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  • joey65746
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    On my way to get a rbi and found a q3 to fix mine I am going to stock up on them and rbis these break downs cost to much thank you for your help

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  • Rainman2014
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    Step up-ex-30 or the Eclipse-more money=more saw

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  • pmac53
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    where?

    I am just north of Zanesville, Ohio. The Lumber store in Keim Lumber in Charm, Ohio, the heart of Amish Country in Ohio. They have a lot and it is a big store. All kinds of tools, Exotic and Domestic woods, just about everything, I guess. I have five saws, actually. Two 14" Scrollmates, two RBI Hawks, and the new Delta 40-690. I like all of them, but one hawk and the Delta are my favorites, third in the scrollmate 14".

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  • ubgoofy2003
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    pmac53, where are you located? You're lucky to have a store you can go to, for reconditioned or even new for that matter. I envy you. Of coarse I don't need a saw, but, it would be nice to have stores like that in the neighborhood. I have the 788 & have had no problems with it for 3 yrs. now. I guess you can get a lemon in just about anything you buy today. I also have the Q 3 Delta & it is just my spare saw if I need it. I tried selling it, but, it costs more to ship it than it is worth. It is a fine saw too. I just had problems with the blade clamps while using spiral blades. I use them a lot & that is why I got a different saw. Joey, I hope you can get a saw soon & enjoy it.

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  • pmac53
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    The Delta 40-690 was available in some stores Reconditioned and better than new for just over $300. Delta apparently was purchased by the Black and Decker company, and new owner went thru warehouse reconditioned saws that were returned for various reasons. Some were just damaged in shipping and new parts attached. I bought one of these and it is a beauty. I swear it was never used, and table and all are unscathed. Runs like a beaut.

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  • sawdust11703
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    With all the posts on this board about problems with the Dewalt, I don't know why anyone would ever consider buying one. If scrolling is going to become part of your life, save a little money and buy a better saw. It will be far worth it in the long run.

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  • Mick Walker
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    joey65746, the new Delta is a clone of the Dewalt 788, same saw different name.

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  • joey65746
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    i checked the switch on it it is good i tested the control box cant get any power out of it and i checked the motor and it doesnt run it just hums so i checked the brushes and it steal is dead for the new parts it wood cost more then a new saw i have ben looking for a differnt motor that i can get it to work i havent had much luck so i gess i am going to buy a new saw and save up to buy the parts and fix it later i have shows comen and i need a saw to get stuff made and christmas will be here fast the saws i am looking at are the new delta , dewalt or there is a guy bout 150 miles away that has a 16 inch rbi for 300 bucks but after this ordeal i ant to much on buying a used saw

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  • pmac53
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    I have a Delta 40-690 and so far I like it just fine. It is very good running saw and cuts nicely. Also it is fairly quiet and vitually no vibration when sawing. It can usually be picked up a little cheaper than the DeWalt saw, and I believe them to be identical except for color and name.

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  • sawdustus
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    Joey, I have had a Q3 for better than 12 years and have run it for over 3000 hours of cutting without harming the motor or control box. I don't think it's your motor or control box but the on-off switch that has gone and they only cost a few dollars.

    After replacing the on-off switch on my saw more than 20 times, (they only seem to last a few hundred cycles) I now use a foot pedal to start and stop the motor. To replace the on-off switch, unplug the saw, remove the three small screws on the left side of the control box that hold on the plate, and pop out the switch. Any electronic hobby shop will have a mini-switch that will fit. Bring the old switch with you so that you can get one the same size. It doesn't matter if it has two or three connections on it; only two work.

    Hope this helps.

    george

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  • joey65746
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    help with new saw

    hello i can not deside on what saw to buy the dewalt 788 or the new delta i no you all love the dewalt but has any body tryed the new delta thank you i just bought a delta q3 saw it was in awsome shape i got it home and maybe cut for a hour then it just stoped best i can come up with is it burned up the motor and the control box i found the parts online .but i could buy a new saw for what the parts cost the saw run great i was liken it alot. i was ready to send the shop foxs i have out the door win it stoped on me does any of you have a q3 that you are parting out or a good one i can buy from you thank you

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