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Forum topic by HHammer posted 09-21-2018 02:07 AM 392 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-21-2018 02:07 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw delta hitachi upgrade

Hi all, I am looking for some tablesaw advice. I currently have a hitachi c10fr jobsite tablesaw that was given to me by my father in law. I has worked fine for my needs but it light and so not as stable as I would like. At my job they have an older delta 36-474 that was replaced and so is just sitting there. I can get that saw for probably $50-$100 but the fence is the stock delta fence and the rear hook is broken. After some searching it looks like there are not new replacement parts for this saw.
My question is, do I build a saw cart/outfeed table and keep the saw i have or get this delta knowing that parts will be a challenge? Given the low cost of the delta should I upgrade the fence? which is better the biesemeyer or the unifence? why?
thanks for your help and advice

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#1 posted 09-21-2018 08:27 PM

A new aftermarket fence for the Delta is going to run you $200-$400 depending on what you buy. But you could get a Delta T2 for a little over $200 and then you’d have a nice setup for around $300. I can’t comment on a Bies-style vs. Unifence, but it seems it’s personal preference from historical posts. If you found a cheap, used unifence and cost was a factor it might be the way to go. Whatever you’d decide for the fence, I’d still consider that a significant upgrade over the jobsite saw even if you built a saw station for it.

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