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Posted on Seeking opinion on Delta model 10 TS with unifence

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#1 posted 10-04-2015 04:05 AM

If there’s any chance you can save up for a used cabinet saw or a hybrid with table-mounted trunnions, that would be my recommendation. Just seeing a picture of the contractor saw’s motor hanging out the back brings back bad memories of trying to cut 45° bevels on my old Jet. Virtually all contractor saws have the same geometric weakness with the table-mounted trunnions and their ease of going out of adjustment.

I’ve been pretty happy with the Unifence (newer version) that’s on my well-used Unisaw. It’s very accurate, just sometimes a little difficult to unlock and glide. Definitely better than the original tube fence in the pictures. It looks like the owner put some time into a good outfeed and right-wing set-up. If that’s a Delta miter bar in the back of Picture #10 and he has the hold-down bar that attaches and runs above the miter bar itself, they used to run $100 on eBay, haven’t looked for a few years though. Major Caveat: Make sure the motor starts up quickly and goes to full speed without hesitation. A bad motor will cost you more than what he’s asking for the saw.

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