I was looking through my new Tool Crib catalog and saw a new Delta
Cabinet Saw w/50" Bies fence for $1299 here's the Amazon link.
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
Here's the Delta link:
Is this the Chinese version of the Unisaw? Anybody seen one up close
at the shows?
For $500 less than the Unisaw and with your choice of Bies or Unifence
it might be a good buy compared to some of the other overseas version
i.e. , Griz, Shop fox, etc. that run about the same price with the 50"
I wonder...... several years ago, 10 or so I think, Volkswagen dropped the
prices of their cars a significant amount with the beginning of a new model
year. IIRC it averaged 10-15% off each of the previous year models. The
buyers that bought JUST before the less expensive new model year cars were
available were pissed, to put it mildly.
Could Delta be practicing the same thing here and becoming more competitive
but with the foresight to take the Unisaw name off the saw so as not to piss
off the new Unisaw owners? I briefly looked at the parts illustration and
there are still 3 belts and a beefy looking trunion although noticeably
different. Its not an exact copy of a Unisaw.
This should be interesting. Which saw will survive?
<Dave L.> wrote in message
Built for comfort, not for speed. :-)
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Agreed. Could Delta finally be getting away from the prorietary motor
mounting system? The exploded parts diagram looks to me like the new saw
will be able to take a standard frame motor.
The saw looks more streamlined than the X5 Unisaw. If the quality control
is up there, this might be a big step for Delta.
On Sun, 29 Feb 2004 08:28:51 -0800, Dave L. <> wrote:
|I was looking through my new Tool Crib catalog and saw a new Delta
|Cabinet Saw w/50" Bies fence for $1299 here's the Amazon link.
|(Amazon.com product link shortened)
|Here's the Delta link:
|Is this the Chinese version of the Unisaw? Anybody seen one up close
|at the shows?
|For $500 less than the Unisaw and with your choice of Bies or Unifence
|it might be a good buy compared to some of the other overseas version
|i.e. , Griz, Shop fox, etc. that run about the same price with the 50"
If you would follow your own Amazon link and read the reviews, your
questions would be answered.
Also, this saw is right tilt only.
In the current 2003/2004 Full Line Catalog the Unisaw is
shown with a 'Murican flag next to it and the proclamation
that it's "Proudly Made In The USA".
There is no such tag line on the 3 HP Cabinet Saw No.
36-730, 731, 732 and there is no country of origin noted.
The saw has been available for the last year or so in
Canada. I suppose that's where you'll most likely find
someone who has used one.
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