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Ken in Canada
 
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First of all I would like to thank those who responded to my inquiry about
the Dewalt 746 Sliding table saw...your comments were all appreciated!

Upon reflection I didn't feel comfortable with this saw for the price...well
over $2000 here in Canada (then add 15% tax on top) and also found it very
curious that at a major woodwork show which I attended in my area (Hamilton)
last weekend that not one dealer showed the Dewalt saw. All that being said
I did have a saw follow me home from the show. After I had assessed my
needs as a home workshop user I got realistic and decided that what I really
needed was just a Delta type contractor saw.

Here's the interesting part...when I got to the show dealers were showing a
new saw from Delta in their Industrial series. It's labeled in Canada as a
36-655. My understanding is that it is being test marketed in Canada before
proceeding to the USA.

The saw is essentially a Delta Contractor with its' 27" x 40" CI top, a 1
3/4 hp induction motor 110/220, an upgraded box style fence and a floor
cabinet as opposed to the open legs. 30" rip on right 24" rip on left. I
couldn't believe the price they were putting it out at....$899 (Canadian).
I couldn't resist!!! The dealer had them at the show to take home,
soooooooo......one very heavy wooden crate and one long box later I made my
way back home to try to sneak it into the house without wife finding out!
(ya right!!!) Oh yeah...when I signed over my Credit card to the dealer and
we had finished with the paperwork he also told me to take my choice of a
Delta tenoning jig or an 8" dado set. Not Bad! They sell here in Canada for
about $100)

The next day I assembled the saw and let me tell you how delighted I am with
it. Nice smooth flat table, standard miter gauge but with an aluminum
extension bar included, well running motor with all the power I need, a
fence that amazed me with it's rock solid feel and accuracy, (complete with
micro adjust) as well as a floor cabinet that actually allows me to have
some control of the dust. (Looks terrific in the shop as well)

All in all I was very impressed with the fit and finish of this product. It
assembled easily albeit requiring a little muscle for the CI wings and it
performs as advertised! If in the future I ever decide to change the fence
for any reason it is drilled to accommodate the Unifence or a Beismeyer.

Now... this is not a Unisaw X5 and I'm not embarrassed to say that as nice
as they are they are out of my range pricewise as well as being overkill for
my needs. If I were a pro using this 8 hours a day would I buy
it...probably not. As a home user do I recommend this Delta Industrial
36-655...absolutely!

Just thought I'd put this info out about this new product as it doesn't show
in any Delta brochures or on their website. However, if you go to the
Delta Machinery website and type in 36-655 into their search section you end
up with an Acrobat file which is the complete manual for the saw as well as
a nice pic of it on the front cover..

Ken
Burlington, Ontario, Canada (eh!)


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Nice looking saw and good luck with it. The fence and rail look similar
to the Ridgid saw. Some folks don't like alloy, I don't mind it at all
but please let us know how it performs. I like the enclosed base - and
the arrangement for mounting the motor. About the only thing I don't
like is the extension wing - but that is just OMO. Happy days ...

Ken in Canada wrote:
First of all I would like to thank those who responded to my inquiry about
the Dewalt 746 Sliding table saw...your comments were all appreciated!

Upon reflection I didn't feel comfortable with this saw for the price...well
over $2000 here in Canada (then add 15% tax on top) and also found it very
curious that at a major woodwork show which I attended in my area (Hamilton)
last weekend that not one dealer showed the Dewalt saw. All that being said
I did have a saw follow me home from the show. After I had assessed my
needs as a home workshop user I got realistic and decided that what I really
needed was just a Delta type contractor saw.

Here's the interesting part...when I got to the show dealers were showing a
new saw from Delta in their Industrial series. It's labeled in Canada as a
36-655. My understanding is that it is being test marketed in Canada before
proceeding to the USA.

