Price and Quality Check Table Saw Used

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Benzene posted 03-24-2016 02:20 PM 1061 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Benzene's profile


1 post in 1274 days

03-24-2016 02:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw cabinet saw used price quality

Hi Everyone,

New here, I’ve been doing wood working as a light hobby for a number of years now. I sold my old table saw when I moved, a little contractors saw that gave me a real hard time.

I want a full fledged cabinet saw, as I have some projects lined up which will require a bit more umph.

Can anyone vett out a Delta X5 I’ve been looking at? Price is 1400, which seems like it might be a bit high, but I wanted some opinions.

Delta X5

I haven’t contacted yet but I’ve also been looking at this grizzly, a 5959 which is 12’’ and 5hp, priced at 1000

Grizz G5959


6 replies so far

View toolie's profile


2165 posts in 3109 days

#1 posted 03-24-2016 04:39 PM

The delta, hands down. its left tilt, has the 60” sliding miter table, has what looks like a Biesmeyer fence, is 5hp and its single phase! i love my two 10” CI contractor saws, but if that were closer to me, i’d make and offer and sell the two saws i now own. always try for a better price, but if its a solid machine, anything between $1K and the asking price is a good deal.

-- there's a solution to every just have to be willing to find it.

View generic's profile


105 posts in 2079 days

#2 posted 03-24-2016 05:29 PM

If they are close by, I would look at both of them and see what shape they are in. The sliding table might be nice, but typically you see those in more of a production setting.

I would also consider what you will be using it for. A sliding table may be nice, but it could also a pain having to walk/work around all the time. A 12” saw will allow deeper cuts. I doubt you will ever have an issue with power seeing both are 5hp saws.

A couple years ago I picked up a Grizzly G7209. One of the things I love the most about it is the table size. It makes 10” cabinet saws look tiny. I believe that the G5959 has a smaller top than the G7209, but it may still be larger than a 10” saw.

I believe the G5959 also has a removable arbor extension that allows you to swap out extensions and use standard 8” or 10” blades for things like dado stacks.

I love my G7209. It is the best thing I have bought so far. Even better than the helix head I bought for my jointer. even with a 14” blade and cutting old oak, it have never lacked for power. The fence is great too.

With regards to price, I think it is a little high. that is what I paid for my G7209 and it was practically like new.

View Vern Little's profile

Vern Little

103 posts in 4017 days

#3 posted 03-24-2016 07:20 PM

I’d jump all over the Delta. I bought a used Unisaw 2 years ago and wondered how I made do with my old B & D.
It is so smooth you can stand a nickel on edge and start it and the coin still stands.

-- Earth first, we'll drill the rest of the planets later. Vern

View Julian's profile


1484 posts in 3171 days

#4 posted 03-25-2016 03:25 AM

Only way to decide is to go and look at them both. A 5hp table saw will probably be the last saw you will every need to buy.

-- Julian

View unbob's profile


810 posts in 2384 days

#5 posted 03-25-2016 04:13 AM

The Grizzly is a full size saw, the table and wings are 38”X48”, and uses 12” blades with 1” arbor, however the saws arbors are changeable to 5/8” for 10” blades. The left blade tilt on the Delta is a hindrance with the sliding table attachment “blade tilts into the slider fence”.
Be aware, the sliding attachment requires a huge amount of room on the left side of the saw. My set up is a right tilt 12” Delta with the same slider attachment, works pretty good.

View knotscott's profile


8325 posts in 3856 days

#6 posted 03-25-2016 11:16 AM

The Delta’s got better heritage and better resale, but the Grizzly is a bigger saw. Go take a look at both and see what you like. The crosscut sled is cool if you have the space and a use for one….could be in the way for a lot of us. An offer can’t hurt. At $1400 you’re close to the price of a brand new G1023RL….not saying it’s robust as the Uni, but it’s a good saw for a hobbyist with a warranty, modern riving knife, etc.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics