Delta 10" Contractor's Saw 36-979

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Blog entry by ChunkyC posted 09-21-2009 01:27 AM 1694 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

From the manual: ”Assembly Time Estimate – 4-6 hours” I laughed when I read this. “How can it take 4 hours to assemble a new saw?” Well after about 5 hours, I was exhausted and went to bed. I had to come back to it in the morning and mount the second extension and the Biesemeyer Fence. I’m no longer laughing. Man do I wish I didn’t live alone…


-- Chunk's Workshop pictures:

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 09-21-2009 01:50 AM

Chunky, I agree with you completely. Every time I see an assembly time estimate listed I just laugh to myself and double the time. I think that these estimates are good only if you have done this assembly many times and do not even have to refer to the directions. Then you might be able to get it done within the stated time.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 09-21-2009 02:26 AM

Don’t ever, ever leave the store with an unassembled BBQ grill. You will regret it when you see the pillow case sized of parts.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#3 posted 09-21-2009 02:49 AM

You can figure it out.

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#4 posted 09-21-2009 04:44 AM

How were the directions? I don’t know where they seem to come up with the estimated time for assembly/
Take your time.

-- Mike, VT

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#5 posted 09-21-2009 05:05 AM


They are directions. lol Well for the most part, they are adequate. The pictures are small and don’t illustrate what they are attempting to tell you very well. I would say that they are just about a good as any O&M manual you’ve ever gotten.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures:

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#6 posted 09-21-2009 06:40 AM

Hey you got a new saw, congrats. No one will know your saw better than you. You’ll cherish these moments, someday, when the pain subsides.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#7 posted 09-21-2009 01:44 PM

After its assemble you have to fab. a out feed table around everything that hang out the backside of the saw. Also a dust collection fab. unit is in order as well, and then and only then the fun begins. Yes we have walk these step but man having your own saw it worth every minute assembling. Good luck and looking forward to seeing some sweet projects…Blkcherry

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