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Forum topic by lumberjuniorvarsity posted 12-16-2015 08:24 AM 431 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-16-2015 08:24 AM

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to say ‘hi’ and thanks to everyone who contributes here. I’ve been lurking and learning for a while, and have greatly benefited from the contributions of others.

I just got the Delta 36-725 and am going through the assembly process and have a couple questions.

- Does anyone else have a difficult time just accessing the screws for the riving knife alignment? The screw heads are located juuuust too far over to get the allen wrench to seat properly. I have to lower the saw blade down, grip the allen wrench with a vise-grips (to keep it from falling into the assembly below – which has happened several times) and that kind of works. But is there a better way?

- Measured the blade alignment by measuring the distance from miter slot to saw blade tooth and found a significant gap (about 4 – dollar bills worth), so I went to remove the back panel and stripped out the first screw head! Tried unscrewing the next one, and the next one, and the final one without stripping them but can’t get them to budge. And I don’t have any WD-40 at the moment, so I’m kind of “stuck”.

I’ve done many searches, but can’t find any info on either of these issues.

If this has been covered before and I’m missing it, I’d appreciate a link to the post/discussion.

Anyway, I’m excited to get this thing fired up soon!


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#1 posted 12-16-2015 12:00 PM

This is good write-up by another member here, thetinman. 36-725 alignment

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#2 posted 12-16-2015 01:22 PM

Thanks, hotbyte. I should have written that I’ve been referencing his writeup (and some others) extensively – they’re incredibly helpful! He didn’t addressed my specific problems, though, which I find odd because his writeup is otherwise incredibly detailed.


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