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New Delta 36-725 OR Bosch??

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I'm in the market for my first table saw and I've been looking around on the List, but haven't found exactly what I'm looking for so I went to the blue box store and the new Delta 36-725 caught my eye. I also like anything Bosch, so the 4100-09 is also a contender. They are two different type saws, but I can't really decide which one! They are the same price and the fact that one is portable doesn't really matter. I just think Bosch makes really good tools. I'm afraid the Delta is TOO new and the kinks aren't worked out yet. I've heard customer service is terrible and the issue with the throat plate bothers me (sheet metal and non zero clearance). So help me guys…. Which one?
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Even though Bosch does make good tools, the Delta is a full step up in class. It's a bit like comparing an S10 to a 1-ton Silverado that happen to be the same price. The Delta has considerably more surface area to operate in front of the blade (safer and more convenient), more area in general, much more mass and better stability, much quieter motor with more torque, stronger materials of construction, a better fence, and should have better long term reliability. The Bosch is more portable. Unless you need portability, it's a no brainer IMO.

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