|Forum topic by lburgwin||posted 05-28-2016 02:49 PM||421 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
05-28-2016 02:49 PM
Greetings! Long time lurker, but first time poster here. I’ve got an issue with a Delta T3 Fence/Rail system installation, so figured it was time to sign up and ask you all.
I have a Delta 34-410 TS, and until yesterday, it was sporting the original round rails and JetLock fence. The fence looked like someone pounded fence posts with it, so it needed changing. I purchased a Delta T3 fence and rail system, however, the bolts that attach the front guide rail to the saw are not the size I need.
The original rail bolted directly to the cast iron portion of the table. The cast iron itself was drilled and tapped for what looks like 7/16-18 bolt. The schematic is here: http://www.toolpartsdirect.com/delta-34-410-10-quot-contractor-s-saw.html and the bolt is labeled as part 10 in the schematic “Special Screw #422-04-112-500”
The bolts that came with the rail to attach are 5/16-18. These will work fine for the wings, but not for the holes in the cast iron. As you can see in the schematic, the way they mount in the cast iron does not allow for a lock washer and nut to be attached behind.
Have any of you encountered this? The obvious answer here is for me to find the proper size flat head bolts to thread in there and try out, but I’m worried that the heads will sit too proud in the rail, thus not allowing the fence to slide back and forth.
Thanks in advance for any insight or thoughts you all have.
PS: All the holes DO indeed line up.