The saw is essentially a Delta Contractor with its' 27" x 40" CI top, a 1
3/4 hp induction motor 110/220, an upgraded box style fence and a floor
cabinet as opposed to the open legs. 30" rip on right 24" rip on left. I
couldn't believe the price they were putting it out at....$899 (Canadian).
I couldn't resist!!! The dealer had them at the show to take home,
soooooooo......one very heavy wooden crate and one long box later I made my
way back home to try to sneak it into the house without wife finding out!
(ya right!!!) Oh yeah...when I signed over my Credit card to the dealer and
we had finished with the paperwork he also told me to take my choice of a
Delta tenoning jig or an 8" dado set. Not Bad! They sell here in Canada for
about $100)

The next day I assembled the saw and let me tell you how delighted I am with
it. Nice smooth flat table, standard miter gauge but with an aluminum
extension bar included, well running motor with all the power I need, a
fence that amazed me with it's rock solid feel and accuracy, (complete with
micro adjust) as well as a floor cabinet that actually allows me to have
some control of the dust. (Looks terrific in the shop as well)

All in all I was very impressed with the fit and finish of this product. It
assembled easily albeit requiring a little muscle for the CI wings and it
performs as advertised! If in the future I ever decide to change the fence
for any reason it is drilled to accommodate the Unifence or a Beismeyer.

Now... this is not a Unisaw X5 and I'm not embarrassed to say that as nice
as they are they are out of my range pricewise as well as being overkill for
my needs. If I were a pro using this 8 hours a day would I buy
it...probably not. As a home user do I recommend this Delta Industrial
36-655...absolutely!

Just thought I'd put this info out about this new product as it doesn't show
in any Delta brochures or on their website. However, if you go to the
Delta Machinery website and type in 36-655 into their search section you end
up with an Acrobat file which is the complete manual for the saw as well as
a nice pic of it on the front cover..

Ken
Burlington, Ontario, Canada (eh!)



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KYHighlander
 
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Well, which did you get the tenon jig or the dado stack? It's a trick
question so you better get it right.

KY

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http://users.adelphia.net/~kyhighland


"Ken in Canada" wrote in message
...
First of all I would like to thank those who responded to my inquiry about
the Dewalt 746 Sliding table saw...your comments were all appreciated!

Upon reflection I didn't feel comfortable with this saw for the

price...well
over $2000 here in Canada (then add 15% tax on top) and also found it very
curious that at a major woodwork show which I attended in my area

(Hamilton)
last weekend that not one dealer showed the Dewalt saw. All that being

said
I did have a saw follow me home from the show. After I had assessed my
needs as a home workshop user I got realistic and decided that what I

really
needed was just a Delta type contractor saw.

Here's the interesting part...when I got to the show dealers were showing

a
new saw from Delta in their Industrial series. It's labeled in Canada as

a
36-655. My understanding is that it is being test marketed in Canada

before
proceeding to the USA.

The saw is essentially a Delta Contractor with its' 27" x 40" CI top, a 1
3/4 hp induction motor 110/220, an upgraded box style fence and a floor
cabinet as opposed to the open legs. 30" rip on right 24" rip on left.

I
couldn't believe the price they were putting it out at....$899 (Canadian).
I couldn't resist!!! The dealer had them at the show to take home,
soooooooo......one very heavy wooden crate and one long box later I made

my
way back home to try to sneak it into the house without wife finding out!
(ya right!!!) Oh yeah...when I signed over my Credit card to the dealer

and
we had finished with the paperwork he also told me to take my choice of a
Delta tenoning jig or an 8" dado set. Not Bad! They sell here in Canada

for
about $100)

The next day I assembled the saw and let me tell you how delighted I am

with
it. Nice smooth flat table, standard miter gauge but with an aluminum
extension bar included, well running motor with all the power I need, a
fence that amazed me with it's rock solid feel and accuracy, (complete

with
micro adjust) as well as a floor cabinet that actually allows me to have
some control of the dust. (Looks terrific in the shop as well)

All in all I was very impressed with the fit and finish of this product.

It
assembled easily albeit requiring a little muscle for the CI wings and it
performs as advertised! If in the future I ever decide to change the fence
for any reason it is drilled to accommodate the Unifence or a Beismeyer.

Now... this is not a Unisaw X5 and I'm not embarrassed to say that as nice
as they are they are out of my range pricewise as well as being overkill

for
my needs. If I were a pro using this 8 hours a day would I buy
it...probably not. As a home user do I recommend this Delta Industrial
36-655...absolutely!

Just thought I'd put this info out about this new product as it doesn't

show
in any Delta brochures or on their website. However, if you go to the
Delta Machinery website and type in 36-655 into their search section you

end
up with an Acrobat file which is the complete manual for the saw as well

as
a nice pic of it on the front cover..

