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Forum topic by jer007 posted 06-05-2017 02:18 PM 376 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jer007

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06-05-2017 02:18 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw question

I was in the market for a new table saw and after reading many reviews settled on the Delta 36-725. Getting the saw was a challenge I’m in Manitoba Canada and the nearest Lowe’s with the saw in stock was in Fargo North Dakota, approximately 4 hours away, plus my passport’s expired. Anyway, I was fortunate enough to have family headed to Edmonton who were able to pick it up for me. The reason I mention the geography is because I’m having issues and returning the saw is logistically not an option. The nearest Lowe’s in Canada is about a 6 hour drive away.

Anyway, Once they returned with the saw I was excited and began assembling as soon as possible. I followed the instructions and took into account the reviews and comments I’d read about the saw to ensure that I had the best setup possible. Today I was ready to get the saw into alignment and put it to work. When I checked the blade alignment I was out by almost 1/8”. No biggie, I’ve watched enough video’s on how to adjust the blade alignment that it shouldn’t be an issue. I was wrong. There wasn’t enough room to move the motor to get it into alignment. After working at it for some time we loosened the riving knife assembly which then gave us the room to move the blade into alignment. Because it got so tight, aligning the riving knife was extremely difficult but after a couple of hours (yes, hours!) everything was inline. The only positive is that the fence was perfectly square so I didn’t have to touch that.

The next issue arose when I put the throat plate back on. The kerf of the blade is catching on the throat plate (see pictures below.) It seems that the entire motor assemble needs to move over about 1/8” to give me the space I need. I can’t figure out if or how this would be possible. I am hoping that someone here will be able to help me figure this issue out. If not, I’ll be calling Delta tomorrow once they open. Hopefully we can get some resolution that doesn’t involve me driving 6+ hours to try and do an exchange.

Thanks!




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#1 posted 06-05-2017 02:35 PM

Weird. Mine comes up right in center of the throat plate slot. Its like the arbor doesn’t protrude enough. Hope it get it resolved…for the cost, it is a decent saw.

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#2 posted 06-05-2017 03:12 PM

I don’t think it’s the arbor but rather being able to adjust the alignment for the front of the blade. Before aligning it did move freely. I had to pull the back in so far to align it that I lost all of that space. I’m hoping there’s a way to do a front alignment. I’ll be calling delta today to see if they can assist.

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#3 posted 06-05-2017 03:14 PM

The only thing I can think of is the top is not aligned on the trunnion correctly. I’m not sure of the amount of play in the bolt holes in the trunnion where it bolts to the top.

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#4 posted 06-05-2017 03:15 PM

Gotcha.

Thinking about it, I kind of remember someone here with a similar issue.

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