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Forum topic by bbc557ci posted 05-30-2013 08:42 PM 912 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bbc557ci

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05-30-2013 08:42 PM

This sure seems like a good deal. What do you guys think?

http://rochester.craigslist.org/tls/3839062386.html

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"


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#1 posted 05-30-2013 09:24 PM

Nice saw, cast iron wing, router table, not much of a fence for $400.

I’d be leaning toward this one for $300 with two cast iron wings, Herculift, and a better fence…..you can add you own router table. http://rochester.craigslist.org/tls/3764210049.html

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#2 posted 05-30-2013 09:40 PM

just my thought the delta is a better saw. a little high with that fence. properly adjusted the fence is accurate, but a little hard to get adjusted out. I would offer 250 and settle on 275. The Bench Dog Tools extension wing router table is just a table, there is no lift. If it had a lift that would put me around the 350 mark. just my opinion.

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bbc557ci

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#3 posted 05-30-2013 09:44 PM

Hi knotscott – I shot the guy with the Ridgid an email a day or two ago asking if the TS was still available and haven’t heard back from him. Listing is dated 4/24 so it could be sold already.

The Delta seems like a decent deal for the price. All cast iron and comes with the mobile base, and looks like the router is included too. But then, I already have 2 of the same routers, plus two others lol. Just seems like a good package for the $$.

I’m adding a good size garage (+,-36×28) onto the house that should be done by mid to late August (I hope). Plan is to set up shop in the new garage when it’s done. Making too much fine dust working out of the basement. That said, I have time, time to be patient. Now I need to learn the art of patience!! I might just hold out for a cabinet saw ... getting antsy I guess.

Thanks for the input!!

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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bbc557ci

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#4 posted 05-30-2013 09:46 PM

just my thought the delta is a better saw. a little high with that fence. properly adjusted the fence is accurate, but a little hard to get adjusted out. I would offer 250 and settle on 275. The Bench Dog Tools extension wing router table is just a table, there is no lift. If it had a lift that would put me around the 350 mark. just my opinion.

Thanks Shawn. This is why I ask and feed back is always a good thing!

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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cabmaker

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#5 posted 05-30-2013 10:00 PM

As said, maybe a little high but most sellers build in a little wiggle room. Based on my experiance that is superior to anything new in the 1000.00 dollar range and it is not burdened with all the Mickey Mouse toys. would be nice with a fence upgrade but a nice fence would cost you more than their asking price for the saw.

Plus it has a 690 with it which is an industry standard in its class.

I would say go get it and don’t forget to take 350 bucks with you. Use it for a while and see if you want or need a cab. Saw.

JB

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#6 posted 05-30-2013 10:52 PM

the right tilt of the delta would kill it for me. a router table can be added to the right saw. there’s no way to change the bevel direction of a TS. i’d try a 4512. new tool warranty (3years), 90 day satisfaction guaranty and ridgid’s LSA, as well as a better mobile base and a riving knife. find a HD that will honor harbor freight’s “20% off any single item” coupon, and the 4512 may be had for $400.

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