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Forum topic by Trey posted 07-12-2015 04:37 AM 826 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-12-2015 04:37 AM

Well, after shopping and reading long enough, i bought a 21833 today. I wanted the Delta 36-725. Lowes proved to be annoying with ordering, and in the end, it was going to take a month or two to get it.

The trunnion issue has been fixed. As long as I back off the knob, my readings stay true. I already have an Incra miter gauge for it. I’ve had that for over a year, and am finally glad to use it.

The only issue I have had so far is the set screw on the motor pulley. Fixed it twice, still backed off, so I added some loctite the third time. We’ll see if that helps.

I’m looking forward to making good, repeatable cuts.

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#1 posted 07-12-2015 10:22 AM

If the set screw loosens again, check for a second set screw underneath the top one and tighten that too if there is one. Congrats on the new saw.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#2 posted 07-12-2015 01:17 PM

Loctite it. But red the direction first and choose the right one.

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#3 posted 07-12-2015 01:32 PM

I’m glad they fixed that problem. I read somewhere that the problem was most likely caused by the product being dropped/damaged in transit. Can’t remember where I found it earlier.

Dayton Electric, the maker of this saw, along with some other outlets, has a solid reputation of doing excellent work.

I’m surprised thought, that it has a 15 Amp motor. I would have thought it might have had at least a 17 Amp, or higher rating. My old 1981 Craftsman has a 17 Amp motor.

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#4 posted 07-12-2015 01:44 PM

About the loctite, I have always said, Red, you’re dead. That stuff wont come loose without a lot of heat and persuasion. If you want back in sometime use the blue.

-- Jesse, West Lafayette, Indiana

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#5 posted 07-12-2015 02:37 PM

Congrats on the new saw!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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