Actually these saws were dropped in the early nineties. They were American Made, but Delta couldn't give them away. At that time they were only marginally cheaper than a Uni. I remember seeing them in Lowes in Cary, on clearance for about $600. They are basically a contractor's saw in Unisaw clothing.I don't know, what I can find on this saw was published in 91.... before 'hybrids' I had thought?