|Forum topic by Hesed||posted 06-24-2008 08:44 PM||2038 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
06-24-2008 08:44 PM
Hi, I’m hoping to get some opinions on the Delta 36-979 contractor table saw (http://www.amazon.com/Delta-36-979-Left-Tilt-Horsepower-Contractor/dp/B000H0RNL2/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1214332912&sr=8-1). I’m thinking about getting this as my first table saw as I begin to build my own shop. It seems like the reviews are generally very good and it’s inexpensive enough that the wife gave me the thumbs up on it. However, I saw one at Lowes last night and, to be honest, it looked a little cheap as far as the build goes. It had plastic covers over the motor that look like they’ll tear off right away, and I was able to lift up one side of the table without much effort (i.e., it’s not very heavy).
So, I’d love to hear some thoughts and experiences with this saw. I’m not looking to buy the top of the line saw right now (obviously), but I do want something that will last me a long time, that I’m not going to grow out of in a year or so.
Also, what accessories are a must have from the beginning. Obviously a fence, I’m looking at getting the Delta T2 to go with it, and a zero clearance insert. What else?
Thanks for your help!