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Forum topic by Wildvortex posted 10-08-2016 01:35 PM 922 views 1 time favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Wildvortex

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10-08-2016 01:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

I am just about ready to pull the trigger on this one. I would love to hear any bad thoughts about it.

-- Use caution, slow down, and use the tool properly...the ER would love to have your money...don't give it to them.


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cabmaker

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#1 posted 10-08-2016 06:22 PM

bad thoughts ?

I have seen it and touched it

If i were delta…..i would be very embarrassed

Enjoy the journey….JB

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ajshobby

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#2 posted 10-08-2016 07:07 PM

for what it is its a great saw. the only complaints i have are #1 the dust collection isnt that great. I’ve tried using my my fein turbo 2 and my jet 1.5hp dust extractor with this. The jet seems to work better but I have to clean up the area after i use this saw every time. #2 the finish of the cast iron was pretty poor. It was more than flat enough across the table for what i expected however i had to file all the edges. I actually cut myself on the edge of the miter slot accidentally while setting up the saw. I do need to keep a rip blade along with my 50 tooth blade for when i rip 8/4 material but other than that the motor has plenty of power. The blade break does stop the blade fairly quick when turning it off and the riving knife is user friendly. overall its a great saw for the money. I could have easily afforded a better saw but this fit what i needed just fine and am very happy with it.

AJ in Mpls Mn

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Rick M

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#3 posted 10-09-2016 05:27 PM

There are several reviews and threads about these new Delta saws by people who own them.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Wildvortex

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#4 posted 10-09-2016 06:30 PM

Yes Rick I have read about all of them. Most of them are when the saw first came out. I was still in the process of evolving. The fact that only 2 people ha e really jumped on this one says a good bit. I went out and purchased it last night and just finished putting it together and making sure everything is lined up. I have one issue due to the split rail, I square up the fence on the right side of the blade well,. When I go to check square on the left side of the blade the fence is off. This is not by a while lot and I know if I wanted to I could fight with it for a while and get it right but I really would seldomly have the fence on that side for a cut. I am talking about 1/2 a mm anyway. At some time I might take the rail to a machine shop and get it copied as a single piece or just have them weld the two together. I just have to stress the importance of it all being straight. Anyway, I know I will love it over the used delta shop master I bought first.

-- Use caution, slow down, and use the tool properly...the ER would love to have your money...don't give it to them.

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Woodbum

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#5 posted 10-09-2016 07:53 PM

”I am just about ready to pull the trigger on this one. I would love to hear any bad thoughts about it.”
Pretty quick on the trigger after asking for advice. Asked on Sat morning and purchased Sat night. I guess with one good comment and one bad comment and directions on where to find what you requested you decided that you had all the info you needed. Hope it works out for you OK. Have fun, work safely and good luck.

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

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Wildvortex

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#6 posted 10-09-2016 08:07 PM

Yes it was pretty quick but besides this forum I have one asking about a craftsman saw. I had alot of talk about this saw there and comments on other reviews. Having a good review from a retired engineer looked pretty good to.
It’s a solid machine and really the only frustrating part of assembly is getting the rails and extension plates setup correctly. They have now marked the hardware packages and included a quick assembly guide which tells you what package to use. It took me about 3 hours to put it together, basically with one hand ( I chopped up my left hand with a RC airplane prop requiring stitches on Thursday evening). I havn’t used it much due to my hand and trying to keep it clean. I only ran a small piece of plywood through. It is a quiet machine.

-- Use caution, slow down, and use the tool properly...the ER would love to have your money...don't give it to them.

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ajshobby

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#7 posted 10-09-2016 09:14 PM

i clamped the back guide to the front rail when i tightened the screws and it came out great using my lee valley straight edge to reference. Don’t over think it wildv and don’t listen to the negative folks around here. Just because it isn’t a true cabinet saw doesn’t mean it will not work for what your needs are. This saw wouldn’t hold up to high use but is fine for hobby use. I have owned a unisaw in the past and for what i do its completely unnecessary. I have had this saw now for over a year and it does everything I need it to and takes up a smaller footprint. Good luck and enjoy the saw.

