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Forum topic by FourEyes45 posted 07-06-2012 02:17 AM 1235 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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FourEyes45

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07-06-2012 02:17 AM

I found a delta 33-830 RAS like new so they say…Got them down to $350. What do you think….Should I go for it??? Just trying to build my shop equipment up..

-- Have a safe and Bless Day----Walt


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ajosephg

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#1 posted 07-06-2012 10:16 AM

IMO your money would be better spent on a table saw. If you can afford it, get a table saw AND a compound miter saw.

-- Joe

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FourEyes45

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#2 posted 07-06-2012 12:19 PM

YES I agree I already a Shopsmith table saw,a band saw and a bosh 12” miter saw.
Thanks

-- Have a safe and Bless Day----Walt

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Fred Hargis

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#3 posted 07-06-2012 12:40 PM

I’m a diehard RAS fan, my first stationary tool was an RAS, then I went without one for several years before replacing it with a Dewalt. So I guess I think every shop needs one. But it is indeed further down the list somewhere below the TS, jointer, planer, and BS but way ahead of a miter saw or CMS. If you get an RAS, it really, really pays to have a good accurate one. The older Dewalts and the Delta turret arms can be counted on to deliver repeatable accurate cuts (once tuned), the C’man saws sometimes (there are good and bad ones).

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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teejk

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#4 posted 07-06-2012 10:50 PM

wow…I think that sells for a lot more (like $1,500 or more, lawyers having a big part of that since you are spinning a saw blade over your hand).

I migrated to TS/miter saw but there are times that I wished I still had a RAS.

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FourEyes45

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#5 posted 07-06-2012 11:03 PM

teejk—-Yelp new the saw sold for $1500-to 1700… I have a Shopsmith table saw and a Bosh 12” miter saw..Just wanted to set the Delta up for Dados and not have to swap everything around…Sometimes it gets old for this 70 old Fart.lol

-- Have a safe and Bless Day----Walt

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teejk

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#6 posted 07-06-2012 11:19 PM

foureyes

not sure the stock hood would accept a dado though and unless everything were tuned to perfection, I wonder whether you would get a uniform cut (I had an old Craftsman HD as my primary tool for years and don’t think I would have trusted it for fine cabinet work…maybe the Delta is better). And you still have the limit on travel.

but there are a lot of cuts that can be made on that saw that are a PITA to do on a TS or MS. at that price (if like “as new”), I’d jump at it.

as for eyes, mine are getting old too…drug store 3x (so I guess that makes me eight eyes???) LOL

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FourEyes45

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#7 posted 07-06-2012 11:47 PM

teejk you are right….been looking at the hood….Well I will still go look at it and if it is like new will bring it home with me…LOL Its only money…Ugh…the wife said no more major tools until after the first of the year. How can I hide the Router table in Aug..???

-- Have a safe and Bless Day----Walt

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teejk

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#8 posted 07-07-2012 01:05 AM

well foureyes

1) learned a long time ago that it’s easier to get forgiveness than permission…
2) it’s a tool, not a 25 yr old female
3) if SWMBO complains too loud, take a walk through her closet and count the “this old thing”?s.

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IrreverentJack

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#9 posted 07-07-2012 01:14 AM

I agree with Joe. I’d get a table saw. The tilting table on your Shop Smith would get old pretty fast for me. -Jack

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DeLayne Peck

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#10 posted 07-07-2012 05:52 AM

I’ved owned and used them all. Today, its a Delta TS, CMS, table top DP, backed up by a ShopSmith with all the accessory equipment. If I had space, I’d add a RAS. There are times I would like to see what the blade is doing under that board. Every tool has strengths and weaknesses. Play with a full keyboard.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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