The Delta 10” carbide 28-tooth blade (#34-024) packaged with my saw is reasonably capable ripping and good cross-cutting. The cut is uniformly very smooth so far. I bought a 60 tooth carbide blade but haven’t even put it on yet. No complaints at all about this Delta blade.
Yes it will take dado blade set for 5/8” arbor, the saw has a dust collection port on the outfeed side, and a 10” saw blade for 5/8” arbor will fit this saw. The 36-510 dado insert is available for approx $43, Home Depot lists it as “Dado Insert for 6000 Series JobSite Saw”. While the item says it’s compatible with 8” dado, I plan only to drive a 6” dado set with this portable saw. The 6” dado set requires less power than the 8”. The dust collection port is 2.5” diameter. I have the supplied blade and a Diablo™ smooth cut blade.
No, this 36-6023 has no pull out extension. I rig an outfeed support 3’ back and 3/4” lower than the saw table. Works well for me
Yes, that’s correct. Here’s an image of the rack and pinion from below:
Does a picture help any? The marks on the AdvanTech® subfloor are 1’ spacing, so you see the saw is very close to 24” front to back, and just a hair more side to side.
This visual image may help - the miter gauge is already described in other answers. I’ve ordered a replacement, due any day. The rip fence ruler might help understanding the size. The calibrations are difficult to see, there are no stops between the 80degree extremes in both directions.
Delta Equipment is sold through Dealers (i.e. Home Depot, etc.) and they managing the pricing and timeline. This would need to be addressed with Home Depot.
Depends on which side you want to cut - 4 inch vertical could be cutting close where as 2 inch vertical is not the problem. In terms of slicing horizontally you can shave off less than 1/32 inch if you set the fence accurately.
The miter slots are 3/4” wide by 3/8” deep.
The saw came with assembly and operating instructions. The assembly instructions were well written, clearly illustrated, easy to follow. Working by myself, following the instructions, assembly required only 45 minutes. I used a 9/16” and a 10mm socket for the nuts on the stand. The knobs require a #2 Phillips screwdriver and an Allen wrench - both conveniently provided as a double-ended tool in the parts bag with the saw. Assembly and operating instructions also available on line from Delta and from Home Depot’s page.