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Thatís great I just wanted to know that what I was getting was decent before I pulled the trigger on it thank you everyone for being so helpful I appreciate All those links Iíll let you guys know how it goes later today


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As Stick advises, stay away from the Craftsman if possible. I had a few in my early days and they weren't very good. What's considered a good price or better what's your budget? I wouldn't suggest spending the least or you'll likely regret the choice soon afterwards. Depending on what you intend to build usually the table saw becomes the central tool in the shop and is worthy of being as good as you can afford. Thing's to also keep in mind is table size, although you can build a table to add on or even surround the saw, the quality of the fence, and HP of the motor. Some can be wired 120/220 or only one or the other so you need to be sure you have power to connect. Also beware of 3 phase tools which are usually larger commercial units and although not bad to have you'll need a phase generator to run on household voltages. Yet another expense but of it's a great deal, may be worth it.
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That Delta saw is a 34-4** model, quite likely the 34-444 and it's a real bargain at $150 (if it runs). The Unifence alone is worth more than he's asking for the whole saw. Everything else is gravy.

The only thing that I don't like about these saws is the saw dust control - there isn't any. Most of it will land on that shelf. The rest will go everywhere. There is an after market bag that attaches to the legs where the shelf is located, to collect what falls straight down, but the open frame of the saw really can't be closed up successfully.

I hope you get it before someone else grabs it. This is one of the better used table saws and it's worth $200-300 in that condition, not even counting the value of the extras.. You could sell the motor, fence, miter gauge, and the other accessories and turn a good profit if you decide not to keep it.

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Dunno about anyone else, but still have not seen a price.

When you saw, do not stand in line with the blade. I know that utube videos show supposedly intelligent people doing that all the time. But guess where any kickback will go if one happens. A clue, it is not going to go into the wall behind you.

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Welcome, Rx88! Are you a pharmacist? Just curious.
On the saw thing, yeh, even if you have to spend a day cleaning it up, still sounds like a good deal. As Charley said, with the Unifence it's a steal.
The fact that the owner went to the trouble of buying and installing the Unifence would suggest that he was serious about his woodworking. Maybe he'd give you a short tutorial?

"... but the open frame of the saw really can't be closed up successfully."
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You really only ned to close in the front, bottom and two sides, I've left the the back of mine open for airflow. I have a 4" dust collection ftg. installed in the bottom panel and it works fairly well. Not perfect but waaaaay better than doing without dust collection.
Has anyone mentioned yet that this isn't an inexpensive hobby?
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Wow, Charlie laid it out nicely. I think you're going to be happy with your saw. Since you're getting started, I've attached a pdf of the things and lessons that helped me accelerate my learning curve. Hopefully it will help you avoid some of my expensive mistakes. One of them is buying gadgets that may even be nice, but with the table saw and a good fence, many of those gadgets are really unnecessary.

I have a thing about breathing sawdust, and that saw tosses sawdust all over the place. I found a cloth bag that included snaps. You attached the male side onto the saw. It catches the sawdust from under the saw. It also fills up pretty fast, so you check it often. Since you're starting the hobby, you might keep your eye out for a large shop vac. It will attach to many of your future tools. If you want a simple but surprisingly effective dust collection (DC) setup, you can get a Dust Deputy cyclone device that separates most of the sawdust and nails and chips and drops it into a drum or large bucket. Here's a picture. The bucket will save a small fortune in filters for the shop vac., which without the dhip separator, fills with sawdust in minutes. You'll probably use this for a long time.
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That Delta saw is a 34-4** model, quite likely the 34-444 and it's a real bargain at $150 (if it runs). The Unifence alone is worth more than he's asking for the whole saw. Everything else is gravy.

The only thing that I don't like about these saws is the saw dust control - there isn't any. Most of it will land on that shelf. The rest will go everywhere. There is an after market bag that attaches to the legs where the shelf is located, to collect what falls straight down, but the open frame of the saw really can't be closed up successfully.

I hope you get it before someone else grabs it. This is one of the better used table saws and it's worth $200-300 in that condition, not even counting the value of the extras.. You could sell the motor, fence, miter gauge, and the other accessories and turn a good profit if you decide not to keep it.

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I ran a quick search on the Delta 34-444 and if that is the one you are looking at, it should be a winner at that price. That assumes of course the caveats pointed out re rust etc. Solving the sawdust issue shouldn’t be a big problem either.

In the 70s I looked at a Delta TS where the arbor was on the motor. Stay away from that package, Delta’s quality control on mounting the arbor flange was virtually nonexistent.

Enjoy and welcome to the forum.

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That looks like a nice saw for a good price. I built up an old Delta contractor saw a few years ago. This place has all the fine tuning parts you may need.
https://www.in-lineindustries.com/

You can add machined pulleys and link belts which will make the saw very smooth running. They also have blade PALs which allow good blade adjustment. I would start with what you have and see if anything has to be replaced before modifying the saw.

I have a thread on this forum with my Delta contractor saw if you want more info.
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