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Lowe's has a Delta 5000 table saw on sale for $799 (Regular price $999). Doesn't look too bad for the money.

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Any thoughts on this versus say a lower-end Grizzly cabinet saw?
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I've been waiting for the little brother of this to drop in price hopefully. (36-725)

The reviews seem mixed on the Lowe's website for this guy.

At this price is it better to go with a low end grizzly like the question asked above?

Thanks fir posting anyway
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I've been waiting for the little brother of this to drop in price hopefully. (36-725)

The reviews seem mixed on the Lowe's website for this guy.

At this price is it better to go with a low end grizzly like the question asked above?

Thanks fir posting anyway
Ha! That's what I've been waiting for as well (happened to notice the price drop on this one when I was shopping for the 36-725). I figured I'd post in case someone had their eye on the bigger one.

The most comparable Grizzly is about $300 more than this one when you add in freight and a mobile base which is kind of a tough sell for me considering the fence and power are similar. However, I would definitely get the Grizzly when compared to this one at full price.

Also, not to be that guy, but for this kind of money, you could probably find a decent legit 3HP cabinet saw used (not a hybrid like the low-end Grizzly's). They aren't always readily available like others will say, but if you monitor your local CL/Offer-Up, they will pop up.

Due to budget/space constraints I'll be waiting for the 36-725 to drop in price.
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I've been waiting for the little brother of this to drop in price hopefully. (36-725)

The reviews seem mixed on the Lowe's website for this guy.

At this price is it better to go with a low end grizzly like the question asked above?

Thanks fir posting anyway
I just bought the 36-725 a week ago. Pretty sure this is the same saw with a 15 amp over a 13 amp motor and one-piece guide rails versus the two-piece that come with the 725.

I love the 725. I think a lot of bad reviews come from people not taking the time to set everything up properly. Everything was off on mine. I think the blade was about 0.040 out of square (which is a lot). But the adjustments are fairly straightforward. Take the time to set everything up with as much accuracy as possible, and you will have a great saw for not much more than the price of a jobsite saw.

I made the terrible mistake of buying a jobsite saw 3 or 4 months ago, thinking I could build it up into something decent. Don't make the same mistake. Nothing will ever make up for the pathetic fences that come with them. This thing isn't even in the same league. Lock the fence down on this or the 725 (same fence) and try to wiggle it. Good luck. Now go play with the toy fence that comes on a jobsite saw and notice the difference. Not to mention the belt-driven motor, the much larger (and sturdier) work surface, the better miter slots and miter gauge. This thing weighs more than twice what a jobsite saw weighs, but because of the flip down caster is much easier to move around. Anyway, my point is, this or the 725 are well worth it.
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~5 year 725 owner here. It's a good saw with a few drawbacks. My fence tape came attached to the front bars incorrectly. Calibrating it for the right side rip made the left side rip fail, etc. I bought a new tape and put a router table on the left side, problem solved.

Also, I sheared off the fence-locking handle one day while pushing it down. It's a super cheap connection between threaded part and handle.

I'd still buy it again.

If I bought this, I'd modify it to 240. The smaller motor in the 725 can pop a 20 amp GFCI breaker if it jams up a little cutting something big.

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I just bought the 36-725 a week ago. Pretty sure this is the same saw with a 15 amp over a 13 amp motor and one-piece guide rails versus the two-piece that come with the 725.

I love the 725. I think a lot of bad reviews come from people not taking the time to set everything up properly. Everything was off on mine. I think the blade was about 0.040 out of square (which is a lot). But the adjustments are fairly straightforward. Take the time to set everything up with as much accuracy as possible, and you will have a great saw for not much more than the price of a jobsite saw.

I made the terrible mistake of buying a jobsite saw 3 or 4 months ago, thinking I could build it up into something decent. Don't make the same mistake. Nothing will ever make up for the pathetic fences that come with them. This thing isn't even in the same league. Lock the fence down on this or the 725 (same fence) and try to wiggle it. Good luck. Now go play with the toy fence that comes on a jobsite saw and notice the difference. Not to mention the belt-driven motor, the much larger (and sturdier) work surface, the better miter slots and miter gauge. This thing weighs more than twice what a jobsite saw weighs, but because of the flip down caster is much easier to move around. Anyway, my point is, this or the 725 are well worth it.
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This has cast iron extension wings vs the 725's stamped steel. Other than that and a slightly more powerful motor, they're basically the same.

I wonder if I can buy the cast wings separately for my 725...
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Have had the Delta 36-725 for a few years now and have used it for dozens of projects ranging from softwood, plywood, hardwood, etc. If you're a hobby woodworker/DIYer, you will not need the additional features of the 5000 versus the cheaper model(36-725). Unless you're planning on cutting a lot of 4x4s or speed-cutting hardwood repeatedly, you will not notice the extra power. As others have pointed out, take your time setting up and calibrating the saw out the box. Watch youtube videos on how to do it properly as the owner's manual does not do a good job. Additionally, get a good blade and make jigs to help push your skill and the saw's capabilities further. The extra space you get all around the blade in these delta saws versus a job site saw is easily worth 2-3x the price when you factor in safety.
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I just bought the 36-725 a week ago. Pretty sure this is the same saw with a 15 amp over a 13 amp motor and one-piece guide rails versus the two-piece that come with the 725.

I love the 725. I think a lot of bad reviews come from people not taking the time to set everything up properly. Everything was off on mine. I think the blade was about 0.040 out of square (which is a lot). But the adjustments are fairly straightforward. Take the time to set everything up with as much accuracy as possible, and you will have a great saw for not much more than the price of a jobsite saw.

I made the terrible mistake of buying a jobsite saw 3 or 4 months ago, thinking I could build it up into something decent. Don't make the same mistake. Nothing will ever make up for the pathetic fences that come with them. This thing isn't even in the same league. Lock the fence down on this or the 725 (same fence) and try to wiggle it. Good luck. Now go play with the toy fence that comes on a jobsite saw and notice the difference. Not to mention the belt-driven motor, the much larger (and sturdier) work surface, the better miter slots and miter gauge. This thing weighs more than twice what a jobsite saw weighs, but because of the flip down caster is much easier to move around. Anyway, my point is, this or the 725 are well worth it.
I did the same. I bought the Dewalt 745 first then upgraded to the 36-725 and the differences are night and day. I came to the comments to see the difference between the 725 and 5000. Honestly the 13amp motor has never let me down, even with a 3/4" dado stack on there. I've debated replacing the 2 piece support with angle iron from Home Depot, but it's hasn't proven problematic so far. I even added a router table at the end of the right side and it's still level. Probably easier to set up as one piece but like you said, take your time to put it together correctly and enjoy the savings. Put it towards some lumber. Or another router. For some reason I can never have enough of those. Smilie
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This has cast iron extension wings vs the 725's stamped steel. Other than that and a slightly more powerful motor, they're basically the same.

I wonder if I can buy the cast wings separately for my 725...
This has steel wings as well. It's the next model up with cast iron wings. At least according to the picture and the description.
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I have the 36-725 less than a year old and will be selling soon in Raleigh. The only reason im upgrading is I want sawstop safety feature. Otherwise I would not sell the saw its very good.
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Thanks everyone for the comments on the 725. That's definitely the one I want.
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I've been in the market for either the 725 or rigid equivalent. There's a $100 off $600 coupon for Lowe's.
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I've been in the market for either the 725 or rigid equivalent. There's a $100 off $600 coupon for Lowe's.
I debated between the 36-725 and Rigid equivalent before settling for the Delta. From all the reviews I read, Delta's fence makes it the better choice. Rigid has one of the best warranties though.
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