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Forum topic by AAANDRRREW posted 10-11-2016 05:18 PM 211 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AAANDRRREW

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10-11-2016 05:18 PM

I’ve owned my Delta 36-725 for a year now and I’d say I’m very happy with the saw thus far. I’m just beginning to dable in wordworking, but for what I’ve done (and what my wife’s expectations are) it has come through just fine.

The only problem I have with the saw is the wheels. My garage is a little limited on space, mainly due to my other hobbies and kids toys, so the saw normally lives underneath my work bench and gets pulled out when I need it. This isn’t the biggest issue, but getting it under there is a pain because of the two fixed wheels on one side and the caster on the other side, giving it a “shopping cart” steering system.

Has anyone modified or can think of a way to modify this so I can wheel it in all directions, similar to the Rigid table saw? I got this saw over others because of the quality and not as many alignment issues, but I sure hate wrestling it back under my tool bench.

I tried to think of a couple ways to get casters in place of the fixed wheels, but I see no way reasonably feasible yet.


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Carloz

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#1 posted 10-12-2016 05:46 PM

Put a piece of linoleum under your bench and maybe wax it. Then the saw will just slide in and out easily.

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WhyMe

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#2 posted 10-12-2016 06:25 PM

The problem I see with having swivel wheels (even when locked) on the fixed wheel side is the saw will be able to move a bit because the wheels can still swivel. I tried this on my lathe that had two fixed wheels on one end and it didn’t work because the wheels could still swivel even though not roll. If you could mount swivel wheels that have the ability to be raised and lowered would work.

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#3 posted 10-12-2016 06:31 PM

I tried this on my lathe that had two fixed wheels on one end and it didn’t work because the wheels could still swivel even though not roll.

Probably should have used some double locking casters – won’t roll or swivel when locked.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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WhyMe

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#4 posted 10-12-2016 07:45 PM



I tried this on my lathe that had two fixed wheels on one end and it didn’t work because the wheels could still swivel even though not roll.

Probably should have used some double locking casters – won t roll or swivel when locked.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Well.. there’s the answer. Can’t say I knew those double locking existed. That’s what I get for going to Lowes, Harbor Frieght, and Norhtrern Tools looking for locking casters.

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