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jwyant

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05-09-2016 01:47 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw

Hello fellow forum members. Well, I am so excited to have purchased my first ever table saw, the Delta 35-725. I have not completed the assembly yet and I just noticed that the bevel measurement curved sticker, that is on the front panel, fell off and is on the floor.

I want to make sure that the guide is accurate. I’m sort of freaking out now that it will not be true. I have not gone through any square/tuning steps yet.

How can I assure that the sticker is put back on correctly?

Thanks!!!


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Woodchuck2010

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#1 posted 05-09-2016 01:56 AM

Pretty sure once you get it set up, raise the blade all the way up. Using a square, adjust it to 90*. Place the sticker back on making sure it aligns with the pointer on the bevel wheel. Maybe use some glue or more thin double sick tape to secure it.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#2 posted 05-09-2016 02:03 AM

This might help you as well:

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#3 posted 05-09-2016 10:45 AM

Also, the indicator is adjustable so you don’t have to be perfect with re-attachment. I only us mine to get close and use a Wixey or square.

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#4 posted 05-09-2016 11:22 AM

It is only meant to be an approximate guide for setting bevels. I would never just accept the angle as shown on this low tech part of the saw. Set up your saw bevel cuts with a drafting triangle, a protractor and bevel gauge or better yet with an electronic “tilt box” such as the Wixey unit as shown in the post above. This , IMHO is one of the best advances to machine set up EVER. Get one and you will not be disappointed. Good luck, work safely and have fun!

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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#5 posted 05-09-2016 07:49 PM



It is only meant to be an approximate guide for setting bevels. I would never just accept the angle as shown on this low tech part of the saw. Set up your saw bevel cuts with a drafting triangle, a protractor and bevel gauge or better yet with an electronic “tilt box” such as the Wixey unit as shown in the post above. This , IMHO is one of the best advances to machine set up EVER. Get one and you will not be disappointed. Good luck, work safely and have fun!

- Woodbum

Ditto. I couldn’t be more happy with the Wixey that I use with my Delta 36-725. It really makes a difference.

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teejk02

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#6 posted 05-09-2016 09:42 PM

It is only meant to be an approximate guide for setting bevels. I would never just accept the angle as shown on this low tech part of the saw. Set up your saw bevel cuts with a drafting triangle, a protractor and bevel gauge or better yet with an electronic “tilt box” such as the Wixey unit as shown in the post above. This , IMHO is one of the best advances to machine set up EVER. Get one and you will not be disappointed. Good luck, work safely and have fun!

- Woodbum

Ditto. I couldn t be more happy with the Wixey that I use with my Delta 36-725. It really makes a difference.

- SlickTX

Kinda requires the saw to be perfectly level to the floor doesn’t it? Or do you calibrate to zero on the table and then move the blade? Dunno about the newer Deltas but the old ones wanted that blade alignment to be done with a simple tri-square…positive stops at zero and 45 accomplished with a small recessed set screw on the table that I actually forget was there.

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jwyant

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#7 posted 05-10-2016 01:37 AM

I would think that having the set to zero button would allow you to zero it out even if the table was a bit off.

Today, I believe I was able to get the blade alignment and the 45 and 0 degree stops set correctly using my combo square. I then started to install the front rail but ran out of time. :).

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