Ken
Burlington, Ontario, Canada (eh!)




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Ken in Canada
 
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took the dado.... already had the jig



"KYHighlander" wrote in message
...
Well, which did you get the tenon jig or the dado stack? It's a trick
question so you better get it right.

KY

--

http://users.adelphia.net/~kyhighland


"Ken in Canada" wrote in message
...
First of all I would like to thank those who responded to my inquiry

about
the Dewalt 746 Sliding table saw...your comments were all appreciated!

Upon reflection I didn't feel comfortable with this saw for the

price...well
over $2000 here in Canada (then add 15% tax on top) and also found it

very
curious that at a major woodwork show which I attended in my area

(Hamilton)
last weekend that not one dealer showed the Dewalt saw. All that being

said
I did have a saw follow me home from the show. After I had assessed my
needs as a home workshop user I got realistic and decided that what I

really
needed was just a Delta type contractor saw.

Here's the interesting part...when I got to the show dealers were

showing
a
new saw from Delta in their Industrial series. It's labeled in Canada

as
a
36-655. My understanding is that it is being test marketed in Canada

before
proceeding to the USA.

The saw is essentially a Delta Contractor with its' 27" x 40" CI top, a

1
3/4 hp induction motor 110/220, an upgraded box style fence and a floor
cabinet as opposed to the open legs. 30" rip on right 24" rip on left.

I
couldn't believe the price they were putting it out at....$899

(Canadian).
I couldn't resist!!! The dealer had them at the show to take home,
soooooooo......one very heavy wooden crate and one long box later I made

my
way back home to try to sneak it into the house without wife finding

out!
(ya right!!!) Oh yeah...when I signed over my Credit card to the dealer

and
we had finished with the paperwork he also told me to take my choice of

a
Delta tenoning jig or an 8" dado set. Not Bad! They sell here in Canada

for
about $100)

The next day I assembled the saw and let me tell you how delighted I am

with
it. Nice smooth flat table, standard miter gauge but with an aluminum
extension bar included, well running motor with all the power I need, a
fence that amazed me with it's rock solid feel and accuracy, (complete

with
micro adjust) as well as a floor cabinet that actually allows me to have
some control of the dust. (Looks terrific in the shop as well)

All in all I was very impressed with the fit and finish of this product.

It
assembled easily albeit requiring a little muscle for the CI wings and

it
performs as advertised! If in the future I ever decide to change the

fence
for any reason it is drilled to accommodate the Unifence or a Beismeyer.

Now... this is not a Unisaw X5 and I'm not embarrassed to say that as

nice
as they are they are out of my range pricewise as well as being overkill

for
my needs. If I were a pro using this 8 hours a day would I buy
it...probably not. As a home user do I recommend this Delta Industrial
36-655...absolutely!

Just thought I'd put this info out about this new product as it doesn't

show
in any Delta brochures or on their website. However, if you go to the
Delta Machinery website and type in 36-655 into their search section you

end
up with an Acrobat file which is the complete manual for the saw as well

as
a nice pic of it on the front cover..

Ken
Burlington, Ontario, Canada (eh!)






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Ken in Canada
 
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that little extension wing is the only part i'm not thrilled with....won't
be long before I fill that gap with a laminate table insert


"DIYGUY" wrote in message
. ..

Nice looking saw and good luck with it. The fence and rail look similar
to the Ridgid saw. Some folks don't like alloy, I don't mind it at all
but please let us know how it performs. I like the enclosed base - and
the arrangement for mounting the motor. About the only thing I don't
like is the extension wing - but that is just OMO. Happy days ...

Ken in Canada wrote:
First of all I would like to thank those who responded to my inquiry

about
the Dewalt 746 Sliding table saw...your comments were all appreciated!

Upon reflection I didn't feel comfortable with this saw for the

price...well
over $2000 here in Canada (then add 15% tax on top) and also found it

very
curious that at a major woodwork show which I attended in my area

(Hamilton)
last weekend that not one dealer showed the Dewalt saw. All that being

said
I did have a saw follow me home from the show. After I had assessed my
needs as a home workshop user I got realistic and decided that what I

really
needed was just a Delta type contractor saw.

