Delta Unisaw 36-L352 Tablesaw

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
5.0
out of 5
Brand:
Delta Machinery
Model:
36-L352
Price:
$3,300

Description

Motor: 3 HP, 230V, 1 Phase, 60 Hz
Arbor Size: 5/8"
Blade Diameter: 10"
Blade Speed: 4,300 RPM
Max Rip To Right Of Blade: 52"
Max Rip To Left Of Blade: 13-1/2"
Depth of Cut at 45°: 2-1/8"
Depth of Cut at 90°: 3-1/8"
Distance, front of table to center of blade: 18-1/2"
Table in Front of Saw at Max Depth of Cut: 13-1/2"
Max Width of Dado: 1-1/8"
Miter Gauge slot: 3/8"x3/4"
Dust port: 4" and 5"
Table Height: 35"
Table Size of Cast-Iron Top (with wings only): 31"x40"
Table Size with BIESEMEYER® Table, Wing & Laminate Board: 31"x82"
Length: 87"
Width: 37"
Width with Fence on Saw: 46"
Height: 35"
Weight: 661 lbs

WOOD magazine review

Feature-loaded Unisaw really shines

Review Summary

High Points: ↑ Our favorite riving-knife system out of nine cabinet saws tested. Quick-release two-piece blade guard and antikickback pawls pop off and the splitter lowers below the blade arc to become a true riving knife. ↑ The 5"-wide throat opening, largest in the test, makes it easy to change blades. ↑ We like the convenient front-mounted blade-bevel handwheel, easy-to-read bevel gauge, and easily accessible bevel-stop adjustments.
↑ The miter gauge has nine adjustable stops, the most in the test of nine. ↑ Loaded with nice features, such as a one-piece arbor nut and flange; a high-quality blade; built-in setscrews for leveling the extension wings to the top; a storage drawer for blades and accessories; and a large “off” power switch that proved easy to use. Low Points: ↓ Dust collection is not very good. The blade shroud helps corral dust at the cut, but the internal duct that goes to the external port has too many elbows and chokes the airflow. As a result, a blade flips a lot of dust back into the air at the rear of the blade. More Points: → Although the dust port is 4" in diameter, it comes with an adapter for 5" hose. → An arbor lock makes for one-wrench blade changes. → The front-mounted blade-bevel handwheel turns easily, but we kept turning it accidentally when we meant to adjust the blade height. Our advice: keep the bevel handwheel locked in place.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

Reader Reviews

Great, Accurate Fully Featured Saw

Review Summary

I love this saw. Lot's of room in front of the blade to stage your cut. Very slick and easily adjusted fence. On-off button is excellent. "Off" is very nice, it's hard to miss with your thigh, so you can keep an eye on your workpiece and your fingers while the blade stops. The shaft lock and throat space is great for changing blades and nice and roomy for dado blades.
I didn't realize how much I'd like the front tilt and height controls, super fast and real smooth. I rated the value high since I got a great deal @ Rockler when the saw first came out: $2300.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Best table saw

Review Summary

I purchased one of these saws two years ago, it has performed well with no problems. I ordered the 220 volt 3 Hp saw lots of power never binds. The tables align flat the fence is accurate and stays put even when cutting a long board or plywood. I really like the controls up front the large handles and the large height and angle indicators are great no more getting down on your knees to see. All in all I would recommend this saw to anyone who is an avid wood worker.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Best Cab.Grade TS on the market ! Long, but a must read !

Review Summary

I've been a professional woodworker/cabinet maker for over 20 years and have owned and operated 4 other table saws,( Powermatic 66, Delta Contractors, Rigid job site saw,and a MiniMax 110" panel saw. This saw is by far the best cabinet grade saw I've ever used. I liked the quality of the build and upgraded features so much that I sold my Powermatic 66, which was the gold standard in cabinet shops for many, many years.
This Delta saw went together very nicely, per manual instructions, and all parts and pieces were accurately made and nicely milled. The first time I went to install the blade, I shouted for joy with the ease and speed of installation, because of the arbor lock. It was always a struggle having to wedge a piece of wood behind the blade to loosen and tighten the arbor nut on the older cabinet saws. The addition of a riving knife was long overdue and ,as you know, is now required by law. Delta took it to another level with their upfront quick release feature, that works fantastically. The saw is easier to turn off with their large red off button and is designed so as not to be able to turn on accidentally when leaning over the saw. Although after a years use now I have turned it off accidentally a few times during cuts , since it easily shuts down with the slightest touch of your thigh or leg. I also liked that it came with an actual 220 cord and plug. Most 220 volt tools don't come with a plug and you have to supply one yourself. The cord was a little short in length but that was managed by the purchase of a 6 ft 220 extension cord that can only be found on Amazon for about $8.00. You won't be able to make one for that price yourself, unless you have the plug and cord laying around your shop. The Beisemeyer fence has always been a better fence than the old Delta Unifence, so it is good to see that upgrade as well, which comes with a short scale so you can cut to the right of the fence as well, which I've needed to do on a few occasions in the past. The only complaint I have about that is the quality of the lamination isn't as good as my old Beisemeyer. The edge treatment wasn't quite centered and the face lamination's were a little wavy in places, probably not enough to effect an accurate cut, but it didn't matter to me because I took one face off and replaced it with an 80/20 flat aluminum bar, with slots for hold downs. The magnet, that comes installed in the fence handle, is very convenient in holding it up, in the unlocked position, when adjusting the fence along the guide bar. I had to alter the one on my old Powermatic 66 to get it to stay up. And of course having the tilt wheel up front is much more user friendly. After a years use both the wheels still operate smoothly, without having had to blow any dust out or re-lubricate. The upgraded tilt scale is also a nice innovation and is accurate and easy to read. Definitely comes with the beefiest and most accurate stock miter gauge I've ever seen. This saw even comes with a combination blade that very nearly cuts as well as my Forrest Woodworker II. The dust collection set up is much better than any other saw I've had as it catches dust directly from the blade housing as well as any spill over from inside the cabinet. The side table wasn't as flat as I'd like it to be, which I took apart and reworked to meet my exacting standards , but it was probably good enough to meet most peoples expectations. The edge banding wasn't put on properly either, so I redid that. The quality of the laminate they used on the top of the side table is very good as the color portion itself is almost 1/16" thick, so should hold up well for many many years. All in all, Delta really did their homework and listened. Delta really did need to do these upgrades to stay ahead of the competition. They were overdue and I think it's too bad that the Saw Stop gets all the attention because of their safety blade retraction feature, because this Delta has some really nice user friendly features on it that no other cabinet grade saw on the market has. Even if I hadn't won this saw in a random drawing contest, I'd buy it over the Saw Stop because of the quality build and innovative features. In my opinion a better saw and worth the extra cost !!!!

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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