that saw w/out the biese fence. Although I am not a grizzly enthusiast. I would try to hold out for a new grizzly with warranty, riving knife and a little more peace of mind. Or a used uni if you could find one.

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ewell

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#5 posted 08-30-2011 02:51 PM

Just recieved a pic of the saw. It does have the unifence. I will try to post the 2 pictures.

-- Ewell, SC

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ewell

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#6 posted 08-30-2011 05:48 PM

-- Ewell, SC

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#7 posted 08-30-2011 05:58 PM

-- Ewell, SC

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#8 posted 08-30-2011 06:58 PM

Does the polar bear saw have a riving knife?

... because that Delta sure doesn’t.

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#9 posted 08-30-2011 09:37 PM

Well trolling the depths of craigslist i have come across a couple older jet table saws. 3hp, 220v single phase with 36” vega fence system. Missing locking arm for $729. How much we talking to replcethe locking arm? Good saw?

-- Ewell, SC

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Bertha

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#10 posted 08-30-2011 10:14 PM

Way too much for the JET. I’m a JET guy. Good saw but too high. I can’t imagine the Vega arm would be that much. I like the Delta even more having seen the pictures. The Delta still sounds about $100-$150 too high not including gas. Here’s a nice one in my local CL for $500. I know the seller and he’s a fine gentleman who moves a lot of vintage machines and know what they cost. this one has the cast iron motor cover and a 2hp 1ph 220V. Includes miter and inserts. If I need one, I’d own this one without a 2nd thought.

http://huntington.craigslist.org/tls/2569896750.html

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#11 posted 08-30-2011 10:24 PM

Are those leg push sticks, or am I losing my mind? If so, they have to worth something, dont they?

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Bertha

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#12 posted 08-30-2011 10:39 PM

^lol, Shane. Those DO look like legs, don’t they?

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Grandpa

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#13 posted 08-31-2011 01:16 AM

On old trick to make young guy grab on and use a push stick!!LOL

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