I have the chance to buy a DeWalt DW746 10" table saw with 52" rails,
sliding table, out feed table, mobile base and a Forrest II dado blade.
Also I can purchase a Delta 14" model 28-348 band saw. The guy also
has a Porter Cable 557 plate joiner with 1000 biscuits. The guy want
$600 for the table saw, $400 for the band saw, and $100 for the biscuit
joiner. Based on what I can find these seem to be good deals. Does
anyone have any of these machines and have any recomendations.
I have had my Dewalt TS with sliding table for about 3 years and really love
it. No problems at all. It runs quiet and virtually no vibrations. As I
recall, I paid about $1300 which included the sliding table, outfeed table
and right table extension. Have also mounted a router under the right
extension. For $600, it sounds like a very good deal as long as it's in
No experience with the saw, but what type of blade is it? If it is the
Forrest WWII blade, it is not a dado blade, but a combination regular blade.
I do have this blade on my tablesaw and it is excellent. The blade alone
costs about $115. If it is the Forrest dado set, I believe that actually
runs around $250 but I don't own that one.
I have this joiner and am happy with it. Find out how old it is because
some of the older models had some problems with (I think) the fence. Sorry,
I can't recall exactly what the issue was. Search the group archives
http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&group=rec.woodworking for this topic.
Seems to be good deals if the machines are in good shape. Good luck.
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