Delta - 10-in. Cabinet Saw 36-L31X
The Delta has plenty of power and a solid rip fence, but its arbor runout was the highest in the group.
The author looked at 13 popular 3-hp, 220v 10-in. cabinet saws. In addition to evaluating the saws for power and safety, he also tested for tabletop flatness, for runout at the arbor shaft and arbor flange, and for parallelism of the blade to the miter slot. He found that all the saws offered plenty of power, solid rip fences, smooth controls, and flat tabletops. The Delta 36-L31X was the only saw that came up short on the arbor-flange and arbor-shaft runout. In fact, its arbor runout was the highest in the group. It has a tiny arbor nut that’s fussy to handle, and the switch is easy to shut off accidentally. An extension table and legs are included.