Here's the interesting part...when I got to the show dealers were

showing a
new saw from Delta in their Industrial series. It's labeled in Canada

as a
36-655. My understanding is that it is being test marketed in Canada

before
proceeding to the USA.

The saw is essentially a Delta Contractor with its' 27" x 40" CI top, a

1
3/4 hp induction motor 110/220, an upgraded box style fence and a floor
cabinet as opposed to the open legs. 30" rip on right 24" rip on left.

I
couldn't believe the price they were putting it out at....$899

(Canadian).
I couldn't resist!!! The dealer had them at the show to take home,
soooooooo......one very heavy wooden crate and one long box later I made

my
way back home to try to sneak it into the house without wife finding

out!
(ya right!!!) Oh yeah...when I signed over my Credit card to the dealer

and
we had finished with the paperwork he also told me to take my choice of

a
Delta tenoning jig or an 8" dado set. Not Bad! They sell here in Canada

for
about $100)

The next day I assembled the saw and let me tell you how delighted I am

with
it. Nice smooth flat table, standard miter gauge but with an aluminum
extension bar included, well running motor with all the power I need, a
fence that amazed me with it's rock solid feel and accuracy, (complete

with
micro adjust) as well as a floor cabinet that actually allows me to have
some control of the dust. (Looks terrific in the shop as well)

All in all I was very impressed with the fit and finish of this product.

It
assembled easily albeit requiring a little muscle for the CI wings and

it
performs as advertised! If in the future I ever decide to change the

fence
for any reason it is drilled to accommodate the Unifence or a Beismeyer.

Now... this is not a Unisaw X5 and I'm not embarrassed to say that as

nice
as they are they are out of my range pricewise as well as being overkill

for
my needs. If I were a pro using this 8 hours a day would I buy
it...probably not. As a home user do I recommend this Delta Industrial
36-655...absolutely!

Just thought I'd put this info out about this new product as it doesn't

show
in any Delta brochures or on their website. However, if you go to the
Delta Machinery website and type in 36-655 into their search section you

end
up with an Acrobat file which is the complete manual for the saw as well

as
a nice pic of it on the front cover..

Ken
Burlington, Ontario, Canada (eh!)







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Dan Valleskey
 
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Wow! thanks for posting that.

They oughta do real well with that saw.

That fence looks like an updated unifence. ??


-Dan V.


On Wed, 28 Jan 2004 20:48:08 -0500, "Ken in Canada"
wrote:

First of all I would like to thank those who responded to my inquiry about
the Dewalt 746 Sliding table saw...your comments were all appreciated!

Upon reflection I didn't feel comfortable with this saw for the price...well
over $2000 here in Canada (then add 15% tax on top) and also found it very
curious that at a major woodwork show which I attended in my area (Hamilton)
last weekend that not one dealer showed the Dewalt saw. All that being said
I did have a saw follow me home from the show. After I had assessed my
needs as a home workshop user I got realistic and decided that what I really
needed was just a Delta type contractor saw.

Here's the interesting part...when I got to the show dealers were showing a
new saw from Delta in their Industrial series. It's labeled in Canada as a
36-655. My understanding is that it is being test marketed in Canada before
proceeding to the USA.


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Ken in Canada wrote:
Here's the interesting part...when I got to the show dealers were showing a
new saw from Delta in their Industrial series. It's labeled in Canada as a
36-655. My understanding is that it is being test marketed in Canada before
proceeding to the USA.


Actually, this saw has been here ('Murica) and gone. This
saw was marketed by Delta, and everywhere I think, and went
under the number 36-755, 36-751 and 36-752. This was all in
the last century mind you but the saw was absent from more
recent catalogs.

I suspect that all Delta is doing is re-releasing it in the
hopes that people will buy it over the butt ugly DeWalt and
Jet saws.

The saw is essentially a Delta Contractor with its' 27" x 40" CI top,


On the Old WoodWorking Machines forum the saw (the old saw
that is) is referred to as the Contractor'sSawInnaBox (CSIB)
or by WantsaBeAUnisaw (WBAU). I'm glad you saw the
distinction between it (contractor's saw parts) and the
cabinet saw (Unisaw).

I couldn't believe the price they were putting it out at....$899 (Canadian).


