Weird Alignment issue on Delta 36-725

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Forum topic by Amphigory posted 12-27-2015 01:23 AM 783 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-27-2015 01:23 AM

Topic tags/keywords: delta 36-725 table saw alignment

I just got a Delta 36-725 after years of using a $200 Craftsman. This is my first remotely “good” Table Saw since high school shop class. I’ve just finished assembling it, and there is some sort of very strange alignment issue going on. I’ve aligned the fence to the miter slot, and am trying to align the blade to the miter slot. I don’t have a dial indicator, so I’m just using a combination square. I put the combination square in the miter slot to the left of the blade, extender it until one of the teeth on the blade touches the steel rule on the combination square, lock it, and then test on the back.

When I do this from the [b]left[/b] miter slot, the rear is about 1/32” (perhaps as much as 1/16) wider from the miter slot than the rear. When I do it from the [b]right[/b] miter slot, it’s dead on. The only thing I can think of is that maybe the left miter slot is mis-machined, which seems unlikely and would REALLY suck. It also seems vaguely possible that there’s some sort of blade warpage, but that too seems unlikely since it runs very smoothly.

Any suggestions? Ideas? Anybody ever seen anything like this before? Delta, of course, is not in since it’s Saturday.

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#1 posted 12-27-2015 04:05 AM

Don’t go to the teeth use the bottom of the gullet between the teeth. If none carbide blade tooth set coul be causing this. Carbide blade could be differences in thickness of carbide or place ment of carbide when welded on.
Or use the same tooth front and rear.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 12-27-2015 04:18 AM

You need to rotate blade and measure from same tooth when at front and then at rear.

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#3 posted 12-29-2015 06:28 PM

Thanks guys, that was helpful. I was very puzzled because it seemed to be cutting fine.

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