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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-12-2015, 01:41 PM
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The rack and pinion system really do the difference. Congrats Bernie, great acquisition. Enjoy it a lot.
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Thanks to all. I went out today as my Rockler tapering jig came in. That is a nice unit also. Set it up for the saw and it cuts the taper very accurate. I found a 60t blade here in town which was a Irwin. Seems to cut very well. Did a test run cutting a tapered leg and was spot on. So will get my legs marked and start production. I can say this saw is louder than a cabinet saw but much, much quieter than the old Delta which I felt screamed at me. Also like the fact that all accessories fit on the frame. So far so good.
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So what model was the Delta and what broke on it? Maybe we can help you fix it. It might be worth more when you sell it if it was running. Even though Delta doesn't offer replacements, there are other sources of some of the hard to find replacements.

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Charley I think I found what I needed for it. Delta thinks it is a bearing in the motor. I found a used one for free so that is even better. Will try it and then get it set up for sale. Thanks for the offer. I will post if it works. He told me he sent it Friday so should have it this week.

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Well my old Delta bit the dust today and come to find out can't get parts for it anymore. So went to our local lumber yard today and he happened to have a DeWalt DWE7491RS for $475. The cheapest I could find on line was $549. So far with the test I did I am extremely happy. I made straight cuts of 1", 2", 3" and measured with my mic and there wasn't .0001" difference between cuts and that was with moving the fence and then resetting it. The ends were absolutely square using my starrett gauge. 45* cuts were pretty much the same. I cut a 1 x 4 scrap pine into a square and was absolutely amazed at the 45 corners. They were tight. Now waiting for my rockler taper jig table I ordered and get 12 tapered legs cut. I know I could make one but with running two businesses just don't have the time. The blade I used was a Diablo 10" X 80t and the cut even on red oak was just smooth and would need minimal sanding. So I will keep 3 blades. One for ripping, a 60t and the 80t.

The fence is solid and stays put. With rack and pinion to move the fence it is extremely accurate. I would set it, cut and then measure. If set on 3" wide that is exactly what it measured. That is going to be nice knowing things will be accurate now as the Delta was not that accurate. Folds up and can hide it away in the corner. The only thing I didn't like was the mitre gauge. So will be looking at Incra or Kreg. I removed the runners on my cross cut sled and mitre sled. I have the new ones cut, glued and screwed for the DeWalt table. So those are done and work just fine.

So I am a happy camper.
Thanks for the write up and review of the 7491rs. I have been looking at this particular saw to replace my Ryobi table saw. From everything I have read the Dewalt 7491rs is well worth the cost and provides great features. I am looking at purchasing the saw along with the wheeled stand from the Dewalt outlet store. They provide free shipping and no tax verses buying it local at Home Depot or Loews.
I have also ordered the dado plate insert to use with my dado blade.

Should receive the saw within the next few weeks and will then be putting my Ryobi up for sale on Craig's List.
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Well I can say that after 4 months I am extremely pleased with the saw. I have made a regular sled, a 45 deg sled, along with my taper jig, a jig for slat jig for boxes. and like I say it cuts extremely well. I sold the Delta after I got it fixed. He is a young man and just starting in woodworking so I gave him a pretty good deal along with a C-man router. Glad to hear Russell you got yours ordered. You are going to love it.

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I have the saw and like it very much, the best table top type table saw I have ever used. It has the best fence by a wide margin than any other the saw in its class and I tried all of them, the Bosch would be right up there, but takes second place in my mind. I like this DeWalt far better than the Saw Stop contract saw that cost near 3 times more. The dust collection is surprisingly good if a fitting and hose it attached from the blade guard to the back port. I only wish DeWalt included the fitting and hose for the connection.

Just a heads up. Some of these come out of the box new to where they won't cut a jointable quality rip. Meaning two parts will need work before glue up. My saw never had the issue and works great, I can cut two parts and go right to glue up, but there are reports of many people not being able to do this. So anyone buying new check the saw asap as soon as you get it.

My favorite part of this saw is the flip fence for small parts and the saws power. My most hated thing and it's a biggie, this saw is very loud, unnecessarily loud. It is probably 20 % more loud than the Bosch, or at least the pitch of the saw makes it seem that way. I can get a decibel reading if anyone wants to know.

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Bernie,

Even new bearings are cheap. The number etched on the bearing is all you need to find the correct one. Any bearing store, electric motor shop, Grainger, or even Fastenal carries what you need for only a few bucks each. I wouldn't waste time putting a used bearing in when new ones are cheap and readily available.

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I saw one of those at a big box store a little while back and I was very impressed with the rack and pinion fence idea, My first thought was that that had to eliminate alignment problems once it gets set properly and it sounds like that is a fact.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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I'm glad I found this review. I ordered mine today. Should be here Thursday. I sold my Jet JWSS10LFR because I've did some downsizing. The Jet was 2005 and never had a problem. Made somebody mighty happy. The reviews on the Dewalt finally convinced me to jump the shark.
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