Delta - Midsize Tablesaw 36-426 - Fine Woodworking Tool Review

Delta - Midsize Tablesaw 36-426

Delta’s midsize tablesaw features the workhorse Unifence, a 10-in. blade, and a 1-1/2 hp motor.

$849 (As of 10/25/2005)

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Editor's Review: Tool Test: 9 Midsize Tablesaws

by Roland Johnson

review date: October 25, 2005

The first big workshop purchase for most people is a tablesaw. Priced and sized between the large cabinet saws and small benchtop saws, a contractor-style saw is the logical choice for many. I surveyed several brands on the market, checking for flatness, runout, and whether the factory settings of the trunnions and motors were parallel to the miter-gauge slots in the tops. I also ripped and crosscut 8/4 white oak and hard maple to test the machines under load. All of the saws I tested performed well. The Delta was a well-made and appointed machine. The Delta Unifence was versatile, accurate, and easy to operate. However, the machine could use a better dust-collection system.

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Editor Test Results:

Table Flatness N/A
Parallel Test Miter slot to blade: 0.002 in. out of parallel
Arbor Runout 0.003 in.
Noise N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Delta
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-223-7278
Max Rip Capacity 32 in.
Dust Collection Slanted, open tray between legs of stand
Fence Delta Unifence
Horsepower 1-1/2 hp
Amps 12.8 amps
Volts 120v
Table Size N/A
Blade Size 10 in.
Blade Tilt Right

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