AJ in Mpls MN

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Wildvortex

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#8 posted 10-09-2016 10:49 PM

Thanks AJ, I am sure it going to be worth while. At this point I am only looking at bird house’s and work around the house. Some day I might tackle kitchen cabinets for the Mrs. She deserves them. After all she does put up with me.

-- Use caution, slow down, and use the tool properly...the ER would love to have your money...don't give it to them.

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rwe2156

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#9 posted 10-10-2016 12:18 PM

A Yugo is better than a bicycle.

As long at it gets you where you want to go, that’s the main thing. ;-)

No, the main thing is be safe. Spend some time watching a few safety videos. Underpowered machines and dull blades will get you hurt much quicker.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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Wildvortex

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#10 posted 10-10-2016 01:19 PM

While this is my first table saw I own…other than the used piece of junk shopmaster, I am not new to either table saws or power tools. I just have decided to finally buy one and try some other things than house and barn construction. I have never really did fine construction. Yes, they are very dangerous when not properly cared for and sharp.

-- Use caution, slow down, and use the tool properly...the ER would love to have your money...don't give it to them.

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#11 posted 10-11-2016 01:14 PM



A Yugo is better than a bicycle.

As long at it gets you where you want to go, that s the main thing. ;-)

No, the main thing is be safe. Spend some time watching a few safety videos. Underpowered machines and dull blades will get you hurt much quicker.

- rwe2156

Haha! This is pretty much why I bought the saw!

OP, one thing I’ve found in the 8 months or so I’ve had mine, the fence face tends to distort a little over time. I think the aluminum is a little on the thin side, so mine has some deflection in the middle. But this is pretty easily remedied by adding an auxiliary fence. That said, I only ever use my fence to the right of the blade, and I have an INCRA cross-cut sled/miter gauge that I use otherwise, and the precision is great for the price of the saw/accessories.

As for the less than perfect dust collection, it’s a valid complaint, but considering I was going from an open back/bottom craftsman with the motor hanging out the back, this is worlds better. Overall, I’ve used it quite a bit, and really enjoy it. But yeah, if I were working with anything larger than 1x stock, I would definitely want more power.

Hope you enjoy it!

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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Runner

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#12 posted 10-11-2016 01:39 PM

I tried using a 3/4” dado stack on my 36-725. I will never cut that thick again…the blade nut fell off while cutting. It made a lot of noise and damaged my dado blade, but luckily no harm done to machine or myself. I think the arbor is just not long enough to allow for proper tightening with a 3/4” dado. Anyone else feel the arbor is just a little too short?

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weathersfuori

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#13 posted 10-11-2016 02:47 PM

Runner- you’ve got me thinking now… I recently tried this as well (although technically my dado was 11/16”), and was a little nervous when installing the stack because I couldn’t add the flange and the nut on there together… the nut just wasn’t on the arbor far enough for my liking… so instead of using the flange, I added a spacer from the dado set on the outside of the outer blade, thinking that it would essentially act like a flange. When I did that, the nut was all the way on the arbor although it was basically flush with the end of the arbor. I just tightened it really good and didn’t have any problems at all…. BUT I’m curious to hear from others too if that was an accident waiting to happen.

-- Weathersfuori, Texas, www.facebook.com/f5creations

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#14 posted 10-11-2016 02:57 PM

The Delta 10 in 13 amp 36-725 is a lousy basketball player.

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Wildvortex

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#15 posted 10-11-2016 04:12 PM

I don’t believe I will be doing any dados of that size but if I did I guess I would just do a 1/2 and a 1/4 or something. I guess I will see in the future but for now I am happy.

-- Use caution, slow down, and use the tool properly...the ER would love to have your money...don't give it to them.

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