Parts For Delta Table Saws
How I find genuine Delta parts for less.
If your Delta table saw needs repaired, you might be surprised at how easy and affordable genuine Delta Table Saw Parts are, provided you know where to look. I've been in your position, I know what it's like trying to find the right parts to get your saw back up and operational again; sometimes it feels like you're searching for a needle in a haystack. But if you're willing to poke around, you can find the exact part you need to get your table saw running without spending a fortune.
I use the following strategies every time I need to replace parts in any of my Delta tools. So even though this article is officially written for Delta Table Saw Parts, you can easily substitute any Delta power tool and get the same great results. Just make sure you know the exact part number, because they usually change with every model. Parts that may look the same might have subtle differences that could make them inoperable in your saw. This goes for all parts: Motors, fences, blades, belts, switches and accessories.
Most specialized tool stores have high mark ups on their prices, but if you go straight to the horses mouth (so to speak) you might be amazed at who they can hook you up with. Delta rarely sells tool parts directly, so you'll likely get funneled to an authorized retailer. That's okay, so long as you tell the operator that you're looking to find the best price possible. Often times the Delta customer service agents know which retailers offer the lowest prices, and can refer you directly to them.
This is also why it's a good reason to be nice on the phone. Don't call up and act grouchy or angry. We are all human, but if you keep your emotions in check, the person on the other side of the phone is more likely to help you find the best possible deal on the Delta table saw parts you need.
Parts For Delta Table Saws Online
I'm always surprised at how many seemingly random things you'll find at Amazon, usually for lower prices than you'll find anywhere else. For example, I recently saw parts for discontinued Delta table saws that even my local tool store couldn't special order. And they were right there on the website, ready to ship out as soon as someone placed the order. The prices were really low, too.
If you decided to shop for Delta saw parts on Amazon, be sure to have your part number ready, it makes things a lot easier. In the search bar, type "Delta table saw," then the type of part, then the part number. For instance, if you need a new fence, and your part number was 11111A (hypothetical), you'd type "Delta Table Saw Fence 11111A."
Grainger is another online superstore that has a bigger selection of tools than Amazon, because it caters exclusively to tools and machinery. While Amazon usually has lower prices, you might not find the exact part you're looking for. But it's almost guaranteed that Grainger will have it. Grainger built its business as a mail order business, but has evolved its business to include a website that makes finding the exact Delta Table Saw part you're looking for very easy to find.
Delta Table Saw Parts At Local Tool Stores
While finding low prices online is nice, sometimes you need the part right away and can't afford to wait for it to get delivered. If you're a professional woodworker, carpenter, framer or other tradesman, time is money, and even the fastest overnight delivery means you'll be out of work for several hours.
Most cities and towns have several tool stores that have a vast selection of power tool parts. Hopefully they'll have the item you need for your exact table saw, or can at least refer you to another store that does.
Harbor Freight, Home Depot, Lowe's, Sears and Woodworker's Supply are widespread throughout the United States (and other parts of the world) and boast an impressive parts department. Need a Delta table saw belt? I've seen them there. I've also seen Delta table saw motors, switches, accessories, blades, fences and everything else.
Is It Cheaper To Buy A New Saw?
Depending on what part you need, it might make sense to actually buy a new table saw rather than fix your broken one. There are many things to consider before reaching this conclusion, such as the cost of the part you need replaced, the quality of your tool and its general condition.
For instance, if you've been looking for an excuse to upgrade to a more powerful table saw and you're suddenly looking for a Delta table saw motor, this could be the excuse you need to buy the new one. If you need a cheap Delta table saw part, like a switch or small accessory, it might be harder to justify a whole new power tool, but that's up to you.
Or if your table saw is on its last legs, is it worth throwing more money into it? Like anything, power tools eventually wear out, and keeping a tired saw on life support might end up costing you more money over time than simply buying a newer model. Nothing last forever, and even though Delta machinery has a fairly long lifespan compared to other table saws, there will come a point that you'll have to say "goodbye" and move on to a newer unit, no matter how religious you've been with your maintenance.
How To Find Delta Table Saw Part Numbers
Almost every part will have a parts number printed on it. If it doesn't, or if it's unreadable, you can find most part numbers in your table saw's owner's manual (you still have it, right?). There should be a parts index somewhere in the manual that lists them all.
Don't have the manual? Go to the Delta website or talk to a customer service agent on the phone. As long as you know the model number of your saw (they'll explain where to find it if you don't know), they can help you find the right Delta table saw parts for your specific tool.