That is a good price. I occasionally see them on eBay and
they have brought near that but I've always factored in the
fact that the bidder thought they were buying a Unisaw. One
unscrupulous (or maybe unknowing) seller even tried to pass
it off as one.

It's true. There's nothing new under the sun.

UA100
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Scott Frankland
 
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I bought a new General a few years ago and my dad has become some what tool
jealous. He has been thinking about upgrading his Rockwell/Beaver 9" table
saw and I was telling him about the same saw you bought. Just wondering how
you find the power from the motor and how is the dust collection on it.

Thanks

Scott

"Ken in Canada" wrote in message
...
First of all I would like to thank those who responded to my inquiry about
the Dewalt 746 Sliding table saw...your comments were all appreciated!

Upon reflection I didn't feel comfortable with this saw for the

price...well
over $2000 here in Canada (then add 15% tax on top) and also found it very
curious that at a major woodwork show which I attended in my area

(Hamilton)
last weekend that not one dealer showed the Dewalt saw. All that being

said
I did have a saw follow me home from the show. After I had assessed my
needs as a home workshop user I got realistic and decided that what I

really
needed was just a Delta type contractor saw.

Here's the interesting part...when I got to the show dealers were showing

a
new saw from Delta in their Industrial series. It's labeled in Canada as

a
36-655. My understanding is that it is being test marketed in Canada

before
proceeding to the USA.

The saw is essentially a Delta Contractor with its' 27" x 40" CI top, a 1
3/4 hp induction motor 110/220, an upgraded box style fence and a floor
cabinet as opposed to the open legs. 30" rip on right 24" rip on left.

I
couldn't believe the price they were putting it out at....$899 (Canadian).
I couldn't resist!!! The dealer had them at the show to take home,
soooooooo......one very heavy wooden crate and one long box later I made

my
way back home to try to sneak it into the house without wife finding out!
(ya right!!!) Oh yeah...when I signed over my Credit card to the dealer

and
we had finished with the paperwork he also told me to take my choice of a
Delta tenoning jig or an 8" dado set. Not Bad! They sell here in Canada

for
about $100)

The next day I assembled the saw and let me tell you how delighted I am

with
it. Nice smooth flat table, standard miter gauge but with an aluminum
extension bar included, well running motor with all the power I need, a
fence that amazed me with it's rock solid feel and accuracy, (complete

with
micro adjust) as well as a floor cabinet that actually allows me to have
some control of the dust. (Looks terrific in the shop as well)

All in all I was very impressed with the fit and finish of this product.

It
assembled easily albeit requiring a little muscle for the CI wings and it
performs as advertised! If in the future I ever decide to change the fence
for any reason it is drilled to accommodate the Unifence or a Beismeyer.

Now... this is not a Unisaw X5 and I'm not embarrassed to say that as nice
as they are they are out of my range pricewise as well as being overkill

for
my needs. If I were a pro using this 8 hours a day would I buy
it...probably not. As a home user do I recommend this Delta Industrial
36-655...absolutely!

Just thought I'd put this info out about this new product as it doesn't

show
in any Delta brochures or on their website. However, if you go to the
Delta Machinery website and type in 36-655 into their search section you

end
up with an Acrobat file which is the complete manual for the saw as well

as
a nice pic of it on the front cover..

Ken
Burlington, Ontario, Canada (eh!)




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Very nice saw, makes me almost regret buying the 36-650. Every time I
buy a tool they seem to come out with a better improved version. The
Bosch 10" SCMS is a good example. The 10" now has all the features of
the new 12"....

Daniel



"Ken in Canada" wrote in message m...
First of all I would like to thank those who responded to my inquiry about
the Dewalt 746 Sliding table saw...your comments were all appreciated!

Upon reflection I didn't feel comfortable with this saw for the price...well
over $2000 here in Canada (then add 15% tax on top) and also found it very
curious that at a major woodwork show which I attended in my area (Hamilton)
last weekend that not one dealer showed the Dewalt saw. All that being said
I did have a saw follow me home from the show. After I had assessed my
needs as a home workshop user I got realistic and decided that what I really
needed was just a Delta type contractor saw.

Here's the interesting part...when I got to the show dealers were showing a
new saw from Delta in their Industrial series. It's labeled in Canada as a
36-655. My understanding is that it is being test marketed in Canada before
proceeding to the USA.

