Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by whitney ABSOLUTELY DO NOT BUY THIS SAW.
ABSOLUTELY DO NOT BUY THIS SAW. It has two major design flaws, and a terrible motor. The throat plate is only 1/8" thick, and the supports for it are 10" apart. It flexes significantly with very little force, so if you are using a push stick on a narrow piece of wood the flex can easily tip that piece at an angle directly into the blade. Since it's only 1/8" thick you can't make your own zero clearance plates; you'll have to pay $48 for one. Need to use your dado blade? Another $40. The legs of the saw get in the way of the sawdust exhaust when it's tipped to 45 degrees. So instead of moving the legs Delta put 2 sharp 45 degree bends in the exhaust pipe. This by itself would cause clogs, but there is a pointless piece of metal that divides the pipe, so clogs are guaranteed. The easiest way to clear out these clogs involves turning the entire saw completely upside down. I have had mine for less than a year, and the motor is so weak that it can't a 1-1/2" board with a brand new blade. Add to this other small design issues and you end up with a total hunk of junk. Don't buy one.
October 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JP new purchase time will tell on motor
replaced a grizzly 1022 contractor saw. the delta is a heavy saw but give yourself 4 or 5 hours for assembly and be careful not to strip or overtighten anything. tip. leave wings a little loose until putting the fence rails on to get a better fit. on mine if you tightened up the wings all the way, they had an 1/8 to 3/16 bow across the table top.. I got the 52" cast wing model. I was a little surprised at the size of the motor. very small. I am used to the larger wound armature induction style belt driven motor which this one is not. motor is comparable to my miter saw motor. hope it holds up for the long term for 1200+ bucks. for 1.3/4 hp 15 amp rating it was a little weaker than my grizzly was which was rated at 1.5 hp. this saw once dialed (fit and finish) in is more accurate than my grizzly which is what I was expecting. Grizzly was a heavy saw also but a little sloppy in accuracy and fit. for those of you who think this is made in usa, which many forums state, I will have to disagree due to the fact that my box says Taiwan. My grizzly was also stamped Taiwan also. another tip, buy a really good blade and keep it sharp. your work and your saw will thank you. I gave it 4 stars based on first impression. time will tell on durability of the motor.
May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Weiger1978 Great table saw for the price!!!
As most you do, I spent a lot of time researching my new table saw. I had a portable contractor's saw and needed something more and decided to upgrade. My main focus was accuracy and repeat-ability, and this saw does that and more. I almost purchased the Rigid 4512, but their fence has something to be desired. In my opinion, it was not accurate and easily set wrong. The Delta 36-5152, has a sturdy, dead straight fence that works perfectly. It was a bit more money than I anticipated to spend, but WELL worth it the first project I worked on! Highly recommend!
February 29, 2016