New Delta Unisaw

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robo
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New Delta Unisaw

Post by robo » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:47 pm

Just read that a new Delta Unisaw (made in USA) is coming out in 2009

http://popularwoodworking.com/articledisplay?id=17748

Comes complete with a storage drawer!

FWW's web page has a video of it in action.

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New Delta Unisaw

Post by scrit » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:05 pm

The riving knife/crown guard are being mandated from 2012 (I think) on new designs and the now 70 year old Unisaw must be pretty costly to make, so there's probably a sound reason for the replacement. It's perhaps a pity that they haven't taken the opportunity to improve that abysmal Biesmeyer through fence whilst they had the opportunity. If a small firm like Lyndhurst can do it, why not Delta

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Post by wizer » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:35 am

Surprised to see comments on the FWW site from Americans compaining about no blade brake and no sliding table. Looks like the yanks are coming around to our way of thinking (but Delta clearly are not).

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Post by scrit » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:04 pm

Well the blade brake helps protect the operator from run-down accidents - once very common in industry - so it's a good thing for the hobby worker I'd say. Pity they haven't decioded to include it. That majkes their saw non-CE cpmlinats, and with many countries mandating the CE standards it sort of locks them out of an ever increasing part of their export market.

As to sliding tables, they really take a lot of space and cost a lot so I can understand why manufacturers baulk at added cost. The amount of cheese paring which goes on with some sliding table saws is amazing (or is that deplorable). For example I've had the experience of using a number of different SCM sliding table saws in different workshops and quite frankly even they just don't seem to be able to build a reasonable and robust slider for under

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