The saw is essentially a Delta Contractor with its' 27" x 40" CI top, a 1
3/4 hp induction motor 110/220, an upgraded box style fence and a floor
cabinet as opposed to the open legs. 30" rip on right 24" rip on left. I
couldn't believe the price they were putting it out at....$899 (Canadian).
I couldn't resist!!! The dealer had them at the show to take home,
soooooooo......one very heavy wooden crate and one long box later I made my
way back home to try to sneak it into the house without wife finding out!
(ya right!!!) Oh yeah...when I signed over my Credit card to the dealer and
we had finished with the paperwork he also told me to take my choice of a
Delta tenoning jig or an 8" dado set. Not Bad! They sell here in Canada for
about $100)

The next day I assembled the saw and let me tell you how delighted I am with
it. Nice smooth flat table, standard miter gauge but with an aluminum
extension bar included, well running motor with all the power I need, a
fence that amazed me with it's rock solid feel and accuracy, (complete with
micro adjust) as well as a floor cabinet that actually allows me to have
some control of the dust. (Looks terrific in the shop as well)

All in all I was very impressed with the fit and finish of this product. It
assembled easily albeit requiring a little muscle for the CI wings and it
performs as advertised! If in the future I ever decide to change the fence
for any reason it is drilled to accommodate the Unifence or a Beismeyer.

Now... this is not a Unisaw X5 and I'm not embarrassed to say that as nice
as they are they are out of my range pricewise as well as being overkill for
my needs. If I were a pro using this 8 hours a day would I buy
it...probably not. As a home user do I recommend this Delta Industrial
36-655...absolutely!

Just thought I'd put this info out about this new product as it doesn't show
in any Delta brochures or on their website. However, if you go to the
Delta Machinery website and type in 36-655 into their search section you end
up with an Acrobat file which is the complete manual for the saw as well as
a nice pic of it on the front cover..

Ken
Burlington, Ontario, Canada (eh!)

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dust collection seems fine...ripped some 8/4 maple and had to slow the feed
rate down a bit or I'd blow the breaker. Will probably change the wiring
to 220 but I feel that it has all the power I need for home use.


"Scott Frankland" wrote in message
...
I bought a new General a few years ago and my dad has become some what

tool
jealous. He has been thinking about upgrading his Rockwell/Beaver 9"

table
saw and I was telling him about the same saw you bought. Just wondering

how
you find the power from the motor and how is the dust collection on it.

Thanks

Scott

"Ken in Canada" wrote in message
...
First of all I would like to thank those who responded to my inquiry

about
the Dewalt 746 Sliding table saw...your comments were all appreciated!

Upon reflection I didn't feel comfortable with this saw for the

price...well
over $2000 here in Canada (then add 15% tax on top) and also found it

very
curious that at a major woodwork show which I attended in my area

(Hamilton)
last weekend that not one dealer showed the Dewalt saw. All that being

said
I did have a saw follow me home from the show. After I had assessed my
needs as a home workshop user I got realistic and decided that what I

really
needed was just a Delta type contractor saw.

Here's the interesting part...when I got to the show dealers were

showing
a
new saw from Delta in their Industrial series. It's labeled in Canada

as
a
36-655. My understanding is that it is being test marketed in Canada

before
proceeding to the USA.

The saw is essentially a Delta Contractor with its' 27" x 40" CI top, a

1
3/4 hp induction motor 110/220, an upgraded box style fence and a floor
cabinet as opposed to the open legs. 30" rip on right 24" rip on left.

I
couldn't believe the price they were putting it out at....$899

(Canadian).
I couldn't resist!!! The dealer had them at the show to take home,
soooooooo......one very heavy wooden crate and one long box later I made

my
way back home to try to sneak it into the house without wife finding

out!
(ya right!!!) Oh yeah...when I signed over my Credit card to the dealer

and
we had finished with the paperwork he also told me to take my choice of

a
Delta tenoning jig or an 8" dado set. Not Bad! They sell here in Canada

for
about $100)

The next day I assembled the saw and let me tell you how delighted I am

with
it. Nice smooth flat table, standard miter gauge but with an aluminum
extension bar included, well running motor with all the power I need, a
fence that amazed me with it's rock solid feel and accuracy, (complete

with
micro adjust) as well as a floor cabinet that actually allows me to have
some control of the dust. (Looks terrific in the shop as well)

All in all I was very impressed with the fit and finish of this product.

