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post #1 of 6 Old 06-15-2019, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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Looking to buy a contractor saw under 800 and found what seems to be a well taken care Dw746 for 500. Is this saw worth that and will parts be a problem down the road?

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post #2 of 6 Old 06-16-2019, 07:29 AM
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Parts may only be an issue. The saw has been discontinued. Woodworking equipment will generally last a person a lifetime so you likely won't need parts anyway. I have machines which were purchased in 1972 which are still being used and have never needed any parts.
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Looking to buy a contractor saw under 800 and found what seems to be a well taken care Dw746 for 500. Is this saw worth that and will parts be a problem down the road?

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Parts should be available, but the overall conditions of the motor, prior use of the saw etc will matter gas to future issues and need for repairs. You can buy heavy iron very frequently from retired wood hobbyist unless your set on dewalt. 1 3\4 HP is minimal, but close to the 110 v amps applicable from wall sockets. 220v 3 HP motor will plough though the hardest / thicker lumber you will likely have in a home shop. Good luck and safe cutting . tom

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What are your thoughts on thebused Dewalt dw746 compared to a new Delta 36-725?

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post #5 of 6 Old 06-23-2019, 12:50 AM
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I've always loved the look of the Dewalt saw, other than that I don't know anything about it. I own the Delta saw and I believe it's a pretty good set up. It's very quite and smooth running, cuts well, great fence, but the dust collection in horrible.

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I have owned the Dewalt 746 table saw now for about 12 years, and have been very happy with it. I also added the optional sliding table when I purchased it. The fence is very solid and it has never gone out of parallel. Uses standard 3/4" miter slots, and accepts full 3/4" dado blades. a zero insert plate can be made easily using 1/2" thick material. My saw came with a regular miter gauge and a Dewalt version of the Osborne miter gauge...which I love.

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