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Forum topic by rhybeka posted 09-28-2012 10:01 AM 1131 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-28-2012 10:01 AM

So I happened on this this morning and was wondering if its a good deal? I think it is but I’m not sure since delta fas always been out of my range :) any input is appreciated!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#1 posted 09-28-2012 10:56 AM

no. the better delta saws usually have solid front guide tubes. i’m pretty sure the lower end deltas had split front guide tubes and that might even be a direct drive motor. for between $200 and $300, you should be able to get a 113 series c-man or ridgid 10” left tilt CI contractor saw ($50-100) and add a delta t2 fence from tools-plus ( ) for <$160. relatively inexpensive but reliable and,once dialed in, accurate set up. i have 2 of them and really like them.

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#2 posted 09-28-2012 11:03 AM

At 1 HP, I believe that it would be under-powered.

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#3 posted 09-28-2012 11:10 AM

I, too, think I would keep looking. I’m fairly certain that’s a direct drive saw.

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#4 posted 09-28-2012 12:35 PM

Thanks guys! I’ll keep searching :) Toolie, thanks for the heads up!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#5 posted 09-28-2012 01:30 PM

That’s likely the old TS350, which was a compact saw with a similar skeleton as the TS300 “Shopmaster” line, but had an unusual direct drive induction motor, as opposed to belt drive. Claims of it being “heavy duty” are wishful thinking….guess it’s all relative. The motor is small, the table is only 22” deep, and the fence isn’t too good. $200 should find you a nice full size contractor saw (27” deep) with a 1.5 to 2hp belt drive induction motor, and hopefully a better fence.

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