It
assembled easily albeit requiring a little muscle for the CI wings and

it
performs as advertised! If in the future I ever decide to change the

fence
for any reason it is drilled to accommodate the Unifence or a Beismeyer.

Now... this is not a Unisaw X5 and I'm not embarrassed to say that as

nice
as they are they are out of my range pricewise as well as being overkill

for
my needs. If I were a pro using this 8 hours a day would I buy
it...probably not. As a home user do I recommend this Delta Industrial
36-655...absolutely!

Just thought I'd put this info out about this new product as it doesn't

show
in any Delta brochures or on their website. However, if you go to the
Delta Machinery website and type in 36-655 into their search section you

end
up with an Acrobat file which is the complete manual for the saw as well

as
a nice pic of it on the front cover..

Ken
Burlington, Ontario, Canada (eh!)








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I'm in the same position as you in that no matter what I buy the next week
or month I seem to see an upgrade...however, we can't wait forever or we
wouldn't have any fun!!!


"Daniel Martin" wrote in message
om...
Very nice saw, makes me almost regret buying the 36-650. Every time I
buy a tool they seem to come out with a better improved version. The
Bosch 10" SCMS is a good example. The 10" now has all the features of
the new 12"....

Daniel



"Ken in Canada" wrote in message

m...
First of all I would like to thank those who responded to my inquiry

about
the Dewalt 746 Sliding table saw...your comments were all appreciated!

Upon reflection I didn't feel comfortable with this saw for the

price...well
over $2000 here in Canada (then add 15% tax on top) and also found it

very
curious that at a major woodwork show which I attended in my area

(Hamilton)
last weekend that not one dealer showed the Dewalt saw. All that being

said
I did have a saw follow me home from the show. After I had assessed my
needs as a home workshop user I got realistic and decided that what I

really
needed was just a Delta type contractor saw.

Here's the interesting part...when I got to the show dealers were

showing a
new saw from Delta in their Industrial series. It's labeled in Canada

as a
36-655. My understanding is that it is being test marketed in Canada

before
proceeding to the USA.

The saw is essentially a Delta Contractor with its' 27" x 40" CI top, a

1
3/4 hp induction motor 110/220, an upgraded box style fence and a floor
cabinet as opposed to the open legs. 30" rip on right 24" rip on left.

I
couldn't believe the price they were putting it out at....$899

(Canadian).
I couldn't resist!!! The dealer had them at the show to take home,
soooooooo......one very heavy wooden crate and one long box later I made

my
way back home to try to sneak it into the house without wife finding

out!
(ya right!!!) Oh yeah...when I signed over my Credit card to the dealer

and
we had finished with the paperwork he also told me to take my choice of

a
Delta tenoning jig or an 8" dado set. Not Bad! They sell here in Canada

for
about $100)

The next day I assembled the saw and let me tell you how delighted I am

with
it. Nice smooth flat table, standard miter gauge but with an aluminum
extension bar included, well running motor with all the power I need, a
fence that amazed me with it's rock solid feel and accuracy, (complete

with
micro adjust) as well as a floor cabinet that actually allows me to have
some control of the dust. (Looks terrific in the shop as well)

All in all I was very impressed with the fit and finish of this product.

It
assembled easily albeit requiring a little muscle for the CI wings and

it
performs as advertised! If in the future I ever decide to change the

fence
for any reason it is drilled to accommodate the Unifence or a Beismeyer.

Now... this is not a Unisaw X5 and I'm not embarrassed to say that as

nice
as they are they are out of my range pricewise as well as being overkill

for
my needs. If I were a pro using this 8 hours a day would I buy
it...probably not. As a home user do I recommend this Delta Industrial
36-655...absolutely!

Just thought I'd put this info out about this new product as it doesn't

show
in any Delta brochures or on their website. However, if you go to the
Delta Machinery website and type in 36-655 into their search section you

end
up with an Acrobat file which is the complete manual for the saw as well

as
a nice pic of it on the front cover..

Ken
Burlington, Ontario, Canada (eh!)



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