It's not really a Delta. I have a King Canada (also not really a King) and a cousin bought the Delta. I can't tell the components apart. Same columns, same main casting, same gearbox, same motor, etc.
I have run thousands of feet of rough lumber through mine and it is still going strong. Much of it was white birch that had been drying for years. It does an excellent job on softwoods but it tends to chip the birch out but the spiral head may fix that. It will take a 1/8" bite even in the birch.
I've included a picture for you to compare the Delta to. Pardon the clutter in the photo.
I took the dust collector chute off mine. My DC couldn't keep up to the chips this thing can make and I couldn't keep up to cleaning the bag out.
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.
Last edited by Cherryville Chuck; 01-22-2016 at 01:39 PM.