Seems to me I prefer a bigger saw than just a 10 incher. The table is
really small for a x-cut sled too. I know bigger isn't always better,
but it seems like the bigger table/power/resaw capacity of a 14" saw
really has its benefits. Any downside?
Altho, of course, one might find used stuff for a relative song owing to
the tendency of lack of interest in the mass market for the size and the
3-phase hang up so that the cost of a phase converter might about
As BARRY notes, blades for that puppy aren't going to be cheap, either...
If I were looking, I think I'd look first at 12" as a compromise...
(Of course, I have a 16" RAS so aren't really limited by the 10" TS for
much of anything I've ever wanted to do so I can afford to say think
smaller... :) )
I've used one, and the big drawback for me was that you have an increased
reach to push your wood thru the cut. sometimes it felt like I was standing
on my tiptoes to get the wood thru
(maybe this isn't a problem if you're taller than 5'8")
if you are willing to wait and buy when the right saw shows up you
shouldn't have any problem finding a delta 12/14 with a single phase
240 volt motor. lurk your local craigslist and auctions.
7" and 10" blades have the advantage of availability of lots of cheap
blades. 12" blades are becoming more common with the trend in larger
compound miter saws. cheap 14" blades are a lot harder to find. the
12/14 saw has the advantage of having a removable arbor. you can get
an arbor for it to run 10" blades to take advantage of your existing
I have a 12/14 Delta table saw. Made in 1966.
It'a single phase.
It has a 3hp motor and will cut just about anything
with no problem.
The only advantage to a 14" blade is the depth of
The big disadvantage is the cost and lack of
variety in 14" blades.
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