|Forum topic by djcscott60||posted 12-29-2015 12:12 AM||541 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
12-29-2015 12:12 AM
I am new to posting on this page, but after reading for a while I thought this group would be of some.
I recently acquired a Delta 36-431 contractor saw with Beisemeyer fence used on Craigslist. I went through all of the procedures to align the blade, and even talked to a senior tech at Delta during the process. He had me align the two long rods, and it resulted in my blade being within 3 thousandths aligned.
I build myself a massive mobile cabinet/ base to house my saw and router. At first, the saw vibrated like crazy. I added a segmented blade and now a nickel stands perfectly still (through start up and shut down).
My problem lies in some sort of vibration from the saw “guts”. When ripping, especially hard Maple, my cuts look so terrible (saw marks) I doubt I could re-glue the pieces. I can feel the chattering. I upgraded to a Forest rip blade (from a Freud combo blade) and it only helped a little.
I can grab the motor, and push the blade back and forth nearly .010” each direction. In the pictures, I have a blue arrow for how I push on it, and a red arrow for the piece that moves. I also show the way I am measuring this.
It may be useful to note 2 things: the knob to lock the blade height does not work; I can still easily adjust the height. I also have VERY minimal clearance between the belt the the underside of the table when the blade is at its max height (see photo).
Does anyone have any insight as to what is causing this, and how to fix it? I am only assuming someone else has faced the same issue at least once. My father has the same saw (and blade) and it works perfectly.