Delta is making me a great deal

About a month ago, I purchased a Delta Cabinet Saw (Not Unisaw). After delivery, I looked at the book and discovered that you had to buy a new and different arbor for a dado head and another still for a molding head cutter. You coudn't even leave the longer one on for the regular blade due to it hitting the throat when tilted. Since I hadn't assembled the saw, I decided to return it.
I bought a Grizzly 1023SL, have it together and am happy with it and then Delta called . . . The rep that sold the first saw at the show felt bad about the arbor situation and said they didn't realize it because I had bought the first one in the Midwest. They shipped a new X5 to the local tool depot and advised me that for my trouble, they would sell me the saw with a 52" Bies, extension table and mobile base for only about $200 more than I paid for the other one which was about $1200.
I like the Griz but I don't think I can pass it up. Probably put store and then put an ad in the paper to sell the Griz - can even afford to take a bit of a hit on it. Even if it doesn't work out, Delta really made the effort and I'll remember them for it.
Don
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You might take a shot at contacting the Delta rep and tell him that you bought the Grizzly and are very happy with it, but would love to be a Delta owner. Remind him you bought the Delta first because you wanted to own a Delta, but couldn't live with the problem so you bought the Grizzly. Let him know you'd love to go back to Delta, but now you have the Grizzly to sell. See if he can work something out. Sales reps don't like situations where their competitor took one of their customers. Nothing to lose, right?
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Larry C in Auburn, WA

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That's correct - I have done so. I think they intend to give me a couple of weeks and leave the saw on the dock for me - it's apparant that they want me to have the saw and I would like to have it. I've even considered storing the Griz and buying it anyway, but it involves more funds than I can spare right now. Eeither way it shakes out, I'm very appreciative of their effort and have told them so.
Don

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Where are you and your Grizzly? Any chance you are around Atlanta?
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So, you bought a Delta cabinet saw, for $1,200, and it's not a Unisaw.
What is it?
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Living In The Woods of Beautiful Bonney Lake, Washington
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It is Delta's "Cabinet Saw" 36-730 or 731 depending upon which fence you want. It's a saw that is made in Taiwan and is being introduced to compete with Grizzly and Jet. It's a decent saw but the only one they make in which the arbor actually has to be changed for dados and molding head cutters.
Don

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wrote:

I think Keith (Unisaw A100) said they show up from time to time on ebay and folks get confused thinking they're getting a Uni. He calls it a Unisaw-Lite. I believe he also said it's basically a contractors saw in a cabinet. The trunnions and their assembly are nowhere near the Unisaw beef.
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Yeah, I'm familiar with the contractor's saw in a box, but I didn't think they made them anymore. Also, I thought they were waaay less expensive than 1200 bucks!
Thanks, Phil

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You might be thinking of an older version of that saw. This new one is apparantly being re-introduced and is a 220 3hp saw but is simply their Tawainese version. In any event, I've had a few days of working with the Griz 1023SL and I like it allot. Guess I'll have to pass on the Unisaw deal because I just can't afford to store the Griz.
Don

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