New Delta Contractor Table Saw at Lowe's

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12-24-2013 01:26 AM

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Just thought I’d share this. I was at Lowes today and seen that they had two of these Delta’s in their boxes and on the floor. No display yet as they were new to the store. The employee told me that this will be replacing the Porter Cable contractor version model PCB270TS as it is discontinued. The attachment below is from Lowes. The link below is from Delta. I don’t have an opinion of this Delta, they were still in their boxes and not set up to view. I’m just passing along the info to anyone that might be interested…..

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#1 posted 12-24-2013 01:55 AM

I saw this on their website a couple weeks ago and have been eager to see it in person. The fence appears to be nearly identical to the T2. If the rest of the saw is well made and performs well, it would definitely be the front runner ahead of the Ridgid/Craftsman offerings….even if it is $100 more.
Thanks for posting. I’ll stop by my local lowes in the coming days to see if they have it in stock.

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#2 posted 12-24-2013 02:13 AM

I will def check it out next time I’m at lowes not in the market for a saw, but always like seeing new things that are out

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#3 posted 12-24-2013 02:47 AM

Below I copied and pasted the specs from the Delta Link I provided above:

  • Unique Tubular Stand for maximum support and stability Ease of mobility with two fixed wheels and one swivel wheel
  • Biesemeyer style T-square rip fence and rail system designed for precision cuts every time Quick Assembly stand with less parts, allows fast assembly
  • Blade Brake stops the blade within seconds of the power being turned off Large, easy to access ON/OFF switch
  • Industry Standard tool-free split guard design allows a true rise-and fall riving knife Tool-less assembly of riving knife and anti-kickback pawls
  • Quiet, efficient belt drive Blade enclosed in dust chute with 2-1/2-inch outlet
  • 8-inch diameter X 13/16-inch wide stacked dado capacity Rip capacity, 30-inches RH side and 15-inches LH side of blade
  • Heavy Cast Iron table with “T” Slot miter gage slots Large “T slot ” Miter Gage with Positive stops for all popular angles
  • Delta’s 5 year limited warranty

Below is from the Lowes website

13-Amp 10-in Table Saw
• Cast iron table with T-Square 3-point locking rip fence for precise, smooth clean cuts accurate to 1/64-in
• 13-amp dual voltage (120/240V) totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC) induction motor for ripping thick stock or the most challenging dados
• Integrated dust collection system 2.5 inch shrouded dust port, easily connects to a wet/dry vacuum or dust collection system
• Tubular stand with easy lift caster system assembles easily, requiring fewer parts than traditional contractor saw stands
• Locking bevel and height adjustment wheels for secure repetitive cuts • Steel rails with spreader insures accurate, repeatable rip cutting of even the widest stock
• Built-in arbor lock allows for quick and easy blade changes
• Micro adjustment on rip fence and aluminum extruded front rail for accuracy
• Blade shroud with 2.5-in dust port for enhanced dust collection

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#4 posted 12-24-2013 03:35 AM

Looks like it has one piece fence rails which is an advantage over the Ridgid R4512. A big advantage.

-- John, BC, Canada

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#5 posted 12-24-2013 11:16 AM

There is an older forum topic about this saw from about a month ago, where the image seemed to hint a split rail. Will be curious to see if it is in fact a once piece rail.

-- paxorion

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#6 posted 12-24-2013 12:07 PM

”Looks like it has one piece fence rails which is an advantage over the Ridgid R4512. A big advantage.

If only it were so….you’ve gotta look close, but it looks like it might be a two piece front rail….from the enlarged image on Lowes website= look right dead in the middle of the saw body, and you can see it. Wonder why they don’t mention that in the specs? ;-)

I’m still interested in seeing one in person, and hearing some user reports.

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#7 posted 12-24-2013 02:10 PM

What I don’t understand is why. If this TS takes the same footprint as a full sized cabinet saw then why would you want anything but a cabinet saw.

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#8 posted 12-24-2013 02:22 PM

Shawn, I’d say it mostly comes down to dollars and volts. A new Delta cabinet saw costs about 5X the price of this saw, and requires 220V.

-- PaulMayer,

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#9 posted 12-24-2013 03:06 PM

I didn’t see if was a right or left tilt blade.

-- Richard

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#10 posted 12-24-2013 03:14 PM

Left tilt…..

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#11 posted 12-24-2013 03:20 PM

Shawn, the footprint on the floor may be the same, but the footprint to the wallet (for new ) is smaller. :)

peace, T

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#12 posted 12-24-2013 04:36 PM

I’d like to be mad that this didn’t come out before I bought my R4512, but I don’t have any complaints yet. Looks like a fairly solid saw, looking forward to seeing the reviews.

-- Tristin King -- When in doubt, sand it.

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#13 posted 12-24-2013 04:56 PM

Saw it set up last weekend, looks like a POS. General observations:

1 – 2 piece fence rails. No thanks

2 – It’s REALLY light. It’s basically a tube frame with super thin gauge sheet metal screwed on

3 – Trunions and height adjustment mechanism look really odd

4 – Terribly ground cast iron. I could see swirl marks

5 – push button arbor lock instead of 2 wrenches. Some people may like this, my experience with this type of system has never been positive.

6 – 2.5” dust port? Useless.

7 – Looks difficult to install an extension table or a router table in the empty space

8 – The overarm guard looks difficult to attach and remove.

This saw is definitely aimed more toward the homeowner crowd than the R4512. If it were $200 cheaper, it would probably be in the right price point. The T-Square fence is nice but they ruined it with the 2 piece rail setup.


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#14 posted 12-24-2013 05:02 PM

I guess I never really looked at it from a new standpoint. I never bought a machine new. All of my machines are older than me. As for 220, I have the ability to run a drop whenever I need to. I often take it for granted how simple it is to do (for me), and that others may not be able to.

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#15 posted 12-25-2013 08:46 AM

Well it’s unfortunate that Delta chose to compete with cheap brands like Rigid but I guess they have to make a buck and these will probably sell well if they are reasonably good saws. That said they have a lot of experience making quality saws so maybe these will be very good for the price. Hopefully they will come out with a proper hybrid.

-- Rick M,

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