I’m just getting started in woodworking, so I bought a table saw. I purchased a Delta 10” Contractor’s Saw. When I finally got it (4 weeks after the order went to Delta), it was missing a bunch of hardware. I tried to remedy this through Delta, but I was told the “parts” wouldn’t be available until late May. (I originally ordered my saw in early February.) After getting that horrible response, followed by a real lack of concern on Delta’s (or the tool store’s part), I gave up, went to the big box store nearby, and bought accpetable (I hope) replacement parts on my own.
Just this week I finished the assembly. The cast iron top needed lots of grease cleaned off and a good coat of wax applied. Today I checked the alignment of the arbor (3/100” out of square) and the fence (2/100” out of square) with my buddy’s alignment tool. I hope they’re are square enough for amateur work. Comments on this would be appreciated.
I just noticed that I put some gouges in the table top today. I didn’t notice them before now. This drives me crazy. What can I do to remedy this? I guess I should expect this type of thing to happen as the saw gets older. Please correct me if I’m wrong.
Anyways, I’ve turned the saw on a couple of times, but haven’t had the time (or a good reason) to cut anything (hopefully not my fingers) yet.
Here’s my new baby. (Actually, I have a baby on the way. Hopefully I can use this saw and a few more tools that I still want to buy to build a nice small dresser for her.)
-- Joshua, Olathe, Kansas