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#1 posted 04-20-2014 11:32 AM

The link belt or other high quality cogged v-belt are a worthwhile upgrade. I wouldn’t spend the money on new pulleys unless they’re they’re dinged up and/or are causing vibration.

Any full size 27” deep cast iron wing can be modified to fit your saw…some drilling may be required. Any full size Delta wing should be a direct fit. You can also build your own wings that are flatter, smoother, and stronger than the stock steel wings.

For $20 I’d add a set of PALS….they’ll make alignment easier, and help hold the alignment better. If the alignment is already perfect, I wouldn’t bother.

I”m not sure what fence is on that saw (pics would help and are mandatory for claims of new tool acquisitions….it’s an “alleged” saw until proven otherwise!), but a good fence is always a plus….excellent aftermarket fences start at ~ $180 for something like the Delta T2 (which should be a direct bolt on).

Saw blade selection and good alignment are the keys to the final performance of your saw. You don’t need to spend a fortune if you’re careful with your blade selection.

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Some good inserts can’t hurt….they should strong, flat, and flush….I like phenolic.

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