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Forum topic by Let_that_saw_eat posted 04-07-2018 08:15 PM 773 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Let_that_saw_eat

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04-07-2018 08:15 PM

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Is $500 a fair price for this saw on CL? I’m finding more and more that you can not find anything Made In USA and I’ve held off buying a new TS simply because I’m sickened at the thought of sending my cash over seas.

https://eauclaire.craigslist.org/tls/d/delta-10-contractors-saw/6553959510.html

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#1 posted 04-07-2018 08:24 PM

That has one of those magic motors that are 1.5hp @120Vac, but 2hp @240Vac :)

It’s a solid saw, and the Unifence is a nice addition… $500 is a bit high IMO, but not completely unreasonable given the condition it appears to be in.

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 04-07-2018 08:36 PM

Thanks for the input Brad, didn’t know about the motor! Last fall I updated my service to 200 amp and will be putting a sub panel in the garage for 240. Certainly would try talking him down on the price but if I’ve done all the research correctly this saw is all USA made right?

-- When I’m facing a wall I will not quit, because if you mean it, you’ll make it.

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#3 posted 04-07-2018 09:02 PM

Users really like those Unfences. They weren’t
everybody’s favorite back when they were being
made but today they’ve become sought after.

It probably was made in the states. Delta’s owners
held out for a long time with some of the lines
at least. I think the Shopmaster stuff was imported
and the flagship line was made stateside until pretty
recently. There are still one or two Delta plants
here though I don’t know how much actual making of
parts happens at them.

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#4 posted 04-07-2018 09:10 PM

I have the White Series 2000 version of that saw. Back then it came with a UniFence, which is superior to most of what they are shipping on contractor saws these days. It’s never let me down.

You can probably get it for less than $500.

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#5 posted 04-07-2018 09:14 PM

Well, it has the “Made in America” sticker on it, so I’d say it was made in the US. I do know that production was moved overseas, particularly after they sold to Black and Decker in 2005, but not sure exactly when or for what machines. The Unisaw was the last holdout and was the only machine being made in the US for the last few years before they sold the company to Chang Type Industrial in 2011. Everything they make is now imported. If you can get a picture of the serial number badge, it should let you know when and where it was made.

Cheers,
Brad

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#6 posted 04-07-2018 09:32 PM

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#7 posted 04-07-2018 09:34 PM

Looks to be in great shape, is complete, and has a great fence. Worth it IMO. You can always offer less, but I wouldn’t walk from it if they’re firm and it suits your needs. Not sure what the listing for the 36-5001 is about though.

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#8 posted 04-07-2018 09:43 PM

I own that saw, bought it new, they were made in America, and the best contractor saws ever made. That version came with the Unifence, machined pulleys, and cast iron extension. The Unifence is very strong and has many cool features. The downside is like all contractor saws, aligning blade to miter slot is not as easy but I’ve only had to do it once. Dust collection was not a consideration as they were designed to be used at construction sites. Whether it’s worth it is up to you. There isn’t really anything as well made under $1200.

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#9 posted 04-07-2018 10:32 PM

Appreciate all the input everyone, I’m gonna pull the trigger on it!!! I rarely post on here cuz i feel I’m at a novice level but it sure feels good to have mentors guiding along the way!! I look forward to posting more in the future and can’t wait to get it home!!

-- When I’m facing a wall I will not quit, because if you mean it, you’ll make it.

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