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Forum topic by jonnybrophy posted 05-26-2017 11:30 PM 1436 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-26-2017 11:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: trick tablesaw milling

Hey guys, its me again!

I just found this deal on craigslist and ran with it.

I paid 300 dollars for a delta 36-650 contractors saw (115v) with sliding table, 2 extensions (stamped steel), and router table. also came with thin kerf freud blade (SCORE!)

So far i am super happy and this is a HUGE upgrade for me (literally,I gotta reorganize now…)

This dude was pretty rich too, he had a Mclaren parked in his garage, and lived in this fancy neighborhood, but it was in the middle of nowhere (Debary)

-- "If she dont find ya handsome, she better find ya handy"

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#1 posted 05-27-2017 12:25 AM

Congrats. I would like to know more about the sliding table.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 05-27-2017 12:33 AM

Rick M, Its a Delta 34-555, I think they were discontinued.
It seems to work well, but adjusting the angles is a pain
The miter fence has T bolts that connect it to the sliding table, and the are clunky to adjust, but maybe i just gotta get the hang of it

-- "If she dont find ya handsome, she better find ya handy"

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#3 posted 05-27-2017 01:15 PM

Congrats! That’s a nice deal on a solid saw. Make sure that blade is clean and sharp, and get the saw aligned and setup….it should serve you well for a long time.

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

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#4 posted 05-27-2017 02:59 PM

“Big boy” LOL

Check all the alignments before using.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#5 posted 05-27-2017 07:42 PM

My first saw was a 1970s Delta contractors model, I still use it.
The saw in the photo looks Deluxe. The adjustments are a bit crude on this type of saw, but they can be made anyway. The sliding attachment may be a little shaky, but most can be made to work, I have one for my older saw.
Yes, check alignment, then make whatever you want.

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#6 posted 05-27-2017 10:27 PM

My first real saw was a Delta Contractor’s Saw too. It served my VERY well for years.

You got a gloat worthy score here.

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