I recently purchased a Delta Contractors Table Saw ( 36-451X - last of the American Made ) Biesemeyer 30" Commercial Fence. Running it with 220VAC & Machined Pulleys & Link Belt from Inline. Have a Biesemeyer Splitter from Mikes Tools on the way. Any suggestions on a good all purpose blade or other accessories are very welcome. . . .
After reading post after post & page after page of info all over the net, I have come to the conclusion that my saw is hopelessly inaccurate and under powered to do anything but produce poor cuts on 3/4" softwood to be burned in the fireplace this winter.
I set it up according to the manual. I did not use a "Dial Indicator" or Laser Truing Device from NASA. The fence seems to right on with the miter slot and the blade seems to be also using a metal straight edge ruler (AKA as combination square). The alignment between the blade and the miter slot appeared to be right on out of the box. If high tech alignment tool is needed, who has the simplist & best system . . .
So if someone could please tell me who has used a Delta CS to do some real woodworking, the kind that my skill level will not see for at least a couple of years . . . . what is the capability of this saw in terms of hardwood thickness & just how accurate does it need to be to not burn wood, kickback, etc . . . Can I simply put a larger motor on it. How close does the alignment really need to be. I realize that a lot of you guys are pros building projects that sell for more than my saw, so maybe I'm just reading to much . . .
Except for the workbench I would like to build, most of the projects I'm looking at now are going to be plywood with solid soft and hard for trim. Bookcases, cabinets, entertainment center, etc . . . .
Thanks in advance - I love reading this group . . . Steve