Ok, my thought processes are in contractor saw mode with the motor
directly astern and swings up to the right when you do angled cuts. I
was thinking cabinet saws had the motor directly beneath the blade,
but I guess with the trunnion there, it would just as logical to have
the motor left side of the blade.
Far more so, actually...having one, I happen to keep this bookmark
handy...there's exploded diagram at rear...
Actually the majority of cabinet saws in the US have the motor situated
just like a contractors saw except the motor is below the blade rather
than behind the blade. The motor is also much closer t teh blade with
much shorter belts. Additionally the motor is about 50% longer and 25%
larger in diameter. When making 90 degree cuts the motor sticks out of
the cabinet, when making 45 degree bevel cuts the motor is pretty much
inside the cabinet.
Sort of "big iron"...
My 1966 Delta 34-450 12/14 comes in at 850lbs.
My top is 38"x48".
Delta was making the big stuff in 1939, so Jet is a tad
late in getting in the game.
It appears to be a carbon copy of the Delta machine, while the
top size is smaller. I must admit the riving knife would appeal
For the true "Big Iron", one needs to step up to
note the shipping weight....
or one of my favorites that I will never own....
I`ve always wondered what kind of difference there was between two
saws like these ones Big price difference obviously, but I`m wondering
about exacting cutting tolerances and capabilities.
I`ve looked but haven`t yet found any test review comparisons of two
saws like these ones.
I don't know about the Griz but the Knapp built Laguna saw of this
caliber had aircraft quality aluminum moving tables.
I have had the hots for the Laguna model ever since I watched a demo DVD
with the owner of Laguna showing all the features. The one that sold me
was with him sitting on top of the sliding table and giving a little
push to ride out to the end of travel. Slick!
I like this one. At $22,000 used, it's the equivalent of a down
payment on a house.
BTW, would you have a link by any chance to a video/youtube of that
guy riding that Knapp Laguna?
The Jet standard table size is 31"x24"...the 80" is a result of a
My saw still weighs 200 lbs more with a "smaller" table ???
Yes...the entire top of the Delta is cast iron.
How is the Jet bigger yet 200+ lbs lighter ?
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