DeWalt Table Saw
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.
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