Delta came out with 2 new portable table saws, models 36-6020 and 36-6022. At the time, I didn’t know what to think of the new saws, as the 36-6022 was announced as a Black Friday sale item.
What caught my renewed attention was the price of the 36-2020 – $349, down from a recent price of $419. So for $349 you get a portable table saw, and a roller stand. The saw by itself is $330.
The saw and stand are connected differently than on other portable saw and roller stand combinations. It’s a “one-piece framework” design, with the saw’s base being integrated into the roller stand design. Delta says this is for more stability, and I assume it also contributes to less materials and lower costs.
Since the saw is also sold without a stand, model 36-6010, you *might* be able to remove the 36-6020 from its stand, but it definitely looks like it’s designed to be permanently attached to the included stand.
The table saw has an aluminum table top, measuring 19.56″ wide and 26″ deep, with a right-hand-side table extension and anti-friction coating. Table height is 34.75″.
- 15A motor
- 5000 RPM max
- 10″ blade size, 5/8″ arbor
- Max cutting depth of 3.5″ at 90°, 2.5″ at 45°
- Max rip capacity: 30″ right of blade, 7-1/4″ left
- 8″ dado stack compatible, max 13/16″ width
- 45° left max blade tilt
- 2-1/2″ dust port
Additional features include a large on/off switch, industry-standard tool-free split guard design, riving knife, and anti-kickback pawls. The blade retracts below the table top for easy table clean-up [are there any modern saws where the blade doesn’t fully lower?]. There’s also an included outfeed support extension.
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There’s another model, 36-6022. The only difference I can see is the T-style fence which Delta says improves accuracy.
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I’m not sure what to think of these saw. Delta is no stranger to table saws, and their UniSaws are of course well regarded. It was the original focus on this as a holiday gift item that soured my impression a little.
Here’s what the original press release said about the 36-6022:
The perfect gift for the handyman on your list is the Delta 36-6022 ten-inch portable table saw. With a 30 inch right rip capacity and shop-grade power in a portable package it’s perfect for jobs around the house or woodworking projects where accuracy is critical. The mini-T Square fence with fully adjustable clamping force and telescoping rails make this saw the star of the jobsite or shop.
The coated table allows sheet goods or rough stock to slide easily, a rear support extension supports the work piece through the cut. Features include a strong tube-frame assembly with excellent dust collection, 2.5 in. dust port, handy cord wrap and single handle bevel adjustment plus this saw is protected by a 5-year warranty.
The UL Certified Table Saw 3-Way Tool-free Guard System- riving knife separates wood after the cut and with pawls help prevent kickback, while a split blade guard provides clear line of sight to the cutting area.
Available as a Black Friday Savings item: $229 only at The Home Depot stores and homedepot.com starting 11/24/2016.
What would you think if this was the only info you could find on the table saw? I only found the press release after a reader commented about the saw in my Black Friday 2016 Best Portable Table Saws Post. Maybe it was a little sooner than that? Still, my opinion was the same.
I wonder if the fence on the 36-6020 is better than the one on the 36-6022 saw. Which style would you prefer?
I had forgotten what the 36-6022 Black Friday price was. As mentioned above, it was the price drop of the 36-6020 model that caught my attention, as it dropped from $419 to $349 as reported in my Amazon wishlist.
$349 makes it competitive with a lot of pro-grade models on the market, but gives you a little more for less money, such as the outfeed extension and the roller stand.
I’m not sure this saw would make it to my shopping list, but that’s also because I’ve been using tables saws more and more and have a bigger tool budget than I used to. But I think it would definitely be on my radar if other models I was considering included $150 to $199 beginner DIYer models.
What I do like is that the saw and its stand look kind of bare. That’s a good thing. Speaking as someone that doesn’t often travel with a portable table saw, I don’t need a lot in a stand. It has open and close quickly, and it has to be sturdy. I’d guess that the costs were strictly controlled on these saws, and would be happy with a no-frills stand if it means no compromises in accuracy or performance. I’m hoping this is the case.
Are you open-minded about this new saw? I think I’d describe my current feelings as cautiously optimistic.
Did you buy one during the holiday season and have some feedback to share with us?
What has your experience with Delta been like? I have had very little experience with Delta tools.