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post #71 of 90 (permalink) Old 08-21-2019, 08:19 PM
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How much is the Delta? Did you say $125 that is less than half the cost of the rip fence.
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Well even though I am mighty late to this dance, I’ll throw my 2Ę out there anyway:

Sadly, I am in a small shop, so space is the most precious tool I have. Needing 10’ in front of and behind it plus an 8' wide channel to live in, a table saw requires more floor area than any other common woodworking tool, at the expense of all the other tools in the shop, including the workbench, which is certainly more important than the table saw.

Even if you put things on wheels, that space still has to be cleared in order to safely use the TS, and that’s a time-consuming pain to make happen. I came up against this and decided to sell my very nice Grizzly cabinet saw. I replaced it with a beautiful vintage Delta 40C radial arm saw, because those are designed to be installed against a wall and they’re more versatile than a TS.

I can hear the howls now, but a well tuned RAS is just as accurate as a TS, and more versatile without the need for all sorts of add-on jigs and aids. For anyone not able to accept that, then you might want to get caught up over at the Delphi Forums DeWalt Radial Arm Saw Forum.

Furthermore, when it comes to dealing with sheet goods and stock under 8/4 by anyone other than a large production shop, a track saw is unbeatable. I have a Makita that can be had for $475 from Amazon, and it does double duty as a jointer for stock up to 8/4. The track saw is basically a circular saw running on a special track, so it is light, portable, and can cut unlimited lengths.

The track saw is my recommendation, preceded by the bench and followed by a quality bandsaw. I’m probably an iconoclast, but that’s what I have and I can do more with that in less space than a TS.
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I got the Grizz track saw when it was sale. Now I can break the big pieces down in the drive and carry them into the basement.
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If you are willing to pay 350. to 400.00 then just wait for a good sale on a Ridgig saw brand new, 1.5 HP you can get for under 400.00 on sale.
Parts are readily available, and most contractor type saws will have the hanging motor so you can upgrade if needed in the future fairly easy.

But if you buy used, I would worry the least on table aesthetics as long as its just surface rust, they can be cleaned really easy to look brand new. The trunnion rusted is a different story, as well as someone pointed out, check for bearing play in the motor.
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I think the Delta with the Unifence is the best deal over all. If you missed that one, maybe the Jet would be the next one that I would want. Be a real shame if the Delta got away from you. Good ones at good prices don't last long.

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I ended up getting the jet for 280 itís a nice saw works great no play in the arbor the fence is very accurate Iím working on my first project with it now building an extension router table


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Question though for this router table which screw holes do I drill out to mount it


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Rx or N/a; are you ever going to fill out a profile? We neeed to call you something...

Did you buy a router plate for your router? You'll have to pull the existing black plate off and install a router plate to mount it in a table, or not, but that's the normal procedure.

https://www.amazon.com/bosch-router-...er+table+plate
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