|Forum topic by jwyant||posted 05-12-2016 09:13 PM||802 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
05-12-2016 09:13 PM
Well, this will be quick, but I wanted to provide some feedback on my build of the Delta 36-725. I am not going to get into WHY I picked this TS, but I can say, my first impression…..I LOVE this saw!
Now, there are some things you should know about me. One, I am by no means an expert in ANYTHING woodworking, heck, this is the first table saw I have ever purchased, built and used. If you have seen my other posts, I recently built a mudroom system for my wife, and I was hooked. The craftsmanship, the tools, the accomplishment is what I love.
So, about the saw. I did the research on TS…I was going to buy the Dewalt 7480 but then for a $100 more, I could get a much better solution (long term). So I moved into hybrid type saws…and it was between the delta 36-725 or the Rigid R4512. The most important feature for me was the fence and its accuracy. Long story short, the Delta won.
Off to Youtube I went watching assembly videos, what the heck did I get myself into…..I mean it seemed like there were no assembly videos that did not curse or complain about the crazy build instructions and how much of a PITA it was to get the rails and fence system correct. Here are the 2 that really helped me:
Now that I am done, the build was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Yea, the quality is not GREAT, but for me, it was great. I dont mind getting something cheaper and sacrifice in quality a bit, especially since it is my first table saw. The rail system was not that hard to do. What worked for me was the following:
Now that I am done, I cut my first piece, WOW….it is SO smooth and QUIET. Oh, I installed a Diablo 50T thin kerf blade, so I needed to adjust guide window a bit. Also, I did not have much adjusting on the blade alignment. Videos out there are good and do a great job of explaining how to get it all setup. I bought a Wixey 300 and it makes a world of difference in the confidence that the blade is at X degrees.
Its been a fun build and the reason for me writing this to let anyone who reads this, DONT be intimidated by some of the reviews out there about how HARD the assembly is. This is the first time I have assembled a Table saw….and It was not that bad….challenging at times, but that builds the love and respect for the tool!
It is super quiet….did I mention that…..so much that I was like…really, that is it? :)
Well, off the design my work bench and cut some thin white sheets to cover the underside of some cabinets I installed in the laundry room last weekend.
Thank you for all the help fellow members!