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Posted on Delta 36-600 in the year 2020 - keep or move on?

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#1 posted 01-20-2020 05:11 PM

That saw does not have your typical direct drive universal screamer motor like the plastic portable saws have… it is a real induction motor and couples to the blade arbor via a belt. Properly maintained, it should last a lifetime or more. I would still consider your saw on par with a true ‘contractor’ type, but with the added advantage that you save on floor space by not having the motor hanging out the back.

Parts. Regardless of what saw you wind up with, if it is a used machine, then parts will be sketchy. But fortunately, most stuff on those machines are off the shelf stuff that can usually be sourced at your local hardware store. In the case of handwheels, you can find suitable replacements at places like Graingers, McMaster Carr, Amazon, Tractor Supply, etc..

My vote is put it to use and make sawdust. It’s a nice machine and should serve you well.


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