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Forum topic by ed23 posted 10-23-2020 01:05 AM 501 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ed23

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10-23-2020 01:05 AM

Some are listed as steel vs cast. Is it a big deal. I also was looking at the delta 5000 and its states its a left tilt blade and the fence is on the left. This is a binding kickback hazard. Can you just move the fence over to the right?


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#1 posted 10-23-2020 01:17 AM

The fence just lifts off and sets on either side of the blade. For wings/extensions I would prefer cast or even building your own over the stamped steel. I have the delta 36-725T2 and one of the wings is a giant pain to get sitting flush with the cast iron top. It’s such a pain that paint is rubbing off of it. Not an ideal situation to say the least.

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ed23

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#2 posted 10-23-2020 01:40 AM

As far as wood working goes would I see a big difference between the grizzley G0771Z and the delta 36-5052T2

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#3 posted 10-23-2020 03:02 AM

Photographer isn’t necessarily a woodworker, they just try to put everything from the pile, into the shot. Sansoo nailed it saying just lift it up, and set it on the right side of the blade.

I also like solid cast iron first, vented cast iron second, and stamped steel a distant third. The Deltas are sold a lot of places, so not sure of the configuration, nor the price you are looking at, but most of them seem to have Stamped Steel tables. For that reason I agree the Grizz G0771Z would be my choice if nothing else, for the solid cast tables.

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#4 posted 10-23-2020 03:11 AM

If you keep the blade down the fence should slide from one side to the other without lifting …

Flat cast iron wings are best. This makes your saw into a large, flat, stable workspace.

Stamped sheet metal wings are OK, but seem to be flimsy vs cast iron. You can still use the saw as a work surface, but smaller items may be hard to keep flat due to the unevenness of the stamped stiffeners.

IMHO the cast iron webbed tables are the worst. They’re nice and stiff but the holes in the web catch your fingers (DAMHIKT) and prevent its use as an effective work surface.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#5 posted 10-23-2020 04:00 AM


Flat cast iron wings are best. This makes your saw into a large, flat, stable workspace.

Stamped sheet metal wings are OK, but seem to be flimsy vs cast iron. You can still use the saw as a work surface, but smaller items may be hard to keep flat due to the unevenness of the stamped stiffeners.

IMHO the cast iron webbed tables are the worst. They re nice and stiff but the holes in the web catch your fingers (DAMHIKT) and prevent its use as an effective work surface.

- Madmark2

Exactly, or you can mix cast iron with your own top. I use Formica as it is easy to find and easy to work with.

Two table saws bolted together. Cast iron wing between them and one on the far end. The rest is Formica tops. Very flat and stable surface.

Now as for which side of the fence you use? Either. My set up allows regular cuts to the right of the blade for the left saw. The right is used for dados and can be used to the right of the blade for same length cuts / dado. The fence doesn’t care. Now getting BOTH saws to line up to one fence, that took work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 10-23-2020 01:45 PM

You could probably install the extension on either side of the blade you want. Solid cast iron is the best. Homemade plywood,mdf,etc is second. I wouldn’t even bother with stamped steel. The fence can go on either side.

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#7 posted 10-23-2020 08:07 PM



As far as wood working goes would I see a big difference between the grizzley G0771Z and the delta 36-5052T2

- ed23

I think you would be better off with the Grizzly, of the two. It has better dust collection (add your own collector, but at least it is enclosed and ported), and better extension wings. More weight (table/extensions) and fully enclosed cabinet also generally means less noise and vibration, all else held equal.

-- Andy - Arlington TX

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ed23

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#8 posted 11-01-2020 10:55 PM

What is the point of having such a huge side extension?

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#9 posted 11-01-2020 11:19 PM

That picture is two dates, side by side. If using long stock, or plywood, larger is better.

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#10 posted 11-01-2020 11:29 PM


What is the point of having such a huge side extension?

- ed23

I would go Grizzly over the Delta all day. Plenty of Grizzly options too.
Like if you want the 52 inch long fence. or a shorter 36 inch.
And if you can go with the cast iron wings. That will not be an option on the Delta. but Grizzly saw tend to have both. Depending on the saw.

the cast iron top will be the flattest surface in you shop. Great for final glue up on things like chairs, or small tables.

The large extension to the right, 1st gives your saw a larger cut capacity.
2nd, even when working with smaller stock. I tend to stack my work to be cut on the right,
and then have a cart on the left to stack as it comes off the saw.
Some put a router table in the far right end. I did that too for awhile. but now I have moved it to the left.

-- John

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#11 posted 11-01-2020 11:44 PM

I have the Griz and I wouldn’t trade it for any other saw. As Andy said you would be better off with the Griz. I sat a Nickel on edge then started the saw and let it run for a couple of minutes, then turned it off. When it stopped turning the Nickel was still standing on edge. Now that is one smooth running machine. And also super quiet. I am going to go to Springfield Mo, soon and pick up a 60 gallon compressor. It is about 100 miles from me and we shop there quite often. When you walk in the door you think that you have died and gone to tool heaven.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#12 posted 11-01-2020 11:52 PM

I’m just going to throw this out there but have you considered a SawStop? The safety feature is an added bonus in my opinion. The quality of the saw is what sold me. You can build your configuration. They also seem to have a high resale value. I would venture to bet that most people trade up to one vs. trade down (in price) to something else.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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ed23

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#13 posted 11-02-2020 12:29 AM

I went with the delta, cast table and cast extensions. Was going to go with grizzly but they had issues 1. always out of stock on the model I wanted because they didnt order enough from china 2. Nickle and dime on shipping….. +shipping +lift gate residential delivery. 3. Delta=free shipping and 4. less money for machine.
I like the sawstop, a little more then I want to spend and if I did small work where my fingers were close to the blade I would get one. Unlimited money I would have bought a powermatic.

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