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Delta TS Setup #1: Just got my new 36-725

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Blog entry by jesinfla posted 05-15-2015 09:37 PM 1289 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m going to attempt to document the installation and setup of my Delta 36-725 – Just picked it up today, and hopefully tonight or tomorrow I’ll get started on putting it together and setting it up.

Here are some pics along the way.

Step 1 – the box – weighing in at 200+ lbs. – rolled it out of the truck lol

The Unpack…

More to come after I read the “destructions” :)

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(



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#1 posted 05-15-2015 09:59 PM

Congrats !.....Heard good things about this Delta…..

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#2 posted 05-16-2015 01:11 AM

Thanks kdc68 – had to return the saw already LOL

After unpacking, at Step 1 to attach the legs the legs were skewed and wouldn’t fit the inserts. Appear the weld was off and so the legs were unable to get squared.

Lowes is getting me another one delivered on Sunday so no woodworking this weekend :(

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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#3 posted 05-17-2015 02:47 AM

Geez….well at least Lowes will deliver you a new one and return the 1st one…....

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#4 posted 05-18-2015 12:06 AM

Ok, we’re back on again – I got the saw today and am working on getting it together.

Pics will come shortly – You know one thing that could seriously be improved on is the instructions and labeling the parts – the parts are not labeled, the screws etc are not labeled which makes the build/construction of this monster more difficult than it has to be!

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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#5 posted 05-18-2015 03:30 AM

Clear and concise instructions and labeling for assembly ??.....What fun would that be…..lol….good luck

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#6 posted 05-18-2015 02:59 PM

All done, setup and squared – it was spot on out of the box so no adjustments were needed so far – I haven’t checked the 45 degree yet, but I did cut a piece of scrap.

Rails done

Reset the extensions no more “bump” in the slide

All done and leveled

I opted not to put the guard on at the moment, although I did fit it and set it up since I need to remake my sled now.

The removal of the pawls, knife and guard are so much freaking easier than my old saw. Old time to remove and setup the knife 15-20 mins, new time… < 3 mins start to finish to do all 3 at once!

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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#7 posted 05-18-2015 04:40 PM

Nice !.....You could put a router table in that dead space to the right of the blade…...I say that because a lot of woodworkers think it’s practical and space saving and I know you weren’t real thrilled with bench top router table you made…..Anyway congrats !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#8 posted 04-09-2016 04:53 PM



Nice !.....You could put a router table in that dead space to the right of the blade…...I say that because a lot of woodworkers think it s practical and space saving and I know you weren t real thrilled with bench top router table you made…..Anyway congrats !

- kdc68

This router piece still eludes me – guess it’s way above my abilities – I’ve seen others but have yet to figure out how to measure it, create it etc.

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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#9 posted 04-09-2016 05:10 PM

This may help. Just go one step further and add a router
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http://lumberjocks.com/projects/78829

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#10 posted 04-09-2016 07:34 PM



This may help. Just go one step further and add a router
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http://lumberjocks.com/projects/78829

- kdc68


Wow thx – thats a great looking project I actually might be able to accomplish LOL

Guess the thing that was throwing me off was the cross member – it has to be removed – an AHA moment LOL

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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#11 posted 04-09-2016 07:44 PM


This may help. Just go one step further and add a router
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http://lumberjocks.com/projects/78829

- kdc68

Wow thx – thats a great looking project I actually might be able to accomplish LOL

Guess the thing that was throwing me off was the cross member – it has to be removed – an AHA moment LOL

- jesinfla

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If it were me, I’d relocate the cross member out of the way of the router. Perhaps adding another. One on each side of the router. The weight of the router plus the hole for the bit to pass through may cause the top to sag. I would definitely do another cross member if I used a router table plate. But I tend to overkill. An example of a router table plate is in the link below
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http://www.rockler.com/rockler-phenolic-router-plates

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#12 posted 04-09-2016 08:24 PM

Makes sense – thanks – and thanks for the link to the plates – those are pretty pricey :(

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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#13 posted 04-09-2016 08:38 PM

What brand is your router ? I have a plate I’m not using anymore…... Picture is from a Craigslist ad….obviously it didn’t sell and still have it….Anodized aluminum plate that comes with what you see here…has pre-drilled holes for DeWalt DW621 and DW621K, Craftsman Standard, Freud FT 1700E and 1702VCEK routers. The black ring is sized 1-1/2”. Rockler still sells other sizes. Originally around $50.00….I’ll let it go for $25.00 plus shipping….We done this before….maybe this will work out for you unlike the dc fittings….
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http://www.rockler.com/insert-with-1-1-2-opening

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#14 posted 04-09-2016 09:13 PM

Cool – right now I have 2 routers – the free standing is an old craftsman, the other is from HF and came with the router table which was on sale this month.

I’ll check the craftsman for the model – going out shopping for a few

Thanks for all the help

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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#15 posted 04-09-2016 09:26 PM


Cool – right now I have 2 routers – the free standing is an old craftsman, the other is from HF and came with the router table which was on sale this month.

I ll check the craftsman for the model – going out shopping for a few

Thanks for all the help

- jesinfla


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No problem !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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