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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-11-2015, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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congratulation Bernie on the new saw.
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Sounds like you like the saw. You are going to love those blades ,that is what Use and I love them. Thanks for posting the review, others will read it before they buy.

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Good one Bernie enjoy the new saw.
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Congrats . Nothing better than a new tool
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well done Bernie....
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Congrats...nothing like a good saw and a better cut to brighten a day...safe cutting...
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15 years ago, when that saw hit the job site market, it quickly became the standard. I bought the Bosch, because it included rolling stand and the de walt had a separate folding stand at the time. My Bosch is now pulled out of the garage when needed. I still use my Dad's Craftsman contractor saw in the shop. Why? The hum of a belt driven saw is music to my ears. That Bosch doesn't sing as sweetly

This year my son, a developing Urban woodworker bought the de walt. I had not yet had a chance to see how true it was set up so your review was much appreciated
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Great find, congrats.
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