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Forum topic by alexdom_89 posted 02-19-2012 01:17 AM 1431 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-19-2012 01:17 AM

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I went looking at a pawn shop today because someone had told me the had a good inventory of power tool and since my last palm sander got feet I wasn’t going to pay full price again. Anyway I found a dewalt palm saner hook and loop style for $20 same model as mine so I went forward with the purchase, but whild I was there they had a delta compound miter saw an older one but really nice condition for $30. Were is the model number located on these? I Am in need of a new saw and am kind of interested and what are you alls opinions on delta brand tools?

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#1 posted 02-19-2012 10:42 AM

Alex, the spec plate on Deltas is usually located on the back of the base. As to the quality of Delta tools in general, older is generally better, with a few exceptions. Avoid tools that have a model number beginning with’SH’(or any letters for that matter). They are cheaped down versions of the better tools.

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#2 posted 02-19-2012 12:00 PM

If there’s one tool I really wouldn’t feel comfortable buying used would be a Sliding Compound Miter Saw. They tend to be abused by carpenters, a Compound Miter Saw is probably different because it doesn’t have the sliding mechanisms, but there’s also the problem of the fence possibly being bent.

I may be biased as I spent six months at a college as a Joiner working beside Carpenters and we had to share Miter saws, but my point still stands.

I also don’t really feel comfortable buying power tools from a pawn shop unless they look relatively new. You can never know the history of for example, your new(old) drill. Was it used by a carpenter to put up sheathing all day or was it used by a hobbyist who ran into some money problems?

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