Delta 26-2240, $500
800-223-7278, deltamachinery.com High Points
▲One of the most powerful saws in the test.
▲ The saw glides smoothly on dual articulated arms instead of sliding rails, and it requires the least amount of space behind the saw (121∕2").
▲The bevel lock is located at the front of the saw for easy changes, and the bevel scale is among the easiest to read.
▲Its clearly marked miter scale can be easily calibrated.
▲A tall fence and textured table and fence surfaces make it easy to securely hold and cut stock. ▲5-year warranty
▼The dust bag mounts close to the top handle, making the saw clumsy to lift and carry. ▼Blade changes proved difficult because the guard does not stay retracted by itself.
Removing the fence and screwing on a 2×12 as an auxiliary table adds 3" of crosscut capacity. A single-trigger power switch can more easily (and possibly accidentally) activate the blade.